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AURAK Gains ABET Accreditation for Three Degree Programs


Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 8 September 2019 : The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) bachelors of science degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Chemical Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commissions (EAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Currently, nine of the School of Engineering undergraduate programs at AURAK are ABET accredited: Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.

With the acquisition of these accredited programs to further solidify the rigorous AURAK curriculum internationally, the university president, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim is pleased with the consistent progress AURAK has made through the hard-working faculty, “Every day the AURAK faculty and staff strives to provide students with a quality education that will enable them to excel in the professional, global community. Our students are receiving a first-rate education from first-rate professors who are highly active in the academic world of research and on the cutting edge of innovative ideas.”

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,005 programs at over 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries.

More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org. 

AURAK is an independent, public, state-owned, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher learning that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in comprehensive academic programs based on the North American model and the cultural characteristics of the Gulf region. Its undergraduate programs combine a strong grounding in the major subject with a broad general education, and its graduate programs prepare students for the demands of professional life. The institution is committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, ethics, and service to the community, preparing its graduates to be knowledgeable, thoughtful, creative, and responsible individuals, and it is accredited through the UAE’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For more information about AURAK’s programs, visit www.aurak.ac.ae.

 /  Source: AETOSWire

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