In training students, the 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 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, summer training and a senior project. Laboratory experience exposes the students to the instrumentation, design, engineering practice, and construction of electrical and electronic devices and circuits. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of –the-art equipment. This is complemented by a summer employment program in which the student undergoes industrial training. Team work and design aspects are further emphasized through the senior project.

The curriculum and the courses in our program undergo continuous evaluation and updating 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 electrical engineering, the student is qualified to take up responsible employment or engage in higher studies by enrolling in a graduate program. Numerous work opportunities for electrical engineers exist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and overseas, where graduates may work in the areas of communications – including telephony, internet services, and point-to-point radio and television, as well as the areas of power engineering, electrical installation, broadcasting, microwave, satellite, and mobile communications. Graduates are also employed by industry for work in information processing, computers, and in 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 “Electrical Engineering” is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (