Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs.

The scholarship provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance coverage for students under the Khalifa University visa.
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • The indicative monthly stipend for GRTA Scholarship is as follows (subject to change).

Application Opening!

We will start taking applications starting November 1st, 2018 for the next intake in September 1st, 2019.

The degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.Sc. in CE) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes taught courses as well as a thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of chemical engineering and associated disciplines.

The M.Sc. in CE gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of CE and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.


The educational goals (objectives) of the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  • Advance professionally and be recognized as leaders in their chosen fields.
  • Apply their technical expertise to address the needs of society in critical, creative, ethical, and innovative manner.
  • Further develop their knowledge and skills through graduate education and professional schools.

Learning Outcomes

A student graduating with the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry) and engineering.
  • Understand and carry out safe and economic design of chemical engineering processes and systems fulfilling environmental and societal constraints.
  • Design and conduct theoretical and/or experimental work, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  • Identify, formulate, analyze and solve chemical engineering problems by applying knowledge of chemical engineering concepts.
  • Use computational and process simulation tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
  • Effective and professional communication in English (both oral and in writing)
  • Functions autonomously and takes responsibility for managing professional practices, work, processes or systems; Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of contemporary environmental and social issues in the regional and global context.
  • Inculcate a passion for life-long learning and self-education; Learn from experiences gained in different contexts and apply new knowledge and skills into practice; Demonstrate professional integrity and ethical responsibility.
  • Take responsibility and act to formulate creative solutions to complex problems.

Overall Structure and Requirements

The M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (CE) program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. The required program credits are distributed as follows: 12 credits of Program Core courses, 12 credits of Program Elective courses, and 12 credits of CE Master’s Thesis work. A student may organize the selection of the elective courses relevant to the master’s thesis topic with the consent of the research supervisor. The table below presents a summary of the M.Sc. in CE degree program structure and requirements. All the M.Sc. in CE program courses, with the exception of the Seminar in Research Methods and the Master’s Thesis, have a credit rating of three credits each.

Summary of M.Sc. in CE Degree Program Structure and Requirements

Category Credits Required

Program Core


Seminar in Research Methods


Program Electives


CE Master’s Thesis




Program Requirements

Students seeking the degree of M.Sc. in CE must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credited hours as specified in the categories detailed in this section, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.

Program taught in:
  • English

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