King Abdullah University of Science & Technology


Earth Science and Engineering


P.O. Box 55455

Jeddah, Makkah 21534

Saudi Arabia

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Earth Science and Engineering, M.S.-Earth Science and Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which includes: Full tuition support, Competitive monthly living allowance, Housing, Private medical and dental coverage and Relocation support. The Earth Science and Engineering (ErSE) Program focuses on applications of modern computational methods to study geophysical problems associated with the atmosphere and/or ocean circulation, earthquakes, oil exploration, reservoir modeling, and subsurface phenomena. Students in this program receive broad training in numerical methods, mathematical modeling, and geophysics, with an option for M.S. students to participate in scientific research activities that include computational, mathematical modeling, and field-study projects. Ph.D. candidates in the program conduct original research on a topic related to earth science and engineering. The program is divided into two tracks that focus on computational analysis of (1) fluid earth systems and (2) solid earth systems. ErSE students must specify one of the two tracks as their major. Students in the fluid earth systems track study flow and transport processes both beneath and above the earth’s surface, including subsurface, surface and atmospheric flows. Students in the solid earth systems track focus on seismology, geophysics, geodynamics and geomechanics.


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Since opening its doors in 2009, the University has graduated over 730 students. Many graduates have continued in research as doctoral students and scientists at KAUST or at prestigious universities in the US and around the world. The KAUST degree is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Other graduates have secured industry positions at major companies worldwide.

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