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  Important Announcement for College of Engineering Students: Summer Semester 1441-1442 You will find the summer semester schedule at the College of Engineering for All departments: Through the following links Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering    
  The College of Engineering and the Education for Employment Community (EFE) are looking for a way to collaborate for the training and development for the students. The Faculty of Engineering represented by the Dean of Engineering, the faculty Vice-Dean and the head of the Specific Initiatives and Quality programs initiated a meeting with The Education for Employment Community (EFE) represented by its director Abdullah Al-Ghamdi to boost the training and development program for the college of engineering students to provide them with an opportunity of direct employment. The dean of the College of Engineering explained that this initiative will nurture the skills of the students of the Faculty of Engineering and fit them towards the goals of the Kingdom's 2030 vision, especially from the labor market perspective.    
  In cooperation with Shell, the College of Engineering provided a training course for college students titled: The international Program Nxplorer Under the auspices of His Excellency the Dean of the College of Engineering Dr.  Mohammed Khaloofah Al Mesfer, the Training Unit of the College of Engineering, in cooperation with Shell, presented the international program Nxplorer to 57 students, from all departments, for three days 16-18/6/1441.  The aim of the training program is to provide the trainees with the ability to use creative thinking mechanisms in creating effective solutions that can be applied to local problems related to the environment, food or energy. The program focuses on defining the link between food, water and energy, and building awareness, developing knowledge, and providing tools for thinking and complex problem-solving skills for future leaders.  The NXPLORERS program relies on the use of a unique blend of three approaches: Systematic thinking: It is a framework for seeing the larger picture rather than seeing isolated parts. Scenario planning: ask 'what-if' questions to explore alternative perspectives on the future and find reasonable stories about it. Change theory: a methodology of thinking imagining how and why a particular change is expected.  Merging these methods into one program creates a new way to look at the complexities and challenges that exist in society, and it shows young people how to deal with the complex challenges facing society, now and in the future.    
  The seminar will be presented by Faculty members: Industrial Engineering Department Dear All, As per the part of the initiative in the faculty members Teaching-Learning Process, the Industrial Engineering Department is pleased to invite all the Faculty of Engineering to attend the Seminar on Tuesday 18/02/2020. Seminar Title: Decision Making College of Engineering, Building A/1/145 Time: 12 - 1 PM Faculty members' involvement is highly encouraged and students are more than welcome. Presented By: Dr. Mohammad Qureshi    
  In cooperation with Shell, the College of Engineering offers two training courses for college students - First entitled: The International Program Nxplorer, from 06/16/1441 AH to 6/18/1441 AH from 4:30 to 9:00 PM. - The second is entitled: Entrepreneurial Projects Management, from 01/07/1441 AH to 07/03/1441 AH from 4:30 to 9:00 PM.   The training program aims to give the trainees the ability to use creative thinking mechanisms in creating effective solutions that can be applied to local problems related to the environment, food or energy. It focuses on defining the link between food, water and energy, building awareness, developing knowledge, and providing thinking tools and complex problem-solving skills for future leaders.    
  The beginning of preparing the international summer training program, 2020. The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the start of preparations for the International Summer Training Program for summer 2020. Conditions:             Exceeded at least 95 hours of study assuming success at the end of the second semester 1441 AH. Criteria for differentiation:                       - 60% of the cumulative average after the end of the first semester of the academic year 1441 AH.                       - 40% of the STEP language test score provided by the National Center for Measurement. Applications are submitted to the department coordinators of the Training and Graduate Unit of the College of Engineering from 1/6/1441 AH to 12/6/1441 AH Note: Participation in the differentiation requires entering the STEP test and we advise students to take the test well before entering the test and obtain the results before the start of the application date for the international summer training.
  Scientific activity of electrical engineering department faculty member: Dr. Usman Mohammed. IEEE Senior Member Dr. Mohammed Usman has been elected to the grade of Senior Member of IEEE, USA. (Plaque attached below) Keynote Speaker Dr. Mohammed Usman delivered an invited Keynote Talk titled "Machine Learning as a tool for Applied Research" at Springer International Conference on Data Science, Machine Learning and Applications (ICDSMLA-2019), Hyderabad, India. https://sites.google.com/view/icdsml-2019/speakers Book Chapter Published Dr. Mohammed Usman published a book chapter titled "Support Vector Machine-Based Direction of Arrival Estimation with Uniform Linear Array", in book titled 'Advances in Computational Intelligence Techniques', published by Springer. The book is expected to be available in market during April 2020.  ISBN: 978-981-15-2619-0 Editor Dr. Mohammed Usman has been appointed as Editor of book titled "Enabling Technologies for Next Generation Wireless Communications", CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group. ISBN: 978-0-367-42249-3. The book is expected to be published and Series Editor Dr. Mohammed Usman has been appointed as Series Editor for book series titled "Studies in Intelligent Systems and Cognitive Computing", CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group.    
The CEMSE Saudi Summer Internship (SSI)  The CEMSE Saudi Summer Internship (SSI) is an 8-12 week research program designed to introduce KSA University students to topics of research in our division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE). Participating students work on an individual research project with the opportunity to showcase their work at the end of their internship.   COMMUTING STUDENT PROGRAM: The CEMSE Division welcomes undergraduate students mainly from Effat University and King Abdulaziz University each semester. Students commute to KAUST on a part-time basis and undertake Capstone and final year projects with the support of the CEMSE faculty. The program has become a pathway for talented local students to build connections with future faculty sponsors.   Program Timeline. The tentative dates for the CEMSE Saudi Summer Internship 2020 are: February 1st: Deadline to submit your application Saturday, June 13th: Arrival at KAUST Sunday, June 14th: First day of internship. You will be invited to an induction meeting where you will meet your internship colleagues and have a nice welcome. This is compulsory, even for students that have been an intern at KAUST previously. Monday, June 15th: English test for all students Approximately July 31st  - August 9th: Closed for Eid Break Sunday, June 9th - Wednesday, July 31st: Compulsory English classes begin. Depending on your test results KAUST may require you to take English classes as part of the internship program. Depending on your level of English you may need to spend up to half of the remaining internship improving your English Language skills.   Wednesday, August 12th: E-poster Training  Wednesday, August 19th: Poster Competition. The internship will conclude with a Poster Competition. There will be four categories for winning the competition and the categories will be announced prior to the event.  Thursday, August 20th: End of the internship   For more information's you can visit the following link.      
  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.    
   Scientific Visit to Wastewater Purification and Treatment Station   A group of students from the Department of Chemical Engineering visited the Abha wastewater purification and treatment station on Tuesday, 05/11/2019. Within the framework of the program, field visits are conducted for each semester under the supervision of Dr. Arshad khan. The purpose of this visit is to identify the existing sewage systems as well as the stages of wastewater treatment and the components of the treatment station. The wastewater treatment and purification station in Abha, the central station, has been operating for more than 30 years, in accordance with the 40000 m3 wastewater treatment system. This station operates a tertiary treatment system that allows safe irrigation for palm trees. These waters are analyzed on a daily basis. The results of these analyses show the safety of the treated wastewater that flows to Wadi Bisha. The basic operations of the wastewater are explained until they are processed, first by using a special panel composing the station components with engineering drawings. After, we visit the site and monitors all the stages of the treatment, and these by explaining the physical therapy to biological treatment and to pumping treated water into drainage channels outside the station. Then, Engineer Abdel Mohsen Sayed present new created environmental laboratory and the water analysis can be realized. At the end of the visit, and by the accompanying doctor, Chemical Engineering Department expressed their thanks and gratitude to the engineers who are supervising the station for useful and valuable information that promotes the scientific method and the integration of the educational process.    
  The Engineering College visit of Junior students from  Saeed bin Jubair School    A group of junior students from Saeed bin Jubair School visited the engineering college in King Khalid University    under the patronage of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi and under the supervision of the coordinator of the field visits to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Atef El-Jery and the President of the Engineering Club Walid Al-Muhajri. The purpose of this visit was to get acquainted with the Engineering college facilitating the junior students to discover the world of the senior engineering students. The visit  included the following: Attendees were received in the conference room of the Faculty of Engineering (145). A welcome speech was presented by Dr. Atef El-Jery and Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aziz Sayed. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Aziz Sayed (Mechanical Engineering Department) and Dr. Atef El-Jery (Chemical Engineering Department) gave a full explanation about the departments of the College of Engineering. The junior students also asked their queries to the doctors including a question about how to enroll in the college and the number of years of study and the skills required for the successful completion of engineering studies. The junior students explored the college laboratories and workshops and classrooms.  The students and the accompanying professor commended them for the modern equipment they have seen in the college and for their warm welcome.    
  The College of Engineering at King Khalid University achieved 4th and 501st place at the national and international level by the World University Ranking 2020. The College of Engineering continues to achieve much success including its new success to find a fourth place at the national level and the 501st position at the global level according to academic rankings in the Kingdom. These national and international rankings are of great importance to the faculty and for its students. Moreover, it represents an important indicator compared with the performance of other national and international universities. Several important criteria were measured including the quality of teaching and learning, scientific research, community service, undergraduate course syllabus, maintaining an international standard, etc. The Faculty of Engineering strives hard to develop the collaborative work system in accordance with international standards. Which is improving our academic research quality, knowledge base. This way the institutional and academic reputation has been increasing at international forums. The College of Engineering's achievements will make it an excellent center for research and education. We thank the Rector and all staff from senior management who supported the college tremendously.    
  College of Engineering Students participated in a skills course under the title: Management of university stress Student activity is an important forum for the discovery and the development of scientific, cultural and social abilities of students. The College of Engineering encourages students to participate in all events and courses available inside and outside the University. In this context, a number of students participated on Wednesday, 02-03-1441 in skills course titled the management of university stress presented by Mr. Fawaz al-Shehri. This course dealt with the proper steps in solving problems and facing the students' life difficulties.    
  Third Scientific Seminar for Engineering College organized by Chemical Engineering Department, 1441 H Dr. Mudassir Hasan from the chemical engineering department presented on the topic “Adsorptive  Removal of Azo Dye Using Polyaniline/Activated Carbon Composite” in the faculty seminar program of the College of Engineering, King Khalid University on 22/10/2019. He discussed in detail about the topic. He emphasized the synthesis process of polymer composites and polymer nanocomposites. Also, he presented his newly done research on Polyaninline/Activated carbon composite. The composite was used successfully to remove azo dyes from the wastewater which was published in Polymer Testing. He stressed that further research is needed to find new cheap polymeric composite to solve water pollution issues.      
  Clean Energy and  Promising Oooprtunities Forum 2019 The Electrical Engineering Department would like to congratulate Dr.Abdelaziz Salah Khelifa Saidi for his participation in Clean Energy and Promising Opportunities Forum 2019 on Thursday 24/10/2019. The Forum was organized by the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to produce Continuous Reliable Clean & Safe Electric Energy utilizing the best available fuels and fuel treatments to protect the environment and public health in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Dr.Abdelaziz presented his technical paper titled “Influence of PV Generation on Voltage Stability in Tunisian Distribution Network”. The Forum was attended by a number of experienced individuals from Siemens Gas & Power, GE Power Services, KFUPM, SEC, Farabi Petrochemical Company and many more. During the felicitation ceremony, Dr.Abdelaziz was praised by various dignitaries for his contribution to the field.  
  Second Seminar Title: How to be prolific Publisher It is difficult for much academic staff to publish research articles in reputable journals. The fact is that they are capable of doing it but lack the basic knowledge about research and publications.  This seminar was aimed to introduce the academic staff with the basic information of research and publications and then motivate them to be a prolific publisher. The seminar was divided into two sections with the first section highlighting the necessity of research and publications along with providing the information related to different journals, impact factors, indexes, etc. The second part of the seminar was focussed to elaborate on how to write a good research article and what are factors to be considered.  The response of the academic staff was good after the seminar as many of them requested the slides for their reference.