Hanar Atroshi

Senior Instructor
  • MSc in Data Communications Systems, Brunel University, UK - 2003
  • PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education), Post-Compulsory Education and Training, University of Greenwich, UK - 2002

Hanar Atroshi is a Senior Instructor who has established pedagogical excellence with 24 years of teaching experience across the UK and UAE. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the UK, which was equalized by the UAE Ministry of Education in April 2016. This qualification has credentialed her to teach courses ranging from traditional engineering, computing and research methods, creative and critical thinking courses such as innovation, to computer networking and coding. Her teaching experience includes teaching undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and capabilities across a range of courses.

She also earned and holds two significant extra teaching credentials:

  1. The Fellowship for Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - a British professional membership scheme promoting excellence in higher education.
  2. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - a professional British teaching qualification.

Hanar is also certified Cisco Instructor and AccessData Examiner. She has taught several courses in Engineering, Computing & Information Technology at a tertiary college level in the UK for a total of 12 years, and she has been teaching Computer Information Science undergraduate students for another 12 years in the UAE. In January 2018, she joined Zayed University (ZU) and taught courses within the department of Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) within University College (UC) for 3 years and then joined the College of Technological Innovation (CTI) where she teaches undergraduate courses in Computer Information Science.

Prior to teaching Hanar worked as a Computing Engineer in an IT center for 7 years.

Prior to joining ZU, she received the following:

  • Media and Press recognition in the UK and UAE.
  • Appreciation Certificate for the valuable contributions in the Capstone Program from the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE).
  • A number of Excellence Awards.
  • Appreciation Certificate of 2016 Innovation Ambassadors Program from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.


Abu Dhabi Campus, FF3-1-011



Teaching Areas

  • Essentials of IT and infrastructure
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Computer network Foundations
  • Computer Network Technologies
  • Information Security Foundations
  • Fundamenatal Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Methods of Scientific Research & Development

Research and Professional Activities

Research Area(s)

  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research and Professional Activities

Raven, J., Qalawee, M. & Atroshi, H. (2016). Learning computer hardware by doing: Are tablets better than desktops? International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 2(1), 55-64.