IAT new curricula to prepare students
to become scholars and scientists

ABU DHABI — The Institutes of Applied Technology (IAT) are working currently to add on new curricula, practices and scientific programmes into its undergraduate courses to encourage students to become scholars and scientists in contemporary nuclear, engineering and technology.

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Published: Mon 15 Nov 2010, 12:18 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:59 PM

Dr Abdulatif Al Shamsi, Director-General, IAT, said this was discussed during the IAT Annual Retreat 2010 held recently by the administrative and educational leaders of the IAT in Sir Bani Yas Island chaired by Hussain Al Hamadi, chairman of IAT’s board of trustees.

A number of key topics among which how to optimally prepare an undergraduate in a scientific and technological manner, in line with international quality norms were discussed. The IATs are adopting a course of action for future plans to bring to application the internal quality systems so as to maintain the progress achieved by the ITA academically and administratively.

The meeting also tackled the educational outcomes, reviewed plans, suggestions and the necessary programmes required to enable UAE undergraduates to keep up with the requirements of the labour markets and ingrain the requisite high-tech skills into them.

IAT were founded in 2005 as per an Emiri decree issued by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

It has independent financial and administrative boards. IAT with its modern structures and buildings presents vocational and technical education in English for secondary and higher education stages, and includes five branches; Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, and RAK. news@khaleejtimes.com

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