As part of ACK’s commitment to providing quality higher education and training, the college is proud to announce that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification, the most updated version of the Quality Management System Standard.
ACK is the first and only private higher education institution in Kuwait that has received the ISO 9001:2015 certification, under its quality policy of adopting a continual improvement approach to ensure quality service to its students, alumni, trainees, and stakeholders while delivering ACK services through effective management of its resources and operations.
The new version of this standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a leadership focus, risk based thinking, process approach and continual improvement. Applying ISO 9001:2015 helps ACK to ensure that pertinent stakeholders get consistent and good quality services.
ACK celebrated the graduation ceremony of its students from various bachelor and diploma programs at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel under the patronage of Dr Mohammad Abdulatif Mohammad Al-Fares, the Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education.
In his opening remarks, Prof Dr. Issam Zabalawi, President of ACK, said, “We are celebrating the graduation of a new cohort of ACK students and recognizing the efforts, commitment and the intellect they brought to their work here in the College. As they are leaving ACK to join their predecessors to start their professional career or to pursue high education, we congratulate them on their tremendous achievement.”
Prof. Zabalawi extended the greetings and congratulations of Mr. Abdullah Al Sharhan, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees wishing everyone a successful endeavor.
From his end, Mehran Jean Seraidarian, Diploma of Civil Engineering graduate, in his speech said, “ACK has offered us a perfect learning environment and an experience that we can never forget; it will always stay in our memories. Thank you ACK for this great opportunity, we are proud for being your graduates.”
This compendium for final year petroleum students was written by Dr Masoud Rashidi, an Assistant Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK). Dr Masoud undertook his PhD through Bergen University Norway in 2009 and held industry positions before a career change to the education sector. He combined his workplace experiences with academic theory to document a holistic perspective to oil and gas production so that petroleum students and young graduates are able to contextualize their individual core units of study within the overall life cycle of a reservoir. The textbook will be launched at ACK on Tuesday 14 November 2017.
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The Alumni and Career Placement Center at ACK organized a Recognition Awards Ceremony for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) on ACK campus.
The objective of the event was to recognize and celebrate the great success of KOC’s Information Exhibition held at ACK campus in November, 2016. During the awarding ceremony, ACK Management handed tokens of appreciation to the participating staff in the Expo 2016, who joined from 20 various departments.
The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) is pleased to announce that ACK’s project titled as “ACK Health Day” has been selected as one of the winning projects for the KOC CEO HSSE Award 2017.
The ACK Health Day has been considered by KOC’s committee as a great initiative in spreading awareness to the people on healthy living, as each Health Day event had a theme of its own in which focused on major health effects. ACK’s program had exceeded expectations by including sports activities, stage shows, and prize rewarding and major press releases. ACK was the only College to win in this competition under the category of ‘educational sector’.
The ACK Health Day initiative was instigated in 2016 as part of the ongoing commitment by the college towards promotion of Healthy Lifestyles for students, staff, their families and the Kuwait community. ACK’s Health Day event is organized by ACK Healthy Living Committee which is composed of staff and students from different levels of the organization to provide diversified Health and Safety promotional culture activities. The committee is currently working on two main programs which are the “ACK Health Day” events and “Smoking Awareness” Program. Further ACK Health Days with differing themes will continue to be held each semester by the college to ensure ongoing commitment towards raising health awareness.
In a step aiming to cooperate with international educational institutions, the Center of the Continuous Education (CCE) at ACK signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Council in Kuwait. According to the MOU, exams of the world renowned IELTS tests are to take place in ACK campus, which will have a substantial effect in facilitating the procedures of the exams.
The cooperation is in line with the objective of the Community Service Center of its role towards the Kuwaiti society. The MOU aims to enhance knowledge in English Language and establish cooperation between the British Council, being the British organization concerned with emerging culture and educational opportunities, and CCE, in order to provide educational opportunities to the Kuwaiti youth.
Engineer Sager Al-Sharhan,Deputy Managing Partner – Industry at ACK, stated:
“The College provides such opportunities due to the higher demand for taking IELTS exams by the young people wishing to continue their education or those searching for better opportunities and to test their English skills, especially that the test is a major pre-requisite in a large number of universities around the world.”
IELTS is an international standardized test of English language leading to measure the English language skills. It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait. In addition, it is significant for studying and living abroad, and is recognized by 9,000 institutions and universities all over the world. Further, the test is recognized by a large number of universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and is used by over two million people in the world.
ACK has signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the Engineers Australia Association (EA). The Partnering Agreement consents ACK to become EA’s Primary Partner in the Middle East and North African countries as well as Cyprus and Turkey. The signing ceremony was held at ACK in the presence of Mr. Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Chairman of ACK, Prof. Isam Zabalawi, President of ACK as well as Mr. John McIntosh, Engineers Australia National President.
Dr. Mohamed Gaith – Associate Dean of the School of Engineering at ACK, stated: “The Partnering Agreement is a first step in establishing Engineers Australia overseas chapters in Kuwait and other countries in the region. ACK and EA will work collaboratively towards joint community and government engagement initiatives to raise quality and perception of engineering in the Middle East. This includes conferences, hosting of renowned international speakers, online professional development, as well as online and digital presence in the region. Dr. Gaith emphasized that this Partnering Agreement is very crucial to ACK as it will not only serve professional engineers in the region, but will also act as a catalyst for professional development of ACK’s engineering students and faculty.”