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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines three of the United Arab Emirates’ leading universities - the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and The Petroleum Institute (PI) - into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

KU’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors. KU also engages in arts and sciences research that provides additional depth and breadth to the university’s research portfolio. Specific topical areas covered are mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, humanities and social sciences.


Master's degree
Computer Science & IT Length Location
Master of Science in Computing and Information Science 2 years Abu Dhabi
Engineering & Technology
Master of Science in Engineering Systems and Management 2 years Abu Dhabi
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Master of Science by Research in Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Chemical Engineering
Master of Science in Applied Chemistry 2 years Abu Dhabi
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Sustainable Critical Infrastructure 2 years Abu Dhabi
Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Material Engineering
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Health & Well-Being
Master of Engineering in Health, Safety and Environmental Engineering 2 years Abu Dhabi
Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience 2 years Abu Dhabi
Doctorate / PhD
Engineering & Technology
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering 4 years Abu Dhabi
Health & Well-Being
Doctor of Medicine 4 years Abu Dhabi
Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Geoscience 4 years Abu Dhabi

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Student services & facilities

Khalifa University has a wide variety of student services which support students and ensure student success and retention. It ensures students have opportunities to make successful transitions to the university setting and to learn career readiness skills while maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Khalifa University’s career services aim to support students in developing career plans and goals, improve employability, and build relationships with industry.

Khalifa University’s Career Services aim to:

  1. Educate and empower students to develop, implement, and continuously evaluate their academic and career goals;
  2. Assist students in their transition from students to employees;
  3. Liaise with departments to plan appropriate career workshops;
  4. Facilitate opportunities for students to develop relationships with potential employers;
  5. Provide career development and networking opportunities;
  6. Help students and alumni develop soft skills by offering workshops and learning opportunities on resume development, cover letter writing, interview preparation and networking skills;
  7. Empower students to be socially conscious, culturally sensitive leaders committed to civic engagement and social inclusion (volunteerism).

Student lifestyle

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, and is the largest of the country’s emirates. It is a modern cosmopolitan city with towering skyscrapers, gleaming beaches, five-star entertainment, resplendent public parks, a budding art scene and modern health and educational sectors.

The emirate is home to many entertainment and cultural venues. Its Yas Island hosts the Yas Marina Circuit for the international F1 and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as well as the theme parks Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. Nearby, Saadiyat Island is home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Manarat Al Saadiyat art and culture center. The spectacular Corniche beachfront hosts the season-opener of the Red Bull World Championship Air Race. Abu Dhabi also boasts the splendid Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest and most spectacular mosques in the world. The city is also home to international hospitals like the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Sidewalk cafes, bistros, and restaurants with cuisine from around the world are enjoyed by the residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi.

With its rapidly developing urban infrastructure, cultural attractions, robust economy, and beautiful beaches, Abu Dhabi was ranked second most popular city for work, rest, and play by the Ipsos Top Cities Index in 2017, just behind New York.

Scholarships & funding

Khalifa University (KU), along with its partners, offers a number of undergraduate scholarships for both UAE national and non-national students, including:

  • Khalifa University Scholarship
  • ADNOC Scholarship Program
  • Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) Scholarship "Betha"
  • UAE Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program (ENEC & FANR)
  • National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) - Tamayuz Scholarship Program
  • The Future Teachers 


Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Al Saada Street W
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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