CEN Outreach Hub | American University of Sharjah

Welcome to the CEN Outreach Hub

Whether you are a multinational corporation looking to revamp your supply chain management or a startup seeking to develop new technology, the AUS College of Engineering (CEN) has the knowledge and resources to push your company to the forefront of the marketplace.

Our Engineering Outreach Program makes the engineering experience and expertise of AUS accessible to potential partners in industry, government and other institutes.

From our 40 professional training programs to the internationally recognized research projects of our faculty members, AUS CEN has a proven track record of applying our specialized technical knowledge to create solutions for our partners.

Internship & Job Opportunities

Internships are a cost-effective way for employers to pre-screen, evaluate, train, recruit and potentially hire talent. Employer participation helps students and faculty understand what is important in your industry and the skills valued so that we can better educate students to make an immediate contribution to your organization.

Who is eligible for an internship?

Students in AUS College of Engineering (CEN) are required to do an internship as a graduation requirement. Students who are taking more than 7 credit hours during the fall and spring academic semesters are not allowed to take the internship course. Moreover, students who are taking a course during the summer term are not allowed to register for the internship course. Eligible students can do their internships during the summer break, starting from May 28, 2024 to August 22, 2024.

Recruitment Process

To ensure mutually beneficial outcomes from the internship, we encourage employers to share with us a detailed job description. The recruitment process is based on the steps below:

  • College of Engineering receives the request and internship description from the company.
  • The opportunity is shared with the students through the university's career portal.
  • Students can find the available job opportunities through the www.aus.edu/careerportal portal. CEN can also help identify students for these opportunities.
  • The company conducts interviews with the students if necessary.
  • The company updates the college with the selected students.
Work Environment Requirements

The students are required to work physically on the employer’s site or virtually online
The company that provides an internship opportunity must have an official trade license in the country that it is operating in. In special circumstances, opportunities from startup companies could be accommodated.

Internship Objectives

As much as possible the internship should provide:

  • exposure to the overall professional experience
  • an opportunity for interns to apply what they have learned in their university education
Learning Outcomes

Technical Competencies

The following internship outcomes are expected for students in computer science and engineering:

  • develop an understanding of engineering practices and interpersonal skills by interacting with supervisors and colleagues
  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve assigned problems in the workplace
  • learn independently and appreciate the value of continuous learning
  • use available company resources to understand technical, economic, environmental and safety information related to the company
  • observe and practice professional ethics
  • write a professional report

Behavioral Competencies

The following behavioral competencies (i.e. soft skills) should be developed:

  • teamwork
  • multicultural and interpersonal skills
  • presentation skills
  • project management skills
  • communication skills
Supervision
  • The company should assign a specific supervisor for the interns. The role of the supervisor is to ensure the assigned tasks are fully achieved and provide guidance to the students.
  • Students are requested to keep a daily log.
  • Students will have to submit a weekly journal.
  • It is recommended that a specific supervisor meets with the intern on a daily basis to ensure that the intern is engaged and has a daily plan.
  • Where possible, interns should be present in departmental meetings so that they gain exposure to the professional work culture and the sharing of ideas.
  • Interns can submit their ideas and suggestions after the meetings to their supervisors.
Communication
  • In addition to a thorough orientation of the department, and overall organization, interns will need a technical orientation on the tools that are used for holding meetings and sharing and collaborating on documents.
  • The intern and faculty supervisor will set objectives for the program of work to be carried out during the internship, and the intern will submit a final report to the faculty supervisor.
Reporting

At the end of the internship placement of the student, the College of Engineering will share a specific form for evaluating the student. The supervisor is requested to submit a final evaluation report on the technical and behavioral aspects of the interns.

Industry-Sponsored Graduation Projects

Students in the College of Engineering (CEN) are required to complete a one-year graduation project during their senior year of full-time studies at AUS. The project is conducted in a team consisting of three to four students under the supervision of a CEN faculty. In many cases, the students elect to extend the internship work to their graduation project and include a mentor from industry. For more information on industry-sponsored graduation projects, click here.

Contact Us

If you would like to offer job opportunities or internships for engineering students, please send an email to [email protected].

Career Hub

The CEN Career Hub provides students with career support, guidance and personal development tools that enables them to transition from a university setting into industry and business life.

The Career Hub offers the following services to CEN students:

  • one-on-one career advising
  • career development workshops
  • internships
  • job placement
  • access to helpful resources

Executive Education

The College of Engineering has everything you need to sharpen your competitive edge. Our experts have the experience and expertise to boost your position in the marketplace. From our many professional training programs, to the internationally recognized research projects of our faculty members, we have a proven track record of applying our specialized technical knowledge to create solutions for industry partners. Whether you are a multinational corporation looking to revamp your supply chain management or technical skills, or a start-up seeking to develop new technology, we have the knowledge and resources to push your company to the forefront of the marketplace. Our executive education courses can be delivered within AUS’ state-of-the-art facilities, within an organization’s premises or online and can be offered to organizations or individuals.

AUS Engineering Collaborations

In addition to AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (Elite) Program, AUS has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that are related to student scholarships, student activities and research. This is done under the objective of formalizing frameworks of cooperation and facilitating collaboration with other institutions in areas of mutual interest.

AUS Engineering Memoranda of Understanding
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology
Bybit
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Memoranda of Agreement
Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC)
Beta Information Technology
Petrofac
MEA-Comm
Hikvision
Schneider Electric
Mindware
AUS Engineering 4+1 Study Abroad Memoranda of Agreement
University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

Engineering Al Nukhba Program

The College of Engineering's AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (Elite) Program is designed to strengthen the college’s industrial outreach and enrich the learning experience of students.

Through the program, CEN will establish a framework of cooperation through memoranda of agreements. These will focus on areas of mutual interest such as research, development, training programs, internships, exchange of information and personnel, joint supervision of students’ capstone projects and  field trip visits. This mutually beneficial enables students to gain valuable experience, while industry partners benefit from the skills of dedicated and talented AUS students. 

As part of their graduation requirements, CEN students must complete an internship lasting a minimum of 16 weeks. The Al Nukhba (Elite) Program is part of the college’s commitment to helping its students make the most of their internship opportunities, equipping them with the requisite knowledge and skills and connecting them to corporate and industrial entities that match their majors.

Click here for the press release.

Memoranda of Agreements

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC)

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) is government-owned and is the oil and gas industry executive arm of the Emirate, under the auspices of the Petroleum Council of Sharjah. Established in October 2010, SNOC owns and manages Sharjah concession oil and gas assets and is the main supplier of gas in Sharjah. SNOC is developing a diversified energy portfolio. Besides its exploration activities in collaboration with international petroleum entities such as Eni and PTTEP, SNOC has initiated a strategic underground gas storage project. With its declared commitment of Net-Zero by 2032, SNOC has other several initiatives, including renewables, and CCS research.

The Agreement:

Under the agreement, which operates within the framework of the AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (elite) Program, SNOC will support the training of AUS students through internships required for graduation, providing them with hands-on experience to complement their academic studies and practical understanding of the oil and gas industry. This collaboration will also see SNOC and AUS jointly supervise select student capstone projects, fostering innovation and practical problem-solving skills among students.

Click here for the press release.


Beta Information Technology

Beta Information Technology is a system integrator of information technology infrastructure systems to serve enterprise and telecom customers. They are leading the industry in transforming and securing customers' digital infrastructure. They strive to understand their clients’ challenges and business priorities. They apply a use case based approach to map technology solutions and services to clients needs. They help their clients, through their Digital Transformation Journey, stay secure and achieve regulatory compliance.

The Agreement:

The agreement between CEN and Beta Information Technology opens doors to practical training and internship opportunities in vital IT sectors. This strategic approach aims to arm students with the skills and insights needed to navigate the global workplace confidently. Furthermore, the collaboration promises to blend academic rigor with industry expertise through joint supervision of capstone and research projects.

Click here for the press release.


Petrofac

Petrofac is a leading energy services company that helps their clients meet the world’s evolving energy needs. They use their engineering know-how and their consultancy expertise to design, build and operate world-class energy facilities that are engineered for safety, optimal efficiency and low emissions. They operate in a range of markets and work across the entire asset life-cycle, from design to decommissioning. These competencies, supported by flexible commercial models, robust local delivery, and a technology neutral approach, set them apart. Their operations are heavily dependent on their ability to attract, retain and lead the right level of skilled and experienced personnel. Core to their offering is their distinctive, delivery-focused culture.

The Agreement:

This partnership will see Petrofac offer a minimum of 15 AUS students internships within Petrofac's IT division. Also, female members of Petrofac’s IT team will serve as mentors to female AUS students, guiding and inspiring them to pursue their ambitions in STEM-related fields. Moreover, Petrofac will actively engage with AUS in designing and implementing IT-related final-year curriculum projects.

Click here for the press release.


MEA-Comm

MEA-Comm, a leading technology company, includes a team of forward-thinking individuals who are dedicated to driving innovation and future connectivity in the MEA region. They are passionate about fostering the adoption of new technologies and digital services, working to transform the region into a thriving digital economy. They understand the importance of connectivity in today’s world and believe that everyone should have access to the tools and resources necessary to succeed in the digital age. With their cutting-edge technology, they are breaking down barriers and empowering businesses, industries and individuals to thrive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Their in-house developed solutions are at the forefront of the 5G revolution, making it a commodity that is accessible to all. They believe that connectivity is essential for success in the digital age, and they are committed to bridging the digital divide by empowering underserved communities with the tools and resources they need to thrive. At MEA-Comm, they are more than just a technology company–they are catalysts for change, working tirelessly to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

The Agreement:

MEA-Comm will play a pivotal role in supporting AUS by providing valuable internships to students, allowing them to broaden their education and gain practical experience. The collaboration also extends to jointly supervising selected capstone and research projects whenever possible. Both MEA-Comm and AUS will engage in joint research and development initiatives, focusing on advanced open and interoperable standard-based radio systems, as well as digital and IoT solutions. Additionally, both parties will collaborate on applying for research and development grants, leveraging the expertise of AUS professors.

Click here for the press release.


Hikvision

Hikvision an AioT solution provider with video at its core competency. Hikvision provides a broad range of physical security products, covering video security, access control and alarm systems. Hikvision also provides integrated security solutions powered by AI technology to support end-users with new applications and possibilities for safety management and business intelligence.

The Agreement:

Hikvision will play a fundamental role in supporting AUS through diverse avenues. This includes providing specialized devices and resources to enhance the learning experience and capacity-building of AUS students, as well as sharing of expertise in critical areas. Hikvision will also offer internships to two CEN students annually. The agreement also calls for jointly supervising capstone and research projects, organizing enlightening field trips to Hikvision's exhibition and research centers, and promoting the exchange of knowledge through invited speakers.

Click here for the press release.


Schneider Electric

As the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric drives digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies to realize the full efficiency and sustainability opportunities for businesses. They provide end-point to cloud integration connecting products, controls, software and services. They enable lifecycle solutions from design and build to operate and maintain phases through a digital twin. They deliver capabilities to transform from site-to-site to an integrated company management. Their integrated solutions are built with safety, reliability and cybersecurity for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

The Agreement:

Schneider Electric will help build the capacity of CEN students by providing training and internship opportunities, jointly supervising student capstone and research projects, and hosting student field visits to Schneider Electric’s exhibition and research centers. The agreement will also allow for an exchange of knowledge and expertise between CEN’s world-class faculty and Schneider Electric by giving access to AUS students and faculty to Schneider Electric’s Energy University and Schneider Electric Academy Resources.

Click here for the press release.


Mindware

As one of the leading distributors of the finest IT products in the Middle East and Africa, Mindware's extensive portfolio includes top-class global brands reaching out to over 4,000 partners. Mindware’s comprehensive offering includes a selection of infrastructure, networking, security and storage leading brands. As part of its VAD methodology, Mindware also offers supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools and multiple channel-enabling programs. Headquartered in Dubai since 1991, Mindware has been uncompromisingly serving its customers for more than three decades.

The Agreement:

Mindware will be training and building the capacity of CEN students by providing internships, jointly supervising student capstone and research projects, and hosting student field visits. The agreement will also allow for an exchange of knowledge and expertise between CEN’s world-class faculty and Mindware. 

Click here for the press release.

How to Join the AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (Elite) Program

If you would like to join AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (Elite) Program, kindly send an email to [email protected] with the following details: 

  • Company Name
  • Website
  • Contact Person
  • Title of the Contact Person
  • Phone Number / Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • AUS Engineering Al Nukhba (Elite) Program Commitment: such as research, development, training programs, internships, exchange of information and personnel, joint supervision of students’ capstone projects and field trip visits. 

Once the email is received, the College of Engineering will set up a meeting to establish a framework of cooperation through a memorandum of agreement.

Industry-Sponsored Projects

CEN students are required to complete a one-year capstone graduation project during their senior year of full-time studies at AUS. Projects are conducted by teams consisting of three to four students under the supervision of a CEN faculty member. In many cases, students elect to extend the internship work to be their graduation project, and that typically includes a mentor from industry.

Industry partners are welcome to sponsor these senior design projects in the form of mentoring or provision of resources.

Sample of Industry-Sponsored Senior Design Projects

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering 

Project Title: Carbon Dioxide Capture Using Algae with Innovative Bioreactor Technology

Students: Fizza Shaheer, Kelly Percival, Maria Hany, Rafia Talukder, Syed Talha

Advisors: Dr. Zarook Shareefdeen, Dr. Ahmad Aidan

Sponsor: UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment


Project Title: Recovery of Lithium and Other Metals from Spent Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion Batteries 

Students: Lamees Bougas, Amaan Memon, Khalifa Alduhoori, Nada Nasser, Latifa Alshalahi

Advisors: Dr. Sameer Al-Asheh, Dr. Ahmad Aidan

Sponsor: BEEA'H


Project Title: Chemical Extraction of Copper from Spent Copper Collector Bars 

Students: Abdallah Al Hajar, Mallak Alhadidy, Shamma Obaidallah, Omid Muhammad Ali, Dana Arjomand 

Advisors: Dr. Sameer Al-Asheh, Dr. Ahmad Aidan

Sponsor: Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA)


Department of Civil Engineering

Project Title: Traffic Impact Study for Nesto Supermarket in Al Khan

Students: Yousef Hegazy, Mohamad ElKhatib, Mohamad Shalabi, Ibrahim Jamal 

Advisors: Dr. Akmal Abdelfatah

Sponsor: Sharjah Road and Transport Authority (SRTA) and Road and Traffic Consultant (RTC) - Dubai


Project Title: Design of Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Reinforced with Steel-FRP Composite Bars (SFCBs)

Students: Ameen O. Abushairah, Mohammad F. Rahma, Alya A. Almusallam, Mohamed Ahmed Nass

Advisors: Dr. Mohammad AlHamaydeh

Sponsor: ORYX MIX Concrete Manufacturing L.L.C.


Project Title: Repair and Strengthening of CFRP-Wrapped Concrete Cylinders Exposed to Elevated Temperatures 

Students: Hind Alharmoodi, Abdallah Hajjaj, Abdulaziz Aljarwan

Advisors: Dr. Rami Hawileh, Dr. Jamal Abdalla

Sponsor: Emirates Beton & MAPEI


Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Project Title: Incrementally Trained Scene Text Recognition Model for Metal Etchings

Students: Abdullah Usmani, Youssef Elmadany, Abdullah Zahid, Samir Mahmood

Advisors: Dr. Imran Zualkernan

Sponsor: Lufthansa Technik


Project Title: An IoT System Using Deep Learning to Classify Camera Trap Images on the Edge

Students: A.R. Sajun,  B.R. Gomez,  L.A. Hussain

Advisors: Dr. Imran Zualkernan, Dr. Salam Dhou

Sponsor: Emirates Nature-WWF


Project Title: Traffic Sign Detection and Localization on the Edge

Students: Aadith Shankarnarayanan, Vibha Bhavikatti, Koushal Parupudi, Raad Munshi

Advisors: Dr. Imran Zualkernan, Dr. Dana Dghaym

Sponsor: iEngineering


Department of Electrical Engineering

Project Title: Smart Solar Electric Car

Students: Maryam Bin Sulaiman Almalik, Osama Alalawi, Shaikha Mira Al Mualla

Advisors: Dr. Mostafa Shaaban, Dr. Mahmoud Ibrahim

Sponsor: Al Baheth program, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority


Project Title: Net-Zero Smart Home

Students: Ibrahim Aldahery, Noora Al-ali, Hessa Almheiri, Reem Almaazmi, Sarah Sinno, Rokia Mahmoud Daoud, Mahdi Ali Mohammed

Advisors: Dr. Mostafa Shabaan, Dr. Mohammed Mortula, Dr. Kazi Fattah

Sponsor: GE Appliances/Haier, Rentech, Ideal Standard, Rheem


Project Title: Metal Surface Crack Detection System

Students: Safwan Ismail Khan, Mostafa Ahmed Nasr, Mohamed Elrashid Hassan

Advisors: Dr. Nasser Qaddoumi, Dr. Amer Zakaria

Sponsor: Road and Transport Authority (RTA)


Department of Industrial Engineering

Project Title: Last Mile Delivery with AJEX

Students: Mohd Shafiq Rabi Daas, Zaid Yaser Alzubaidi, Ayah Khaled Abdallah, Najla Subhi Abukwiak, Saif Rahhal

Advisors: Dr. Moncer Hariga

Sponsor: AJEX Logistics Services


Project Title: GE Operation Cost Reduction

Students: Marwa Abdullah Saadat, Noura Abdulla Al Ali, Adel Faisal Alomar, Omar Raed Agha AlNimer

Advisors: Dr. Zied Bahroun

Sponsor: General Electric


Project Title: FireX Factory Optimization and Process Improvement

Students: Basel Sameh Rezeq, Youssef Mohamed Aly, Lujeen Emad Awad, Eelaaf Abdulbaset Albastaki, Amena Khaled Saad

Advisors: Dr. Malick Ndiaye

Sponsor: Emirates Fire Fighting Equipment Factory (FIREX)


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Design and Construction of an Autonomous Lawn Mower

Students: Abduallah Ala-Eddine, Abdul Hasan Jabar, Khaled Hamed

Advisors: Dr. Mamoun Abdel-Hafez

Sponsor: Abu Dhabi Municipality


Project Title: Fully Automated PV Cleaning Robot

Students: Amro Dajani, Samer El-Khatib, Tarek Knio

Advisors: Dr. Mohammad Hamdan, Dr. Mohammad Jaradat

Sponsor: CitySolar and Integrated Industries 


Project Title: Oil Spill Cleaning Autonomous Robot (OSCAR)

Students: Hassan Sajid, Vishwesh Kumar Maheshwari, Shaikha Al Zarooni, Muhammad Mubeen

Advisors: Dr. Mohammad Jaradat

Sponsor: KNZ Middle East

Contact Us

For industrial entities that are interested in sponsoring senior design projects, please send an email to [email protected].

School Activities

The College of Engineering (CEN) provides many opportunities for high school students to engage and learn about the various engineering disciplines that AUS offers. Explore our list of upcoming workshops and boot camps.

Boot Camps

 

 

Third Civil Engineering Boot Camp (February 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 February 24-25, 2024

 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Free

 Grades 10-12

At this informative and engaging camp, students will learn more about the latest digital technologies used in civil engineering, explore different specializations within civil engineering, participate in collaborative group activities and competitions, enjoy interactive and hands-on experiments and engage with students from other schools.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Bootcamp in µ-Electronics and Robotics (March 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 March 3, 2024

 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Free

 Grades 10-12

The boot camp is designed to give aspiring electrical engineers insight into what it is like to be an electrical engineer in today’s modern workforce and provide them with a taste of the skills and knowledge required of electrical engineers in two key areas: "Internet of Things (IoT), µ-Electronics & Modern Communications" and "Robotics & Drones." Facilitated by world-renowned AUS electrical engineering faculty, participants have the opportunity to test out their new-found skills in the university’s state-of-the-art engineering laboratories and take a look around the magnificent AUS campus.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Fifth Industrial Engineering Boot Camp (May 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 May 19, 2024

 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Free

 Grades 10-12

If you are looking for an ever-evolving career that is in high demand, we are inviting you to explore the field of industrial engineering. The Department of Industrial Engineering at AUS is hosting the Industrial Engineering Boot Camp for high school students. The camp will cover emerging areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science and big data, smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in enjoyable, collaborative group activities and competitions, along with interactive and hands-on sessions in our state-of-the-art labs. 

For more information and to register, please click here.

Competitions

 

 

Second Civil Engineering High School Competition (March 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 March 9, 2024

 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 Free

 Grades 10-12

At this informative and engaging competition, students will learn more about civil engineering, explore different specializations within the civil engineering discipline, participate in collaborative group activities and competitions, enjoy interactive and hands-on activities, engage with students from other schools and experience campus life at AUS.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Open Days

Industrial Engineering Open Day (June 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 June 9, 2024

 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Free

 High School students and parents

Discover what industrial engineering at AUS entails and meet with current faculty and students.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Workshops

 

Drone Design and Manufacturing Workshop (February 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 February 24, 2024

 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Free

 Grades 10-12

The workshop covers drone design, operation, control and autonomous operation mode.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Electric Vehicles Workshop (February 2024)

 American University of Sharjah Campus

 February 25, 2024

 1000 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 Free

 Grades 10-12

The workshop will introduce the students to the basic working of electric vehicles, their different architectures, and storage technology. The future landscape of e-mobility will also be discussed.

For more information and to register, please click here.

AUS Engineering Shadow Program

Through this program, high school students in grades 11 and 12 get to experience a day in the life of an AUS engineering student. Your guide for the day will be a student in your major of interest, and as their “shadow,” you will attend classes, meet our engineering students and professors, and experience some of our on-campus facilities.

  • The AUS Engineering Shadow Program will run throughout the academic year.
  • Dates and times for the shadowing program are listed on the registration form.
  • For more information, click here.
Explore Engineering at AUS

The College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) cordially invites you to the Explore Engineering at AUS informational session for high school counselors from selected UAE schools. This informative event will give you a close look at the highly regarded and accredited degree programs offered by our College of Engineering. The college’s team of administrators, including the dean, associate deans and heads of departments, will be available to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. The event will also include a campus tour and a visit to our state-of-the-art lab facilities. Check this website for upcoming events.

CEN Open Day

American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites you to discover its College of Engineering (CEN), home to the most outstanding faculty, facilities and alumni in the region. From discovering new renewable energy resources, to 3D printing entire homes, to getting the Hope Probe to Mars, our alumni continue to make a difference in the region, the world–and even the universe! Check this website for upcoming events.

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