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Dr. Saiful Islam

PhD (Construction and Project Management), MSc (Construction Engineering and Management), BSc (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Lecturer - Project Management-645606
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Intelligent Systems
120 Spencer Street - Room #12, Level #3
About Me

Dr. Saiful Islam obtained a PhD degree in Construction and Project Management from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)- Australia. He has an MSc degree in Construction Engineering and Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, and a B.Sc. (Engg.) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh. His Ph.D. project was on modeling cost overrun risks in power plant projects. He has published more than 20 research papers in some leading Construction Management journals and conferences proceedings. He supervised some postgraduate and many undergraduate students. He is a reviewer of some leading journals, including the Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, International Journal of Construction Management, etc. Before joining CQU, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineer and Management at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, for a year. He also worked as a faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, for almost 13 years. He is a project management consultant and serving the industry for 14 years without compromising his academic duties.


Dr. Saiful is both an academic and a professional civil engineer with a particular focus on construction project management. He teaches construction project management courses and does research in this field. His current research focuses on risk and uncertainty assessment for realistic budgeting and scheduling for megaprojects, including but not limited to the power plant, oil and gas projects. He worked as a Principal Investigator of two funded projects. Beyond his academic duties, he worked as a consultant of many civil engineering projects under the Center for Research Testing and Consultancy (CRTC) of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of SUST. He has also been working as an independent consultant of privately funded building projects. His expertise extends to cost estimation and management, project scheduling, risk and uncertainty management, and decision analysis under uncertain project environment.

Universities Studied At

Queensland University of Technology- Australia

King Fahd University of Technology- Saudi Arabia

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology- Bangladesh

Universities Worked At

Queensland University of Technology- Australia

King Fahd University of Technology- Saudi Arabia

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology- Bangladesh


1. International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) offered by Australian Government for Pursuing Ph.D. in QUT, Australia (2015-2018).

2. QUT Postgraduate Research Award for Pursuing Ph.D. in QUT, Australia (2015-2018).

3. QUT Excellent Top-up Scholarship for Pursuing Ph.D. in QUT, Australia (2015-2018).

4. Saudi Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship for pursuing M.Sc. at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (2012-2014).

5. Undergraduate Merit Scholar pursuing B.Sc. degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SUST (2001-2004). 

Previous teaching

Project Management (SUST, Bangladesh); Project Planning and Implementation (SUST, Bangladesh); Cost Estimation (SUST, Bangladesh); Details of Construction (SUST, Bangladesh); Project Risk Management (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia); Construction Contracting and Administration (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia); Decision Analysis (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia). 

Professional Experience

One year full-time work experience as a Project Engineering supervising a large building construction project; about a decade to serve the community as a Project Management consultant providing various services, for instance, project cost estimation, planning and scheduling, project risk assessment and management, construction supervision, service performance assessment and structural quality assessment of existing buildings etc. 

Professional Memberships

Member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). Membership no. 24502.

Professional Interests

Dr. Islam is interested to supervise postgraduate research students. He is accepting postgraduate research students from home and abroad. He is also keen to make research collaboration with the researchers align to his research areas. 

Consultancy Work

Intended to serve the community through various consultancy works including decision analysis under uncertain and critical project environment; risk assessment; project performance analysis etc.

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3302 Building
  • 3399 Other Built Environment and Design
  • 4005 Civil Engineering
  • 4602 Artificial intelligence

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Built Environment And Design

Building - Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Project Management with particular attention in project risk and uncertainty management, project time and cost management, project performance monitoring and management.

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