Skip to content. Skip to navigation. Materials scientists and engineers add value to natural and synthetic materials starting from earth materials. The Petroleum Engineering faculty all active in current research, with worldwide experience and diverse origins from countries including Egypt, Nigeria and the USA. The degrees, which are accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission, are also internationally recognized, making it possible for our Master's graduates to pursue a doctorate or to enter the workplace at a senior level, while our doctoral graduates are highly sought after as post-doctoral fellows. The different programs offer a variety of specialist courses, which are built around two complementary elements:. AUST offers graduate programs at the Master's and Doctoral levels in five specially chosen fields of science and engineering.