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KU at a Glance

KU at a Glance

  • Founded in February 2007 by a decree from UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to complement Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision 
  • Campuses located in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Main campus, situated in downtown Abu Dhabi, includes state-of-the-art classrooms & laboratories 
  • Ten undergraduate engineering-based programs and 9 graduate degree programs 
  • Six of our undergraduate degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 

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Khalifa University has a total enrollment of 1875 students studying in our preparatory program, undergraduate and graduate programs.

Level Program  Count
Preparatory Preparatory 515
Bachelor Aerospace 96
Bachelor Applied Mathematics & Statistics 23
Bachelor Biomedical  77
Bachelor Civil  42
Bachelor Communication 21
Bachelor Computer 49
Bachelor Electrical & Electronic 129
Bachelor Industrial & Systems 38
Bachelor Mechanical 200
Bachelor Chemical 26
Bachelor Undeclared 441
Total Undergraduate 1142
Master M.Sc. by Research 25
Master M.Sc. Electrical & Computer 30
Master M.Sc. Information Security 26
Master M.A. Int and Civil Security 43
Master M.Sc. Nuclear Engineering 8
Master M.Sc. Mechanical 19
Master M.Sc. System and Engineering Management 5
Doctorate Ph.D. Engineering 62
Total Graduate 218
Overall Enrollment 1875

Student and staff enrollment statistics are provided by the Office of Institutional Research as of September, 2016

Academic staff  182*                     
Management & staff 149
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistants 89

*Includes faculty, post-doctoral fellows and librarians

Student and staff enrollment statistics are provided by the Office of Institutional Research as of September, 2016

As a research-intensive institution, Khalifa University is home to a number of research institutes and centers that adhere to the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision of growing a knowledge economy. The research priorities of the University include:

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Aerospace
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Security

Khalifa University has graduated over 600 students since 1994. Graduates automatically join the KU Alumni Association. The Alumni Association meets for an annual reunion and acts as a networking tool for its members.

Graduation Statistics for 2015-2016

Level Program Count
Bachelor Aerospace  26
Bachelor Biomedical 25
Bachelor Civil 10
Bachelor Communication  18
Bachelor Computer 26
Bachelor Electrical and Electronic  49
Bachelor Industrial & Systems 4
Bachelor Mechanical  63
Bachelor Software 5
Total Bachelors Graduated 226
Master M.Sc by Research 15
Master M.Sc Electrical and Computer Engineering 4
Master M.Sc Information Security 4
Master M.Sc Nuclear Engineering 1
Master M.A International and Civil Security 13
Master M.Sc Mechanical Engineering 2
Total Masters Graduated 39
Doctorate PhD in Engineering 7
Total Doctorate Degrees Awarded 7
Overall Graduated 272

Most UAE national students enrolled at Khalifa University are provided with free tuition. However, for students who are required to pay tuition fees:

Student Level Tuition Fees
Preparatory & Undergraduate AED 3,333 / credit hour
Master’s AED 5,000 / credit hour
Doctoral AED 6,666 / credit hour