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Alfaisal University Engineering Programs receive the ABET Accreditations

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—Alfaisal University bachelor’s degree programs in Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering have been fully accredited for the coming six years by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.  ABET is the highest accrediting body in Applied science, Engineering, Computing and Technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“Today we celebrate this academic achievement in ABET accreditation for our engineering programs. This is another landmark moment at Alfaisal University. More achievements and commitments are still coming our way while we build on this success,” says Dr. Mohammed Alhayaza, President of Alfaisal University.

The accreditation process took years of hard work from the University’s leadership, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Receiving ABET’s full accreditation attests to the quality of education at Alfaisal University and exemplary dedication of faculty and staff to the success of our students and the benefit of our society.

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, its criteria focus on what students experience and learn, and the accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.

Founded in 2002, Alfaisal University is a fully accredited NCAAA institute of higher education located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A truly architecturally stunning campus, situated on the grounds surrounding the palace of his Majesty the Late King Faisal in the capital Riyadh.  Alfaisal is the crown jewel of the internationally reputed King Faisal Foundation. With over 3,000 students (representing over 40 nations), Alfaisal’s undergraduates are enrolled in one of the University’s five colleges: Business, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Pharmacy. Students have the opportunity to continue their studies on campus by pursuing a graduate degree in business, engineering, nanoscience, biomedical, and health sciences.

A student-centered and research-focused University, Alfaisal students have singular opportunities for collaborative research and international study. Furthermore, student associations, clubs, and organizations provide opportunities for both personal and professional growth as the University seeks to graduate socially responsible global citizens that are committed to lifelong learning and personal development in service to others.

Eminence in research is crucial to achieving the University’s goals of becoming a leading institution, Alfaisal has partnered with nearby King Faisal Specialist Hospital, who is also a founder, and is linked to a large number of oversees universities as well as multi-national companies such as Boeing, BAE Systems, Thales and Shell.

The recently released 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings ranks Alfaisal University as the 1st in the Kingdom and the Arab Region, and  31st  amongst universities under 50 years old. In addition, the University came 10th in the Top 20 small universities in the world 2020 ranking by Times Higher Education (THE)

For more information about Alfaisal University and its programs, visit www.alfaisal.edu.

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