The College of Engineering of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has received re-accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States.
Prof. Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, stressed that this comes as a result of the commitment of the College of Engineering to international academic standards, and its efforts toward scientific research.
Dr. Sabah AlKass, Dean of College of Engineering, said: "the College of Engineering is keen to provide the best educational programs for its students at an international standard. Therefore, this internationally recognized accreditation validates the programs offered by the College, and facilitates the possibility of the College accepting international students from other parts of the world".
The College of Engineering received ABET Accreditation for all its programs; Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Communication Engineering. The University obtained ABET Accreditation for the first time in 1998, being the first university to do so in the UAE and its current accreditation will last until 2022.
The College of Engineering is currently working on a new program called the “Space and Aviation Program”, part of the College’s commitment to innovation and the practical application of knowledge.
It is also worth mentioning that ABET is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in "applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology”. The accreditation of these programs occurs mainly in the United States but also internationally. This Accreditation confirms the University’s mission to obtain international academic accreditations based on international standards.