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).
We will start taking applications starting November 1st, 2018 for the next intake in September 1st, 2019.
The degree of Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (M.Sc. in NUCE) is awarded for candidates who successfully complete the taught courses, field trips, and thesis requirements of the program. The program is targeted for students with various backgrounds, such as graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Mathematics or other pertinent specializations. The program starts with common core courses that cover essential Nuclear Engineering topics.
On successful completion of the core courses, students can select one of six tracks that cover specialized courses to prepare the students for their project/thesis work and broaden their expertise in specific areas of nuclear technology. In addition to taught courses, students are required to complete a field trip component. In this component, the student is required to carry out a series of nuclear reactor experiments to consolidate theory lessons given in class as well as visit selected nuclear facilities to gain an overall appreciation of nuclear energy technology at the front and back end of the fuel cycle as well as during reactor operations.
Finally, the candidates work on an M.Sc. thesis in their chosen area. The thesis work may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the focus areas identified by the relevant supervisors. Alternatively, where applicable and subject to the approval Nuclear Engineering Department, students may propose thesis topics of their own or work on solving problems of their respective sponsoring organizations.
The goals (objectives) of the program are to produce graduates who:
- Advance professionally and are recognized as leaders in their chosen fields.
- Apply their technical expertise to address the needs of society in a critical, creative, ethical, and innovative manner.
- Further develop their knowledge and skills through graduate education and professional schools.
A student graduating with an M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve advanced Nuclear Engineering problems through the application of modern tools and techniques and advanced knowledge of mathematics and engineering science.
- Acquire knowledge of contemporary issues in the field of Nuclear Engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze, interpret data and make decisions.
- Conduct research, document and defend the research results.
- Function on teams and communicate effectively.
- Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
Overall Structure and Requirements
The M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering program is equivalent to 36 credit hours. The program consists of three main components.
- Taught Courses Component: in this component, the student is required to complete a program of advanced study in Nuclear Engineering. This component is equivalent to 24 credit hours and consists of 8 courses, with 3 credit hours each. The 8 courses (24 credit hours) are: 4 core courses (12 credit hours) and 4 elective courses (12 credit hours) chosen from 1 of 6 possible tracks.
- Field Trips Component: in this component, the student is required to carry out a series of nuclear reactor experiments to consolidate theory lessons given in class as well as visit selected nuclear facilities to gain an overall appreciation of nuclear energy technology at the front and back end of the fuel cycle as well during reactor operations. By necessity, the field trips will be undertaken outside the UAE (e.g. in the Republic of South Korea or the USA) until such time that nuclear laboratories and facilities are available in the UAE.
- Thesis Component: in this component, the student is required to carry out an independent research thesis work in Nuclear Engineering. This component is equivalent to 12 credit hours.
Students seeking the degree of M.Sc. in NUCE 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.