The M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering program was established to support the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy program. Education in Nuclear Engineering is of paramount importance for the safe construction, operation, maintenance and eventual decommissioning of nuclear reactors. The program is equivalent to 36 credit-hours, and eligible students include those who have completed undergraduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Mathematics.
The Ph.D. in Engineering degree is awarded to candidates who successfully complete a program of advanced courses in engineering, including Nuclear Engineering. Students are also required to carry out an independent investigation of a specialized area of engineering. Ph.D. candidates are supervised by experienced researchers and are expected to demonstrate initiative and innovation in their work. Ph.D. Candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area.
The Minor in Nuclear Engineering is designed to provide undergraduate students from other appropriate engineering programs (mechanical, electrical, chemical etc.) with the fundamentals of nuclear physics and engineering theory and practice, necessary to equip them with a sound understanding of the nuclear engineering that underpins a nuclear energy program.
The Nuclear Engineering Program has been established to support the UAE's nuclear energy program, which will deliver four APR 1400 PWR reactors for the country's future energy needs. Besides the nuclear engineering academic programs, the Department has five active research clusters covering the broad areas of:
- Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (NICL)
- Nuclear Materials Science (NMSG)
- Reactor Design and Analysis (RDAG)
- Nuclear Environmental and Waste Management (NEWMG)
- Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NSSG)
These research groups and their associated research areas have been formulated in consultation with our key stakeholders, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The links below outline the activities of each group, list their current resources and identify the Principal Investigators (PIs) and associated research faculty and staff. The annual research report of the Department is available on request through the Nuclear Engineering Program Chair, Dr. Philip Beely.