The College of Engineering Obtains Prestigious ABET Accreditation

The College of Engineering continues to attain remarkable achievements.  The three programs of College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) have been successfully accredited for six years (till September 30, 2023) by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EِِAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Receiving ABET accreditation provides assurance that these three programs meet the quality standards of the profession for which the programs prepare graduates. These programs will continuously improve the quality of education provided to strengthen the Bachelor degree offered by the College of Engineering for the three programs mentioned above.

According to ABET, the College of Engineering enjoys a particularly high level of institutional support which is evident in the resources provided in human services and facilities. The KKU has implemented a quality control information system which is centrally driven and managed, and used operationally at the college level. The university has a strategy focusing on achieving new strengths by the year 2030 that include a commitment to new research initiatives, introduction of further graduate programs, and attraction of high quality faculty. The curriculum of these three Engineering programs was designed to cover all their fundamentals of Engineering and provide sufficient practical knowledge to bridge the gap between university and industries. The Program strength consists in the number and variety of laboratories, and the summer training providing students with practical experience.

Finally, ABET accreditation increases educational opportunities for students and provides graduates with distinctive job opportunities in local and global companies worldwide.


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Within the framework of the Faculty of Engineering's keenness and approval from the dean of the college Dr. Ibrahim Al-Falki. A group of graduates students of Chemical Engineering Department visited to Aramco in Ras Tanura on 11-13/04/2018 under the supervision of Dr. Atef El Jery and Dr. Yasser Fahmy. The aim of the visit includes  identifying advanced systems oil and gas production. This plant is one of the most important biggest plant in the region, fulfilling health and safety requirements. We were welcomed by a group of members of the Public Relations Department of Saudi Aramco. The program began on Thursday 12/04/2018 with the screening of a film about energy in Saudi Aramco under the slogan "This Saudi Aramco - Energy for the World". In a presentation given by the executive director of four oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, engineer Suleman Al Bargan, stressed the  programs of communication with the community in Saudi Arabia and indicated the role of citizenship and the company's record in communicating with the community and the environment, and also briefed the students on the stages of exploration and drilling of oil using latest technology. The oil paved the way for unprecedented events in the field of oil exploration and leading to change the world. He spoke of the flexibility that Aramco has in providing opportunities amidst the challenges in the oil and gas industry. The company has maintained its long-term integrated strategy, supporting capital efficiency sustainable investment, the development of technology, and the enhancement of human resources. The company's mission is to provide energy to the Kingdom and the world in a reliable manner, as well as to progress in its efforts to become the largest company in the world. The executive director added that the company will continue to expand its customer base in the international markets by increasing the number of customers on the one hand and expanding the geographical scope to include new countries where they had never been present. In the field of refining, processing and marketing, the company's executive director pointed out that the company's plan to integrate the refining network with the production facilities of chemicals and industrial complexes hosting the associated value has reached an advanced stage with the starting the chemical company. He also point out that work is being completed quickly to finish Jazan refinery project at an accelerated pace. He said that the Ras Tanura Refinery won the Emerson International Trust Award for Best Reliability Program as the first company in the Middle East being presented this award. The company's Traffic Safety Program received the Best Public Awareness Campaign, and the Environmental Education Program received the best responsibility initiative Social. After those, the students received a through training by engineer Imed Ghamdi composing all the stage from receiving and sorting the raw materials until the final product. And then we went  to visit  the labs for understanding. We took lunch all together in the presence of the executive director of oil refineries. The  executive director expressed his happiness by meeting us and urged students to increase their efforts and work for this country. This visit must have a positive impact for connecting the students of chemical engineering with the national industries in the country and integrating the educational process. And in the end of this visit the supervisors expressed their thanks and gratitude for the contribution of Aramco through its employees and through the accompanying engineer Imed Al-Ghamdi for the useful information and the value of strengthening the scientific approach program.
The 13th Scientific Research Day was held on Monday 16/7/1439 under the supervision of the Deanship of Scientific Research and the College of Engineering represented by the College Research Center. The beginning of the program with recitation from the Holy Quran, then the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering D. Ibrahim Falqi made a speech in which he praised the role of scientific research and its impact on the achievement of the vision of the Kingdom 2030. The 13th Research Day included two sessions. The first session was chaired by the Head of the Advisory Unit at the College of Engineering, Dr Wael Aboneama. The session comprises of 5 speakers from the Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments. The second session was chaired by the Undersecretary of the Faculty of Engineering for Quality Dr Ali Issa Mohammed Anqi Supervisor of the Scientific Journals Unit at the University. It included five papers from the departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The Director of the Research Center of the College, Dr. Ihab Mohamed Taha Shigidi closed the event of the day by thanking to the Deanship of Scientific Research and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, wishing all the best.
Program Schedule Time Title Speaker Department 8:30 to 9:00 Registration 9:00 to 9:15 Welcoming Speech, College of Engineering Dean’s 9:15 to 9:30 Dr Salem Algarni The Environmental Impact of Fluoride Emissions from Aluminum smelter at Jazan Economic City (JEC), Baish, Saudi Arabia on the surrounding Ecosystem Muhammad Arshad ChE 9:30 to 9:45 Design of a Smart Guyed Mast to Mitigate Earthquakes Mohamed Hechmi ELOUNI CE 9:45 to 10:00 Effect of Liquid Forging Process Parameters on Properties of Cast Metals and Alloys Vineet Tirth ME 10:00 to 10:15 Green Siliceous Concrete Materials for Sustainability using an Integrated MCDM Approach Mohd. Ahmed CE 10:15 to 10:30 Universal Fuzzy Logic Controller and application of Genetic Algorithm for tuning of scaling factor for real-life dynamic systems Mohammad Fazle Azeem EE 10:30 to 10:45 Coffee Break 10:45 to 11:00 Dr Ali Anqi Evaluating the Precipitation-Topography Relationship and Precipitation Gradient Using Non-Stationary Modelling Technique in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia Javed Mallick CE 11:00 to 11:15 Computationally Efficient Equalization Techniques for High Mobility OFDMA Uplink Systems Thafasal Ijyas V. P. EE 11:15 to 11:30 Fracture Characteristics And Size Dependent Effects Of Fibre Concrete Composites Sivakumar Anandan   CE 11:30 to 11:45 Investigation on the influence of errors on the chatter vibrations during Drilling operation Amir Kessentini   ME 11:45 to 12:00 Impact of Hazardous Wastes on Human Health & Preventive Measures for a Sustainable Environment Mohd Abul Hassan CE 12:00 to 12:15 Closure 1:30 Lunch
Visit of Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Ali Mohammed Al Khuzaim, Dr. Fawzi Al Askari, Dr. Ibrahim Al Sisi, To discuss areas of joint cooperation and honoring the members of the Advisory Committee at the College of Engineering from the Technical College Engineer Salem Saleh Al-Ghamdi and Engineer Ibrahim Mohammed Mervat.
University Rector, Dr. Faleh Al-Solamy, concluded the Fourth Annual Olympic Games, which were held by the Deanship of Student Affairs, represented by the Sports Activities Department. The College of Engineering was handed the Olympic Cup for the football championship and the shield and flag for the Fourth Sports Olympic Games after narrowly defeating the Faculty of Pharmacy in a penalty shoot-out in the presence of many senior leadership figures and crowds of supporting students. During the closing ceremony, event and tournament winners received awards and certificates. The Faculty of Engineering came in first place in the football league and secured the Fourth Olympic Sports Shield flag and championship cup.