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