Established in 2004, Al Ain University (AAU) opened the doors to its first student cohort in 2005. Constantly innovating, AAU expanded its facilities by opening a second campus in Abu Dhabi in 2008, offering programs in Business and Law. Having begun with three colleges (Engineering, Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences), the University has continued to expand its program offerings which now include 16 undergraduate programs across six colleges (Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Communication and Media) and eight Master’s programs, as well as a Professional Diploma in Teaching.
AAU is licensed to operate under the auspices of the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE). AAU continues to successfully seek international accreditation of its programs by respected educational bodies. The College of Engineering is accredited by the US-based Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), The University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program has the distinction of being the first in the UAE to be granted International Certification by the prestigious Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in the US. Whilst the University’s Bachelor of Law program received accreditation from the Supreme Council for Evaluation, Research and Higher Education (HCERES) in France And, the Bachelor of Mass Communication and Media accredited by AQAS.
Al Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU) is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. AAU is a new and rapidly growing institution of higher education, which uses English as a medium of instruction. It has two campuses; one in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and the other in Al Ain, the ‘garden city’ of the UAE. Since the establishment of the university in 2005, the university’s student enrolment has tripled, and now includes students from the UAE and more than other twenty nationalities.
The university offers accredited Bachelor degree programs through its various colleges: College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Pharmacy, and College of Communication and Media. AAU also offers a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Professional Diploma in Education. The university has submitted proposals for additional programs to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Should these programs be granted accreditation, they too will be offered by AAU.