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King Faisal University

College of Engineering

Materials Engineering Program


Welcome to the Department of Materials Engineering at King Faisal University, KSA. The Materials Engineering program is the first in kind to be established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1442 Hijri (2021 Gregorian). Saudi Arabia, being an oil rich nation, has several oil and natural gas industries, process industries, manufacturing industries, power plants, and construction material plants etc. These industries require engineers having a unique blend of knowledge in materials and mechanical systems.

Materials engineering is essential part of the future technological advancements. The factors that make the materials engineering significant are economics, sustainability, development trends, depletion of natural materials, research and developments and market drive. In fact, material engineers are one of the biggest contributor in technological advancement. There is a very bright future for material engineers to work on producing cost effective materials and also to fulfill the regional workforce requirements in line with the 2030 vision of the Kingdom. The scope of the Material Engineering lays in range of public and private sector.

The department is pleased to start accepting students in the second semester of the academic year 1442/1443 (Spring 2021/2022) after finishing their preparatory years at College of Engineering Program.  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Abdulrahman Fahad Al Fuhaid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Department Chairman