Vision, Mission, and Goals


The Control and Instrumentation Engineering (CIE) program at the Control and Instrumentation Engineering Department has multidisciplinary objectives in engineering education. CIE builds on a judicious integration of various scientific and engineering fields so as to achieve its global objective of accomplishing optimum productivity through an optimal use of the available resources. The CIE department’s CIE program aims to prepare students to use their problem-solving skills to tackle technological issues in a variety of engineering systems and to be a lifelong learner up-to-date with the latest scientific and technological advances in the field.

The main thrust of this revision is to keep up with the main objective of graduating engineers who can carry out analysis, design, evaluation, and implementation of modern control and instrumentation systems for key local/regional industries.


  • To be a preeminent institution known for its globally competitive graduates, cutting edge research, and leadership in energy fields.


To make a difference within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond in the fields of sciences, engineering and business. We are committed to:

  • Graduating leaders who are knowledgeable, skillful, and productive members of society.
  • Engaging our society, alumni, and partners, in valuable endeavors.
  • Creating new knowledge that makes a scholarly impact, provides innovative solutions, and contributes to the national economy.


  • Build an outstanding faculty with an appropriate ratio of Saudis
  • Provide innovative and integrative learning experience to produce globally competitive graduates.
  • Make internationally recognized advancement in knowledge and significantly contribute to technology development and innovation.
  • Engage in outreach activities that are valuable to the community and enriching to KFUPM.
  • Position the University to be among the best in petroleum and energy related fields.
  • Ensure financial sufficiency and sustainability.
  • Ensure responsive and effective governance and management systems.
  • Enhance competitiveness through image and brand building.

The CIE Program Mission:

The mission of the Control and Instrumentation Engineering program is to provide high-quality education, research and community services in the areas of Control and Instrumentation. Specific components of the mission are:

  • To provide a high-quality, state-of-the-art education in Control, Automation, and Instrumentation Engineering that produces professionals capable of performing jobs in their fields of specialization at the highest level of quality, competitiveness and professionalism.
  • To conduct research that expands knowledge in the areas of Control, Automation, and Instrumentation and to provide a high-quality graduate program that gives students a solid foundation in their areas of specialty.
  • To provide industry with a high-quality professional training, applied projects, and consultation services in the area of Control, Automation, and Instrumentation that is up-to-date and competitive worldwide.