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RIT Global

Dubai is home to the most cutting-edge engineering feats in the world including the man-made palm islands, world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa, state-of-the-art desalination facilities and Masdar, a planned sustainable community. Regardless of your specific engineering major, there is something for everyone to sink their teeth into.

  • Collaborate with some of the most creative problem solvers in the world and observe first-hand how engineering systems like mechanical, chemical, civil and sustainable interact to develop solutions of the future.
  • Immerse yourself in a unique region of the world with rich ethnic food, language, religious and cultural heritage.
  • Gain strategic problem solving skills and perspectives that will make you stand out to future employers.

Dubai is known for its welcoming hospitality of visitors, and attracts people from all over the world, whether for a visit or for work. Known for its cutting edge innovation in technology, engineering and business, Dubai is a buzzing, cosmopolitan city that also offers you a piece of home as you step onto RIT’s campus in Dubai.

Program Details

  • Term: Fall or Spring
  • Credits: 12-16
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall semester - April 1st
    • Spring semester - October 1st

RIT Dubai Campus
The RIT Dubai campus is strategically located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world's leading centers of advanced electronic innovation and design. You will be invigorated by the vibrant synergy of academic and corporate research and development. The RIT Dubai campus contains state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, faculty and staff office, student lounges, a library, computer labs and is equipped with the latest technology including wireless internet service.

These engineering courses are typically offered each semester in Dubai. A complete, up-to-date course list can be provided by your study abroad advisor. Additional coursework offered in business, computing, economics, math, psychology, and liberal arts.

You can view past courses on SIS (choose RIT Dubai for campus location at the bottom of page in SIS) or ask your study abroad advisor for a list of courses typically offered. Applicants should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that credits count towards their degree program.

Fall Engineering courses typically offered Spring Engineering courses typically offered

MECE 110 – Thermodynamics I
MECE 117 – Intro to Programming for Engineers
MECE 205 – Dynamics
MECE 301 – Engineering Applications Lab
MECE 305 – Materials Sciences with Apps
MECE 310 – Heat Transfer I
MECE 317 – Numerical Methods
MECE 320 – System Dynamics
MECE 348 – Contemporary Issues
MECE 350 – Strengths II
MECE 355 – Fluid Mechanics
MECE 529 – Renewable Energy Systems

ISEE 140 – Materials Processing
ISEE 345 – Engineering Economy
ISEE 420 – Production Planning/Scheduling
ISEE 510 – Systems Simulation

EEEE 260 – Intro to Semiconductor Devices
EEEE 281 – Circuits I
EEEE 321 – Energy Conversion
EEEE 352 – Linear Systems
EEEE 374 – EM Fields and Transmission Lines
EEEE 414 – Classical Control
EEEE 420 – Embedded Systems Design
EEEE 484 – Communication Systems

MATH 221 – Multivariable and Vector Calculus
MATH 231 – Differential Equations
MATH 381 – Complex Variables
MATH 251 – Probability and Statistics
PHYS 212 – University Physics II

MECE 200 – Fundamentals of Mechanics
MECE 203 – Strength of Materials I
MECE 205 – Dynamics
MECE 210 – Fluid Mechanics I
MECE 211 – Engineering Measurements Lab
MECE 305 – Materials Sciences with Apps
MECE 348 – Contemporary Issues in Engineering
MECE 352 – Thermodynamics II
MECE 409 – Aerodynamics

ISEE 200 – Computing for Engineers
ISEE 301- Operations Research
ISEE 304 – Fundamentals of Materials Science
ISEE 323 – Facilities Planning
ISEE 325 – Engineering Stat and DOE
ISEE 330 – Ergonomics and Human Factors
ISEE 350 – Engineering Management

EEEE 221 – Clean/Renewable Energy Systems
EEEE 281 – Circuits I
EEEE 282 – Circuits II
EEEE 346 – Advanced Programming
EEEE 380 – Digital Electronics

​​​​​​​PHYS 212 – University Physics II
MATH 221 – Multivariable and Vector Calculus
MATH 231 – Differential Equations
MATH 233 – Linear Systems and Differential Equations



Housing in Dubai
You will live in dorms located in Dubai Silicon Oasis. The dorms are a 5-minute shuttle ride (or 15 minute walk) from the RIT Dubai campus. Shuttle services to and from campus are easy and free. All rooms come equipped with wireless internet services.

Student Experience and Excursions
Prior to your departure, you will meet with the team in Dubai via video chat. Once in country, you will receive a thorough on-site orientation and the team will help you adjust to your new surroundings. You will be able to participate in local clubs, sports teams and other student activities. You will also get to participate in several cultural excursions during your stay in Dubai most of which are included in the program fee cost. Some of the most popular include riding buggies on a desert safari, sharing a traditional Emirati meal with a local family, peering over the city skyline from the top of the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa, soaring down the slopes at the indoor ski resort.

To Apply

1) Make an appointment to meet with the study abroad advisor for this program, Myles Chalue - choose date and time
3) Start an application in the Compass.

Program Cost & Financial Aid

Student budget worksheets - outlines all program costs. Students should take a copy of this worksheet to their financial aid advisor early in the application process to determine how their aid may apply to the program cost.

Financial Aid:
Financial aid may cover some program costs. As you review the budget worksheet, please remember that it does not include your RIT financial aid or scholarships which may cover some of the program costs. The purpose of the budget worksheet is to show all the costs associated with your study abroad program which will help your RIT Financial Aid Assistant Director determine how your aid and scholarships may be applied. 

To understand how your financial aid and scholarships may apply to your program costs:

  • Make an appointment with your financial aid assistant director (call Financial Aid at 585-475-2186) and mention that you are calling for a study abroad appointment
  • Upload a copy of your budget worksheet(s) via the Financial Aid upload portal at (at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled meeting, so they have time to prepare) 
  • Please rename the file name of your budget worksheet before uploading it to the Financial Aid portal based on the instructions provided in the portal (adding your name and student ID)

To find out the name of your financial aid assistant director for your degree program visit:

We recommend you meet with Financial Aid before the application deadline so you understand how your aid will apply. The RIT financial aid office is located in Bausch and Lomb Center (Bldg. 77), 2nd floor, 2125.

RIT Study Abroad Scholarships
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Academic Year
Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Undergraduate, Graduate
Open To: 

RIT Students Only