Date of Award

Fall October 2015

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Research Projects

Degree Name

Master of Science


Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Arnold Galloway


Saudi Arabia is the biggest Arab state in the Middle East. The Kingdom has a total population of about 30 million people of which about 29.4% are less than 15 years old, 67.6% are between 15 and 64 years old, and 3% are over 65 years old. This creates a need for sophisticated infrastructure that is able to cater to the needs of an aging population, especially in big cities. Despite the fact that the country is divided into 13 provinces, about 60% of the population lives in only three provinces, which are Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. Unfortunately, the medical system of the country has become obsolete and, from my own experience of being born and raised in the Kingdom, I believe time has come to bring changes to it if we want to remain among the leaders of the Arabian Peninsula. Through this project, I will highlight the current medical system in Saudi Arabia and explain how I can apply the System Engineering process in order to create a fantastic system that will facilitate the organization and hasten the availability of medical data to medical practitioners.