American University in Dubai

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and Professional Teaching through its schools of Architecture, Art and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Communication; Education; and Engineering.

  • Average Tuition AED 41,250
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • Students 2,460
  • International Students 91%
  • Total Annual Cost AED 104,100
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The American University of Dubai (AUD) was established in 1995 by Elias Bou Saab along with the firm support of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.

In fulfillment of its mission as one of the few American-accredited institutions of higher learning in the Gulf, AUD seeks to duplicate the American recipe for successful higher education. Syllabi and textbooks are the same as those used in the United States. In addition, the preponderance of American and American-trained faculty members further ensures that the university remains American in substance as well as in name. Expectations of academic performance either match or exceed those prevailing on a “typical” American campus.

To maintain institutional efficiency, AUD has sought accreditation on an institutional and academic level from leading accrediting bodies in their respective fields. AUD is licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates and its programs accredited by the same. Additionally, the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) in the USA, to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Other accreditations include: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for Bachelor’s and Master’s of Business Administration programs; the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET for Civil, Computer, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering programs; the International Advertising Association (IAA) for Marketing Communications and Advertising majors; the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) for the Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies program; and the interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

  • 01Officially licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education–Higher Education Affairs (MOE-HEA)
  • 02Several accredited programs both for undergrad and post-graduate degrees
  • 03American accredited

Bachelor Programs

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    Accounting, Economics and Finance (BBA)

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Accounting, Economics, and Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Architecture

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Civil Engineering

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Computer Engineering

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Digital Production and Storytelling (BCIS)

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Digital Production and Storytelling. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Electrical Engineering

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Information Systems

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Interior Design

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    International Studies

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of international studies, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

    This program is available in three different tracks; International Relations, International Development, and Middle Eastern Studies.

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    Journalism (BCIS)

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism. 

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    Management (BBA)

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing, and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Marketing and Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of comprehensive brand development through creative execution of messages, data-driven communication analysis, sales promotion, public relations, event sponsorship, and effective media management.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Psychology

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Visual communication

    AED 90,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history, and journalism. This program aims to develop awareness and critical perception of the historical, cultural and theoretical foundations for art and design.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 900

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