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Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering


The program was designed to prepare students with the fundamentals and applied knowledge of materials to address challenges encountered by the local and global materials industries. The program combines both coursework and research to provide advanced foundational education to professionals interested to pursue research careers in MSE-related fields. Students with BS degrees in engineering or sciences will gain a fundamental understanding of materials structure, properties, and the performance of materials in engineering applications.

Program Admission Requirements

The following requirements are to be met for admission into the MS Program

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or an equivalent degree of suitable background from an institution whose undergraduate programs are substantially equivalent in length, content, and quality to those of KFUPM,
  • The UG degree should contain a basic materials course (minimum equivalent to ME 216),
  • A minimum cumulative Grade-Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 (on a 4-point scale) in a UG degree,
  • Achieving a minimum score of 520 (PBT) or 190 (CBT) or 69 (IBT) in TOEFL, or 5.5 in IELTS and satisfying any other admission requirement by the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies,
  • Achieving an acceptable score in GRE (Quantitative), and
  • Satisfactorily meeting the University requirements for MS admission.

If the minimum requirement in one area is not achieved, consideration is given for provisional admission when other credentials are satisfactory.