The university also works periodically to review the real needs of the labour market in terms of academic majors.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is preparing for the next 50 years through various contributions to projects of the 50. It comes within an ambitious strategic plan that contributes to achieving qualitative and ambitious leaps. The university students play the pivotal role in this vision by cognitively and scientifically empowering them to play the future role in development in the next 50 years of the union.
Prof. Mohammad Hassan Ali, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, said that qualifying the university students with future skills through academic and educational programmes contributes to qualifying them for the labour market. It can be achieved through designing academic programmes that comply with the emerging requirements of the labour market and provide them with the capabilities to compete in the labour market. The UAE University works on a periodic review of academic programmes in view of the global trends in each discipline. The university also works periodically to review the real needs of the labour market in terms of academic majors and programmes that help in graduating a generation of graduates who are qualified with future labour-market skills .
He confirmed that the university is working to update its academic plans and programmes in line with future aspirations, national priorities and strategies, taking into account the rapid changes in technology and science. In line with these future visions, the university enhances its future role in offering academic programmes that serve the projects of the 50.
Among the academic programmes offered by the university: Artificial Intelligence Minor that is offered by College of IT to the students who anticipate that Artificial Intelligence will have a prominent role to play in their academic and professional career. The students will learn how to improve the UAE government agencies and industry performance with these exponentially improving new technologies. The minor is designed for students from all majors other than Computer Science to supplement their primary studies.
The Provost also pointed out that the university also offers a Master of Science in Computer Engineering - Internet of Things, which is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with a unique opportunity to study the application of the latest information and communication technologies to a wide range of fields, taking into account their impact on individuals, organisations and society. It promotes innovation in a wide range of areas including embedded systems design, wireless and mobile communication, application, data analysis, and information security.
The new programmes include BSc in Cybersecurity Engineering, BSc in Software Engineering, BSc in Industrial Engineering, BSc in Interior Design, MSc in Information Technology, Master of Engineering Management, and Master of Project Management.
The University is named after His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has long advocated for the UAE’s development of human capital through knowledge and scientific thinking to take the nation into the future.
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