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 (https://www.abet.org).
Program Educational Objectives
The undergraduate program of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied 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 Applied 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|
|ENGL 214||Academic & Professional Communication||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|
|EE 234||Electronics and Microcontrollers (Non-EE students)||3||0||3|
|EE 235||Electronics and Microcontrollers Lab (Non-EE students)||0||3||1|
|ISE 291||Introduction to Data Science||3||0||3|
|MATH 202||Elements of Differential Equations||3||0||3|
|ME 204||Thermodynamics II||3||0||3|
|ME 218||Introduction to ME Design||1||3||2|
|COE 292||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence||3||0||3|
|IAS 212||Ethics and Governance||2||0||2|
|STAT 319||Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists||2||3||3|
|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 xxx||Islamic/Arabic Elective||2||0||2|
|MATH 371||Introduction to Numerical Computing||2||2||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|
Every student of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Internship 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|
|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 415||3|
|Statics & Strength of Materials||CE 202||3|
|Total Credit Hours 50|
|Mechanical Engineering Electives||Two ME 4xx Courses||6|
|Total Credit Hours 6|
|Total Credit Hours 6|