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 History of ARE Department

​About Architectural Engineering Department  
 
The KFUPM's Architectural Engineering Department was originally established in 1975 under the College of Engineering Sciences. In 1980, the program formed the nucleus of the newly established College of Environmental Design. The program aims to prepare high school graduates for professional engineering careers in the construction industry. 
 
Since its establishment, the Architectural Engineering Department has successfully provided the Saudi Arabian Government as well as private sector with many top quality Architectural Engineers. The Department has since been been recognized internationally by the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This organization which evaluates all Engineering Schools in the US has declared the KFUPM Architectural Engineering Department to be equivalent to the very good Architectural Engineerng programs in the US. 
 
The department is one of four departments in the College of Environmental Design (CED) here at KFUPM. Over the years, we have graduated people who have become successful in their careers. To date, we have graduated over 350 students who have earned the Bachelor of Science degree, while more than 20 students have acquired the Master of Science/Master of Engineering degrees from our department. Our student body is typically made of people from many different nationalities; especially in our graduate program where people from different countries and undergraduate backgrounds come together to learn. Some of our graduate students are also part-timers who have regular jobs in Design, Construction, Maintenance and related companies in the Kingdom. 
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