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Accreditations & Associations

UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs

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

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).

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. 

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.

American University in Dubai, School of Architecture Art and Design
offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
B. Arch. (166 undergraduate credits)
Next accreditation visit: 2021

The NAAB 2014 Conditions for Accreditation
https://www.naab.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-NAAB-Conditions-for-Accreditation.pdf 

The NAAB 2015 Procedures for Accreditation
https://www.naab.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Full-Document.pdf

Reports and Documents


Any of the above documents can be requested, please contact:
Ruchellie M. Bernardo
Administrative Assistant – Architecture

T : +971 4 399 9000  Ext. 245
E : rbernardo@aud.edu