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DepartmentAccounting and Finance
Program Title /concentration (If any)Diploma in accounting
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the programA total of 63 credit hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramDiploma in Accounting

Program Mission

The Two Years Diploma program in Accounting is designed to provide students with both the conceptual and technical skills needed by the potential employers of accounting diploma graduates. In this 2-year Accounting Diploma program, students will study financial, managerial and cost accounting, as well as business, economics, statistics and a variety of other skills necessary to work in business today.

Program Goals

  • Enhance student’s awareness of societal values, integrity at work and professional excellence.
  • prepare student’s to involve in a cross-functional team based-work environment.
  • To offer students a high quality, innovative and market needed skills/competencies based 2-year Diploma Program in Accounting at affordable costs.
  • To provide the ECT students with the outcomes and skills-based education in the discipline of Accounting (ACC), deploy an effective mix of the best practice instructional methodologies and strategies, and prepare the students for successful careers in Accounting Profession.
  • To provide potential employers with competent graduates with professional ethics in the field of Accounting at entry-level.
  • To prepare students of the ECT for pursuing further studies at other senior colleges and universities within the UAE and abroad.
  • To demonstrate to the students how graduated students of ECT Diploma Program in Accounting relate to the world of accounting practice.
  • To develop and maintain close relationships between the ECT graduates and accounting professionals.
  • To prepare and encourage students of the ECT Diploma Program in accounting to become active members of the professional accounting community within the UAE and the region.

Core Program learning outcomes

  • Acquire general knowledge about self-environment and society.
  • Acquire the knowledge skills and motivate to make ethical decisions based on understanding the societal values.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Recognize basic accounting concepts.
  • Identify key issues in different areas of accounting.
  • Use mathematical techniques in accounting practice.
  • Employ various tools of accounting practice.
  • Use information technology in accounting practice.
  • Solve basic level accounting problems.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Evaluate accuracy of accounting system.
Semester 1CreditsSemester 2Credits
CIS 101Information Technology Skills3MAN 101Business organization and Management3
MTH 100College Mathematics3BAF 201Principles of Finance3
ENG 102Communication3NSC 201Natural Science3
ECO 201Microeconomics3ACC 101Accounting Principles I3
ISC 100Islamic Culture3MTH 102Business Mathematics3
ACC 202Cost accounting3GEN 301Professional Ethics3
ACC 104Intermediate accounting 13ACC 203Bank accounting3
ACC 103Computerized accounting3MAN 202Organizational behavior3
STA 201Business Statistics3ACC 205,,, Managerial accounting3
SSR 101Study Skills3Elective Course3
ACC 102Accounting Principles II3

Secondary School Certificate

Students applying for admission to any of the ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it is equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees (No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005), in addition to meeting the following admission requirements:

  • All applicants for ECT’s programs must achieve a recognized and official secondary school certificate, or it’s equivalent, showing successful completion of secondary education.
  • All applicants who studied at private schools have to be graduates from a school that is licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • Students who complete a UAE General Secondary School Certificate must achieve a minimum score of 60% for entry to ECT’s undergraduate programs, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation Certificate program and should pass five courses, before they proceed to the college programs, namely:
ACS001Arabic Communication
SSR001Study Skills
ENG001English Communication
  • Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program. Students under this category should provide an equivalency from the Ministry of Education.
  • Applicants from foreign schools that follow systems of education applied in their native countries, which have two levels of secondary school education, have to complete the higher level of secondary education in order to be admitted.

Additional Requirements

To apply for any program offered by ECT, prospective students must submit:

  • Admission application (completed in full, signed and dated) Copy of a valid passport, with the UAE residence visa (if appropriate)
  • Originals or certified copies of all ‘attested’ education certificates including completion certificates and transcripts  from other higher education institutions for transfer credit purpose
  • English Proficiency Certificate (if appropriate)
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • A receipt to prove the payment of the non-refundable application fees.

*Prospective students must sign pledges at the Admission Office in order to complete the file.*Applicants who have submitted applications with missing information will be requested to provide required information prior to a full assessment of the application can be undertaken.

Proficiency in English

An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs:
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations”, students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450, or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For the Foundation Certificate Program, students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the Foundation Certificate Program must meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake remedial or intensive English courses provided by the ECT.

Policy Concerning Students Studying Remedial English (ESL) at ECT

The students who are studying remedial English courses (ESL) at ECT, prior to achieving the required TOEFL 500 or English Proficiency score as stated above (part c: Proficiency in English), are eligible to register provided that they fulfill all other admission requirements for ECT academic programs, in only eight ECT general education courses namely:

GEN102Islamic Culture
BIT100Introduction to Information Technology skills
MTH100College Mathematics
ENG103Study Skills
GEN100Communication Skills in Arabic
GEN104Man and environment
GEN106Natural Science
ENG100English I

Students are categorized according to their placement test/TOEFL results in one of the five levels of remedial English. At each level of ESL courses, a student can register simultaneously into two of the eight general education courses as specified above.

Employability Scope

Throughout your Diploma Programs, you will receive career guidance from our expert staff and Students Affairs Dept. You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programs, or further study.

Professional Occupations

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Managerial Accountant Assistant
  • Book Keeper
  • Cashier
  • Auditor Assistant
  • Bank Teller

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