American University of Sharjah

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2019
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Universities City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

About American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution that is proud of its role as a leading comprehensive coeducational university, serving students of more than 90 nationalities from across the region and around the world.

Since 1997, AUS continues to be one of the best-known and most highly respected universities in the Middle East. For more than 20 years, we have inspired thousands of students to achieve academic excellence and engaged world-class faculty with outstanding credentials.

Founded by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, the university was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. 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.

Our graduates have established a tradition of success as leaders and innovators in workplaces across the United Arab Emirates, the region and the world. We boast a diverse body of award-winning students in all areas of research, innovation and academia, as well as highly acclaimed and widely published faculty, from Fulbright Scholars to seasoned industry professionals.

Program offerings

AUS offers 26 majors and 48 minors at the undergraduate level, 14 master's degree programs and one PhD program through the following academic divisions:

Visit our website for more information about our admission requirements or apply online at apply.aus.edu.

While Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates, the language of instruction at AUS is English. All classes and administrative functions are conducted in English.

As a university for the real world, AUS has far-reaching associations with the region’s business and industry leaders. We offer exciting opportunities to be part of industry-based research, professional internships and projects in partnership with industry professionals. These opportunities are at the heart of many of our undergraduate programs, positioning AUS graduates the most employable in region.

Demographics

AUS is a popular choice for students from all around the world, thanks to our outstanding academic programs and our broader, extracurricular student experience. According to Times Higher Education, AUS has the highest percentage of international students in the world, making us the ideal choice for a multicultural student experience.  AUS also boasts an almost 1:1 ratio of female and male students, bring the perfect balance to our university community.

Licensing and accreditation

Students graduating from AUS earn a highly regarded degree from an American-accredited university, without having to travel to the USA. All of our degrees are internationally recognized, which means our graduates are eligible to secure employment and pursue further studies anywhere in the world. Find out more about our licensing and accreditation here.

Postgraduate and research opportunities

AUS offers a wide range of graduate programs, from engineering, to architecture and urban planning, to business, science and the liberal arts. Through these programs, we will nurture, guide and develop your ambition, making you ready to innovate, influence and lead as a professional in your field.

In 2017, AUS announced its ambitious new agenda to transform into an internationally recognized research-comprehensive university, while continuing to excel in its tradition of high caliber, American-style liberal arts education.

To achieve its vision, AUS recently founded four interdisciplinary PhD-granting research institutes, two advanced research centers and a specialized laboratory, based on the university’s existing 127-hectare site, which will allow AUS to address critical global issues in health sciences, materials science, marine sciences and city planning, and to explore the effects of climate change on the environment.

If you wish to pursue a career in research, consider the opportunity to join AUS as we seek to solve some of the most complex problems impacting our region and our world, from finding new ways to treat and cure cancer to finding more sustainable approaches to urban development, and more.

Facilities

The AUS campus, known for its beauty, architecture and exceptional facilities, includes the region’s only Bloomberg-equipped International Trading Floor, along with state-of-the-art science and engineering laboratories, fully equipped multimedia and art studios, and a comprehensive library.

Our full-service campus has everything you need, featuring a large multi-use sports complex, a comprehensive health center, a wide range of food outlets, restaurants and cafes, residential halls for on-campus living and many other amenities.

Location

The university’s strategic location between Europe and Asia, and its proximity to Dubai International Airport, just minutes away from the AUS campus, are also cited as reasons for the popularity of AUS among international students.

Faculty

AUS has 365 full-time faculty, hailing from the world’s best universities and dedicated to help students reach their full academic potential.

Our faculty are active researchers who are uniquely positioned to deliver a rigorous university education in the GCC, as they combine a breadth of international knowledge with deep, regional understanding.

Explore our current vacancies for academic and professional staff and find out more about the opportunities and benefits of working at AUS.

Student life

One-third of our students live on campus along with our warm community of faculty and their families. We offer a huge range of student-led extracurricular activities, ranging from ethnic and national clubs, to personal interest groups in areas such as performing arts, photography, science and philosophy, to community service campaigns, and many more. We also have wide range of sports teams that compete in local, national and international events.

You will also have opportunities to pursue leadership roles in our Student Council and Student Leadership Program, as well as experience a huge variety of community activities and cultural events.

Financial assistance

AUS offers financial assistance to highly qualified undergraduate students to help with their education costs, with more than AED80 million (more than USD20 million) awarded in merit- and need- based grants and scholarships. These are awarded regardless of race, color, gender, religion or national origin.

FIND A COURSE:

College of Architecture, Art and Design

Architecture: https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-architecture/bachelor-of-architecture

Qualification

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

Full time

5 years

On-Campus

 Design Management: https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-art-and-design/bachelor-of-science-in-design-management

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Design Management (BSDM)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Interior Design: https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-architecture/bachelor-of-interior-design

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Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Multimedia Design: https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-art-and-design/bachelor-of-science-in-multimedia-design

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design (BSMD)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Urban Planning: https://www.aus.edu/master-of-urban-planning-program/program

Qualification

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Duration

Location

Master of Urban Planning (MUP)

Full time or

Part-time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Visual Communication: https://www.aus.edu/caad/department-of-art-and-design/bachelor-of-science-in-visual-communication

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Bachelor of Visual Communication (BSVC)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

College of Arts and Sciences


English Language and Literature:
https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-english/bachelor-of-arts-in-english-language-and-literature

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Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

(BAELL)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

International Studies: https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-international-studies/bachelor-of-arts-in-international-studies

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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Mass Communication: https://www.aus.edu/department-of-mass-communication/bachelor-of-arts-in-mass-communication

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Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BAMC)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Biology: https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-biology-chemistry-and-environmental-sciences/bachelor-of-science-in-biology

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Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSB)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Chemistry: https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-biology-chemistry-and-environmental-sciences/bachelor-of-science-in-chemistry

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSC)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Environmental Sciences: https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-biology-chemistry-and-environmental-sciences/bachelor-of-science-in-environmental

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSES)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Mathematics: https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-mathematics-and-statistics/bachelor-of-science-in-mathematics

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BSMTH)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Mathematics (MSMTH)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Physics: https://www.aus.edu/department-of-physics/bachelor-of-science-in-physics

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Bachelor of Science in Physics (BSPHY)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

TESOL: https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-english/master-of-arts-in-teaching-english-to-speakers-of-other-languages-ma-tesol

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

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Translation and Interpreting (English/Arabic): https://www.aus.edu/cas/department-of-arabic-and-translation-studies/master-of-arts-in-translation-and-interpreting

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Master of arts in Translation and Interpreting (MATI)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/multidisciplinary-programs/master-of-science-in-biomedical-engineering-msbme

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Location

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

(MSBME)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Chemical Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-chemical-engineering/bachelor-of-science-in-chemical-engineering

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Location

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSCHE)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCHE)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Civil Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-civil-engineering/bachelor-of-scie...

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Location

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Computer Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-computer-science-and-engineering/bachelor-of-science-in-computer-engineering

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCOE)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCOE)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Computer Science: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-computer-science-and-engineering/bachelor-of-science-in-computer-science

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science BSCS

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

 Electrical Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-electrical-engineering/bachelor-of-science-in-electrical-engineering

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

Engineering Systems Management: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-industrial-engineering/master-of-science-in-engineering-systems-management-msesm

Qualification

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Systems Management (BSESM)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

 Industrial Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-industrial-engineering/bachelor-of-science-in-industrial-engineering

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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Mechanical Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-mechanical-engineering/bachelor-of-science-in-mechanical-engineering

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering( MSME)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

 Mechatronics Engineering: https://www.aus.edu/cen/multidisciplinary-programs/master-of-science-in-mechatronics-engineering-msmtr

Qualification

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Duration

Location

Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering

(MSMTR)

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

School of Business Administration


Accounting
: https://www.aus.edu/sba/department-of-accounting/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration-major-in-accounting

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Location

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Major in Accounting - BSBA (Accounting)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Master of Science in Accounting - MSA

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

 Economics: https://www.aus.edu/sba/department-of-economics/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration-major-in-economics

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Major in Economics - BSBA (Economics)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Finance: https://www.aus.edu/sba/department-of-finance/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration-major-in-finance

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Major in Finance - BSBA (Finance)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Management: https://www.aus.edu/sba/department-of-management/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration-major-in-management

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Major in Management- BSBA (Management)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus

Management Information Systems: https://www.aus.edu/sba/department-of-marketing-and-information-systems/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Major in Management information Systems - BSBA (MIS)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus


Marketing
: https://www.aus.edu/sba/department-of-marketing-and-information-systems/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration-0

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Duration

Location

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Major in Marketing - BSBA (Marketing)

Full time

4 years

On-Campus


MBA:
https://www.aus.edu/sites/default/files/SBA_GR_Brochure_2018_online.pdf

Qualification

Study Mode

Duration

Location

Master of Business Administration MBA

Full time

Part time

2 years or

max. 5 years

On-Campus

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Key statistics

  • 14.2
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 84%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 49 : 51
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 5,769
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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