The Applied Mechanical Engineering (AME) curriculum 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 AME curriculum aims at developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills using the principles of science and mathematics. In the second semester of the junior year each AME student is required to go on a 15-week program of internship industry experience. After completion of his internship training each student is required to submit a formal internship report and make an oral presentation of his internship experience. In the senior year the students have sufficient flexibility to select ME 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 spread over two 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 AME 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 AME 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 AME graduates in both the short and long term.

  • Program Accreditation

The undergraduate program Bachelor of Science (BS) in “Applied Mechanical Engineering” is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (