Australian College of Kuwait

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Australian College of Kuwait
الكلية الأسترالية في الكويت
Australian College of Kuwait Official Logo.jpg
Type Private
Established 2004
Location Mubarak Al-Abdallah Area, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, Kuwait
Coordinates: 29°16′31″N 48°3′3″E / 29.27528°N 48.05083°E / 29.27528; 48.05083
Colours Orange and Blue         
Sports Association Football, Volleyball, Basketball
Mascot KINGaroos

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.

2+2 Model[edit]

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[edit]

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.