MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

WELCOME TO THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Aamir Farooq, Ph.D.​​​​​​
Associate P​​rofessor of Mechanical Engineering
Building 5, Level 4, Room 4217.

​​The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental and numerical combustion, computational fluid dynamics and control theory. Our graduates are technically well trained to be productive members of the modern world society at large and specifically suited for research careers in academia, industry and government research laboratories. We place a strong emphasis on class learning ​coupled with innovative research in a variety of areas. 

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study program and faculty research groups.​

MASTERS DEGREE

​​The M.S. degree can be a terminal graduate degree or may serve as a gateway to the Ph.D. program. The M.S. degree typically takes 18 months to complete, and is offered to both traditional full-time students and part-time students; for example, industry-sponsored students on semester-long company leaves. ​

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PhD DEGREE

​The PhD degree focuses on original research and culminating in a research dissertation. Completing the program typically takes three to four years beyond MS degree. Our PhD students present their research findings at leading conferences around the world and ​publish their work in high-impact scholarly journals.  ​

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THE MS/PHD PROGRAM

The M.S.​/Ph.D. program is an attractive option for students looking for fast entry into the world of research. Students can apply for the
Ph.D. program after completing a B.S. degree and are engaged in exciting research from the beginning of their program.
The program typically takes four to five years to complete and students may complete a M.S. degree on the way to their Ph.D. 
See the academics information page for the program requirements
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GRADUATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR (GPC)

Emmanuelle Sougrat
Engineering Science Hall (Building 9), Level 4, Office 4350.
Emmanuelle is here to address students academic questions, evaluate their progress, and update them on current university policies and procedures.  She is the first point of contact for all academic life and KAUST-related questions or issues.  
She is the liaison between students and faculty, the Registrar Office, Graduate Affairs, Admissions, the Associate Dean and the Dean.  ​​​​
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