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
Engineering programs in the US.