The engineering profession is moving dynamically as we start the twenty first century. Technological innovations are changing the way engineers conduct their business as the analysis, trouble shooting, and design tools have evolved allowing for multiple scenarios to be simulated before choosing the most appropriate one, while most industrial operations are automated and monitored throughout allowing for more reliable and safer operations. The role of engineers has also changed as they are often part of technical teams, and in addition to the technical proficiency and professional skills they bring, they are expected to demonstrate managerial and team building skills and have a wider knowledge and appreciation of the societal, economic, and environmental, health, and safety issues related to their industries and profession. These developments have led the College to adopt an engineering curriculum that fosters innovation and better prepare graduates to effectively meet current and future professional needs as well as rapid technological advances encountered worldwide.
The UAEU engineering curriculum focuses on a balance of knowledge and skills that prepare graduates to analyze and design engineering systems and become technical leaders in their fields, and provides students multiple opportunities to demonstrate these skills through laboratory hands-on experience, project based learning relevant to their disciplines, design challenges, and professional activities. The engineering applications are founded on a solid core of scientific and engineering knowledge that instills the” engineering sense”, and the teaching philosophy emphasizes cooperative and collaborative teaching and learning with emphasis on individual and group activities, effective communication, professional responsibility, self-learning & lifelong learning, and teamwork.
Dr. Reyadh Almehaideb
Dean, College of Engineering