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

NAAB Accredited

The Bachelor of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.

NAAB is the only organization authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the United States.

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 US 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 term, an eight-year term with conditions, or a two-year term of continuing accreditation, or a three-year term of initial accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established education standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a non-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the non-accredited degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The American University in Dubai offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: BArch (166 undergraduate credits)

Next accreditation visit: Fall 2029

Any additional document related to NAAB is available upon request, please contact:
Jocelyn Soriano
Administrative Assistant – Architecture, CRID
Phone: +971-4-399-9000 ext. 245

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