Programs

Introduction

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).