This study was carried out to investigate the current status of simulation use during teaching within health
sciences and engineering faculties at Saudi universities. Simulation in teaching has been shown to be
effective at enhancing student understanding. However, the current status of simulation use in teaching,
especially in Saudi universities, remains unclear. To address this, here we aimed to: determine the ability
of simulation to achieve appropriate levels of realism; identify the effectiveness of simulation at improving
skills, awareness, and knowledge in health sciences and engineering; and test whether simulation improves
the critical and evaluative thinking of students. Data were collected using online questionnaires. We found
that simulation is being effectively applied in Saudi universities.