The department was established in 2010 and this was the first institute for Bachelor’s degree in the field of Chemical and Materials Engineering in the country. Keeping in view the market needs in the Saudi Arabia, this department was established as a combination of Chemical and Materials Engineering. The department at present is for undergraduates but the facilities for Masters and PhD studies in the field of Chemical and Materials Engineering are in the construction phase.
Courses of Study
The department offers courses of study leading to the following areas:
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with specialization in:
o Process Engineering
o Materials Engineering
o Environmental Engineering (Water and Wastewater Treatment)
o Alternative Energy Systems
The department has planned different laboratories with the most recent and updated equipment available in the market. These facilities will not only offer excellent learning opportunities for students and researchers but also extend materials testing and analysis services to the industry and other users.
The department has a planned a Computer Centre with latest computing facilities. Apart from teaching computer languages and application of computers in various courses of Chemical and Materials Engineering, the students will be encouraged to use this laboratory for their design projects, research dissertations, and class assignments.
The department has a well-organized conventional and e-library with a large stock of text books, handbooks, reference books and journals to keep pace with the modern research in the field.
Liaison with Chemical Industry
The department gives great importance to a close interaction with the industry. As a result the department has developed constructive links with some of the major organizations including Petrochemicals, Cement, Desalination, Environmental Agencies and a number of other important industrial organizations. Facilities for the practical training of students and exchange of staff members for mutual benefit are some of the features of such cooperation.
Continuing Professional Development Program
The Department has planned to conducts short courses under professional development program in various areas of Chemical and Materials Engineering:
- Process Design and Simulation (Aspen Plus and Hysys)
- Risk and Safety Management In Process Industry
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Matlab Simulink
- Green Environment
- Materials and Nanotechnology (Cambridge Engineering Selector; CES)