Department of Electrical Engineering | American University of Sharjah

Department head's message

Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering of American University of Sharjah.
​Mostafa F. Shaaban

Through our highly regarded degree programs, we help build electrical engineers who are well prepared to help shape the future. Our Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and our Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) are both accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Division. Additionally, our BSEE is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The excellence of our programs has been recognized by QS World University Subject Rankings, which has ranked AUS among the top 300 universities in the world for electrical and electronic engineering (2022). 

Through experiential and applied learning, our excellent undergraduate curriculum provides our students with broad knowledge spanning all areas of electrical engineering, including electronics, communications, signal processing, robotics and autonomous systems, artificial intelligence (AI), power and renewable energy, satellite communications, biomedical applications, and much more. In project-based courses, our students acquire the soft skills that enable them to become lifelong learners, independent critical thinkers, entrepreneurs and key team members. Our alumni are always highly regarded in the industrial ecosystem, and they are well prepared for successful careers in private industries, government agencies and graduate studies at top universities.

Our MS degree is ideal for fresh graduates seeking advanced knowledge in any area of electrical engineering, as well as well-versed professionals who are seeking a graduate degree to strengthen their expertise. Our team of faculty have complementary expertise that creates a unique and highly productive research environment in areas related to artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and autonomous systems, satellites and radar systems and applications, wireless communications (5G and beyond), smart cities applications, renewable energy, smart grids, micro-electronics and biomedical applications. They hold numerous research grants that can be used to support graduate students, and have won two of the College of Engineering’s yearly research awards since 2018.

Along with our pursuit of academic excellence, the Department of Electrical Engineering strives to maintain strong collaboration with all its stakeholders. We are proud to have partnered with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to develop the UAE’s first cube satellite Nayif-1, which was successfully launched in 2016. We are also the first and only department in the region to establish a drone design and manufacturing academy in collaboration with a leading Canadian industrial partner, as well as a drone piloting academy.

We are currently expanding our facilities and establishing the EPIC center (Electronic Product Innovation Center), which includes unique state-of-the-art electronic circuits manufacturing and prototyping equipment able to generate industrial grade printed circuit boards, and the STTAR (Satellites Technologies Teaching and Research) Laboratory that will provide students with hands-on knowledge about satellite-related topics using CubeSat prototypes, similar to practices found in world-class organizations such as the European Space Agency.

Whether you are looking for a future-proof undergraduate degree, a graduate degree that will help you advance or a cutting-edge collaboration, the AUS Department of Electrical Engineering is one of the best options in the region. I invite you to explore this website to learn more about the specific areas of research being conducted by our faculty members and students, and about how to apply to our degree programs.

I strongly encourage you to get in touch with us at [email protected] or to stop by for a visit.

Mostafa F. Shaaban, PhD
Head of Department

 

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Events

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Oct

Emerging Technologies: What They Are and How They Can Help You Launch Your Future Career

ESB-0037
October 12, 2022
16:00 - 18:00
Free
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22
Nov

Seventh International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment

AUS Campus
November 22, 2022
08:00 - 17:00
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23
Nov

Workshop: Real-Time Embedded Control of Electrical Drives

Renewable Energy Lab / Mechatronics Center
November 23, 2022
09:00 - 17:00
USD 1,000 (tentative)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adil Khurram – M.Sc. ELE, 2016

admitted with full funding to the PhD program in electrical engineering at the University of Vermont, USA.

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 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.

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