Show-casing a wide variety of programs offered by its different colleges during Najah Education, Training and Careers Exhibition 2013, Abu Dhabi University announced several new programs and initiatives that will be launched throughout the academic year as part of the University’s comprehensive plan to celebrate its 10th anniversary since its inception in 2003.
The new programs include the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Project Management in collaboration with Purdue University, and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering with concentrations in Structural Engineering or Construction Engineering Management or General Civil Engineering. ADU’s staff and faculty representatives from the different colleges also introduced visitors of the exhibition to the 25 bachelor programs and 9 master degrees already offered at the University.
Commenting on the importance of participating in Najah 2013, Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, explained that the University always looks forward to the annual exhibition as it serves as a platform of communication with prospective students and their parents.
He said, “The annual exhibition gives them an opportunity to be introduced to the diverse range of programs offered on both the University’s campuses which have all been designed to meet the needs of human resources for the regional labor market, and allowed us to explore further avenues of cooperation with other higher education institutions and various business sectors throughout the UAE. Moreover, this year Najah 2013 is of special significance to ADU as it coincides with the launch of our celebrations for the University’s 10th anniversary. And since our celebrations focus on giving back to the community that has supported us throughout this past decade, the exhibition allowed us to share with visitors the different educational, cultural, social, and charitable initiatives that are part of our year-long festivities.”
“During our participation at Najah 2013, the University also launched the new Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Project Management, and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering with concentrations in Structural Engineering or General Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering Management,” added Dr. Ibrahim.
He pointed out that the B.Sc in Chemical Engineering was developed in response to the high demand for chemical engineers in UAE from the growing petrochemical, polymer, pharmaceutical, and food industries in the country, combined with the expansion in water desalination projects in the region. The program was designed according to the standards of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) and will prepare students for job opportunities in the gas, petrochemicals and petroleum industry, water desalination, food and drinking industry, composite materials and polymers industry, power generation industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, and many others.
“While the Master of Project Management is being offered through our Engineering College in collaboration with the College of Business Administration and Purdue University, West Lafayette in the US. It prepares students to take the Project Management Professional Certification and enables them to latest project management issues and gain skills in integration, scope management, contract management, procurement management and the ethical and legal aspects of the business.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering with its different concentrations prepares students to tackle engineering problems related to construction, design, operation and management of civil engineering systems,” concluded Dr. Ibrahim.