Department head's message

Many of our most dedicated alumni made their way into outstanding leadership roles and many continue to support and serve the department in a variety of ways. We are stronger by their involvement.
Dr. Naif A. Darwish

Thank you for your interest in the Chemical Engineering (CHE) program at American University of Sharjah (AUS). Our program is committed to excellence in teaching and quality research. Our highly qualified faculty members hold PhD degrees from some of the world's most prestigious universities and represent a diversity of curricular and research expertise, educational and industrial backgrounds, and culture.

Chemical Engineering is a discipline that impacts numerous areas of technology by occupying a unique position at the interface between molecular sciences and engineering. Intimately linked with the basic subjects of chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology- CHE offers unparalleled opportunities to design, develop, and operate industrial processes that make great contributions to the technological infrastructure of modern society.

Besides a (thesis and non-thesis) Master of Science (MS), we offer ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering. For students satisfying the English language requirements, the program is designed to be finished in four academic years. Students gain hands-on experience through state-of-the-art hardware and software laboratories. In addition to graduating with a major in CHE, our curriculum allows students to have a minor specialty in vital areas such as petroleum engineering, renewable energy, environmental and water engineering, engineering management, and biomedical engineering. Our BS student body grew from 4 students in 1997 to more than 450 students in 2017, with 54% being female. Our students are continually recognized with awards from national and private firms. Students graduating with a CGPA more than 3.25/4.00 have the opportunity to compete for joining our MS program with an assistantship that covers fees and/or provides monthly stipend.  

In addition to traditional areas such as the chemical, oil and gas, energy, water, today's chemical engineers are spearheading new frontiers in biotechnology, microelectronics, advanced materials, consumer products, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and environmental solutions. Chemical engineers, therefore, are highly employable in a wide span of businesses; many CEOs of global leading companies are indeed chemical engineers. Our graduates have pursued diverse careers with various regional, national, and international firms.  

Proud as we are of the performance of our BS and MS students, we are even more proud of what they accomplish after graduation. Our alumni, around 700 and growing, have rewarding careers in the chemical industries and beyond. Many of our most dedicated alumni made their way into outstanding leadership roles and many continue to support and serve the Department in a variety of ways. We are stronger by their involvement. 

Again, thank you for your interest in the CHE at AUS. For any enquiry or else that you may not find an answer for in our website, please don’t hesitate to step in to my office.

Naif A. Darwish, PhD.

Head of Department

News

CEN student highlights AUS sustainability efforts at Ministry of Climate Change event

A student from the College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) spoke about the university’s drive towards sustainability at the “Role...
Read more

AUS faculty member selected as Program Ambassador for the UAE Stanford I&E Educational Initiative

Dr. Salwa Mamoun Beheiry, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs from the College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has recently...
Read more

AUS High School Computing Camp introduces students to engineering design and innovation

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently held the AUS High School Computing Camp, an exciting...
Read more

CEN teams honored at Expo Live 2020 for their innovative projects

Two teams of students from the College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) were recently honored for their innovative projects by the...
Read more

AUS students develop “smart system” to lower rate of car accidents

Four Emirati students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have designed and developed an innovative...
Read more

AUS teams win honors at Third UAE Global Hybrid Electric Challenge

Two teams from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) won honors at the Third UAE Global Hybrid Electric Challenge...
Read more

Events

25
Mar

Second AUS High School Computing Camp

CEN, EB1 040
March 25, 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Early Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018 (AED 1,000) Late Registration Deadline: March 22, 2018 (AED 1,300)
Read more
20
Feb

Third Annual Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I & E) Education

Main Building Lecture Hall A
February 20, 2018
09:00 - 13:00
By Invitation
Read more
07
Feb

Alleem Sustainable Development Goals

Main Building - Lecture Hall A
February 7, 2018
10:30 - 11:30
Free
Read more
24
Dec

AUS High School Computing Camp

EB1 040
December 24, 2017
09:00 - 16:00
AED 1,000 for early registration; AED 1,300 for late registration
Read more
22
Nov

Sustainability Panel Series: Energy and Green Buildings

EB1-030, Engineering Building 1
November 22, 2017
15:00 - 16:30
Free
Read more
15
Nov

18th NGN 110 Introduction to Engineering and Computing Competition

AUS Main Plaza
November 15, 2017
16:00 - 18:00
Free
Read more
College of Engineering

Nour Khawatmi

My journey at AUS lasted for four years and a half and was full of knowledge and experience. The quality of teaching at AUS is of a high standard; in addition, the curriculum of the courses provided is very wide. Even though sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend this large amount of knowledge in just four or five months, it is a great benefit to learn about different topics and perspectives. Furthermore, AUS laboratories are equipped with excellent and high-quality devices and the students acquire excellent lab skills. The university also allows multiple research projects, something that I had the chance to do and found very useful. AUS allows the students to grow while they are at the university. By the time they graduate, they have had different experiences that allow them to present outstanding work in the work field. I will always be proud to have chosen to go to AUS and study my bachelor's degree at this university. 

College of Engineering

Raya Khateeb

My time at AUS was filled with new experiences, some of which were great and some of which helped me become a stronger person. I learned how to work in a team with various types of personalities and it helped me communicate my thoughts better. AUS is also known to expect a lot of its students, which I feel is necessary because it simulates real-life experiences that we will be facing in the workplace. AUS also made it easier for me to become more outgoing and meet new people. I will always find it my second home.

College of Engineering

Tahir Ashraf

The MSChE program at AUS provided a strong academic basis and research aptitude to start my career in research and PhD.

College of Engineering

Pierre Kawak

My experience at American University of Sharjah has been delightful and changing. A diverse student body, inspiring faculty and an accepting environment were essential to my experience. I joined the university seven years ago as a child and left as a driven professional with goals and aspirations. With well-suited laboratories, knowledgeable faculty and diverse research experience, American University of Sharjah’s engineering college is exclusively able to deal with today’s challenges.

College of Engineering

Abdulrahman Sabbagh

AUS put me through blood, sweat and tears. It's worth it when I tell you that I'm now not only respected in society for my education, but I'm also a better man.