With the constant growing demand of students applying to enrol at Abu Dhabi University, the University has begun construction on its Abu Dhabi campus for a new Dh 37.75 million building dedicated to the Engineering College that will spread over 9,200 sq.m., thereby increasing the college's capacity.
The new addition, set to be unveiled in August 2016, will house 12 new classrooms, 110 faculty offices, multi-purpose and meeting rooms, in addition to 30 labs that will cater to the different specialties of engineering offered at the University, including civil, mechanical, electrical, computer and chemical engineering, as well as aviation, information technology, interior design and architecture.
Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, announced that the new academic year 2015 - 2016 will witness the implementation of a comprehensive plan to update and enhance the university's facilities, including the new addition dedicated to centralise the College of Engineering on Abu Dhabi campus. "Our Engineering College is perhaps the largest in terms of the number of students enrolled in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The college has 2,077 students enrolled in 9 undergraduate programmes and 144 students enrolled in 8 postgraduate programmes, making up 30% of our student population. We're even expecting more demand on our engineering programmes especially since the college was awarded international academic accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission, EAC, of ABET for three of its programmes this past academic year," explained Dr. Ibrahim.
Dr. Ibrahim said that the new building was designed according to the highest international modern standards to provide students with an enriching educational environment that caters to their various academic needs. "We've also started the implementation of our annual plan to ensure that all our facilities are in top-shape to welcome the upcoming semester of the academic year 2015 - 2016, and our new and continuing students, faculty and staff. This plan focuses on the renovation and maintenance of classrooms, labs, equipment, networks and infrastructure on both university campuses."