RIT Dubai University receives ABET accreditation

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT Dubai) has received accreditation for its Electrical and Mechanical Bachelor engineering programs from the world-renowned ABET, after success in passing international standards and procedures implemented by the commission to ensure high-quality education, curricula, learning outcomes and a high caliber of graduates.   RIT Dubai is the only international university (branch campus) in the UAE to receive ABET accreditation.

Dr. Jeremy Haefner, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at RIT in New York:  “It shows the commitment that RIT Dubai has set in constantly improving content and outcomes for our students.  ABET has established 84 years ago and involves 32 professional engineering societies on its board.   As such, ABET accreditation not only ensures the academic merit of the program but also that it fulfills the needs of industry, meaning that graduates of RIT Dubai are even more well regarded and welcomed by the engineering sector.”

He went on to say: “It provides further peace of mind for students and parents in selecting programs as they know they will receive a world class education and a degree from RIT Dubai.  The ABET accreditation is extremely comprehensive and in line with the New York campus which RIT Dubai students can study abroad or transfer to if they wish.”

Commenting on the accreditation, President of RIT Dubai, Dr. Yousef Al Assaf explained: “We are very proud to receive this prestigious international accreditation.  It is further recognition of RIT Dubai, the quality of its programs, facilities and faculty and testament to the hard work of our team.  This aligns with the vision to ensure programs meet the needs of local, regional as well as international industry.  This accreditation comes in addition to the distinguished AACSB accreditation for our business programs at bachelor’s level and the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs accreditation for all our programs”

RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit university sponsored by Dubai’s Silicon Oasis and located within it offering fully accredited American degrees.  It currently offers bachelors’ engineering programs in: mechanical, electrical, industrial and microelectronics as well as business programs (international business, marketing, management, and finance) and computing programs (computing security and Computer and Information technologies). 

ABET has been operating for over 80 years and is a nonprofit, non-government organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the US.