The department of Geography and Urban Planning at UAEU offers a minor in Geo-informatics (GIS). The minor is open to all university students but is primarily geared to serve interested students from geography, geology, and engineering departments. Students should have the department approval to enroll. The minor completion requires students to take a total of 18 credit hours spread in 6 courses. Upon successful completion of the minor program the students should have gained knowledge and developed skills on how GIS and spatial data analysis can be used in various fields such as transportation, urban planning, petroleum, coastal management, environment, and GIS project management.