About the College
A royal decree for
the establishment of the College of Engineering at King Faisal University (KFU)
was issued in the year 2007 G (1428 H). The decree paved the way for the
College to offer engineering education in the following seven programs:
and Environmental Engineering
Fall Semester of the academic year 2009-2010 G (1430/1431 H), the College
started teaching in the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and
Civil Engineering programs. The decision to start with these programs was
based on a market survey of the engineering manpower needs in the Saudi market,
and on the fact that these three programs represent the core general
engineering programs which serve the more specialized programs.
Fall, 2011 and Fall 2013, the College started the Chemical Engineering Program
for male students and the Biomedical Engineering program for female students,
meantime, the college is working on establishing postgraduate programs in
Chemical and Electrical Engineering.
establishment, the College has adopted a scientific approach based on the
principles of strategic planning and quality in higher education in order to
achieve excellence and distinction. In one hand, the curriculum
development emerged from an exhaustive search including market surveys,
research in labor market needs, and benchmarking against other renowned
universities. On the other hand, Standards from internationally recognized
sources such as ABET-EAC and the KSA National Commission for Academic
Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) have been utilized.
Currently, four engineering programs: Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering are accredited to September 30, 2021 .
Meanwhile, KFU is seeking NCAAA Accreditation and the college is taking leading
role in the accreditation efforts in collaboration with other colleges within
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