M.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

King Abdulaziz University

24 months
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The mission of the Chemical Engineering program from King Abdulaziz University is to graduate chemical engineers who are qualified to pursue professional careers in industry, and are prepared for graduate studies.


To acquire a M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering from King Abdulaziz University, the student must complete not less than 36 Units including the M.Sc. Thesis.a) 10 Units for the Core Courses.b) 18 Units for Elective Courses.c) 8 Units for the M.Sc. Thesis.

Career Opportunities

Demands for chemical engineers have continuously increased in Saudi Arabia. This is due to the phenomenal growth that KSA has been witnessing in the process industry over the past 30 years, particularly in the oil and gas, petrochemical, water desalination, cement, and food industries. The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at King Abdulaziz University, has been a major contributor to meeting these demands by preparing highly qualified and trained chemical engineers to meet the different technical and industrial needs of these diverse industries.

Some of the current major employers of the Department`s graduates in the local industries include:

  • Petrochemical Industrial Zones (Yanbu and Al-Jubail)
  • Saudi ARAMCO
  • Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
  • Various private and multinational companies of different fields such as:
Proctor & Gamble, SAVOLA, Plastics, Insulating Materials, Detergents, Fertilizers, Cement, Paints, Construction Materials, Paper,  Packing Materials, Pharmaceutical, Glass, semiconductors, and waste management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Research Skills
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Calculations
  • Chemical Process Simulation and Design
  • Chemical Process Optimization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Acquired a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering.
  • A minimum level of English proficiency in the form of a TOEFL score of 500 or ILETS 5.0
  • GPA: Very good
  • Two recommendation letters
  • B.Sc transcripts

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