CERTIFICATION OF PRACTICING CIVIL ENGINEERS IN SAUDI ARABIA: AN OPINION SURVEY

CERTIFICATION OF PRACTICING CIVIL ENGINEERS IN SAUDI ARABIA: AN OPINION SURVEY. The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2002.

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Abstract

As the demographic composition of the engineering body in Saudi Arabia comprises a multinational work force who have different academic backgrounds and professional preparedness and who can practice their professions without a license or certificate, it focuses a need for adopting a policy on certification of professional engineers working in Saudi Arabia. With the realism that the issue of certification has national interest and impact, a broad-based survey was conducted as part of a funded project to gauge the opinion of the Civil Engineers working in Saudi Arabia with regard to issues related to certification. The survey results emphatically show that there is almost an unanimous support for certification among all Civil Engineers, Saudis and non-Saudis, who felt that the certification is very important for the profession. The majority of the respondents has indicated that a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering would be acceptable as the minimum academic qualification and that the minimum practical experience required after graduation should not be less than two years. The majority also do not support a mandatory examination for certification for all engineers. With regard to who should administer certification, the majority consensus points to the Engineering Committee in Saudi Arabia as the recommended administrative body for certification.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: College Of Engineering Sciences > Civil Engineering Dept
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2008 11:32
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 16:27
URI: http://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/1556