Energy is the key input for economic growth and there is a direct link between the availability of energy and the growth of a nation. The Energy Engineering program addresses the development of alternative sources of energy and storage of energy as well as use of conventional fossil fuels. The program provides a background in mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering fundamentals in addition to courses that focused on renewable energy and electrochemical engineering. The program will prepare students to be successful leaders in advancing the technology and management aspects of energy; innovators and entrepreneurs in the energy sector; practicing engineers, and national leaders in the energy and associated environmental health and safety fields.
To serve as a proactive contributor to the country’s progress toward energy security and sustainable development under Saudi Arabia`s 2030 Vision.
To provide education and training to produce solution oriented leadership and expert advice on energy issues of regional and national interest.
The main goals of the program are that it will prepare graduates with the following attributes:
- Able to engage with society to provide innovative, professional and ethical solutions in the energy and other engineering fields.
- Able to identify local and international energy issues and provide constructive solutions in a societal context.
- Able to display leadership and initiative in advancing knowledge and technology in the energy and other engineering fields.
Program Educational Objectives
The program educational objectives for the energy engineering program reflect the mission of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University and Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department. They are important for successful professional practice and the ability to pursue advanced degrees. The graduates of Energy Engineering program will attain the following during a few years after graduation:
- Pursue advanced studies in energy engineering or in other disciplines
- Meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the energy engineering workplace, or in other professional careers
- Continue to learn and to adapt to evolving technology and changing career opportunities.
The B.Sc. Program student outcomes are:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
g. An ability to communicate effectively;
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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