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City Planning, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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To deal with the complex problems of urban environment, city planners require considerable skills, knowledge and insight, plus the ability to understand the social, economic, physical, and political interrelationships, which characterize urban goals and problems. Beyond the nature of such plans, city planners must also be prepared to make day-to-day decisions that affect the well being of urban inhabitants. The ability to surmount the increasing challenges of planning can be greatly assisted by considering Geographic Information System (GIS) and related information technology, early in planning education. 

The field of City Planning attempts to investigate and provide solutions to planning problems with a view towards shaping the current and future urban environment. Thus, city planners develop such solutions by moving systematically through a time-related process requiring defining goals, analyzing information, formulating plans, setting priorities, and designing programs of actions.  In the public sector, city planners are found in municipalities and numerous government agencies. Increasingly, city planners are moving into various private sector jobs, such as consultant firms, utility companies, development companies, financial institutions, national and regional commercial corporations, research organizations, and special interest groups. Being able to work in these different areas is thus assisted by the knowledge that GIS is an intermediary platform that mediates various disciplines and professions.


We believe that King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals offers people like you an outstanding opportunity to make your mark as a faculty member and further your academic career in an exciting and dynamic environment. You will enjoy excellent teaching facilities and the chance to teach the top 5% of students in the kingdom. In addition, academics at KFUPM have access to some of the highest funded research programs for in various disciplines of science & engineering anywhere in the world. We also encourage members of faculty to develop individual research projects which could potentially lead to ground-breaking innovations in the energy and high tech sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Urban Survey Methods
  • Quantitative Methods in Planning
  • Intro to Environmental Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Intro to Cartog. & Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • Planning Workshop 

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • He should have earned the secondary school certificate, or its equivalent from inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • He should have majored in the natural sciences only.
  • He should have obtained the secondary school certificate in a period of less than 3 years prior to the date of application, i.e, he should have graduated this year or last year.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Dhahran

  • 2665 - 3000 SAR/month
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