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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics


Physics and Engineering combined degree program is not a very old concept, it is driven by the rapid technological development in different field of engineering where improvement in technology is directly related to deep understanding of science. The unique blend of physics and engineering makes it possible for graduate to work at the interface between science and technology where new discoveries are made and continually being put into practice. While these graduates are proficient applying existing technologies, they are also willing to explore novel approaches and capable of developing new technologies. The excitement and fulfillment of working on innovative challenges will make Electrical Engineering and Physics (EE & PHYS) four-year undergraduate degree program at KFUPM attractive to many students.

This intercollege combined major provides students with a strong foundation in physics and mathematics, together with engineering fundamentals and designs and problem-solving skills. This background prepares them to tackle complex problems in multidisciplinary areas that are at the forefront of 21st-century technology such as solid-state electronic, renewable energy, computational science, quantum science & engineering, nanotechnology, laser and microwave, and any other engineering field that requires a solid background in physics. Because the program emphasizes science, mathematics, and engineering, students are well prepared to pursue graduate work in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, or related fields.

The program is directed toward students interested in fundamental knowledge of physics, together with problem-solving skills and an understanding of engineering. It is designed to address the needs of students seeking innovative careers in today’s technological age. In addition, it allows students to keep their options open between physical sciences and engineering. Therefore, program is carefully designed to address all program objectives.

The program, EE & PHYS, is designed in such a way that to achieve the proposed objectives there is no compromise on the required physics and electrical engineering knowledge at international standard. The program covers almost 80 % of EE and Physics core courses. The program committee ensured that dropped courses have no impact on the objectives of the program and required EE and physics knowledge and skills.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering and Physics is designed to graduate students who are expected to attain (within a few years) of graduation the following PEOs:

  1. secure successful career in industry, government and academia where physics and engineering background provide a valuable foundation, or engage in entrepreneurship.
  2. advance in careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork and communication skills.
  3. pursue professional development through self-learning or pursue advanced degrees in physics, Electrical Engineering and related fields.
Student Outcomes

The Electrical Engineering and Physics (BS) students by the time of gradation will have the ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.