The civil engineering department was established in 1979. The first Civil engineering graduates of 1985 were only seven. Since then, the department has grown immensely in terms of number of students, staff and facilities. The average annual intake of students is approximately 60. The number of students affiliated to the department is 269 out of a total of 1171 students in the Engineering Faculty as a whole. The department has a total of eleven full-time teaching staff in addition to 3 teaching assistants and technicians.
the years, the department has continuously reviewed and updated its teaching
policy and taught courses to respond to the new teaching trends internationally
as well as to meet the requirements of the local market. This resulted in a
reduction in credit hours
requirements from 170 to 160 and the introduction of advanced courses in one of
three concentration areas, namely, Structures, Water and Transportation. The
Department is currently working jointly with the Architectural Department on a
fourth concentration in Building Engineering.