The Program requires the successful completion of a total of 33 credit hours: eight courses (24 credit hours) and a thesis (9 credit hours) of an acceptable standard.

The 33- credit Master of Science Program in Chemical Engineering provides graduates with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge in chemical engineering subjects and keep abreast with recent developments in process applications. The students would be trained in scientific inquiry, analysis and critical appraisal of technological issues through course and research work. The graduate program will lead the students for a productive career in chemical engineering profession. The program will strengthen the intellectual environment in the department and allow the faculty to be engaged in stimulating research. The program is based on a careful balance of core, elective courses, and a thesis.

Core Courses: There are four core courses (Advanced Transport Phenomena, Advanced Process Thermodynamics, Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers and Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering),

Elective Courses: The student is required to take four elective courses in his/her field of interest from the following list; Process Safety and Risk Analysis, Process Measurement and Data Management, Process and Energy Integration, Water Desalination, Optimization of Chemical Processes, Advanced Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Corrosion Management and Control, Computer Process Control, Fuel Cell Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Process Intensification, Biotechnology Applications in Process Engineering, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Advanced in Petrochemical Processing, Chemical Product Design and Development, Special Topic in Process Engineering.

A strong mathematical background is required for the theoretical and simulation tasks covered in the core and elective courses. The elective courses relate theory to industrial situations, with emphasis to local and regional industries. The research leading to the master’s thesis is intended to be creative and targeted towards practical problems of chemical engineering of interest. The program may be followed on either full-time or part-time basis.


Detailed Study Plan

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The Chemical Engineering MSc Program at University of Bahrain aims to:

  • Produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in Advanced Chemical Engineering, in Industry, the public sector and non-governmental organization.
  • Provide the basis for the recognition and understanding of the major features of Advanced Chemical Engineering.
  • Develop an understanding of how this knowledge may be applied in practice in an economic and environmentally friendly fashion.
  • Foster the acquisition and implementation of broad research and analytical skills related to chemical engineering.
  • Attract highly motivated students, both from within GCC and from overseas.
  • Develop new areas of teaching in response to the advance of scholarship and the needs of vocational training.
The PEOs are also published and distributed to the newly admitted students in the induction day at the university and at the department.
  1. Upon graduation, those who earn advanced chemical engineering degrees are expected to apply knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics, computing, safety, and engineering to solve problems of analysis, design, optimization, and control of components, systems, and processes important in chemical engineering practice.
  2. To demonstrate the skills required to lead and/or participate effectively in interdisciplinary teams.
  3. To recognize the importance of lifelong education in meeting professional and personal goals.
  4. To demonstrate proficiency in writing and oral presentation skills, and recognition of the importance of effective communication and its many different forms.
  5. To articulate and practice professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities.