Automation across industries has led to many jobs disappearing and being replaced with new ones requiring innovative skills that are not traditionally taught in tertiary education. A combination of professional knowledge, technical expertise, and an array of soft skills are now demanded; with creative thinking, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and digital literacy being central to the new graduate toolbox.
In their 2019 Global Learner Survey, US-based educational consultants Pearson discovered what they call a “learner driven revolution”, and emphasized the needs of employers for their young workforce to possess soft skills; or people skills which make us unique – this talent is what makes companies stand out from the crowd. At AUBH we have a constant eye on creativity, originality and problem solving in our curriculum and the way we teach, so our graduates can be confident they are ready not just academically, but personally, for today’s dynamic economy.
Across our disciplines of Business, Engineering and Multimedia & Design, our unique curricula is based on best-practices from highly acclaimed U.S. colleges and universities, and our faculty are handpicked to offer the best combination of local and international teachers and researchers in their respective fields. They have created tailored curriculum which is experiential, interactive and entrepreneurial with the aim of creating work-ready graduates who are a cut above the rest in the Kingdom, and can transition seamlessly from academia to application.
An Experiential Approach
At the American University of Bahrain, we go beyond imparting knowledge to actually instilling tools and real-world situations, where critical thinking and dynamism is tested and put into practice. Over the next 10 years international employers expect their demand for STEM professionals to rise substantially, and we are responding to this need through our STEM-based programming.
AUBH promotes a broad array of development skills, from collaboration to creativity, critical thinking to problem solving, and leadership to service. Our students are introduced to non-traditional educational settings such as workshops, labs, studios, internships, and real-world case studies that allow them to observe, model, apply, and master employability skills. Our curriculum is flexible, so if a student discovers new interests in the first two years of our courses, they will be helped to find their passion within our dynamic programs.
Mentorship & Advising
AUBH recognizes the need for mentorship and advising. We want our students to be inspired by their mentors, faculty, support staff and each other, finding inspiration and motivation along the way. It is our goal to offer extra-curricular events – ranging from speaker series to clubs and sports teams, where fostering collaboration, teamwork and celebrating individuality are paramount.
Our faculty and mentors establish relationships with students on a personal level, becoming familiar with their dreams and their passion, which when intertwined with emphasis on employability and competitiveness, result in the most competent and valuable candidates for this increasingly global workforce.