About Electrical Engineering (EE) Program

The KAUST program in Electrical Engineering (EE) combines collaborative inquiry with state-of-the-art experimental labs, advanced nanofabrication and characterization labs and, supercomputing and visualization facilities to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for researchers and graduate students alike.

As an independent and merit-based institution, and one of the best-endowed universities in the world, KAUST intends to become a significant new contributor to the global network of collaborative research.  In line with this mission, the EE program emphasizes research in science and technology applications to solve problems that impact social advancement, economic development and the quality of everyday life worldwide.

Electrical Engineering plays an essential role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in technology originates from innovative research performed in the field of EE with spill-over effects in the domain of energy conservation, Internet of Everything (IoT), telecommunications and robotics.

The EE program offers two degree programs: the M.S. degree (with or without a final thesis) and the Ph.D. degree (admission to one degree program does not guarantee transfer to another)

Both degrees offer the opportunity to specialize in one of two distinct tracks.

Electro-Physics

The Electro-Physics track encompasses technical areas of solid-state electronics, microsystems, electromagnetics photonics.

Systems

The Systems track focuses on communications, signal processing, and control.

The interdisciplinary research carried out in the individual STAT Faculty Research Groups is complemented by the KAUST Core Lab facilities, the Research Centers affiliated to CEMSE and spans across the University and into international collaborations with industry and research institutions.

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Professor Boon S. Ooi Chair of Electrical Engineering Program

For more information on program courses and guidelines, please read the EE Program Guide.