The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Visit for the Continuation of Validation of the Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design Department- College of Engineering and Technology AASTMT, Alexandria Campus. 17-20 October 2009 One of the main strategic objectives of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is to give more concern to various international professional accreditations of its educational programs. Therefore, the faculty of engineering and technology at the AASTMT has taken the initiative to build strategic connections, cooperation links and partnerships with international academic programs, institutes, and centers towards opportunities for the advancement of AASTMT as a leading regional organization, its students and staff members. During 2003 the faculty of engineering and technology at AASTMT started communications with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - London - UK which has been established on 1843 to look after the architectural profession worldwide, to seek the validation of RIBA for its architectural engineering and environmental design department courses. In April 2004, a RIBA visiting board has reviewed all documentation, facilities, laboratories, and learning and education environment. After the visit and review the AASTMT were given full validation and RIBA part 1 for its architecture program.Furthermore, AASTMT has decided to seek the RIBA part 2 validations in order to create more development for its architectural programs; therefore, RIBA part 2 visiting board has visited the AASTMT on May 2006 for the RIBA part 2 validation processes, which has been successfully achieved in the architecture program at the AASTMT.In May 2009, faculty of engineering and technology has started preparations for RIBA revalidation for part 1 and part 2. A full visiting board has visited the AASTMT, Alexandria campus between the 17th and the 20th of October 2009. A continuation of validation for another 5 years until 2014 for both RIBA part 1 and part 2 has been granted for the AASTMT architectural program, which proves the success of the program and its outstanding achievement.It is worth mentioning that in addition to the UK, graduates from a validated department have the advantages of practicing architecture in EU countries, Gulf Countries, and other countries worldwide.