King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Contents l KFUPM History l Different Colleges & Academic Programs offered l Academic System l Undergraduate Admission Requirements l Preparatory Program l Graduation Requirements l KFUPM Community Colleges l Faculty Development Program l Quality Assurance
KFUPM History l The College of Petroleum & Minerals was established in September 1963. l The status of the College was changed in 1975 to “University of Petroleum & Minerals”. l The University was renamed to King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in 1986.
ACADEMIC COLLEGES l College of Applied Engineering l College of Computer Sciences & Engineering l College of Engineering Sciences l College of Environmental Design l College of Industrial Management l College of Sciences
College of Applied Engineering Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department B.S. 133 Aerospace Engineering 133 Chemical Engineering 133 Civil Engineering 133 Electrical Engineering 133 Mechanical Engineering 132 Petroleum Engineering
College of Computer Sciences & Engineering College of Computer Sciences & Engineering Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department Ph.D.M.S.B.S. 4230132 Computer Engineering 4230132 Information & Computer Sc. 4230132 Systems Engineering
College of Engineering Sciences Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department Ph.D.M.S.B.S. -30133 Aerospace Engineering 4230133 Chemical Engineering 4230133 Civil Engineering 423030133 Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Telecommunication Eng. Telecommunication Eng. 4230133 Mechanical Engineering 4230132 Petroleum Engineering
College of Environmental Design Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department Ph.D.M.S.B.S. - 30 (42 M. ENG.) 132 Architectural Engineering --148Architecture - 30 (42 M. ENG.) - Const. Engg & Mgmt -42- City & Regional Planning
College of Industrial Management Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department Ph.D.M.S.B.S. 127128 Accounting & Management Information Systems 128 Finance & Economics 128 Management & Marketing 42 EMBA EMBA 45 MBA MBA 33 Master of Accountancy Master of Accountancy
College of Sciences Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department Ph.D.M.S.B.S. 4230124124Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Industrial Chemistry Industrial Chemistry 30(42*)30(42**)124125 Earth Sciences Geology Geology Geophysics Geophysics * Master of Geology **Master of Geophysics
College of Sciences Departments & Programs (Continued) Credit Requirements Department Ph.D.M.S.B.S. 4230121122 Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Mathematics Statistics Statistics 3042123Physics Physics Physics Medical Physics Medical Physics
ACADEMIC SYSTEM The academic system at KFUPM is similar to the American model with the following features: l Semester System : (Academic year is divided into 2 Semesters of 16 weeks each + Summer session of 8 weeks). Average time for graduation is 4 years. l Credit Hour System (1 Credit = weekly 50 minutes lectures or 100 minute lab or field study)
Undergraduate Admission Requirements l Secondary school certificate (12 years) or equivalent with good standing l Passing two entrance examination 1. General Aptitude Test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education 2. Subject Tests conducted by KFUPM
PREPARATORY PROGRAM The University’s one year Preparatory Program before starting the undergraduate study is intended to improve: l the proficiency of English, l knowledge of Mathematical and Analytical Techniques, l mental and manual skills with introduction of new subject areas and l familiarize with the various majors for selection of their choice.
Graduation Requirement Completion of all specified courses in the degree programs (maximum of 133 Cr. hrs) Completion of all specified courses in the degree programs (maximum of 133 Cr. hrs) Cumulative GPA of 2 or higher out of 4 scale. Cumulative GPA of 2 or higher out of 4 scale. Major GPA of 2 for all major courses Major GPA of 2 for all major courses Meeting the Coop/Summer training requirements. Meeting the Coop/Summer training requirements.
KFUPM Community Colleges l Dammam Community College l Hafr Al-Batin Community College l Hail Community College
Dammam Community College Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Department Associate Degrees 64Accounting 64 Computer Applications 64Marketing
Hail Community College Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Programs Associate Degrees 60BusinessAdministration 60 Computer Systems Computer Systems 60 Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation
Hail Community College Departments & Programs Credit Requirements Programs BS 127127 Business Administration l Accounting l MIS 130131 Computer Systems l Computer Engineering l Software Engineering 133 Applied Electrical Engineering
Faculty Training Program l National and international conferences l Academic development program offered within the University & outside l Sabbatical research l Industrial experience through summer employment Faculty members are encouraged and financially supported for attending:
Quality Assurance l Self Assessment l External Assessment and Accreditation
Self Assessment The objectives of self-assessment at KFUPM are to: 1.Improve and maintain academic standards 2.Enhance students’ learning. 3.Verify that the existing programs meet their objectives and institutional goals. 4.Provide feedback for quality assurance of academic programs. 5.Prepare the academic program for accreditation.
External Assessment and Accreditation l KFUPM programs are reviewed from time to time external agencies and that we take great pride in the quality of programs offered. l KFUPM programs are reviewed from time to time external agencies and that we take great pride in the quality of programs offered. l All Engineering programs are recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) as substantially equivalent to those programs offered by the Universities in the United States.
l The Engineering programs evaluated twice by ABET - first time in 1993 and then in 2002. They are awarded ‘Substantial Equivalency’ status through the year 2008. l College of Industrial Management is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)