American University of Sharjah

Introduction
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Why AUS

We offer you the chance to experience authentic American education in the Gulf.

This statement has four meanings:

  • First, the standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America.
  • Second, the method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge.
  • Third, student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events.
  • Fourth, the curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses.

In addition, we are proud to be a reflection of the progressive spirit of the Emirates, admitting bright young men and women as students solely on the basis of their academic qualifications regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age or national origin. Strategically placed between the Far East and the West, between Africa and Asia, our location is one of our greatest assets.

From ancient times to the modern day, Sharjah boasts a well-deserved reputation throughout the region as an important center of commerce and trade as well as art and culture.

So invest your time, your mind and your spirit in AUS and reap the benefits of your hard work and dedication in years to come. We are there for you every step of the way!

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Fast Facts - Fall 2016

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, who envisioned the university as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. American University of Sharjah is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world.

Fall 2016 Top Ten Nationalities of all AUS Students

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Fall 2016 Student Enrollment

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Total Fall 2016 enrollment: 6,002
*College of Arts and Sciences includes 5 post undergraduate transient students

Fall 2016 Enrollment Head Count
Undergraduate* 5,402
Graduate 429
Total 5,831
Achievement Academy 171
Total Fall AUS Enrollment 6,002

*Fall 2016 undergraduate headcount includes 5 post undergraduate transient students.

Fall 2016 Undergraduate Student Information
Average high school GPA of Fall 2016 freshman class 92.3%
Average TOEFL score 576
Average IELTS score 6.81
Gender of all students
Female 50.4%
Male 49.6%
Undergraduate Class Size
Headcount Enrollment 1-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Sections 48 257 478 229 6 5 21 1,044
Average class size = 25.0
Median class size = 23.5
Most common section size = 23

Campus Life
Percentage of Female Students Living on Campus 37.2%
Percentage of Male Students Living on Campus 34.7%
Percentage of Students Living on Campus 35.9%
  • AUS has 25 sports teams: 16 for men and 9 for women.
  • AUS has 86 student clubs: 35 cultural clubs and 51 non-cultural clubs.
  • 440 students participated in community service.
  • AUS has 317 students working on campus.
  • 540 students are active in the Student Multicultural Learning Program.
About Our Faculty
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  • There are 374 full-time undergraduate/graduate faculty and 13 AABP faculty
  • Approximately 91.7% of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree.
  • Approximately 48.7% of full-time faculty are US or Canadian citizens.
  • 90.5% of undergraduate/graduate teaching faculty in Fall 2016 are full-time
  • 47 nationalities are represented among the faculty.
About Our Alumni
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Total number of alumni nationalities: 101
As of Fall 2016 AUS has awarded 10,732 bachelor degrees and 1,317 master's degrees.
Below is the most recent information about where AUS alumni are living.

Percentage of all alumni who live in the UAE 82.3%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Dubai 33.0%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Sharjah 26.3%
Percentage of all alumni who live in Abu Dhabi 16.5%

Overall AUS Retention and Graduation Information for New Undergraduate Students (Cohorts Fall 2004 - Fall 2016)
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Retention and graduation for AUS is based on whether students are consecutively retained or graduate at AUS. If the student is not consecutively enrolled from year to year, they are considered as non-retained students.

1 Retention: Calculated each year by the number of the ORIGINAL cohort number that are consecutively retained at AUS divided by the original cohort number (so it is essentially cumulative).

2 Graduation: Calculated each year by taking the number of graduating students (from the original cohort) in a particular year and adding it to the previous year's number of graduating students and then divided by the ORIGINAL cohort number. Mission-and-Vision-Statements

Vision

American University of Sharjah (AUS) will be the region's leader in higher education, known for excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, research and service.

Mission

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a comprehensive, independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education that fosters excellence in teaching, learning and research. Based on an American model of higher education and grounded in the culture of the Gulf region, AUS fosters a community that embraces cultural diversity and whose members are committed to the ideals of open intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior and social and civic responsibility. An engaged, productive and effective member of society, AUS educates lifelong learners who display mastery in the core competencies of their areas of specialization, and who communicate clearly, think critically and solve problems creatively.
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Master of Urban Planning (MUP)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master in Urban Planning (MUP) is fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division and is taught by a multinational and distinguished faculty. With a total of 11 courses that need to be completed for the degree, our program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. [+]

As the first professional program of its kind in the UAE, our Master in Urban Planning degree prepares skilled professionals and leaders in planning and managing urban development. Our unique program is committed to the creation, dissemination and application of multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of urban planning. Our program provides professional men and women with outstanding, specialized graduate education that enables them to undertake leadership roles in managing urban growth, prescribing urbanization policies and advancing social development. We seek to empower students with the highest ethical standards compatible with values of local cultural settings, principles of social justice, and concerns for environmental protection and sustainability. Our Master in Urban Planning (MUP) is fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division and is taught by a multinational and distinguished faculty. With a total of 11 courses that need to be completed for the degree, our program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students typically register for three or four courses a semester and complete the program in two years. Part-time students typically register for two or three courses a semester and complete the program in three years. Students with advanced standing (for instance, with an undergraduate degree in urban planning) can have up to five courses waived and can reduce the program duration by one or two semesters. Our graduates are currently employed in number of sectors including local government and consulting firms across the country. We... [-]

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Master of Science in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program provides students with advanced knowledge and techniques to pursue professional careers in public and private accounting. MSA students develop skills necessary to solve accounting problems that are of contemporary relevance to the fields of accounting, finance and other business areas. [+]

Our MSA program opens up an exciting new opportunity in accounting and provides a fast track to prepare for some of the most prestigious credentials in the profession. Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program provides students with advanced knowledge and techniques to pursue professional careers in public and private accounting. MSA students develop skills necessary to solve accounting problems that are of contemporary relevance to the fields of accounting, finance and other business areas. The program is designed to create additional employment opportunities and promote the career success of our graduates. Career options for graduates will include positions in public accounting, such as external auditors, tax preparers and consultants, as well as in private accounting roles such as internal auditors, controllers, chief financial officers and financial analysts. Positions in the public sector also contribute to high demand for a graduate degree in accounting, both on the federal and local levels. Enrolling in the MSA program at AUS will increase significantly the likelihood of passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Our program prepares students to meet the current 150-semester-hour education requirement to be licensed as a CPA in all of the US states and territories. The CPA exam is currently offered in the UAE without having to travel to the USA. Several of our faculty members are licensed CPAs and are very familiar with both the content of the CPA exam and the procedures to register and qualify as a licensed CPA. Our curriculum is designed to help... [-]

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) will prepare you in a learning environment that combines chemical engineering practice with technical research so that you can play an active part in contributing to the growing body of knowledge, research and development, both regionally and internationally. [+]

Our Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) will prepare you in a learning environment that combines chemical engineering practice with technical research so that you can play an active part in contributing to the growing body of knowledge, research and development, both regionally and internationally. In this program, you will gain excellent all-around technical, analytical and practical skills to handle major assignments in the chemical engineering field. Our master's degree in chemical engineering is based on high standards, similar to those followed in the United States. It will strengthen your knowledge in the important topics of transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics and reactor design, as well as mathematics. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) program at AUS is to prepare professionals for advanced careers and/or doctoral studies related to chemical engineering. The program is continuously striving to create a stimulating academic environment that promotes excellence in teaching and research to assist the students in becoming competent, innovative and responsible professionals. Program Educational Objectives Graduates of the MSChE program will be prepared to: be successful professionals in a specialized area of chemical engineering maintain a desire for research, innovation and lifelong learning uphold the responsibilities of the engineering profession Student Outcomes Upon graduation, an AUS MSChE graduate should demonstrate the ability to: perform research emphasizing creativity, independent learning and scientific methods in a chosen area of chemical engineering apply advanced mathematics and engineering knowledge in identifying, formulating and solving engineering problems select and use... [-]

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is popular with professionals who wish to combine advanced civil engineering practice with technical research so that they can play a commanding role in the industry both in the UAE and abroad. [+]

Our Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is popular with professionals who wish to combine advanced civil engineering practice with technical research so that they can play a commanding role in the industry both in the UAE and abroad. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program at AUS is to prepare professionals for advanced careers and/or doctoral studies related to civil engineering. The program strives to create a conducive academic environment that promotes excellence in teaching and research to assist the students in becoming competent, innovative and responsible professionals with effective communication skills. Program Educational Objectives Graduates of the MSCE program will be prepared to: be successful professionals in a specialized area of civil engineering maintain a desire for research, innovation and lifelong learning uphold the responsibilities of the engineering profession Student Outcomes Upon graduation, an AUS MSCE graduate should demonstrate the ability to: perform research emphasizing creativity, independent learning and scientific methods in a chosen area of civil engineering apply advanced mathematics and engineering knowledge in identifying, formulating and solving engineering problems select and use techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for research or professional practice communicate effectively recognize the need for, and engage in, lifelong learning attend to professional and ethical responsibilities [-]

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Computer engineering plays a crucial role in how the future is defined: choosing our Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) program means choosing the possibility to be at the forefront of the world's leading technology firms for the rest of your career. [+]

Computer engineering plays a crucial role in how the future is defined: choosing our Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) program means choosing the possibility to be at the forefront of the world's leading technology firms for the rest of your career. An increasingly more vital part of everyday life, computer engineering relates to how some of today's most innovative devices are created. An academic path distinct from a graduate degree in computer science, which is the systematic study of algorithmic methods for representing and transforming information, computer engineering relates to the design and prototyping of computing devices and systems. As a computer engineering graduate, you will have the necessary knowledge and experience to pursue cutting-edge projects in the area of hardware and computer development, networks and software creation. Representing the ideal stepping stone for students with a solid background in mathematics, science and engineering, this master's degree in computer engineering will put you in the ideal position to progress into some of the region and the world's finest technology companies in sectors such as computer hardware, computer systems, mobile phones, communications, banking and computer games. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) program at AUS is to prepare professionals for advanced careers and/or doctoral studies related to computer engineering. The program strives to create a stimulating academic environment that promotes excellence in teaching and research to assist the students in becoming competent, innovative and responsible professionals with effective communication skills. Program Educational... [-]

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our much sought-after Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program is renowned for its rigorous training and dynamic approach. [+]

Our much sought-after Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program is renowned for its rigorous training and dynamic approach. Popular among professionals throughout the region, our program prepares students in an environment that combines electrical engineering practice with cutting-edge technical research that enables our students to play a leading role in contributing to the growing body of electrical engineering knowledge, research and development, both regionally and internationally. Our objective We believe that an MSEE graduate is qualified to achieve the following objectives: be successful professionals in a specialized area of electrical engineering maintain a desire for research, innovation and lifelong learning uphold the responsibilities of the engineering profession Our aim We believe that a graduate of the MSEE program should be able to successfully: perform research emphasizing creativity, independent learning and scientific methods in a chosen area of electrical engineering apply advanced mathematics and engineering knowledge in identifying, formulating and solving engineering problems select and use techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for research or professional practice communicate effectively recognize the need for, and engage in, lifelong learning attend to professional and ethical responsibilities [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management (MSESM)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Since its launch in 2002 as the first program of its kind in the entire region, our Engineering Systems Management (ESM) master's degree has become one of the most popular graduate degrees at AUS. The demand for our program remains high with an average of 25 students enrolling in it every year. [+]

Today's engineers are routinely confronted with broader job responsibilities that require them to combine managerial aspects with technical aspects. Since its launch in 2002 as the first program of its kind in the entire region, our Engineering Systems Management (ESM) master's degree has become one of the most popular graduate degrees at AUS. The demand for our program remains high with an average of 25 students enrolling in it every year. Our program has become the premier choice for engineers whose goal is to work in areas that integrate technical engineering skills with managerial and economics skills. Our curriculum is designed to enhance management and technical skills of all engineers, regardless of their discipline, to meet the needs of the marketplace in the UAE and other Gulf countries. Our highly qualified faculty members, modern laboratories and resource facilities and a dynamic curriculum that is in synch with the demands of the global market, has earned our program an enviable reputation throughout the region. Statistics show that 75 percent of all engineers in the UAE assume management responsibility within the first five years of professional practice. And that is precisely why our program ensures that our students are equipped with the right tools to deal successfully with all the professional challenges that come their way. Our multidisciplinary program is dedicated to integrating management skills with technical knowledge from different engineering disciplines for the purpose of accomplishing work activities and entire projects more economically and productively. Our program encompasses: the integration of... [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics (MSMTH)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Science in Mathematics (MSMTH) program provides students with rigorous and thorough knowledge of a broad range of pure and applied areas of mathematics. [+]

Our Master of Science in Mathematics (MSMTH) program provides students with rigorous and thorough knowledge of a broad range of pure and applied areas of mathematics. Our program is designed to train students with different professional goals ranging from employment or career advancement in business, industry or government, to basic training in foundations needed to obtain a research career or pursue a PhD in mathematics or mathematics-related fields. Our Objectives We believe that an MSMTH graduate is qualified to: provide the analytical skills necessary to formulate and solve complex mathematical problems that are of contemporary relevance in the fields of pure and applied mathematics develop the mathematical skills and knowledge to facilitate career advancement in education, business or industry or to pursue more advanced study such as a PhD degree in mathematics or mathematics-related fields provide the mathematical skills and knowledge to describe and solve complex quantitative problems that arise in business or industry Our Aim Upon completion of the program, our graduates will be able to: apply advanced mathematical analysis to mathematical models demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of analysis, algebra, geometry and applied mathematics formulate and construct proofs clearly communicate mathematical concepts apply advanced mathematical techniques in their professional activities conduct independent research in specialized areas of mathematics employ mathematical methods to model and solve practical problems demonstrate advanced knowledge of analysis, financial mathematics and differential equations and their applications formulate problems in mathematical terms arising in related areas such as engineering, finance and the natural and physical sciences [-]

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is designed for those whose goal is to work in the different subdisciplines of mechanical engineering, including thermal and green energy systems, fluid systems, solid mechanics, design and manufacturing, and dynamics and control. [+]

The global economy and rapid changes in technology require an increasing number of engineers with technical expertise beyond the bachelor's degree level. Our Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is designed for those whose goal is to work in the different subdisciplines of mechanical engineering, including thermal and green energy systems, fluid systems, solid mechanics, design and manufacturing, and dynamics and control. Our program enhances the technical skills of all mechanical engineers to meet today's demands as well as those of the future. Based on high standards similar to those followed in the United States, this program educates mechanical engineers on solving challenging mechanical engineering problems well beyond what they encounter at the undergraduate level. Our Objectives Graduates of the MSME program will be prepared to: be successful professionals in a specialized area of mechanical engineering maintain a desire for research, innovation, and lifelong learning uphold the responsibilities of the engineering profession Our Aim Upon graduation, an AUS MSME graduate should demonstrate the ability to: perform research emphasizing creativity, independent learning and scientific methods in a chosen area of mechanical engineering apply advanced mathematics and engineering knowledge in identifying, formulating and solving engineering problems select and use techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for research or professional practice communicate effectively recognize the need for, and engage in, life-long learning attend to professional and ethical responsibilities [-]

Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering (MSMTR)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, our Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that integrates the science and engineering concepts needed to address grand challenges in the ever-changing industrial sectors. [+]

Multidisciplinary engineers are needed now more than ever. Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, our Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that integrates the science and engineering concepts needed to address grand challenges in the ever-changing industrial sectors. Mechatronics has evolved as a distinct engineering discipline over the last few years. It is a blend of mechanics, electronics, information technology and computers. It has come to mean the synergistic use of precision engineering, control theory, computer science, and sensor and actuator technology to design improved products and processes. It is the application of the latest techniques in precision mechanical engineering, controls theory, computer science and electronics to the design process to create more functional and adaptable products. Because mechatronics students study a range of disciplines, they are well equipped to go into a wide range of jobs in electrical or mechanical engineering, as well as software development and management positions. The combined skills of the mechatronics graduate are becoming increasingly valuable to the employer, especially in areas such as: defense systems modern industrial systems maintenance diagnosis and troubleshooting space systems vehicle design, manufacturing and testing robotics electrical control and drives software development electrical consumer goods food processing automated production systems sales and marketing of engineering products Our program offers exciting opportunities for excellent students from a wide spectrum of backgrounds to engage in cutting-edge research with highly qualified faculty and world-class facilities and resources. We offer an innovative curriculum that integrates... [-]

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Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Arts in TESOL program is the premier preparation for a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). [+]

Our Master of Arts in TESOL program is the premier preparation for a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). With the vast resources and faculty of the Department of English, we provide a program especially designed to meet the needs of teachers of English as a second language in a diverse, multicultural setting. Our course offerings provide professional training and solid foundations in second language acquisition, teaching methodology, language testing and use of technology in language teaching classrooms. Our outstanding academic program is taught by highly qualified faculty with international teaching experience in the fields of TESOL, theoretical and applied linguistics, and intercultural communication. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive program of study and practical opportunities at an advanced level to both experienced and novice English language teachers in the UAE and elsewhere. Highly qualified, multiculturally experienced faculty, research-based methodology, practical teaching experience and computer-assisted learning provide a solid foundation for this program. The program mission is to provide English language graduates and teachers with advanced practical, theoretical and critical knowledge of language learning models and teaching methodologies for English instruction at different levels, primarily throughout the schools of the Gulf region. The core of our program leads to a comprehensive understanding of the forms and functions of English and relates pedagogical theories to English language teaching. This goal is reinforced by supervised teaching practice in real-world classrooms. Our program prepares its graduates to evaluate the effectiveness and validity of different teaching methodologies and testing... [-]

Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting English Arabic English (MATI)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation. [+]

Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation. Responding to the important role intercultural communication plays in international encounters these days and the ever-growing impact of the Arab region on world affairs, our program equips graduates with highly specialized translation and interpreting skills in English and Arabic. We place the diverse range of skills required for translation and interpreting within a general theoretical framework, which provides our students with the tools to identify, analyze and resolve problems and develop a reflective approach to translation and interpreting. Our program also provides students with advanced training in translation and interpreting techniques as well as in terminology management, machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM), and language engineering areas most relevant to the world of translators and interpreters in today's complex and dynamic web of communication. We ensure that our graduates are able to successfully demonstrate competence in translation and interpreting into and out of English and Arabic, as well as demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and use relevant theories in the production and assessment of translation and interpreting tasks. They are also able to work as sought-after translators and interpreters in diverse fields such as international relations, business, science, law and journalism. We encourage you to see for yourself why our MATI program is one of the best graduate programs of its kind in the region! Department Through our diverse range of courses, we aim to bring the rich culture... [-]

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