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Top Engineering Colleges in Dubai

Best Engineering Colleges in Dubai

Engineering opens up a vast field of career opportunities for anyone who wants to design and come up with solutions to real world problems. Using both the theoretical and practical approach, engineering colleges always hope to create the best engineers.


Here is a list of some of the top engineering colleges in Dubai.

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Heriot - Watt University in Dubai


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1. Heriot Watt University, Dubai

Course Name: Mechanical Engineering BEng/BEng (Hons)

  1. Duration: BEng- 3 years (Full-Time) BEng (Hons) – 4 Years (Full-Time)

  2. Entry: September

  3. Information: The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Course Name: Machine Dynamics

Entry Requirements:

  • First Year Entry

    1. CBSE or equivalent Minimum of 60% in Grade 12 examination

    2. GCE A-Level CCD

    3. American High School Qualification Pass in American High School Diploma plus SATs with an overall score of 1100

    4. International Baccalaureate 26 points or above

    5. Foundation Year Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Program (Engineering)
  • Second Year Entry

    GCE A-Level BBC

  • Third Year Entry

    Successful completion of an HND in a related field of study plus work experience

Please note that in places where English is not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must provide English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (paper-based exam); 213 (computer-based exam); 80 (internet-based exam).


Heriot-Watt University
Dubai Campus
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 294345
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel:+971 4 361 6999
Email:[email protected]

Zayed University in Dubai

2. Zayed University, Dubai

  1. Undergraduate Level –  BSIT – Specialization in Enterprise Computing, BSIT – Specialization in Security and Network Technologies, BS in Information Systems and Technology Management.

  2. Graduate Level–  Masters Program(Science in Information Technology with Specialization in Cyber Security), Graduate Certificate in HighTech Crime Investigation, Graduate Certificate in Information Security, Graduate Certificate in E-Archive and Information Management.


Zayed University, P.O. Box 19282
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971-4-4021111
Fax: 971-4-4021008
Email:[email protected]

Higher College of Technology in Dubai

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3. Higher College of Technology

Courses Name

  • Aircraft Technology

    This program prepares Aviation Maintenance Technologist with a Higher Diploma in Aviation Engineering Technology:

    1. HD in Aviation Engineering Technology (Airframe and Aero-engines)
    2. HD in Aviation Engineering Technology (Avionics).
  • Civil Engineering Program

    This group has following programs:

    1. BSc and HD in Civil Engineering Technology.
    2. Diploma in Construction Technology.
    3. Diploma in Highway Technology.
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

    There are two programs in this:

    1. BSc and HD in Electronics Engineering Technology.
    2. Diploma in Electrical Technology.
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology

    This provides programs in Mechatronics at Diploma, Higher Diploma and BSc levels:

    1. BSc and HD in Mechatronics Engineering Technology
    2. Diploma in Mechatronics Technology ( Manufacturing).
    3. Diploma in Mechatronics Technology ( Industrial Maintenance).


  • Engineering Management

    This is a program for all engineering graduates with Higher Diplomas which provides managerial and supervisory skills.


For Admissions
PO Box 32092
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 681 4600
Fax: +971 2 681 6164
Email: [email protected]

University of Wollongong in Dubai

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4. University of Wollongong in Dubai

  • Course Names
  • Undergraduate Level: Bachelor of Engineering
  • Entry Requirements:
All applicants for admission to engineering programs who fufill the minimum admission requirements specified by the University are allowed to sit for challenge tests in Foundation Mathematics and Statistics, Foundation Physics and English Academic Writing.

These subjects ensure that students have the necessary background to embark on first semester of engineering.

Candidates who do not sit for the challenge tests or those who failed to achieve acceptable performance will be required to take the corresponding preparatory subjects.
  • Postgraduate Level: Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
  • Duration: The course is normally 5 semesters in length.
  • Spring Semester: January – April
  • Summer Semester: May – July
  • Autumn Semester: August – December

Entry Requirements:
  • Recognized Bachelors Degree in Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • Students with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from a recognized University and GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent may be granted probationary admission.
  • Students on probation must enroll in and complete two subjects in the first semester and must achieve a semester average score of 60% in the two subjects taken to continue in the program.
  • If the student does not obtain the minimum average score of 60% in the two subjects, the student will be expelled and not be allowed to enroll again in this program

University of Wollongong in Dubai
Blocks 5, 14 & 15, Dubai Knowledge Village
P.O. Box 20183
Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel:Inside the UAE:Toll-free 800-UOWD or +971 4 3672400
    Outside the UAE:+971 4 3672400
Fax:+971 4 3672760
Email:[email protected]

American University in Dubai

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5. American University in Dubai (School of Engineering)

  • Course Names:
Undergraduate Level:Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering(B.S.C.E.), Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Comp.E.),  Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
  • Entry Requirements:
In addition to satisfying the university’s general admissions requirements, applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering have the following requirements:
  • Applicants must take the SAT Reasoning Test and secure a sum of at least 1000 in the Critical Reading and Math sections, with a minimum score of 320 in Critical Reading and a minimum score of 560 in Math. For each time they have taken this test, students should have their scores sent to AUD. It is recommended that this test be taken by November of the senior year of high school.
  • Applicants must successfully complete the AUD Pre-Engineering Program. The Program consists of a sequence of Math, Science and Computing courses, which must be all taken at AUD. Students who fail to complete the AUD Pre-Engineering Program may be granted admission to the School of Engineering only upon securing the minimum SAT Reasoning score.
  • Math readiness and placement into an appropriate math course will be determined by the university-administered Accuplacer Exam. Students who have the equivalent of MATH 210 transferred from another recognized university will be exempted from taking this Exam. It should be noted that Pre-calculus (MATH 191 or MATH 195) credit will not be considered in fulfillment of any of the School of Engineering program requirements.
  • Engineering students are required to take the university’s Computer Proficiency Exam prior to their first term of admission into Engineering.
  • Engineering students must have completed secondary school course work in Physics and two other laboratory sciences. Applicants who have not completed such course work at the secondary school level will be required to pass remedial courses in science prior to admission into Engineering.

P. O. Box 28282, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Phone:+971 4 3999000
Fax:+971 4 3998899

Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai

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6. Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T) Dubai

  • Course Name: MSc in Electrical Engineering (Part-Time)
The focus of the programs is on telecommunication systems including wired and wireless networks.
  • Duration:18 months, combination of online learning and quarterly intensive seminar classes and labs.
  • Entry Requirements:
  • BSEE degree from an accredited program.
  • An applicant with a strong undergraduate record and a bachelor of science degree in another branch of engineering (mechanical, computer, industrial, etc) will also be considered for admission.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredit college or university with an equivalent grade point average of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • All applicants are required to meet the English language requirement for graduate study at RIT by submitting either a TOEFL score (minimum score 80 internet based, 213 computer based or 550 paper based), or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

RIT Dubai
PO Box 341055
Techno Point Building, 1st Floor
Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel:+971 04 371 2000
Email:[email protected]

Manipal University Dubai

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7. Manipal University Dubai Campus

  • Course Names: B.E. Civil Engineering, B.E. Electronics and Communication, B.E Instrumentation and Control Engineering, B.E. Mechanical Engineering, B.E. Mechatronics Engineering, B.E.Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Entry: Issue of application forms and provisional admissions 1st Jan 2011 onwards.
Entry Requirements:
  • Under Graduate Programmes
  • Original & Photocopy of attested copy of mark sheet/ grade sheet of 12th Std. examination/ equivalent
  • Original & Photocopy of Certified copy of 10th Std mark-sheet
  • Original Transfer Certificate or School Leaving Certificate
  • Original Conduct Certificate issued by the school
  • 10 passport size photographs
  •  Post Graduate Programmes
  • Certified copy of Bachelor Degree and copy mark sheet with the original
  • Copy of Passport5 Passport size photographs

Admission Office:
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 345050
Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 4291214, 971 50 3482778, 971 56 6453446
Email: [email protected]

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