Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The current CSE curriculum is crafted from the three pillars of artificial intelligence, data science and smart cities. 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 and our students often work on industry-sponsored graduation projects.
With a truly international faculty and student body, our department offers two degree programs at the undergraduate level, as well one master’s degree program. Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCoE) degree and our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree have received accreditation from the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. The Computer Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. The Computer Science (B.S.) program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs. |-BREAK-|
Even though both of our undergradute programs share a common set of courses, they each have a different and distinct flavor. While the BSCS focuses on software, Internet technologies and programming, the BSCoE covers a balanced mix of topics in the area of hardware, networks and software. Both degrees appeal to technically minded students with a curiosity for today's fast-changing technology. The curricula for both programs is grounded in academic excellence and designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally competent and whose work is notable for its technical excellence.
Located in the 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.
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
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.
The AUS Department of Computer Science and Engineering 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. Most faculty have prior industry and teaching experience in the US, Canada or elsewhere. All our lab instructors have a master's degree.
Many of our graduates pursue advanced degrees in computer science and engineering and related disciplines, with some gaining entry into master’s and PhD 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. All our graduates are well-positioned to contribute in the workforce immediately upon graduation.
SEE WHERE OUR ALUMNI ARE HAVING AN IMPACT.
Defense, Aviation, Space & Maritime
Entrepreneurship & Startups
Education and Research
Hospitality & Events Management
Oil and Gas
Publishing, Media & Broadcasting
Real Estate & Construction
We have a diverse student body that consists of over 800 students representing more than 40 nationalities.
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.
Have a question? We would like to hear from you. Get in touch today.
Interim Head of Department
Dr. Imran Zualkernan
Tel +971 6 515 2953
Tel +971 6 515 2969
Academic Programs Coordinator
Tel +971 6 515 4902
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666