Bahrain Polytechnic Students Connect with Industry To Support a Growing Economy

Bahrain Polytechnic

Bahrain Polytechnic was established in 2008 to fill the gap in Bahrain’s labor market for applied and technical skilled professionals.  Today with over 2000 students, Bahrain Polytechnic graduates “home-grown” ready-to-work professionals, to meet requirements from local industry, such as petroleum and aluminum export.

To support its growing economy with the right skills, students focus on an applied Problem Based Learning (PLB) curriculum approach where they work with local industry and their advisor to complete full-time design projects using SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Dr. Philippe Pringuet, Engineering Dean, shared with us two examples of students’ work during a recent visit.

Deema AlMohsen Bahrain Univ AL Suction Device 1

Deema AlMohsen’s project, “Designing a Suction Device to Extract Alumina” developed a device to extract Aluminum from a specialized vehicle for the company Aluminum Bahrain  – ALBA, the largest exporter of Aluminum in the Middle East.

Working with her industry supervisor, Ahmed Almulla (ALBA) and Bahrain Polytechnic supervisor, Pradeep Nathoo,  AlMohsen first investigated the impact of her design on Bahrain society and then began the brain storming process.

Deema AlMohsen Bahrain Univ AL Suction Device Drawing

Factors such as total airflow, static pressure, material handling, cyclone dimensions and other physical characteristics were taken into design alternatives.

Deema AlMohsen Bahrain Univ AL Suction Device Venturi Tube

One proposal introduced a flow venture

Deema AlMohsen Bahrain Univ AL Suction Device Fan

A second proposal focused on an alternative design where materials goes directly through the fan.


Mohamed Kadhim Al-Wadi’s project, “Design of Shallow Water Skimmer”, worked with industry supervisor,  Mohamed Darwish Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) and Polytechnic supervisor, Gollapudi Narayana to investigate existing recovery oil spill devices to protect Bahrain’s shores.

Al-Wadi Bahrain Poly Assemby 1

Existing devices concentrate on deep waters.  This project involved using SOLIDWORKS to design an oil skimmers for shallow water.

Al-Wadi Bahrain Poly Assemby 2

The project will be continued to design a remote controlled transporting system, to redesign the toothed disc profile and to reduce the skimmer’s mass by modifying materials.

Al-Wadi Bahrain Poly Skimmer 1

Over 30 students presented their projects, each with an industry connection.


Bahrain Polytechnic also announced the opening of the SOLIDWORKS Training Center that will continue to support engineering design in Bahrain and throughout the region.

Dr. Pringuet, thank you for sharing students’ stories.  Thank you Dalia Hussam El.Din, from CadCamCim, our valued added reseller for supporting students and their mentors.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard