M.S.-Marine Science and Engineering, Ph.D.-Marine Science and Engineering
Science of the ocean is maturing with increasing focus on applications and problem solving. Marine science issues of societal relevance include the fate of global fisheries, the ocean’s role in climate change, carbon dioxide sequestration in the ocean and impact of ocean acidification, to name just a few. Graduates of the
KAUST Marine Science and Engineering (MarSE) program should be well placed to contribute toward local and global solutions in these and other marine science
fields. This MarSE curriculum is designed to meet three objectives: (1) provide introductory courses for KAUST students enrolled in the Environmental Science
and Engineering Program who desire a background in MarSE topics, (2) provide courses for MarSE M.S. degree students and (3) provide advanced courses for MarSE Ph.D. degree students. Marine science is interdisciplinary by nature, and marine science degree programs should allow considerable flexibility in the detailed choice of courses for M.S. and Ph.D. students. Course selection as well as comprehensive and qualifying exams should be tailored to an individual student’s academic and research interests. It is
expected that marine science students will include a significant number of courses taught in other science departments (e.g., genomics, as part of their M.S. or Ph.D.
program of studies in Marine Science and Engineering).
The focus of the MarSE program is on the Red Sea as a model system for training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in marine science and technology: as well as applications of marine science and technology to environmental and marine resource management.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No