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MS. Program in Polymer Engineering

Program Objectives:

The objectives of the program can be summarized as follows:

§  Prepare Saudi engineers to advance and meet the work requirements of the polymers industrial sector.

§  Encourage the scientific research in the professional field of polymers engineering and its applications. 

§  Co-operation with polymer industry to improve manufacturing practice.


Admission Requirements:

·       The admission  requirements enumerated in the unified bylaws organizing the graduate studies in Saudi universities.

·       Bachelor of science in chemical engineering. Other Bachelors holders can be accepted as well. 


Degree Requirements:

A.        Successful completion of a 24 credit hours of graduate courses distributed as follows:

·        Fifteen (15)  credit hours from core courses.

·        Nine (9)    credit hours from elective courses.

B.        Completion and successful defense of a master thesis.  The student is allowed to register the thesis after completion of 12 credit hours.


Program Structure:

Number & Type of Courses

Credit Hours

5  Core Courses


3  Elective Courses








Core Courses:

Course  Code

Course title

CHE 545

Advanced transport phenomena 1

CHE 561

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering

CHE 562

Polymer Reaction Engineering

CHE 563

Polymer Properties and Rheology

CHE 564

Polymer Processing


Elective Courses:

Course Code

Course title

CHE 544

Advanced reaction engineering

CHE 565

Polymer Characterization and Synthesis Laboratory

CHE 566

Polymers Degradation

CHE 567


CHE 568

Polymer Surfaces and Adsorption

CHE 569

Advanced topics in Polymer Engineering

CHE 570

Modeling and Simulation in Polymer Synthesis & Processing

CHE 571

Non Newtonian Flow and heat transfer in Polymers

MATH 506

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

CHEM 581

Polymer Solutions