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The College of Engineering at the University of Dammam is one of the most unique engineering schools in the Kingdom, offering degree programs not available anywhere else in Saudi Arabia. Programs, which will help not only the University, but also the country by preparing innovative engineering researchers and professionals who are capable of meeting the challenges of sustainability in this competitive age of globalization.
The College currently offers non-traditional engineering degrees in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Other degree programs such as Security and Safety Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Marine Engineering and Engineering Education are currently in the planning stages.The Basic Engineering Department is a supporting department for the College of Engineering that offers required engineering courses for all engineering undergraduates. These courses offer a basic background in the fields of civil, electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering.
The Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities is one of the supporting departments in the College of Engineering. The department offers required courses for undergraduate engineering students in the disciplines of math, physics, chemistry, English language, geology, economics, computer science basics, information technology as well as courses which help refine the students’ academic skills.
Biomedical Engineering is defined as the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology. This field aims to understand, modify, or control biological systems, as well as design and build products that are capable of monitoring physiological functions and assisting in diagnosing and treating patients. Biomedical Engineering seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: it combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with the medical and biological sciences in order to improve healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy.