Faculty of Engineering Rabigh Branch - Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineering


About Us

The department of mechanical engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Rabigh, King Abdulaziz University was established in 2009 to be one of the pioneer engineering institute in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mechanical engineering is a wide specialization which has relation with all fields of life. The graduate of the mechanical engineering is a potential candidate to become one of the pillars of the nation’s industry, and the graduates may find good opportunities in different sectors especially in the fields of operation, maintenance, analysis, design and development in mechanical and mechatronic systems, and many others.

The department of mechanical engineering has implemented several initiatives to meet changes around the world and industrial needs. As a result, a new study plan of undergraduate program was designed based on well-known academic standards to meet the market requirements in this important area in the Kingdom. The department is provided with a highly qualified scientific faculties and staffs. Finally, new developed laboratories with highly accurate instruments are established to use recent techniques and ensure quality and accreditation requirements.



Innovation and leadership in education of mechanical engineering and applied research.


To prepare a distinguished graduate having analytical capabilities, creativity and innovation to keep up with evolution of the latest engineering fields and to conduct scientific research and provide training programs that contribute to community service and development of the environment


word of the chairman


Welcome from the ME Chair, Dr.Abdulla Abu hibaya
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Rabigh, King Abdul-Aziz University was established in 1430-1431 H (2009-2010) to be one of the pioneer engineering institutes in Rabigh. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is currently implementing several new initiatives to meet changes around the world and industry needs. For undergraduate students a new study plan, based on well-known academic standards, is currently designed to meet the market requirements in this important area in the Kingdom. Rabigh city is located in an attractive industrial area on the Red Sea; close to Petro-Rabigh Company, Arabian Cement and many industrial companies. Students and researchers will have a great opportunity to enjoy living in a fantastic environment; open space and flat areas. The curriculum is developed to improve the qualifications of our students. Moreover, the department is improving the facilities and laboratories for its students. Please take a look at our web site, read the news articles and research sections linked from our home page. Find out how you can be a part of the ME department .


  1. Areas of research include:
  2. • Tribology
  3. • Dynamic Systems and Control
  4. • Manufacturing and Design
  5. • Materials Engineering
  6. • Combustion Processes in Solid, Liquid, and Hybrid Rocket Systems
  7. • Acoustics and Shock Waves Propagations in Different Fluids
  8. • Thermal / Fluid Systems
  9. • Renewable Energy (Solar Chimney)
  10. • Computational Fluid Dynamics
Finally, I encourage you to see for yourself—explore our Website and learn more about what the Department of Mechanical Engineering is offering.


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