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  • Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: 1 Year (Aug - June), 1 Year (Jan - Dec), Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
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Areas of Study: Architecture - Undergrad, Business - Undergrad, Civil Engineering, Communications - Undergrad, Computer Engineering, Construction Management, Education - Undergrad, Electrical Engineeering, Engineering, Interior Design, International Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Professional Teaching, Visual Communication Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Architectural, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical
Program Description:

American University Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Study Abroad in the American University Dubai (AUD) is designed to provide students with a snapshot of the Middle East through the study of language, history and culture – wish specific attention accorded to Dubai, a modern city-state whose economic progress and broad-sale success has captured the imagination of the world.


AUD is comprised of six schools and offers the following programs:
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Visual Communication
  • International studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Information Studies
  • Education
  • Professional Teaching
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Construction Management
For more details on the specific programs please visit AUD Academic Programs/Units and for details on the specific courses offered during a particular semester, please visit AUD Course Description.
Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.
Language of instruction at AUD is English.
AUD offers a modern on-campus accommodation located only five minute walk to academic buildings, library, computer labs, and cafeteria and sports facilities. All rooms are double occupancy, but there may be single occupancy rooms available during the Summer Semester at an additional cost. Please visit the AUD Student Housing website and see the Housing Kit for detailed information about suitable accommodation during your time at AUD.  

Academic credit
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses abroad are recorded as a Pass or Fail and will shows an “ex” on your S&T transcript. Courses you pass will earn your credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA.

Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.



Dubai is also one of the world's most vibrant tourist destinations. The second largest of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. Outside the city itself, the emirate is sparsely inhabited and characterized by desert. Dubai popular with tourists and business people alike. As a thriving business hub, it has industry-specific free zones that continue to attract business people from all over the world. AUD is strategically situated next to Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, business communities that are home to such prestigious firms as Sony, Reuters, CNN, McGraw Hill Publishing, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.
Please see Life at AUD for detailed info on weather, food, transportation, cultural considerations and other useful info.


S&T Term S&T Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring October 1 January May
Academic Year March 1 August May
Fall March 1 August December

For specific academic calendar dates, please visit the AUD academic calendar.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
1 Year (Aug - June) 2019-2020 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA