Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date May 6, 2021
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American University of Sharjah
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

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Head of Sustainability
AUS Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1,071

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,071

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
100

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
Yes

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

INSTITUTION LEVEL: General Education requirement IEN 301 Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Mindset - Learning Outcome 6: Demonstrate an understanding of sustainability principles, especially as applied to innovation and entrepreneurship. 

DIVISION LEVEL: College of Engineering, Division (Program) Learning Outcome 4
From page 102 of the Undergraduate Student Catalogue, the College of Engineering has five (5) Objectives and Outcomes. Objective 4 is the offering of programs and courses "that are critical to the sustainable development of society and the quality of life in the region". As a result, all of the degrees offered by the College of Engineering have mandatory sustainability courses in their curricula.
In the reporting year, 527 students graduated from the College of Engineering of the 1,071 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.

School of Business Administration, Division (Program) Learning Outcomes 2 and 5
From page 130 of the Undergraduate Student Catalogue, the School of Business Administration has five (5) Objectives and Outcomes. Objective 2 is to develop students who become "individuals who can lead organizations toward economic success with an awareness of social and environmental responsibility in the global marketplace of the 21st century". Objective 5 is to develop in students "an awareness of societal and environmental needs and concerns as they relate to ethical, professional and socially responsible business practices". Both outcomes are met by mandatory coursework in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, one of four mandatory upper-division courses that all Business Administration students must take in their junior or senior years.

In the reporting year, 297 students graduated from the School of Business Administration of the 1,071 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS:

School of Business Administration (2/2)
1. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Graduates from the BSBA degree program are expected to be able to:
• apply concepts and theories of ethics and social responsibility to practical business dilemmas, recognizing the implications of management decisions for the interests of key internal and external stakeholders
2. Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAE) Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, economics majors will be able to:
• apply economic theory to a range of economic and social issues
College of Architecture, Art and Design (5/5)
1. Bachelor of Architecture Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Architecture degree program, graduates should be able to:
• analyze and explain the relationship between design and environmental sustainability
2. Bachelor of Interior Design Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program, graduates should be able to:
explain design principles in relationship to the history and theory of interior design
• analyze and explain the relationship between design, environmental sustainability and interior applications of products and systems
3. Bachelor of Science in Design Management (BSDM) Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Design Management program, graduates will be able to:
• demonstrate knowledge of how the management and allocation of appropriate resources will sustain a design practice
• demonstrate an understanding of sustainable business models that are professionally and socially equitable
4. Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design (BSMD) Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design program, graduates will be able to:
• reflect upon and explain the ethical dimensions of practice within multimedia design fields
5. Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication (BSVC) Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication degree program, graduates will be able to:
• reflect upon and explain the ethical considerations related to creation, production, management and distribution within visual communication fields
College of Arts and Sciences (7/9)
1. Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSB) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Biology program, students will be able to:
• identify and carry out thoughtful approaches to biology-related problems, including ethical issues and biological threats to the environment
2. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSC) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program, students will be able to:
• identify and carry out thoughtful approaches to chemistry-related problems, including ethical issues and the proper disposal of chemical waste
3. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (BSES) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program, students will be able to:
• gain ability to work as a research team member and become proficient in the use of advanced equipment used in environmental analysis, including gas chromatography (GC), high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), ion chromatography (IC) and inductively coupled plasma spectrometry (ICP)
• evaluate and discuss sources of local and regional environmental threats and perform impact assessment studies
• demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of environmental modeling, environmental monitoring techniques and risk assessment
• evaluate the ethical, social, civic, cultural and political dimensions as they relate to environmental issues
4. Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature (BAELL) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature program, students will be able to:
• recognize the relationship between language, thought and culture
5. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies program, students will be able to:
• demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethical behavior and social responsibility
6. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BAPSY) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, students will be able to:
• demonstrate an understanding of social and cultural factors that influence human behavior
7. Bachelor of Science in Physics (BSPHY) Program Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Physics program, students will be able to:
• demonstrate understanding of the impact of physics principles in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
College of Engineering (7/7)
1. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in chemical engineering should demonstrate:
• an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
• an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
2. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in civil engineering should demonstrate:
• an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
• an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCoE) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in computer engineering should demonstrate:
• an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
4. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in computer science should demonstrate an ability to:
• recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
5. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in electrical engineering should demonstrate:
• an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
• an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
6. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in industrial engineering should demonstrate:
• an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
• an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
7. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in mechanical engineering should demonstrate:
• an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
• an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts

GRADUATE PROGRAMS:
College of Architecture, Art and Design (1/1)
1. Master of Urban Planning (MUP)
Program Outcomes Graduates of the MUP degree program will be able to
• undertake research and analysis in an interdisciplinary setting to foster sound insights into planning for sustainable places

College of Architecture, Art and Design (1/4)
1. Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL)
Program Learning Outcomes Upon graduation from the MA TESOL degree program, students will be able to
• explain the role of culture in language learning and teaching in an ESL/EFL environment

College of Engineering (2/10)
1. Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering (MSMTR)
Student Outcomes Upon graduation, an AUS MSMTR graduate should demonstrate the ability to
• recognize contemporary issues and their influence on technology advancement in a global and societal context

2. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering–Engineering Systems Management (PhD-ESM)
Program Educational Objectives Graduates of the PhD-ESM degree program will be prepared to:
• apply technical knowledge for long term sustainable and economic development

Student Outcomes Upon graduation, an AUS PhD-ESM graduate should demonstrate the ability to
• assess economic, environmental and societal impacts of engineering management systems

School of Business Administration (2/3)
1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Program Goals and Outcomes MBA graduates will have achieved the following objectives
• Understanding of the interrelations between business organizations and other societal institutions Students will use principles of ethics and social responsibility to understand the management of relationships between a business enterprise and its key internal and external stakeholders.

2. Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
Program Learning Outcomes Upon graduation from the MSA degree program, students will be able to
• assess the financial, ethical and social implications of selecting various accounting policies to support decisions made by internal and external user of accounting information


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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