School of Engineering and Technology (SET) is the synergistic integration in November 2005 of the two former Schools, namely, the School of Civil Engineering (SCE) and the School of Advanced Technologies (SAT). Historically, these two schools came into existence only in January 1993 when the Institute reorganized the need to reform its academic structure from smaller-sized units called “Divisions” to larger bodies named “Schools”.


To develop highly qualified engineers and technologists who play leading roles in promoting the region’s industrial competitiveness in its integration into the global economy.


To become a unique and prestigious multicultural hub of higher learning in engineering and technology, offering state-of-the-art multidisciplinary programs and cutting-edge research in partnership with the industries for sustainable growth of the region.

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CIE Award
ISE Award
ICT Award


Reflecting the uniqueness of AIT, the following core values are advocated:

  • Excellence in teaching / learning: Enhance the teaching effectiveness with full participation of students in the learning process.
  • Excellence in research: Support faculty members to reach their highest potential in research in partnership with the related industries.
  • Transparence of administration: Enhance the participation of faculty and staff in the decision-making process of the School.
  • Quality assurance: Establish the quality assurance system of all academic activities.
  • Unity in Diversity: Dedicate to the value of diversity among individuals and encourage individual growth through nurturance, service and fairness.
  • Culture of Collaboration: Value the synergy that results from collaboration, which enhances the learning, discovery and engagement mission of the School.


The following shared principles shall serve as the foundation of commitments of the School of Engineering and Technology:

  • SET shall focus on long-term sustainability, by enriching academic reputation and international dimensionality.
  • SET shall promote, widen, and diversify income sources.
  • SET administration should be lean, minimize personal conflict and induce productivity.
  • SET shall be prudent in faculty recruitment, and prepare future leaders.
  • SET must uphold the student admission standard, without jeopardizing long-term sustainability.


Based on the results of SWOT analysis, the School of Engineering and Technology positions itself as

  1. A trailblazer in advanced technological education in the region, with leadership in industrially oriented multidisciplinary programs.
  2. A leader in professional development of technologically competent world citizens who play creative roles in regional and transnational projects, with awareness of environmental and societal implications of technologies.
  3. A hub for implementing cutting edge research in partnership with the industries, and in networking with academic and research institutions of the region and the world.
  4. A financially viable, self-sustaining responsibility management center with good governance and strong leadership.


Strategic Goal 1.
Increase the visibility and social impact of the School regionally and internationally, as a hub for state-of-the-art learning and cutting edge research.
Strategic Goal 2.
Maintain high quality and diverse faculty, staff and students.
Strategic Goal 3.
Cultivate strategic alliances with partnered universities and major industries in the region.
Strategic Goal 4.
Expand financial resources of the School by diversifying revenue sources with more industry-driven research, training and consultancy.
Strategic Goal 5.
Promote technology innovation and entrepreneurship leadership.

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