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The University offers programs within the Colleges of Business & Management, Engineering, Architecture & Design. Our inaugural faculty are highly qualified educators and mentors whose focus is on graduate outcomes and employment-readiness.

Part of the curriculum involves the development of soft skills that are acquired through coaching and practice. Soft skills include the ability to problem-solve, work collaboratively, present information in a compelling way, and how to interact with others in a variety of settings.

These soft skills are refined through internships and apprenticeships during the course of the academic program. AUBH provides this opportunity as an integral part of our university education.

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College of Architecture & Design

Why Multimedia Design?

Designers with capabilities across multimedia have the creative world open to them, with opportunities in graphics, illustration, web, gaming, film and video, social media and photography to name a few. The entire world engages with every aspect of modern life through various forms of media, and the it is the creators behind this imagery, videography and innovative art that we are shaping through our courses. Multimedia is also non-specific by industry, meaning that the skills and knowledge possessed by these versatile designers can offer careers in literally any sector or organization – the sky’s the limit.

Who Should Apply?                             

This four-year undergraduate program gives students the opportunity to specialize in mass communication, production, or advertising, so an interest and knowledge of these industries will be a bonus. If you have a creative flair and excellent visual communication skills, or perhaps an interest or passion for art, then Multimedia Design is for you. Students who possess strong IT skills and have a basic understanding of design software will also have an advantage on this creative program.

Program Content

At the beginning, students are exposed to the role of imagery in culture, along with the ability to translate concepts, subjects, themes or narratives into visual language. Focus is given to today’s computer culture, covering information networks, multimedia environments and design and innovation processes. Each specialisation option develops a solid base of multimedia skills and knowledge, encompassing interface design, 2-D animation, video production, introductory software development, web-based design, and digital audio, and hands-on experience with real-world multimedia production. 

Budding photographers and videographers have their talent nurtured by learning technical skills and the process and philosophy of the art, moving on to image modification skills. Hand artists will also excel here in learning the translation of their craft to the digital medium. Students also have the choice to undertake an internship in one of our partner media agencies, preparing them to step into the workplace as ready designers.

With electives offered across business and professional services as well as technology entrepreneurship, designers are well-versed in not only the technical and creative side of their field, but are also given the awareness of how their skills enhance companies and products, enabling them to take on leadership roles in a variety of sectors.

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Why Multimedia Management?

Now, even traditional Investment Banks need creative thinkers to help advance their multimedia platforms and innovate for their clients. The digital world is expanding daily, and artists and other creative talent are finding new ways to express themselves digitally, whether through designing impactful marketing campaigns, or creating the next viral Tik Tok challenge. AUBH’s MA in Multimedia Management gives existing creatives the opportunity to build competencies in media theory and practice while acquiring the managerial skills needed to lead teams of creative people. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills to be successful media business owners.

Who should apply?

Free thinkers who want to create original concepts, animations and artworks, and want to lead a team. This two-year degree is for anyone who wants to climb higher in the advertising, media, fine art, marketing or public relations fields, or an existing professional looking to shift to a multimedia career. Graduates will explore building both technical and soft skills including: agility; adapting to change; solving challenging problems quickly; building and sustaining customer relationships; and staying current in media tools and resources adaptive to multiple industries. Locally, this could mean creating the next viral video ad, or managing one of Bahrain’s tech start-ups.

Program Content

This innovative program starts with core classes related to research, leadership and theory in a multimedia environment. After completing the fundamentals, students choose elective classes that suit their own career paths, such as Managing Human Capital and Contemporary Issues in Social Media. From this platform, students have the opportunity to complete an individual thesis with help from experienced mentors. By the time a student completes this degree, they are ready to take on challenging roles across growing industries including advertising, video game design, web design, or television.

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College of Business & Management

Why Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing is now the driving force behind many businesses. Companies are now hiring marketeers with digital capabilities as their first priority, with the recent shift to online working making them in high demand. People who think in big, bold colors with ambitious ideas love the limitless potential of a socially-driven career. It is a versatile path that requires creativity, market analysis skills and real-time response. 

Who should apply?

Students who see themselves as innovators and want a dynamic career encompassing all forms of digital media. People who see great marketing campaigns and still think, “I want to do better.” Students who are captivated by what makes a media campaign go viral, how to create unique social content, and what drives sales through multiple digital platforms will be fascinated with this degree.

Program Content

A first-to-market program, this degree offers a unique combination of communication, business and marketing, and visual design modules. You will learn to plan comprehensive social strategies including SEO, content marketing, and digital advertising; analyzing sophisticated data, and innovating online solutions to grow real-world businesses. The marketing elements of this course teach advanced communication and technological skills across a variety of business sectors, combining with engaging and specialized classes like Computer Culture, Consumer Behavior and Fundamentals of Family Business. 

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Why Finance?

The financial sector is a diverse and fascinating career field, and with this internationally-centric business degree majoring in finance, opportunities exist in the leadership of any business, non-profit organization, or government agency. This course also has a strong focus on financial management for entrepreneurship, enabling students to pursue an advisory role to all scales of corporations.

Who Should Apply?

With this four-year undergraduate curriculum, we are cultivating future business leaders who have a strong interest in economics and core STEM subjects such as mathematics and science. The ability to self-motivate and self-start will be a bonus. Applicants should have strong analytical skills and an ability to work collaboratively across all levels of an organisation, with an existing eye for financial opportunities in a company or situation.

Program Content

Business students will gain a unique blend of analytical, conceptual and strategic problem-solving skills which can be applied across a range of industry sectors. This professionally-oriented four-year program provides a solid grounding in the entire business ecosystem, incorporating accounting, business law, macro and micro-economics, marketing, management, strategy and ethics. Advancing to focus on the principles of banking, the financial services market, corporate finance and business research methods, the program delves into detailed financial models and performance evaluation. Emphasis is also given to the borrowing, lending and investing of money, facilitating a dynamic understanding of the real-world workings of the financial industry.

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Why Human Resources?

A company’s human resources department does much more than hire staff; they are at the forefront of creating fair labor practices, ensuring diversity in the workplace and helping employees get the best out of their roles. Professionals in Human Resources work to create a safe, healthy, productive environment to support and grow a business. Human Resource professionals often sit at the right hand of CEOs, helping them to nurture talent, listening to business needs and ultimately growing company productivity.

Who Should Apply

Active listeners who can think globally, and ethical and fair professionals who can balance company and employee welfare. Students who are good communicators and have the ability to inspire others will have an immediate advantage in this program. Graduates will not only be full-discipline HR professionals with this degree; specific area roles will be open to them, for example Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, Recruiter / Talent or Training and Professional Development.

Program Content

With a focus on soft skills, this four-year program sees students develop an appreciation of the impact of internal and external issues facing their company’s employees, the strategic nature of human resource management interventions, empathy, and active listening and communication skills. Modules also cover global thinking, the challenges of working in a changing environment and the key behaviors of a HR professional practitioner. Students than have the options to hone their studies, concentrating on areas that are meaningful to them, like Organizational Behavior or Financial Risk Management. By the time students finish at AUBH, they are equipped as 360-degree Human Resource professionals in any chosen industry.

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Why Management?

Modern managers at the top of their game do not only lead teams – they are skilled problem-solvers, experts at cost analysis and are able to leverage technology to develop their businesses and impact wider industries. A BBA degree in Management creates a world of opportunity for leadership careers across industry, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as for advanced study.

Who Should Apply?

With this four-year undergraduate curriculum, we are cultivating future business leaders who have a strong interest in collaboration and communication, and are able to negotiate any situation skillfully. The ability to self-motivate and self-start will be a bonus, due to the case study and internship elements of this program. Applicants should have strong analytical skills, and an ability to work collaboratively across all levels of an organisation, with an existing eye for business development and team talent opportunities in a company or situation.

Program Content

BBA students study a holistic program require analytical, conceptual and strategic problem-solving skills, and can be applied across a range of industry sectors. This professionally-oriented four-year program provides a solid grounding in the entire business ecosystem. It incorporates accounting, business law, macro and micro-economics, marketing, management, strategy and ethics. Following the core programs you will learn to address emerging issues, and to respond with innovation, through focused modules on operations management, HR, cross-cultural development, and international trade and investment. This program also develops entrepreneurship, with family business, managing change and negotiation as key advanced elements. Throughout the program the use of problem analysis, critical thinking, communication skills, and technological skills ensure graduates are work-ready leaders.

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Why Business Management?

A high-level MBA qualification opens up a wealth of leadership opportunities. AUBH’s MBA can accelerate a corporate career path or lay the foundation for the next tech startup. This degree is widely applicable across all industries; exploring the latest global business trends, the newest management tools and techniques, and challenging students to improve networks and collaboration.

Who Should Apply?

This two-year course is an exciting choice for anyone looking to take an existing career to the next level, or for recent graduates to hone their business and management skills. In an economy characterized by intense competition, technological change and rapid growth of globalization, students with an MBA-level qualification and credentials will have the edge in career opportunities. An MBA is broad enough to be applicable to multiple sectors, while providing specific skills for management and real-world challenges. AUBH’s MBA shows students how to blaze their own paths, whether it leads them to the C-Suite, entrepreneurship or teaching businesses to thrive. 

Program Content

Our MBA program reinforces business fundamentals through a strong foundation of accounting, marketing and strategy. As students move through the two years, they master skills in leadership, creating partnerships, interpreting industry data, managing crises and negotiation techniques. Students then progress to chosen electives like International Business and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Finally, led by supportive and practiced mentors, students complete a thesis paper on a subject that they find compelling, relating specifically to the field they want to pursue.

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College of Engineering

Why Civil Engineering?

Have you ever looked at an enormous skyscraper and wondered how it got there? The answer will always lead directly to Civil Engineers. Civil Engineering provides the backbone for all large-scale public works projects and private developments. Iconic buildings all over the world, from the Burj Khalifa to the San Francisco bridge were conceived and constructed by civil engineers who have become celebrities in their fields. Our AUBH degree program will give students the competitive edge they need to be a mega-project designer, while also preparing them for the technical and social requirements of working within the development industry.

Who Should Apply?

Anyone who likes to think big! A Civil Engineering qualification will bring graduates to project possibilities all around the world. Whether at home or abroad, civil engineers are always in demand, designing and implementing large-scale construction projects and architectural icons. This four-year Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering combines technical and management skills, making graduates the most flexible and versatile engineers. The College focuses on the integration of strong mathematics, sciences and computing preparation with a wide range of business applications, and the development of ethical, socially responsible and global attitudes.

Program Content

Built on a solid foundation of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, the Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering degree also addresses the social implications of large-scale projects through coursework in social sciences. After completing the core requirements, students can hone their passion through elective courses that focus on their specific interests, such as Open Channel Hydraulics and Masonry Structure Design. An internship completes this multi-layered degree by giving students important hands-on practical instruction. Our students don’t just read about what it is like to be a Civil Engineer, they spend time in the field learning what day to day work requires.

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Why Computer Engineering?

Perhaps the most in-demand skillset in today’s tech-centric world, Computer Engineering and its application across all industries is changing the way we experience life and is evolving rapidly. We want to place our students at the forefront of the telecommunications, networks, and electronics industries. Our versatile graduates can go on to a multitude of careers in the technological development of practically any sector.

Who Should Apply?

This 4-year undergraduate program produces dynamic computer engineers who enjoy working collaboratively and can adapt to the constant change of the industry. If you love to experiment and have a passion for technology, then computer engineering is for you. Applicants to this degree program will need a strong basis in mathematics, sciences, electronics and computing basics, and need to be able to self-evaluate throughout their studies.

Program Content

In the first year, this program tackles core principles of engineering mechanics, calculus, algebra and physics, homing in on the basics of computer organization and operation. As students advance, more complex elements of digital systems, electronics, networking and security are examined. Computer Engineering is one of our most flexible programs, giving students the opportunity to select from their choice of professional electives, with innovative options such as Web Programming, Circuit Design, Safety Engineering and Materials Science.

A key element of this program is the internship, which allows students to apply their learning in a real-world scenario, spending one month with one of AUBH’s partner organizations. Graduates of this course will find themselves as work-ready computer scientists, with potential careers in every area of life and commerce.

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Why Computer Science?

Computer Science is one of the most sought-after skill sets, opening doors to dynamic  and entrepreneurial career possibilities and opportunities with tech giants and SME’s. This program develops students’ ability to program, design, test, develop and innovate which can be applied throughout today’s tech-centric world. Students learn to address computer systems and devices, at both hardware and software levels. Their well-rounded skills cover testing, development, optimization, implementation, maintenance, analysis and design.

Who Should Apply?

This four-year undergraduate program will have a foundation in mathematics, sciences, electronics and computing basics. Applicants to this degree program should have strong analytical skills and the ability to self-evaluate throughout their studies.

Program Content

This program focuses on detailed hardware and software systems along with multiple levels of testing, development, optimization, implementation, maintenance, analysis and design. The curriculum will cover cover scientific modules in programming, networking and security, algebra, mathematics and analysis, which are then applied to innovative real-world uses such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and network management.

To nurture individual interests, elective modules are offered in cryptography, graphics and data mining techniques. A key final-year element of this course is the internship, which allows students to apply their learning in a real-world scenario, at one of our partner  organizations.

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Why Industrial Engineering?

Amazon, FedEx, Disney, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla - just a few major economic giants who have recently advertised for Industrial Engineers. This internationally mobile and varied career can be applied in leadership roles across a multitude of sectors, be it manufacturing or professional, technical, and scientific services - and the industry is growing year on year. Aerospace, architecture, automotive, machinery, artificial intelligence, healthcare – the sky is the limit with this practical and multi-faceted degree choice.

Who Should Apply?                         

This four-year undergraduate program produces versatile Industrial Engineers who can integrate science, engineering and socio-economic knowledge, and can go on to lead within the sector. If you have good interpersonal skills alongside a strong interest in mechanics, Industrial Engineering will bring out the inventor and innovator inside you. If you also have a strong basis in mathematics and science, plus a streak of creativity, then Industrial Engineering is the right program for you.

Program Content

The core IE curriculum is built on a broad foundation of math and science modules, combined with computer science, mechanics, and engineering design. Advancing to incorporate electrical engineering, tech entrepreneurship, machine learning and the science of materials - with an emphasis on operational application throughout – Industrial Engineering combines technical and management skills, encouraging analytical thinking and problem solving. This flexible degree program also delves into a range of systems and technologies with applications in energy production, robotics, environmental systems, materials, composites, transportation, manufacturing, machine design and many more.

With electives offered across business and professional services as well as computer science and even tourism, our Industrial Engineers are well-versed in not only the practical side of their field. They are also given the awareness of how their skills enhance companies and products, enabling them to take on leadership roles in a variety of sectors.

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Why Mechanical Engineering (ME)?

Mechanical Engineering is an international and diverse career path that can be applied in leadership positions across a various industries. This practical and multifaceted program develops students’ passion for design while building skillsets that can be applied in many areas such as aerospace, architecture, automotive, machinery, healthcare and artificial intelligence

Who Should Apply?                        

This four-year undergraduate program enables students to design processes and manage systems while fostering the ability to apply math and science principles to solve problems related to moving objects. Applicants should have strong practical and analytical skills with a basic interest and curiosity towards discovery of how every-day objects function.

Program Content

This program combines practical and management skills to encourage analytical thinking and problem solving. The core curriculum is built on a broad foundation of calculus and physics modules with focus on computer programming, methods of analysis and engineering design. It further advances to incorporate electrical engineering, advanced use of CAD software, engineering mechanics and simulated systems. Key principles are explored in detail, including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and advanced design of machinery.

Elective modules are offered across may areas of interest, such as continuum mechanics, solar energy or biomechanics, to ensure that students are able to nurture interests as the course develops. Students are given the opportunity to undertake an internship with one of our partner companies, preparing work-ready graduates to successfully adapt in the workplace.

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Why Engineering Management?

This program aims to provide students with the fundamentals needed to meet the new competitive challenges of the modern engineering design industry, which is in the midst of rapid growth. It also fosters an understanding of the changes in business, industry and government that affect this dynamic sector, making graduates senior level professionals able to lead teams of other engineers.

Who should apply?

Mid and senior level professionals who are looking to strengthen their credentials as C-Level executives, administrators and consultants. This program is for engineers who are passionate about their work and want to build on their existing portfolio and skillset. Analytical thinkers with a background in engineering theory and principles will have an immediate advantage in this program.

Program Content

This two-year program begins with core classes focusing on management; Financial and Managerial Accounting, Project Management, Managing People and Organizations and Strategic Technology Management. After completing core modules, students focus their skills by choosing elective courses in line with specialist areas of interest, for example Product Design & Innovation, or Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Governance. To complement this, students have the opportunity to complete a thesis that supports their particular learning path, supported by practiced mentors. Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering Management will be prepared for the next phase of their career, with specialist knowledge of engineering management theories, methods, practices and strategies. 

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