Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, King Saud University, has established a ceremony honouring outstanding students who have completed a number of engineering projects and received BAE Systems Saudi Arabia’s Awards for Engineering Excellence.
Engineer Abdullah Al Kanhal, Vice President Engineering, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia and Dr. Khalid Alhumaizy, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, presented the prizes and certificates to 30 students who have worked on 12 projects, and participated in studying and conducting research in different engineering disciplines.
Dr. Ahumaizy praised the close cooperation with BAE Systems Saudi Arabia which has resulted in the signing of an agreement that provides a new model for strategic partnerships in engineering scholarship programmes. The aim of these programmes is to ensure that educational establishments and industry work together to support engineering undergraduates and prepare them for the labour market after graduation.
Engineer Abdullah Al Kanhal said: “BAE Systems is always seeking ways to support and promote the competencies possessed by young Saudis. As a company, we are committed to supporting the development of engineering capability within the Kingdom and will work with educational establishments like the Faculty of Engineering, King Saud University to motivate and support students during their studies, in preparation for seeking a job.
“Today we have honoured these students who have excelled in their projects and pushed the boundaries in terms of developing their engineering knowledge and producing projects which could have a real benefit to the field of engineering and potentially to the Kingdom.
“Our relationship with King Saud University shows the importance of the links between academia and industry. Together we can work towards high standards academic development and sophisticated education programmes” he added.
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