A STRONGER focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is part of the Applied Science University’s (ASU) vision as it offers programmes in collaboration between its College of Engineering and the London South Bank University (LSBU) for the 2021-22 academic year.
Admission and registration is now open to students who wish to join the college for the first semester of the coming academic year.
The ASU affirmed that the move comes in line with global trends as well as the Higher Education Council’s (HEC) strategy to focus on STEM education.
“These academic programmes aim to diversify the offered specialisations and create new skills and capabilities that enrich both the educational field and the labour market,” said Dr Marwan Aouad, acting deputy dean of the College of Engineering at ASU.
“This is in line with the university’s internationalisation strategy based on solid collaboration with reputable international higher education institutions. It further develops the university’s scientific and academic status, and cements its leadership position, especially in the light of its latest achievements on various rankings and league tables locally, regionally and internationally.
“This is on top of obtaining HEC’s Institutional Accreditation and meeting the quality requirements for the Bahrain Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA) institutional and programme reviews.”
There are two Bachelor of Engineering programmes currently being offered in collaboration with the LSBU, specialising in architectural engineering and civil engineering.
Both these programmes have been launched after the university closely studied labour market needs in Bahrain, GCC and the Arab regions.
“The ASU has always been very keen on providing its students with the best educational services, as it works to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in higher education in the world,” added Dr Aouad.
“We continue to update our academic programmes accordingly to remain relevant to the current market needs in Bahrain and the region.
“From that perspective, the university’s management has been very active in forging strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with universities and academic institutions with distinguished academic reputations at the global level.”
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