The College of Engineering at the Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University is one of the most unique engineering schools in the Kingdom, offering degree programs not available anywhere else in Saudi Arabia.  Programs, which will help not only the University, but also the country by preparing innovative engineering researchers and professionals who are capable of meeting the challenges of sustainability in this competitive age of globalization.  The College currently offers non-traditional engineering degrees in Civil & Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Other degree programs such as:  Security and Safety Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Marine Engineering and Engineering Education are currently in the planning stages.

In 1429 AH/2008 CE the College of Engineering established its first two departments:  Construction Engineering and Environmental Engineering and in 2009 the Biomedical Engineering Department was added.  The first cohort of students graduated from the College in 2013.


A leading college offering distinctive engineering programs that contribute to achieving Saudi Arabia`s 2030 Vision.


Integrating excellence and sustainability in education, research, and community partnership to graduate skillful and economic-driven engineers.


In order to accomplish the vision and mission of the college of engineering, the goals are to:

  • Achieve excellence in engineering teaching and learning that will enable leadership in economic development.  
  • Provide safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for effective learning and teaching.
  • Graduate skillful engineers with technical, communication and leadership skills to pursue careers and graduate studies.
  • Recruit retain and develop distinguished faculty and staff who integrate teaching, research, community and support services.
  • Create a motivating environment to carry out a high-quality research.
  • Establish strategic partnerships with academia, industry, and government for training and professional practice.
  • Develop financial resources that support teaching, learning, research and other activities to move towards self-reliance under vision 2030.

Published on: 07 April 2014
Last update on: 08 December 2019