Graduate_Studies_Catalog

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG 2022-2023

1 His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al-Qasimi Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah

2 Contents NOTICE ................................................................................................................................................................................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...................................................................................................................................9 CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE ..................................................................................................................................................10 VICE CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE ..........................................................................................................................................12 DEAN’S MESSAGE ..............................................................................................................................................................13 THE UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH............................................................................................................................................14 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2022-2023......................................................................................................................................17 DIRECTORY ........................................................................................................................................................................19 BOARD OF TRUSTEES .........................................................................................................................................................21 SENIOR ADMINISTRATION.................................................................................................................................................24 COUNCIL OF DEANS ...........................................................................................................................................................24 GRADUATE STUDIES ..........................................................................................................................................................26 ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE......................................................................................................................27 LICENSURE .........................................................................................................................................................................31 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES..........................................................................................................................................31 ADMISSION DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................................................................31 REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT............................................................................................................................................34 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE ...............................................................................................................................34 LIBRARIES ..........................................................................................................................................................................36 CENTRAL LABORATORIES...................................................................................................................................................37 CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE .................................................................................38 STUDENTS AFFAIRS............................................................................................................................................................39 CAREER ADVISING AND STUDENT TRAINING .....................................................................................................................51 MARKETING AND STUDENT RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT ................................................................................................54 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND DEGREES ..............................................................................................................................56 ADMISSION FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS ..........................................................................................................................60 ACADEMIC ADVISING AND REGISTRATION ........................................................................................................................66 GLOBAL STRATEGIC ALLIANCES..........................................................................................................................................69 GRADUATE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY UOS .........................................................................................................................70 GRADUATE STUDIES BYLAWS ............................................................................................................................................72 FINANCIAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ............................................................................................................................77 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS..................................................................................................................................................78

3 FACULTY WORKLOAD ........................................................................................................................................................94 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP BYLAWS .............................................................................................................. 103 APPROVED EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE AWARDING OF POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA DEGREE .............................. 104 EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS FOR MASTER’S PROGRAMS .................................................................................................... 112 EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS OF THE DOCTORATE PROGRAM ............................................................................................. 131 GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAMS (HIGHER DIPLOMA, MASTER, AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMS) ....................................... 149 COLLEGE OF SHARIA AND ISLAMIC STUDIES .................................................................................................................... 152 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN JURISPRUDENCE AND ITS FOUNDATIONS ........................................................................... 153 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EXEGESIS AND QURAN SCIENCES ........................................................................................ 154 DOCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY IN HADITH AND ITS SCIENCES .................................................................................................. 155 MASTER OF JURISPRUDENCE AND ITS FOUNDATIONS ..................................................................................................... 156 MASTER IN EXEGESIS AND HADITH.................................................................................................................................. 157 COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES .................................................................................................. 158 PHD IN LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION ......................................................................................................................... 159 MASTER OF ARTS IN TRANSLATION ................................................................................................................................. 163 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY........................................................................................................... 170 MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY ....................................................................................................................... 171 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HISTORY & ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION ...................................................................................... 172 MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY AND ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION .............................................................................................. 173 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ................................................................................ 174 MASTER OF ARTS IN ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ............................................................................................. 175 PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN TEACHING........................................................................................................................... 176 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ....................................................................................................................... 177 DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION........................................................................................................................ 178 EXECUTIVE MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION....................................................................................................... 187 MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................................................................... 194 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS ................................................................................................................. 203 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING .............................................................................................................................................. 210 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING ........................................................................... 211 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................ 219 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING ............................................................................................................ 223 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT.................................................................................................... 233 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.................................................................................................................... 241 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING ................................................................................ 252 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING ............................................................ 261

4 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ...................................................................................................... 269 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.......................................................................... 273 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING........................................................................................................ 280 MASTER IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE ............................................................................ 294 COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ........................................................................................................................................ 296 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES .............................................................................................. 297 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY ........................................................................................................................ 302 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ......................................................................................................... 307 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADULT CRITICAL CARE NURSING ................................................................................................ 315 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED NUTRITION................................................................................................................... 321 COLLEGE OF LAW............................................................................................................................................................. 329 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PUBLIC LAW........................................................................................................................ 330 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PRIVATE LAW ..................................................................................................................... 331 MASTER IN PUBLIC LAW .................................................................................................................................................. 332 MASTER IN PRIVATE LAW................................................................................................................................................ 333 MASTER IN AIR AND SPACE LAW ..................................................................................................................................... 334 COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION....................................................................................................................................... 340 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMMUNICATION.............................................................................................................. 341 MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION .......................................................................................................................... 347 COLLEGE OF MEDICINE .................................................................................................................................................... 352 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH .................................................. 353 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ......................................................... 357 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH PROFESSION EDUCATION ..................................................................... 362 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT .......................................................................................................... 365 POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS .................................................................... 368 COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE ....................................................................................................................................... 370 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ORAL SURGERY ........................................................................................................... 371 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN PROSTHODONTICS ...................................................................................................... 378 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN PERIODONTOLOGY ..................................................................................................... 388 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ENDODONTICS ............................................................................................................ 401 MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY IN ORTHODONTICS .......................................................................................................... 412 COLLEGE OF PHARMACY.................................................................................................................................................. 414 DOCTOR OF PHARMACY (PHARMD) ................................................................................................................................ 416 MASTER OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES........................................................................................................................ 425 COLLEGE OF SCIENCES ..................................................................................................................................................... 434

5 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY ................................................................................................................................ 435 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY ....................................................................................................................... 441 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING................................................. 448 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCES ........................................................................................... 455 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS...................................................................................................................................... 463 COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS ................................................................................................................. 469 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE................................................................................................................... 470 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING ......................................................................................................... 476 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA SCIENCE ............................................................................................................................ 483 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE........................................................................................................... 490 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY ENGINEERING................................................................................................... 497 INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ......................................................................................................... 505 MASTER OF LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ............................................................................................................ 506 POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ................................................................................ 511

6 Notice Information in this catalog applies to the academic year 2022-2023 as of September 1, 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 Education (MOE) rules and regulations. In the event of a contradiction, the UAE laws and MOE 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. The terms and conditions in this catalog are considered as a part of contract between students and University of Sharjah. University of Sharjah Contact Information PO Box: 27272 Sharjah Postal Code 211 Sharjah United Arab Emirates Telephone +971 6 5585000 Fax +971 6 5585185 E-mail info@sharjah.ac.ae This catalog can also be viewed at http://www.sharjah.ac.ae

7 Organizational Structure of University of Sharjah

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

9 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH OVERVIEW The history of graduate studies at the University of Sharjah began with the establishment of the Centre for Research and Studies in 1999. In 2006, the College of Graduate Studies was founded in order to promote and develop research as well as graduate studies at the University of Sharjah and realize the vision of its founder and president. The vision that calls for advancing the University of Sharjah as a pioneer institution of excellence in research, research publication, and graduate studies programs. In 2014, under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah and founder of University of Sharjah, the University administration merged the College of Graduate Studies with three research institution to elevate the status of the University globally and locally, especially, in the fields of research and graduate studies. To give due priority and attention to graduate studies and research at the University, the College of Graduate Studies along with the three institutions will be under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies. Thenceforth, the College of Graduate Studies has become more involved in research due to its participation with graduate students in research groups, laboratories, projects, and funding research, as well as its contribution to multidisciplinary, global, and community-related research. The College of Graduate Studies seeks to achieve the following: 1. Promote and publish academic research to enrich knowledge in all areas by linking graduate studies with specialized research 2. Equip scholars and specialized professionals with various theory and applied fields of knowledge required to implement the comprehensive plans for development in the United Arab Emirates 3. Enhance academic capabilities to keep pace with the rapid scientific and technical progress and promote innovation 4. Enable outstanding students to continue their graduate studies locally 5. Endeavor to improve undergraduate programs to serve as a strong foundation for graduate studies The University currently offers 15 Ph.D. programs, 47 master programs, and 3 higher diploma programs. These programs are distributed over 12 colleges. As a part of the 2020-2024 University Strategic Plan, future plans to offer additional programs in the academic departments are being set as well as the resources needed for them in order to realize the University's vision regarding graduate studies. The work of the College of Graduate Studies is supported by an academic council, the Graduate Studies Council, which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. The Council represents all the University colleges' that offer graduate programs. It makes decisions and recommendations to ensure the development of these programs and their continued excellence. The College of Graduate Studies is responsible for: 1. Admitting students into graduate studies programs and following-up their academic and administrative affairs until graduation. 2. Following-up theses and dissertations supervision process 3. Offering teaching assistants’ scholarships for outstanding students 4. Developing existing programs and launching new ones 5. Recommending the implementation of any regulations needed for organizing and developing the graduate studies course.

10 Chancellor’s Message The essence of the scientific advancement that the University of Sharjah has been working on for several years is to raise its profile at the forefront of international universities, which function according to the requirements for progress, now necessitated by the global technical revolution and its fundamentals and indications. In so doing, we seek to acquire international stature and excellence through cooperation with world-class universities based upon the clear directives of the President of the University, and pioneer of science and knowledge, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah. Accordingly, the University of Sharjah is working on a set of plans, projects and programs based upon this prospective, such as but not limited to, new graduate programs that focus on the sciences and technology required by the jobmarket in the UAE, based in their entirety on many of the components in the global technical revolution. These include engineering and medical programs, unique to the University of Sharjah, such as nuclear engineering, the bachelor program in new and renewable energy, earth and oil sciences, environmental sciences and engineering, biomedical sciences, and bioengineering. The University of Sharjah offers these programs in cooperation and partnership with international universities, which has necessitated partnership agreements, memorandums of understanding, and cooperation. The College of Computing and Informatics is a good example of this because it offers, as of the current academic year (2019/2020), a number of new programs based on the data sciences and programs related to new technologies, such as virtual reality, drones, and robotics. It further includes the specializations of computer engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, smart cities technology, and Blockchain. In its first phase, the college will include the departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Management Systems. The University will also offer bachelor, master, and doctorate degree programs in sciences and computer engineering, information networks security, data sciences and their applications in all fields of the humanities and management, medical engineering, and health sciences. The college will also conduct integrated multi-disciplinary research and utilize applications in the fields of computing, programming, and other fields. What demonstrates the commitment of the University of Sharjah to the standards of the international global revolution and its requirements is that the college keeps pace with new developments in the Arab region and United Arab Emirates. Emerging government and private entities, working in accordance with these global standards, require qualifications, values, and regulations from the university graduates who work with them. Overall, and in terms of numbers, the University of Sharjah has realized many achievements since its inception in 1997 due to the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah. Student numbers have steadily increased from 676 in 1997 to more than 18,000 students from over 100 countries, giving the University of Sharjah the highest number of students compared to all other universities in the UAE. The number of students wishing to join the University of Sharjah is also increasing. The quality of students enrolled in the University has improved significantly after the admission

11 rate for secondary school students increased from 70% in 1997 to almost 92.5% in 2021, and this rate continues to rise. More than one third of our students receive scholarships from various parties. The number of students in graduate programs has risen to more than 3,000. The number of students who have graduated from the University reached 35,330 at the end of the academic year 2020/2021, while the number of faculty reached 710 in 2021. Intensive efforts are further underway to recruit more researchers and faculty members. The number of administrative staff members has reached 1644, while the number of academic programs has increased to include 122 accredited programs offered through 14 colleges. The Medical Complex, with its four colleges and two hospitals, is unique in providing comprehensive health and medical education in the UAE. Additionally, more than 200 memorandums of understanding or partnership agreements have been signed with national and regional institutions and international universities. Nine distinguished libraries with a total area of more than 43,000 square meters have been completed and include numerous paper and electronic resources that support the mission of education and research. Several institutes, research centres and research groups have been established over the past several years and are involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research geared towards promoting development in the region and beyond. The University has more than 200 modern laboratories that provide a solid applied-learning experience and support research in many disciplines. The University has more than 60 computer labs connected to the network and equipped with the latest hardware and software. Modern sports complexes allow students to participate in a wide range of recreational and competitive sports activities, enabling them to gain a comprehensive university life experience. The University also has three mosques and modern student accommodations where students can find peace and comfort as if at home. These tremendous achievements, over the past several years, have propelled the progress of the University, up to the current year 2021, to the international level to which we aspire. Achieving further international progress requires a firm commitment from all and working as a team in a harmonious manner to achieve this common goal. The next phase entails establishing the University's reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, fostering the development of research in areas relevant to regional development, building strong links with the community, improving productivity, and promoting innovation in order to optimize the resources available through sustainable leadership and collective commitment, along with a strong belief in the ability to achieve these goals. The University of Sharjah invites you to be part of this unique experience by reminding you, as a member of its community, of your potential, abilities, and achievements. I am sure that you will find everything you want and even more at the University. Welcome to the University of Sharjah! Professor Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University

12 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

13 Dean’s Message I would like to welcome our dear guests, the visitors of the College of Graduate Studies website. As your goal is to pursue your higher education, you share our vision and the noblest goal which is to contribute to the development of civilization and humanity. Today, graduate students have become a key element in advancing knowledge and developing discoveries. They also contribute to solving society issues and improving the health and welfare of the nations. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, we must prepare graduate students in accordance with the highest standards of excellence that align with the current times, equip them with the capabilities needed to facilitate the use of knowledge, and provide them with the necessary experience required for technological advancement in order to make the necessary decisions when dealing with community problems, locally and worldwide. Consequently, the University of Sharjah has provided all the tools needed to offer high-quality postgraduate programs including research centres equipped with the most modern global devices and supervised by professors with long working experience in the best international universities. The University also includes several libraries that contain the latest books and references for all majors. Moreover, the libraries have subscriptions to the latest and largest research databases, which provide a suitable environment for graduate students to create, innovate and research. According to the visions set for the University of Sharjah by its founder, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah, and continue to be implemented by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, the Deputy Ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, and the president of the University, the graduate studies at the University of Sharjah has devised its path focusing on these visions that aim at investing in the human capital. Therefore, the university offers a variety of graduate programs that encompass science, technology, engineering, and medicine (STEM) as well as humanities and social sciences. By doing so, it seeks to enhance the students’ contribution to the development of global civilization while preserving the human characteristics and consolidating the foundations of ethics, values, and sense of belonging, as well as maintaining the student’s identity. I would like to invite you to join the graduate studies at the University of Sharjah in achieving these noble goals, and contribute to the development of civilization and humanity, which the University of Sharjah strives to achieve at the local, regional, and global levels. Prof. Raafat El Awady Dean, College of Graduate Studies

14 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 Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, 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 122 diverse academic programs (majors) at the diploma, bachelor, master, and PhD levels. There are currently about 18464 students enrolled at the university with academic instructions delivered by 710 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 kilometres 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 centres 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 Kalba, which is 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. Harbouring 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 122 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 centre 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

15 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. 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.

16 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. 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.

17 Academic Calendar 2022-2023 Fall 2022-2023 Last day for new students to postpone their admission 08/09/2022 Classes start 29/08/2022 Last Day to Drop/Add 01/09/2022 Last day to sit for an incomplete exam 01/09/2022 Midterm Exams 17/10/2022 - 27/10/2022 Last day for study Postponement 20/10/2022 Last day to withdraw from one or more courses without failing, but you have to keep at least one course 03/11/2022 Last day for forming a defense committee 24/11/2022 Last date for withdrawal from the semester 24/11/2022 Final Exams 10/12/2022 - 20/12/2022 Last day for receiving the thesis proposal to the College of Graduate Studies 20/12/2022 Last day for receiving the recommendation for the degree award to the College of Graduate Studies 20/12/2022 Spring 2022-2023 Last day for new students to postpone their admission 16-01-2023 Classes start 09-01-2023

18 Last Day to Drop/Add 16-01-2023 Last day to sit for an incomplete exam 12-01-2023 Midterm Exams 06/03/2023 -16/03/2023 Last day for study Postponement 27-03-2023 Dropping courses without “F” 27-03-2023 Last date for withdrawal from all courses 20-04-2023 Final Exams 08/05/2023 - 18/05/2023 Last day for receiving the thesis proposal to the College of Graduate Studies 18-05-2023 Extended to 23/05/2023 Last day for receiving the recommendation for the degree award to the College of Graduate Studies 18-05-2023 Extended to 23/05/202 Summer 2022-2023 Last day for receiving the recommendation for the degree award to the College of Graduate Studies 20-07-2023

19 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 Vice Chancellor for 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 5050524 - 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

20 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

21 Board of Trustees Name Position H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University Dr. Obaid Al Muhairi Former Executive Dean of Arabic Language and UAE Studies, Higher Colleges of Technology - BOT Academic Committee Chair Mr. Mohammed Abdallah CEO, Sharjah Islamic Bank Dr. Tariq bin Khadim Member of the Sharjah Executive Council, Chairman of the Directorate of Human Resources – Government of Sharjah Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi Chairperson, Sharjah Private School Authority Mrs. Noura Al Noman Chairman of the Executive Office of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi Dr. Khawla AlMulla Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah Mr. Saeed Sultan Alsuwaidi Chairman of the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Dr. Mansour Bin Nassar The Legal Advisor and the Chairman of Sharjah Government Legal Department. Senior Lecturer of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law - Sharjah police Academy Prof. Jacques Frémont President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa Prof. Guenter Meyer Director of the Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW) at the University of Mainz, Germany, Chairman of the German Middle East Studies Association, President of the European Association for Middle East Studies, and Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies Prof. Alexander Kuleshov President of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow (Skoltech) Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director of the Centre for Clean Water and Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA Prof. Abdallah I. Husein Malkawi Chancellor, Fahad Bin Sultan University, KSA Prof. Martin Barstow Pro-Vice-Chancellor Strategic Science Projects Director of the Leicester Institute of Space & Earth Observation Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Leicester, UK Prof. Paul M O’Byrne Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Vice-President of McMaster University Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy Chancellor of the University of Sharjah and President of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS)

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