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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate degrees from Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research are designed to equip graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge that are highly sought-after in today's job market.

Undergraduate programs offered by Khalifa University

B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering* B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (optional concentrations in Financial Mathematics/Mathematical Biology)
B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering* B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering 
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering B.Sc. in Communication Engineering*
B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (optional concentration in Software Systems)* B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (optional concentration in Power Systems)*
B.Sc. in Industrial and Systems Engineering B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering*

All programs offered by Khalifa University have received accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education. Accreditation attests to the overall quality of the individual degree programs.

*Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Minors offered by Khalifa University

Minor in Nuclear Engineering Minor in UAV

How Khalifa University programs are structured

The normal length of all undergraduate engineering programs is 140 credits. These credits are divided into 76 credits of University General Education Requirements (GER, 50 credits) and College of Engineering Requirements (CER, 26 credits) and 64 credits of specific Major requirements as illustrated below.

GER and CER (76 credits) 

English Communication (8)
Math/Science (32)
General Engineering (12)
Business Studies (6)
Humanities and Social Sciences (12)
Free Elective (6)

Major (64 credits)

Major Core
Technical Electives
Internship (1)
Senior Design Project
 

English Communication (8 credits):

  • ENGL 111: English Communication I (4 cr.)
  • ENGL 112: English Communication II (4 cr.)

Math/Science (24 credits):

  • CHEM 115: Introduction to General Chemistry for Engineers (4 cr.)
  • PHYS 121: University Physics I (4 cr.)
  • PHYS 122: University Physics II (4 cr.)
  • MATH 111: Calculus I (4 cr.)
  • MATH 112: Calculus II (4 cr.)
  • MATH 211: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4 cr.)

Business Studies (6 credits):

  • BUSS 201: Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance (3 cr.)
  • BUSS 301: Inside Organizations (3 cr.)

Humanities and Social Sciences (12 credits):
Four 3-credit courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences are required for all students. Students must take at least one course but no more than two courses in the area of Islamic Studies and Culture. The current list of courses in this area includes: HUMA 102 (Islamic Culture), HUMA 111 (Islamic History), HUMA 112 (Sciences in Islam), HUMA 210 (Introduction to Islamic Law), and HUMA 211 (Islam and Modernity).

The Office of the Registration keeps an updated list of the approved courses in this category.

Additional Math/Science (8 credits):

In addition to the 24 credits of Math/Science GERs, 8 credits of major-dependent Math/Science courses are required by the College of Engineering.

General Engineering (12 credits):

  • ENGR 111: Engineering Design (4 cr.)  
  • ENGR112:  Introduction to Computing (4 cr.)
  • ENGR 311: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering (4 cr.)

Free Electives (6 credits):

All students must completeat least 6 credits of free electives which are intended to provide students with flexibility to develop depth or breadth to support their career paths and individual interests. They will support the development of technical expertise within the student’s disciplines, undergraduate research and independent study opportunities, or a minor outside engineering. They can also be used for additional Humanities and Social Science courses or any other course offered by Khalifa University.

A Program with a Concentration may replace 3 credits of free electives with a 3-credit concentration course.