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.
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.