Welcome to the University of Sharjah A University that provides first class education to students from the UAE, Arab countries, and around the globe. The University of Sharjah offers academic programs in a wide range of disciplines that truly define it as a world-class university. Programs cover an impressive range of fields and scopes including the arts, humanities and social sciences, Islamic studies and Sharia law, international and civil law, communications and media, sciences, business, engineering and architecture, fine arts and design, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and health sciences. Studying at the University of Sharjah, a prominent and comprehensive university, offers many advantages. Students will be exposed to numerous course and program options that will allow them to combine disciplines that will allow them to participate actively in addressing both today’s challenges and those of the future. Students will also enjoy the flexibility of a wide range of options to choose the program that best matches their talents, aptitude, and interests. Lastly, at the University of Sharjah, students will experience a wonderful journey of self-discovery and learning that will bring their best abilities to the forefront. Admission Requirements: University Ranking: Contents 04 16 08 24 10 28 14 Graduate Studies Engineering Sharia & Islamic Studies Health Sciences Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Law Business Administration University Website: 32 46 34 50 38 44 Communication Sciences Medicine Computing and Informatics Dental Medicine Pharmacy 54 Institute Of Leadership In Higher Education
4 OUR VISION To be the most distinguished university in graduate education in the UAE, and to be the first choice university for graduate students in the region. OUR MISSION Promoting high-quality competitive graduate education that provides the society with leaders capable of advancing knowledge, driving creativity and innovation, and contributing to the national and global development. OUR GOALS • Changing graduate education at UoS into a student centered education system. • Enhancement of graduate student’s transferable professional skills such as entrepreneurism, management, leadership, resilience, science communication and ability to work as member of a team. • Alignment of graduate education system (courses, curricula, research, and students’ traineeship experiences) with the needs of prospective employers (universities, industry, and government). • Improving graduate education at UoS by adjusting faculty reward and incentives for effective teaching, advising and mentoring of graduate students. • Establishment of a system that enables graduate student’s career exploration and exposes them to career options. • Establishment of a unified comprehensive institutional data on graduate programs, students and alumni. The College of Graduate Studies (CGS) endeavors to realize the university’s mission to attain excellence in its graduate studies programs. To this end, the College offers complete support to graduate students and encourages faculty and students to conduct research. The College of Graduate Studies
5 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES ACCREDITATION CoBA is in the top 5% business schools in the world having achieved accreditation from the US Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Ministry of Higher Education in the UAE. NATIONAL ACCREDITATION The University of Sharjah is fully licensed, and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates accredits all its programs. INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION The general policy of the University of Sharjah is to ensure that all its programs are offered in accordance with the highest of international standards in terms of quality and content. For this reason, the University aims to obtain full accreditation and recognition from prominent international organizations as applicable to various programs of study. ABET ACCREDITATION The following programs offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. • Civil Engineering • Electrical and Electronics Engineering • Computer Engineering • Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management • Sustainable and Renewable Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Nuclear Engineering • Architectural Engineering
7 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission Requirements for Master programs • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university recognized by the ministry of higher education (MOHE) at the UAE with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 • A CGPA between 2.5 -2.99 may be admitted conditionally. • Attendance in the bachelor’s degree program must not be less than 75% Students must meet the English language proficiency requirement: • Students in programs taught in English: a score of 1400 in an EmSAT English exam, 550 in TOEFL (ITP) (or its equivalence), or 6 in IELTS must be obtained. Students who have an EmSAT score of 1250 or its equivalent in another English proficiency standardized test accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, such as TOEFL (ITP) with a score of 530 (or its equivalence), and IELTS with a score of 5.5 may be admitted, however, they must meet the following conditions: 1. An EmSAT English score of 1400 or its equivalent must be obtained by the end of the first semester. 2. A maximum of 6 credit hours (Master level) must be registered in the first semester, excluding intensive English language courses. 3. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 must be obtained in the first 6 credit hours of the master program. • Students in programs taught in Arabic and do not require a specific TOEFL score, must study and pass an English language course in the first semester. If the student scores 950 in an EmSAT exam, 450 in TOEFL (ITP) (or its equivalence), or 4.5 in IELTS, he/she shall be exempted from the course. For programs that set a TOEFL score, (like the master in Applied Sociology and Master in Law), The student must obtain a score of 950 in the EMSAT or 450 in the TOEFL ITP (or its equivalent), or 4.5 in the IELTS. Admission Requirements for PhD programs • The student must hold a master’s degree with a minimum grade of “Very Good” (3.0 out of 4.0) and a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade of 2.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent from a university, college, or an institute recognized by the Ministry of Education of the UAE. • The student must meet the English language proficiency (TOEFL) requirement, as follows: 1. Students in programs taught in English: a score of 550 in TOEFL (ITP) (or its equivalence), or 6 in IELTS, or 1400 in an EmSAT English exam must be obtained 2. Students in programs taught in Arabic (PhD in Private Law, Public Law, and Applied Sociology, A score of 1100 in EmSAT exam, 500 in TOEFL (ITP) (or its equivalence), or 5.0 in IELTS must be obtained. For other Arabic prgorams, A score of 950 in EmSAT exam, 450 in TOEFL (ITP) (or its equivalence), or 4.5 in IELTS must be obtained. • For programs that requires a specific TOEFL score, the instructions provided by the Commission for Academic Accreditation shall be followed. • Passing the personal interview. Admission Requirements for EMBA program •Meeting the general requirements of admission that are mentioned in the By-laws for the award of the Master’s degree at the University of Sharjah and the Executive Regulations of Master’s Program. •A minimum of 4 years of work experience in a managerial position (middle or upper management) that entails the tasks of decision-making and supervision of a number of employees. Professionals such as lawyers, medical doctors, engineers who are running their own practice would be considered as managers. •Applicants may be asked to attend a scheduled personal interview to judge the candidate’s seriousness and professionalism. •The “fast track” applications, if any, will be carefully examined to ensure that the college and University ensure proper application of the University standards. •The EMBA does not have a thesis or research project requirement.
8 College of Sharia and Islamic Studies Leading college in the field of Islamic sciences at the level of golf countries and the Arab and the Muslim world featured with excellent academic programs based onmoderation. The college stands on instilling values of education and learning, research and community services, manifested in: academic excellence, scientific research while observing property rights, social and moral responsibilities, and making students the core point of the educational process, invention, creativity and innovation in both practical and professional levels, and paying much attention to cultural dimension. MASTER IN EXEGESIS AND HADITH The growing need for highly qualified individuals to fill lead positions in educational and proselytizing (Da’awah) institutions in the country has made it necessary to enable UAE nationals and residents to access higher education programs in their chosen specializations and effectively implement the country’s development plans. In response to this need, and in accordance with the mission and vision of the University of Sharjah and the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, the Department of Foundations of Religion has launched this program; especially that it possesses a wealth of qualified faculty, and teaching and research resources. The program aims to respond to the needs of the society by training skilled researchers in the fields of Qur’anic exegesis and hadith and enable students to build a distinctive Islamic moral character endowed with proper understanding of the Holy Qur’an and prophetic traditions and able to create a balanced mix of modernity and tradition. In addition to raising the students’ awareness of the various trends of Qur’anic exegesis and different schools of hadith studies in interpreting verses of the Quran and hadiths to derive Sharia laws and edicts. MASTER OF JURISPRUDENCE AND ITS FOUNDATIONS In order to build qualified individuals and persons to serve the community and society, it is required to create opportunities for local citizens and residents to further their educational careers, so that they contribute to implement development plans. Moreover, the department of Jurisprudence and its Foundation has qualified faculties, library, resources and all needed requirements to establish post-graduate programs and work towards development in the light of the mission and vision of the university, and what serves the college of Sharia and Islamic Studies. The program aims at cover the need of the society and provide scientifically qualified graduates that are well-grounded in research methodology in the field of Jurisprudence and its Foundations. In addition to providing universities, research centers, courts and social institutions with excellent graduates and well qualified specialists who are capable to observe methodology in the field of Jurisprudence and its Foundations.
9 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES DOCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY IN HADITH AND ITS SCIENCES This program’s mission is a natural extension of that of the University of Sharjah that aims to turn the University into a center of scientific, intellectual and cultural excellence at the local, regional and global levels. This mission is achieved through its outstanding teaching practices, scientific research and community service. Ph.D. in Hadith and its Sciences is an essentials part of the college’s endeavors to offer quality graduate degrees and promote excellence in academic research. The program aims to enable students to acquire the academic skills necessary for pursuing specialized studies in the field of hadith studies and enhance students’ academic and intellectual skills that would enable them to meet the needs of the University and other academic institutions. It will also train students to conduct research in hadith studies of such quality that would contribute to the wealth of knowledge in the field. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EXEGESIS AND QURAN SCIENCES This program is a natural extension of the University of Sharjah’s mission to be a center of scientific, intellectual and cultural radiation at all levels through its established functions in teaching, scientific research and community service. The programwill establish the specialized scientific base in the field of Hadith and its sciences in the student. It will also enable the student to conduct research and studies in Hadith and its sciences in a manner enriching knowledge in this specialty. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN JURISPRUDENCE AND ITS FOUNDATIONS The program aims at generating a generation of scholars in the area of Sharia and Islamic studies, those who sensitize the reality and provide solutions for the emerging issues with all flexibility of Islam and full consideration of Moderation, and balance. To produce experts who perceive the Islamic spirit of tolerance and respect of other cultures and religions in accordance with Islamic principles and guidelines. The program aims to support scientific research and provide students with necessary knowledge, skills and mechanism of the modern scientific research, and prepare well-grounded specialists in the field of Sharia and Islamic Studies to fill up needs of the market, universities and institutions. Mainly we aspire to provide the society with qualified graduates scientifically and well-grounded scholars in contemporary research methodology in the field of Jurisprudence and its Foundations.
10 College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences In 1997, the College of Arts and Sciences was established as one of the main colleges of the University of Sharjah. The College was split up into two colleges in 2009/2010: College of Sciences and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS). CAHSS strives to promote national identity and consolidate the awareness of Arab and Islamic culture, offer effective teaching and learning in the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences, provide university students in all majors with general cultural and educational knowledge, achieve excellence in research at both national and regional levels and meet the needs of the local community. Professional Diploma in Teaching The program prepares students who wish to become educators. It consists of 24 credit hours over a period of one academic year. The Professional Diploma in Teaching produces graduates that have skills that qualify them to be come high caliber teachers. Students in the program gain research skills that will open doors for continued education at the master’s level. MASTER OF ARTS IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE The M.A program was launched in 2001 and attracted an impressive number of students. The program works towards providing students with a broad and in-depth scientific knowledge base of the concepts, and the grammatical, literary, critical and rhetorical skills of the Arabic Language. In addition to enabling students to stay up-to-date in modern knowledge, curricula, and theories in the fields of language and literature, while enhancing their skills in heritage studies. The program also trains students to write sound scientific research papers in the fields of language studies and literature. MASTER OF ARTS IN TRANSLATION As an institution of higher education, the University of Sharjah seeks to provide continuous and specialized education which aims at training human resources that are both capable of contributing to the sustained development of the country and enhancing its links with an ever-changing world. The Department of Foreign Languages, being keenly aware of these objectives, realizes that, in a world undergoing an irreversible process of globalization, there is a growing need for people who are in full command of the language that this process requires.
11 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Such people will need to be abreast of the latest developments in the world arena, to transfer the knowledge the country needs in the various fields of human endeavor, and to convey an accurate picture of the progress the country is undergoing in its own attempt to be at the forefront of developing nations. The overall mission of the MA. in Translation Program in the Department of Foreign Languages is to serve the needs of the community in the fields of education, communication, business and diplomacy. Young men and women graduating with a Master’s Degree from the Department are expected to competently fill key positions in these fields and to contribute to the ongoing process of modernization and development in the United Arab Emirates. MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY AND ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION The MA History program fulfils the university’s vision to serve the local and regional communities and provide them with keen researchers in history and Islamic civilization. Consequently, the department has been able to attract a constantly increasing number of students from the UAE and many other countries. In addition, its alumni include a number of local leaders from various government and private institutions. The mission of this program is to produce highly qualified graduates equipped with sound knowledge of the field and modern research skills. This will enable them to pursue doctoral programs and meet the needs of the country and the region. MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY The department’s vision is to gain a reputation as a scientific and academic center of excellence at the local, regional, and international levels. It seeks to maintain this reputation by providing quality education and enhancing the skill level of the workforce in the field in the country. We aim to enable our graduates to compete in the area of social sciences research, where they can address social issues and policymaking in the UAE, the Arabian Gulf and other Arab societies. In addition, the department aims to achieve distinction in university and community service. The program aims to enable students to understand the theoretical and analytical frames for social and security phenomena, which empowers them to apply their acquired knowledge to social research. Furthermore, empower students to use applied sociology concepts to better understand the roles of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The main focus of the program is to supply the field with highly trained and qualified graduates to take on different roles that support the society.
13 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE The Ph.D. program in Arabic Language and Literature is accredited by theMinistry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The program complies with the provisions stipulated in the Standards for Licensure and Accreditation 2011 edition, issued by the Commission for Academic Accreditation in the Ministry of Higher Education. To meet the needs of the UAE and match the momentous scientific development in the country, the program trains its students to conduct scientific research in the fields of Arabic language and literature, linguistics, and criticism. This in order to produce PhD holders who are capable of taking on teaching and research roles that will support the preservation of the Arabic language and culture. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION The Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics and Translation program develops a candidate’s understanding of fundamental and advanced issues in linguistics and translation, enables him or her to communicate their knowledge with excellent oral and written skills, and motivates them to take the lead in research and development in their field of expertise. The candidates would demonstrate ability to engage independently in research and provide an original and significant contribution in their area of specialization. The main goal of this program is to provide advanced knowledge in linguistics and translation topics with indepth research experience. Graduates of this program may work in academic institutions to teach linguistics and translation courses, at translation agencies, or in research centers. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HISTORY ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION The Ph.D. History and Islamic Civilization is a pioneering program in the UAE. It is unique in the field, unlike traditional programs, it does not focus on unidimensional studies that follow a single historical phenomenon or subject in a particular historical period. It places more emphasis on the critical, analytical and comparative studies of two or more phenomena in the field. This prompts more comprehensive studies. The program also adopts a state-of-the-art approach employing knowledge gained from different academic fields to the study of history and civilization. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY The program, similar to the MA program, aims to enable students to understand the theoretical and analytical frames for social and security phenomena, which empowers them to apply their acquired knowledge to social research. The program also intends to empower students to use applied sociology concepts to better understand the roles of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The main difference is that on the doctorate level, more focus is dedicated to in depth research and study in the field of Sociology.
14 The College of Business Administration The College of Business Administration (CoBA) aims to prepare tomorrow’s managers and help them become effective leaders of local, regional, and global organizations. Our College contributes to the development of the local economy through research and establishing effective links with local, regional, and international communities and organizations. EXECUTIVE MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM The UOS EMBA program has been designed to deliver high quality management education to middle and upper level managers in the private and public sectors, with an express emphasis on the Gulf and UAE business environments. The EMBA at UOS is designed to be as rewarding as it is rigorous, providing ample opportunity for personal development and professional growth in an interactive learning and teaching environment. The discourse in the EMBA classroom reflects a participative process of inquiry and insight, guided by our highly qualified faculty. The overall goal of the EMBA is to deepen and broaden the participants core managerial competencies to further enhance their professional growth. MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) The new MBA program incorporates two unique options. First, it gives students the opportunity to complete a general MBA either by coursework only or coursework plus a research project. • In the first option, the MBA can be completed with 11 courses (33 credit hours) • In the second option, students will complete 9 courses plus a project -thesis, which is equivalent to 6 credit hours. An MBA with research project option will facilitate the pursuance of a Doctoral degree after completing the program.
15 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS The Master of Business Analytics program is jointly offered by the College of Business Administration and the College of Computing and Informatics and is designed to equip and prepare students to apply the tools of modern data science and to deal with large data sets. The students through learning various data analysis techniques and methods will become effective and efficient decision-makers in their academic or other professional careers. Students will be able to apply data-driven approaches to solve business challenges in different business areas and meet organizational goals and objectives. DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The DBA program mission is to help professionals, managers, and executives to be better users and producers of practical knowledge in order to attain academic credentials and professional advancement and improve the practice and performance of their organizations. The DBA program aims to develop a sound understanding of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the field of business and management and the latest thinking in these fields. Upon graduation, graduates will be able to deeply understand and relate key concepts, theories, issues, and debates in relevant business research and domain knowledge, Evaluate and critically review research at the forefront of the discipline or professional practice of interest. They will also know how to translate sound research findings into useful recommendations for managerial practices, and ascertain the appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods to successfully address original or applied research questions, also produce and present high quality, peer-reviewed, original or applied research. Most importantly, act with integrity and professionalism towards others and make sound judgments in dealing with ethical issues in research and related activities.
16 The College of Engineering The College of Engineering is currently the largest college in the University of Sharjah, with about 3400 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. In the wake of the challenges that are reshaping modern engineering education in the world, the College of Engineering is focusing on quality and excellence in designing and delivering its undergraduate and graduates educational programs. MASTER IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE Master of Science in Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage program is offered in collaboration with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). In the Arab region, there are currently only a few academic programs dealing with the conservation of cultural heritage; almost all of which deal with narrow areas of the conservation of cultural heritage. This program looks at the cultural heritage from a comprehensive point of view, taking into consideration technical, cultural, historical, and management aspects. This unique program places the UAE at the forefront of countries in the region that offer higher academic programs in the field of cultural heritage conservation. The main objective of this program is to enhance conservation practices among specialists and experts in the region which serves the development of the values of conservation in the Arab world. The program has been designed to include the importance of a multidisciplinary perspective and to provide students with a strong theoretical background, as well as practical training necessary to develop their conservation and heritage management skills. This will help students develop analytical thinking skills, strong ethical foundations, and develop their ability to work in teams. This program is carefully structured and it takes advantage of a broad range of specialists and experts in various fields of conservation to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for safe practice.
17 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering introduced the MSc ESE Program to provide the opportunity for qualified graduates in different disciplines from science and engineering to advance their knowledge and skills in modern environmental perspectives and challenges. The intent is also to prepare students to engage in multidisciplinary fields with independent and collaborative research in academic, governmental, and industrial contexts. During this learning process, students will participate in knowledge generation and improvement, research synthesis, and knowledge/technology transfer. The Program is also intended to support the development of quality and relevant research, especially applied research in pertinent environmental fields to UAE and the region. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (MSCE) The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah offers a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Program that prepares graduates to confidently confront current and future challenges in an exciting profession and equips them with advanced knowledge, practical skills, knowledge discovery, and application skills. The MSCE program is officially accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The MSCE Program offers two broad specialization streams (areas) with optional concentration areas within the streams, as follows: 1. Structural Systems Engineering Stream, with the following concentration areas: a. Structural Engineering; b. Materials & Construction Engineering; and c. Geotechnical Engineering. 2. Infrastructure Systems Engineering Stream, with the following concentration areas: a. Environmental Engineering; b. Water Resources Engineering; and c. Transportation Engineering The two specialization streams enhance the interdisciplinary nature of the MSCE Program, which helps students to get advanced knowledge in more than one area of civil engineering specialization. This equips students with the means to confront current and future challenges in an exciting multidisciplinary civil engineering profession. Completing the requirements of a concentration in a particular stream requires completing at least two (2) courses in the concentration area and completing the thesis course in the concentration area appropriate to the chosen stream. Students who wish to have a particular concentration area recognized in their transcripts need to make a request in writing to the Department during the final semester of their studies.
19 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Sharjah has developed a Master of Science program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering that will prepare its graduates to confidently confront the challenges of the information technology revolution and prepare them for highly rewarding careers by providing advanced knowledge and skills. The Department aspires to have well-recognized engineering programs involving excellence in teaching and research. The overall objective of the Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is to strengthen the academic and professional knowledge of its students. The program is also intended to provide students with depth in their chosen area of focus. Upon graduation, graduates will be able to apply advanced theories and methodologies in the field of electrical and electronics engineering, and propose advanced engineering solutions with sustainability factors in global, economic, environmental, and societal context. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING The overall objective of the MScSREE Program is to provide the opportunity for qualified engineers and scientists to advance their knowledge and expand their skills in the energy engineering specialization. The intent is also to prepare students to conduct independent and collaborative research in academic, governmental, and industrial contexts. Throughout the process, students will participate in knowledge exchange and improvement, research design and analysis and knowledge/technology transfer. The program is also intended to support the development of a critical mass of researchers, especially applied research, in pertinent fields to UAE and the region. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The MSc in Mechanical Engineering will provide in depth knowledge on the three tracks including Thermo-fluids and Water Desalination, Solid Mechanics, and Materials and Manufacturing. The addition of Water Desalination to the thermo-fluid track constitutes a unique aspect in this MSc program. The objective of the program is to graduate engineers who are ready to embark on advanced regional problems, explore new findings and develop scientific discovery through modern scientific approaches to Mechanical Engineering in order to meet the challenges in solving tomorrow’s issues.
21 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (MEM) PROGRAM Individuals with combined technical expertise and business skills are increasingly in demand by organizations that seek sustainable competitive advantage. If you hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering and your career goal is to be a manager or business leader, then the program in engineering management at the University of Sharjah is specifically designed for you. The MScEM program aims to prepare engineers from various specializations to address advanced and challenging engineering problems taking into account the technical and socio-economic factors and implications. It also prepares its graduates to assume leading roles in their organizations in the determination of best approaches to manage changes in the engineering processes and benefit from relevant technological innovations. After graduation, graduates will be able to apply knowledge, skills and techniques of engineering and management to execute contemporary activities and operations effectively and efficiently. They will also understand the concepts and application of good management practices to foster innovation and sustain global competitiveness and be able to Identify, analyze, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems and highly complex matters that involve constrained resources. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING The MSBME program accepts students from different undergraduate disciplines to be admitted to this program. As such, in order to provide the best learning experience to the graduate students regardless of their undergraduate background, the program is designed to help the student bridge the gap between their background and the MSBME program. As a first step, the program provides 2 remedial courses based on the admitted student’s bachelor’s background. The remedial courses are chosen such that all students are prepared for the graduate core courses offered by the program. The graduate student is required to take the remedial courses in the first semester such that by the second semester all graduate students have the core-based information and background that qualifies them to continue towards the graduate core courses offered by the program. An example for such case, a student with B.Sc. in Medicine, Dentistry, or Health Sciences has enough biological background to continue forward with some MSBME courses; however, they fall short in the mathematical background from an engineering point of view. Therefore, they are required to successfully finish two remedial courses, “Differential Equations for Engineers” and “Mathematics for Engineers”. The opposite goes for students with engineering background, where they fall short in biological background. Hence, they are required two remedial courses, “Human Anatomy and Physiology”, and “Cell Biology”. The same goes for students with science or pharmaceutical background, the MSBME program specifies to students their required remedial courses. Once the remedial courses are taken, all students are allowed to register for the graduate core courses. The M.Sc. in BME program is designed to produce graduates that are able to identify and analyze potential problems in biomedical engineering, and formulate structured solutions for biomedical engineering present and anticipated problems. Graduates from the program are expected to be able to implement solutions effectively in various domains in biomedical engineering and/or interrelated areas of industry, research, and clinical practice. DOCTOR OF-PHILOSOPHY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering introduced the PhDCE Program to provide the opportunity for qualified engineers to advance their career through knowledge and knowledge discovery skills in the modern civil engineering specializations. The Program will enable its students to cover advanced theory and design procedures to advance to higher level of competency in their profession. The Program is also intended to support the development of quality and relevant research, especially applied research in the various disciplines of Civil Engineering including: structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, transportation, pavement, and construction management. The program will help satisfy the demand and national need for highly educated, qualified, and specialized engineers who can contribute to and lead the scientific and technological development in the UAE and the region.
23 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING The Electrical Engineering Department (EE) at the college of Engineering and Computer Engineering Department (CPE) at the college of computing and informatics offer Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Ph.D. program’s main goal is to provide advanced knowledge in Electrical and Computer Engineering topics with in-depth research experience. The program delivers a comprehensive list of courses based on the fundamentals of applied sciences, research and optimization methodologies focused on cutting-edge subjects in electrical and computer engineering. Candidates admitted to the Ph.D. program should hold a master degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. The program requirements for the candidates to be awarded the Ph.D. degree are to successfully finish the course work along with the completion of a research-based dissertation. The program develops the Ph.D. candidates’ proficiency in understanding fundamental and advanced issues in electrical and computer engineering, communicating their knowledge with excellent oral and written skills, and taking the lead in research and development in their field of expertise. The candidates should demonstrate their ability to engage independently in state-of-the-art research and provide original and significant contribution in their area of specialization. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT The Program’s mission is to prepare students to be fully abreast of the latest developments in all areas of Engineering Management. This program is designed to suit students who are interested to be researchers in engineering management as well as those who hold or seek managerial and decision- making positions in public and private organizations characterized by innovation and technological leadership. Graduates of this program are expected to competently fill key positions in their fields of interest and to lead the ongoing process of modernization and development in the United Arab Emirates and abroad. The program seeks to equip students with the ability to define, evaluate, design, improve, and manage complex human technological systems for the purpose of optimizing certain objectives taking into account several interrelated factors such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, sustainability, and others.
24 The College of Health Sciences The College of Health Sciences at the University of Sharjah through educational programs that emphasize evidence- based practice prepares competent, culturally sensitive and safe professionals: fosters self-directed learning; encourages research and community services; promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and builds professional leadership and commitment. The College of Health Sciences at the University of Sharjah aspires to become a leading academic institution for quality education, research, and community service at the national, regional, and international levels. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES Owing to great advances in biomedicine and technology, the role of medical laboratory specialists in patient care and management has gained great momentum in recent years. The wide array of diagnostic lab tests performed by the diagnostic lab in any health care facility is a cornerstone upon which physicians and practitioners base their professional decisions as to how to treat and manage patients. Hence, there is a growing need for highly qualified senior lab practitioners who could oversee the work of specialist and ensure the highest level of quality. Hospitals and other health care facilities as well as accrediting entities consider it a pre-requisite for any medical diagnosis lab to be supervised by competent and well-trained individuals. The department of Medical Lab Sciences at the University of Sharjah prides itself on being one of few academic departments in the UAE and the Gulf Region to train competent medical lab scientists. However, as junior professionals, it takes our graduates many years of practice to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to work as senior lab managers. Additionally, there are batteries of advanced and technically-challenging biochemical and molecular tests that need special training and can only be conducted by senior specialists. The proposed program is designed in such a way to help prospective students to develop the theoretical background and technical skills needed for such professional roles through tailor-made theoretical and practical courses. Students will also acquire the theoretical and practical experience in lab quality control and quality assurance by enrolling in compulsory courses designed to help them achieve this goal. Gaining enough proficiency to be an effective liaison of the profession, be it with medical teams at their facility, government agencies, public and private health care sectors, or quality control/assurance entities requires much deeper knowledge and experience than what a regular undergraduate training program in medical lab sciences would usually provide.
25 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADULT CRITICAL CARE NURSING This programsupports theUniversity’s strategic plan to develop post graduate programs and to continue the development of Nursing within the UAE. The program is student centered, clinically focused, culturally relevant, geographically proximal and cost effective alternative to studying abroad. Moreover, it will strengthen the University’s interdisciplinary effort which implies inter-program collaboration in teaching, clinical and research. The program aims to produce competent professional critical care nursing graduates able to provide advanced care practice for adult patients with multiple complex problems and their families. It also focuses on developing the research skills of the graduate students in appraising and publishing clinical research papers with confidence. After graduation, graduates will be able to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based nursing procedures, protocols and guidelines to improve the quality of critical care practice, and implement quality improvement guidelines in critical care settings through scholarly inquiry into clinical practice. In addition to conducting research relevant to the field of Critical Care Nursing.
27 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY Masters of Science in Physiotherapy program is expected to contribute to the diversity and specialization to the graduate programs at the University of Sharjah and complement academic and research programs that target community needs. Moreover, it will strengthen the University’s interdisciplinary effort which implies inter-program collaboration in teaching, and clinical research. The program aims to provide graduates with the ability to evaluate and provide interventions across musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary systems in a safe and effective manner that adheres to the standard of excellence in education set by the University. Students are trained to provide culturally competent care to all patients or clients in order for them to assume their roles as skilled, qualified health care providers within the health care system. The program focuses on improving the students’ level of critical thinking and analytical thought that adds to scientific knowledge in order to aid in health related research relevant to local and regional needs. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH The MSc EH program is a two to four year full/part time program (33 credits), accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It comprises of two tracks – Track (A) Occupational Hygiene and Safety, and Track (B) Food Safety Management. Both tracks are essential in preparing Environmental Health professionals ready to become effective members of workforce and grab diverse employment opportunities at Ministries, municipalities, environmental agencies, various industries, airports and ports, consultancy firms, hospitality, oil and gas, research institutes, academia, among others. Graduates of the MSc EH program may also opt to pursue further doctoral studies in the field of environmental health science. The M.Sc. program in Environmental Health aspires to produce competent Environmental Health graduates who can identify, assess, prevent and manage local as well as global environmental challenges in a comprehensive, technicallysound, ethical, and sustainable manner. The program will provide students with a robust foundation for further study at the doctoral level. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED NUTRITION The master’s degree in Applied Nutrition program provides students with the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to further advance in various career paths including community nutrition, clinical nutrition for chronic disease and nutrition research. Applied nutrition consists of the translational arm of the science of nutrition. It focuses on the application of the theory and basic sciences in nutrition into healthy lifestyles and practice that are geared to improve health and prevent diseases. The MSAN program at UoS is built around evidence-based nutrition practices and guidelines, research, and the application of knowledge and skills to both individuals and communities.
28 The College of Law The College of Law was established in 2001 to meet the demands of local and regional communities for qualified legal professionals holding bachelor degrees in law. Over time, the College has expanded in its programs to offer the master’s program in private law in the fall of 2004-2005 and the master’s program in public Law in the spring of 2005- 2006. The College has continued to expand by offering programs to achieve its goals of providing skilled and professional academics, the College thus offered the doctorate program in law (Public Law and Private Law) in the fall of 2011-2012. MASTER IN PRIVATE LAW By establishing the master’s program in law, the Collage of Law seeks to achieve three dimensions: post-cognitive, post-specialization and post-objective research in legal studies. This requires the Collage to follow the comparative contemporary legal systems and to take advantage of all aspect of modernity in the legal field, especially in the technology area and its impact on curricula and teaching methods. It also requires students to acquire knowledge and legal skills which the program works to achieve, and to prepare qualified specialists in the legal field, as well to contribute in achieving the University’s mission and enhancing its position as an intellectual, scientific and civilizational center at local, regional and international levels, to continue as a tributary of human resource development for the better of society and its preserved identity. The program aims to develop the ability of graduate students to apply the scientific research methods in different branches of law. In addition to developing the scientific research activities and enriching the legal knowledge in all branches of law through in-depth legal studies and research, which can yield new knowledge and result in practical innovations.
29 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER IN AIR AND SPACE LAW PROGRAM Air and space law is the emerging area of study that addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of these economic strengths. There is an urgent need to educate UAE students and legal professionals with accurate knowledge in these fields in order to prepare them to lead the nation in its growth and development. Since we are living in the age of specialization in both public and private legal environments, air travel and transport companies prefer to recruit individuals who have excellent legal skills, language proficiency, and relevant legal work experience. The Master Program in Air and Space Law aims to provide students with the highest level of learning knowledge in air and space law and enhance self, social, academic and personal development of students through preparing them to undertake leadership positions in their chosen professions. MASTER IN PUBLIC LAW The College established the Master’s Program in Public law to fulfill a three-dimensional aspect: knowledge, post-specialization, post-legal research, follow-up in comparative legal systems, and to take advantage of every new aspect in the public law. This requires the students to acquire knowledge and legal skills. The academic research dimension requires faculty and students to be up-to-date with recent developments in contemporary comparative legal systems and utilize innovations in the legal field, especially modern technological advancements and their impact on curricula and teaching methods. It also requires students to acquire knowledge and legal skills. In addition, the program aims to train qualified specialists in the legal field, who can contribute to achieving the University’s mission and enhancing its position as an intellectual, scientific and cultural center in the country and the world, and continue the college’s community service efforts as a center for human resource development.
31 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PRIVATE LAW By establishing the Ph.D program in private law, the College of Law aims to achieve three purposes: educational, disciplinary and meaningful research in the field of legal studies. In addition to following up with the latest comparative legal systems and benefiting from everything new in the field of legal knowledge and skills. It aims also to develop the national qualified people in the country as it adopts the concept of strategic planning in all areas. Besides, this program is concerned with the human development of qualified legal and judicial and higher education persons to meet the needs of the job market in relation to this specialization and this level of study. The program aims to reinforcing the scientific and specialized legal knowledge and skills of the student in the fields of private and public law, and enabling the students to conduct comparative research and legal studies in private law that would enrich knowledge in the field. DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN PUBLIC LAW Ph.D. program in public law has three dimensions: educational, disciplinary and meaningful research in the field of legal studies. In addition, through this program, the College of Law aims to keep its faculty and students up-to-date with the latest comparative legal systems and benefit from recent developments in the field of legal knowledge and skills. As the college follows a clear strategic plan, another aim of the course is to train Emirati nationals. Moreover, the program focuses on the training of qualified legal, judicial and higher education professionals to meet the needs of the job market. The program aims to reinforcing the scientific and specialized legal knowledge and skills of the student in the fields of private and public law, and enabling the students to conduct comparative research and legal studies in public law that would enrich knowledge in the field.