American University in Dubai

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and Professional Teaching through its schools of Architecture, Art and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Communication; Education; and Engineering.

  • Average Tution AED 41,250
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • Students 2,460
  • International Students 91%
  • Total Cost AED 109,795
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 13:1

School Description

The American University of Dubai (AUD) was established in 1995 by Elias Bou Saab along with the firm support of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.

In fulfillment of its mission as one of the few American-accredited institutions of higher learning in the Gulf, AUD seeks to duplicate the American recipe for successful higher education. Syllabi and textbooks are the same as those used in the United States. In addition, the preponderance of American and American-trained faculty members further ensures that the university remains American in substance as well as in name. Expectations of academic performance either match or exceed those prevailing on a “typical” American campus.

To maintain institutional efficiency, AUD has sought accreditation on an institutional and academic level from leading accrediting bodies in their respective fields. AUD is licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates and its programs accredited by the same. Additionally, the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) in the USA, to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Other accreditations include: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for Bachelor’s and Master’s of Business Administration programs; the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET for Civil, Computer, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering programs; the International Advertising Association (IAA) for Marketing Communications and Advertising majors; the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) for the Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies program; and the interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Bachelor Programs

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Architecture

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Business

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Business Administration

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Marketing

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Computer Engineering

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Information Systems

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Education

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Mechanical Engineering

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Civil Engineering

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Electrical Engineering

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Interior Design

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Visual communication

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • American University in Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    International Relations

    AED 39,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking 719
  • QS Rankings (Global) 603

Facts

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 900

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    Established in 1995

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    AUD embraces liberal education as the context within which the university provides students with a 360-degree whole-person education. Several factors explain this choice: a liberal education teaches students how to think and learn rather than what to think and learn, and it produces graduates who are better able to adapt and respond to the demands of a fast-changing economic and social environment. In addition to developing students into ethical and socially responsible citizens of the world, the liberal education also results in tangible benefits in the form of higher incomes and other material rewards.

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