External Quality Reviews and 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):

Institutional Review

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.

Programme-within-College Review

Directorate of Higher Education Review from Bahrain Quality Assurance Authority (BQA has conducted the first cycle of programme reviews which is a detailed review conducted at a single programme level, AU has obtained the status if confidence it all it review programmes within the first cycle as indicated within the below table:

 

College Programmes Judgment by DHR Date
College of Business and Finance Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing (BSMM) Confidence 2009
College of Information Technology Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science (MITCS) Confidence 2010
College of Business and Finance Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) Confidence 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 both received high level status of confidence for all the programmes offered under both colleges and AU sustained its confidence status at both cycles, The programmes are classified by College as follows:

College Programmes Judgment by DHR Date
College of Medical and Health Science Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (BSPT) Confidence 2012
College of Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (BSIT) Confidence 2013
Bachelor’s Degree in Distributed Systems and Multimedia (BSDSM) Confidence 2013
Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science (MITCS) Confidence 2013
College of Business and Finance Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing (BSMM) Confidence 2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance (BSBF) Confidence 2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) Confidence 2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance (BSEF) Confidence 2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information System (BSMIS) Confidence 2014
Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) Confidence 2014
Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management (MSEM) Confidence 2017
College of Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering (BSCCE) Confidence 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Mobile and Network Engineering (BSMNE) Confidence 2015

 

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