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The B.Sc. programs of chemical, civil and mechanical engineering were accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) in July 2015 at King Saud University.
It is worth mentioning that these programs are the first Bachelor of Engineering programs approved by the NCAAA in Saudi universities.
In addition, the other four B.Sc. programs (Electrical, Surveying, industrial and Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering) were also evaluated during the period of 26-30 April 2015, and the final accreditation decision would be issued in the near future by the NCAAA.
The NCAAA focuses on eleven standards which are divided on five key areas, including:
1 - Institutional context (the mission and objectives – program administration – management of program quality assurance);
2. Quality of teaching and learning;
3. Student learning support (student support and management services - learning resources);
4. Infrastructure support (facilities and equipment - financial planning & management – employment process);
5. Social contribution (scientific research - relationships with the community).