To be admitted to the College of Engineering the student must have a Secondary School Certificate (Science Stream) and meets the minimum percentage requirements posted by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration for that particular year.
The minimum percentage for admission may vary from one year to another year depending on the maximum number of accepted students and the average score during the specific year.
Applications may also be accepted from transfer candidates who have attended a similar program in recognized institutions.
The program itself is taught in English. Students must be ready to take these classes. Consequently, accepted students are given a placement exam in English language to assess their level. Based on the results, students may have to spend one, two, or even three semesters studying intensive English before starting their credit program. However, some who demonstrate proficiency in English are exempted from the intensive English course.
Students are eligible to apply for admission to an Engineering Program following completion of 25 credit hours including a set of prerequisite coursework (of which at least 12 credits must be from the College requirements). If the number of students applying to the program exceeds the limit assigned by the department, then they will be given their second or third choices of majors. During the time they are completing prerequisite coursework; students are coded as pre-engineering or pre-major students and are advised by faculty in the College.
College admission criteria and transfer policy are given in the College Admission Guide.