The Canadian University of Dubai has added one year to its Bachelor of Architectural Studies programme to satisfy architecture education requirements in the UAE and North America.
Now running for five years, the course fulfils membership requirements for various engineering and architecture associations in the region.
The university also revealed that its four-year Bachelor of Science in Interior Design programme meets membership criteria of interior design associations regionally and internationally.
Both programmes, offered by the School of Architecture and Interior Design, are fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
“Architecture, being a licensed discipline worldwide, requires all practicing professionals to hold a permit from the respective licensing authority of the country, and this is applicable in the Middle East region and globally as well,” said Dr. Muhammed Kabir, vice president of academic affairs for the Canadian University of Dubai.
Established in 2006, CUD currently serves 1,700 students from over 86 nationalities at its Dubai campus.