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.

The Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers 12 Bachelor’s degree programs, some of which list optional concentrations.

College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Concentration: Software Systems) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering*
Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering  

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geosciences (Concentration: Petroleum Geophysics) Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (Concentrations: Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Biology)  

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

All current College of Engineering Bachelor degrees may be taken with one of two optional minors:

Minor in Nuclear Engineering Minor in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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

All Khalifa University of Science and Technology undergraduate students must meet the university’s education requirements linked below.

English Communication (8 credits):

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

Math/Science (20 credits):

  • CHEM 115: Introduction to General Chemistry I (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.)

Business Studies (6 credits):

  • Business/Economics are required for all students

Humanities and Social Sciences (9 credits):
Three three-credit courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences are required for all students. Students must take at least one course in the area of Islamic Studies and Culture. The current list of courses in this area includes: HUMA102 Islamic Culture, HUMA111 Islamic History, HUMA112 Sciences in Islam, HUMA210 Introduction to Islamic Law, and HUMA211 Islam and Modernity. The Office of Registration keeps an updated list of the approved courses in this category.

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

All College of Engineering undergraduate students must meet the college’s requirements, linked below.

Additional Math/Science (12credits):

In addition to the 20 credits of Math/Science GERs, a minimum of 12 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 complete at least three credits of free electives, which are intended to provide students with flexibility 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 an additional Humanities and Social Sciences course or any other course offered by the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

A degree program with a concentration may replace the three credits of free electives with a required three-credit concentration course.