Department of Electrical Engineering | American University of Sharjah

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Welcome to the AUS Department of Electrical Engineering.

Through experiential and applied learning, our excellent undergraduate and graduate accredited programs provide students with knowledge spanning all areas of electrical engineering, including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and autonomous systems, electronics, communications, renewable energy, biomedical applications, and much more.

We are proud of our alumni, who are always highly regarded in the industrial ecosystem, as they are well-prepared for successful careers in the largest engineering job markets either in private industries or government agencies, in addition to graduate studies at top universities. |-BREAK-|

More information about specific areas of research, members of our faculty, and admission to our undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on this website. Also, I strongly encourage you to get in touch or stop by for a visit.

Mostafa Shaaban, PhD
Head of Department


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Minor in Electrical Engineering


Our electrical engineering faculty are renowned researchers and dedicated instructors. Hailing from leading universities from across the globe, our faculty have an international perspective coupled with a strong understanding of the GCC region, ensuring that their research is globally informed and regionally relevant. The department’s faculty members are involved in research that covers many important electrical engineering areas. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects, providing them with valuable experience and knowledge. Learn more about our department’s faculty members, who are listed below.

Dr. Hasan Al Nashash
PhD, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Dr. Lutfi Albasha
PhD, The University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Dr. Rached Dhaouadi
PhD, University of Minnesota, United States
Dr. Mohamed El Tarhuni


Alumni of the Department of Electrical Engineering are driving innovation and leading industry in the Middle East and abroad. Alumni work across the public and private sectors, contributing to economic growth and development and bettering the lives of individuals and communities. Our alumni have also pursued further study at renowned universities across the globe. Below is a list of organizations in which our alumni are working and studying, fulfilling their potential and generating positive impact.



  •  Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
  • YahSat
  • UAE Space Agency
Oil & Gas
  • Baker Hughes
  • Schlumberger
  • Petrofac
  • Adnoc
  • NPCC
  • Dragon Oil LLC


  • Sharjah Electricity, Gas, and Water Authority (SEWA)
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
  • Nawah Energy Company
  • Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • Etisalat
  • du
  • The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regularity Authority (TDRA)
  • Apple
  • Dubai Police
  • Abu Dhabi Company
  • UAE Army
  • Atkins
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Serco, Accenture
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Mckinsey & Company
  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • Huawei
  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Odoo
  • Cisco


Automobile Companies
  • Tesla
  • Mercedes Benz AG
  • Schneider Electric
  • Johnson Controls
  • Siemens
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • General Electric
  • Emirates Global Aluminum
  • Honeywell International
Universities where further study has been pursued
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Leeds
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of California
  • George Mason University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Carleton University
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Exeter
  • Georgia Tech
  • Concordia University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Southampton


From clean energy and biomedics to artificial intelligence and robotics, our department is focused on research that overcomes societal challenges and promotes sustainability, standards of living and healthcare. Learn more about the research focuses of our department below.

Power and Renewable Energy
  • ​Photo-Voltaic Systems
  • Power Electronics Converters
  • Electric Buses and Trains
  • Solar-Powered and Conventional Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
  • Power Systems and Smart Grids
  • Electric Submersible Pump for Oil and Gas Solutions
Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • ​Inspection and Surveying Robots
  • Drones
  • Solar-Powered Drones
Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
Biomedical Electronics
  • Cognitive Vigilance Assessment and Enhancement
  • Cortical Source Imaging Using EEG
  • Severity Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury
  • ​Digital Radar Beaming Systems
  • Power Amplifier Digital Predistortion
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Class 10000 Clean Room
  • ​Design and Optimization of 5G and Beyond Mobile Networks
  • Spectrum Coexistence of Communications and Radar Systems
  • Wireless Channel Characterization
  • V2V Networking
  • Video Streaming over Mobile Networks
  • Cube Satellites
Applied Electromagnetics
  • ​Microwave Imaging for Biomedical Applications
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Non-invasive Material Characterization

Student Experience

Electrical engineering students are at the heart of university life at AUS, taking part in events at the university, college and department level. A sign of the talent and commitment of our students, electrical engineering students have won the AUS President's Cup and the AUS Chancellor's Cup more than 10 times over the past 25 years.

Students can foster their passion for electrical engineering through the AUS Electrical Engineering Club. They are also welcome to join any of the four IEEE student chapters hosted by the department. IEEE is the professional home for the engineering and technology community worldwide. IEEE student chapters provide students with a community of peers, and a connection to faculty and industry professionals who drive innovation in countless technical fields. Student involvement, whether special projects, social and technical meetings, outreach programs or conferences, can help develop a record of accomplishment and capabilities beyond the norm. The four IEEE chapters hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering are:

  • IEEE Student Chapter
  • IEEE Eta-Kappa-Nu Lambda Lambda Chapter (an electrical and computer engineering honor society)
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Student Chapter
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Student Chapter

Stay Up-To-Date

To stay abreast of all the action in our department, including student events, research breakthroughs and more, follow us on LinkedIn.


Have a question? We would like to hear from you. Get in touch today.

Department Head

Dr. Mostafa Shaaban
Tel +971 6 515 4912
[email protected]

Talk to someone about undergraduate programs

Administrative Assistant
Shena Rosa
Tel +971 6 515 2474
[email protected]

Talk to someone about graduate programs

Academic Programs Coordinator

Rhodalyn Diola
Tel +971 6 515 4902
[email protected]

Postal address

Department of Electrical Engineering 
College of Engineering 
American University of Sharjah 
PO Box 26666 
Sharjah, UAE


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