College of Engineering

College of Engineering

One of the main pillars of Abu Dhabi’s social, political and economic future is a sustainable knowledge-based economy, as outlined in within the Emirate’s 2030 vision.

The overarching purpose of the College of Engineering at Khalifa University is to work towards this vision by advancing the discovery of new knowledge, its dissemination and exploitation. The College is distinguishing itself as a major contributor towards economic diversification within Abu Dhabi and the region, particularly through its close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as energy, aerospace, healthcare, transportation and telecommunications.

The College of Engineering is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to engineering education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. The College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.

Our Vision

To be a world class centre of excellence in engineering education, research, and knowledge transfer and hence be a catalyst for economic development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. 

Our Mission

The College of Engineering serves the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the nation, and the world by providing students with holistic education underpinned by the principle of engineering with a purpose, thus empowering them to be outstanding leaders in discovering new knowledge as a catalyst for business innovation, particularly towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision. The College also plays an integral role towards this vision by conducting cutting edge fundamental, multidisciplinary and translational research in key strategic areas such as information and communication technology, aerospace, transport and logistics, healthcare and energy and the environment.

Our Values

  • We strive to be excellent in all we do within a collegial environment.
  • We are ethical and adhere to the principles of integrity, fairness and transparency.
  • We have a strong sense of community both within the university and also within the wider society, which is guided by our ultimate honorable aim to serve humanity.
  • We undertake our duties with full responsibility and accountability.

Prof. Bayan Sharif


Prof. Hassan Barada

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Prof. Mahmoud Al-Qutayri

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Prof. Wesley Cantwell

Associate Dean, Research


Dr. Saif Al Husani 

Director of Labs

Marie David

Manager - Academic Administration


Louise Kelly

Executive Assistant

Shara Naroosh Kumar

Administrative Assistant


Eden Lopez Compahinay




Sumayya Al Menhali

Administrative Assistant

Ayesha Al Ahmed

Administrative Assistant



For information about the Khalifa University College of Engineering, please call:

Telephone: +971 (02) 401 8000

Fax: +971 (02) 447 2442


Does working for a young and dynamic university appeal to you? Would you like to share your talent to help build a university that is well positioned as a leader of higher education in the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East, and internationally? Would you like to work in a diverse and culturally rich environment?

Our vision influences everything we do, from academics and research; to creating a benefit package that reflects the way people are valued. We are actively hiring faculty and staff to join us in transforming our vision into a reality.

So if you want to be a part of something big, we invite you to join us.