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 Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.Sc. in ECE) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes taught courses as well as thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of electrical and computer engineering and associated disciplines. The M.Sc. in ECE gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of ECE 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering program are to produce graduates who:

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

Learning Outcomes

A student graduating with the M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering will be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve advanced electrical and computer engineering problems through the application of modern tools and techniques and advanced knowledge of mathematics and engineering science.
  2. Acquire knowledge of contemporary issues in the field of electrical and computer engineering.
  3. Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze, interpret data and make decisions.
  4. Conduct research and document and defend the research results.
  5. Function on teams and communicate effectively.
  6. Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.

Overall Structure and Requirements

The M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. The required program credits are distributed as follows: 12 credits of Program Core courses (including 3 credits of engineering mathematics courses), 12 credits of Program Elective courses, and 12 credits of ECE Master’s Thesis work. A student may organize the selection of the elective courses and the master’s thesis topic to follow a specialization track within the broad field of ECE. In such cases, the track will be noted on the student’s transcript. The table below presents a summary of the MSc in ECE degree program structure and requirements. All the M.Sc. in ECE 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 ECE Degree Program Structure and Requirements

Category Credits Required

Program Core


Seminar in Research Methods


Program Electives


ECE Master’s Thesis




Program Requirements

Students seeking the degree of M.Sc. in ECE 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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