The graduate programs, offered by the Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) department, have been established at KFUPM since 1984. The objective of the CEM programs is to provide an in-depth coverage of all the established disciplines of construction engineering and management such as engineering management, construction organization and contracts, project management and control, construction methods, cost engineering, etc. It is designed to prepare fresh engineering graduates for professional careers and to enhance the knowledge and skills of those already practicing the discipline. In the CEM programs, the theoretical aspects of the discipline are interwoven with the practical ones so as to provide the synergy necessary for the student to have the option of pursuing an academic and/or professional career in the industry. The Construction Engineering & Management Department offers three graduate programs:
• Master of Science in Construction Engineering & Management,
• Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering & Management,
• Master of Engineering Management.
The Master of Science in CEM option requires the student to complete 30 credit hours, while the Master of Engineering in CEM and Master in Engineering Management option requires 33 credit hours. The Master of Engineering Management program is designed to satisfy the local and global needs of the industry. The program is an interdisciplinary and offers students a wide selection of courses from the Construction Engineering & Management Department, Systems Engineering Department, KFUPM business school as well as selected courses from other departments.
Admission to either program requires fulfilling all requirements of the Deanship of Graduate Studies. In addition, the applicant should meet the following CEM requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent to KFUPM Bachelor’s degree with GPA > 2.5.
• Applicants may have to take extra courses to cover areas of deficiency without graduate credit, if needed.