The American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution, based consciously upon American institutions of higher education. The university is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf and serves students from the region and from around the world. AUS aims to be the region’s leader in higher education, known for excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, research, and service.


The American University of Sharjah is located 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the center of Sharjah and about 25 kilometers from the neighboring emirate of Dubai. Sharjah is a global trade center and a city of learning and the arts, as confirmed by its 1998 UNESCO designation as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World.

Top reasons to study at AUS:

Student diversity
As of Fall 2016, there were 6,002 students enrolled in AUS. These included 429 graduate and 5,402 undergraduate students. The student ratio is 50.4 male and 49.6 female. AUS has a higher percentage of international students than any other world ranked institution, according to an analysis of Times Higher Education data. Some 84 percent of the university’s student body is made up of international students, who represent more than 100 nationalities. Quality and diversity of faculty members
Our faculty members have years of teaching and research experience and degree qualifications from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. These include Harvard University, Yale University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Stanford University, Brown University and Princeton University, to name a few. Approximately 92 percent of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree, while 81 percent hold a Ph.D.

Financial grants and scholarships and graduate assistantship opportunities AUS Financial Grant AUS do its best to ensure that financial means do not become a hindrance for qualified students to get the best education they deserve. A wide range of grants, scholarships and work-study opportunities for both undergraduates as well as graduate students are offered to help them finance their education. Scholarships offered to include:

  • Financial Grant (5–50 percent remission on tuition, lab fees, and shared accommodation) for full-time undergraduate students with proven limited financial resources.
  • Distinguished Student Scholarship (20 percent remission on tuition and lab fees) for first-time students who have achieved distinction by achieving a minimum cumulative average grade score of 95% or its equivalent in the final year of their secondary education.
  • Academic Accomplishment Scholarship (10 percent of tuition and lab/technology fees) for first-time students who demonstrate academic excellence by achieving a minimum cumulative average grade score between 90.00 and 94.99 percent or its equivalent in the final year of their secondary education.
  • Active Student Scholarship (up to 50 percent remission on tuition and lab fees) is awarded to talented students as a gesture of the university’s support and acknowledgment of student achievements in the extracurricular field.
  • Athletic Scholarships (up to 50 percent remission on tuition, lab fees, and shared accommodation) offered to talented student-athletes who demonstrate athletic excellence and outstanding sports qualities.
  • Family Tuition Grant (25 percent remission on tuition and lab fees) for families with more than one daughter/son enrolled simultaneously at AUS as full-time undergraduate students.
  • Other scholarships and grants include the Chancellor’s Scholars Award, the Study Tour Grant, the Academic Accomplishment Scholarship, the Chancellor’s List Scholarship, Dean’s List Scholarship and the Sharakah School Scholarship.

AUS Info The university also awards a number of graduate assistantships to qualified graduate students. Graduate assistantships cover tuition fees (from 33–100 percent tuition waivers) and a monthly stipend during regular semesters. Graduate assistantships can be in the form of a Graduate Research Assistantship or a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Graduate Research Assistantships provide students with opportunities to develop research experience by working with a faculty member on research-related activities. Through Graduate Teaching Assistantships, students gain teaching-related experience through part-time employment in positions such as lab assistants. Both are awarded on a competitive, semester-by-semester basis. On-campus facilities One of the most important and well-known features of AUS is its vibrant and dynamic campus life. The university offers students full-facility dormitories, a sports complex, and a gym. Other amenities include a health center, a pharmacy, a bank, a post office, a barbershop, a ladies beauty salon, a bookstore, dining outlets and two convenience stores. The residential halls give students a place to live, relax, exercise and study in comfort. The University Health Center provides a range of services including outpatient care, health education, psychological counseling and ambulance/emergency services. AUS sports facilities host a variety of recreational and competitive athletic activities. The Sports Complex features indoor basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton, tennis indoor courts in addition to a 50-meter Olympic indoor pool, squash courts, fitness centers and an exercise hall. The outdoor facilities include basketball courts, tennis courts, a soccer field, a cricket ground, a baseball field and a 400-meter running track. Extracurricular activities, student clubs and organizations AUS places a great deal of emphasis on extracurricular activities, considering them to be vital for a student’s all-around development. Students are encouraged to participate in sports activities, join cultural and interest-oriented clubs, and volunteer in community service campaigns. The university offers 81 cultural and interest-oriented student clubs, 25 sports teams and a community service volunteerism program. Students can also participate in theatrical and musical performances through the university’s Performing Arts Program. Throughout the year, a number of cultural performances are held on campus. World-class scientific research and publications AUS is committed to becoming the top research university in the region, known for its excellence and innovation. The university encourages and supports the research, scholarly and creative activities of its faculty and students. In addition, plans are underway for the university to build a research and technology park. The research funding at AUS includes AED 2.5 million awarded per year as Internal Faculty Research Grants; AED 2.2 million allocated per year for sabbatical leaves; AED 10 million (tuition waivers and stipends for graduate research and teaching assistants) allocated for graduate student support; and AED 2.1 million per year is secured on external research grants. AUS faculty and student produce and publish high-quality work that regularly gains recognition both regionally and internationally. AUS faculty members own 67 patents, many patented both locally and internationally. AUS faculty members have a strong record of scholarly publications in prestigious journals and international conferences that normally involve graduate students as co-authors.

  • Number of journal publications from 2014-2016: 1014
  • Number of presentations and proceedings from 2014-2016: 131

Career and professional development opportunities AUS also places great emphasis on establishing mutually beneficial links with the community. All the colleges and schools at AUS strive to cater to the needs of the corporate community and establish connections that prove to be of benefit to both AUS as well as its partners. These ties also help the university conduct research as well as promote a culture of research that is fast becoming one of the university’s most admired features. AUS alumni work in a number of multinational firms, NGOs, and governmental institutions. While at AUS, students have the opportunity to intern at leading local and international firms. The university also hosts an annual Career Forum and provides AUS seniors and alumni the opportunity to meet representatives from the private and public sectors interested in recruiting AUS students and graduates as either full-time employees or interns. AUS offers 26 majors and 45 minors at the undergraduate level, and 14 master’s degrees through the College of Architecture, Art, and Design; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering; and the School of Business Administration. header-events_1_

On-campus housing and facilities

On-campus housing is the most convenient place for students to live in while studying at the university. More than 2,000 students live in the campus residence halls. They enjoy being close to academic buildings, library, food court and Sports Complex. The AUS residential halls consist of eight men’s and five women’s dormitory buildings, supervised by staff on a 24/7 basis. Students have the option of private, semi-private, shared, single or double rooms. The living environment is very rich in its multicultural atmosphere and has a balanced mix of social and academic activities. The residential halls give students a place to live, relax, exercise and study in comfort.

Library

Renowned as one of the premier libraries in the region, the AUS Library provides collections, services, and programs to support the curricular and research needs of the university community. The AUS Library offers 140 computer workstations; instruction in information literacy and research skills; 141,000 book /media items and access to 220,000 e-books; and 50+ databases with access to 26,000+ e-periodicals. In addition, all librarians and library administrators at AUS hold accredited master’s degrees in library and information science from institutions accredited or recognized by the American Library Association.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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Considered to be one of the most rigorous and prestigious economics programs in the region, we maintain a quality curriculum that adds significant value to students' life ... [+]

An economics degree prepares you for a number of careers in which critical thinking and careful decision making are required.

Considered to be one of the most rigorous and prestigious economics programs in the region, we maintain a quality curriculum that adds significant value to students' life-long learning and remains current as the discipline evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of an increasingly globalized world. We deliver an American-standard undergraduate program that offers qualifications that are readily recognized and understood internationally by employers and graduate programs.

Our faculty members come from a unique variety of backgrounds and are highly qualified, approachable and strong in their publication record. Our students develop strong quantitative and analytical skills that qualify them to go on to establish successful careers in business, government and the law, as well as specific areas in education, journalism, foreign service, consulting and politics.... [-]

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Our comprehensive program is aided by the fact that A.U.S. is a truly international and diverse campus community where English is as prevalent outside the classroom as it ... [+]

Our international campus environment coupled with our academic excellence has placed us in a unique position in the region.

Our comprehensive program is aided by the fact that A.U.S. is a truly international and diverse campus community where English is as prevalent outside the classroom as it is within it. This places our graduates at a definite advantage, making them good communicators, qualified for employment in the UAE and throughout the world.

Our program focuses on language, grammar, writing and the diverse genres of literary arts such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and prose. We help students learn the research tools and analytical skills necessary to succeed in a variety of professions in today's English-dominated and information-oriented global environment. Our graduates' ability to effectively communicate in English and utilize critical thinking skills are qualities highly valued by a wide range of employers, which include:... [-]

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We live in a world where much professional information is outdated quickly. Creative problem solving and an understanding of the historical and social complexity of the w ... [+]

We live in a world where much professional information is outdated quickly. Creative problem solving and an understanding of the historical and social complexity of the world are very important.

Our graduates can think on their feet, and understand the big picture and the different angles of society. They have a vision and a sense of social conscience. We understand that without these, no profession is either sustainable or worthwhile as a legacy. With these, a graduate can steadily become a leader in almost any walk of life.

Our department thus far has produced students who have gone on to work in the governmental sector, international business, as well as in international agencies. Increasingly, many of our graduates have gone on to graduate studies at some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.... [-]

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Our Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (B.A.M.C.) program is modeled on similar degree programs found in the US but is adapted to reflect the cultural values of the M ... [+]

We know what the mass media industry expects graduates to know, so we tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of the marketplace.

We ensure that our students receive the finest education available in this field in the country and provide them with state-of-the-art facilities, highly qualified and experienced faculty members, and hands-on practical experience.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (B.A.M.C.) program is modeled on similar degree programs found in the US but is adapted to reflect the cultural values of the Middle East-giving our graduates enormous flexibility and advantage in choosing their career path within the mass media profession. Immediate access to job opportunities in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi reflect the importance of the media in shaping and covering the impressive growth of the Emirates as well as the region.... [-]

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Students in our Bachelor of Science in Biology program receive a broad-based, rigorous education in many areas of biology that are increasingly important and relevant to ... [+]

Advances in science have provided us with unprecedented opportunities to understand life at the microscopic and atomic level and have helped us to understand both the microscopic and macroscopic level of our world and how we influence it.

Students in our Bachelor of Science in Biology program receive a broad-based, rigorous education in many areas of biology that are increasingly important and relevant to our world today. These include environmental biology and protection, ecosystems management and species conservation, physiology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, health research, immunology, and teaching.

Our program aims to encapsulate the best of both theoretical as well as practical instruction. It seeks to:... [-]

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Accounting is one of the most sought-after professions in the world of business and finance. Careers in accounting include being an auditor, management accountant, financ ... [+]

Accounting is one of the most sought-after professions in the world of business and finance. Careers in accounting include being an auditor, management accountant, financial accountant, tax accountant, budget analyst, public accountant, and working in the government sector. Not only do our students get a solid academic background that prepares them for a competitive job market, but they are also offered an array of opportunities to enhance their academic careers after graduation. We have an exclusive partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (I.C.A.E.W.) to provide a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (C.F.A.B.). In fact, our students can earn the C.F.A.B. qualification by passing just one exam because our accounting major program provides them with exemptions from five of the six I.C.A.E.W. modules. Upon the completion of their degree, our students:... [-]

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As one of the top programs of its kind in the Gulf, our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Economics prepares our students for the competitive ... [+]

As one of the top programs of its kind in the Gulf, our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Economics prepares our students for the competitive and ever-changing business and corporate environment.

With a well-planned curriculum in tune with the demands of the global marketplace and a multinational and experienced faculty with terminal degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, our program is designed to provide the student with the best blend of both theoretical as well as practical instruction.

Our major provides students with the theoretical foundation to apply economics to decision making and public policy in businesses and other organizations. From the common core of the intermediate theory courses in micro- and macroeconomics, students can branch out into several application areas in economics (such as international economics, industrial organization, money and banking) or pursue more advanced courses (such as managerial economics, econometrics or the senior economics seminar).... [-]

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Our highly experienced and qualified faculty members ensure that our students get the best theoretical and practical experience in the field. Our program is one of the mo ... [+]

Finance is "where the money is!"

Our highly experienced and qualified faculty members ensure that our students get the best theoretical and practical experience in the field. Our program is one of the most respected in the country and the region, and has a diverse, multicultural student body.

We have a popular partnership program with the C.F.A. Institute-meaning that your finance major provides excellent preparation for the Level I exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) designation. Obtaining this prestigious designation after graduation significantly enhances career prospects in the financial world.

As a finance graduate, there are a number of lucrative careers that are open to you. These include jobs in banking, investment, insurance, real estate, the global corporate sector as well as in government.... [-]

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Our international accreditation enables us to offer students up-to-date managerial training based on information from the real world as well as a thorough background in t ... [+]

Our department maintains strong ties to the business world in the UAE, the Gulf region and beyond.

Our international accreditation enables us to offer students up-to-date managerial training based on information from the real world as well as a thorough background in theory and ethics.

Management involves planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the various departments of a corporation or an institute. We enhance students' abilities of critical thinking and persuasion to prepare them for leadership roles. We are fulfilling one of the major founding principles of A.U.S. - to prepare students to be leaders who can meet the challenges of the coming decades.

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We offer our students diverse courses that cover basic skills and concepts that they will need upon graduation irrespective of the type of job they pursue. ... [+]

We offer our students diverse courses that cover basic skills and concepts that they will need upon graduation irrespective of the type of job they pursue.

In addition to the specific skills students learn in our M.I.S. courses, they are exposed to:

managerial skills, such as communication skills, leadership and group work business/M.I.S. theory and concepts, such as database management, programming, data communication and systems analysis and design IT architecture and infrastructure, such as distributed computing framework and wireless infrastructure software and programming language skills, such as Access, SQL, Java and Visual Basic

Successful graduates of our program can choose from a variety of rewarding professional opportunities:... [-]

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We teach students to understand and meet customers' needs and desires with an organization's products and services. Without successful marketing strategies, even the best ... [+]

Our courses introduce students to the dynamic, exciting, media-driven, people-centered world of marketing.

We teach students to understand and meet customers' needs and desires with an organization's products and services. Without successful marketing strategies, even the best products will not thrive in the marketplace. Thus, effective marketing is vital for the success of any organization, institution, business or country.

Our regionally renowned program offers excellent facilities, highly qualified faculty members and an exciting curriculum that blends both theoretical and practical knowledge to provide our students with the best possible training ground for their future endeavors in the fast-paced world of international commerce.... [-]

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At the Department of Chemical Engineering, we provide you with a challenging and contemporary chemical engineering degree program enhanced by the research accomplishments ... [+]

At the Department of Chemical Engineering, we provide you with a challenging and contemporary chemical engineering degree program enhanced by the research accomplishments of our faculty members.

We value excellence in teaching, quality research, and service, along with the intellectual development of students in a challenging, rewarding academic environment.

Our 140-credit BS program is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T. in the United States.

Our department is known throughout the country for its diverse student body, faculty research and the success of its alumni.... [-]

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Our topnotch program offers students an exciting array of intellectual adventures and builds their technical and problem-solving skills. Our students use the scientific m ... [+]

Chemistry is the central science involved in almost everything that we come in contact with. Our topnotch program offers students an exciting array of intellectual adventures and builds their technical and problem-solving skills. Our students use the scientific method to study the composition and properties of all matter. We study the essential processes involved in the rearrangement of the atoms of substances to produce new products.

The life processes of all organisms involve chemical changes, and our students have the potential to play key roles in the development of such exciting and important fields as medicine, biochemistry, and genetic engineering. In other domains, chemistry is essential for the evolving fields of nanotechnology and environmental protection.... [-]

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Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in the United States, our 140-credit civil ... [+]

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in the United States, our 140-credit civil engineering degree course will help you develop a wide set of skills in engineering, mathematics, humanities and social sciences, basic sciences and design.

Consistent with the demands of international and national accreditation requirements and targeting specific industry needs of the region, this undergraduate degree in civil engineering takes about four years to complete.

By the end of it, you will have developed a broad foundation in all disciplines of civil engineering.

Among the main subjects of the program are structural engineering, construction materials, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, environmental engineering and construction management.... [-]

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Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and quality research, and its highly qualified faculty members hold terminal degrees from some of the world's most p ... [+]

Studying for a computer engineering degree at A.U.S. can prove to be an extremely rewarding experience for a student.

Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and quality research, and its highly qualified faculty members hold terminal degrees from some of the world's most prestigious universities as well as work experience with leading industrial firms.

Throughout the course, you will be prepared for a wide range of technical positions in business and government service, research, development and higher education.

As part of the 140-credit program, which is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T. in the United States, you'll be focusing on major areas in computer engineering: computer architecture and design, computer networks, databases, software engineering and computer applications in industry.... [-]

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Designed to meet the growing need for computer science experts, our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is an essential tool for those looking to join this exc ... [+]

Designed to meet the growing need for computer science experts, our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is an essential tool for those looking to join this exciting field.

Our 130-credit Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Computing Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T. in the United States.

We have designed our program to provide you with a strong computer science base that will enable you to capitalize on the increasing career opportunities available in the information technology sector, especially in software-related fields.

Our program also aims to expand the limits of your knowledge and enable you to explore innovative approaches to computer-related problems.... [-]

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The design management major offers our students the opportunity to study design in the wider context of entrepreneurship and management of the creative process. ... [+]

The design management major offers our students the opportunity to study design in the wider context of entrepreneurship and management of the creative process.

Our students take design courses in the College of Architecture, Art and Design as well as business classes in the School of Business Administration. Our design management program is the only program of its kind in the region.

Our students are in demand by a wide range of organizations that require professionals with strong management skills and an understanding and appreciation of the creative process. Our graduates are working as design directors for public and private corporations, and design and advertising agency account executives. In addition, they are actively recruited by galleries, events organizations and museums throughout the region.... [-]

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Testifying to its academic quality, our 140-credit Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific ... [+]

As one of the most exciting branches in the dynamic field of engineering, electrical engineering is at the forefront of how we shape the future.

Testifying to its academic quality, our 140-credit Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T., in the United States.

This highly acclaimed four-year Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree program is based on a solid foundation of science and mathematics needed to understand advanced engineering topics and applications.

We have designed the curriculum with the aim of providing breadth and depth of knowledge across the key areas of electrical engineering that cater to the ever-evolving needs of the world around us.... [-]

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Our multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program integrates biology, chemistry, and other related sciences in order to enable students to ident ... [+]

In recent years, major concerns related to the preservation of the environment have gained urgency. Local governments and private industries recognize the importance of conservation, recycling, and environmental awareness.

Our multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program integrates biology, chemistry, and other related sciences in order to enable students to identify and understand environmental issues and devise solutions. It focuses on:

giving our students an understanding of these issues developing the skills they will need to become environmental science professionals providing the necessary undergraduate education to pursue a graduate program in environmental sciences ... [-]
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Our undergraduate degree in industrial engineering offers an application-oriented and industry-driven curriculum. One of the fastest growing professions in the world, ind ... [+]

Our undergraduate degree in industrial engineering offers an application-oriented and industry-driven curriculum.

One of the fastest growing professions in the world, industrial engineering integrates people, capital, material, equipment, and information in an efficient way to produce and distribute goods and services with high quality at a low cost.

Initially accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, through its Commission on Academic Accreditation (C.A.A.), our Industrial Engineering (IE) Program offers a distinctive curriculum that combines engineering and managerial knowledge.

This new program complements the extensive engineering majors the university offers, making AUS unique in the region in the variety of engineering programs available.... [-]

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In many fields - including but not limited to engineering, business, science, and architecture - mathematics provides both a powerful base for understanding as well as to ... [+]

In many fields - including but not limited to engineering, business, science, and architecture - mathematics provides both a powerful base for understanding as well as tools necessary for study, research and development. Mathematics is essential to understanding our rapidly changing technologically-based world.

Our graduates have learned to think critically and creatively - skills necessary in a world that demands new ideas and new approaches. Our graduates will fit quickly and easily into a wide range of established and start-up companies.

Upon graduation, our students are able to:

understand diverse areas in mathematics such as analysis, algebra, discrete mathematics a... [-]
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Our internationally accredited mechanical engineering degree program is one of the most dynamic in the Gulf region and is constantly responding to market requirements and ... [+]

Our internationally accredited mechanical engineering degree program is one of the most dynamic in the Gulf region and is constantly responding to market requirements and the latest developments in this exciting area of study.

This 140-credit bachelor of science program is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T. in the United States.

After the junior year, you will undertake a summer internship that will require you to work in an engineering environment for no less than five weeks.

Before you can graduate, you will have to complete a yearlong senior design project; many of these design projects are of international caliber and are submitted to international competitions.... [-]

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Our multimedia design program provides an intensive background in design and offers specialized classes in digital media, motion graphics, animation and film. We also off ... [+]

Our multimedia design program provides an intensive background in design and offers specialized classes in digital media, motion graphics, animation, and film. We also offer a wide range of elective classes.

Our graduates are currently working in broadcasting, web and interactive design, filmmaking and animation. Some of them are even working as in-house production professionals in industries around the region.

Graduates from our program are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work:

in design companies as creative designers of logos, corporate identity, information graphics, interactive graphics and web design in creative departments of advertising companies as visualizer/multimedia designers of advertisements, corporate identity, promotions and time-based graphic presentations in in-house design departments of the government or the public sector as multimedia graphic designers, art directors, design coordinators, web designers, and publicity and promotion designers of company communications, information graphics, and corporate identity as freelance designers for individuals or organizations requiring specialist design solutions, and image and concept generation in broadcast-related industries as program developers, pre-production consultants, visualizers, production crew, assistant directors and post-production editors ... [-]
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In addition to the core design classes, the visual communication major offers specialized classes in design topics such as illustration, printmaking, advanced photography ... [+]

In addition to the core design classes, the visual communication major offers specialized classes in design topics such as illustration, printmaking, advanced photography and publication design for print and digital media.

Many of our graduates are working in creative positions in the publishing, advertising, and media industries, as art directors, producers, design directors and account executives. Some of our other graduates have gone on to teaching positions at respected schools in the region. Our graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work:

in design companies as creative designers involved in problem finding and problem-solving visual solutions involving logos, corporate identity, posters, information graphics, brochures and book design in advertising companies of creative departments as visualizer/graphic designers of advertisements, corporate identity, promotions and graphic presentations in in-house design departments of the government or the public sector as graphic designers, art directors, design coordinators, and publicity and promotion designers of company communications, information graphics and corporate identity as freelance designers for individuals or organizations requiring specialist graphic design solutions, and image and concept generation ... [-]
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Our Bachelor of Architecture program is the first program of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (N ... [+]

Architecture encompasses designing, creating and developing forms and spaces for buildings that inspire, cultivate and satisfy human needs and aspirations.

As the region's most prestigious architecture program, we offer a comprehensive curriculum as well as a diverse studio environment, both of which encourage creative, critical approaches to design. Our Bachelor of Architecture program is the first program of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.

Our program, which requires five years of university studies plus professional training, is for students who seek a professional career in architecture. Our curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for licensure that prevail in the United Arab Emirates and to prepare our graduates for professional practice throughout the region. All students in the College of Architecture, Art and Design must complete the one-year foundations' program before advancing into their major field of study. Through this program, our students develop a basic practical and critical understanding of design principles.... [-]

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Our Bachelor of Interior Design (B.I.D.) program prepares dynamic, creative individuals who seek careers as professional interior designers. Our four-year curriculum aims ... [+]

Interior design encompasses the development and implementation of comprehensive designs for interior environments of architecture.

Our Bachelor of Interior Design (B.I.D.) program prepares dynamic, creative individuals who seek careers as professional interior designers. Our four-year curriculum aims to meet or exceed established international accreditation criteria and prepares the graduate for professional interior design practice in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the region.

The interior designer must possess a broad base of knowledge and skills regarding technical applications of materials, coordination with building systems and integration of decorative arts. Interior designers usually work as part of a design team, which may include architects, structural and mechanical engineers, graphic or environmental designers and other specialty consultants.... [-]

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