Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185 year history.

RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in today’s highly completive job market.

RIT Dubai offers American degrees, and all of RIT’s programs are UAE accredited. Students of RIT Dubai also have the unique opportunity to choose to study abroad at the main campus in New York or at one of its other global campuses

Excellence in education is RIT Dubai’s highest priority, with a competitive and selective admission process to ensure an engaged and diverse student body. The faculty consists of outstanding professors from the United States, the Middle East, and around the world.

RIT Dubai is located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, a technology park with over 900 companies such as SAP, Henkel, Schneider Electric, Fujitsu, and Axiom.

Our Vision

RIT Dubai will lead higher education in preparing students for successful careers in a global society.

Our Mission

The RIT Dubai community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. Our mission is to provide technology-based educational programs for personal and professional development. We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions. Our community is committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our innovative and collaborative spirit. Internal and external partnerships expand our students’ experiential learning. RIT Dubai is committed to mutually enriching relationships with alumni, government, business and the world community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, leadership development, and student success are our central enterprises.

Values

Student Centeredness: Exhibits behavior, performs duties of position, and/or makes decisions that demonstrate and/or support the importance of students as the primary constituency of the university and/or contributes directly to student success.

Professional Development and Scholarship: Takes actions to continuously advance and/or improve in one’s academic or professional discipline; as an individual contributor; as a team member; and/or as an organizational leader.

Integrity and Ethics: Does what it takes to deliver on commitments made to the department, college, or division and to constituency groups. Builds personal trust and relationships inside and outside the university by doing what one says he or she will do when it is promised.

Respect, Diversity and Pluralism: Provides a high level of service to fellow members of the RIT Dubai community. Treats every person with dignity. Demonstrates inclusion by incorporating diverse perspectives to plan, conduct, and/or evaluate the work of the organization, department, college, or division.

Innovation and Flexibility: Provides and/or encourages new ideas that could make the department, college, or division an even better organization. Open to, and adapts well to change.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Contributes to the efforts of the department, division, or college as a team player. Works well with others outside the department to accomplish cross-college or division goals and objectives.

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Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Part time 18 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering at RIT Dubai combines theoretical fundamentals as well as practical aspects in this dynamic field, and educates students in practices, methodologies, and cutting edge techniques. You'll build on your experience of engineering and can choose to focus on two areas: Communications or Control Systems. [+]

Rapidly developing global technologies are changing the way we live. The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering at RIT Dubai combines theoretical fundamentals as well as practical aspects in this dynamic field, and educates students in practices, methodologies, and cutting edge techniques. You'll build on your experience of engineering and can choose to focus on two areas: Communications or Control Systems. The MS degree in Electrical Engineering is awarded upon successful completion of an approved program of study, including courses in such areas as engineering mathematics, communications, and control. Students have the option to graduate on either thesis, graduate paper, or comprehensive exam option. RIT Dubai offers the program in its entirety in Dubai, but students can study abroad or transfer to the main campus in Rochester, New York, subject to achieving additional respective requirements and approvals. Flexible Timings: All courses are offered during weekday evenings on our Dubai campus from 6 - 9 pm, enabling working professionals to complete the master's program in as little as 18 months. Career Options With a shortage of electrical engineering talent in the job market, particularly in the GCC, the demands for RIT Dubai graduates remains at an all-time high. RIT’s highly regarded electrical engineering program uniquely combines the rigor of theory with hands-on applications and laboratory experiments in order to provide in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Our graduates are working in a range of roles including Project Managers, Systems Engineers, Project Engineers and General Manager. Curriculum Curriculum - Graduate Paper... [-]

Master in Networking & Systems Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai + 1 more

The MS in Networking and Systems Administration (NSA) is designed to provide both the knowledge and the technical skills needed to successfully compete in this exciting field. It addresses current and future issues and technologies in networking and systems administration through both theoretical and practical aspects. [+]

Trends in network communications unifying wired and wireless infrastructures, cloud computing, scalability, collaboration tools, block chain and security can only be fully utilized by a new breed of highly educated and technically proficient professionals who understand emerging communication technologies. Our international faculty at RIT Dubai have a strong research background in networking, cybersecurity and wireless communications. As PhD holders with strong industry and consulting experience, they are experts in their field and working with them will help broaden your horizons and skillsets in a range of areas. From the Internet of Things to 5G and NFV, you’ll learn how to evaluate market trends, evaluate vendors in industry and determine the impact of technology or your organization. The MS in Networking and Systems Administration (NSA) is designed to provide both the knowledge and the technical skills needed to successfully compete in this exciting field. It addresses current and future issues and technologies in networking and systems administration through both theoretical and practical aspects. The program explores organizational and technological issues including: enterprise scale networking, emerging network technologies, open source trends, LoRA, network processing, wireless, high performance computing, network programming, block chain, mobile ad hoc networking, cloud computing and security. Career Options The program is intended to prepare technology leaders to assume leadership positions in both government and private organizations. It is available for full and part-time study in both a traditional on-campus setting as well as an online format. Alumni are working in positions such as Management Consultants, Software Engineers, Senior... [-]

Master in Professional Studies: City Science

Campus Part time 16 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

This program has been created for thought-leaders who are fascinated by the fast-developing and extremely exciting area of city science and smart cities. It is particularly suited for those who are in, or who are seeking, a leadership position spearheading digital transformation in either a public or a private organization's operations and services. Our current students include senior decision makers from across the region who are helping shape the future of the cities we live in. [+]

This unique and innovative master's degree is the first of its kind in the region and explores what cities are, and what they can be. It goes beyond the concept of a smart city to also cover important technological, social and sustainability issues to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to the cities of today and tomorrow. As a world leader in smart cities and urban development, Dubai is the ideal place to study such a program and see digitalization in effect. The graduate degree will help you build and develop efficient, sustainable and community-based cities and cultivate awareness of the interdisciplinary history of modern cities, urban economics, city development and planning theory, urban ecology, demography, and applied problem-solving and research methods. Providing an all-encompassing view of the development of the city, the program also addresses key subjects such as water, food, waste, transport, education and energy systems, taking into account complex interactions between each of the elements. City Science is an emerging interdisciplinary plan of action that includes the designer, the technologist and the humanist all working together. It prepares you for smart cities that can talk, giving live status updates through networks on traffic patterns, pollution, parking, water and energy and other vital information. The program can be completed in as little as 16 months. Flexible Timings: Class schedule caters to working professionals, providing intensive seminars offered in evenings at our campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Who Is It? This program has been created for thought-leaders who are... [-]

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Master in Engineering Management

Campus Part time 18 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Master in Engineering Management is a graduate program combining the up-to-date technology of engineering projects with management skills to give working professionals the competitive edge in a fast changing global environment. As an international hub of world class engineering projects, Dubai is the perfect place to undertake such a program. [+]

The Master in Engineering Management is a graduate program combining the up-to-date technology of engineering projects with management skills to give working professionals the competitive edge in a fast changing global environment. As an international hub of world class engineering projects, Dubai is the perfect place to undertake such a program. This concentration enables you to cover the dual aspects of being an engineering manager, both as a technologist and a business expert and will provide you with a thorough background in areas such as organizational behavior, finance, and accounting, as well as industrial engineering expertise. You'll undertake a study program from the Saunders College of Business to complement the engineering course work, ensuring you are well positioned to take on challenges and lead in the sector. Flexible Timings: Class schedules cater to working professionals, providing intensive seminars offered in evenings at our campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Career Options The Master of Engineering Management degree qualifies professionals for a diverse array of exciting jobs, including: Engineering Project Manager. This professional has direct authority over the actions of everyone on the work site. A combination of engineering knowledge and business acumen is essential. Senior Lead Analyst. This specialist ensures that engineering teams reach the most efficient outcomes on their assigned tasks. Cost Systems Analyst. A combination of financial management knowledge and engineering skills is necessary for this position. These individuals have a direct impact on the bottom line of large-scale projects. Construction Management Engineer. A construction management engineer has authority... [-]

Master in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Part time 18 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

This degree is particularly well-suited for students who wish to study part-time, for those interested in updating their technical skills, or for those not focused on a research-oriented Master of Science thesis. A conventional thesis is not required for the program. In its place, students complete a capstone experience, which may be a design project leadership course, a well-organized and carefully chosen industrial internship, or a project with paper option. A research methods course may also fulfill the capstone experience. [+]

The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a 30 credit hour degree program. It is intended to be a terminal degree program designed for those who wish to become a leader within the mechanical engineering field. This degree is particularly well-suited for students who wish to study part-time, for those interested in updating their technical skills, or for those not focused on a research-oriented Master of Science thesis. A conventional thesis is not required for the program. In its place, students complete a capstone experience, which may be a design project leadership course, a well-organized and carefully chosen industrial internship, or a project with paper option. A research methods course may also fulfill the capstone experience. Three focus areas, specializations, are o­ffered at RIT Dubai: Sustainability, Thermo/Fluids Engineering and Mechanics and Design. Part time working students have the option of attending evening classes. Career Options Because of their comprehensive training and education, mechanical engineers are often called upon to assume management positions. They work in many different industries and businesses as product developers, researchers, prototype designers, automotive engineers, aerospace engineers, management consultants, among many others and many serve in senior leadership positions in their fields. Curriculum Curriculum Credits Focus Are Courses ... [-]

Master in Service Leadership & Innovation

Campus Part time 18 months September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai

This one-of-a-kind graduate program will help prepare you to transform your organization by using innovation to drive measurable outcomes. Our graduates anticipate the future and see opportunities to position their organizations—and themselves—to reach new levels of success in a constantly changing world. [+]

Transformation through leadership. Success in today’s global economy requires organizations to have visionary leadership, a 360-degree view of customers, and the ability to formulate and execute strategic initiatives. This one-of-a-kind graduate program will help prepare you to transform your organization by using innovation to drive measurable outcomes. Our graduates anticipate the future and see opportunities to position their organizations—and themselves—to reach new levels of success in a constantly changing world. The Master's in Service Leadership and Innovation is awarded upon successful completion of 36 credit hours culminating in a comprehensive examination or capstone project. The program is completed in a combination of day and evening classes, and online learning. Our world-class Professors delivering classes are the same as at RIT NY, and fly in to deliver the program, ensuring you receive the most up to date learning experience equal to classmates in the US. Further classroom teaching and follow up support is offered through virtual classroom/videoconferencing located in Dubai and New York simultaneously with Professors. Flexible Timings: Class schedules cater to working professionals, providing intensive seminars offered in the evening and on weekends. This program will equip you with the following skills: Creating and innovating new service ideas, practices, and policies Building and utilizing sophisticated human capital assets wisely Designing, aligning and implementing new strategic focus Building experiences the customer values Application of leadership concepts to produce superior performance outcomes Curriculum Curriculum Credits Curriculum Credits Choose one set of the following (6 Credits) Comprehensive Exam (Default) GRCS – 701 Research... [-]