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 Undergraduate Program In Electrical Engineering

​The undergraduate program at KFUPM offers two discipline, Electrical Engineering  and Applied Electrical Engineering. 

Undergraduate Program in Electrical Engineering


 Program Educational Objectives:


The Electrical Engineering program provides broad foundations to achieve the following objectives:

  1.  Graduates will have a successful career in Electrical Engineering.
  2. Graduates will advance to positions of leadership in their profession.
  3. Graduates may pursue their professional development through self learning and  advanced degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The outcomes of the Electrical Engineering Science program are to provide students with abilities to:
   a.  Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
   b.  Design and conduct electrical engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
   c.  Design an electrical system, component, or process to meet desired needs
   d.  Function on multi-disciplinary teams
   e.  Identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems
   f.   Understand professional and ethical responsibility
   g.  Communicate effectively
   h.   Acquire the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global and societal context
    i    Recognize the need for, and be able to engage in life-long learning
    j   Acquire knowledge of contemporary issues
    k.  Use the techniques, skills, and modem electrical engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


In training of students, the electrical engineering program emphasizes three aspects. First, classroom subjects in science such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry enable the student to develop the necessary analytical ability and the underlying scientific principles. This aspect is complemented by subjects in the humanities. Second, classroom subjects in electrical engineering cover common material and allow the student to emphasize certain electrical engineering disciplines through the choice of Department electives. Third, laboratory classes expose the students to the instrumentation, design, and construction of electrical and electronic devices and circuits. This aspect is complemented by a summer employment program in which the student undergoes industrial training.

After completing the undergraduate program in electrical engineering, the student is qualified to take up responsible employment or further develop his studies by enrolling in a graduate program. Numerous work opportunities for electrical engineers exist in the Kingdom, where graduates may work in the areas of communications - including telephony, telegraphy, and point-to-point radio and television as well as the areas of power engineering, electrical installation, broadcasting, microwave, satellite, and mobile communications. Graduates are also required by industry for work in information processing and computers and in systems analysis. Other opportunities exist in industrial electronics, instrumentation, manufacturing technology, and microwaves.

Undergraduate Program in Applied Electrical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives:
 
 The Applied Electrical Engineering program provides broad foundations to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Graduates will have a successful career in Electrical Engineering.
  2. Graduates will advance to positions of leadership in their profession.
  3. Graduates may pursue their professional development through self learning and  advanced degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The outcomes of the Applied Electrical Engineering program are to provide students with abilities to:


     a.       Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
     b.      Design and conduct electrical engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
     c.       Design an electrical system, component, or process to meet desired needs
     d.      Function on multi-disciplinary teams
     e.       Identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems
     f    .    Understand professional and ethical responsibility
     g.      Communicate effectively
     h.       Acquire the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global and societal context
      i     .  Recognize the need for, and be able to engage in life-long learning
      j        Acquire knowledge of contemporary issues
      k.       Use the techniques, skills, and modem electrical engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The applied electrical engineering program, while emphasizing applications of devices and circuits, has three aspects: first, classroom subjects in basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics, as well as Islamic and Arabic studies; second, classroom subjects in the area of electrical engineering which cover major subjects while allowing the student to emphasize a certain area of electrical engineering such as control theory, electrical power, digital systems, and communications (which the student achieves through the list of electives offered to him); third, laboratory classes in which experimental work is done, utilizing a large number of instruments. A prominent characteristic of applied electrical engineering is the requirement that students spend one semester in industry. This requirement is satisfied through the cooperative work program.
 
After completing the undergraduate program in applied engineering, the student is qualified to take up responsible employment. Numerous work opportunities for applied electrical engineers exist in the Kingdom, where graduates may work in the areas of communications, including telephony, telegraphy, radio, and television, much of which incorporates the expanding field of microwaves. The areas of power engineering, electrical installation, broadcasting, and education also provide career opportunities. A large number of graduates are also required by industry for​ work in information processing and computers as well as systems analysis. Other opportunities exist in industrial electronics, instrumentation, manufacturing technology, and microwaves.

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