As the Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Khalifa University, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you, inviting you to explore the vibrant community that thrives within our academic walls. Our College stands as a port for an exceptional gathering of students, faculty, and staff, each contributing to the rich textile of knowledge and innovation. I encourage you to explore the web pages of our academic departments and research centers, where you’ll discover the diverse array of majors and minors we offer. These educational pathways are designed not just to impart knowledge but to implant in our students a deep sense of purpose—what we proudly refer to as ‘engineering with a purpose’. This attitude guides our entire academic community, driving us to go beyond the conventional and make a tangible impact on the world through our work. Currently, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is home to over 2200 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students, 130 dedicated researchers and staff, and a faculty comprising of 200 accomplished educators. This diverse and dynamic community forms the backbone of our institution, creating an environment where curiosity is cultivated, ideas flourish, and innovation thrives.
Our faculty and researchers lead in generating vital knowledge for societal sustainability, focusing on thematic research in energy, water, environment, and supply chain, which is underpinned by our fundamental strength in advanced materials, manufacturing, robotics and AI. Our students drive holistic solutions through collaborative efforts, showcasing creativity in projects such as freshman design, innovation, and capstone projects. Graduate students excel at the forefront of innovation in diverse engineering and science disciplines, leveraging our state-of-the-art research environment. Together, we strive for impactful contributions to address current challenges and shape a sustainable future.
In the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, we serve as a dynamic force for economic development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and beyond. Through the continual creation and dissemination of knowledge, coupled with strong and robust engagement with industry and stakeholders, we act as a catalyst, driving innovation and progress to contribute significantly to regional and global economic development.
Acting Dean of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
A sustainable knowledge-based economy is one of the key pillars of Abu Dhabi's social, political, and economic future, as stated in the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. Working towards this objective via the advancement of new knowledge discovery, its dissemination and exploitation is the main goal of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The College is distinguishing itself as a major contributor towards economic diversification within Abu Dhabi and the region, particularly through its close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as energy, aerospace, water security, adnanved materials, transportation, petrochemicals, robotics and environment.
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is a thriving community of academic scholars, students, and staff committed to engineering and science education and innovation for the greater good of society. The College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity of the physical world and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is dedicated to serve not only the Emirate of Abu Dhabi but also making a significant impact on a global scale. Our mission is to provide students with a comprehensive and purpose-driven education, fostering their development into exceptional leaders capable of driving innovation in the business landscape. We provide our students the tools they need to surpas conventional limits and act as change-agents. Our commitment aligns seamlessly with the ambitious Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, where we play a pivotal role in contributing to the nation's progress and growth. In order to realize this goal, the College conducts state-of-the-art basic, interdisciplinary, and translational research in important strategic domains including energy, water security, environment, aerospace, transportation, new and advanced materials, robotics and logistics.
To become a globally recognized hub for engineering and science education, research, and knowledge transfer while also acting as a catalyst for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates' economic growth.
The College of Engineering offers one PhD in Engineering, with 11 optional concentrations:
A degree in engineering will give you the skills and know-how you need to bring real-world solutions to humanity’s most pressing challenges.
We welcome your application to the College of Engineering at Khalifa University, and we look forward to guiding you through your academic career and watching you make an impact with your engineering degree.
Applications to the College of Engineering are accepted through Khalifa University’s main admissions office. Follow the link below, where you will find information about the application process, tuition and scholarships, requirements and deadlines, and more.
So if you want to be a part of something big, we invite you to join us.