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  • Address
    PO Box 26666, Sharjah United Arab Emirates
  • Architecture Degrees

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

    Pre-professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    B. Architecture

    Other Related Disciplines (Undergraduate)

    B. Interior Design

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Graduate)

    M.Arch./M. Urban Planning
  • Tuition

    Undergrad Tuition – In State

    $21,500 - $26,500

    Undergrad Tuition – Out of State

    $21,500 - $26,500

    Graduate Tuition – In State

    $31,500 - $36,500

    Graduate Tuition – Out of State

    $31,500 - $36,500

    Canadian Undergraduate In Province Tuition

    Canadian Undergraduate Out of Province Tuition

    Canadian Undergraduate International Student Tuition

    Canadian Graduate In Province Tuition

    Canadian Graduate Out of Province Tuition

    Canadian Graduate International Student Tuition

  • Full-Time Students

American University of Sharjah

College of Architecture and Design

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Design of the American University of Sharjah that takes advantage of the unique professional and educational opportunities in the Gulf region. The five-year BArch professional program is equivalent in scope and curricular structure to North American professional degree programs and is the only program outside North America to receive full accreditation from NAAB. The curriculum consists of a total of 159 hours in required design studios, core and elective courses in architecture and open electives. Students can also pursue minors Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design as well as take courses in Film, Visual Communication, Design Management, and Multi Media Design programs in the Department of Design. General education requirements consist of 42 credits and take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the AUS campus. Architecture students are required to complete a 5-week summer internships in local or international architecture firms. Our graduates have significantly contributed to architectural practice in the region and beyond and have been recognized for their professional skills and for their unique contribution to the synthesis of East and West. Many alumni are pursuing or have completed graduate studies in prestigious universities in North America and Western Europe after their undergraduate studies in our B.Arch. program.


Our graduates are leaders in improving the built environment in the region and beyond.

Through our emphasis on cutting-edge technology, hands-on education and critical thinking skills, the Department of Architecture prepares students to contribute significantly to the professional world of architecture and interior design.

School Philosophy


The Department of Architecture has two degree programs: a five-year Bachelor of Architecture and four-year Bachelor of Interior Design. Our Bachelor of Architecture program is the first program of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.

Both programs offer a design-oriented curriculum based on the most current information and practices. While most architecture and allied disciplines within the region occupy sub-departments of engineering schools, the architecture and interior design programs at AUS are housed within a College of Architecture, Art and Design that specializes in these fields.

of Focus

1. Art & Design
2. Digital Fabrication & Technology
3. Design/Build
4. Materials and Construction
5. Interior Design
6. Digital Design & Visualization
7. Building Technologies
8. History
9. Theory
10. Criticism

Teaching / Research assistantships
Summer Program
Study Abroad
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Fabrication Lab

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