Quality & Accreditation
As part of Ahlia University’s vision and mission, our aim is to produce top level graduates through high quality teaching. Under the leadership of Dr Ahlam Hassan, AU has formed a Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA) to fulfil the mission, vision, and goals of AU towards achieving excellence in the quality of our student learning, teaching and research. In anticipation, the Centre strives to ensure that the education offered by AU meets national and international standards through a policy of continuous improvement.
CAQA was formed with the responsibility of planning, developing, implementing, and managing quality assurance standards across AU. It is also responsible for assuring the implementation of all the necessary plans and policies to meet the requirements for accreditation of the programmes of AU. CAQA works closely in cooperation with all other existing Centres and Committees of AU, one of which is Institutional Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee (IAQAC) and Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee (TLAC).
CAQA has established an Internal Quality Management System that insures quality assurance standards are being applied across the University in all the academic and administrative operations. The Internal Quality Management System has enabled AU to fulfil its vision and mission and is measured by the satisfaction rate of the identified stakeholder’s such as alumni, students and employers of AU Graduates as well the number of students employed in the national market.
With the high level of support given to the quality assurance operations at AU, the CAQA team works to ensure the programmes are up-to-date and are of the highest academic standards. The implementation of policies and procedures includes feedback obtained from stakeholder’s such as external advisory board members alongside conducting market need analysis.
External Quality Reviews & Achievements
As a result, the Internal Quality Management System has enabled AU to achieve external standards of the Directorate of Higher Education Reviews (DHR) of the National Authority for Education and Training (NAQAAET). The review is conducted by DHR in both (Institutional and Programmes-within-College Level)
In 2010, AU underwent an Institutional Review and obtained outstanding results during its follow-up in 2011 which set AU in the first category among the first class universities as announced by the NAQAAET Annual Report 2011.
In 2014, the review was changed to be conducted as ‘Programmes within College’. The College of Medical and Health Science, College of Information Technology, College of Business and Finance and College of Engineering were subject to a review and all received high level status of confidence for all the programmes offered under the Colleges. The programmes are classified by College as follows:
Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (BSPT) Confidence
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (BSIT) Confidence
Bachelor’s Degree in Distributed Systems and Multimedia (BSDSM) Confidence
Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science (MITCS) Confidence – DHR Cycle 1
Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance (BSBF) Confidence
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) Confidence
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance (BSEF) Confidence
National Qualification Placement/Validation
AU was placed as part of the Institutional Listing in 2015; General Qualification Directorate (GDQ) has published the placement report (IL15-004)