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 (