faculty of engineering

Faculty Admission Requirements

Faculty Admission Requirements

The students are admitted to the Faculty of Engineering after completing successfully all the requirements of the scientific track of the Prep year.  The Faculty of Engineering Council fixes each year the maximum number of the students to be admitted.  The Faculty accepts the highest GPA students on condition that:

1.      They obtain at least 80% in Math, Physics and English language courses of the Prep year.

2.      They accumulate a GPA of 3.5 or better.

 

Development Aspects of the Study Plan

In order to qualify for a BS degree in Engineering, a student must successfully complete 155 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.75 out of 5 or better while satisfying the curriculum requirements of his program of specialization. Regular track students are also required to complete one summer training of 10 weeks or in industry under the supervision of a faculty member.  This summer training and 6 credit hours of the department electives are replaced by the Coop work program of 26 weeks for Coop track students.  The typical study period is five years (10 semesters).

 

Departments and Degree Programs of the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty consists of the following three departments as indicated in Table 1.

 

Table 1: Faculty Departments

Department

Code

Arabic

English

Electrical and Computer Engineering

هـ كح

ECE

Industrial Engineering

هـ ص

INE

Mechanical Engineering

هـ مك

MEE

           

Study Plan Framework

The program of study for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering is designed to provide a strong background in Science, Mathematics, Islamic Culture and Humanities besides the Engineering courses. The main objective of the program is to develop the professional proficiency of high caliber associated with personal and cultural maturity of the students and consistent with the Islamic values and the social ethics of the society.

Industrial training for students is an integral part of the graduation requirements, which is given either as a summer training program with 10 weeks duration in the regular track or as a single training under the cooperative work program of 26 weeks duration (6 credit hours) in the Coop track. The industrial training is supervised/evaluated jointly by the Faculty members as well as by the personnel assigned by the industrial organization.  The 6 credit hours of the Coop program replace the summer training and two departmental elective courses.

The 155 credit hours required for the BS degree in each Engineering Program in regular or Coop track are distributed as indicated in Table 2A and Table 2B.

 

Table 2A:   Study Plan Framework (Regular Track)

Requirements

Credit hours

ECE

INE

MEE

University requirements

26

26

26

Faculty requirements

(including  15 credit hours of the preparatory year courses)

63

63

63

Department requirements

Compulsory

49

52

52

Elective

12

9

9

Free courses

5

5

5

Summer training

0

0

0

TOTAL

155

 

Table 2B:   Study Plan Framework (Coop Track)

Requirements

Credit hours

ECE

INE

MEE

University requirements

26

26

26

Faculty requirements

(including  15 credit hours of the preparatory year courses)

63

63

63

Department requirements

Compulsory

49

52

52

Elective

6

3

3

Free courses

5

5

5

Cooperative work program for 26 weeks

6

6

6

TOTAL

155

 

In addition to the common Prep year, the curriculum assumes a common first year (starting from the third semester) in which the students cover a large part of the Faculty of Engineering requirements.  The students are assumed to apply for specializations during the second semester of this first year and join their departments starting from the second year (fifth semester).

 

University Requirements

The university requirements consist of 12 courses of a total of 26 credit hours as shown below in Table 3.

 

Table 3: University Requirements

Course Title

code/no

arabic

code/no

Credit Hours

prerequisites

1

Islamic Culture (1)

ISLS 101

سلم 101

2

--

2

Islamic Culture (2)

ISLS 201

سلم 201

2

ISLS 101

3

Islamic Culture (3)

ISLS 301

سلم 301

2

ISLS 201

4

Islamic Culture (4)

ISLS 401

سلم 401

2

ISLS 301

5

Linguistic Skills

ARAB 101

عرب 101

3

--

6

Writing Skills

ARAB 201

عرب 201

3

ARAB 101

7

Communication Skills

COMM 101

مهر 101

3

--

8

Computer Skills

CPIT 100

تم 100

3

--

9

English Language I

(For Science)

ELI 101

لغة 101

0

--

10

English Language II

(For Science)

ELI 102

لغة 102

2

--

11

English Language III

(For Science)

ELI 103

لغة 103

2

ELI 102

12

English Language IV

(For Science)

ELI 104

لغة 104

2

--

Total Credit Hours

     26

 


Faculty Requirements

Faculty requirements consist of a total of 63 credit hours, of which 15 are included in the preparatory year courses shown below in Table 4, and 48 are faculty compulsory hours shown in Table 5.

 

Table 4: Preparatory Year Schedule

(Science Track)

Prep. Year - First Semester

Course Title

Code/No

Arabic

Code/No

Credit Hours

1

Calculus I

MATH 110

ر 110

3

2

General Physics I

PHYS 110

ف 110

3

3

English Language I

(For Science)

ELI 101

لغة 101

0

4

English Language II

(For Science)

ELI 102

 لغة 102

2

5

Computer Skills

CPIT 100

تم 100

3

Total Credit Hours

11

 

Prep. Year - Second Semester

Course Title

Code/No

Arabic

Code/No

Credit Hours

1

General Statistics I

STAT 110

ص 110

3

2

General Chemistry I

CHEM 110

ك 110

3

3

English Language III

(For Science)

ELI 103

لغة  103

2

4

English Language IV

(For Science)

ELI 104

لغة 104

2

5

General Biology I

BIO 110

أح 110

3

6

Communication Skills

COMM 101

مهر 101

3

Total Credit Hours

16

 

Table 5: Faculty Compulsory Courses

Course Title

Code/No

Course Title in Arabic

Arabic

Code/No

Contact Hours /Week

CH

Prerequisites

Old prerequisites

Th.

Pr.

Tr.

1

General Biology I

BIO 110

 

أح 110

3

0

-

3

--

 

2

General Chemistry I

CHEM 110

 

ك 110

3

0

-

3

--

 

3

Calculus I

MATH 110

 

ر 110

3

0

-

3

--

 

4

General Physics I

PHYS 110

 

ف 110

3

0

-

3

--

 

5

General Statistics I

STAT 110

 

ص 110

3

0

-

3

--

 

6

General Chemistry Lab

CHEM 281

 

ك 281

0

3

-

1

CHEM 110

 

7

Calculus II

MATH 202

 

ر 202

3

0

-

3

MATH 110

 

8

Calculus III

MATH 203

 

ر 203

3

0

-

3

MATH 110

 

9

Differential Equations

MATH 204

 

ر 204

3

0

-

3

MATH 202

 

10

Series and Vector Calculus

MATH 205

 

ر 205

3

0

-

3

MATH 202,

MATH 203

 

11

Linear Algebra

MATH 241

 

ر 241

3

0

-

3

MATH 202

 

12

General Physics II

PHYS 202

 

ف 202

3

3

-

4

PHYS 110,

MATH 110

 

13

General Physics Lab

PHYS 281

 

ف 281

0

3

-

1

PHYS 110

 

14

Technical Communication Skills

INE 200

مهارات الاتصال التقنية

هـ ص 200

0

4

-

2

ELI 104

 

15

Intro. to Engineering Design

INE 202

مقدمة في التصميم الهندسي

هـ ص 202

0

4

-

2

INE 200

 

16

Engineering Economy

INE 255

الاقتصاد الهندسي

هـ ص 255

2

0

-

2

MATH 110

 

17

Probability & Stat. for Engrs.

 

INE 331

الاحتمالات والإحصاء للمهندسين

 

هـ ص 331

2

1

-

2

STAT 110,

MATH 202

 

18

Professional Ethics for Engrs.

INE 301

الأخلاقيات المهنية للمهندسين

هـ ص 301

1

0

-

1

INE 200

 

19

Eng. Mechanics – Statics

CIE 201

ميكانيكا هندسية -استاتيكا

هـ مد 201

2

1

-

2

PHYS 281

PHYS 281

20

Engineering Graphics

MEE 102

الرسم الهندسي

هـ مك 102

0

3

-

1

--

--

21

Basic Workshops

MEE 130

ورش العمل الأساسية

هـ مك 130

0

3

-

1

MEE 102

MENG 102

22

Thermodynamics I

MEE 261

ديناميكا حرارية 1

هـ مك 261

3

0

-

3

MATH 202

PHYS 281

MATH 202

23

Eng. Mechanics – Dynamics

MEE 262

ميكانيكا هندسية -  علم الحركة

هـ مك 262

2

1

-

2

CIE 201

 

CE 201

24

Fluid Mechanics

MEE 290

ميكانيكا الموائع

هـ مك 290

2

3

-

3

MATH 202,

PHYS 281

MATH 202

25

Materials Science

CHEE 210

علم المواد

هـ كم 210

2

3

-

3

CHEM 281

CHEM 281

26

Computer Programming

ECE 201

برمجة الحاسبات

هـ كح 201

2

3

-

3

CPIT 100,

MATH 110

 

 

Total Credit Hours

 63

 

The number 1 in the “Pr.” column stands for one hour tutorial session.

CH: Credit Hours.

 

q  Each one theoretical hour is calculated as one credit hour.

q  Each two or three practical hours are calculated as one credit hour.

q