Graduate_Studies_Catalog

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG 2021-2022

1 His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah President of the University of Sharjah

2 Contents ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH ..............................................................................................6 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES.........7 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH OVERVIEW...................................................................................................................................8 CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE ....................................................................................................................................................9 VICE CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE ..........................................................................................................................................10 DEAN’S MESSAGE ..............................................................................................................................................................11 THE UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH............................................................................................................................................12 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2021-2022......................................................................................................................................15 BOARD OF TRUSTEES .........................................................................................................................................................19 THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION...................................................................................................................................22 GRADUATE STUDIES ..........................................................................................................................................................24 ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE......................................................................................................................25 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES..........................................................................................................................................27 ADMISSION DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................................................................27 REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT............................................................................................................................................29 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER ...............................................................................................................................29 LIBRARIES ..........................................................................................................................................................................31 CENTRAL LABORATORIES...................................................................................................................................................32 CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE .................................................................................32 STUDENTS AFFAIRS............................................................................................................................................................33 CAREER ADVISING AND STUDENT TRAINING .....................................................................................................................43 MARKETING AND STUDENT RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................45 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND DEGREES ..............................................................................................................................47 ADMISSION FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS ..........................................................................................................................51 ACADEMIC ADVISING AND REGISTRATION ........................................................................................................................56 GRADUATE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY UOS .........................................................................................................................59 GRADUATE STUDIES BYLAWS ............................................................................................................................................61 EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM.........................................................................................65 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP BYLAWS................................................................................................................66 APPROVED EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE AWARDING OF POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA DEGREE ................................67 EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS FOR MASTER’S PROGRAMS ......................................................................................................73 EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS OF THE DOCTORATE PROGRAM ...............................................................................................86

3 GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAMS (HIGHER DIPLOMA, MASTER, AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMS) .........................................97 COLLEGE OF SHARIA AND ISLAMIC STUDIES ......................................................................................................................99 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN JURISPRUDENCE AND ITS FOUNDATIONS ........................................................................... 100 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EXEGESIS AND QURAN SCIENCES ........................................................................................ 100 DOCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY IN HADITH AND ITS SCIENCES .................................................................................................. 101 MASTER OF JURISPRUDENCE AND ITS FOUNDATIONS..................................................................................................... 101 MASTER IN EXEGESIS AND HADITH.................................................................................................................................. 102 COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES .................................................................................................. 103 PHD IN LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION ......................................................................................................................... 104 MASTER OF ARTS IN TRANSLATION ................................................................................................................................. 107 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY........................................................................................................... 112 MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY ....................................................................................................................... 113 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HISTORY & ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION ...................................................................................... 113 MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY AND ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION .............................................................................................. 114 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ................................................................................ 115 MASTER OF ARTS IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ............................................................................................. 116 PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN TEACHING........................................................................................................................... 116 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ....................................................................................................................... 118 DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION........................................................................................................................ 119 EXECUTIVE MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION....................................................................................................... 126 MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................................................................... 132 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING .............................................................................................................................................. 139 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING ........................................................................... 140 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................ 147 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING ............................................................................................................ 151 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT.................................................................................................... 161 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.................................................................................................................... 169 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING ................................................................................ 179 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.......................................................................... 186 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING........................................................................................................ 193 MASTER IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE ............................................................................ 205 COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ........................................................................................................................................ 207 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES .............................................................................................. 208 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY ........................................................................................................................ 212

4 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ......................................................................................................... 216 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADULT CRITICAL CARE NURSING ................................................................................................ 222 COLLEGE OF LAW............................................................................................................................................................. 228 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PUBLIC LAW........................................................................................................................ 229 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PRIVATE LAW ..................................................................................................................... 229 MASTER IN PUBLIC LAW .................................................................................................................................................. 230 MASTER IN PRIVATE LAW................................................................................................................................................ 230 MASTER IN AIR AND SPACE LAW ..................................................................................................................................... 231 COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION....................................................................................................................................... 237 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMMUNICATION.............................................................................................................. 238 MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION .......................................................................................................................... 243 COLLEGE OF MEDICINE .................................................................................................................................................... 248 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH.................................................. 249 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ......................................................... 252 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH PROFESSION EDUCATION ..................................................................... 257 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT .......................................................................................................... 260 POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS .................................................................... 263 COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE ....................................................................................................................................... 265 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ORAL SURGERY ........................................................................................................... 266 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN PROSTHODONTICS ...................................................................................................... 272 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN PERIODONTOLOGY ..................................................................................................... 281 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ENDODONTICS ............................................................................................................ 288 COLLEGE OF PHARMACY.................................................................................................................................................. 297 DOCTOR OF PHARMACY (PHARM D) ............................................................................................................................... 298 MASTER OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES........................................................................................................................ 305 COLLEGE OF SCIENCES ..................................................................................................................................................... 313 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY ................................................................................................................................ 314 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY ....................................................................................................................... 321 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING................................................. 328 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCES ........................................................................................... 335 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS...................................................................................................................................... 342 COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS ................................................................................................................. 348 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE................................................................................................................... 349 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING ......................................................................................................... 354

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6 Organizational Structure of University of Sharjah

7 Organizational Structure of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies

8 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH OVERVIEW Notice Information in this catalog applies to the academic year 2021-2022. The University reserves the right to make changes without prior notice in programs, course offerings, academic requirements, and teaching staff as deemed necessary. This catalog has been drafted to conform to the related UAE laws and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) rules and regulations. In the event of a contradiction, the UAE laws and MOHESR rules and regulations take precedence. Student Responsibility for Catalog Information Students are responsible for reading, understanding, and adhering to the information in this catalog. Failure to comply with the stated University, college and program regulations will not exempt students from the ramifications of their ignorance and the penalties that may incur.

9 Chancellor’s Message “The Academic and Research Institution of Your Choice” To Graduate Students: It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Sharjah (UOS), a preeminent institution of higher education and research. In a relatively short period, the University of Sharjah has achieved national, regional and international acclaim owing to the sound guidance and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah. As such, you may rest assured that you have selected a top university for the pursuit of your graduate studies. At the University of Sharjah, you will enhance your knowledge, build your research skills, and participate in the advancement of the University at a critical stage of its Five-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2024), which focuses on raising its international profile. Several steps have already been taken to achieve our objectives, including but not limited to, activating numerous academic and research partnerships with regional and international universities and research institutes and intensifying our efforts to promote applied research, which benefits the local and regional communities-at-large. To promote such research, the University focuses on graduate studies and emphasizes the role of graduate students in contributing to research through a number of research centers and institutes (Medical and Health Sciences, Sciences and Engineering, and Humanities and Social Sciences), where graduate students have the opportunity to participate in the latest research. Additionally, graduate students are encouraged to join graduate councils and research groups, which encompass all disciplines and specializations. This year, His Highness, Ruler of Sharjah, expanded and restructured the UOS Board of Trustees by adding a number of national and international scholars and entrepreneurs to its renowned membership. Board members provide their insight and recommendations regarding all aspects of importance to the University’s success. With a major focus on graduate studies and research, the number of accredited graduate programs has reached 38 master’s and 15 doctorate programs, covering the fields of Sharia, humanities, medicine, engineering, communication, business, and the basic sciences. There are also plans to launch an additional 20 master’s and 10 doctoral programs during the current strategic plan period. Enrolment of graduate students currently stands at 2,850, and this number is likely to increase in view of the quality joint interdisciplinary programs offered by the University in collaboration with renowned international universities. In conclusion, I hope this information provides you a clearer picture of your surroundings and the scholarly environment you have chosen to fulfil your graduate studies. Wishing you all much success in realizing your goals and aspirations. Prof. Hamid M. K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah

10 Vice Chancellor’s Message The development of any nation can be measured by its dedication to the importance of scientific research. The University of Sharjah believes in the crucial role of scientific research in the development of the modern United Arab Emirates. Since its establishment in 1997, the university has put research at the top of its list of priorities. Part of the university's strategy is to promote research among faculty members in all colleges, with the aim of attracting outstanding faculty with impressive research accomplishments. This stems from the university's understanding of scientific research as the basis of economic, social, humanitarian, and medical developments. With scientific research, we construct knowledge, and within this knowledge lies the solution to many problems. Because we aspire for excellence in scientific research, not only locally but also regionally and internationally, we apply the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. In this sense, the administration, represented by the University Chancellor Prof. Hamid Al Naimy, set out a new strategy for the next 5 years (2019-2024). The position of Vice Chancellor for Scientific Research and Higher Studies was created for this purpose, and several centers were established for research in various fields: College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Sciences and Engineering, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Institute of Academic Leadership in Higher Education, etc. Faculty members in these centers are conducting a substantial number of research studies in collaboration with other faculty members in the same department, other faculty members in different departments, or other respected parties from outside the University of Sharjah with rich experience in scientific research. We signed agreements with many local, regional and international institutions in support of the research studies our faculty members are carrying out. The University is dedicated to offering BA, MA, and doctoral students the best education and services. They are encouraged to engage in research activities with their professors to better contribute to community service and get published in renowned scientific journals. The university has also established other units/departments that support scientific research further, including: the Research Funding Department, the Scientific Publishing Unit, and the Technology Transfer Office (this office endorses and promotes new inventions and issues patents accordingly) etc. The university has also established the Research Outreach Department, which aims at building relationships with different groups in the community and conducting further scientific research studies to help serve the community better. Scientific research improves with collaboration, support and dedication on the behalf of both faculty and staff. We look forward to more collaborative projects between the university and the community or governmental institutions in different sectors. Strategic cooperation results in better community service as well as humanitarian, social and economic improvements by putting the findings of scientific research into practice. Best Wishes, Prof. Maamar Bettayeb Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies

11 Dean’s Message I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and to congratulate you on choosing the University of Sharjah to pursue your graduate studies. The University of Sharjah is proud to be among the leaders in graduate studies and in the variety of graduate programs it offers, both at Master and Ph.D. levels. Today, students of graduate studies have become an essential element in advancing knowledge and developing discoveries, as well as contributing to solving the problems of society, health, and well-being of peoples. Therefore, we have to prepare our graduate students according to the highest standards of excellence that match this time and qualify our students to be able to use the necessary knowledge and expertise and utilize technological development to make the needed decisions to be able to deal with community problems, locally and globally. In this context, the University of Sharjah has provided all the necessary tools to provide high-quality postgraduate programs from research centers equipped with the latest state of the art equipment and supervised by professors who have their high degrees and have long practical experience in the best international universities. The university also harbors a collection of libraries that contain the latest reference and textbooks in all disciplines, along with its subscription to the latest and largest databases of the world, which provides the suitable environment for graduate students for creativity, innovation and research. The University of Sharjah has developed the map of graduate studies based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, President of Sharjah University, which is based on investing in the human factor. Therefore, the university offers a variety of graduate programs that combine science, technology, medical and engineering with humanities and social sciences with the aim of contributing to the development of global civilization while maintaining, at the same time, the building of the human, the foundations of ethics, as well as the values of belonging and identity. Therefore, at the beginning of your graduate study, keep in mind that it is our common responsibility to contribute to the civilizational and human development at the local, regional , and international levels. To achieve this goal, graduate students are always at the center of all activities within the University. They entertain a capacious set of social and recreational activities that sequel their academic learning experience. The College of Graduate Studies (CGS) is keen on helping its students build their self-confidence and social awareness. In addition, it takes every opportunity to help prepare the students to take part in all academic activates and get ready for leadership roles in their future endeavors. To acquaint its graduate students with key information, the CGS issues this catalog, which includes mainly the following: • The academic calendar, for the current year. • The University overview • Graduate Study bylaws and regulations • Accreditation matters • Master and Ph.D. degree admission requirements • Tuition and housing • Campus facilities • Students general conducts • Study plans • Course descriptions Finally, we would like, on behalf of all the staff of the CGS, to express our deepest appreciation and heart-felt gratitude to all people who helped in making this catalog. Wishing our graduate students all success. Prof. Raafat El Awady Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

12 The University of Sharjah The University of Sharjah was established as a non-profit institution for higher education in October 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and Supreme President of the University, as the first university in the Emirate of Sharjah. The University of Sharjah was established with a great vision to enjoy essential qualities shared by renowned universities around the globe. Such qualities enable these institutions to progress forward much faster than others do. The education and research programs the university offers tend to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary. The university provides considerable infrastructure for learning and research and manage to attract renowned faculty with academic heft. The University of Sharjah is decidedly international in its outlook and vision and in the composition of their student and faculty population. The university attracts talented students from different backgrounds and challenge them both inside and outside the classroom. Finally, such institutions are independent both academically and financially, which means their decisions are guided by the integrity of best expertise and what is good for the advancement of learning, education, and research. The University of Sharjah has expanded in a relatively short span of time to include 14 colleges, offering more than 110 diverse academic programs (majors) at the diploma, bachelor, master and PhD levels. There are currently about 16982 students enrolled at the university with academic instructions delivered by 691 faculty members having diverse international experience and renowned stature. The university has long-term cooperation agreements and strategic alliances with 173 leading academic institutions around the globe. These agreements ensure that the education our students receive meets the highest international standards. The main campus of the University of Sharjah (UoS) lies at the heart of the University City in the Emirate of Sharjah, a few kilometers away from the shores of the strategic Arabian Gulf. The university’s architecture lends full expression to its Islamic and Arabic heritage with splendid buildings and captivating landscape. The campus provides spacious, outstanding facilities that include multimedia study halls, advanced scientific and research laboratories, dedicated libraries rich with information resources, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and computing labs, theatres, clubs, two major sports complexes, student centers with access to restaurants and variety of shops, and many other facilities. There are also separate residential areas for male and female students and the faculty. UoS extends its educational reach across five campuses that cover all of the Sharjah regions, including Khorfakkan and Kalba, which are located on the coastline of the Arabian Sea. The university’s emphasis on providing purposeful education and its relentless quest for excellence have earned it the respect and eminence among other universities in the region. Harboring a diverse cultural mix, extensive academic programs, and elegant campus setting are but a few of the remarkable characteristics of UOS. The university’s Medical Complex includes the Colleges of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Medical Research Laboratories, University general hospital, and a Dental Hospital. The University of Sharjah offers the largest number of accredited programs in the United Arab Emirates. The programs cover a wide range of academic and professional disciplines including literature, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, natural and life sciences, medical sciences and healthcare, law and Islamic studies, fine arts and design, communications and journalism and business administration. The University currently offers a total of 110 academic degree programs including fifty-seven bachelor’s, thirty-eight master’s, fifteen PhD degrees, and two graduate diplomas. While rooted in Islamic and Arabic traditions, the University of Sharjah promotes an international outlook and respect for other individuals and cultures. UOS takes pride in being a major international center for learning, culture and education where east meets west and north meets south. We look at learning from international perspective, and our educational programs are linked through agreements with universities in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK and USA. The university employs renowned faculty from around the world and hosts a significant number of international students, it also sends its students to various international destinations on internship programs and accepts a large number of visiting international students. This unique mix of cultures and nationalities helps student expand their horizons and learn from the individual uniqueness of the diversified student body and faculty. Vision The University of Sharjah is an innovative world-class teaching, learning and research institution providing a distinctive, inspirational, creative and supportive environment.

13 Mission The University of Sharjah is committed to providing a world-class educational experience that prepares lifelong learners and leaders with integrated knowledge and skills. We are passionate about building a collaborative and sustainable environment that cultivates twenty-first century skills and fosters pioneering research and scholarship. We seek to serve the current and future needs of our local community and beyond by offering innovative academic and professional programs. Core Values The University of Sharjah is united by six core values that underpin our daily actions as students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni. They are as follows: 1. Integrity and Ethics: Ethical standards at the University of Sharjah are founded on ethical and civic responsibility in accordance with progressive Arab and Islamic ideals. 2. Dedication: Dedication to providing students with knowledge and support, so they are fully prepared to be the leaders of the future. 3. Inclusiveness: We welcome and value each other and embrace the diversity of ideas and people. 4. Excellence with limitless Drive: For quality enhancement and continuance improvement. 5. Accountability and Transparency: We pride ourselves on our responsibility, and transparency in our actions, providing a fair and positive work environment. 6. Innovation and Creativity: We work without bounds to improve lives through creativity and innovation in the pursuit of academic excellence Goals The University goals are categorized as follows: Student 1. Make the University of Sharjah campus more welcoming and supportive for all, focusing on the wellbeing of our students. 2. Enhance programs, services and facilities for people of determination. 3. Enhance student advisory and support for academic achievement. 4. Increase the employability of University of Sharjah students, while improving internship and cooperative opportunities. 5. Enhance facilities and services at our branches. People 1. Recruit, develop, retain talented faculty and professional staff. 2. Empower faculty and professional staff through professional development. 3. Develop the Emiratization program. 4. Enhance employee wellbeing, safety and healthcare. 5. Develop an environment of service excellence. Innovation 1. Build an agile governance and operating model with the aim of establishing a robust and efficient operations platform on which to grow. 2. Unify and integrate IT systems to serve education, research and operation activities. 3. Establish a financially sustainable institution with diverse sources of income. 4. Efficiently manage resources to establish a sustainable financial base and examine the distribution of resources across programs, revising uneconomical academic programs. 5. Improve the University of Sharjah branding and internationalization. Develop an environmentally sustainable campus. 6. Develop an environmentally sustainable campus. Research 1. Support research management and dissemination. 2. Support and reward researchers, while engaging students. 3. Establish sustainable dynamic priority research areas in service of the community. 4. Expand and equip state-of the-art research facilities.

14 Industry and Community 1. Communicate more effectively with society to increase local, regional and international relations in a bid to foster research and innovation through greater collaboration. 2. Establish a philanthropy and endowment program. 3. Increase alumni involvement in fundraising and networking. 4. Provide professional development, continuing education and consultancy services for industries, the community and society. Teaching and learning 1. Enhance our teaching and learning environment by incorporating leading edge technology. 2. Develop and support innovative teaching methodologies and course design and delivery. 3. Review, develop and accredit academic programs to meet the 21st century job market. 4. Strengthen the pedagogical knowledge and skills of faculty members. Location and Climate The University campus is located within Sharjah University City, which also includes the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology and Sharjah Police Academy. Located in the Muwaylih Suburb, about 12 Kilometers from the Sharjah City Center, the university is conveniently accessible via numerous roads and highways. The main campus includes separate men’s and women’s facilities housed in new buildings with classrooms, laboratories and IT support units that are all well equipped with the latest instructional and educational technology. The Medical Colleges implement a co-educational system. The university fosters social, cultural, and extra-curricular activities and sports. The university campus, which is spacious and beautifully landscaped, houses student dormitories, sports facilities, and medical clinics. Its architectural design is monumentally harmonious and inspires innovation, reflecting the peace emanating from the perennial surrounding desert environment. Many buildings are connected with each other, making it easier for faculty, staff and students to move between facilities in air-conditioned corridors.

15 Academic Calendar 2021-2022 Fall Semester 2021/2022 Day Date Description AD H. Sun 20 Jun 10 Dhi Al-Qida Beginning of regular admission in Fall 2021/2022 for bachelor programs Sun 20 Jun 10 Dhi Al-Qida Leave Academic Staff Fri 16 Jul 06 Dhi Al-Hijja The last day of regular admission for Colleges of Medicine and Dental Medicine. Sun-Thu 18-22 Jul 08-12 Dhi Al-Hijja Arafah + Eid Aladha Mon 09 Aug 01 Muharam 1443 Alhijiri New year Thu 19 Aug 11 Muharam The last day of regular admission for other colleges Sun 22 Aug 14 Muharam Return of Academic Staff Sun - Thu 22-26 Aug 14-18 Muharam TOEFL exam for new students + Math & Physics placement tests + Late registration Thu 26 Aug 18 Muharam Last date for new students to postpone their admission Sun 29 Aug 21 Muharam Classes begin Wed 01 Sept 24 Muharam Last day for incomplete exam (Undergraduate) Thu 02 Sept 25 Muharam Last day for Add/Drop Tue 14 Sept 07 Safar Virtual Orientation meeting for new students Thu 23 Sept 16 Safar Last day for withdrawal from semester (Undergraduates) Sun - Wed 17-27 Oct 11-21 Rabi I Midterm exams Thu 04 Nov 29 Rabi I Last day for dropping courses without 'F Wed 01 Dec 26 Rabi II Martyr's Day Thu - Fri 02-03 Dec 27-28 Rabi II UAE National Day Thu 09 Dec 05 Jumada I Classes end

16 Sat - Tue 11-21 Dec 07-17 Jumada I Final exams Sun 26 Dec 22 Jumada I Winter break starts Sat 01 Jan 2022 28 Jumada I New Year Mon - Thu 10 - 13 Jan 07 – 10 Jumada II Fall graduation ceremony Spring Semester 2021/2022 Day Date Descr ipt ion AD H. Sun - Thu 05 Dec – 06 Jan 01 Jumada I – 03 Jumada II Regular admission in spring 2021/2022 for bachelor programs Sun 09 Jan 06 Jumada II Return of Academic Staff Sun - Thu 09-13 Jan 06- 10 Jumada II TOEFL exam for new students + Math & Physics placement tests + Late registration Sun 09 Jan 06 Jumada II Classes begin Wed 12 Jan 09 Jumada II Last day for Incomplete Exam (Undergraduates) Thu 13 Jan 10 Jumada II Last day for Add/Drop Thu 13 Jan 10 Jumada II Last date for new students to postpone their admission Thu 03 Feb 02 Rajab Last day for withdrawal from semester(Undergraduates) Sun - Wed 06-16 Mar 03 – 13 Shaban Midterm Exam Thu 24 Mar 21 Shaban Last day for dropping courses without 'F' Sun - Thu 27 Mar - 07 Apr 24 Shaban – 06 Ramadan Spring break Sun 03 Apr 02 Ramadan Beginning of early admission in Fall 2022/2023 for bachelor programs Fri 22 Apr 21 Ramadan The last day of Early Admission in Fall 2022/2023 for Bachelor programs Thu 28 Apr 27 Ramadan Classes end Sun - Thu 01 – 05 May 01 – 05 Shawal Eid AlFitr Holidays

17 Sat - Tue 07 - 17 May 06 – 16 Shawal Final exams Sun - Thu 05 – 09 Jun 06 – 10 Dhi Al-Qida Graduation ceremony Sun 19 Jun 20 Dhi Al-Qida Academic Staff Leave Summer Semester 2021/2022 Day Date Descr ipt ion AD H. Sun 05 Jun 06 Dhi Al -Qida Summer sess ion beg ins Mon 06 Jun 07 Dhi Al -Qida Last day for Add/Drop Sun 19 Jun 20 Dhi Al -Qida Summer vacat ion star ts for academic staf f Wed 29 Jun 30 Dhi Al -Qida Last day for dropping courses wi thout grade ' F Fr i - Mon 08 - 11 July 09 – 12 Dhi Al -Hi j ja Eid Al -Adha Hol idays Tue 12 July 13 Dhi Al -Hi j ja Summer c lasses end Wed - Mon 13 - 18 July 14 – 19 Dhi Al -Hi j ja Final exams Sat 30 July 1 Muharam 1444 Alhi j i r i New year Sun 21 Aug 23 Muharam 1444 Return of academic staf f * Holidays and graduation ceremony dates are subject to change.

18 Directory Name Tel. Fax. Chancellor’s office 5050011 5585185 The Compliance Office 5053007 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 5053032 5053034 Vice Chancellor for Medical & Health Sciences Colleges 5057201 5585879 Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies 5053004 5053011 Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administrative Affairs 5050103 5050101 Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs 5050524 5050523 Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs 5050020 5585099 Deanship for Quality Assurance; Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation 5053026 5053020 College of Graduate Studies 5050301 5050303 Deanship of Academic Support Services 5053014 5050139 Admissions and Registration: Men 5050735 5585184 Admissions and Registration: Women 5050735 5585182 College of Shari’a & Islamic Studies 5050181 5050334 College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences 5053301 5050644 College of Business Administration – Men 5053501 5050100 College of Business Administration – Women 5053522 5050100 College of Engineering – Men 5050901 5585173 College of Engineering – Women 5050952 5585191 College of Law - Men 5050195 5050140 College of Law - Women 5053187 5053155 College of Fine Arts & Design 5053441 5053444 College of Health Sciences – Men 5057501 5057502 College of Health Sciences - Women 5050801 5050802 College of Communication 5050695 5050688 College of Medicine 5057201 5585879 College of Dentistry 5057301 5585641 College of Pharmacy 5057401 5585812 College of Sciences 5050225 5050489 College of Computing and Informatics Dean of Student Affairs - Men & Women 5050759 5585176 Enrollment Management and Academic Guidance Unit 5053871 5053872 Physical Plant 5050058 5050051 Human Resources 5050036 5585200 Public Relations 5050020 5585099 The Media Center 5050003 5050119 Office of Grants and Sponsorships 5050530 5050523 Alumni Association Center 5050527 5050523

19 Name Tel. Fax. Finance Department 5050009 5585183 Libraries 5057161 5585186 Medical Colleges 5053190 5053167 College of Fine Arts 5050245 5050249 Men 5050673 5050671 Women 5053281 5585186 Purchase Department 5050081 5050419 Business Services Department 5050081 5050419 Passport Academic Guidance Unit 5050008 5050026 IT Service Department 5050014 5585101 University Operator 5585000 5585099 Board of Trustees

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22 The University Administration • Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor • Prof. Esam Agamy, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs • Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies • Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy, Vice Chancellor of the Medical Colleges and College of Health Sciences • Dr. Amina Al Marzouqi, Assistant Chancellor of Branch Affairs • Dr. Gordon Handek Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs • Dr. Salah Taher, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs • Mr. Majid Al-Jarwan, Vice Chancellor for Public Relations • Dr. David Carter, Director of the Office of Strategic Planning Council of Deans 1 Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy Chancellor 2 Prof. Esam El-Din Agamy Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 3 Prof. Maamar Ali Bettayeb Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies 4 Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy Vice Chancellor for Medical Colleges and Health Sciences, Dean of the College of Medicine 5 Dr. Gordon Handek Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs 6 Dr. Salah Taher Al Haj Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs 7 Mr. Majid Mohamed Al Jarwan Vice Chancellor for Public Relations 8 Dr. Amina Al Marzouqi Assistant Chancellor of Branch Affairs, 9 Prof. Esam El-Din Agamy Dean of the Deanship of Quality Assurance, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation 10 Dr. Hussein M. El Mahdi Dean of Academic Support Services (Secretary of the Deans Council) 11 Prof. Raafat El-Awady Dean of the College of Graduate Studies 12 Prof. Awad Khalaf Dean of the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies 13 Prof. Hussein Al Othman Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 14 Prof. Dima Rachid Jamali Dean of the College of Business Administration 15 Prof. Ahmed Al- Shama’a Dean of the College of Engineering 16 Prof. Mohamad Alameddine Dean of the College of Health Sciences 17 Prof. Imad El Din Abdul Hay Dean of the College of Law 18 Prof. Nadia M. AlHasni Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design 19 Prof. Essam Nasr Selim Acting Dean of the College of Communication 20 Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy Acting Dean of the College of Dental Medicine 21 Prof. Karim Al-Zuabi Dean of the College of Pharmacy 22 Prof. Nouar Tabet Dean of the College of Sciences 23 Prof. Abbes Amira Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics 24 Prof. Eid Kanaan Dean of Men’s Student Affairs 25 Dr. Salama Al Rahoomi Dean of Women’s Student Affairs 26 Prof. Taleb Al-Tal Director of the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Research 27 Prof. Abdallah Shanableh Director of the Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering 28 Prof. Faker Gharibeh Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Research 29 Prof. Sam Souliman Dalla, Legal Consultant

23 Academic Support Services Council • Dr. Hussein El Mahdi, Dean of Academic Support Services • Miss. Aisha Mohamed Bukhatir Al Shamsi, Director of the Admission Department • Mrs. Nadia Masoud, Director of Libraries • Eng. Mahmoud Abu Shammeh, Director of the Central Laboratories • Ms. Reem Al-Hashmi, Director of the Registration Department • Mrs. Rana Kabani, Head of Career Advancement Section Financial and Administrative Affairs • Dr. Gordon Handek, Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affair • Mrs. Shaikha Al-Naqbi, Director of the Department of Human Resources • Eng. Alain Eid, Director of the Physical Department • Director The Finance Department • Mr. Mohammed Al-Saidat Director of the Information Technology Center Centers and Units • Prof. Esam El-Din Agamy, Dean of Quality Assurance, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation • Dr. Ibrahim Ali Al-Mansoori, Director of the Sharjah Islamic Center for Studies and Research in Islamic Finance • Prof. Shehdah Fareh, Director of the English Language Institute • Dr. Salah Taher AL Haj, Vice Chancellor for community Affairs • Mr. Malik Moh'd Mihdawi, Director of Community Cooperation Office • Ms. Fatima Hassan Sajwani, Director of Conferences Office • Mr. Majid Al-Jarwan, Vice Chancellor for Public Relations • Mr. Khaled AlRaboy, Director for the Department of Public Relations • Mrs. Hala El Kady, Director of the Child Care Center • Mr. Abdulrahman Al Hashimi, Director of Business Services Department • Dr. Nadia Farhat, Director of the Enrollment Management and Academic Guidance Department • Prof. Radhi Al Zubaidi, Director of the Center for Continuing Education and Community Service • Dr. Shareefa Al-Marzooqi, Acting Director of the Media Center • Mrs Rana Kabbani, Coordinator of the Career Advising and Student Training Office • Prof. Ahmad Alomosh, Director of Disability Resource Center • Prof. Maher Omar, Director of the Institute of the Leadership in Higher Education • Dr. Tarek Merabtene, Director of the Office of International Relation Research Institutes • Prof. Faker Gharibah, Director of the Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences • Prof. Abdallah Shanableh, Director of the Research Institute for Sciences and Engineering • Prof. Taleb Al-Tal, Director of the Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences • Prof. Maher Omar, Director of the Institute of Academic Leadership in Higher Education • Regional Campuses • Dr. Amina Al-Marzouqi, Assistant Chancellor of Branches Affairs • Dr. Ibrahim Ali Al Mansoori, Academic Vice Assistant Chancellor of Branches Affairs • Dr. Fatima Yousif Al Marashda, Vice Assistant Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Kalba Branch. • Dr. Ali Obaid Al-Zaabi, Vice Assistant Chancellor of Financial and Administrative Affairs, Khorfakkan Branch. • Mr. Mahmoud Abdalla Al Ansari, Vice Assistant Chancellor of Financial and Administrative Affairs, Kalba Branch

24 Graduate Studies Prof. Raafat El Awady, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies Building M3-A, First & Second Floor 00971 6 5050301 PO Box: 27272 Sharjah Postal Code 211 Sharjah United Arab Emirates Telephone (009716) 5050301 Fax (009716) 5050303 E-mail Graduate@sharjah.ac.ae http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/graduate Introduction 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. In coordination with the University’s academic departments, the College of Graduate Studies works to: a. Admit graduate students, monitor their academic progress, and follow up on all students’ affairs from admission to graduation. b. Organize the process of thesis supervision and forward the academic departments’ recommendations to the Graduate Studies Council. c. Examine study plans proposed by academic departments for graduate students. d. Draft necessary guidelines and regulations aimed at promoting graduate studies. e. Manage the University’s master and PhD programs in both Arabic and English languages. f. Enhance graduate student’s transferable professional skills such as entrepreneurism, management, leader- ship, science communication and ability to work as member of a team For more details, please refer to the CGS catalog or visit http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Research/gs/Pages/default.aspx Vision To be the most distinguished university in graduate education in UAE and the first-choice university for graduate students in the region. 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. Values The College of Graduate Studies seeks to implement its mission taking into account the following values: • Achieving excellence in graduate education • Diversity, equity and inclusion among students and faculty • Professionalism • Accountability • Ethical conduct in graduate studies and research • Professional development of graduate students • Preservation of academic standards Goals • Changing graduate education at UoS into a student-centered education system • Enhancing graduate student’s transferable professional skills such as entrepreneurism, management, leadership, science communication and ability to work as member of a team • Aligning graduate education system (courses, curricula, research, and student’s 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 • Establishing a system that enables graduate student’s career exploration and expose them to career options. • Establishing a unified comprehensive Institutional Data on Graduate programs, students and alumni.

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