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Organization Profile

as per the document provided by the organization.

Established in 2004, ACK is one of the first private universities in Kuwait.  The College offers world-class higher education on home ground through international learning partnerships.  Courses of study are available at diploma and bachelor degree levels and in specializations within Engineering, Business, Aviation and Maritime studies.

ACK offers a personalized approach to learning where each student has an academic advisor who is available for scholastic and career guidance.  At the same time, ACK places importance on the overall College experience and accordingly a wide range of sporting and club activities are available so that students can pursue their hobbies and interests with others and establish lifelong friendships.

The experiential model of learning at ACK enables students to graduate not only with academic knowledge but also with workplace related skills and attitude so they are job ready.  Project Based Learning (PBL) and Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate (CDIO) are proven methods of learning whereby students work on team or individual projects to research an industry or business issue and then develop strategies, processes and products as solutions.  Internships within local places of employment, and even internationally, also create the opportunity for students to work alongside existing staff and gain first-hand experience in their desired career field.

At ACK, the focus is on laying the foundations for future success in a supportive environment.  The various pages in this website provide a summary of our study programs and college life.  We welcome the opportunity to arrange a campus tour for interested students and their families


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Required Documents

All applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • Official high school graduation diploma and transcripts
  • An IBT TOEFL* score, IELTS score, or the results of a recently taken GUST English Placement Test (Accuplacer).
  • The GUST Mathematics Placement Test (Accuplacer) is compulsory for all applicants.
  • Personal Statement
  • KD 25 non-refundable application fee
  • Three recent passport-size photographs
  • One certified copy of an officially recognized secondary school certificate
  • A photocopy of the civil identity card and the passport which must include a valid residence permit for non-Kuwaitis

 ACK offers Business, Engineering and Aviation Diplomas across a range of majors.
 As at time of preparation of this document, the School of Business offers the following Diploma
programs:
o Diploma of Management
o Diploma of Marketing
o Diploma of Human Resources Management
 To be eligible for admission into one of the above Diplomas offered by the School of Business
applicants must:
o Submit a High School Certificate or its equivalent which meets the minimum
requirements as specified in Section 6.1.8 of this document.
o Possess adequate English Language Skills certified by one of the following:
 TOEFL IBT Score 71 or higher;
 Academic IELTS 5.5 (overall band score) or higher; or
 Obtain direct entry level in the Oxford Online Placement Test administered by
ACK.

 Submit a copy of valid civil ID and a copy of valid Passport (including the residency page for
non-Kuwaiti applicants).
 Submit two passport photographs (4x6).
 As at time of preparation of this document, the School of Engineering offers the following
Diploma programs:
o Diploma of Civil Engineering
o Diploma of Petroleum Engineering
o Diploma of Mechanical Engineering
o Diploma of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 As at time of preparation of this document, Aviation Department offers the following Diploma
programs:
o Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1.
o Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) B2.
 To be eligible for admission into one of the above Diploma programs offered by the School of
Engineering or the Aviation Department the applicants must:
o Submit a Science Section Secondary School Certificate which meets the minimum
requirements as specified in Section 6.1.8 of this document and includes pass grade in
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
o Possess adequate English Language Skills certified by one of the following:
 A valid TOEFL IBT Score 71 or higher;
 A valid Academic IELTS 5.5 (overall band score) or higher; or
 Direct entry level obtained in the Oxford Online Placement Test administered by
ACK.

 Submit a copy of a valid Civil ID and a copy of a valid Passport (including the residency page for
non-Kuwait students).
 ACK utilizes the Oxford Online Placement Test (a computerized test) to place applicants
according to their appropriate English Language level.

 Applicants who have the required TOEFL or IELTS scores do not need to take the Oxford Online
Placement Test. The following table lists the minimum High School requirements for entry to the
College for Diploma Programs.
High School
System

Kuwait Ministry
of Education
Equivalency

Minimum Requirement –
Engineering and Aviation 1

Minimum Requirement –
Business

Government
System
(Percentage)

Not Required 65% 60%

Government
System
(Modular)

Not Required 2.25 2.00
American System Required 2.25 2.00
Arabic Private Required 65% or equivalent 2.25 60% or equivalent 2.00
Bilingual System Required 2.25 2.00
British System Required 6 IGCSE 2 with minimum of “D” 6 IGCSE 2 with minimum of “D”
French
Baccalaureate or
equivalent

Required

Completion of Baccalaureate
required with minimum average
score of 13 or 65% cumulative
average

Completion of Baccalaureate
required with minimum average
score of 12 or 60% cumulative
average

Indian System Required

Completion with a minimum
cumulative average of 65% or
equivalent for either:
- Higher Secondary School
Certificate;
- Intermediate Examination
Certificate;
- “All India Senior School”
Certificate

Completion with a minimum
cumulative average of 60% or
equivalent for either:
- Higher Secondary School
Certificate;
- Intermediate Examination
Certificate;
- “All India Senior School”
Certificate

International
Baccalaureate Required

Completion of Baccalaureate
with 6 subjects (at least 3 at the
higher level) and a minimum
score of 24

Completion of Baccalaureate
with 6 subjects (at least 3 at the
higher level) and a minimum
score of 24

Iranian System Required

Completion of degree required
with minimum average score of
13 or 65% cumulative average

Completion of degree required
with minimum average score of
12 or 60% cumulative average

Pakistani System Required

Higher Secondary School
Certificate (Part II) required
with a minimum average of 42
or 2.25 GPA equivalent

Higher Secondary School
Certificate (Part II) required
with a minimum average of 38
or 2.00 GPA equivalent

 High school systems that are not covered above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will
require at least a passing grade as well as Kuwait Ministry of Education equivalency.

 High school requirements for the students with disabilities are adjusted down by 10 % from the
criteria included in the above table.
English Language Admissions Requirements
 All programs at ACK are delivered in English and the College utilizes the Oxford Online
Placement Test (OOPT®), to place applicants according to their appropriate English language
level. The OOPT® is a computerized test.
 The following table shows the OOPT placements scores and the IELTS and TOEFL
equivalencies. Any OOPT applicant with a score below 35 will be provided a suggested pathway
to the Intensive English Language Course (IELC) as delivered through Center for Continuing
Education (CCE) at ACK.

English Levels OOPT®

Total IELTS® Average Score

TOEFL
IBT®
(Internet
Based Test)
TOEFL

Intensive English
Language Course I 0 – 15

Note: IELTS scores less than 4.0 will be required
to complete Intensive English Language courses
prior to admission to ACK)

 

 

Intensive English
Language Course
II

16 – 24
Intensive English
Language Course
III

25 – 34

ACK English 1 35 – 54 4.0 – 4.5
ACK English 2 55 – 69 5.0
Direct Entry 70+ 5.5 71+
 Upon registration and full payment for the IELC training, the applicant is issued a conditional
acceptance letter to join ACK subject to achieving an OOPT result of 35 or higher. The
conditional acceptance letter (ACK.FO.AR.101.13) from ACK is signed by the Associate Dean –
Admissions & Registration.
 Validity period of OOPT®: An OOPT® result is valid only for a period of 6 months from the test
date. After this time the OOPT® result cannot be used for admissions purposes and the applicant
must re-sit the test.
 Retaking the OOPT®: An applicant wishing to sit the OOPT® again may do so after a period of
30 calendar days from the initial test date.
 IELTS/TOEFL Certificates: A valid IELTS/TOEFL Certificate may be submitted within the
advertised Admissions period. ACK accepts an overall band score of 5.5 IELTS or 71 TOEFL
score for Direct entry into the Diploma programs.