AUK re­ceives ABET Ac­cred­i­ta­tion on Com­puter En­gi­neer­ing Pro­gram

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The Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Kuwait (AUK) an­nounced that its Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing (BE) in Com­puter En­gi­neer­ing has re­ceived ac­cred­i­ta­tion from the En­gi­neer­ing Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion of ABET, the Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Board for En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy, mak­ing it the first pri­vate univer­sity in Kuwait to re­ceive this ac­cred­i­ta­tion for its Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing in Com­puter En­gi­neer­ing.

Sheikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Chair of the Board of Trustees of AUK, an­nounced the news dur­ing the AUK Board of Trustees meet­ing. At the meet­ing, she thanked Pres­i­dent Nizar Hamzeh, along with the Dean of the Col­lege of Arts & Sciences, Dr Rawda Awwad, and the Chair and Fac­ulty of the De­part­ment of Elec­tri­cal & Com­puter En­gi­neer­ing for their com­mit­ment to this achieve­ment. Sheikha Dana also rec­og­nized the dili­gent ef­forts of the Chair and mem­bers of the AUK ABET steer­ing com­mit­tee whose hard work led to this mile­stone. “Col­lect­ing such ac­co­lades goes in line with our com­mit­ment to grad­u­ate global cit­i­zens whose ac­com­plish­ments speak of the qual­ity of knowl­edge and skills they gained at AUK,” ex­pressed Sheikha Dana.

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 rec­og­nized by the Coun­cil for Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Ac­cred­i­ta­tion (CHEA). It cur­rently ac­cred­its al­most 3,500 pro­grams at nearly 700 col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in 28 coun­tries.

Sheikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

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