The PhD program in Petroleum Geoscience is the first PhD program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Earth Sciences’ goal of its PhD program is to stimulate research and development to foster innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, and engineering and to advance the technological profile of the UAE and the regional oil and gas industry.
Upon completion of the PhD program in Petroleum Geosciences, graduates will have achieved:
Students are required to complete 60 credit hours; 24 credit hours are required for coursework, and 36 credit hours for thesis research. The required and elective courses of the PhD program in Petroleum Geosciences are listed in the following table. Written and oral qualifying exams have to be passed before students can start research that leads to a PhD dissertation.
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