Graduate programs

Graduate study is characterized by intellectual curiosity and the desire to contribute to human knowledge. It must be more than a mere continuation of undergraduate work and should be contemplated only by those students who have demonstrated in their earlier studies exceptional intellectual ability and the capacity for independent thought and investigation.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers courses leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Graduate degree programs can be completed in one and a half or two academic years for MS degrees, and in three or four academic years for Ph.D.s.

The School offers MS Degree Programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.

Students entering the MS program normally are expected to have completed the requirements for the BS degree. Normally the BS degree is required for admission to the MS program.

The MS degree programs require 60 graduate credits, including 12 credits for the Master's thesis, and students must complete the major requirements with a G.P.A. of 75 or above.

The School offers Ph.D. Degree Programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Petroleum and Gas Engineering. 

The Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare students for advanced study and research. Students entering the Ph.D. program normally are expected to have completed the requirements for the Master's degree and to have demonstrated creative ability. Normally the MS degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Each doctoral candidate must pass a final oral examination/defense of his/her dissertation and demonstrate wide knowledge of the major field as well as significance of the dissertation topic to his/her field of study.

 

Master of Science (MS) Degree Program in Computer Science 

The MS degree program in Computer Science gives qualified students from various academic disciplines the opportunity for further education at the advanced level in Computer Science. In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have adequate undergraduate preparation in computer science. Students entering the program without the appropriate background will be expected to take certain undergraduate courses as prerequisites.


Master of Science (MS) Degree Program in Computer Engineering 

The MS degree program in Computer Engineering gives qualified students from various academic disciplines the opportunity for further education at the advanced level in Computer Engineering. Graduate students may specialize in Computer Graphics, Multimedia Systems and other areas of Computer Engineering.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have adequate undergraduate preparation in computer science. Students entering the program without the appropriate background will be expected to take certain undergraduate courses as prerequisites.


Master of Science (MS) Degree Program in Petroleum Engineering

Graduate studies in Petroleum Engineering prepare the engineer to assume responsibility within the oil and gas industry. The graduate petroleum engineer can expect to be challenged quickly and in areas of strong potential for personal and professional growth. Candidates with superior skills and the desire to progress within the industry can expect to be successful. The School of Engineering and Applied Science prepares students at the advanced level and with the technical skills required to meet those challenges.


Ph.D. Degree Programs

The School offers Ph.D. Degree Programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Petroleum and Gas Engineering. 

The Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare students for advanced study and research.

Students entering the Ph.D. program normally are expected to have completed the requirements for the Master's degree and to have demonstrated creative ability. Normally the MS degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program.

A combination MS/Ph.D. may be applied in some cases, as approved by the Committee of Graduate Studies.

Upon satisfactory completion of the coursework and the qualifying examination, the student and his/her supervisor select a dissertation topic. Candidates shall demonstrate their abilities for independent study in their dissertations by performing original research.

Each doctoral candidate must pass a final oral examination/defense of his/her dissertation and demonstrate wide knowledge of the major field as well as the significance of the dissertation topic to the field of study.


Research fields for the Ph.D. degree are:

  • Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Networks
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Other areas

Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • Exploration, Production and Reservoir Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Non-Newtonian Systems Application in Petroleum Production
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Petroleum Chemistry
  • Other areas