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Academic Program

Masdar Institute's academic programs are closely linked to cooperative program research projects for synergy.

Master of Science

Nine Master of Science degree programs are currently offered at Masdar Institute. The degree programs are housed in four academic departments:

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Department Head: Dr. Hatem Zeineldin

  • Computing and Information Sciences
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Microsystems

Department of Engineering Systems and Management (ESM)
Department Head: Dr. Mohammed Omar

  • Engineering Systems and Management
  • Sustainable Critical Infrastructure

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Department Head: Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Department Head: Dr. Mohammed Abu Zahra

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Water and Environmental Engineering

MIT faculty review the quality of theses produced under the Masdar Institute Master of Science degree programs and Masdar Institute graduates receive a certificate jointly from MIT and MI in addition to their diploma from Masdar Institute.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

Masdar Institute has received initial accreditation from the Commission of Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.  It currently has more than a hundred students enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Engineering Program. A subset of Masdar Institute Ph.D. students will have an MIT faculty member on their Research Advisory Committee.  In addition a small subset of these Ph.D. students may come to MIT under the auspices of the  "MI/MIT Ph.D. Student Exchange Program for one Academic Semester at MIT."


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