Abu Dhabi Polytechnic: Building the future for UAE technologies
A dual educational-professional training system
The Abu Dhabi Polytechnic was established by the Institute of Applied Technology in 2010 to offer a dual educational-professional training system with multiple high-tech disciplines to produce technologists and engineers to serve the UAE industrial manpower required for Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic is an innovative new venture that is bringing the internationally recognised Applied Bachelor/Higher Diplomas of advanced careers and majors in collaboration with various partners and a talented team of administrators and instructors.
The vision of Abu Dhabi Polytechnic is to create skilled professional technologists and engineers capable of performing at the highest international standards to build a knowledge-based economy in the UAE.
The mission of Abu Dhabi Polytechnic is to graduate technologists and engineers with an accredited academic degree and industrially recognized skills and competencies. AD Poly accomplishes this mission through a dual educational-professional training system with multiple high-tech specializations to produce the workforce to serve the UAE industrial manpower for UAE aligned with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030
The Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 aims to achieve effective economic transformation of Abu Dhabi Emirate’s economic base and bring about global integration and enduring benefits to all. It draws up the framework and content for the process of the development envisaged for the next two decades, and thus represents a roadmap for economic development of the emirate. In order to ensure greater focus and precision in the implementation of the policies and initiatives set out in the Economic Vision, a series of five-year economic plans and annual working plans will be developed. These detailed plans will allow for a regular assessment to measure the progress made against the goals and objectives embodied in the Vision.
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic has adopted the STEM approach from the first day of its establishment in 2011. Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology coursework are the core of all programs at AD Polytechnic.
In 2014, a STEM Gathering and Brainstorming Session was organized under the supervision of His Excellence Eng. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, a curriculum development meeting and brainstorming session was held on Thursday September 4th, 2014 at the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Institute of Applied Technology in MBZ complex, Abu Dhabi.
The underlying objective of the meeting focuses on discussing main challenges encountered in the United Arab Emirates educational system. Curriculum and assessment experts from various educational institutes has met and discussed various challenges encountered in different streams such as Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology , Information Technology, Humanities and Languages, Visual and Applied Arts, and Assessment Methods.
Focus groups were formed and thoroughly identified areas of improvement and provided their feedback and recommendations to overcome obstacles encountered toward reducing the gap between primary educational lifecycle and higher educational lifecycle of the Emirati student.