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Master of Science in Energy Engineering

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

 About the Program

Overview​

​The Master of Science in Energy Engineering programme equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demand for engineers, scientists, and researchers in Saudi Arabia's booming energy sector.​

Through completion of fundamental course modules in the chosen concentration and related sciences, alongside independent research, the programme prepares graduates for professional work in the energy sector. Graduates will be able to design, select, implement, and use innovative technologies to operate effectively in a competitive and multi-disciplinary industrial context, characterised by significant environmental, regulatory, smart management, and safety constraints. ​

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering programme also helps graduates apply this knowledge to innovate, research and develop solutions to real-life problems in the field, and to liaise with local industries and businesses to this effect.​

Curri​culum

The MSc Energy Engineering course offers two concentrations for Effat University students to choose from. These are Petroleum Engineering (PE) and Renewable Energy (RE).

The Petroleum Engineering concentration teaches students fundamental 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.

Students who choose the Renewable Energy Engineering concentration will 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.

Other key modules covered by both programme plans include Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Energy Economics and Research Methodology.

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision ​

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering   aims at providing the society with outstanding researchers and specialists who would   contribute to the technological advancements in renewable energy and petroleum engineering 

Mission 

The Master of Science in Energy Engineering   will continue to lead in educating qualified engineers and researchers who combine the highest level of technical competency with creativity, innovation, and leadership skills necessary for contributing to technological advancements in renewable energy and petroleum engineering locally and globally.​

Goals 

  1. Promote the MSEE program national and international reputation and support the Saudi 2030 vision through cutting edge research, excellence in energy engineering education and socio-economic contributions through national and international collaborations. 
  2. Encourage a progressive and dynamic work environment conducive to enhanced learning and research productivity,  in addition to maintaining the high standards necessary for national and international program accreditations. 
  3. Provide students with an exceptional educational and research experience with a focus on intellectual engagement, academic excellence and promotion of innovative energy engineering design and research. In addition, maintain optimal utilization of the program educational resources conducive to a creative and dynamic learning and research environment. 
  4. Attract and retain an exceptional, diverse body of students and transform them into role models for future generations of energy engineers and researchers by cultivating an environment that supports effective knowledge exchange and research. 
  5. Maintain diverse, highly qualified faculty and researchers who can support the program in building national and international long-term productive partnerships and collaborations with industry and academic institutions and develop outreach opportunities for research that has societal impact. 
  6. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art learning facilities that promote students’ hands-on , design and research experiences with a self-sufficient and expandable academic infrastructure. 
  7. Foster high quality collaborative applied research among faculty and graduate students with industrial and academic partners as well as national and international institutions to face current and future community challenges. ​

 Concentrations

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

Career prospects for MSc Energy Engineering graduates are exceptionally bright within both governmental and private institutions, with a wide range of roles available across various industries.​

These range from engineering and manufacturing positions to opportunities with private and public consulting firms. Past graduates who have obtained a Masters in Energy Engineering at Effat University have developed careers in multiple sectors, including electricity and natural gas, renewable energy and the environment, risk management and business continuity, oil and gas economics, and utilities.​​

 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

 


 






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
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137899
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137852 

    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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