Chemical Engineering at KFUPM
Welcome to the Chemical Engineering Department of the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals here in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The Department is one of the largest in Saudi Arabia providing a broad range of educational and research opportunities. Chemical Engineers are at the forefront of technology and their role in modern society is becoming increasingly important. Chemical Engineers design, implement and supervise industrial processes where matter undergoes change. The Chemical Engineering Department provides two undergraduate programs; chemical engineering science and applied chemical engineering. Also, it provides graduate programs that leads to a degree of master of science (MS) and a degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD). The mission of the programs in the department of chemical engineering is to equip students with high quality education, fundamentals of chemical engineering, interdisciplinary knowledge, awareness of local industry needs, and skills in lifetime learning, communication and leadership. The mission of the applied program is more industrially oriented as 28 weeks of industrial experience are required in contrast to the science program where only eight weeks are required.
Department Vision Statement
The Department of Chemical Engineering will be the undergraduate chemical engineering department of choice in Saudi Arabia and will be recognized as one of the top research and graduate chemical engineering departments in the Kingdom.
Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals is to provide an innovative educational program that is rigorous and challenging as well as flexible and supportive. The program is designed to meet the challenges that our graduates are likely to face throughout their professional careers and to provide a high level of scholarship and professional capability, with highly-developed skills in lifetime learning, planning, problem-solving, communication and leadership.