DAUST puts a strong emphasis on research, discovery, and innovation through its graduate program supported by State-of-the-Art interdisciplinary research laboratories. The following degree programs are currently being offered in the Graduate Program:
- Master in Data Science (M.S) - Online option available
- Master in Energy Systems Engineering (M.S) - Online option available
- Mechanical Engineering (M.S, Ph.D)
- Electrical Engineering (M.S, Ph.D)
Research opportunities are available in the following Research Centers and specializations:
- Center for Robotics, Automation & Advanced Manufacturing
- Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Research
- Center for Data & Computational Sciences
- Center for Climate Research & Remote Sensing Technologies
- Center for Energy Research and Sustainability
A student pursuing a M.S degree will need to complete the following requirements:
- Total credits: A minimum of 30 graduate credits
- Course credits: A minimum of 24 graduate course credits
- Graduate-only credits: A minimum of 8 graduate-only credits
- A minimum of 15 course credits (includign seminar credits) must be completed in degree department
- Thesis credits (Thesis option): A minimum of 6 thesis credits
Master’s thesis: The thesis should contribute to the current body of knowledge in the area and should reveal a capacity to carry on independent study or research and should demonstrate the student’s ability to use the techniques employed in her/his field of investigation.
Thesis defense: The thesis must be defended in an oral examination that will include a public presentation of the thesis in the presence of at least three members of the faculty approved by the Graduate Committee.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
A student interested in obtaining a Ph.D in ME&AM needs to complete the following requirements
- Total credits: A minimum of 34 graduate credits
- Course credits: A minimum of 28 graduate course credits or at least two graduate courses in the area of designated specialization after M.S degree
- Qualifying Exam: All Ph.D students must pass the qualifying exam. The format of the qualifying exam must be agreed upon by the student's Supervisory Committee
Dissertation: The student’s dissertation should show technical mastery of their area of specialization and must advance or modify former knowledge in this area.
Final oral defense: The dissertation must be defended in an oral examination that will include a public presentation of the thesis in the presence of the Supervisory Committee.