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Institute of Applied Technology

With state-of the-art facilities and excellent support services, the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) offers Career-based Technical Education (CTE) in English at the secondary and tertiary levels. In addition, IAT encompasses well established higher learning programs in aviation, logistics and nursing.

The institute has an overall total of twenty campuses (fourteen schools, four colleges for Fatima College of Health Sciences and two colleges for Abu Dhabi Polytechnic), located in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Western Region, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras Al Khaima and Al Fujairah; with its directorate based in Abu Dhabi.


IAT’s integrated system of Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways contributes to the development of the UAE by:

  • Providing distinctive secondary school programs that integrate career and technical education with a rigorous academic core.
  • Providing post-secondary CTE programs to meet the industrial needs and requirements of the nation.
  • Maintaining externally benchmarked standards for all programs offered.
  • Fostering close and cooperative relationships with the community, industry and government to ensure that IAT is responsive to national needs and expectations.
  • Organising public and industry continuing education programmes in line with the needs of all stakeholders.

The mission of IAT as established by the Royal Decree is to prepare, qualify and train the students of the Institute to earn scientific and technological degrees in the specializations approved by the board of trustees.


IAT's additional contractual obligation is to young Emiratis, every student attending our learning campuses (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaima) will be afforded the opportunity to prepare for their post-secondary school future by participating in a personalized work-integrated learning process and programs that are student-centered, surrounded by supportive services, and is driven by intellectual rigor. Ultimately, IAT is determined to achieve the “Emiratization of Technological Careers”.

Pleased to be the lead administrator, I seek your commitment to a thriving learning community that works diligently to fulfill its mission. The challenges are great, but so are the opportunities. May your years here be filled with an educational fulfillment and social gratification.


Working at IAT provides both teaching and non-teaching staff with a unique professional experience in a fast-growing and modern education institution. Our staff come from many backgrounds, but share a dedication and passion for creating a learning environment of the highest quality.


No income tax is payable to the UAE government. Expatriates would need to confirm whether tax is liable in their home country, but for most countries it is not (when working in the UAE for over 3 months).

The UAE is one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic countries. There is a constant flow of new projects, people and opportunities. You'll work with professionals from all over the world and get to rapidly broaden your experience.


Our combined salary and benefits packages are typically very attractive - especially for those staff with highly-desired qualifications, skills and experience. Virtually all staff are eligible for benefits that include: Housing Allowances, Children's Education expenses and low-cost Medical Insurance. Other benefits include Relocation Allowances, Gratuities (end-of-service payments), Professional Development allocations and recovery of work-related miscellaneous expenses.

With a government mandate to transform the country's technical and vocational education sector, IAT is expanding fast into new and exciting areas.

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