Electrical Engineering - Internship Option
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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Internship Option


In training students, the Applied Electrical Engineering program emphasizes three aspects. First, subjects in science such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry enable the student to develop the necessary analytical ability and prepare him with a sound scientific foundation. Second, subjects related to humanities and general studies to ensure excellent skills and a broader outlook. Third, subjects that cover the main disciplines in electrical engineering (Energy, Control, Communications, Signal Processing, Electromagnetics, Electronics, and Digital Systems) ensure a broad knowledge of electrical engineering. Students can acquire greater depth and specialization through the choice of EE electives. These three aspects are supported with laboratories, internship training and a senior project. Laboratory experience exposes the students to the instrumentation, design, and construction of electrical and electronic devices and circuits. Team work and design aspects are further emphasized through the senior project. A prominent characteristic of applied electrical engineering is the requirement that students spend 28 weeks in industry, a requirement that is satisfied through the internship program.

The curriculum and the courses in our program undergo continuous evaluation and update to guarantee that our graduates are at the forefront of knowledge in the field. New courses related to wireless communications, renewable energy, etc., have been introduced to match the rapid growth.

After completing the undergraduate program in applied electrical engineering, the student is qualified to take up responsible employment. Numerous work opportunities for applied electrical engineers exist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and overseas, where graduates may work in the areas of communications, including telephony, internet services, radio and television, much of which incorporates the expanding field of microwaves. The areas of power engineering, electrical installation, broadcasting, and education also provide good career opportunities. A large number of graduates are also required by industry for work in information processing, computers, and systems analysis. Other opportunities exist in industrial electronics, instrumentation, manufacturing technology, and training. Some of the graduates go on to pursue their graduate studies towards the MSc or PhD either at KFUPM or at top universities around the world.

  • Program Accreditation

The undergraduate program Bachelor of Science (BS) in “Applied Electrical Engineering” is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (https://www.abet.org).

Program Educational Objectives

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

  1. Attain employment in governmental or private sector, or engage in entrepreneurship.
  2. Advance their careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork and communication skills.
  3. Pursue their professional development through self-learning or pursue advanced degrees.
Student Outcomes

The Applied Electrical Engineering (BS) students by the time of graduation 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.