UAE: Ras Al Khaimah


Semester & Academic Year

The semester and academic year curriculum offers courses and internships (professional, community service, etc.). Courses are offered at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). Internships are organized at various companies, NGOs and humanitarian organizations.


Download the Course Offerings PDF file to view courses and schedules for Fall and Spring semesters. Click on the academic concentrations below to view all courses. Click on a course title to download the syllabus. KEI is in the process of collecting and uploading syllabi. If you do not see a syllabus for your courses, contact a KEI Program Manager and we will email the syllabi to you.

Arts: Architecture & Design

Architectural Design Studio I
Architectural Design Studios II
Architectural Drawing & Presentation
Basic Design I
Basic Design II
Computer Aided Drawings
Computer Architectural Drawing
Free Hand Sketching
History & Theory of Architecture I
History & Theory of Architecture II
Technical Graphics

Business & Economics

Advanced Business Models
Advanced Financial Management
Business Communication
Business Environment in the UAE
Commercial Law
Compensation Management
Consumer Behavior
Cross Cultural & Global Management
Cross Culture & International Human Resource Management
Financial Accounting & Managerial Decision Making
Financial Analysis, forecasting, & Valuation
Financial Institutions
Financial Management
Employee Relations
Futures & Options Markets
Human Resource Recruitment, Training & Development
Human Resources Management
Infrastructure Financing
Infrastructure Management
Infrastructure Systems
Integrated Marketing Communications
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
International Accounting
International Business
International Business Law
International Financial Management
International Marketing
Introductions to Business Information Systems
Introductory Calculus with Business Applications
Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
Investment Planning & Management
Legal Environment of Business
Managerial & Cost Accounting
Managerial & Financial Accounting
Managerial Finance
Managing Change & Innovation
Managing People & Organizations
Marketing Management
Marketing of Services
Marketing research Techniques & Applications
Methods & Models of Management Science
Money & Banking
Money & Capital Markets
Negotiations in Organizations
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior & Project Team Management
Principles & Practices of Management
Principles of Finance
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Investments
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Management & Organizational Behavior
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Risk Management & Insurance
Production, Operations & Supply Chain Management
Project Cost Accounting & Finance
Research Method for Business
Retailing & E-Commerce Management
Sales Management
Spreadsheet Applications for Business
Statistical Analysis for Management
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
Survey of Accounting
Taxation & Managerial Decisions

Communications: Journalism & Public Relations

Advanced Journalism
Communication & Information Theory
Communication Perspective in Public Relations
Communication Research Methodology
Communication Transformation
Globalization & Media Cultures
Introduction to Public Relations
Introductions to Communication
Introductions to Mass Communication
Language Society & Communication
Print & Other Media in Public Relations
Public Relations Theory
Survey of Tools & Technology in Communication
Theories of Media Communication

Computer Science & Information Systems

Communication & Information Technology
Computer Architecture
Computer Architecture Lab
Computer Organization
Concepts of Multimedia Processing & Transmission
Data & Computer Communication
Data Communications & Computer Networks
Data Communications & Computer Networks Lab
Data Structures & Algorithms Design
Database Systems
Fundamentals of Information Technology
Information Systems Project Management
Introduction to Computer Programing
Introduction to Computer Programing Lab
Introduction to Computing
Managing Corporate Networks & Databases
Managing Enterprise Information Systems
Managing Information Systems Performance
Numbers & Data Interpretation
Object – Oriented Programing
Operating System Fundamentals

Engineering & Applied Science

Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Building Construction II
Building Construction I
Civil Engineering Testing & Materials
Communication Engineering Lab
Construction Management
Construction Materials
Construction Materials Lab
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Communication Systems
Digital Resources & Content
Digital System Design
Digital System Design Lab
Electric Circuit Analysis I
Electric Circuit Analysis I Lab
Electromagnetic Theory
Engineering Contracts & Procurement
Engineering Economy
Engineering in Global Environment
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Seminar
Engineering Statistics
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics Lab
Foundation Engineering
Geographical Information Systems
Geotechnical Engineering
Highway Engineering & Design
Information Technology for Electrical Engineers
Information technology for Electrical Engineers Lab
Internal Combustions Engines
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Optical Electronics
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Introduction to Signal Analysis
Introduction to Signal Analysis Lab
Linear Electronics I
Linear Electronics II
Linear Electronics Lab I
Linear Electronics Lab II
Manufacturing Processes
Mechanical Vibrations
Mechanics of Materials
Microprocessors Lab
Modern Telecommunications
Principles of Chemical Engineering
Probability & Statistics for Engineers
Probability for Engineer
Project Management Fundamentals
Project Scheduling
Quality Control
Reinforced Concrete Design
Reservoir Rock & Fluid Properties
Reservoir Rock & Fluid Properties Lab
Signal & Systems I
Signal & Systems I Lab
Software Engineering
Structural Analysis
Structural Steel Design
Transportation Engineering
Well Logging

General Education

Critical Thinking & Reasoning
Contemporary Global Issues
Contemporary Social Issues
Diversity, Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills
Ethics in Today’s World
Geographical Info Systems
Gender & Language
Human Factors
Humankind in a Biological World
Introduction to Psychology
Literature Across Cultures
Leadership & Managing People
Public Speaking
Research Methodology
World Regional Geography

Administration & Leadership in Schools
Assessment of Student Learning
Curriculum Design & Implementation
Effective Classroom Management
Implementation & Evaluation of Comprehensive School Reform
Leadership for Educational Improvement
Overview of Education Inquiry
School Governance, Politics & Community Engagement
Strategies for Effective Student Learning
Supervision & Evaluation of Instruction
Theories of Teaching & Learning

Writing & Composition
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Academic Writing

Foreign Languages & Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Beginning French
Elementary French
English as a Global Language
Introduction to Translation Studies
Semantics & Pragmatics

Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations

Life Science & Biotechnology

Applied & Industrial Microbiology
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Biomolecules Analysis Lab
Biophysics Lab
Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
Biotechnology Lab Methods & Techniques
Cell Communication & Signal Transduction
Cell Culture Techniques Lab
Cell Culture Theory & Technology
General Genetics
General Genetics Lab
General Microbiology
General Microbiology Lab
Medical Microbiology
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Lab
Probability & Statistics for Life Science
Research Methodology in Biological Sciences
Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Techniques in Applied & Industrial Microbiology Lab
University Biology I
University Biology I Lab
University Biology I Lab
University Biology II
University Biology II Lab

Physical Science & Mathematics

Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Analysis of Algorithms
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Chemistry in Everyday Life Laboratory
Calculus for Life Science
Discrete Mathematics
Elementary Differential Equations
Geographical Information Systems
General Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Laboratory
General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
General Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Heat Transfer
Intermediate Algebra
Introductory Probability & Statistics
Matrix Algebra
Numerical Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Physical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Geology
Principles of General Chemistry
Principles of General Chemistry Laboratory
Thermal Science Laboratory
Thermodynamics I
Thermodynamics II
Thermo-Fluids Laboratory
University Physics I
University Physics I Laboratory
University Physics II
University Physics II Laboratoryb
University Physics III
University Physics III Laboratory

Internships & community service

Internships (for-credit) and community service (not-for-credit) allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120 hours (3 credits). Service does not have a minimum requirement. Placement is based on professional interests and availability. Positions are available in the following professional fields:

Computer Science
Public Relations
Teaching English
Community Engagement

For more information, download:

Experiential Learning Guide
Internship syllabus


Credit and transcripts for courses and internships is issued by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (accredited in UAE) and Lincoln University (accredited in USA).


American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public institution accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. AURAK’s engineering programs are also ABET accredited. The university utilizes an American model of liberal arts education. AURAK is a coeducational university. Female and male students are in classes together.