Department head's message

Our courses are not taught in isolation; our faculty work in teams to capture the interest of students by engaging them in active learning, and conduct research activities and project-oriented labs that relate to real world applications.
Nasser Qaddoumi

The industry in the UAE, the Gulf region, and the world is of a competitive nature and requires innovative engineers with high technical skills for identifying, analyzing, evaluating, designing and managing electrical engineering projects. The ELE department at AUS is dedicated to meet such high requirements and aspirations.

Building on our current strengths and reputation, we are redefining the meaning of teaching and learning in the ELE department. ELE courses are not taught in isolation, our faculty work in teams to capture the interest of students by engaging them in active learning, research activities and project oriented labs that relate to real world applications. ELE invites you to broaden your knowledge and be a leader in the advancement of the society.

Nasser Qaddoumi, PhD

Head of Department

News

AUS students compete to build hydraulic lifting systems

More than 130 engineering freshmen competed to build the best simple wheel-based hydraulic lifting system during the NGN 110 Introduction to Engineering and...
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CEN student wins OPCDE Capture The Flag Security Competition

Omar Elgafri, a computer science and engineering senior, won top honors at the OPCDE Capture The Flag (CTF) Security Competition, held recently in Emirates...
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Students from across UAE compete for honors at computing competition at AUS

More than a 120 school students from across the UAE, vied for top honors at the AUS-du School Computing Competition (AdSCC) held at American University of...
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AUS launches first university-based drone academy in UAE

The first university-based drone academy in the United Arab Emirates was inaugurated recently at American University of Sharjah (AUS). Based at AUS, the AUS-...
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AUS student paper places first at IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering

American University of Sharjah (AUS) students won the Best Student Paper Award at the 4th IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME’18) in...
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AUS holds successful Computing Camp for high school students

American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently held a special Computing Camp designed to help high school students learn about the dynamic field of computer...
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Events

02
May

Personalized Medicine: Opportunities and Limitations

EB1 030 CEN Auditorium
May 2, 2018
11:00 - 12:00
Free admission
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01
May

First Annual Engineering Design and Innovation Competition and Exposition

Dubai Chamber of Commerce, 13th Floor Hall
May 1, 2018
17:00 - 20:00
By Invitation
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18
Apr

19th NGN 110 Introduction to Engineering and Computing Competition

Rotunda, Main Building
April 18, 2018
16:00 - 16:00
Free
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12
Apr

Reprogram Your Genes: CEN Innovation Lecture Series

Main Building - Lecture Hall B
April 12, 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Free admission
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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)
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19
Mar

SmallSats and Unmanned Systems: A New Paradigm of Teaching Tools for Complex Engineered Systems

EB1-030- CEN Auditorium
March 19, 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Free admission
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College of Engineering

Danial Waleed

When I joined AUS I had the ambition of becoming an electrical engineer. However, I lacked the proper knowledge and understanding required in order to become one. The Department of Electrical Engineering at AUS was able to bridge this gap for me by providing me with opportunities that enabled me to learn new skills and test them both theoretically and practically. My biggest achievement to date is winning the National Robotics for Good UAE Award in 2017 and a lot of its credit goes to the AUS Department of Electrical Engineering for providing me with the best platform possible.

College of Engineering

Adil Khurram

I joined AUS because it offers a fully funded master's program with a specialization in power electronics, drives and control systems which is my area of interest. The labs at AUS are equipped with the latest equipment to promote research and development in this field. The teaching and research facilities at AUS are fully equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and the environment at AUS motivates high-quality research. The hands-on experience gained from the application of theoretical concepts in the lab has prepared me for a PhD degree in electrical engineering, and for a career in research and development in the field of power electronics, drives and control systems. After working as a graduate teaching assistant during the course of my master's degree and as a research assistant in the Electric Drives and Power Systems Lab, I highly recommend AUS for graduate studies.

College of Engineering

Daniyal Ali

I was introduced to American University of Sharjah (AUS) by my advisor. I did some research about the university and came to know about exceptional research opportunities and highly qualified faculty at the university, which motivated me to join AUS for graduate studies. The best thing about AUS is the multicultural scientific learning environment, where people come from different technical and cultural backgrounds and work together as one team to solve fascinating research problems. The problem-solving skills and technical knowledge gained from AUS is helping me continue my research and explore more areas of my discipline.

College of Engineering

Sheehan Fernandes – B.Sc. ELE, 2016

planning to pursue M.Sc. in ELE in Australia

Since high school, electrical systems have always fascinated me. I used to disassemble electrical appliances at my home, just to see the working and design. I have always been eager to know how electrical engineering forms the fundamental basis for development in modern technology. Power systems and circuit design are the fields that capture my interest the most.  A major part of learning takes place in labs and research work. The labs here at AUS are well-equipped, and have enabled me to be a part of several projects, working alongside other students and professors. In my time here at AUS, I have learnt how to think critically when faced with problems concerning my projects. I believe that all this knowledge has helped me succeed as an engineer.

“Graduating as an electrical engineer from AUS has made my life goals clearer as it helped identify which research field and work interested me the most. It has helped me develop my practical skills, enabled me to come up with more innovative designs and develop solutions to a variety of problems. Studying at AUS has given me the chance to meet people from different parts of the world, due to its multicultural and diverse environment. This has given me a global experience and enhanced my learning environment overall.

College of Engineering

Danial Waleed – B.Sc. ELE, 2016

currently enrolled as an M.Sc., Mechatronics student in AUS.

When I joined AUS I had the ambition of becoming an electrical engineer. However, I lacked the proper knowledge, guideline, and understanding required in order to become one. The department of electrical engineering at AUS was able to bridge this gap for me by providing me with opportunities that enabled me to learn new skills and test them both theoretically and practically. My biggest achievement to date is winning the National Robotics for Good UAE award in 2017 and a lot of its credit goes to AUS’s electrical engineering department for providing me with the best platform possible.