The mechanical engineering program at KFUPM has been designed to provide a broad yet rigorous understanding of core mechanical engineering subjects in thermal sciences, mechanical design, materials science and manufacturing processes in the first three years of study. During these years the ME curriculum aims to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using the principles of science and mathematics. ME students have to take an 8-week Summer Training Program in industry. After completion of his summer training each student is required to submit a formal summer training report. In the senior year, the students have sufficient flexibility to select ME and Technical Electives from a broad spectrum of courses in the areas of thermo-fluids, design and dynamics, or materials and manufacturing. A senior Capstone Design project taken over the two final semesters provides each student with the opportunity to integrate his knowledge of the previous three years, exercise his creativity, enhance his individuality, and develop entrepreneurship skills.
The employment opportunities for ME graduates from KFUPM have been very good and are expected to become even better with the rapid pace of industrialization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Large-scale expansions in the petrochemical, chemical process, and power generation industries will require a growing influx of ME graduates. Also, many ambitious programs in clean water, clean energy, nanotechnology, and nuclear power generation will result in a substantial increase in the demand for ME graduates in the short and long term.
- Program Accreditation
The undergraduate program Bachelor of Science (BS) in “Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering is designed to graduate students who are expected to attain (within a few years) of graduation the following PEOs:
- Knowledge and competencies to pursue a successful career in mechanical engineering, other related fields, or engage in entrepreneurship.
- Continuation of their lifelong learning and professional development through self-study, continuing education, graduate studies, or professional certification.
- Lead and actively participate in efforts to address social, technical and business challenges of the 21st century and in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
The Mechanical Engineering (BS) students by the time of graduation will have the ability to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
|CHEM 101||Principles of Chemical Science I||3||3||4|
|ENGL 101||Introduction to Academic Discourse||3||0||3|
|IAS 121||Language Foundation||2||0||2|
|MATH 101||Calculus I||4||0||4|
|PE 101||Health & Physical Education I||0||2||1|
|PHYS 101||General Physics I||3||3||4|
|CE 202||Statics & Strength of Materials||3||0||3|
|MATH 201||Calculus III||3||0||3|
|ME 203||Thermodynamics I||3||0||3|
|ME 210||Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Graphics||2||3||3|
|ME 216||Materials Science and Engineering||3||0||3|
|ME 217||Materials Lab||0||3||1|
|COE 292||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence||3||0||3|
|EE 234||Electronics and Microcontrollers (Non-EE students)||3||0||3|
|EE 235||Electronics and Microcontrollers Lab (Non-EE students)||0||3||1|
|ME 301||Machine Design I||3||0||3|
|ME 311||Fluid Mechanics||3||0||3|
|ME 322||Manufacturing Processes||3||0||3|
|ME 323||Manufacturing Lab||0||3||1|
|BUS 200||Business & Entrepreneurship||3||0||3|
|CGS 392||Career Essentials||0||2||1|
|IAS 212||Ethics and Governance||2||0||2|
|STAT 319||Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists||2||3||3|
|ME 302||Machine Design II||3||0||3|
|ME 303||Mechanical System Design Lab||0||3||1|
|ME 315||Heat Transfer||3||0||3|
|ME 316||Thermo-Fluid Lab||0||3||1|
|ME 399||Summer Training||0||0||0|
|MATH 371||Introduction to Numerical Computing||2||2||3|
|ME 401||System Dynamics & Control||3||0||3|
|ME 411||Senior Design Project I||0||0||1|
|ME 4xx||ME Elective I||3||0||3|
|ME 4xx||ME Elective II||3||0||3|
|ME 402||Measurements and Control Laboratory||0||3||1|
|GS xxx||GS Elective||3||0||3|
|IAS xxx||Islamic/Arabic Elective||2||0||2|
|ME 412||Senior Design Project II||0||0||2|
|ME 4xx||ME Elective III||3||0||3|
|XE xxx||Technical Elective||3||0||3|
Every student of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Summer Training Option program must complete the following curriculum:
|English||ENGL 101, 102, 214||9|
|Islamic & Arabic Studies||IAS 111, 121, 212, xxx||8|
|Global Studies||GS xxx||3|
|Career Essentials||CGS 392||1|
|Physical Education||PE 101||1|
|Total Credit Hours 22|
|Intro. to Programm. in Python & C||ICS 104||3|
|Introduction to Data Science||ISE 291||3|
|Intro. to Artificial Intelligence||COE 292||3|
|Business & Entrepreneurship||BUS 200||3|
|Total Credit Hours 12|
|Math||MATH 101, 102, 201, 202, 317, STAT 319||20|
|Physics||PHYS 101, 102||8|
|Total Credit Hours 32|
|Statics & Strength of Materials||CE 202||3|
|EE Principles and Applications||EE 234, 235||4|
|Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Graphics||ME 210||3|
|Intro. to Mechanical Engineering Design||ME 218||2|
|Dynamics & Control||ME 201, 401||6|
|Thermodynamics||ME 203, 204||6|
|Machine Design||ME 301, 302||6|
|Mechanical System Design Lab||ME 303||1|
|Materials Science and Engineering||ME 216, 217||4|
|Manufacturing Processes||ME 322, 323||4|
|Fluid Mechanics||ME 311||3|
|Heat Transfer||ME 315||3|
|Thermofluids Lab||ME 316||1|
|Measurements and control Lab.||ME 402||1|
|Senior Design Project||ME 411, 412||3|
|Total Credit Hours 50|
|Mechanical Engineering Electives||Three ME 4xx Courses||9|
|Technical Elective||One XE xxx courses||3|
|Total Credit Hours 12|
|Summer Training||ME 399||1|
|Total Credit Hours 1|