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A world class provider of applied higher education

Established by His Majesty


Bahrain Polytechnic was established by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa by Royal Decree No. 65 for the year 2008.

Bahrain Polytechnic is governed by a Board of Trustees by Royal Decree No.23 for the year 2012, that is chaired by H.E. Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, and includes renowned industry and community leaders.

The Royal Decree establishes the Polytechnic as a Governmental Higher Education Institution and gives the Board of Trustees the right to approve and grant certificates and qualifications in the disciplines taught at the Polytechnic, including the first Bahrain Polytechnic Bachelor students who met the graduation requirements in July 2013.

Opening Ceremony


Bahrain Polytechnic was officially inaugurated by H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) on 30th November 2008. It was a milestone in testing and demonstrating Marketing and Communications capabilities and achievements.

H.R.H. Prince Salman toured the campus with two members of Bahrain Polytechnic Student Council and also interacted with other students and staff members inside their classrooms.

The high-profile attendees, which included government VIP figures, shed light on the importance of Bahrain Polytechnic and its role in building Bahrain’s next generation of leaders.

The overall feedback was outstanding, as the VIP attendees praised the efforts and detail apparent in planning and organising an event of such magnitude.

Welcome to Bahrain Polytechnic

Long CEOFirst off, I’d like to welcome you on behalf of our deans, directors, management and staff to our new Bahrain Polytechnic website.

As the Kingdom’s only polytechnic, Bahrain Polytechnic serves Bahrain and the wider Gulf region by offering technical and applied professional education, short courses, and applied research and consultancy services whilst adopting the internationally-known problem-based learning approach (PBL).

Our mission is straightforward: we aim to produce work-ready graduates, equipped with the necessary 21st century skills before entering today’s corporate world – be it local, regional, or international labour markets. This is done through designing our curricula in line with all your requirements, bearing in mind the individual needs of a student, company, or society at large. The result is a vibrant, dynamic learning environment, which welcomes the people of Bahrain to the possibility of exciting new career opportunities and to a lifetime of learning.

This website aims to provide a wide range of stakeholders with the essential information and easy access to qualified personnel – so that they can make informed decisions and obtain dedicated support in meeting their various needs.

The website  serves as a one-stop shop for our stakeholders, ranging from international higher education institutions to parents, government agencies, industry sectors, as well as staff and students at different stages of their career development.

We also encourage all our stakeholders to engage with us on our social media networks, such as Twitter and Instagram.

Please take the time to engage with the Polytechnic through our website, and to give us feedback that will help us further improve the user experience on our key communication channel.

Again, my warmest welcome.

Dr Jeff Zabudsky

Chief Executive Officer

About Bahrain Polytechnic bahrainpolytechnic_campus

Bahrain Polytechnic has been established by the Bahrain Government to address the need for a skilled Bahraini labour force, with the aim of supporting economic growth and diversification.

Bahrain Polytechnic delivers applied, professional and technical qualifications. Graduates will be work-ready; confident and competent, aware of what is expected of them in the professional world, and able to perform to their full potential.

Programmes, qualifications and courses, and the underlying methodology of how they are delivered are developed in consultation with businesses, industries, professions, international education and training institutions. This strategy, set by the Board of Trustees, will ensure that Bahrain Polytechnic graduates meet the needs of the labour market, thus supplying Bahrain’s economy with a source of highly skilled graduates.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

Bahrain Polytechnic to be a world class provider of applied higher education.

Our Mission

Bahrain Polytechnic produces professional and enterprising graduates with the 21st century skills necessary for the needs of the community locally, regionally, and internationally.

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Innovation

Our Strategic Goals and Strategic Plan (2020-2024)

  • Towards Sustainability

ImageBahrain Polytechnic will progress towards a sustainable model of diversified funding, operations and governance including: consultancy, research collaborations, continuing education offerings, internationalization and commercialization with industry and Government. Towards Sustainability.


  • Graduate Success

Final_Icons_Color_Artboard 2Bahrain Polytechnic will be recognized for the unique qualities of its graduates: enterprising individuals, well prepared through future oriented, innovative education and internationally accredited programmes, to take their place in a world of greater opportunity and complexity.


  •  Assurance of Learning

ImageBahrain Polytechnic will, as its highest priority represent excellence in academic and business practices, underpinned by quality assurance.



  • Engagement for Impact

ImageBahrain Polytechnic will foster active and positive engagement with its stakeholders nationally, regionally and globally to enhance its contribution to social and economic wellbeing.



  • Added Value Research and Entrepreneurship

ImageBahrain Polytechnic is developing a value-added research culture to engage in solving societal and industrial problems and enhance opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.


Strategic Plan 2020-2024

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