King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals located in Dhahran City, just 2 km away from Al Khobar City, in Saudi Arabia Kingdom. It was renamed from University of Petroleum and Minerals to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals after the visit of King Fahd to the university. It is considered as a lead university of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia Kingdom. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals was officially established by royal decree in 1963. The first students were admitted a year later, on 23 September, 1964, a total of 67 young men enrolled) Since that time, the number of the university students increased to more than 9,000 students in the present time. In 1391/1392 H was the first graduation ceremony, four men received their baccalaureate degrees in engineering, while the total number of graduates now is more than 30,000 graduate of the bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree, they occupy now important positions in the community and they participate competently in the process of national development, the number of faculty members at the opening of college is 14, growing to become about 1,300 lecturers and teaching assistants and researchers, while the number of employees become about 2400 employees and workers.
The library, centrally located in Building 8 and a short walk from most classrooms and laboratories, has an available floor space of nearly 7,000 square meters, and it consists of four floors.
Period of study in college five academic years, the first year is a preparatory year, and specialty in English and mathematics and the principles of physics and chemistry and university skills.
Colleges of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
- College of Engineering Sciences - College of Computer Science & Engineering - College of Industrial Management - College of Environmental Design - College of Applied and Supporting Studies - Community colleges.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals seeking to be a preeminent institution known for its globally competitive graduates, cutting edge research, and leadership in energy discoveries. It working on make a difference within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond in the fields of sciences, engineering and business, it is committed to
graduating leaders who are knowledgeable, skillful, and productive members of society
creating new knowledge that makes a scholarly impact, provides innovative solutions, and contributes to the national economy.