Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Minister of Municipalities and Agricultural Affairs and Chairman of Bahrain Polytechnic’s Board of Trustees, announced the launch of the first set of master’s degree programmes offered by the Polytechnic ever since its establishment in 2008.
The minister said during Bahrain Polytechnic’s press conference that the programmes include: the Master of Science in Engineering (Applied) in Sustainable Energy Systems; Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, and the Master in International Trade and Strategy.
“The masters’ programmes were launched to meet the requirements of the labour market, and to achieve the Polytechnic’s strategic plan 2023-26, which is in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, which seeks to further enhance educational deliverables to contribute to the comprehensive and sustainable development process,” Al Mubarak said.
The programmes were launched to further strengthen efforts to develop human capital, in line with the approach of the Government of Bahrain and are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving job market, he added.
“The programme has been designed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure that graduates have the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the workforce,” the minister said.
Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, Bahrain Polytechnic CEO, said that the Polytechnic aimed to launch these master programmes to meet the emerging needs for qualified Bahraini employees in different sectors of the labour market. He added that the programmes enhance the image of the Kingdom as a leading hub for technology and international trade in the region.
The Polytechnic CEO said that admission for the masters’ programmes will start in August, emphasizing that the Polytechnic aspires to receive research students looking for excellence, creativity, and a modern international education.