Departments and Programs

Graduate Program

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:

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

Master's Degree

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.