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  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Summer II 2017 is on Aug 03, 2017
  • *** Make sure not to miss the payment deadline, otherwise you will be dropped from your courses
  • *** Normal Registration for Fall 2017 starts July 10, 2017 and ends Aug 10, 2017; check registration/payment deadlines online
  • ***Summer II 2017 semester starts July 2, 2017, and ends Aug 16, 2017
UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs
The American University in Dubai is officially licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. The Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs has accredited the university’s programs in International Studies, Business Administration (both undergraduate and graduate), Communication and Information Studies (both graduate and undergraduate), Engineering, Architecture, Visual Communication and Interior Design, Education (graduate), and Construction Management (graduate), in addition to Certificate programs in Middle Eastern Studies and Professional Teaching.
U.A.E. Ministry: PO Box 45133, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; tel.: +971-2-642-7772
Knowledge and Human Development Authority
AUD is permitted by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
KHDA: Block 8, Academic City, P.O. Box 500008, Dubai, U.A.E.. tel.: +971-4-3640000
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
AUD is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (see www.sacscoc.org). Contact the COC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 exclusively for matters specific to the accreditation of The American University in Dubai. Inquiries about AUD, regarding topics such as admissions, tuition, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to AUD and not to the Commission’s office.
State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
Authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990.
NPEC: 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305; tel.: +1-770-414-3300
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
AUD has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), with majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Marketing Communications
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), with concentrations in Finance and Marketing
IACBE: PO Box 3960, Olathe, Kansas 66063 USA; tel: +1-913-631-3009
International Advertising Association
The university’s undergraduate majors in Marketing Communications and Advertising have been accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) in New York.
IAA World Service Center: 521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1807, New York, NY 10175; tel: +1 212 557 1133
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
The Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering programs of AUD’s School of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. http://www.abet.org/
 ABET: 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201, tel.: +1-410-347-7700
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
The Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies (B.C.I.S.) program, with majors in Digital Production and Storytelling and Journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
ACEJMC: Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045- 7575; tel: +1-785-864-3973
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), www.accredit‐id.org.
206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503‐4014
National Architectural Accrediting Board
In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The NAAB grants candidacy status to new programs that have developed viable plans for achieving initial accreditation. Candidacy status indicates that a program expects to achieve initial accreditation within six years of achieving candidacy, if its plan is properly implemented.

In order to meet the education requirement set forth by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, an applicant for an NCARB Certificate must hold a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the NAAB; the degree must have been awarded not more than two years prior to initial accreditation. However, meeting the education requirement for the NCARB Certificate may not be equivalent to meeting the education requirement for registration in a specific jurisdiction. Please contact NCARB for more information.

The American University in Dubai, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture Art and Design is in candidacy for accreditation of the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
B.Arch. (166 undergraduate credits)
  • Initial Candidacy Granted: 2014
  • Next Visit for Continuation of Candidacy: 2016
  • Projected Year of Initial Accreditation: 2020
​National Association of Schools of Art and Design
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has granted AUD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), with majors in Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design and Studio Art; and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Interior Design the designation of Substantial Equivalency with accredited programs in the United States. 
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