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Abu Dhabi University

PO Box 59911

Abu Dhabi, 59911

United Arab Emirates

Telephone: 971 2 5015717


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Mark Goor

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 24, 2022

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2015

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2016

Undergraduate FTE: 3,010

Graduate FTE: 631

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. Proprietary with parent/board

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: No

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerMohammed ParakandiDirector of Academic Quality and
Board of Directors ChairAli Bin HarmalChairman Board of
Chief Academic OfficerThomas
Chief Executive OfficerGhassan
Chief Financial OfficerIbrahim LoukaDirector of
Director Institutional ResearchHeather FriesenDirector Organizational Planning &
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
Al Ain CampusAl AinAdditionalActive
Al Dhafra CenterAl DhafraAdditionalActive
Dubai CampusDubaiAdditionalActive
00000000Khalifa City CampusAbu DhabiMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
BA in Mass CommunicationBachelors2012On-Site
BA in Mass Communication (Arabic)Bachelors2016On-Site
BA in Persian LanguageBachelors2010On-Site
BBA in AccountingBachelors2006On-Site
BBA in Digital Marketing CommunicationsBachelors2016On-Site
BBA in FinanceBachelors2003On-Site
BBA in Human Resources ManagementBachelors2008On-Site
BBA in ManagementBachelors2003On-Site
BSc in AviationBachelors2011On-Site
BSc in Chemical EngineeringBachelors2013On-Site
BSc in Civil EngineeringBachelors2007On-Site
BSc in Computer EngineeringBachelors2008On-Site
BSc in Electrical EngineeringBachelors2009On-Site
BSc in Environmental Health and SafetyBachelors2010On-Site
BSc in Information TechnologyBachelors2006On-Site
BSc in Interior DesignBachelors2007On-Site
BSc in Mechanical EngineeringBachelors2010On-Site
BSc in Military Sciences and AdministrationBachelors2009On-Site
BSc in Military Sciences in ManagementBachelors2010On-Site
BSc in Public HealthBachelors2011On-Site
Bachelor of ArchitectureBachelors2009On-Site
Bachelor of Business AdministrationBachelors2006On-Site
Bachelor of LawBachelors2014On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical EngineeringBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science – Laboratory MedicineBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity EngineeringBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Industrial EngineeringBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Medical GeneticsBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and DieteticsBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Software EngineeringBachelors2019On-Site
Doctor of Business AdministrationProfessional Doctorate2010On-Site
MEd in LeadershipMasters2008On-Site
MSc in Civil EngineeringMasters2013On-Site
MSc in Computer ScienceMasters2006On-Site
MSc in Electrical and Computer EngineeringMasters2015On-Site
MSc in Information TechnologyMasters2015On-Site
MSc in Mechanical EngineeringMasters2016On-Site
MSc in Special EducationMasters2010On-Site
Master of Business AdministrationMasters2006On-Site
Master of Engineering ManagementMasters2010On-Site
Master of Human Resources Management (In Arabic for Military)Masters2010On-Site
Master of International RelationsMasters2017On-Site
Master of Private LawMasters2015On-Site
Master of Project ManagementMasters2013On-Site
Master of Public LawMasters2015On-Site
Masters in Strategic LeadershipMasters2016On-Site
Professional Diploma in TeachingNon-degree2011On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Interim Report
Fall2031Offsite Review
Spring2032Accreditation Visit