CHAIR'S WELCOME
It is with great pleasure to welcome everyone on behalf of the faculty, staff and students of the Architectural Engineering (AE) department at the University of Sharjah (UOS). The AE Department in College of Engineering is one of the largest university departments in the United Arab Emirates delivering a five-year degree program, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E), which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org. ABET accreditation provides assurance for our undergraduate program not only to meet the quality standards of the profession, but also to help successfully prepare our graduates to the industry.

The AE is one of the most creative, innovative and diverse departments within the UOS, attracting students seeking a high-quality education from a well-recognized institution. As part of the College of Engineering, our curriculum covers selected topics from the engineering, construction, and construction management fields, sharing interests in sustainable design of the built environment, renewable energy, and indoor environmental quality, as well as core topics of architectural design, history and theory that are more specific to the architectural profession.

We take great pride in giving our students an outstanding academic education that will prepare them to be ethically responsible architects and engineers, and at the same time, be effective professionals in the fields of the architectural design, engineering, and construction of buildings. Today, Architectural Engineers are architects who can easily work with other disciplines of engineering that apply engineering principles to the construction process, ensuring a building is safe, built on time and budget, and is sustainable. Our graduates are consistently praised by employers for their outstanding design and technical skills.

At the University of Sharjah, the AE Department is unique for the diversity of its faculty staff and academics who come from a wide range of backgrounds across academia and professional practice worldwide. All of us are dedicated to helping every student develop to their highest potential.
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Haşim Altan, PhD
Department Chair