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Deanship of Graduate Studies Dr. Salam A. Zummo Jan. 2009 Outline Graduate Studies Overview Features of MS Programs at KFUPM Why to become a GA ?? Available Programs Deadlines 2 Graduate Studies Overview
KFUPM ranked the 1st in Arab World and the 338th over universities in the world (TimesQS) KFUPM has 28 MS and 9 PhD programs Research is supported by: Deanship of Scientific Research Research Institute Four Centers of Research Excellence KACST funds for faculty and graduate students 01/28/20 02:39 PM 3 Graduate Studies Overview
The Deanship of Graduate Studies was established in 1972. It was the first Graduate College in Saudi Arabia and in Gulf Arabian States. The University was the first institution in Saudi Arabia to introduce Ph.D. programs in engineering in 1984 4 Strategic Roadmap Vision: To enable KFUPM be a leader in the region in providing quality graduate programs in Science, Engineering and Management Goals: I. II. III.
IV. V. Enhance the research environment at KFUPM. Increase knowledge dissemination. Improve quality and efficiency of the graduate programs. Increase quality and diversity in graduate student body. Increase the efficiency of the Deanship of Graduate Studies. 5 Active Graduate Students ENGG SCIENCE SCIEN CES COMP SCIENCE & ENGG TOTAL Full-Time PhD Students 38
20 21 79 Part-Time PhD Students 8 7 3 18 Full-Time Master Students 81 32 32 12
81 238 Part-Time Master Students 121 44 122 81 74 442 Total Students 248 103 154 93
179 777 COLLEGE INDUSTRIA L MGT ENV DESIGN 6 Active Graduate Students 179 248 ENGG SCIENCE SCIENCES INDUSTRIAL MGT ENV DESIGN 93 COMP SCIENCE & ENGG 103 154
7 Active Graduate Students 140 Saudi.Student 120 Non-Saudi.Student 100 80 60 40 20 0 8 Features of MS Programs at KFUPM Excellent coursework and programs
MS Thesis research usually results in quality publications These publications helps you to: Equivalent to excellent international universities. Improve your chances of admission at top universities. Get trained well by KFUPM faculty devote time to you. Start PhD research easily given your experience at KFUPM. This is not available in students who go directly outside. Diverse student body from many countries around the world Gain experience and communication skills 9 Why to Become a GA ??
Salary ? Future career ? Professional development ? Qualification level ? Investment in your self ? National responsibility ? All of the above !!! 10 Why to Become a GA ?? Salary?
Future career ? New GA package and new scale for Saudi Professors Reasonable for active faculty compared to the next !!! Professor at a prestigious university (KFUPM) Free to work on what you love, not what you have to Professional development ? MS and PhD degrees Depth of knowledge in the field 11 Why to Become a GA ??
Qualification level ? Other industrial positions do not need the high qualification you have You will be equalized with much less qualified people This is a waste of your talent Investment in yourself ? PhD scholarship costs a lot Investment in your future National responsibility ? If all talented students refuse, then your kids will not find qualified faculty to teach them !!! 12 Available Degrees Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Master of Science (M.Sc.) Master of Engineering (M. Engg.)
Master of City & Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) Master of Medical Physics (M. Med. Phys.) Master of Geophysics (M. Geoph.) Master of Geology (M. Geol.) Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) Master of Accounting (M. Acct.) 13 DISCIPLINES DEGREES Accounting M.Accounting Aerospace Engineering M.Sc Architectural Engineering M.Sc., M. Engg. Chemical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc. 14 DISCIPLINES DEGREES Geology M.Sc., M. Geol. Geophysics M.Sc., M. Geoph. Environmental Science M.Sc. Information and Computer Science M.Sc. Business Administration
M.B.A., E.M.B.A Mathematics Ph.D., M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering Ph.D., M.Sc. Telecommunication Engg. M.Sc. Physics M.Sc. Medical Physics M. Med. Phys. Systems Engineering
Ph.D., M.Sc. 15 Admission Requirements for MS Programs B.S. Degree. A GPA of 3.00 or higher on a scale of 4.00. Three letters of recommendation from the faculty who taught you. Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score for MS admission of 68 (IBT). IELTS is also accepted with a minimum score of 5.5. TOEFL is waived if your GPA in ENGL 101, 102 and 214 > 3.00. Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements. 16
Graduate Studies Contacts For application material and further information, please use one of the following: Visit the website of the Deanship of Graduate Studies at www.kfupm.edu.sa/gs Send e-mail to [email protected] Visit the Admission Office in Bldg. 59, Room 1045. Phone: 2800 17 THANK YOU 18
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