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Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

University name Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai
Director's name Yousef Al Assaf (President from 01 Feb 2013)
Executive body or owner
Date founded September 2008
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university
University location / area Dubai Silicon Oasis (near Dubai Academic City) - location map
Postal address PO Box 341055, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-5015566
Email dubai@rit.edu
Website dubai.rit.edu
Curriculum US
Qualifications MBA, MEng, MSc
University fees 58,520-65,400 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 284 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 63 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
2 stars from 45 votes.    

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RIT Dubai courses and programs
  • Advanced Certificate programs in:
    • Service Leadership and Innovation
    • Computer Information Assurance
  • Master's Degree programs in:
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Development
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Service Management, Leadership and Innovation
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) starting August 2009
    • Master of Science in Networking and Systems Administration from November 2008
RIT Dubai course fees and costs for 2009-2010 (all figures in UAE dirhams)
Program Length Total fees¹ Annual fees¹ Quarterly fees Monthly fees² Per course
MS & MEng
1½ years
MBA (18 courses)
2¼ years
  1. Figures in italics are estimates. The monthly payment plan appears to be the cheaper option overall.
  2. Monthly fees payable due every month except September.
  • Application fee AED 200
  • Textbooks allow AED 500 per subject or course
  • Medical and health insurance AED 2000 per year (compulsory if in RIT student accommodation).
  • Student visa deposit AED 5000 and annual fee of AED 1000
  • Accommodation costs as follows for 2009-2010:
Apartment type 2 bedroom
shared room
2 bedroom
single room
1 bedroom
shared room
1 bedroom
single room
Monthly rent per person
13 November 2012
  • New president of RIT Dubai campus will be Yousef Al Assaf from 01 Feb 2013. Previously he was dean of the college of engineering at the American University of Sharjah. Previous president was Dr Mustafa Abushagur.
22 March 2011
  • The president of RIT Dubai, Mustafa Abushagur, has moved to Libya to serve as the new deputy prime minister there for 8 months.
24 October 2011
  • New RIT Dubai campus at Dubai Silicon Oasis officially opened (WAM news).
  • Telephone +971-4-3712000. Location Techno Point Building, 1st Floor.
26 October 2009
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) plans to introduce undergraduate degree programs in Business, Computing, Engineering from September 2010 (press release 26 October 2009).
  • RIT Dubai website at dubai.rit.edu and www.rit.edu/dubai/ but some pages return not found error at dubai.rit.edu.
  • Tel number updated from RIT website, previously was +971-4-5015314.
13 September 2008
  • Tuition fees for 2008-2009 are
    • AED 8,450 per subject
    • Advanced Graduate Certificate (5 subjects) AED 42,200
    • Master’s Degree (12 subjects) AED 101,300
  • RIT Dubai not seen in list of MOHESR accredited universities
23 May 2008
  • RIT Dubai is one of the offspring of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, USA.
  • The Dubai RIT branch will offer part-time study programs in the evenings and weekends so you can still work, but give up your social life.
  • RIT say they will offer the same accredited degrees as the Rochester Institute of Technology in the USA.
  • No contact details found but possibly try Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) tel +971-4-5015000. Email has been sent to DSO requesting more information, we'll update here when a reply is received.
  • Masters degree programs from September 2008. Undergraduate programs offered from September 2010.
  • Master's courses include Finance, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Service Management, Network and Systems Administration
  • Students might have the opportunity to do part of their studies at the RIT campus in Rochester, New York.
  • RIT also have affiliations and programs in many other countries including Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom.
  • RIT must be a good spot to study - they have a picture of Bill Clinton on their website.
Last update 19 November 2012
General comments - might not apply to Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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