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Programme Quality Reviews & Validation

Ahlia University has performed commendably vis-à-vis review outcomes within the context of Academic Programme Reviews conducted by the independent Bahrain Education & Training Quality Authority. To date, the University has undergone reviews a number of academic programmes on offer.

 

In our pursuit of high-quality academic provision. through alignment to international standards, and compliance with the National Qualifications Framework, Ahlia University has successfully achieved institutional listing as one of the first HEIs in Bahrain.

 

Achieving institutional listing has enabled the university to submit its programmes for validation through a process of external scrutiny by an NQF validation panel, and a validation (site visit) event, under the oversight of the General Directorate of National Qualifications Framework (GDQ).

In doing so, Ahlia University is proud to have the highest number of NQF validated programmes among private HEIs in Bahrain, with 11 National Qualifications/ programmes successfully placed on the national qualifications register and 3 cross boarder qualifications aligned to Bahrain qualification register which include 2 at level 10/PhD Level.

 

The below table provides an overview of all successfully validated/ aligned AU programmes, with the publishing year, and NQF placement reference. All placement results are published on the website of the Bahrain Education & Training Quality Authority.

College of Medical and Health Science

Programmes Judgment by DHR Year Published by DHR NQF Placed Reference Year Published by NQF
Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (BSPT) Confidence 2012 N/A N/A

College of Information Technology

Programmes Judgment by DHR Year Published by DHR NQF Placed Reference Year Published by NQF
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (BSIT) Confidence 2014 Q16-013 2017
Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Systems (BSMS) Confidence 2014 Q16-014 2018
Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science (MITCS) Confidence BQA Cycle 1

Confidence
2011 Q15-008 2016
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD-WR) in Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics and related fields offered by Brunel University N/A N/A AQ19-001 Alignment 2020

College of Business and Finance

Programmes Judgment by DHR Year Published by DHR NQF Placed Reference Year Published by NQF
Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing (BSMM) Confidence BQA Cycle 1

Confidence
2009

2015
Q15-021 2016
Re- Validated 2020
Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance (BSBF) Confidence 2015 Q15-010 2015
Re-Validated 2020
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) Confidence 2015 Q16-001 2016
Re-Validated 2020
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance (BSEF) Confidence 2015 Q16-002 2016
Re-Validated 2020
Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information System (BSMIS) Confidence 2015 Q16-012 2017
Re-Validated 2020
Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) Confidence BQA Cycle 1

Confidence
2012

2015
Q19-028 2019
Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management (MSEM) in collaboration with the George Washington University Confidence 2017 AQ17-003 Alignment 2017
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD-WR) in Management Studies, Operational Research and related fields offered by Brunel University N/A N/A AQ19-002 Alignment 2020

College of Engineering

Programmes Judgment by DHR Year Published by DHR NQF Placed Reference Year Published by NQF
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering (BSCCE) Confidence 2016 Q17-034 2018
Bachelor’s Degree in Mobile and Network Engineering (BSMNE) Confidence 2016 Q17-035 2018

College of Arts and Science

Programmes Judgment by DHR Year Published by DHR NQF Placed Reference Year Published by NQF
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations Adequate Progress 2019 N/A Based on BQA Cycle
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design Adequate Progress 2019 N/A Based on BQA Cycle