PSUT’s excellence leads to the signing of joint program agreements with major US universities
As a result of PSUT’s policy of striving for excellence, and in embodiment of the vision of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, of reaching international standards, the Higher Education Council approved during a session held on Thursday, 13th December 2017, the signing of a cooperation agreement between Princess Sumaya University for Technology and the University of Arizona at Tucson, in addition to the approval of a cooperation agreement between PSUT and the University of Indiana in the USA for the joint undergraduate program in the field of Computer Science, which will come into effect at the beginning of the academic year 2018/2019.
The Master’s program in Accounting aims to provide educational programs in the fields of business and banking in line with various technological developments, by focusing on the technological aspects of auditing and meeting market requirements at the local and regional levels. The Master’s program in Engineering Management seeks to combine Management and Engineering into one specialization, and is aimed at engineers. PSUT and the University of Arizona will call upon their academic, administrative and engineering expertise in teaching this program. These new programs will be implemented at PSUT with the participation of faculty members from both parties, thus students will receive a Master's degree from both universities.
Computer Science students will also have the opportunity to enroll for the third and fourth year at the University of Indiana after completing their second year at PSUT, thus making them eligible to receive Bachelor's degrees from both universities. Such students will also receive a discount of between 42 and 55% of tuition fees.
This cooperation agreement will surely have a positive impact on the University and its students by providing greater opportunities for PSUT students to gain admission both in Bachelor's programs or postgraduate studies in Engineering, Computer and Business fields. It will also open the door to an exchange of experiences between the two parties and allow the University to benefit from teaching, administrative and educational resources at the universities of Arizona and Indiana.
The University of Arizona and Indiana are among the largest and oldest American universities. Arizona University is a research institute providing 150 undergraduate programs and more than 200 graduate programs. The University of Indiana is one of the biggest and most important universities in the state of Indiana with 9 branches and more than 150 fields of specialization at the undergraduate level and more than 190 graduate programs.