The Department of Architectural Engineering offers an international standard of architecture education that is technically contemporary and at the same time rooted in the context and environment of the region. The curriculum equips students with the theoretical and practical skills and the Department also provides opportunities for practical training. Together, they prepare students so that after graduation students can enter the employment market as designers and architectural engineers having a knowledge of sustainable design and the construction and technical requirements of the UAE building industry.
The Department is staffed by dedicated scholars and professionals who maintain the Department's vision in a collegial environment that fosters excellence in teaching and research. The Sharjah Architectural Student Association (SASA) is the Department's dynamic student body that supports the education of students through a variety of activities, tours and events.
To be internationally recognized for the quality of education, research and community service to meet the needs of the United Arab Emirates and beyond.
The mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) is to support the development of the UAE and its region by providing an internationally competitive educational program, by establishing research, and by offering technical services related to architectural engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from the Architectural Engineering undergraduate program will:
- Acquire the critical thinking capabilities and creative problem-solving skills that respond to global construction and technological challenges.
- Be ethically responsible professionals with high communication and leadership skills, who recognize social, and community needs and values.
- Continue career advancement by obtaining higher academic degrees and pursuing state-of-the-art professional expertise.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (B.Sc.) program, graduates will have:
a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. the ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for architectural engineering practice