Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

Hamad bin Khalifa University

Program Description

Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

Hamad bin Khalifa University

The HBKU Sustainable Energy master provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.

The HBKU Sustainable Energy master provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.

The programs also look at the implications and drivers of sustainable policymaking on society, the economy, and the environment. A key component of both degrees is original, guided research in energy science and technologies that support sustainable development.

The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula allows for engagement in cross-disciplinary science and builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the energy field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.

The master’s program can be customized to focus on different aspects of sustainable energy such as renewable energy systems, conventional energy systems, energy and mobility, energy and urbanization, and energy and environment.

Program Focus

  • Skills to build a successful career in science, engineering, and technology including ethics, technical writing, research methods, data analytics, and advanced computing methods.
  • Fundamentals of energy engineering, sciences, and technologies for sustainability.
  • Fossil fuel energy usage and environmental impact.
  • Engineering and scientific development of renewable “green” energy.
  • Energy storage, distribution, and consumption efficiency.
  • Social and economic aspects of sustainability and energy.

Curriculum

A 34-credit full-time program taught in English over two years that includes:

  • Core course: Sustainability Fundamentals and Tools
  • Core course: Research Methods and Ethics
  • Core course: Elected Math Core (2 choices)
  • Core course: Elected Computation Core (3 choices)
  • 4 elective courses
  • A 6-credit research thesis or an industrial/applied project
  • 2 graduate research seminars

Admission & Application Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree relevant to this program, which typically includes science and engineering disciplines. Students from architecture, urban planning, business, economics, policy, and social sciences demonstrating strong analytical skills will also be considered. Applicants should demonstrate strong evidence that they possess the qualities to become successful researchers and professionals. These include excellent performance in relevant coursework, past research results if any, and strong recommendation letters. Applicants with prior research experience are preferred.

Applicants are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants can be exempt from this requirement if they meet one of the conditions listed below:

  • The applicant completed their undergraduate studies at an institution in a country where English is the native language,
  • The applicant provides an official letter from the university where they completed their undergraduate studies confirming that they obtained their degree from an institution where the medium of instruction is English (if not otherwise exempt),
  • The applicants’ first language is English.

While the GRE is not required for admission to the program, a strong GRE score will help strengthen the applicant’s admission material.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Hamad bin Khalifa University

Last updated December 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
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Deadline
Mar. 1, 2018
Admissions deadline for international students
Locations
Qatar - Doha
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2018
Admissions deadline for nationals and residents of Qatar
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Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2018
Admissions deadline for international students
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Dates
Sept. 2018
Qatar - Doha
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2018
Admissions deadline for international students
End date Request Info
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2018
Admissions deadline for nationals and residents of Qatar
End date Request Info