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ABET

Self-Study Report

for the

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Program
at


King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA




29 November 2009


CONFIDENTIAL
The information supplied in this Self-Study Report is for the confidential use of ABET and its authorized agents, and will not be disclosed without authorization of the institution concerned, except for summary data not identifiable to a specific institution.

Table of Contents


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 8

0.1. Contact Information 8

0.2. Program History 8

0.3. Options 9

0.4. Organizational Structure 9

0.5. Program Delivery Modes 13

0.6. Deficiencies, Weaknesses or Concerns from Previous Evaluation(s) and the Actions taken to Address them 13

CRITERION 1. STUDENTS 17

1.1. Student Admissions 17

1.2. Evaluating Student Performance 19

1.3. Advising Students 20

1.4. Transfer Students and Transfer Courses 22

1.5. Graduation Requirements 24

1.6. Enrollment and Graduation Trends 27

CRITERION 2. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 29

2.1. Mission Statement 29

2.2. Program Educational Objectives 30

2.3. Consistency of the Program Educational Objectives with the Mission of the Institution 31

2.4. Program Constituencies 31

2.5. Process for Establishing Program Educational Objectives 33

2.6. Achievement of Program Educational Objectives 36

3.1. Process for Establishing and Revising Program Outcomes 43

3.2. Program Outcomes 44

3.3. Relationship of Program Outcomes to Program Educational Objectives 45

3.4. Relationship of courses in the Curriculum to the Program Outcomes 47

3.5. Documentation 53

3.6. Achievement of Program Outcomes 55

CRITERION 4. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 98

4.1. Information Used for Program Improvement 98

4.2. Action to Improve the Program 99

CRITERION 5. CURRICULUM 110

5.1. Program Curriculum 110

5.2. Prerequisite Flow Chart 125

5.3. Course Syllabi 126

CRITERION 6. FACULTY 127

6.1. Leadership Responsibility 127

6.2. Authority and Responsibility of Faculty 127

6.3. Faculty 128

6.4. Faculty Competencies 130

6.5. Faculty Size 135

6.6. Faculty CVs 136

6.7. Faculty Development 137

CRITERION 7. FACILITIES 142

7.1. Space 142

7.2. Resources and Support 145

7.3. Major Instructional and Laboratory Equipment 151

CRITERION 8. SUPPORT 152

8.1. Program Budget Process 152

8.2. Sources of Financial Support 152

8.3. Adequacy of Budget 152

8.4. Support of Faculty Professional Development 152

8.5. Support of Facilities and Equipment 153

8.6. Adequacy of Support Personnel and Institutional Services 153

CRITERION 9. PROGRAM CRITERIA 156

Appendix A. COURSE SYLLABI 1

Appendix B. FACULTY RESUMES 1

Appendix C. LABORATORY EQUIPMENT 1

Appendix D. INSTITUTIONAL SUMMARY 1




List of Tables

Table ‎0.4 1. Committees/coordinators, committee membership, and duties 11

Table ‎0.4 2. Industry Advisory Committee 12

Table ‎1.1 3. History of Admissions Standards for Past Five Years 19

Table 1.4 4. Transfer Students for Past Five Academic Years 24

Table ‎1.5 5. BS Regular Program (Without COOP) 26

Table ‎1.5 6. BS Regular Program (With COOP) 26

Table ‎1.6 7 . Enrollment Trends for Past Five Academic Years 27

Table ‎1.6 8. Program Graduates 27

Table ‎2.4 9 . Industry Advisory Committee Membership 33

Table ‎2.5 10. Planning the review process of the PEOs 36

Table ‎2.6 11. Alumni Survey for T062 and T082 37

Table ‎3.3 12. Mapping between program outcomes and program educational objectives. 46

Table ‎3.4 13. Coverage of Program Outcomes. 49

Table ‎3.4 14. Mapping from course outcomes to program outcomes 49

Table ‎3.4 15. Program Outcome Performance Indicators: (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs 52

Table ‎3.6 16. Mapping between selected courses and PO Rubrics. 58

Table ‎3.6 17. Program outcomes assessment and evaluation methods, performance target, and logistics. 67

Table ‎3.6 18. Planning the review process of the PEOs and PO 75

Table ‎3.6 19. Planning the Indirect Assessment & Consulting the Industry Advisory Committee 75

Table ‎3.6 20. Planning the Continuous Improvement and Program Assessment processes. 75

Table ‎3.6 21. Example of course learning outcomes evaluation (by Faculty). 78

Table ‎3.6 22. Course learning outcomes indirect assessment (Student Survey) 80

Table ‎3.6 23. Summary of overall achievement status for course outcomes for eleven core courses for Term 062. 81

Table ‎3.6 24. Summary of overall achievement status for course outcomes for eleven core courses for Term 071. 82

Table ‎3.6 25. Student Scores in Supporting Course for T081 85

Table ‎3.6 26. Exit Survey Results for T081 87

Table ‎3.6 27. Rubrics Assessment Data for T062, T071, T072, and T081 91

Table ‎3.6 28. Integration of Assessment Data for Program Outcomes 93

Table ‎4.2 29. Plan for Progressive Introduction of Engineering Design 102

Table ‎4.2 30. Action Plan and Progress Made Towards Improving outcome (g-W) 105

Table ‎5.1 31. Curriculum of the Computer Engineering Program (Without COOP) 110

Table ‎5.1 32. Curriculum of the Computer Engineering Program (With COOP) 112

Table ‎5.1 33. Culminating Learning Experience through the COE Program 117

Table ‎5.1 34. Computer Science component in the COE program. 121

Table ‎5.1 35. General Education Component 123

Table ‎6.3 36. Workload Summary of COE Faculty 128

Table ‎6.4 37. COE Faculty Analysis 131

Table ‎6.4 38. COE faculty showing areas of specialization and curricular program area(s) covered. 133

Table ‎7.1 39. Classrooms sizes. 142

Table 7.1 40. Laboratories sizes. 143

Table 7.2 41. Approved labs budgets (Fiscal years 2005 – 2009). 147

Table 7.2 42. Lab budget allocation (Fiscal year 2005). 148

Table 7.2 43. Lab budget allocation (Fiscal year 2006). 149

Table 7.2 44. Lab budget allocation (Fiscal year 2007). 149

Table 7.2 45. Lab budget allocation (Fiscal year 2008). 150

Table 7.2 46. Lab budget allocation (Fiscal year 2009). 150

Table 8.1 47. Department expenditure (Fiscal year 2008). 152

Table 8.6 48. KFUPM main library's collection. 154

Table 8.6 49. Number of library items related to COE. 154

Table 8.6 50. KFUPM main library's expenditures (Fiscal years 2006 – 2008). 155



List of Figures

Figure ‎0.4 1. Overview of the COE program organizational structure 10

Figure ‎2.5 2. Overview of the PEOs Assessment Process 35

Figure ‎2.6 3. VSSN Alumni satisfaction percentile vs PEO-1(1.1-1.6), PEO-2 (2.1-2.2), and PEO-3 (3.1-3.3) 38

Figure ‎2.6 4. VSS Alumni satisfaction percentile vs PEO-1(1.1-1.6), PEO-2 (2.1-2.2), and PEO-3 (3.1-3.3) 39

Figure ‎2.6 5. Employer satisfaction percentile vs PEO-1(1.1-1.6), 41

Figure ‎3.6 6. Program outcomes assessment process. 57

Figure ‎3.6 7. Exit Survey: Percentile of Satisfaction for the POs. 88

Figure ‎3.6 8. COOP Supervisor Survey: percentile of satisfaction for the POs 89

Figure ‎3.6 9. Employer Survey: percentile of satisfaction with the POs 89

Figure ‎3.6 10. Average Rubrics Score for T062, T071, and T072. 92

Figure ‎3.6 11. Average Rubrics Scores for T081. 92

Figure ‎5.2 12. COE Program Flow-Chart for the BSc without COOP. 125

Figure ‎5.2 13. COE Program Flow-Chart for the BSc with COOP. 126

Figure ‎7.2 14. KFUPM network connectivity. 146




Self-Study Report
COMPUTER ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

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