Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Introduction

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is the world’s first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. A world-class research-driven university, the Institute focuses on the science and engineering of advanced alternative energy, environmental and sustainability technologies.

Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Masdar Institute aims to support Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification by nurturing highly-skilled human and intellectual capital while partnering with industry leaders to help transform the economy into a knowledge-based one and enhance the status of Abu Dhabi as global leader in clean energy.

The Institute, which was established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Only the brightest UAE national and international graduates, who demonstrate exceptional intellectual and entrepreneurial strengths and remain committed to addressing the world’s energy needs, may join Masdar Institute. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

Masdar Institute also seeks to be a leading renewable energy and clean technology player, by serving as a test bed for the world to develop commercially viable, sustainable energy solutions, while providing applied research for the four business units of Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company Masdar, and the UAE as a whole.

Masdar Institute is situated in Masdar City, an emerging global clean-technology cluster that aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, powered by renewable energy, and providing students with a unique opportunity to live and learn in a true “living laboratory” environment.


Vision & Mission

Vision:

  • To be a world-class, graduate-level institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce future world leaders and critical thinkers in advanced energy and sustainability.
  • To position Abu Dhabi as a knowledge hub and engine for socioeconomic growth.



Mission:

  • Establish and continually evolve interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development capability in advanced energy and sustainability.
  • Educate students to be innovators with the breadth and depth to grow technology and enterprise in the region and globally
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Programmes

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MSc

MSc in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Chemical Engineering is a discipline that impacts numerous areas of technology. Chemical engineers conceive and design processes for the production, transformation... [+]

MSc in Chemical Engineering

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Chemical Engineering is a discipline that impacts numerous areas of technology. Chemical engineers conceive and design processes for the production, transformation and delivery of materials. These activities encompass experimentation in the laboratory as well as technology implementation at full scale production.

Multiple industries depend on the synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials and this dependence places chemical engineers at the forefront of technological innovation. Today's chemical engineers are leading new developments in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronics, advanced materials, energy, consumer products, manufacturing, and environmental solutions. The multidisciplinary training of the chemical engineer is vital to the development of any process that involves the chemical or physical transformation of matter.... [-]


MSc in Computing and Information Science

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Computing and Information Science (CIS) is the backbone of a modern technological society and the driving force of modern industries. [+]

MSc in Computing and Information Science

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Computing and Information Science (CIS) is the backbone of a modern technological society and the driving force of modern industries. It provides the data management, data analysis and computational capabilities required to solve the world’s most challenging problems in every domain. The mission of the CIS Program at the Masdar Institute is to create CIS professionals who are familiar with the unique challenges and problems of sustainability and alternative energy and who can effectively bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and related engineering disciplines.

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MSc in Electrical Power Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The mission of the Electrical Power Engineering Program at Masdar Institute is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and professional experience necessary for... [+]

MSc in Electrical Power Engineering

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Electrical Power Engineering is an important and vital discipline for paving the way to wide-spread integration of renewable and sustainable technologies. The Electrical Power Engineering Program covers a broad range of activities and evolving issues that are of great importance in the field of sustainable and smart power systems.

Electrical Power Engineering covers subjects related to integration of renewable energy to power systems, power electronics applications and experimental design, power system stability and control, dynamic systems, control and optimization techniques in power systems. The program has been designed to provide students with technical knowledge in the area of power systems, in addition to mathematical tools that are necessary for developing new innovative solutions.... [-]


MSc in Engineering Systems and Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Engineering Systems and Management is an interdisciplinary field that brings together experts in engineering, design, economics, management and policy to teach and undertake research into large-scale complex systems. [+]

MSc in Engineering Systems and Management

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Engineering Systems and Management is an interdisciplinary field that brings together experts in engineering, design, economics, management and policy to teach and undertake research into large-scale complex systems. The mission of the Engineering Systems and Management Program (ESMP) at Masdar Institute is to create corporate and government leaders that can effectively deal with global energy and sustainability challenges that involve large scale systems.

ESMP graduates are trained in strategy, operations and systems thinking. As such, they will be ideally positioned to take leadership positions in the private or public sector and guide research and implementation of alternative energy technologies and policies.... [-]


MSc in Materials Science and Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Materials Science and Engineering is an important and evolving discipline that involves synthesis, characterization, processing and fabrication of advanced materials and their applications. [+]

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Materials Science and Engineering is an important and evolving discipline that involves synthesis, characterization, processing and fabrication of advanced materials and their applications. It encompasses the spectrum of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites and biomaterials.

As the need for lighter, smaller and smarter materials and devices grows, significant advancement in technology is increasingly relying on materials scientists and engineers to design and develop new materials and devices, powerful characterization techniques and novel processing and fabrication technologies.... [-]


MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Mechanical Engineering is a broad engineering discipline with a range of activities and functions that touch almost every aspect of technology. [+]

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Mechanical Engineering is a broad engineering discipline with a range of activities and functions that touch almost every aspect of technology.

Mechanical Engineering covers subjects related to energy, fluid mechanics and dynamics, solid mechanics, heat transfer, and design and manufacturing. This diverse background uniquely positions Mechanical Engineers to help define the future of technology and play a critical role in solving global energy and sustainability challenges.

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Masdar Institute aspires to become renowned for outstanding graduate education and research that is at the forefront of engineering advancements. The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and professional experience necessary for successful careers in industrial or academic roles that involve alternative energy and sustainable technologies.... [-]


MSc in Microsystems Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Microsystems Engineering Program provides students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and training necessary for successful careers in industrial or academic... [+]

MSc in Microsystems Engineering

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Microelectronic devices and circuits are the fundamental building blocks in the huge array of communication and information technologies that have changed our world, and that are enabling current and future transformations in energy, embedded systems, medical electronics and large scale systems.

In order to drive research, development and commercialization of future systems, engineers are needed that understand both the underlying semiconductor device and fabrication technology, and the application of these devices in the design of integrated circuits and systems. The mission of the Microsystems Engineering Program at Masdar Institute is to create a regional and global center of excellence for microelectronics that drives leading edge research and education both into existing and new directions. These range from state-of-the-art integrated circuit fabrication and foundry technology to novel device concepts, providing new capabilities, to circuits and systems bringing new functionality and capability for critical industrial and global needs including energy and medical technologies.... [-]


MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Water and Environmental Engineering Program at Masdar Institute aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges behind one of the foundations... [+]

MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

The Water and Environmental Engineering Program at Masdar Institute 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. Through their coursework, students acquire technical and analytical skills relevant for analyzing natural systems as well as water-based technologies. Equally important, students will develop specialized expertise in a particular aspect of this field by developing their own individualized research project. Multi-disciplinary research is strongly encouraged and supported at Masdar Institute, enabling students a unique opportunity to collaborate with faculty from across the university.... [-]


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