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Minor in Computer Science

The Minor in Computer Science at AUD is a open to students majoring in any field except Computer Engineering.


The minor in Computer Science is open to all students, except those majoring in Computer Engineering. This minor allows students to enhance their knowledge in Computer Science and Engineering to meet the multidisciplinary needs of modern technology. Students wishing to pursue the minor are responsible for completing all course prerequisites or establishing prerequisite equivalency. In addition to university-wide requirements, up to 6 credits counting towards the Arts & Sciences Core, General Electives, and/ or Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be counted toward this minor. A course may not be used to fulfill the requirements of more than one minor.

Program Details

To complete the Minor in Computer Science, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours chosen from following list of courses:



Credit Hours

EECE 345

Computer Architecture w/lab


EECE 350

Data Structure and Algorithms


EECE 355

Software Engineering


EECE 360

Computer Networks


EECE 440

Embedded System Design, w/lab


EECE 450

Operating Systems


EECE 452

Relational Databases


EECE 455

Digital Image Processing


EECE 457

Mobile Applications


EECE 460

Routing and Switching


EECE 462

Data and Network Security


EECE 250

Discreet Mathematics


Total Minor Requirements



Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.  In addition to university-wide requirements, only courses counting toward the General Electives can also be counted toward this minor. A course may not be used to fulfill the requirements of more than one minor.


SOE Minor programs
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Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Equipped to perform and demonstrate a number of experiments that provide undergraduate students with the practical applications of fluid mechanics, facilities include:

  • Hydrostatic pressure apparatus to measure hydrostatic forces on submerged bodies;
  • Orifice and jet apparatus to allow students to compare between actual and jet trajectories, calculate the coefficient of discharge for various orifices, and identify different methods of flow measurement;
  • Fluid friction, bends and fitting apparatus to allow students to determine major and minor losses in pipes;
  • Pipe network apparatus to measure flow and pressure drops in a wide range of network configuration, e.g. individual pipes, series pipes and parallel pipes;
  • Flow visualization channel for conducting several applications in open channels such as hydraulic jump, discharge under sluice gate and energy equation;
  • Osborne Reynold’s apparatus facilitating the demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow.

Materials/Structures Laboratory
Equipped with testing apparatus chosen to demonstrate wide variety of experiments in materials engineering as well as structural theory, facilities include:

  • 150 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine;
  • 2000 kN Autocon concrete compressive strength machine;
  • Shmidt Hammer and ultrasonic kit for assessing the compressive strength of concrete;
  • Profometer that detects bar location and orientation, bar size, and concrete cover;
  • RAB Rockwell/Brinell hardness tester.

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Occupies more than 200 square meters of lab space and houses multiple sets for soil classification and testing, including:

  • Casagrande and fall cone devices for liquid and plastic limits;
  • Sieve sets for particle size analysis;
  • Manual and automatic compaction devices;
  • Four panel stations available for constant head and falling head permeability testing;
  • Automated testing equipment including pneumatic consolidation apparatus, and direct shear apparatus;
  • Unconfined compression loading frames and triaxle cells for shear strength testing of soil specimens.

Circuits, Electrical Systems and Robotics Labs

  • Circuits and Electronics Lab
  • Electromagnetics and Antenna Lab
  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors Lab
  • Communications Systems Lab
  • Electric Power Systems Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Senior Design Lab
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation Lab

Enterprise Computing Lab
Dedicated general purpose computer labs, each equipped with:

  • 25-30 PCs and projector;
  • High-speed internet network;
  • Software includes MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Primavera, Etabs, SAP, Pspice.


All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.

Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at


At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.


Dean of the School of Engineering
Wael Bazzi
Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Vinod Pangracious
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Aicha Beya Far
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Khaled Ali


Administrative Assistant, School of Engineering
Rose Ardid
Lab Engineer
Smitha David

I moved from Italy to attend The American University in Dubai and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. It was difficult for me to leave behind my friends, family and the surroundings in which I felt safe and comfortable.


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