M.Sc. On Campus

Water and Environmental Engineering

24 months
1114 EUR/credit 20052 EUR/year
1114 EUR/credit 20052 EUR/year
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The Water and Environmental Engineering MSc program from Khalifa University aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges behind one of the foundations of sustainable development – ensuring sufficient and equitable access to clean water.


Furthermore, the Water and Environmental Engineering MSc program from Khalifa University gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of two specialization tracks of WEE, namely Water and Environmental Technologies or Water and Environmental Resources, and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.

Career Opportunities

In arid regions like the UAE, strategies for securing sustainable supplies of freshwater and efficient water treatment, delivery, and use are critical factors for enabling the region’s development. Equipping its students to tackle both local and global environmental challenges, the Water and Environmental Engineering MSc program from Khalifa University aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the compromise between sustainable development, the protection of the environment, and access to clean water. The program allows students to develop core quantitative skills of leadership, water technologies, and water resources management. All of these skills pertain to careers in the public or the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Data Analysis for Environmental Modeling
  • Selected Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Global Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation
  • Hydrologic Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (quantitative)

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent (e.g. an upper second-class honors in a UK-style degree, from a reputable accredited institution).
  • A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Applicants for all programs should attempt all three sections of the GRE.
  • A minimum level of English proficiency
  • A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via online form)
  • Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  • Admission interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20052 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1114 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20052 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1114 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • AED 5,000 per credit hour

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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