AUS’ College of Engineering launches industry partnership program

AUS’ College of Engineering launches industry partnership program

The College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) has launched the AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Program, designed to strengthen the college’s industrial outreach and enrich the learning experience of students.

Through the program, CEN will establish a framework of cooperation through memoranda of agreements. These will focus on areas of mutual interest such as research, development, training programs, internships, exchange of information and personnel, joint supervision of students’ capstone projects and  field trip visits. This mutually beneficial program will enable students to gain valuable experience, while industry partners will benefit from the skills of dedicated and talented AUS students. 

As part of their graduation requirements, CEN students must complete an internship lasting a minimum of 16 weeks. The Al Nukhba Program is part of the college’s commitment to helping its students make the most of their internship opportunities, equipping them with the requisite knowledge and skills and connecting them to corporate and industrial entities that match their majors.

“Al Nukhba means “elite” in English. Through this program, CEN students will have the opportunity to gain valuable industry knowledge, allowing them to best prepare themselves for future careers. Companies will also get to work with the best engineering students,” said Dr. Fadi Aloul, Dean of CEN.

He added: “With our student-focused approach, we are confident that this new initiative will provide students with the best possible hands-on industrial experience and enhance their career opportunities. We welcome industry partners to join us in the AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Program, and look forward to the successes to come and the future possibilities that this program will unlock for our future leaders.”

As one of the Middle East’s top-ranked engineering colleges, CEN empowers the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, independent thinkers, global citizens, entrepreneurs and leaders that will impact the future of the world. The college provides a life-changing experience to students inside and outside the classroom, helping them to excel as engineers and computer scientists. The faculty engage in cutting-edge research that inspires students during their educational experience at AUS. To learn more about AUS College of Engineering, please visit


About AUS 

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan articulated his vision of a distinctive institution against the backdrop of Islamic history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society in the UAE and the Gulf region.

Firmly grounded in principles of meritocracy and with a strong reputation for academic excellence, AUS has come to represent the very best in teaching and research, accredited internationally and recognized by employers the world over for creating graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and drive to lead in the 21st century.

AUS values learners not driven only by academic success, but by those that embrace our dynamic campus life and embody our ideals of openness, tolerance and respect. This combination of academic excellence and community spirit ensures AUS is filled with world-class faculty and students, poised to become the innovators, thinkers, contributors and leaders of tomorrow.

About AUS’ Silver Jubilee

Celebrating 25 years of excellence, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities in the Arab world, acclaimed for its academic excellence, multicultural environment and outstanding facilities.

Since 1997, AUS has been nurturing and equipping students to become award-winning architects, designers, scientists, journalists, engineers, innovators, researchers, successful entrepreneurs–and even leaders of the UAE’s space program.

AUS offers 28 undergraduate majors and 45 minors, 15 master’s degrees and four PhD programs in the areas of architecture, design, humanities, science, engineering and business. Formed on the American liberal arts model, all classes are conducted in English.

Students apply their learning through internships, research, conferences, competitions and professional collaborations.

AUS graduates consistently secure roles with leading regional and international employers, and many pursue graduate studies at the world’s top institutions.

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