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Minor in Computer Science

The Minor in Computer Science at AUD is a open to students majoring in any field except Computer Engineering.

Duration
15-credit hours

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Comp.E) at AUD prepares a culturally diverse student population for successful professional careers in computer engineering at the local, regional and global levels.

The computer engineering undergraduate program bridges the gap between electrical engineering and computer science, with a curriculum that focuses on hardware-software integration, while preparing students for successful professional careers in areas such as computer hardware design, database engineering, and computer network security.

Designed to ensure excellence in the rapidly-evolving field of computer engineering, we emphasize the role of general education, ethical and social responsibility, in addition to life-long learning in the personal and professional growth of future computer engineers.

The Program strives to produce graduates who will:

  • Pursue successful professional careers in computer engineering or related disciplines;
  • Remain updated through graduate education and professional certification;
  • Benefit their communities by practicing their profession responsibly and ethically;
  • Excel as team leaders, communicators, and project managers in multicultural environments;
  • Share their knowledge through training and development opportunities.

The 137 credit-hours program will include 15-18 hours of computer engineering electives where students will be exposed to a wide variety of areas such as wireless communications, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, data network security, software engineering, mobile applications, and computer architecture.
The program culminates into a mandatory field experience and an interdisciplinary capstone design project. Since the introduction of a third year industry placement, our students have had a unique opportunity to work in some landmark projects in Dubai, the UAE, and worldwide.

FACULTY

Chair, Department of Electrical And Computer Engineering
Wael Bazzi
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ahmed Badr Mabrouk
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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Vinod Pangracious
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Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Aicha Beya Far
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Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering
Khaled Ali
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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Mohamad Nassereddine
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Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering
Elias Saqan
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Director of Infrastructure Sustainability & Assessment Center
Mohamad Nagi
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Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Peiman Kianmehr
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Sana Amir
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Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Salem Haggag
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ibrahim Bakry
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COURSE DETAILS

To complete the Minor in Computer Science, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours chosen from following courses:

Minor in Structural Engineering

Requirements

 

Credit Hours

EECE 345

Computer Architecture w/lab

3

EECE 350

Data Structure and Algorithms

3

EECE 355

Software Engineering

3

EECE 360

Computer Networks

3

EECE 440

Embedded System Design, w/lab

3

EECE 450

Operating Systems

3

EECE 452

Relational Databases

3

EECE 455

Digital Image Processing

3

EECE 457

Mobile Applications

3

EECE 460

Routing and Switching

3

EECE 462

Data and Network Security

3

EECE 250

Discreet Mathematics

3

Total Minor Requirements

 

15

Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.  In addition to university-wide requirements, only courses counting toward the General Electives can also be counted toward this minor. A course may not be used to fulfill the requirements of more than one minor.

Facilities

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Equipped to perform and demonstrate a number of experiments that provide undergraduate students with the practical applications of fluid mechanics, facilities include:

  • Hydrostatic pressure apparatus to measure hydrostatic forces on submerged bodies;
  • Orifice and jet apparatus to allow students to compare between actual and jet trajectories, calculate the coefficient of discharge for various orifices, and identify different methods of flow measurement;
  • Fluid friction, bends and fitting apparatus to allow students to determine major and minor losses in pipes;
  • Pipe network apparatus to measure flow and pressure drops in a wide range of network configuration, e.g. individual pipes, series pipes and parallel pipes;
  • Flow visualization channel for conducting several applications in open channels such as hydraulic jump, discharge under sluice gate and energy equation;
  • Osborne Reynold’s apparatus facilitating the demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow.


Materials/Structures Laboratory
Equipped with testing apparatus chosen to demonstrate wide variety of experiments in materials engineering as well as structural theory, facilities include:

  • 150 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine;
  • 2000 kN Autocon concrete compressive strength machine;
  • Shmidt Hammer and ultrasonic kit for assessing the compressive strength of concrete;
  • Profometer that detects bar location and orientation, bar size, and concrete cover;
  • RAB Rockwell/Brinell hardness tester.

 

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Occupies more than 200 square meters of lab space and houses multiple sets for soil classification and testing, including:

  • Casagrande and fall cone devices for liquid and plastic limits;
  • Sieve sets for particle size analysis;
  • Manual and automatic compaction devices;
  • Four panel stations available for constant head and falling head permeability testing;
  • Automated testing equipment including pneumatic consolidation apparatus, and direct shear apparatus;
  • Unconfined compression loading frames and triaxle cells for shear strength testing of soil specimens.

Circuits, Electrical Systems and Robotics Labs

  • Circuits and Electronics Lab
  • Electromagnetics and Antenna Lab
  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors Lab
  • Communications Systems Lab
  • Electric Power Systems Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Senior Design Lab
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation Lab

Enterprise Computing Lab
Dedicated general purpose computer labs, each equipped with:

  • 25-30 PCs and projector;
  • High-speed internet network;
  • Software includes MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Primavera, Etabs, SAP, Pspice.

PROGRAM ENTRY

All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.


Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at admissions@aud.edu.

CAREER

At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.

STAFF

Administrative Assistant
Raquel Acedera
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Administrative Assistant
Rose Ardid
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Engineering Lab Coordinator
Mai Farouk Zaki El Din
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Lab Engineer
Smitha David
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I moved from Italy to attend The American University in Dubai and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. It was difficult for me to leave behind my friends, family and the surroundings in which I felt safe and comfortable. What I expected to find in Dubai was the perfect environment for a university student majoring in civil engineering. What appeared in front of my eyes was the biggest construction site on Earth. For some people it might be annoying, for me that’s much more interesting than any TV show.

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Being an engineering student at AUD makes you unique - not because you have tough courses - but for having the E building as your home for four years. As an engineering student, there is a lot of homework, lab work, and projects but at the same time you socialize with your fellow students, make strong bonds, and learn beyond your classroom walls.