About Civil Engineering Department

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the College of Engineering, Northern Border University, in 2007. The department provides a single program, the Civil Engineering Program, which grants a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. The program's first batch graduated in 2012-2013 /1433-1434 AH. The Accreditation Board accredited the program for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 2018. The program was also submitted for accreditation from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA), and accreditation visit was in February 2023.

Dr. Mohammed Maady Algahtany
Head of Department

College Programs

Program NamePathCollegesDepartmentLocationProgram DegreeNumber of HoursStudy Plan
Civil Engineering program College of EngineeringCivil Engineering DepartmentArarBachelor Programs135

Vision and mission


Civil Engineering Department Vision

We aspire to excellence in civil engineering to contribute to the realisation of the Kingdom's 2030 vision in education, scientific research and community service.


Program Mission 

We provide outstanding engineering education and modern scientific research to graduate competent civil engineers capable of keeping pace with national developments and delivering innovative and sustainable engineering solutions that contribute to society’s advancement and well-being.

Program Goals


PG1: Providing outstanding education consistent with national development needs and covering all aspects of civil engineering.

PG2: Graduating engineers with technical and professional skills required for successful careers in industry or academia.

PG3: Preparing students to be successful role models who inspire their society by instilling in them the values of authenticity, modernity, and responsibility.

PG4: Engaging in scientific research that is both innovative, sustainable, and socially responsible.

PG5: Creating an environment conducive to learning and professional development.

PG6: Contributing to the well-being and advancement of the local and national community.

Program Educational Objectives


  • PEO1. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the areas of Civil Engineering.
  • PEO2. Expand their knowledge and capabilities through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences.
  • PEO3. Apply technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to serve their communities.

Program Learning Outcomes


By the time of graduation, the program's students are expected to demonstrate the following:  


  • a knowledge and an understanding of facts, concepts, principles, theories, and procedures underlying to civil engineering practice.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.