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College of Engineering and Petroleum
Established in 1974


College Dean
Prof. Khaled AlHazza'a
Geographic Location

The College of Engineering & Petroleum provides quality engineering education for the needs of society, and the institutional vision to develop an elite college as the leading engineering institution in the Middle East, recognized for its outstanding education, research, and outreach programs, and for the quality, character, and integrity of its graduates. The college endeavors to create a dynamic academic and research environment, keeping pace with scientific and technological developments in engineering to address the immediate and long-term needs of society. The College has seven departments, offering seven Engineering programs, and awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Petroleum, and Industrial & Management System Engineering. Graduate programs leading to Masters of Science degrees are offered in Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, and Petroleum Engineering. The students are admitted in the College after successful completion of secondary school, with a science major or equivalent, and with a minimum overall score of 80%. The number of registered students in the academic year 2007/2008 was 3,160, and since its establishment, the College has graduated 7,077 students with Bachelor’s degrees, and 730 with Master’s. The College has 209 staff members, and a well-developed scholarship program facilitates Kuwaiti nationals to pursue doctoral studies aboard. Students in the engineering programs must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 144 credits, with a common 73-credit component under the Core Engineering Curriculum, and 71 credits for departmental major courses. All Engineering programs have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. since 2008. Previously, they were recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent. The College is committed to the continuous improvement of its programs as part of the accreditation process. Towards that end, the Office of Academic Assessment has been coordinating the continuous assessment process in the college.

Facts and Numbers


: 256

Enrolled Students

: 3160