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AURAK Gains ABET Accreditation for Three Degree Programs


American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)
bachelors of science
degree programs in computer science, industrial engineering, and
mechanical engineering have been accredited by the Computing and
Engineering Accreditation Commissions (CAC and EAC) of ABET, the global
accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural
science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

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Part of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah campus (Photo: AETOSWire)

Part of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah campus (Photo: AETOSWire)

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. 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.

Currently, AURAK has six ABET accredited programs: computer engineering,
electronics and communications engineering, civil and infrastructure
engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, and mechanical
engineering. The remaining three programs: chemical engineering,
electrical engineering, and petroleum engineering programs will be
reviewed by ABET during the current academic year (2018-2019).

With the acquisition of these accredited programs to further solidify
the rigorous AURAK curriculum internationally, the university president,
Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, is nothing short of delighted with the
progress of the University curriculum, "'Little by little, one travels
far.' 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. These accreditations serve as validation
of the hard work and exuberant passion of the AURAK family and as a
testament for the university accrual as it progresses further as an
accomplished, internationally recognized institution."

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It currently
accredits over 3,800 programs at over 750 colleges and universities in
31 countries.

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab of Emirates (UAE)
is a government-owned institution of higher education which provides an
integrated North American-style education. It is accredited by the
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in UAE and offers a
total of 22 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of
disciplines. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded the institution candidacy status in July

*Source: AETOSWire

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