Master of Science [M.Sc] Chemical Engineering From Khalifa University
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Master of Science [M.Sc] Chemical Engineering

Khalifa University

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Program Overview

The degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSc in CE) 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 chemical engineering and associated disciplines. The MSc 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.

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  Location

Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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  Course Duration

24 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AED 89,181

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 GRE: 300 TOEFL: 91

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OVERALL STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS
 

The MSc 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 MSc in CE degree program structure and requirements.  All the MSc 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 MSc in CE Degree Program Structure and Requirements
 

CATEGORY

CREDITS REQUIRED

Program Core

12

Program Electives

12

CE Master’s Thesis

12

Total

36


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
 

Students seeking the degree of MSc 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 Core
 

The MSc in CE degree program core requires a minimum of 12 credits, consisting of 4 core courses, and the Seminar in Research Methods course which has zero credit rating.  The courses are specified below.
 

I. CE Core Courses (12 credits):

It is mandatory for the students to complete the following listed courses:

– CHEG 610 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

– CHEG 620 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering

– CHEG 630 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

– CHEG 640 Transport Phenomena

II. ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods (0 credits)
 

PROGRAM ELECTIVES
 

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of electives from the list below:

–  CHEG 611          Polymer Reaction Engineering

–  CHEG 621          Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering

–  CHEG 622          Process Simulation and Optimization

–  CHEG 623          Systems Engineering

–  CHEG 631          Process Plant Safety

–  CHEG 641          Multiphase Flow

–  CHEG 642          Separation Processes

–  CHEG 643          Interfacial Science

–  CHEG 651          Combustion and Air Pollution Control

–  CHEG 652          Advanced Process Control

–  CHEG 653          Sustainable Energy

–  CHEG 654          Chemical Process Safety

–  CHEG 655          Measurement and Instrumentation

–  CHEG 656          Experimental Design

–  CHEG 657          Materials Engineering and Corrosion

–  CHEG 658          Polymer Properties and Processing

–  CHEG 659          Biochemistry for Engineers

–  CHEG 694          Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MASTER’S THESIS
 

CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis (12 credits)

A student must complete a master’s thesis that involves creative, research-oriented work within the broad field of CE, under the direct supervision of at least one full-time faculty advisor. The research findings must be documented in a formal thesis and defended successfully in a viva voce examination.
 

STUDY PLAN
 

Typical study plans for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the M.Sc. in CE program are shown below. Each student is expected to select the courses in consultation with her/his academic advisor.
 

TYPICAL STUDY PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

YEAR 1

  • CE Core course 1

  • CE Core course 2

  • Elective Course 1

  • ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods

  • CE Core course 3

  • CE Core course 4

  • Elective course 2

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

YEAR 2

  • Elective course 3

  • Elective course 4

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

 

TYPICAL STUDY PLAN FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

YEAR 1

  • CE Core course 1

  • CE Core course 2

  • ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods

  • CE Core course 3

  • CE Core course 4

YEAR 2

  • Elective course 1

  • Elective course 2

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

  • Elective course 3

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

YEAR 3

  • Elective course 4

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

 

CONCENTRATION IN FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
 

The MSc in CHEG includes an optional concentration in Food Process Engineering and Technology. Therefore, in addition to the MSc in CHEG program learning outcomes, MSc in CHEG students choosing this concentration are expected to attain the following concentration specific outcomes:
 

  1. Apply the knowledge of food science and engineering in the processing, preservation, and packaging of nutritious and high-quality food products while meeting food safety standards and regulations.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the advanced and emerging technologies for food processing operations, quality control, and farming along with their impact on the environment.
     

The concentration will be noted on the student academic record (transcript) provided that the student completes the MSc in CHEG program core as well as:
 

  • A minimum of 9 credits from the group of courses designated by the concentration.

  • A master’s research thesis within the domain of the concentration.
     

List of courses for Food Process Engineering and Technology Concentration:
 

  • CHEG 660 Food Engineering and Science

  • CHEG 661 Food Preservation and Packaging

  • CHEG 662    Food Safety and Legislation

  • CHEG 663 Food Systems Engineering

  • CHEG 664    Enzymes in Food Engineering

  • CHEG 665 Farming Technologies for Arid Climate
     

Study Plan for MSc CHEG with Concentration in Food Process Engineering and Technology
 

Typical study plans for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the MSc in CHEG program with Food process engineering and technology concentration are below. Each student is expected to select the courses in consultation with her/his academic advisor.
 

TYPICAL STUDY PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

YEAR 1

•    Core course 1

•    Core course 2

•    Concentration Elective course 1

•    ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods

•    Core course 3

•    Core course 4

•    Concentration Elective course 2

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

YEAR 2

•    Concentration Elective course 3

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

•    Program or Concentration Elective course

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

 

TYPICAL STUDY PLAN FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

YEAR 1

•    Core course 1

•    Core course 2

•    ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods

•    Core course 3

•    Core course 4

YEAR 2

•    Concentration Elective course 1

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

•    Concentration Elective course 2

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

YEAR 3

•    Concentration Elective course 3

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

•    Program or Concentration Elective course

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

 

CONCENTRATION IN METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING
 

 

The MSc in CHEG includes an optional concentration in Metallurgical Engineering. Therefore, in addition to the MSc in CHEG program learning outcomes, MSc in CHEG students choosing this concentration are expected to attain the following concentration specific outcomes:
 

  • Assess the application of the principles involved in mineral processing and chemical extraction of metals.

  • Assess the application of the principles that support microstructure, properties, behavior of metals and alloys to design and produce advanced metals and alloys.

  • Demonstrate an ability to describe and apply international best practice standards in minerals engineering, metallurgical methods and technologies.
     

The concentration will be noted on the student academic record (transcript) provided that the student completes the MSc in CHEG program core as well as:
 

  • A minimum of 9 credits from the group of courses designated by the concentration.

  • A master’s research thesis within the domain of the concentration.

 

List of courses for Metallurgical Engineering Concentration:

 

  • CHEG/MSEN 670 Advanced Chemical Metallurgy

  • CHEG/MSEN 671 Advanced Physical Metallurgy

  • CHEG/MSEN 672 Materials Characterization

  • CHEG/MSEN 673 Phase Transformations in Metals

  • CHEG/MSEN 657 Materials Engineering and Corrosion 
     

Study Plan for MSc in CHEG with Concentration in Metallurgical Engineering
 

Typical study plans for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the MSc in CHEG program with Food process engineering and technology concentration are below. Each student is expected to select the courses in consultation with her/his academic advisor.
 

TYPICAL STUDY PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

YEAR 1

•    Core course 1

•    Core course 2

•    Concentration Elective course 1

•    ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods

•    Core course 3

•    Core course 4

•    Concentration Elective course 2

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

YEAR 2

•    Concentration Elective course 3

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

•    Program or Concentration Elective course

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

 

TYPICAL STUDY PLAN FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

YEAR 1

•    Core course 1

•    Core course 2

•    ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods

•    Core course 3

•    Core course 4

YEAR 2

•    Concentration Elective course 1

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

•    Concentration Elective course 2

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

YEAR 3

•    Concentration Elective course 3

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

•    Program or Concentration Elective course

•    CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis

  • Students must complete a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent.

  • Students must submit the English Language Proficiency Test Score.

  • Students with insufficient prior background in the chosen Master’s program may be considered for conditional admission, but will be assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses and/or specially tailored remedial courses as specified by the relevant program.
     

    The following required documents are required:

     

  • Certified copy of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree certificate (as applicable).

  • Official transcript showing the grading scale.

  • English language proficiency score certificate (GRE, IELTS, TOEFL or EmSAT).

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

  • Passport-style photograph on a white background.

  • Valid passport

  • Valid UAE national ID card (for international applicants who currently reside in the UAE).

  • Statement of Purpose (500 to 1,000 words)

  • 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

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