SAE Institute Dubai

SAE Institute Dubai

SAE, with 51 campuses in 25 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. SAE Dubai, proudly offers TEQSA accredited Bachelor Degrees across 5 disciplines - Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games, in addition to short course certificates. SAE offers Australian-government accredited Bachelor Degrees.

Top reasons to study here

  • Creative media specialists.
  • The project-based and collaborative learning experience.
  • Graduate with a portfolio, setting you apart from other fresh creative media entrants in the field.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Computer Science & IT (3)



SAE was established in Australia in 1976 as the world’s first audio engineering institute. The early success of SAE and the demand for our practical, theory-based and industry relevant training quickly led to the establishment of other campuses nationwide. By 1982, SAE had campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. 


SAE offers Australian-government accredited Bachelor Degrees in addition to short course certificates:

  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Design
  • Film
  • Games


Ahmed Gamal Fouad Mohamed Abdelgawwad (Games)

Amit Mahaveer Naval (Animation)

Hiba Hassan (Design)

Mary Jane Frances Nolan Bock (CMPP)

Randula Yeshan De Silva

Yazan I M Ghazzawi (Film)

Ahmad Abobakr Abdalazeem Abdlemagid Abdallah (Games)

Alexander James Foley (Audio)

Andrew James Ward (Audio)

Bingu Ruchinda Ratnapala (Animation)

Jobert Dangkeo Garcia (Graphic Design)

Reshel Suryakant Shah (Film)

Robert William Pereña (Film)

Rashed Hindash (Animation)

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Student services

Student Services staff can help you with all administrative matters including:

  •     Course information
  •     Application and admission
  •     Forms and student records
  •     Orientation
  •     Timetables and campus information
  •     Fees and payments
  •     Graduation

Housing services

Uninest Student Residences, our partner for student accommodation. Uninest is designed and managed exclusively for students and offers a hassle-free option at affordable rates including regular transport to and SAE.

Fees vary between 2,950 AED and 5,800 AED per month depending on the room type 

Library services

SAE Institute Dubai aims to provide an integral approach in its academic support to its students by providing library services and a wide range of credible industry relevant resources. Students are guided with hands-on research assistance along with class training sessions on using dynamic online databases and printed resources. SAE Dubai Library offers an extensive range of resources and services to support teaching and learning. Its collections include over 2000 print volumes and access to over one hundred thousand e-book titles and nearly 5,000 electronic journal titles.

ICT services

SAE has a resident IT professional providing all IT needs for SAE students

Medical services

SAE Student Services staff provide guidance and support on an array of non-academic matters including:

  •     Time and study management skills
  •     Accommodation, transport and local services
  •     Healthy and effective study practices
  •     Confidential liaison for contact to professional services in health, social services, finance and counselling

Student Life

Campus life

Centrally located, SAE Dubai is part of the city’s thriving and vibrant Media and Internet cities as well as Dubai Knowledge Village. This is the arts and cultural community of the city. The campus boasts a large and diverse student community and a staff of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals committed to best-practice teaching and learning.

Knowledge Village has a food court and a good selection of restaurents in walking distances from all three of SAEs buildings. Three of the buildings are separated, however the distance of walking between them is very short and can be done in minutes.

Sports facilities

There is a table tennis table.


  • Higher Education (HE) is regulated by the Commonwealth of Australia Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA accreditation and registration falls under the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency Act 2011.
  • SAE is accredited by TEQSA. Details on our bachelor and associate degree accreditionis available on the TEQSA website.


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