American University of the Middle East

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250 Street, Building 1 - Block 6, Egaila, Al Ahmadi Governate, Kuwait

The American University of the Middle East (AUM) is a private university established in 2005 in Kuwait. AUM mission is to provide an interactive learning environment that facilitates the development of leaders who are committed to their culture, global ethical values, and professionalism.

AUM prides itself on being an “Oasis of Learning” in Kuwait. The University started its journey with only hundreds of enrolled students and a small building, to become within the last 10 years a landmark in the private education sector in Kuwait and the region through its curricula, its integrated campus, and its culture, which embraces diversity and innovation. 

AUM campus has been steadily evolving into an educational hub that hosts modernly designed buildings and a mix of green and urban landscape. AUM is considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region.

AUM has two colleges: the College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Business Administration, in addition to a Liberal Arts Department and an English Preparatory Program.

The College of Engineering and Technology offers seven undergraduate Engineering programs (Architectural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering), in addition to two undergraduate technology programs (Information System Technology, and Telecommunications and Networking Technology).

Six of the programs offered by the College of Engineering and Technology are accredited by ABET, which is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. (See more about accreditation)

The College of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with four concentrations (Finance, Marketing, Management Information System and Human Resources Management), in addition to a Master’s degree program in Business Administration (MBA).

AUM College of Business Administration has been fully accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (See more about accreditation)

An Innovative Learning Environment

AUM prepares its students to become the leaders of tomorrow and a core element of its educational philosophy is to apply “learning by creating” throughout their educational journey at AUM. In light of this, AUM innovation centers, labs, and cutting edge facilities are in place, offering groundbreaking technologies and resources that are designed to equip students, through experiential learning, with in-demand skills required by top industries.

The Research and Innovation Center at the College of Engineering and Technology includes a Robotics Center, a Nanotechnology Center, and a Capstone Center. In the College of Business Administration, a Business Innovation Center is established, comprising of: HRM Club, MIS Club, Marketing Club, Accounting Club, Finance Club, Entrepreneurship Club, and a Capstone Center.

AUM offers world-class academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is designed to provide an intellectually challenging yet engaging and authentic academic environment within a student-centered approach. The Student Affairs Department is fully dedicated to support students from the time they are welcomed for orientation to the time they graduate.

Vibrant Campus Life: At AUM, activities beyond the classroom are an essential component of the learner-centered approach. Activities inside and outside the campus are always ongoing, and resources have been allocated to provide all what is needed to ensure a holistic learning experience.

Knowledge Beyond Education: The state-of-the-art library merges high tech facilities and equipment with modern design. It supports the research and learning experience by providing accessible references with leading electronic databases, e-books subscription, resources in print, collections of e-journal subscriptions, and multimedia collection.

Socially Responsible Community: Since inception, the concept of social responsibility and building a generation of responsible citizens has been a major pillar of the institution’s operation. AUM seeks to create a long lasting impact in youth so they can become responsible leaders and active members of the community.

Students Empowered through Sports: Encouraging students to engage in sports and athletic activities is essential to promoting a culture of well-being on campus and contributes to the learning experience of students. AUM Sports Center is among the largest university sports complexes in Kuwait and the region.

Job-ready and Life-ready Leaders: AUM supports its students and alumni, through the role of Tawteen Career Center, in taking ownership of their career direction as it empowers them with the learning tools, skills and networks needed to secure their dream jobs. The Center helps students transition from campus to the world of work and mentor them towards becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

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The entry requirements to AUM are common for all local and international students. Applicants can schedule a one-to-one call with AUM Admission Advisor and learn more about AUM and our offerings. Click here to contact an Admission Advisor.

Course Entry Requirements

 The entry requirements to AUM are common for all local and international students. Applicants can schedule a one-to-one call with AUM Admission Advisor and learn more about AUM and our offerings. Click here to contact an Admission Advisor.


Students live off campus. For accommodation needs, international students can contact the Student Affairs.Fees

Tuitions fees are common for local and international students.

Course details

14 Undergraduate programs and 1 MBA Program are being offered currently across the two colleges:

College of Business Administration (5 undergraduate programs and 1 MBA Program)

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management Information System (MIS)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

College of Engineering and Technology (9 undergraduate programs)

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Networking Technology


Our human capital is one of our most important assets, actively contributing to our collective purpose of building a new generation of leaders who are ready to shape the future and guide industries towards new grounds in innovation and technology. This can only be done with talented academics and professionals that have a drive to create a positive impact on our students through learning transfer and on the community through research.

AUM is dedicated to attracting and retaining the best talents across the globe. The University has a cosmopolitan environment with faculty members and staff coming from different parts of the world, instilling a culture of diversity that celebrates different educational and cultural backgrounds.

Faculty and staff are offered with an exceptional working environment, career growth opportunities, highly competitive research grants and remuneration packages, and state of the art facilities. 

If you are a motivated professional, passionate about your career, and want to make a difference by preparing new generations of highly educated youth and wise leaders who can lead industries and economies, then AUM is the right place for you.

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Key statistics

  • 12.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 14%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 45%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 5,184
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at American University of the Middle East

  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management