American University of RAK wins accreditation for Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering programs
21/08/2014 4:47 pm EDT


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The American University of Ras Al Khaimah has obtained academic accreditation for two new undergraduate programs in Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering according to the American model, from the Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The follows a meticulous process of the evaluation and meeting the conditions and criteria set by the commission, in accordance with international standards.

Commenting on the development, Prof. Dr. Hassan Alalkim, President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, said, “The accreditation is the culmination of the efforts of the university’s administration and faculty from the College of Engineering. The two programs are in line with our quest to offer to the labor market competent human resources excelling in specialised disciplines. Our university has world-class laboratories to stimulate creativity and develop innovative projects, in an effort to spread a culture of research and scientific achievements in engineering so that we create a generation of graduates specialized in the creation of technologies and engineering solutions in all areas of life.”

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) recently signed a cooperation agreement under which ADNOC will provide scholarships for 300 outstanding Emirati students for doing their bachelors in chemical engineering and petroleum engineering at the University, starting from the academic year 2014-2015. The admissions will be subject to the conditions and the requirements of the ADNOC scholarship program and on the basis of criteria of engineering programs as defined by the University.

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah has put in place the right environment for petroleum engineering chemical engineering disciplines, according to advanced technology and the highest international standards, and the programs will be delivered by professors of different nationalities with vast experience.

The university has introduced a range of specialized programs in a relatively short span of time, and has succeeded in reaching high levels of academic and administrative distinction, and strengthened its position on the map of academic institutions competing in the country. It is working hard on the development of the university and the expansion of its programs, with the goal of providing high-quality education with a global perspective.

For more info please contact:
Alya Ahmed
Public Relation Executive
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Tel: +97172210900 ext. 1214
Fax: +97172210300
Email: [email protected]

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