The Biomedical Engineering Department (BMED) has established by the approval of His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Number 1086/MB date 26-11-1428H). BMED is proud of its professors, students and graduates. It is also proud of its achievements especially recently; despite its newness at university level and the kingdom as a whole, it has achieved distinction in its programs that consider the Kingdom's Vision 2030. Since its establishment in 2012/2013, a huge number of students have been enrolled, and this number is exponentially increased.

The department works to graduate distinct generations with high scientific competence and skills capable of meeting the current and future labor market demand.
The BMED graduates work in many governmental and private institutions, such as hospitals, medical companies, educational institutes and research centers.
The BMED has several research and graduation projects that have participated in several regional and international initiatives. Some of them have begun to enter the labor market as products that meet the real needs of a citizen, which in turn has a positive impact on the economy and society.

The department is looking forward to further achievements, to keep pace with the evolution of biomedical engineering in its diverse areas.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives (PEOs) for Biomedical Engineering program reflect the university, college and department missions. They are important for successful professional practice and the ability to pursue advanced degrees. The Biomedical Engineering Departmental Program with its various constituents discussed in successive meetings the ABET requirements for the development of the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) by focusing on the main elements of the university’s mission such as: creative knowledge, research and professional community services. All those elements are the key focus-points of PEOs of the program and those PEOs can help us to envision the future of our prospective and current students. After several departmental meetings, the department, with help and consultation of its constituents, approved the following PEOs, in that the Biomedical Engineering graduates are prepared to:

  1. Use their modern biomedical technologies, critical analysis, knowledge, along with, teamwork, communication and leadership skills for productive careers in public and private sectors.
  2. Enhance professional knowledge through a lifetime of continuing education, graduate studies and research in biomedical engineering and related fields.
  3. Pursue students to work in multidisciplinary teams that serve the community in providing solutions to contemporary biomedical problems in accordance with standards and profession ethics.

Mission of the BME Department

Enriching the bioengineering paradigm with highly qualified, well-trained and solid basis graduates to enhance the profession of biomedical engineering and healthcare.

Vision of the BME Program

Innovating nationally and internationally as a leader department in education excellence, industry partnership, quality basic and applied research in biomedical engineering.

Students Learning Outcomes (SLOs) (ABET 1-7)

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Contact the Biomedical Engineering Department

Dr. Abdul-Hakeem H. AlOmari

Address: PO Box 1982, Dammam 31451, KSA
Phone: 00966 13 3331703

Published on: 04 June 2014
Last update on: 14 September 2021