King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Environmental Science and Engineering

InstitutionKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology View institution profile
Department Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
Study type Taught


The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges related to water security and the environment, focusing around the intersection of water, energy and food nexus, and sustainable processes.

This program comprises four focus areas: Water Quality, Chemistry, and Treatment; Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology; Environmental Systems and Analysis; and Materials for Environmental Science and Engineering.

Students entering the program enroll in a set of core courses and then take technical elective courses that cover important areas in water and wastewater treatment technologies, water desalination, biotechnologies for resource recovery from waste streams, microbiological safety of water reuse, sustainability and management, surface science and materials for water, energy and environment. The core- plus elective courses will equip a student for a successful and productive career in these fields.



Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an award-winning graduate-level research university located on the shores of the red sea in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 1st in the world in the A3 ‘20 under 20’, and 1st in the world in the Qs ‘citations per faculty’ consecutively, KAUST is quickly establishing itself as a key destination for scientific and technological education and research.

KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation and focuses on curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research is conducted by students, faculty, scientists and engineers …

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