The BSc program comprises a total of 138 credit hours reasonably distributed over eight semesters. It is developed to equip students with the necessary tools to fulfill their assignments and responsibilities as process instrumentation and control engineers. It consists of courses which can be classified into three main categories as follows:

General Sciences: Students are provided with a suitable number of general science courses such as mathematics, statistics, physics, computer programming, and chemistry. This enables them to successfully follow the engineering courses in the program.

Engineering Sciences: Engineering courses are distributed along the curriculum to cover process engineering, measurement systems, and process monitoring, control, and automation in sequence in order to make the learning process easy to be assimilated. In process engineering, students are taught the fundamentals of chemical and electrical/electronic engineering needed to understand industrial processes. In addition, the financial regulations necessary to solve engineering design problems are provided in an engineering economic course. Instrumentation, measurement, and control subjects are taught as required in adequate number of courses.

In addition to the compulsory courses, students are offered numerous engineering elective courses in order to allow some degree of specialization in areas such as industrial safety, virtual instrumentation, nonlinear process control, process optimization, advanced process control, fiber optics and laser instrumentation, quality assurance and reliability engineering, logic controllers and distributed control systems.

General Education: General education components are in line with the university mission. Students are taught Islamic culture, Arabic language, English language, modern history of Bahrain and citizenship, and human rights principles which enable them to develop professional components that require fluent communication skills, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ethics.

The undergraduate program includes two laboratory courses, namely Process Instrumentation/Control Lab I and Process Instrumentation/Control Lab II. Students conduct experiments on process variables and properties measurements and empirical chemical processes modeling in Lab I. In Lab II, they conduct experiments on computer based automatic process control; control valves characteristics and composition measurements.

The program also includes one period of summer training of two-month duration at the end of the third year. The students are placed in relevant industrial companies to gain additional practical experience.

In the second and fourth years, students also undertake junior and senior projects, respectively. Both projects emphasize independent learning and teamwork. Field trips are also arranged through the courses in coordination with the relevant industrial companies.


Detailed Study Plan

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The Process Instrumentation and Control Engineering Program expects the graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  1. Engage in productive careers in a broad range of the process instrumentation and control engineering profession in both the public and private sectors.
  2. Engage in ongoing professional development activities by pursuing graduate studies and /or other learning opportunities.
  3. Advance in responsibility and leadership in their careers.

The PEOs are published in the program specification form distributed to students, which includes all related information to the program.

The PEOs are also published and distributed to the newly admitted students in the induction day at the university and at the department.

By the end of the program, the students should possess:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.