American University of SharjahPresentation Transcript
Presented By: Abid Khan
American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, 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. Although consciously based on upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is also expected to be thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and to be part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. AUS is emerging as a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world.
American University of Sharjah is licensed in the United States by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215 662 5606). AUS is also licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all undergraduate and graduate programs are recognized by the ministry and have been awarded either accreditation or accreditation-eligible status. All six of the bachelor degree programs in the AUS College of Engineering are accredited by ABET of the United States.
AUS offers 21 bachelor's degrees, 41 minors and eight master's degrees programs through the following academic divisions:
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
School of Business and Management
Dr. Peter Heath AUS Chancellor HH Sheikh Dr. sultan Bin Mohammad Al- Qassim
The AUS sits on the southern edge of Sharjah and is approximately fifteen kilometers from the center of the city.
U.A.E top 3
Global top 3105
316 acres of land
American University of Sharjah Office of Admissions P.O. Box 26666 Sharjah, UAE Tel: (971) 6 515 1000 Fax: (971) 6 515 1020 Admission Phone Number
+603 8924 8000
Date Application Due
Early Applicants: April 15, 2008
From outside UAE: July 1, 2008
From inside UAE: July 15, 2008
From outside UAE: December 4, 2008
From inside UAE: December 16, 2008
Deadlines for transfer applicants
Fall Semester – June 19, 2008
Spring Semester – December 4, 2008
Minimum Admission Requirements:
AUS’ minimum admission requirements depend on the applicant’s type of secondary education program and certificate. In all cases, for non-vocational certificates, only subjects classified as academic by AUS are accepted for admission consideration and the calculation of averages. Admission to the university is competitive, and the actual required minimum average for admission consideration and to guarantee a seat will depend on:
Newly admitted students may apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, which ranges from 75 percent to 100 percent of the tuition fees if they meet the following requirements:
Outstanding personal qualities and leadership abilities in school and the community.
Scientific or literary contributions to the community.
Special school or community honors or awards.
Community services and school extracurricular activities.
Achieved a minimum average of 95 percent or equivalent in the last three years of secondary education.
Limited financial resources.
1 USD = 3.67345 AED
Mission Statement of AUS:
Student Activities Office objective is to provide students with a rich and varied campus life that fosters personal growth, maturity and a sense of responsibility. The mission of the AUS Department of Civil Engineering is to provide students with the highest level of technical preparation, professional development and leadership skills for successful careers in civil engineering by providing high-quality education and a well- balanced curriculum.
Graduates of the civil engineering program are expected to be able to:
Utilize mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to address and solve multifaceted problems.
Apply the analytical, experimental, design and management techniques with proficiency in the use of modern tools to solve civil engineering problems.
Understand the global, ethical and social implications of the profession and utilize them with regards to public safety and environmental protection.
Utilize oral and written communication skills and collaborate effectively as members of a multidisciplinary team.
Pursue successful employment and life-long learning, as well as graduate studies.
Upon graduation, an AUS student of civil engineering should be able to demonstrate the following:
Apply the principles and methods of mathematics, science and engineering basics to formulate and solve problems effectively.
Use computer software and modern laboratory equipment to solve civil engineering and related problems.
Use the theory and practice required to analyze and design structural, geotechnical, transportation, water and environmental systems.
Apply the techniques of cost analysis and estimation, planning, scheduling and control in the management of civil engineering projects.
Employ civil engineering codes of practice, specifications and testing standards to evaluate and select suitable construction materials.
Mission Statement, Educational Objective, and Program Outcomes