The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering opens the activities of "Seventh Engineering Day" at King Khalid University in Abha


"The importance of upgrading the profession of the engineer and raise the level and encourage creativity and innovation to achieve an internationally recognized position of the Saudi engineer, and then his role in development, the Kingdom is witnessing a comprehensive renaissance and accelerated development and economic reforms stimulate the aspiration for a promising future and renewed prosperity", Dr. Ibrahim bin Idris Falqi The Dean of the College of Engineering addressed these words during the opening of the seventh engineering day activities in the presence of the College's Vice Deans and a large number of faculty members and students at the headquarters of the Faculty of Engineering at the University.
 Discussions focused on the services, conferences, seminars and courses that the college evaluates and offers, how to benefit from them by the students and how to involve them, in addition to talking about the link between engineering graduates in their entirety after graduation and the services and facilities available to them. Then the Dean, with the participation of the agents and heads of the departments of the college, held an open meeting with the students to answer the questions and of the students.
 Among the activities of this day were the graduation projects and a set of posters for the students of the Faculty in different engineering disciplines, were discussed and evaluated these projects by the scientific committees in the various engineering departments.
 Under the title of "my professional experience", the Dean of the College conducted a panel discussion in which he hosted Dr. Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Dahm, the Vice Dean of King Khalid University for Projects. The guest spoke about his personal professional experience in studying engineering and his work in design and implementation of university facilities and facilities, technical support for the development and improvement of facilities and infrastructure to ensure a high quality academic environment. The guest also urged graduate students to explore the various doors available to them to obtain an initial job opportunity that will be an incentive and motivation to improve and develop them in the future.
 The Dean of the College, along with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and the Vice Dean for Development and Quality, responded to the students' questions. The speakers gathered on the competency of the Saudi graduate and his ability to compete for a job, in addition to the development of skills and create an attractive and stable work environment for new graduates and that the newly graduated to prepare for work in remote places specially in the beginning to get and gain skills and experience.

 The seventh engineering day concluded with a training course for graduate students under the title "Five-Balance" presented by Eng. Ahmed Bakhoutheh at the invitation of the Training Unit and Alumni at the College.


  Faculty of Engineering celebrates the eighth Engineering day The vice-rector of the University of King Khalid for Educational and Academic Affairs, Prof. Saad bin Muhammad bin Daaj supervised on the morning of Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the activities of the eighth engineer day, in the presence of the dean of the college of engineering, Dr. Ibrahim bin Idris Falqi, a faculty members and students. The activities of Engineer Day began with a discussion session with the Director of Tourism Development in the Asir region, Engineer Saad Thaqfan, and a member of the Asir region council, Engineer Hassan Al-Shehri, during which a brief summary of their professional experiences in the engineering field was presented, and the conversation also touched on the importance of engineering in its various fields in achieving development, and how to deal with obstacles And skip it in the future. After that, the Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Falqi, held an open meeting with the students and in the presence of the vice dean of the college and heads of the college departments, to answer students for the questions and inquiries, stressing the importance of advancing the profession of the engineer and raising his level and encouraging creativity and innovation to achieve an internationally recognized position for the Saudi engineer, and then his role in the development. The Kingdom is witnessing a comprehensive revival, development acceleration and economic reforms that stimulate the aspiration for a promising future and renewed prosperity. The Vice President for Educational and Academic Affairs also opened an exhibition for graduation projects for the college students, which included 39 research posters in the fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, and chemical engineering. During his tour of the accompanying exhibition, Professor Ibn Daajam praised the students' projects for their diversity and importance in developing and innovating new mechanisms that contribute to the university achieving excellence in the fields of engineering. The activities of the Engineering Day concluded with organizing a simulation of job interviews from the training unit and the graduates, through which the graduates were trained in the job interview, by conducting interviews in which the graduate determines the desire ahead, and then directs him to what suits him according to his performance in the interview.    
  Mechanical Engineering Department Scientific Seminar Title: Biodiesel From Direct Transesterification It is a well-known fact that energy consumption is rapidly increasing due to population growth, the higher standard of living and increased production. A significant amount of energy resources are being consumed by the transportation sector leading to the fast depletion of fossil fuels and environmental pollution. Biodiesel is one of the technically and economically feasible options to tackle the aforesaid problems. Biodiesel may be produced by various methods however; biodiesel prepared from Direct Transesterification has reduced reaction timing and acidic value for biodiesel produced besides improved yield.    
  Seventh Scientific Seminar for Engineering College organized by the Electrical Engineering Department, 1441 H A Seminar was hosted by the Electrical Engineering Department titled “Speech as a Biomedical signal using Artificial Intelligence” was Presented by Dr. Mohammed Usman Farooq for the Faculty of Engineering on Wednesday 20/11/2019. The seminar was attended by all Chairman’s, faculty members and students from the college of engineering. The presentation focused on the diagnosis of speech for both resting state and post-physical activity state to serve as a signal in detecting heart-rate. The detection and classification were accomplished using the Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) which were used to train and test with various algorithms using machine learning (ML) to achieve promising results. At the end of the presentation during the Q&A session most of the faculty members placed queries which added to the main goal of the seminar i.e., the Teaching-Learning Process. Finally, all the chairman’s and faculty members praised Dr. Usman for his contribution and efforts in making the seminar fruitful.
  The participation of the students of the College of Engineering  in a skill development course: The Skills of team management The skill club of King Khalid University presented a course on how to manage a team effectively. The course focused on how to build teams and identify the characters and patterns and the distribution of appropriate tasks for each team member and natural ways to motivate them. .  
  Scientific Visit for Mechanical Engineering Department’s Students to the Shoqaik Steam Power Generation Plant In the practical application framework of the theoretical study, the students of Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Khalid University attended a scientific visit to the Shoqaik Steam Power Generation Plant under the supervision of Dr./ Baiumy El-Assal and Eng./ Waleed Saeed. The visit was very useful for the students, where they had seen most of the parts that they learned in the Power Plants course. In the start of the visit Eng./ Ahmed Al Qarawi (Manager of Technical Support) held a meeting with the students, explained some important information about the plant and gave them some advice about how to take the advantage of their time before and after graduation. Also, he explained the model of the whole plant in detail. Then, Students were accompanied by engineer/ Abdelaziz Aal Saleh (Chairman of Planning and Materials Department) on a tour in the station. He introduced a detailed explanation of all the station components from the beginning of the water intake from the sea and the various stages of water purification processes. A Brief Explanation for the water pumps and their types and the RO desalination units, that has had an effective impact on the gained information for students. Students also watched all the Power Plant components of boilers, fuel systems, burners, and turbines. At the end of the visit Eng. Khalid Bani Sarh (Manager of the Plant) held a meeting with the students where he welcomed them, thanked them for the visit and talked about the importance of linking education to industry and then presented them with souvenirs from the station.