ACK is pleased announce that it has been selected to host the CDIO™ Initiative Asian regional meeting in 2021, despite competing with the prestigious Feng Chia University. The voting panel decided to award it to our college after ACK’s successful presentation during the Asian regional meeting on Friday, 28th of June 2019. ACK is proud to have been an active collaborator of the CDIO™ Initiative since 2018, and the first member from the Gulf region.

The CDIO™ Initiative is an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of real-world engineers.
The CDIO™ Initiative’s vision is for an education that stresses the fundamentals, set in the context of Conceiving – Designing – Implementing – Operating systems and products:
  • A curriculum organised around mutually supporting courses, but with CDIO activities highly interwoven;
  • Rich with student design-build-test projects;
  • Integrating learning of professional skills such as teamwork and communication;
  • Featuring active and experiential learning; and
  • Constantly improved through quality assurance process with higher aims than accreditation.
The CDIO™ Initiative was developed with input from leading academics, industry, engineers and students, and is an open architecture model that can be adopted and adapted as necessary by any collaborating university engineering school.
A collaborative of over 120+ universities worldwide who are organised into geographic regions, the CDIO community is supervised by the CDIO Council and continues to welcome a diverse range of institutions ranging from research-led internationally acclaimed universities to local colleges.

  • Be part of a growing global network of academic institutions committed to developing engineering education and draw on the expertise of CDIO professional staff with regard to curriculum design, workspace design and use, assessment, online content development etc;
  • Have complete access to a growing array of instructor tools and resources designed to support the application of CDIO;
  • Share the experiences, resources and expertise of schools throughout the world that are working to reform engineering education;
  • Network with like-minded professionals, both in academia and industry;
  • Be at the forefront of the discussion about what industry needs in recent engineering graduates; and
  • Attend annual regional and international meetings of all collaborating institutions.