Applied Science University (ASU) announced the approval of the Higher Education Council for its application to grant “Dual Award” degrees for its hosted programs in partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU) in Britain, which means that graduates of these British programs will obtain two bachelor degrees after graduation, one from ASU and the other from LSBU.
The dual award degrees provide students with the opportunity to acquire academic qualifications from both ASU and LSBU, which enhance their skills and increase their opportunities and chances in the labor market after their graduation.
On this occasion, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Professor Waheeb Alkhaja, expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Bin Mubarak Juma, the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training, the Higher Education Council, and the Education and Training Quality Authority for their tireless efforts in developing higher education in Bahrain and their constant perseverance in supporting the educational system in the Kingdom.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees also indicated that the awarding of the “Dual Award” degree at ASU enhances the University’s attractiveness to students from outside Bahrain, and also showcases that universities in Bahrain are capable of implementing the best practices in higher education in the world, thanks to all the support they receive here in Bahrain.
For his part, the President of the University, Professor Ammar Kaka, underlined that granting dual award degrees will bring many benefits to the students, as it will enable them to obtain an international degree from LSBU and a local degree from ASU, thus giving them a competitive advantage in the labor market and setting them apart from their peers.
It is worth mentioning that ASU collaborates with LSBU to offer 6 distinguished academic programs at the Bachelor level, 4 Engineering programs at the College of Engineering (BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering), one bachelor program at the College of Administrative Sciences (BA (Hons) Business Management) and one at the College of Law (LLB (Hons) Law).