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Top 25 universities in the Middle East to study engineering [2019]

From Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Egypt and Jordan, these are the institutions offering engineering education for future leaders

The Middle East's top engineering schools have been revealed.
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The Middle East's top engineering schools have been revealed.

The significance of young engineers in the oft-traditional construction industry is well known around the world, as well as in the Middle East. But which colleges and universities will produce the engineers needed to build the tourist attractions, solar parks, and transport infrastructure projects – among various others schemes – that are needed support the economic diversification plans under way in the GCC and the wider Middle East?

Construction projects worth $1.1tn (SAR4.2tn) are at various stages of development in Saudi Arabia, and various multibillion-dollar schemes are also progressing in other parts of the Middle East. Regionally, the building sector is showing signs of growth despite financial headwinds causing global economic uncertainty.

The UAE Ministry of Education’s Majors in Demand Study 2018, published in January 2019, revealed those who studied civil engineering were the most likely to be snapped up when entering the job market in the UAE. Read the study on the education ministry’s website here.

For young professionals seeking exciting and rewarding careers, the good news is that there is plenty of choice when it comes to studying engineering in the region. From Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, every Middle Eastern country has engineering institutions to be proud of. The UAE is also the home of various international universities from Australia and the UK, which have established regional centres in the Emirates.

In the following list, Construction Week takes a look at 25 of the best universities in the Middle East offering engineering qualifications.

The Middle East’s 25 best universities to study engineering are:

  • The University of South Wales
  • American University of Science and Technology
  • Kafr El Sheikh University
  • Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
  • German Jordanian University
  • La Sagesse University
  • Tafila Technical University
  • UAE University
  • Westford University College
  • Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus
  • Al Ain University of Science and Technology
  • Bahrain Polytechnic
  • American University in Dubai
  • University of Wollongong Dubai
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • Misr University of Science and Technology
  • Lebanese International University
  • King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
  • Khalifa University
  • Higher College of Technology Oman
  • Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University
  • Sharjah Women’s College
  • Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Ajman University

Please note that this article is not a ranking and has been published in random order.

Various engineering education options are available in the Middle East [ITP / Shutterstock].

The University of South Wales in Dubai

The University of South Wales (USW) is the first international campus to be launched by USW.  Based in Dubai South’s business district alongside Al Maktoum International Airport, the campus is ideally placed to prepare students for entry into employment. 

Home to its aircraft maintenance engineering degrees, students can look forward to a learning experience that combines academic study with practical training using impressive facilities. 

To help meet the skills demand in the aerospace sector, the university works in partnership with organisations to offer staff development opportunities through prior experiential learning. Employees can top-up to a recognised qualification by having some of their prior learning accredited; some of the training and development that staff have already undertaken can normally be taken into account by the university and, in many cases, count towards completion of a degree – a cost-efficient way to gain a higher education qualification. 

Undergraduate programmes

  • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (With Foundation Year)
  • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Top-up)

Postgraduate courses

  • MSc Cyber Security
  • MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

American University of Science and Technology, Beirut Campus

The present-day American University of Science & Technology (AUST) began in 1989 under the name “The American Universal College”. In August 2000, the name was changed to American University College of Science & Technology and as of August 2007, the present name of American University of Science & Technology was confirmed, granting AUST a well-deserved university status with permission to offer programmes leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in four academic faculties. These are:

  • Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS)
  • Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE)
  • Faculty of Engineering (FE)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)

All academic programmes offered at AUST have been submitted for accreditation and equivalency by the Higher Education Equivalence Committee, and all have been duly accredited.

The university assists students in finding jobs during their college years. During 2014-15 close to 67% of all students held full-time or part-time jobs.

Undergraduate programmes

  • BS in biomedical engineering
  • BS in computer & communications engineering
  • BS in mechatronics engineering

Graduate programmes

  • MS in computer & communications engineering
  • MS in biomedical engineering
  • MS in mechatronics engineering

Kafr El Sheikh University in Egypt

Established in 2006, Kafr El Sheikh University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Kafr El Sheikh, in the middle of the Nile Delta, Egypt.

Officially accredited and recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, KFS is a large coeducational higher education institution (enrolment range 25,000-29,999). Kafr El Sheikh University (KFS) offers courses and programmes leading to officially recognised higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

The university has a number of faculties (or colleges) such as: Engineering, Medicine, Physiotherapy and Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Education, Agriculture, Arts, Specific Education, Commerce, Physical Education.

This 13-year-old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80 per cent.

This university offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Architectural engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer and it engineering
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • General engineering
  • Geological engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechanical / manufacturing engineering
  • Mining and metallurgical engineering
  • Other engineering studies

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon

The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) is a private Catholic higher education institution founded in 1938.

The mission of the Faculty of Engineering at USEK is to provide an inspiring and supportive environment for high quality and effective education, develop students’ creative and critical thinking, and graduate lifelong leaders capable of addressing emerging problems in light of the changes and new challenges in engineering careers.

The Faculty of Engineering consists of the following departments/programmes:

Department of biomedical engineering

  • Bachelor of engineering in biomedical engineering
  • Master of science in biomedical engineering

Department of chemical and petroleum engineering

  • Bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering
  • Master of science in chemical engineering
  • Master of science in petroleum engineering

Department of civil engineering

  • Bachelor of engineering in civil engineering
  • Master of science in civil engineering

Department of electrical, communication and computer engineering

  • Bachelor of engineering in computer engineering
  • Master of science in computer engineering
  • Master of science in cybersecurity and cyberdefence
  • Bachelor of engineering in electrical and electronics engineering
  • Master of science in electrical and electronics engineering
  • Bachelor of engineering in telecommunications engineering
  • Master of science in communications engineering
  • Information assurance and cyber security certificate

Department of mechanical engineering

  • Bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering
  • Master of science in mechanical engineering

German Jordanian University in Jordan

Founded in 2005 by a Royal Decree, the German-Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university located in Mushaqar. The University was modelled on the German applied-sciences model, characterised by their focus on putting knowledge into practice and on promoting knowledge transfer. 

The university's focus is on providing undergraduate and graduate programmes of the highest quality. It offers over 20 programmes, with a student body of around 5,000, drawn predominantly from Jordan, but also including international students.

The university has grown in both size and stature over the past few years. It has positioned itself as a leading institution of higher learning, known for its dedication to service, its innovative approach to academic management and human resource development, and its relentless pursuit of excellence in all fields of applied research and instruction.

Bachelors degree

  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Dual studies module
  • Water and environmental engineering
  • Electrical and communication engineering
  • German/English for business and communication (GEBC)
  • Science in energy engineering
  • Architecture
  • Communications engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechanical and maintenance engineering
  • Pharmaceutical & chemical engineering
  • Logistics services
  • Management science
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and communication engineering

La Sagesse University in Lebanon 

The origins of La Sagesse University, in Lebanon go back to 1852 when Mgr. Toubia Aoun, then Archbishop of the Maronite Archdiocese of Beirut, established his seminar in Ain Saadé.

Polytech-Beirut is a faculty of engineering and component of La Sagesse University. Placed under the tutelage of the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education, it is accredited by the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut to deliver the engineering degree in five: specialties: Biological and Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering.

The main new campus of the university was inaugurated by Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir on 28 June 2002. The campus consists of four blocks of buildings of seven stories each, a ground floor and two underground floors for parking for 500 cars. The campus can accommodate to around 3,500 students on a full-time basis.

Tafila Technical University in Jordan

Established in 2005, Tafila Technical University, a non-profit public higher education institution, is located in the urban setting of the large town of Tafilah, Jordan. The institution, which prides itself as ‘the first technical university in Jordan’, also has branch campuses in Amman. Officially accredited and/or recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan. Tafila Technical University (TTU) is a small (4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution (between 4,000 – 4,999 students) formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Tafila Technical University (TTU) offers courses and programmes leading to officially recognised higher education degrees in several areas of study.

The College of Engineering has four academic departments: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering, and Civil Engineering. It offers BSce degrees.

UAE University

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrols approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programmes through nine colleges: business and economics; education; engineering; food and agriculture; humanities and social sciences; it; law; medicine and health sciences; and science.

The College of Engineering offers distinguished, internationally repeatable programmes, and strives to achieve sustainability in various fields. 

The College of Engineering offers the following courses:

  • Bachelor of science in architectural engineering
  • Bachelor of science in chemical engineering
  • Bachelor of science in petroleum engineering
  • Bachelor of science in civil engineering
  • Bachelor of science in communication engineering
  • Bachelor of science in electrical engineering
  • Minor in mechatronics engineering
  • Minor in aerospace engineering
  • Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering

UAE University was established in 1976 [CW Archives].

Westford University College

Westford University College in Sharjah has only been in operation for around a decade, but has quickly established itself as one of the most sought after international business colleges and a powerhouse of excellence. The one year MBA in engineering management is a comprehensive programme designed for supply chain professionals who are looking forward for a great career in engineering industry. Post completion of the programme, students will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in Engineering Management from Cambridge International Qualifications, UK, and an MBA in Engineering Management from Universdiad Catolica de Murcia (Ucam).

Students enrolling in the MBA in engineering management study the core modules on international human resources, strategic change management, strategic management and leadership and operations management, and specialised modules in engineering management and 21st century globalisation in first part while in the second part the students take the module on socio – economic – legal environment and a thesis work.

Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus

Heriot-Watt University was the first overseas university to set up in Dubai International Academic City.

After 180 years' provision of world-renowned education in the UK, Heriot-Watt was invited to the emirate to provide specialised programmes in the fields of management, engineering, built environment, food science and fashion.

The Dubai study programmes range from master’s programmes in disciplines as challenging and diverse as petroleum engineering, construction project management, management, energy, information technology, and the world-renowned Edinburgh Business School MBA, to undergraduate degrees in Management, Construction, Quantity Surveying and Engineering.

Programmes:

  • Degree Entry (Foundation) Programmeme Engineering / Computing
  • Civil Engineering (BEng Hons)
  • Architectural Engineering (BEng – Hons)
  • PhD Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng Hons)
  • Renewable Energy Engineering (MSc)
  • Automative Engineering (BEng Hons)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons)
  • Construction Project Management (MSc)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences (PhD)
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management (MSc)
  • Chemical Engineering (BEng Hons)
  • Petroleum Engineering (MSc)
  • Facilities Management (MSc)

Heriot-Watt has a campus in Dubai [CW Archives].

Al Ain University of Science and Technology

Established in 2006, the College of Engineering at Al Ain University of Science and Technology considered one of the most important colleges in the United Arab Emirates. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree in five programmes: Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Networks and Communication Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering. These five programmes prepare graduates for careers in industrial, governmental, and academic sectors.

The College of Engineering is focused on providing its graduates with training and skills critical to success in a real-world environment characterised by high competitiveness, increased complexity, and limited opportunities.

The faculty is a diverse community of talented multilingual and multicultural individuals committed to excellence in education, research, and community service.

In 2016, The College of Engineering at Al Ain University of Science and Technology obtained the international accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States.

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Bahrain Polytechnic

The aim of the engineering programme is to provide students with a comprehensive set of theoretical, knowledge and practical skills for employment as engineering technologists. Both qualifications are fit-for-purpose in terms of addressing the Industrial needs nationally, regionally and internationally. Through the application of the Problem Based learning methodology, the required theoretical, practical and employability skills are transferred to graduates in order for them to transform into work – ready and enterprising graduates that will enhance the value of the society and the Bahraini economy. The students are motivated to learn through the application of engineering analysis, design and the evaluation of real life problems and the inclusion of various courses in English Language, Mathematics, Project Management, Ethics and Social responsibility.

Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

American University in Dubai

The School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai provides students with a unique opportunity to experience American-style engineering education with the knowledge needed for technical excellence in engineering, while emphasizing the role of general education, ethical and social responsibility, and life-long learning in the personal and professional growth of future engineers.

The school offers undergraduate programmes leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The curricula are supported by state-of-the-art labs and facilities, a diverse group of faculty with outstanding expertise and solid ties with the professional community. With local and international accreditations in place, and through a broad education grounded in cultural diversity and technical excellence, graduates continue to be highly sought at both the regional and global levels.

University of Wollongong in Dubai

The University of Wollongong in Dubai's Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences offers technology-based bachelor’s degrees, with the opportunity to specialise in specific practical disciplines.

With the chance to specialise in specific practical disciplines, students develop the technical skills to make their mark in a professional, industrial environment, as soon as they graduate.

Informed by industry and with recognition from international professional bodies, a degree in Engineering and Information Sciences from UOWD will accelerate a student’s career in this growing, dynamic field.

Programmes

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science in Digital Systems Security (BCompSc DSS)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science in Multimedia and Game Development (BCompSc MMGD)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Management Information Systems (BIT MIS)
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Computers
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Civil
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical

University of Wollongong Dubai offers engineering courses [CW Archives].

Jordan University of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Engineering is the oldest and largest faculty at Jordan University of Science and Technology. It hosts about 178 faculty members, 61 supporting staff, and about 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students.

The faculty includes 61 research and teaching labs and aims to qualify competent engineers for the local, regional and international job markets.

The faculty adopts a dynamic strategic plan that aims at guarantying quality assurance of its programmes and keeping its excellence and leadership in engineering education in Jordan and worldwide. All eight undergraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET of the United States of America. Also, the faculty is committed to the accreditation criteria set by the higher Education Accreditation Commission, Jordan (HEAC).

Undergraduate programmes

  • BSc of Electrical Engineering - Communications & Electronics
  • BSc of Electrical Engineering - Communications
  • BSc of Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • BSc of Electrical Engineering - Power
  • BSc of Electrical Engineering - Power & Control
  • BSc of Industrial Engineering - Engineering Management
  • BSc of Civil Engineering - Transportations
  • BSc of Civil Engineering - Structures
  • BSc of Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Power
  • BSc of Chemical Engineering
  • BSc of Civil Engineering
  • BSc of Electrical Engineering
  • BSc of Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautics
  • BSc of Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc of Industrial Engineering
  • BSc of Biomedical Engineering
  • BSc of Nuclear Engineering
  • BSc of Aeronautical Engineering

Graduate programmes

  • MSc of Chemical Engineering - Thesis
  • MSc of Chemical Engineering - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering - Thesis
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering - Thesis
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Water Resources & Environment - Thesis
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering - Thesis
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Water Resources & Environment - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Civil Engineering - Water Resources & Environment - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Electrical Engineering - Wireless Communications - Thesis
  • MSc of Electrical Engineering - Power & Control - Thesis
  • MSc of Electrical Engineering - Communications and Electronics - Thesis
  • MSc of Electrical Engineering - Communications and Electronics - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Electrical Engineering - Wireless Communications - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics - Thesis
  • MSc of Mechanical Engineering - Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development - Thesis
  • MSc of Industrial Engineering - Comprehensive Exam
  • MSc of Industrial Engineering - Thesis
  • MSc of Biomedical Engineering - Thesis

Misr University for Science and Technology in Egypt

The College of Engineering at Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) was established in 1996 to serve Egypt, Arab countries, and the region.

It provides students with a strong foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering fundamentals, analysis and design methodologies.

Graduates of the programme are prepared to work in a professional manner individually or as a team member to create, present, and deliver quality engineering products, projects, and services. MUST graduates are bound to maintain ethical, social, legal, ecological, and economical Standards.

They are also able to build capability to reconcile conflicts in projects while preserving the objectives and find optimal solutions within limitations of safety, serviceability, functionality, cost and time.

Programmes

  • Architectural Engineering (AE)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Construction Engineering (CE)
  • Electrical Power and Machines Engineering Programme
  • Electronics and Communications Engineers
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering (MTE)
  • Basic Sciences

Lebanese International University

LIU engineering graduates work in a wide variety of industries located throughout the world. Graduates are well known for their exceptional ability to communicate clearly with others, their capability to work through difficult problems, and their ability to solve problems and design creatively.  

Even though the School of Engineering prepares students to serve the rapidly changing demands of a new century and the undergraduate degrees provide breadth and depth; Bachelor degree graduates are encouraged to join the Master Programmes at LIU which enhance the knowledge of master graduates and prepare them to be equipped to deal with technical topics and with the challenges of practice in the future.  

Programmes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer and Communications Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surveying Engineering

King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia

For nearly four decades, KAU Engineering has achieved a track record of excellence in pioneering research and innovative learning.

The Faculty of Engineering at KAU consists of eight departments, offering 14 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, most of which are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  KAU Engineering is also a proud ISO 9001 certified institution, demonstrating its organisational quality management and international standards driven efficiency towards continuous development.

With an average of 2,100 enrolled students, more than 220 faculty members, over 75 labs, various centres of excellence, and numerous academic support programmes, KAU Engineering students are afforded access to the most conducive learning environments that facilitate innovative case-based learning, cutting-edge research, and practical training opportunities.

Programmes:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Biomedical)
  • Electrical Engineering (Computer)
  • Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power and Machines)
  • Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communications)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production Engineering and Mechanical Systems Design)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Engineering and Desalination Technology)
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering (Radiation Protection)
  • Nuclear Engineering (Medical Physics)

Khalifa University in the UAE

The College of Engineering serves the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the nation, and the world by providing students with holistic education underpinned by the principle of engineering with a purpose, thus empowering them to be outstanding leaders in discovering new knowledge as a catalyst for business innovation, particularly towards the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

The College also plays an integral role towards this vision by conducting cutting edge fundamental, multidisciplinary and translational research in key strategic areas such as information and communication technology, aerospace, transport and logistics, healthcare, and energy and the environment.

The College of Engineering is distinguishing itself as a major contributor towards economic diversification within Abu Dhabi and the region, particularly through its close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as energy, aerospace, healthcare, transportation and telecommunications.

Undergraduate courses

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Software Systems Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geoscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Higher College of Technology Oman

The Department of Engineering was founded in 1984 as an integral part of Oman Technical Industrial College, OTIC, (HCT now).

The department has the largest undergraduate engineering programme in the nation with a current enrolment of about 4,000 students.

In addition to its size, the Department of Engineering offers a diverse selection of specialisations to its students and the job market. Currently, the Department, based on the scrutiny of forecasting the demand in the Industries for certain Engineering branches, started Land surveying specialisation in the Civil and Architecture Engineering (CAE) Section, Chemical Engineering in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) section, and Biomedical Engineering in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Section.

Sections include:

  • Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia

The College of Engineering at the Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University is one of the most unique engineering schools in Saudi Arabia, offering degree programmes not available anywhere else in the Kingdom. The College currently offers non-traditional engineering degrees in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Other degree programmes such as: Security and Safety Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Marine Engineering and Engineering Education are currently in the planning stages.

In 2008 the College of Engineering established its first two departments:  Construction Engineering and Environmental Engineering and in 2009 the Biomedical Engineering Department was added. The first cohort of students graduated from the College in 2013.

Undergraduate programmes

  • BSc Transportation and Traffic Engineering
  • BSc Science in Environmental Engineering
  • BSc Science in Construction Engineering
  • BSc Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • BSc Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department
  • Postgraduate programmes
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Environmental Engineering

Sharjah Womens College

The Higher College of Technology Sharjah Women’s Campus (SJW) is one of the two HCT colleges based in the city of Sharjah and one of seventeen colleges throughout the United Arab Emirates that comprise the Higher Colleges of Technology.

The Electrical Engineering Technology (ELET) programme provides highly qualified Electrical Engineers with state of the art knowledge, technical and leadership skills. The programme also teaches them to embrace innovation and discovery, strive for lifelong learning, and constantly seek professional development to best serve the Electrical Engineering profession.

The programmeme deals with the generation, transmission, distribution and control of electric energy systems and related equipment. This programmeme prepares the students for positions as engineers with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of power systems.

Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute

The programmes offered at Adveti have been specifically designed in consultation with Abu Dhabi industry and businesses to ensure that its graduates are employable.

Adveti Institutes offer Level 4 Certificate, Level 5 diploma, Level 6 Advanced diploma and pathways to a Bachelor degree in Applied Technology & Engineering.  The qualifications are accredited by the National Qualification Authority (NQA).

Certificate & Diploma of Engineering Technology Mechanical Maintenance or Electrical Maintenance

  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Certificate & Diploma in Oil & Gas Process Operation
  • Certificate 4 in Oil & Gas Instrumentation
  • ECITB Level 2 in Non-Destructive Testing

Accredited Qualifications

  • NQA Certificate 4 in Engineering Technology Mechanical Maintenance
  • NQA Diploma in Engineering Technology Mechanical Maintenance
  • NQA Certificate 4 in Engineering Technology Electrical Maintenance
  • NQA Diploma in Engineering Technology Electrical Maintenance
  • NQA Certificate 4 in Oil & Gas Process Operations
  • NQA Certificate 4 in Oil & Gas Instrumentation
  • ECITB Level 2 – Non Destructive Testing

American University of Sharjah

Founded in 1997, the College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) boasts more than 90 nationalities.

The CEN at AUS offers several BS and MS programmes in a variety of engineering and engineering-related disciplines. All BS programmes are ABET accredited. The college has launched its first PhD programme, in Engineering Systems Management, and several other PhD programmes are under preparation.

All undergraduate engineering curricula allow students to have, besides their majors, a minor specialty in vital areas such as renewable energy, environmental and water engineering, engineering management, petroleum engineering and biomedical engineering.

The CEN currently has around 2,800 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students. The student body comprises around 35 per cent women, with female faculty present in all engineering programmes.

Programmes

  • BSc in Chemical Engineering
  • BSc in Civil Engineering
  • BSc in Computer Engineering
  • BSc in Computer Science
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in Industrial Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor in Aerospace Engineering
  • Minor in Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor in Computer Engineering
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Minor in Electrical Engineering
  • Minor in Engineering Management
  • Minor in Environmental and Water Engineering
  • Minor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Minor in Petroleum Engineering
  • Minor in Renewable Energy
  • Minor in Transportation Systems
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCHE)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCOE)
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
  • Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management (MSESM)
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
  • Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering (MSMTR)
  • PhD in Engineering – Engineering Systems Management (PhD ESM)

American University of Sharjah (AUS) offers engineering programmes [CW Archives].

Ajman University

Founded in 1988 as the first private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, Ajman University (AU) is now being recognised as an emerging leader on the global academic map.

The recently released 2019 QS World University Rankings lists AU among the top 1000 universities worldwide. And, the latest “Top 50 Under 50” QS Rankings names AU as one of the top 150 young universities in the world. In 2018, the Bachelor of Science programmes in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering were accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET – the global accreditor of college and university programmes in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Programmes

  • BSc in Building Engineering & Construction Management
  • BSc in Architectural Engineering
  • BSc in Building Engineering & Construction Management
  • BSc in Architectural Engineering
  • BSc in Biomedical Engineering
  • BSc in Building Engineering and Construction Management
  • BSc in Computer Engineering
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering

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