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Master of Science in Energy Engineering (MSEE)

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    Master of Science in Energy Engineering (MSEE)
  • Program code
    MSEE
  • Dept. chair
    Dr. Aziza Ibrahim
  • Program length
    2 years
  • Credit hours
    38

 About the Program

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering program prepares Saudi women to meet the demand for engineers, scientists, and researchers in Saudi Arabia's booming energy sector. Through completion of fundamental courses in the chosen concentration and in related sciences, as well as through independent research, the program prepares graduates for professional work in the energy sector to design, select, implement, and use innovative technologies to operate effectively in a competitive and multi-disciplinary industrial context, characterized by significant environmental, regulatory, smart management, and safety constraints. In addition to equipping the students with the fundamentals,  the Master of Science in Energy Engineering program helps them apply this knowledge to innovate, research and develop solutions to real-life problems in the field, and to liase with local industries and businesses to this effect.

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering program aims at producing graduates who, after few years from graduation, will:

•PEO1: Thoroughly understand energy-engineering theory, research and recent developments, including what the latter contribute to the field's store of knowledge.
•PEO2: Be familiar with and able to use advanced, research-and-inquiry techniques that are applicable not only to energy engineering practice, but also to  fundamental research.
•PEO3: Continue developing intellectually through active participation in technical and professional activities.
•PEO4: Act in a professional and ethical manner in their chosen careers, while also communicating effectively as an individual or a team member.

 Concentration

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering is offering two concentrations

1.Concentration in Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Graduates from Petroleum Engineering concentration apply engineering principles and technical skills to help support professionals engaged in the development of petroleum engineering practices, develop and implement strategies to address major issues in petroleum regulation and policy.
2.Concentration in Renewable Energy (RE)
Graduates from Renewable Energy Engineering concentration develop a broad understanding of renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biofuels) for energy conversion, and formulate innovative engineering solutions to specific energy and power problems, using conventional and/or renewable energy resources.

 Learning Outcomes

  • -Demonstrate thorough knowledge and critical understanding of the main areas of energy engineering, including principal concepts, principles and theories, and their current application
-Familiarity with and ability to use advanced techniques of research and inquiry applicable to energy engineering, and the use of those techniques in carrying out a significant research or professional project
-Aware of the latest developments in energy engineering including emerging issues, research techniques, and associated professional practice
-Demonstrate awareness of recent regulatory provisions in the local and international environment that might affect the energy engineering field and knowledge of reasons for and future implications of those changes
-Consistently apply practical and theoretical knowledge in dealing with a wide variety of novel and unpredictable scholarly and/or professional contexts and make adequate judgment when necessary
-Synthesize and apply the results of research and new developments in professional practice, in analyzing, developing and testing hypotheses, and proposing solutions to theoretical and practical problems
-Independently plan and execute a major project or part of scholarly research applying practical and theoretical knowledge, and research techniques
  • -Take initiative in identifying and responding creatively to complex energy engineering issues, accept full responsibility for own work, and take independent action to acquire the necessary  knowledge and skill
-Deal consistently and sensitively with complex ethical issues in academic and/ or professional contexts and reflect high levels of loyalty, responsibility, and commitment to serve the society
-Communicate effectively and at appropriate levels with professional and the wider community through reports, presentations, publications, including thesis and major project report

-Critically evaluate, and make effective use of mathematical and statistical data, using appropriate information and communications technology

 Career Opportunities

The career outlook for graduates in Energy Engineering is exceptionally bright, both in governmental and private institutions. Graduates can be employed in a wide range of industries such as engineering, manufacturing, private and public consulting firms as well as sectors in electricity and natural gas, petroleum, renewable energy and the environment, strategic analysis for the energy sector, risk management and business continuity, oil and gas economics, and in utilities and public boards that supply energy as electricity.

 Graduation Requirements

​To be able to graduate, students should complete the following

  1. A GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0
  2. A total of 38 credit-hours distributed as follows:
  • 32 credit hours of course work (12 credits hours of major core, 9 credit hours of concentration core, 9 credits hours of concentration electives, and 2 credit hours for seminar/research units).
  • 6 credit hours for the thesis.
  1. There is a possibility of transferring credits from previous institutions subject to committee approval.

 Program Plan

Semester1

Semester2

Course No.

Course Name

Pre-requisite

Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Pre-requisite

Credits

MEEE 630 Energy Systems Graduate Standing 3 METH 660 Seminar Graduate Standing 2
MEME 640 Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Graduate Standing 3   Concentration Core Req.1   3
MEEE 631 Energy Economics Graduate Standing 3   Concentration Core Req.2   3
MEMO 600 Advanced Mathematics in Engineering Graduate Standing 3   Concentration Core Req.3   3

Total

12

Total

11

Semester3

Semester3

Course No.

Course Name

Pre-requisite

Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Pre-requisite

Credits

METH 661 Thesis-I METH 660 3 METH 662 Thesis-II METH 661 3
  Concentration

Elective -1
  3   Concentration Elective -3   3
  Concentration

Elective -2
  3        

Total

9

Total

6


Pre-graduate program

Semester1–Pre-graduate

Semester2–Pre-graduate

Course No.

Course Name

Pre-requisite

Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Pre-requisite

Credits

PYGG 001 Research Methodology None 4   Elective (2) Dept. Approval 3
PYGG 002 Philosophy and Philosophers None 4   Elective (3) Dept. Approval 3
PYGG 003 Statistics for Graduate Studies None 2   Elective (4) Dept. Approval 4
  Elective (1) Dept. Approval 3 PYGG 004 Research Project PYGG 001, PYGG 002, and PYGG 003 3

Total

13

Total

13

 Fact Sheet

Student Enrollment for Master of Science in ENgeering ​ ​

Student Enrollment for MIFM

Admissions
Bachelor GPA
Cum GPA
2.75/4 or 3.75/5
Major GPA
2.75/4 or 3.75/5
Rank
Very Good
Required Tests
Test
GRE and STEP
Cut-Score
Verbal 154 Quantitative 158
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
550
**IELTS
6.0
Definitions & Conversion Charts
Definitions
 
Conversion Charts
 
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation Letter
2
Personal Statement
Required
CV
Required
Contact Information
Dept. Chair
Tel.+966 122137899
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137855 

    Accreditation

    Our qualifications are recognised globally, so you can study safe in the knowledge that wherever your path may lead, you have the whole wide world to choose from.

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