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College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is the largest engineering college in the UAE. It offers a range of engineering and technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with new and innovative programs being introduced on an ongoing basis.

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University. We have achieved a great deal since our inception in 2007.

With a presence in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai, you will be joining the largest engineering college in the UAE. In 2018 we had almost 2,700 students, 17 diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programs, 58 full-time faculty carefully selected from top engineering schools in North America, Europe and Australia, and 15 full-time teaching and laboratory assistants.

Our programs are developed in response to industry demand, and are designed in line with international standards, leading to an employment rate of 90% within a year of graduation. We pride ourselves on the agility of our curricula, responding quickly to technological advances, guaranteeing you will graduate with the skills and knowledge relevant to the needs of the market.

In 2017 we opened a brand-new, purpose-built College of Engineering building and an extensive laboratory infrastructure - among the best in the UAE - spans more than an entire floor of the College.

Joint research projects between our experienced faculty and their international peers guarantee you will be taught by a professional team of engineers up-to-date with the latest advancements in their fields. Active partnerships with top-ranked international engineering schools include the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Purdue University, and the Indian Institute of Technology. Collaboration with industry and association with international professional engineering and architecture bodies ensure ADU’s College of Engineering remains at the cutting-edge of developments in the fast-changing field of engineering and technology.

You will be encouraged to hone your technical, professional and team working skills through participation in both national and international competitions covering a range of engineering disciplines, building on our excellent track record in such events. You will gain valuable industry experience at undergraduate level through a six-week internship, and you will have the opportunity to join a student chapter of a professional engineering body relevant to your discipline, membership of which will stand you in good stead throughout your career.

In the College of Engineering, you will feel part of a community. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to learn more. I will be happy to offer any assistance I can.

Professor Aly S. Nazmy, PhD, MASCE, MEERI, 
Dean, College of Engineering

Founding Dean - College of Engineering

Dr. Aly S. Nazmy

Why choose College of Engineering?

  • All our programs are accredited both nationally (by the UAE Ministry of Education - Commission for Academic Accreditation) and internationally.
  • Our ABET accredited programs guarantee you an internationally recognized qualification.
  • We are the only university in Abu Dhabi to offer a professional degree in Architecture at undergraduate level.
  • We are the first architecture program in the UAE to have international accreditation/RIBA Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • We have nine bachelor’s and eight master’s programs in the engineering and technology fields to choose from including mechanical, chemical and civil engineering, computer and electrical engineering, information technology, engineering management, project management, aviation, as well as architecture and interior design.
  • All programs are developed in collaboration with industry and according to the standards of international professional engineering and architecture bodies such as the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • Student Chapters of these professional associations help enhance your career during and after graduation.
  • An extensive, state-of-the-art engineering laboratory infrastructure - among the best in the UAE – includes discipline-specific lab facilities, with the recent addition of a mechanical engineering research lab and bio-imaging lab.
  • Our internationally acclaimed research bio-imaging laboratory is the only one in the UAE and is affiliated with the bio-imaging laboratory at the University of Louisville in the USA.
  • We pride ourselves on our student-centric approach to everything we do. We operate an open-door policy and our smaller class sizes guarantee you individual attention from faculty, staff and lab technicians alike.
  • We constantly review and update our portfolio of programs in response to market needs. New and innovative programs coming soon include Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering.

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