Australian College of Kuwait
|الكلية الأسترالية في الكويت|
|Location||Mubarak Al-Abdallah Area, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, Kuwait
|Colours||Orange and Blue|
|Sports||Association Football, Volleyball, Basketball|
The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) is a private college located in Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber Area, Kuwait which was established in 2004 as Kuwait’s first private technical college. The college started as a vocational education college in maritime. The diploma program was started later in different areas, which was then expanded to cover a bachelor of technology program (based on a 2+2 model) in areas of business, engineering. The school also offers training program in aviation. It was licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education under Amiri Decree 141/2003 and commenced operation in October 2004.
The school operates is what it call a 2+2 model. Students initially enroll in a two-year full-time Diploma program after which they can choose to leave ACK and commence employment or, if they have achieved the required GPA at the time of graduation with a Diploma, continue for a further two years of full-time study to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering Technology.
Academic Programs and Units
ACK consists of four different academic/training units:
- School of Engineering: offering diploma and degree programs in petroleum (oil and gas), civil, mechanical, and electronics engineering.
- School of Business: offering diploma and degree programs in management and marketing.
- Aviation: offering diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical). The program has been approved as a Part-147 Maintenance Training Organization, by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Kuwait and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), United Arab Emirates (UAE).
- Foundation Skills Program: offering courses in English and information technology during the first preparatory year of students enrollment.
In addition, the school offer courses in maritime training through its specialized facilities.