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The continued global expansion of the aviation and aerospace industries is driving a strong demand for aerospace engineers. In the UAE, as well as the Middle East, the aerospace industry has continued to expand at a rate significantly above the global average. The geographic and economic positions of the UAE are two of the drivers spurring the growth of aircraft manufacturing, maintenance repair-overhaul (MRO) facilities, and space-related industries.

Career Specializations

Systems Engineering Testing
Design Computational Analysis
Project Management Research and Development

Employment Opportunities

Aerospace Engineers are employed in the following fields:

  • Aviation Industries (design, development, and fabrication of airplane propulsion, structural and aerodynamic systems)
  • Space Vehicle and Launch Vehicle Industries
  • Industries involving aerodynamics, materials, engines, and control, such as the automotive sector, conventional and alternative energy.

Academic Faculty

Dr. Wesley Cantwell Professor, Associate Dean for Research, & Director of ARIC
Dr. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub Professor, Acting Chair, Aerospace Engineering, & Director of ADAM Center
Dr. Sean Shan Min Swei Professor of Practice & Director of KUSTIC
Dr. Mohammad A. Al Shudeifat Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan Assistant Professor & Center Manager of ADAM Center



Fu Jing Research Associate
Tauha Khan Graduate Student & Research Assistant

Graduate Students

Zawar Haider Graduate Student
Yusra Alkendi Graduate Student
Tayyab Khan Graduate Student
Tauha Khan Graduate Student & Research Assistant
Somayya Mohamed Graduate Student
Rahul Venkatesan Graduate Student
Burhani Burhani Graduate Student
Adham Alkhaja Graduate Student
Xiaoqian Huang Graduate Research Teaching Assistant