Licensure and Accreditation

Licensure and Accreditation

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AURAK offers locally and internationally-recognized degrees accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.

Accreditation indicates that an institution provides quality education. The CAA has a key leadership role in securing and developing the quality of higher education in the UAE. As a matter of the highest priority, it sets out to:

  • Safeguard academic standards.
  • Assure and enhance the quality of learning opportunities provided for students in UAE’s higher education institutions (HEIs).

Accreditation is important to employers because it confirms that your qualification is earned from a reliable institution.

Institutional Accreditations

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, located at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, PO Box: 10021, is officially Licensed from 1 August 2009 to 15 September 2026 by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to operate in the domain of Higher Education.

AURAK is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees . Questions about the accreditation of AURAK may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

AURAK has been awarded international accreditation by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the UK’s quality body for higher education .

Click here to read our latest QAA report and here to view the Action Plan

School / Program Accreditations

AURAK, located at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, PO Box: 10021, has earned Accreditation through the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education for all programs.

In addition, AURAK also holds multiple program accreditations from esteemed institutions, showcasing our dedication to providing excellent education.

Arts and Sciences Programs
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

BS in Biotechnology program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Engineering Programs

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

All the following Engineering Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET):

  • BS in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • BS in Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Business Programs
  • AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

AURAK is an accredited member of AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • Business Education Alliance

AURAK is a member of the Business Education Alliance

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting)

AURAK has been granted exemption accreditation by ACCA for four of the thirteen courses required for the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification for students who have completed the BSBA Major in Accounting.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Finance)

AURAK has been granted exemption accreditation by ACCA for three out of the thirteen courses required for the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification for students who have completed the BSBA Major in Finance

  • The CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute)

The Bachelor of Science in Business (Major in Finance) is affiliated with the CFA Institute.

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023
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