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Dean Message

I would like to welcome all visitors of the website of the College of Engineering at King Saud University (KSU).

The College was established in 1962 (1382H) in the city of Riyadh as the first engineering college in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf. It is a major contributor for the Kingdom to enter the era of engineering renaissance, and has had a role in contributing to the graduation and qualification of effective and qualified Saudis holding senior positions in the Kingdom.

The College encompasses six departments: Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Oil and Natural Gas Engineering. These departments offer seven B.Sc. programs, eight M.Sc. programs and five Ph.D. programs, in addition to the Diploma in Occupational Safety. They also share with each other and with other colleges in the provision of three joint M.Sc. programs.

The B.Sc. programs in Electrical, Industrial, Civil, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering have obtained the national academic accreditation from the NCAAA for seven years until April 2023. The B.Sc. program in Surveying Engineering is accredited for four years to April 2020. Thus, the college has become the first engineering college in the kingdom that has all of its B.Sc. programs accredited by NCAAA.

In 2010, all the B.Sc. programs, except the surveying engineering, obtained the ABET Accreditation effective as of 2008. These programs were reviewed in 2015 for renewal of accreditation, and granted the accreditation renewal to September 2022.

The College is keen to attract outstanding Saudi faculty members and from other countries, and annually attracts many talented graduates to work as teaching assistants in preparation for perusal of graduate studies in international universities. The College offers also opportunities for outstanding non-Saudi students to peruse their post-graduate studies. The College includes many labs equipped with the latest technology and modern equipment that help students and researchers in conducting research and studies.

The college is seeking diligently to serve the community and the engineering profession through the provision of consultancy to the private and public sectors, organizing courses, specialized workshops, conferences and symposia, and participation in scientific meetings held locally and abroad.

Thank you for your visit to our website. I hope you will find it enlightening, and, as always, we welcome your comments or questions.

Dean of the College of Engineering
Prof. Musaed  N. J. AlAwad

Dean of the College of Engineering, King Saud University
P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Sec: +966-11-4677089
Fax: +966-11-4673517