• *** The university is open on Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • *** Spring 2019 semester starts January 13, 2019 and ends May 02, 2019
  • *** Spring 2019 Drop and Add period starts January 13 and ends January 17, 2019
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Spring 2019 semester is on March 21, 2019
  • *** Final Exam dates for Spring 2019 semester start on April 27 and end on May 02
  • *** Late Registration for Spring 2019 is open now
  • *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
The American University in Dubai is a private, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995.

AUD’s enrollment in 2017-2018 averaged 2,200 students. In Spring 2018, over one hundred nationalities were represented in the AUD student body.
AUD offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and Certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and Professional Teaching.
Program Degree Major, Track or Emphasis Total Credit Hours Degree Length* CIP Code**
Architecture, Art and
Architecture B.Arch. - 166 5 years 04.0201
Interior Design B.F.A. Integrated Computational Design, Hospitality Design 124 4 years 50. 0408
Visual Communication B.F.A. Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Studio Art 120 4 years 50.0401
Arts and Sciences International Studies B.A.I.S. International Development, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies 124 4 years 05.0199
Psychology B.A. - 122 4 years 42.0101
Middle Eastern Studies Certificate - 18 2 semesters 05.0108
Business Administration Business Administration B.B.A. Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications 123 4 years  
M.B.A. General, Finance, Management, Marketing 36 2 years 52.0201
Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication Communication and
Information Studies
B.C.I.S. Digital Production and Storytelling, Journalism 125 4 years 09.0702
M.A. Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media 30 2 years 09.0199
Education Education M.Ed. Elementary, Secondary 36 2 years 13.1202
Professional Teaching Certificate - 18 2 semesters 13.1202
Engineering Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. - 137 4 years 14.0801
Computer Engineering B.S.Comp.E. - 137 4 years 14.0901
Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. - 137 4 years 14.1001
Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. - 137 4 years 14.1901
Construction Management M.S.C.M. - 30 2 years 14.0803
* if the suggested course sequencing is followed.
 **The Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code is the accepted United States federal government taxonomic scheme of instructional program classifications that is used to support accurate tracking, assessment, and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. For more information on CIP Codes, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistic’s (NCES) Website at
In addition to courses in their chosen program/major, undergraduate students in all disciplines must follow a curriculum in Arts and Sciences. This is in fulfillment of the general education portion of their degree requirements.

Through its Center for English Proficiency (CfEP), the university also conducts Intensive English courses designed to develop university-level English language skills in students requiring additional language study before commencing university.

The university's faculty possess appropriate academic credentials. Furthermore, many are or have been practicing professionals of note. In terms of faculty composition, North Americans have the highest representation of any national group.

AUD's multi-complex facility has been conceived with the objective of supporting the university's programs (both academic and extra-curricular) to an American standard. The campus surroundings include Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City.