The Quality Assurance Office (QAO) is working in a coordination with the Dean of the College of Science and the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center at the university (QAAC) to maintain and monitor the quality of the academic programs at the College of Science.

The QAO is working to ensure the compliance of the academic programs with the requirements and criteria set by national authorities concerning with quality assurance, including Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA) and Higher Education Council (HEC). The Bachelor degrees at the college (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics) were awarded a confidence status in The Programmes-within-College Reviews by the Directorate of Higher Education Reviews at the BQA in 2017.

Placement of the academic programs on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is a priority for the College of Science. The B.Sc. in Biology has been placed on the NQF by the Directorate of National Qualifications Framework at the BQA after fluffing all of the validation standards in 2018. The other programs are preparing the placement applications in the academic year 2018-2019.

Accreditation of the College’s programs by international accrediting bodies is a strategic goal for the College of Science, which is in line with the university’s vision. Toward this, the Department of Chemistry achieved accreditation by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) in 2009 for the first cycle. The accreditation of this department was renewed for the second cycle 2015-2020.

The accreditation processes for the Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics programs by the international accrediting body ASIIN are under preparation in current academic year 2018-2019.

Members of the QAO for the academic year 2018-2019:
Dr. Humood Naser  QAO Director
Dr. Abdulla A. Rasool Department of Biology
Dr. Thuraya Juma Department of Mathematics
Dr. Fadheela Al-Salman Department of Chemistry
Dr. Jawad Al-Saei Department of Physics
Ms. Khawthar Al-Ali Secretary