Vision, Mission and Learning Outcomes
The vision of the department is to become the first choice in the Gulf region for all motivated students who wish to pursue mechanical engineering education.
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to professionally prepare mechanical engineering graduates who are capable of fulfilling the technological needs of society and excel in working professionally in both mechanical and thermal systems areas.
The Student educational Outcomes (SOs) of the Mechanical Engineering at KSU University are based on the ABET a-to-k to which two supplementary outcomes (l and m) are introduced.
A Student outcome is the knowledge, skills, and attributes that students are expected to possess and are able to implement practically by the time of graduation as well as during their professional career. Each student outcome is evaluated and assessed within the academic program.
The Student Outcomes state that students who complete the Mechanical Engineering program at King Saud University will have:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to mechanical engineering problems
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
(l) an ability to work professionally in both mechanical and thermal systems areas.
(m) an ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations.