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KAU Faculty/Department


Accreditation Organization

Accreditation Recognition Authority

Date of Recognition

Programs accredited / Academic Qualifications accredited/Membership granted/Academic Status awarded


KAU (all faculties)

NCAAA National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment

KSA Council of Higher Education

2004

Post-secondary institutions of higher education, including institutions offering graduate and post-graduate degrees.

KAU (all faculties)

MSCHE Middle States Commission on Higher Education

CHEA

2013

Degree programs in one or more postsecondary educational programs, including those offered via distance education, of at least one academic year in length, regionally in the US and worldwide.

KAU (all faculties)

NEASC-CIHE New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

CHEA

2013

Degree programs at bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and associate level that include at least one program in liberal studies or another area of study widely available at US regionally NEASC-CIHE accredited colleges and universities worldwide.

KAU (all faculties)

NCA-HLC North Central Association of Colleges and Schools The Higher Learning Commission

CHEA

2003

Higher degrees : associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional and/or doctoral degrees worldwide.

KAU (all faculties)

INQAAHE International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education

UNESCO

World Bank



1991

Associate Membership or Affiliate status

Ability to express views relevant to quality in higher education through contacts with international bodies and to assist on the use of credit transfer within and across national borders worldwide.



KAU (all faculties)

ASIC Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities

UKBA

2002

8 standard areas of university educational operations and facilities including academic qualifications and awards, learning and teaching, and course delivery ensuring that the educational provision is in line with current UK and international educational best practice.

Research and Consultation Institute &

Similar KAU entities


EFQM European Foundation for Quality Management

Council of Europe

endorsed


1989 founded

Promotes business, institutional and operational excellence. Provides training and organizational assessments and awards. Based on the EFQM Model of Excellence

Faculty of Economics and Administration

EFQM European Foundation for Quality Management

Council of Europe

endorsed


1989 founded

Promotes business, institutional and operational excellence. Provides training and organizational assessments and awards. Based on the EFQM Model of Excellence

University Hospital

JCI Joint Commission International

Designated as the WHO Collaborative Center for Patient Safety Solutions

2005

Health care providers worldwide. Aims to Improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering educational, advisory, certification and accreditation services.

Faculty of Engineering

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Engineering programs at the baccalaureate and master’s level, engineering technology programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and applied science programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.


Faculty of Engineering

EI Energy Institute

Royal Charter UK

2003

Fellowship, membership and technician membership to graduates, affiliates and students in the field in the UK and internationally.

Faculty of Science

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Applied science programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.

Faculty of Engineering at Rabigh

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Engineering programs at the baccalaureate and master’s level, engineering technology programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and applied science programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.


Faculty of Engineering at Rabigh

EI Energy Institute

Royal Charter UK

2003

Fellowship, membership and technician membership to graduates, affiliates and students in the field in the UK and internationally.

Faculty of Engineering at Rabigh

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

Royal Charter UK

1984

As a nominated body of the Engineering Council BCS is licensed to accredit academic courses at the Chartered and Incorporated Engineer level.

Faculty of Science

IBMS Institute of Biomedical Science UK

Royal Charter UK

2003

Awards the designation of ‘Chartered Scientist’ to qualifying IBMS members: a mark of excellence awarded to scientists practicing at their full professional level and who stay up-to-date in their scientific field.

Women’s Faculty of Science

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Applied science programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.

Women’s Faculty of Science

IBMS Institute of Biomedical Science UK

Royal Charter UK


2003

Awards the designation of ‘Chartered Scientist’ to qualifying IBMS members: a mark of excellence awarded to scientists practicing at their full professional level and who stay up-to-date in their scientific field.

Women’s Faculty of Science

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

Royal Charter UK

1984

As a nominated body of the Science Council BCS is licensed to accredit academic courses at the Chartered Scientist level.

Faculty of Science

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

Royal Charter UK

1984

As a nominated body of the Science Council BCS is licensed to accredit academic courses at the Chartered Scientist level.

Faculty of Engineering

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

Royal Charter UK

1984

As a nominated body of the Engineering Council BCS is licensed to accredit academic courses at the Chartered and Incorporated Engineer level.

Faculty of Engineering

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK

2006

BSc, BEng, B Tech, MSc and MEng degrees membership, partnerships and enabled to award Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician status worldwide.

Faculty of Engineering at Rabigh

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK

2006

BSc, BEng, B Tech, MSc and MEng degrees membership, partnerships and enabled to award Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician status worldwide.

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.


Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK

2006

BSc, BTech MSc degree courses worldwide plus partnerships and membership.

Faculty of Economy & Administration

AACSBInternational The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business CSB International

CHEA/USDE

2002

Degree programs in business administration and accounting undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels worldwide.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

AALE American Academy of Liberal Education

USDE

1995

Programs with a liberal arts core leading to a baccalaureate degree at the same standard of US equivalent.

Women’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities

AALE American Academy of Liberal Education

USDE

1995

Programs with a liberal arts core leading to a baccalaureate degree at the same standard of US equivalent.

Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture



CIWEN Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management



UKAS


Royal Charter UK

1995


Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs across a range of courses meeting the educational requirements for membership of the institute at the approved grade.



Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture

RMetS Royal Meteorological Society

Royal Charter UK

1883

Membership for academics. Registered Meteorologist and Chartered Meteorologist Status for academics in the field.

Faculty of Dentistry

CODA Commission on Dental Accreditation

USDE

1975

Pre-doctoral dental programs plus degree certification.

Faculty of Earth Science

Geological Society of London

Royal Charter UK

1825

Bachelor’s degree programs.

Faculty of Economy & Administration

IACB International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

CHEA

2011

Business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level worldwide.

Faculty of Environmental Design

CIEEM Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Royal Charter UK

2013

Membership for faculty and students who are practicing ecologists and are involved in ecology and environmental disciplines and who are interested in ecology and environmental management worldwide.

Faculty of Environmental Design

CIEH Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Royal Charter UK

2014

Academic programs, professional development and membership leading to Chartered Environmental Practitioner Status.

Faculty of Environmental Design

SocEnv Society for the Environment

Royal Charter UK

2004

Membership, partnership and Chartered Environmentalist Status (Cenv) and licenses to environmental professionals worldwide.

Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture

SocEnv Society for the Environment

Royal Charter UK

2004

Membership, partnership and Chartered Environmentalist Status (Cenv) and licenses to environmental professionals worldwide..

Faculty of Applied Medical Science

CAAHEP Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

CHEA

2011

Certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a wide range of medical disciplines in the US and worldwide.

Faculty of Medicine

Medicine Program


CAAHEP Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs



CHEA


2011


Certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a wide range of medical disciplines in the US and worldwide.



Women’s Faculty of Design and Arts

CIDA Council for Interior Design Accreditation

CHEA

2013

Professional level interior design programs that culminate in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the US and worldwide.

Faculty of Marine Science

IMarEST Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

ECOSOCO Consultative Status
Royal Charter UK

1933


Professional Recognition and Corporate Membership for programs involved in marine science, engineering and technology disciplines and applications worldwide.

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT



OFqual

Royal Charter UK



1984

CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.


Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.

Faculty of

Computing Information and Technology at Rabigh



BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual

Royal Charter UK



1984


CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.

Faculty of

Computing Information and Technology at Rabigh



IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK

2006

BSc, BTech MSc degree courses worldwide plus partnerships and membership.

Faculty of

Computing Information and Technology at Rabigh



ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.

Faculty of Economics and Administration

EQUIS European Quality Improvement System

EFMD

1998

All programs on offer from first degrees up to Ph.D. All the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, education provision and community outreach. worldwide.

Faculty of Economics and Administration

EPAS European Program Accreditation System

EFMD

1980

Full range of academic business programs with an international perspective from the Bachelor to the Doctoral level.

Faculty of Economics and Administration

AHPGS Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences

German Accreditation Council

FDEA


2001
2008

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and higher education institutions (guaranteeing uniform, international-competitive quality standards).

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

AHPGS Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences

German Accreditation Council

FDEA


2001
2008

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and higher education institutions (guaranteeing uniform, international-competitive quality standards).

Faculty of Education



NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education



CHEA


2013


Professional education units offering degree and graduate degree programs for the preparation of teachers and professionals to work in pre-school through secondary schools, worldwide .



Women’s Faculty of Design and Arts

CSD Chartered Society of Designers

Royal Charter UK

2011

Course Endorsements for Bachelor’s, Master’s doctoral and postgraduate certificates and diplomas in the UK and internationally.

Faculty of Environmental Design

IES Institution of Environmental Sciences

Royal Charter UK

1871

Enabled to award Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist status.

Faculty of Dentistry

CODA Commission on Dental Accreditation

USDE

2013

Dental schools and programs advanced dental programs and allied education pre-doctoral and post- doctoral , fellowships and advanced specialties in the US and worldwide.

Dept. of Mining Engineering

IOM3 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Royal Charter UK

2009

Courses in materials, minerals and mining technology conforming to standard for professional registration with the Engineering Council UK in the UK and internationally.

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering


IChemE Institution of Chemical Engineers


Royal Charter UK


1957

Degrees and professional development in chemical engineering and worldwide mutual recognition agreements worldwide.


Dept. of Accounting

AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

CHEA/USDE

2002

Degree programs in accounting at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels worldwide.

Dept. of Business Administration

AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

CHEA/USDE

2002

Degree programs in business administration undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels worldwide.

Dept. of Accounting

ACBSP AccreditationCouncil for Business Schools and Programs

CHEA/USDE

2011

Accounting, programs at the associate, baccalaureate and doctorate degree levels worldwide.

Dept. of Accounting

ACCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Royal Charter UK

1974

Accounting certificates, diplomas, Bachelors’ degrees, MAs and MBAs worldwide .

Dept. of Accounting


AIA Association of International Accountants


Companies Act UK


1989

Academic membership for lecturers, teachers and researchers plus continued professional development and networking publications etc.


Dept. of Accounting

CIMA Chartered Institute of Management Accountant

Royal Charter UK

1986

Associate and Fellows membership strategic alliances and development and access to internationally recognized CIMA accredited courses.

Dept. of Physics


IOP Institute of Physics


Royal Charter UK


1970

Affiliated membership of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and developmental venues and opportunities.


Dept. of Physics Women’s Faculty of Science

IOP Institute of Physics

Royal Charter UK

1970

Affiliated membership of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and developmental venues and opportunities.

Dept. of Business Administration


ACBSP AccreditationCouncil for Business Schools and Programs


CHEA/USDE


2002

Business and business-related, programs at the associate, baccalaureate and doctorate degree levels worldwide.


Dept. of Business Administration

EDAF Deans Across Frontiers







Mentoring of Senior Management Team by an experienced former Dean and further enhanced progress towards development objectives.

Dept. of Medical Laboratory Technology

NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

CHEA/USDE

2002

Educational programs at the associate, pre-baccalaureate (certificate), baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate (certificate) and master’s degree levels in the US and worldwide.

Dept. of Pharmacy

ACPEAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

CHEA/USDE

2004

Professional degree programs in pharmacy leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy in the US and worldwide.

Dept. of Architecture



CIAT Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

Royal Charter UK

2005

Full-time, sandwich, part-time, multi-mode and distance learning programs of varying duration from both the UK and internationally.

Dept. of Architecture



RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Charter UK

1971

Validation of international architectural courses and examinations at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

Dept. of Public Administration

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning



Planning Accreditation Board

CHEA

2001

Academic programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban and regional planning.

Dept. of Sociology and Social Work

CSWE Council on Social Work Education Office of Social Work Accreditation

CHEA/USDE

2003

Baccalaureate and master’s degree in social work.

Dept. of Psychology

APA CoA American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation

CHEA

2013

Doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, school psychology; internship programs in professional; and postdoctoral residency programs in traditional and specialty practice areas of psychology.

English Language Institute

CEA Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

USDE

2003

General accreditation for English language programs which meet the CEA’s eligibility requirements.

English Language Institute

EAQUALS

Participatory Status with the Council of Europe

1991 founded

General accreditation for English language programs which meet the EAQUALS eligibility requirements and associate membership.

Dept. of Accounting

AIA Association of International Accountants

UK Govt.

IFAC


2006

Qualifications provided based on International Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing and AIA membership and services worldwide.

Dept. of Computer Science

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual

Royal Charter UK


1984


CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide

Dept. of Information Systems

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual

Royal Charter UK


1984


CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.

Dept. of Information Technology

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual

Royal Charter UK


1984


CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.;/.

Dept. of Computer Sciences at Rabigh


BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT


OFqual
Royal Charter UK



1984

CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.


Dept. of Computer Sciences at Rabigh

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003


Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.


Dept. of Computer Sciences at Rabigh

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK


2006



BSc, BTech MSc degree courses worldwide plus partnerships and membership.

Dept. of Information Systems at Rabigh

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual

Royal Charter UK


1984


CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.

Dept. of Information Systems at Rabigh

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE

2003

Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.

Dept. of Information Technology at Rabigh

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual
Royal Charter UK

1984

CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.

Dept. of Information Technology at Rabigh

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK


2006



BSc, BTech MSc degree courses worldwide plus partnerships and membership.

Dept. of Information Technology at Rabigh

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE


2003

Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level in the US and worldwide.

Jeddah Community College Dept. of Computer Information Technology

BCS British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT

OFqual

Royal Charter UK



1984

CITP status, a benchmark of IT excellence and Professionalism to individuals and faculties worldwide.

Jeddah Community College Dept. of Computer Information Technology

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

CHEA/USDE


2003

Programs at the associate and baccalaureate level, and computing programs at the associate , baccalaureate and master’s level worldwide.

Jeddah Community College Dept. of Computer Information Technology

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

Royal Charter UK


2006


BSc, BTech MSc degree courses worldwide plus partnerships and membership.

Dept. of English

BALEAP British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes


1975 founded

Individual / institutional membership support and developmental opportunities covering all aspects of EAP course design/ delivery and assessment.

Dept. of European Languages and Literature

BALEAP British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes




1975 founded

Individual / institutional membership support and developmental opportunities covering all aspects of EAP course design/ delivery and assessment.

Dept. of Business Information Technology Jeddah Community College

EQUIS European Quality Improvement System

EFMD

1998

All programs on offer from first degrees up to Ph.D. All the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, education provision worldwide.

Dept. of Business Administration

EQUIS European Quality Improvement System

EFMD

1998

All programs on offer from first degrees up to Ph.D. All the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, education provision and community outreach worldwide.

Dept. of Economics

EQUIS European Quality Improvement System

EFMD

1998

All programs on offer from first degrees up to Ph.D. All the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, education provision and community outreach worldwide.

Dept. of Business Information Technology Jeddah Community College

EPAS European Program Accreditation System

EFMD

1980

Full range of academic business programs with an international perspective from the Bachelor to the Doctoral level.

Dept. of Business Administration

EPAS European Program Accreditation System

EFMD

1980

Full range of academic business programs with an international perspective from the Bachelor to the Doctoral level.

Dept. of Economics

EPAS European Program Accreditation System

EFMD

1980

Full range of academic business programs with an international perspective from the Bachelor to the Doctoral level.

Dept. of Sociology and Social Work

CSWE Council on Social Work Education Office of Social Work Accreditation

CHEA

2003

Baccalaureate and master’s degrees in social work.

Dept. of Physiotherapy



APTA Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education



CHEA


2001


Physical therapist professional education programs offered at the master’s and clinical doctoral levels by higher education institutions in the US and internationally.



Tourism Institute

IoH Institute of Hospitality




2007 founded

Center Approval to recognized international universities, Colleges and Training Providers. Approval and assessment of academic awards.

Dept. of Mathematics

IMA Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Royal Charter UK

1990

Fellowship, membership and associated membership internationally. Empowered to award Chartered Mathematician Status.

Dept. of Mathematics Women’s Faculty of Science

IMA Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Royal Charter UK

1990

Fellowship, membership and associated membership internationally. Empowered to award Chartered Mathematician Status.

Dept. of Urban Regional Planning

RTP Royal Town Planning Institute

Royal Charter UK

1959

BSc and MSc degrees worldwide and enabled to award ‘Chartered’ status to students graduating from accredited programs.

Dept. of Statistics

RSS Royal Statistical Society

Royal Charter UK

1887

BSc and MSc degrees

Awards Clinical Statistician status top students graduating from accrediting programs.



Dept. of Nursing

ACEN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

CHEA

2011

Nursing education programs and schools offering both postsecondary and higher degrees, a certificate, diploma, clinical doctorate, master’s, baccalaureate, associate, diploma and practical nursing .


  • KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • USDE U.S. Department of Education

  • CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation (US)

  • UKBA United Kingdom Border Agency

  • ECOSOCOEconomic and Social Council of the United Nations

  • Ofqual UK Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator

  • IFAC International Federation of Accountants

  • CITP Chartered IT Professional

  • UNESCO United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • EFMD Economic Foundation of Management Development

  • FDEA Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs

  • UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Society

  • WHO World Health Organization

  • Royal Charter UK A formal document issued by the UK monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or body corporate. They are used to establish significant organizations such as cities or universities. The British monarchy has issued over 950 royal charters.

The above is a selection of U.S. and European based accreditation organizations and the KAU colleges/faculties/programs eligible for their accreditation.




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