Duhok, Kurdistan Region – June 23rd, 2020 – The American University of Kurdistan and the Wayne State University (WSU) agreed to provide joint degrees in the College of Engineering within the scope of a 2+2 program, starting fall 2020.
After two years of studying at the American University of Kurdistan in Duhok, students will have the opportunity to complete their last two years at Wayne State University (WSU) in Michigan, USA to earn a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following programs:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
AUK’s agreement with Wayne State will also offer graduate students the opportunity to enroll in a Master’s program in data science and business analytics.
“This agreement with a prestigious university such as Wayne State is a great achievement for us. The joint programs are accredited, which assures our current and future students that their study at AUK is valuable, and they can easily continue to pursue further education in the US if they want,” stated Dr. Razaq Ferhadi, Dean of AUK’s College of Engineering.
WSU is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1868, Wayne State consists of 13 schools and colleges offering a range of engineering disciplines like alternative energy technology, automotive engineering, electric-drive vehicle engineering, environmental infrastructures and transportation engineering, materials and biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and computational biology, nanotechnology, and sustainable engineering.
“Our international collaborations are key elements to sustaining a vibrant environment of learning and discovery at Wayne State, preparing students to embark on successful careers all over the globe,” said Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the WSU College of Engineering in a statement for WSU “This relationship will mutually benefit students from both institutions and help expand access to diverse cultures and world-class education.”
The mission of AUK’s College of Engineering is to improve the quality of life and help those who desire to be the precursor in creating essential systems. The college provides outreach programs to urge students to consider education and careers in engineering. The programs are committed to preparing students for employment and adhering to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.