Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The KAUST Chemical Engineering (CE) Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. These include the development of new materials and processes for gas and liquid separations, for water desalination, catalysis, sustainable energy and nanotechnology as well as the advancement of new ideas in process design and control and reactor design.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about graduate study programs and faculty research groups.

The Master's Degree (M.Sc.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. Students are expected to complete the M.Sc. degree within 3 to 4 semesters (including one summer semester, i.e., 12 to 18 months in total). The M.Sc. degree is offered for traditional full-time students and could be a terminal M.Sc., as well as a gateway to the Ph.D. program. All M.Sc. students are expected to complete a capstone experience that includes thesis preparation and oral defense. The non-thesis option is not supported in the Chem Program.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Physical Science and Engineering Division