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Diploma Programs

ACK offers a range of majors in Business, Engineering and Aviation. 

Students benefit from the flexibility of ACK’s 2+2 model.  After completing a two-year full time Diploma program, a student can choose to commence employment or continue at ACK for a further two years of full time study to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering Technology. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, a student is awarded an ACK qualification endorsed by Central Queensland University (CQU).

School of Business

School of Engineering

Aviation Department

High School System

Equivalency Letter

Minimum Requirement – Engineering and Aviation [1]

Minimum Requirement – Business

Government and Arabic Private Schools system

Not required

65%

60%

American system

Required

2.25

2.00

Bilingual system

Required

2.25

2.00

British system

Required

6 IGCSE with minimum of “D” [2]

6 IGCSE with minimum of “D” [2]

Graduates from outside of Kuwait

Required

65% / 2.25

60% / 2.00

 

For any school system not listed above, kindly visit the Admission Office to calculate your minimum entry requirement percentage. 

[1]  Engineering and Aviation applicants must hold a Science section Secondary School Certificate which includes a pass grade in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

[2]  Ministry of Education Arabic and Religious Studies may each substitute for an IGCSE.

Diploma Application Process and Required Documents

All applicants must complete an ACK Admission’s Application and provide the required documents (listed below):

1. High School Certificate:

  •  For Government and Arabic Private School Graduates:
    • One true copy of the High School Certificate in Arabic authenticated by the Ministry of Education.
    • One true copy of the High School Certificate in English authenticated by the Ministry of Education. 
  • For Foreign Private School Graduates (American, Indian, Pakistani, etc.):
    • One copy of the High School Transcript.
    • One original Equivalency Letter issued by the Private Education Department addressed to the Australian College of Kuwait.
  • For British School Graduates:
    • One copy of the High School Transcript.
    • One original Equivalency Letter issued by the Private Education Department addressed to the Australian College of Kuwait.
  • For Graduates from outside of Kuwait:
    • One copy of the High School Transcript.
    • One original Equivalency Letter issued by the Private Education Department addressed to the Australian College of Kuwait.

2. Valid passport copy (including residency page for non-Kuwaitis).

3. Valid civil ID copy.

4. One photograph (4x6).

5. All applicants must register for the Admissions English Test that is administered by ACK or submit one of the following certificates: 

  • Academic IELTS Certificate (Minimum score required is 4.0)
  • TOEFL Internet Based English Certificate (Minimum score required is 71)

Diploma applicants who do not have the above TOEFL or IELTS scores or obtain a direct entry score in the Oxford Online Placement Test are required to complete one or more Foundation Skills Program before entry to the Diploma.

*Non-refundable Diploma application fee of KD30 is to be paid to ACK at the time of application submission.

*Non-refundable English Placement Test fee of KD25.

For PUC Diploma Scholarship applicants additional conditions may apply. Please refer to the PUC Scholarship section of this website for further information.

ACK Admissions staff will review your application and check that you have the necessary educational qualifications to enter the ACK Diploma program for which you have applied. After a full review of your application you will be informed by the ACK Admissions Officer regarding your Offer Letter.

Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) B2 with a pathway to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) or (Electronics and Controls)