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Title: Michigan State University Dubai Computer Engineering Program


1
Michigan State University Dubai Computer
Engineering Program
  • Timothy Grotjohn
  • Professor and Chairperson
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Michigan State University

2
Background Michigan State University
International Programs
  • Over 260 programs in more than 65 countries on
    all continents
  • 2,975 students studied abroad through MSU during
    2006-07
  • MSU is ranked the top public university for study
    abroad participation in the nation by the
    Institute of International Education

3
Michigan State University ECE International
Programs
  • Study abroad/exchange program with University of
    Kaiserslautern, Germany for 15 years
  • 7-15 MSU students go to Germany each year for one
    semester
  • 5-10 University of Kaiserslautern students come
    to MSU each year
  • Study abroad program with University of Casino,
    Italy (one semester long program, just started)
  • Complete Computer Engineering degree program at
    MSU-Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

4
Michigan State University Dubai
  • MSU Dubai opened Aug. 2008 and offers
    undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Students earn a degree that is same as in East
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Vision is that in steady state in 4 years
    MSU-Dubai has
  • 5-7 undergraduate program
  • 5-10 graduate programs
  • Total of 800-1200 students
  • One of the undergraduate majors is computer
    engineering

5
How was MSU Dubai established?
  • MSU is engaged in various ways (study abroad,
    development projects, research projects, etc.) in
    most regions of the world.
  • The engagement in the Middle East was not as
    strong as other parts of the world, so MSU
    started looking for opportunities to improve its
    presence in the Middle East.
  • After exploring a number of possibilities over
    several years a decision and agreement was
    reached to establish MSU-Dubai

6
Where and how does MSU Dubai operate?
  • MSU Dubai is in Dubai International Academic City
    (DIAC) a higher education free zone
  • DIAC is an entity of TECOM- a division of Dubai
    Holding
  • The vision for DIAC
  • Bring the best institutions from the world to
    form a global community of learners and scholars
  • 25,000 students, 15-25 institutions on 1 sq.
    mile.
  • A regional higher education hub in Middle East,
    S. Asia, N. Africa and E. Africa (A region of
    over 1 billion people)

7
International Universities in DIAC
  • DIAC (Academic City) Currently, nearly 20
    international institutes of higher learning from
    Australia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Russia,
    Belgium, UK and Ireland join MSU in the DIAC,
    providing education to over 8,500 students.
  • Examples of other institutions at Academic City
  • University of Wollongong in Dubai from Australia
  • Middlesex University Dubai Campus from United
    Kingdom
  • S.P Jain Centre of Management Dubai from India.
  • Down the road a short distance is Silicon Oasis
  • Rochester Institute of Technology is starting a
    graduate program in Silicon Oasis

8
MSU Dubai Vision
  • MSU Dubai faculty will teach, conduct research,
    and extend their knowledge and expertise to
    local, national, and regional constituencies and
    communities.
  • All MSU Dubai degrees are equivalent to those
    offered by Michigan State University in the
    United States. (Same curriculum. Same diploma.)
  • The MSU Dubai programs have been selected to help
    meet the professional, management, and technical
    skills needed in Dubai, UAE, and the surrounding
    region.
  • MSU Dubai will operate financially from tuition,
    as well as, using additional funding
    opportunities identified in the Dubai area.

9
MSU Dubai Programs
  • Undergraduate Offerings
  • Business Administration
  • Child and Youth Development
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Project Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Media Management and Research
  • Master's Degree and Executive Certificate
    Programs
  • The post-graduate programs that will begin in the
    2008-09 include
  • Certificate in Educational Technology (Beginning
    August, 2008)
  • Master's Degree Human Resources Labor Relations
    (Beginning August, 2008)
  • Executive Certificate in Retailing (Beginning
    August, 2008)
  • Master of Science in Retailing (Beginning August,
    2008)
  • Programs to be phased in for the academic year of
    2009-10 are
  • Master of Arts in Advertising
  • Master of Science in Packaging
  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

10
MSU Dubai- Computer Engineering
  • Facilities including teaching laboratories are
    being established
  • Establish the faculty in Dubai
  • A combination of regular MSU faculty, fixed term
    faculty and adjunct faculty will be used in Dubai
  • Accreditation considerations
  • The Higher Learning Commission (MSUs
    accreditation body) approved MSU to proceed
  • MSU Dubai has a license from the Dubai Knowledge
    and Human Development Authority to offer degree
    and other educational programs in Dubai
    International Academic City
  • A letter has been provided to ABET informing that
    the Computer Engineering is part of the MSU Dubai
    offerings.

11
Current Status
  • Facilities completed summer 2008
  • Classes started in Aug. 2008

12
Current Status
  • The initial year (08-09) had four undergraduate
    programs start up. One program was CPE.
  • Recruitment for 09-10 is underway. Students and
    their families make college decisions later in
    Dubai- typically in the summer
  • Hiring of faculty is underway so that freshman
    and sophomore courses can be taught next academic
    year
  • Teaching laboratories for computer engineering
    program are being established

13
Next Steps
  • Look for ways to interact the Michigan and Dubai
    portions of the CPE program
  • Student interactions (on design projects)
  • Study abroad for East Lansing students in Dubai
  • Study abroad for Dubai students in East Lansing
  • Establish initial research and industry
    interaction activities in Dubai region (a goal is
    to do more than just teach CPE courses)
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