The degree of Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (MSc in NUCE) is awarded by Khalifa University of Science and Technology for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study which includes taught courses as well as thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of Nuclear Engineering and associated disciplines. The MSc in NUCE gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of NUCE and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.

Career Opportunities
The Program is aimed to provide MSc. students with deep knowledge and specialization in nuclear engineering and enables them to relate nuclear engineering theory to practice. The Nuclear Engineering MSc. program is intended to equip graduates with design, problem solving and research skills in nuclear engineering concentration which will prepare them for careers as nuclear engineering professionals. Graduates of this MSc who join industry following the completion of the program would have acquired the advanced level of knowledge that would help them make their particular industries, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), more productive. Graduates also go through rigorous training and research experience to enable them to pursue their studies at PhD level.


The educational goals (objectives) of the MSc in Nuclear Engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Advance professionally and be recognized as leaders in their chosen fields.
  2. Apply their technical expertise to address the needs of society in critical, creative,
  3. Further develop their knowledge and skills through graduate education and professional schools


A student graduating with the MSc in Nuclear Engineering will be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve advanced Nuclear Engineering problems through the application of advanced knowledge of mathematics and engineering science.
  2. Acquire knowledge of contemporary issues and demonstrate an advanced level of understanding in the field of Nuclear Engineering.
  3. Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze, interpret data and make decisions.
  4. Conduct research in a chosen area of specialization and document and defend the research results.
  5. Function on teams in design, analysis and or/safety and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. Understand legal, professional, regulatory and ethical responsibilities.
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