• *** The university is closed on Sunday, November 18th to mark the occasion of the Prophet’s Birthday.
  • *** Final Exam dates for Fall 2018 semester start on December 15 and end on December 20.
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2018 semester is on November 8, 2018
  • *** Fall 2018 semester starts September 02, 2018 and ends December 20, 2018
To maintain institutional efficiency, the American University in Dubai has saught accreditation on an institutional and academic level from leading accrediting bodies in their respective fields. Below is the summary of AUD's School of Architecture, Art and Design accreditations and associations.
Accreditation and Associations

UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
The Bachelor of Architecture Program, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Program at AUD are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
P.O. Box 45133, Abu Dhabi, UAE, tel. (02) 642-7772

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

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
The Department of Architecture at the American University in Dubai is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).


International Council of Design

ico-D is a Council of independent Member organisations - a global network that shares common issues, commitments and standards. Members create a unified voice for the global design community and drive a high level dialogue on the leading role design plays in society, culture and the economy.
456 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Unit 208 Montréal, Québec Canada H2Z 1E3, Tel +1 514 875 7545; Email:

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‐
206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503‐4014


Certiport Authorized Testing Center
The School of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University in Dubai is a Certiport Authorized Testing CenterCertiport certification solutions are used to administer the Autodesk® Certified User certification exams. 

NAAB - National Architectural Accrediting Board - USA
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
·        Continuation of Candidacy Granted: 2016
·        Next Visit for Initial Accreditation: 2018

Any of the above documents can be requested, please contact:
Ruchellie M. Bernardo
Administrative Assistant – Architecture
T : +971 4 399 9000  Ext. 245
E :