I would like to welcome you to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at American University of Sharjah (AUS).
CSE offers the following degree programs:
All three programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division. In addition, both our undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). According to the 2022 QS Subject Rankings, our computer science and computer engineering programs are ranked #3 in the UAE and #1 in the Northern Emirates.
Our goal is to provide our students with an amazing educational experience to help them achieve their long-term goals. Our curriculum is continuously upgraded to meet need of the changing world. We use hands-on laboratories to enrich the students’ experience. Our students often work on industry-sponsored graduation projects. All students are required to do an industry internship before graduation.
The current CSE curriculum is crafted from the three pillars of artificial intelligence, data science and smart cities, with courses related to the following areas:
Located in the new Engineering and Sciences Building, our department has state-of-the-art smart classrooms and labs, including more than 10 labs related to hardware, software and networking. We also use various smart digital services to improve students’ learning and university experience, including electronic advising and attendance monitoring.
CSE currently has a total of 15 full-time faculty, seven lab instructors and an administrative assistant. Twelve of the 15 members obtained their PhDs from leading universities in the US and Canada, with three receiving their degrees from leading universities in UK and Europe. Our faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and have the required knowledge and expertise in their respective fields of specialization to deliver a quality education. Most faculty have prior industry and teaching experience in the US, Canada or elsewhere. All our lab instructors have a master's degree. Our faculty have received prestigious awards such as the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)/Airbus Diversity Award, Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers, AUS Excellence in Teaching and Research Awards, AUS Excellence in Lab Instruction Award, Sheikh Khalifa - UAE's President - Award for Higher Education (an award given annually to one faculty from all UAE universities for excellence in teaching, research and service), Sheikh Rashid's Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, and the IBM faculty Research Grant Award.
We have a diverse student body that consists of over 800 students representing more than 40 nationalities. We are proud to have a high percentage of female students (about 35 percent) in our programs.
Our graduates are highly employable and are employed by local and multinational companies in UAE and abroad. Examples include Etisalat, Du, HPE, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Cisco, Oracle, VMware, GE, Accenture, Emirates Airlines, Dell EMC, Thuraya, MBC, HTC, Astro Labs, Fujitso, Schlumberger, Amazon, Dubai Islamic Bank, Petrofac, Xerox, Baker Hughes and Nielsen. In addition, the following local universities and governmental agencies have employed our graduates: University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Smart Government, Injazat, Town Planning and Survey Authority, Telecommunication Regularity Authority, Road and Transportation Authority, Bee'ah, Prime Minister's Office, Free Zone Authority, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Expo 2020, Dubai Parks, UAE Council of Scientists, Abu Dhabi Police, Dubai Police, Sharjah Police, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the UAE Cabinet, Ministry of Justice, UAE Space Agency, Civil Aviation Authority, Yahsat and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.
Many of our graduates are also enrolled in and have completed graduate programs at prominent universities in North America and Europe including Stanford University, Oxford University, Columbia University, Iowa State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Toronto, Missouri University of Science and Technology, McGill University, Carleton University, Concordia University, University of Ottawa and University College London.
We encourage entrepreneurship, and some of our graduates have started their own companies, such as Musafir.com, Global Invisions Group, Keno, Aebiss, Tayar, CG-Interactive and DanaTek.
Our students regularly win awards and compete in international competitions and hackathons including the AUS Awards for Excellence in Graduate Studies, Sandooq Al Watan Research Award, Sharjah Islamic Bank Annual Student Research Award, Microsoft's Imagine Cup, ACM/Gulf Programming Contest, IEEE UAE Student Day, Cyber Quest Security Competition, GE DigiNation Hackathon, Accenture Hackathon, KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge Competition, Dubai Police Capture the Flag Cyber Security Challenge, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Hackathon, MBRSC Space Hackathon Challenge, Mobile Application Contest and Emirates Think Science Competition.
We provide undergraduate research experiences, and our undergraduate and graduate students regularly publish in top journals and conferences.
Finally, the department provides many well-recognized industry certification programs including Cisco, HP, Red Hat, Amazon AWS, IBM, SAP and VMware.
Please feel free to explore our website to learn more about our programs. If you would like to drop by for a visit, we would be happy to show you around.
Imran Zualkernan, PhD
Professor and Interim Department Head