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Program Overview

Program Overview

In Spring Semester 2020/2021, the University of Sharjah (UoS) launched the first in region and the world new, unique, and niche undergraduate program in Chemical and Water Desalination Engineering (CWDE). This program is designed to suit students who are interested to work in Chemical Engineering with a specialty in water desalination. Chemical engineering is a multi-disciplinary branch of engineering that combines natural and experimental engineering, sciences along with life sciences plus mathematics and economics to design, develop, produce, transform, transport, operate and manage the industrial processes that turn raw materials into valuable products. The Chemical and Water Desalination Engineering (CWDE) Program is a four-year study that provides students with a broad scientific and technical background in this field. During the first two semesters, there is a focus on mathematics and basic sciences physics, and chemistry. The following two semesters include courses and labs that are more specialized and closely related to chemical engineering, water engineering and desalination   including, applied fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics, water chemistry, introduction to membrane science and thermal desalination. In the final four semesters of their study, students take advanced courses in chemical and water desalination engineering, undergo an eight-week practical training, and complete senior design projects. The chemical and water desalination Engineering Program at the University of Sharjah puts what is in the best interest of students, first and foremost. Every little experience the student attains represents a block in the building of a competent, confident, purposeful, problem solving, competitive, responsible, and conscientious individual. This is accomplished by means of a curriculum and facilities that conform to the highest of standards, faculty members committed to the academic and personal growth of the student, and an environment that inspires learning and drives creativity.

Program Goals

The goals of the Chemical and Water Desalination Engineering Program are:

  1. Produce highly qualified and competent graduates in the field of chemical and water desalination engineering.
  2. Promote quality research and disseminate knowledge.
  3. The Graduated are expected to participate effectively in the community services related to chemical and water sectors.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Determine ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Degree Completion Requirements

To become eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering program, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Passing all the courses required for graduation in the study plan.
  2. Completing successfully any practice or internship components of the program.
  3. Obtaining a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Spending the minimum period stipulated for the award of the bachelor's degree and not exceeding the maximum.