German University of Technology in Oman

Introduction

The history of the German University of Technology (GUtech) can be traced back to 2003, when visionary Omanis contemplated the establishment of a high-quality university of technology in Oman. This vision was inspired by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ directions for the provision of quality higher education in Oman by private investors.

RWTH Aachen University in Germany was approached with the intention of bringing German excellence in education to Oman. After few years of discussion and negotiation, the founders were ready to begin a plan of action for establishing a university. In August 2006, Oman Educational Services L.L.C. (OES), a limited liability company under the laws of the Sultanate of Oman, was incorporated to establish a university on a formal footing. OES is also the legal entity responsible for initiating education related future projects.

A Collaborative Agreement between RWTH Aachen University and OES was signed in December 2006, paving the way for the establishment of a private university in the Sultanate of Oman. This cemented the groundwork for everything the founder envisioned: a high-quality university of technology in of Oman. Specifically, the agreement laid the framework for collaboration between OES and RWTH Aachen University in terms of academic curricula, quality assurance and expertise, and setting up a technological university. All GUtech programmes have been developed in cooperation of GUtech with RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

Vision

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) strives to become a leading university of technology in Oman and the wider region, thus defining the highest standards in education, research and innovation.

Mission

GUtech provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German excellence in science and technology with a firm grounding in Oman`s culture and heritage. The University fosters creative and critical thinking to advance research and development and, through this, aims at serving society as a whole.

Values

GUtech is committed to ethical principles in all of its undertakings. In particular, the University welcomes students and employees from both genders, all ethnic, geographical, cultural and religious backgrounds. The University encourages association in peace and with tolerance, and welcomes further intercultural exchange between Oman and Germany.

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BSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

Computer Science (CS) is concerned with all scientific and practical aspects of information processing and computing. Computer science students learn the theoretical foundations of the field together with practical techniques for their implementation, in particular, the design of computational systems. [+]

Computer Science (CS) is concerned with all scientific and practical aspects of information processing and computing. Computer science students learn the theoretical foundations of the field together with practical techniques for their implementation, in particular, the design of computational systems.

Strong emphasis is placed on the interaction of informatics and engineering, communication and technology, and the application of computing technology in the cultural and business context of Oman and the Gulf region.

Structure

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, which has been accredited by the European accreditation agency ACQUIN, combines a computer science major with a business administration minor. The eight-semester programme requires four years of study.... [-]


BSc in International Business & Service Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The tourism industry is currently one of the largest service industries in the world; employing approximately 10% of the global labor force and contributing to about 6% of world exports. Tourism shares the characteristics of many international service industries; for the Omani economy, however, it is unique as it offers the basis for a viable economic diversification and employment creation on the one side, and it is highly competitive due to Oman’s unique tourism product on the other. This programme will, therefore, equip you with business knowledge and skills focusing on this vital service sector. The programme will also consider tourism via the prism of sustainability; providing the skills and the knowledge that can ensure that growth of this sector will not be at the expense of the society or the environment but rather enriching them. [+]

The tourism industry is currently one of the largest service industries in the world; employing approximately 10% of the global labor force and contributing to about 6% of world exports. Tourism shares the characteristics of many international service industries; for the Omani economy, however, it is unique as it offers the basis for a viable economic diversification and employment creation on the one side, and it is highly competitive due to Oman’s unique tourism product on the other. This programme will, therefore, equip you with business knowledge and skills focusing on this vital service sector. The programme will also consider tourism via the prism of sustainability; providing the skills and the knowledge that can ensure that growth of this sector will not be at the expense of the society or the environment but rather enriching them.... [-]


BSc in Logistics

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The Bachelor of Science in Logistics at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the region, yet draws on state-of-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen University. A strong emphasis of the programme is placed on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the programme will, therefore, be accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners. Also, generic skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are seen as essential and are integrated throughout the curriculum. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Logistics at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the region, yet draws on state-of-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen University. A strong emphasis of the programme is placed on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the programme will, therefore, be accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners. Also, generic skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are seen as essential and are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Structure

The BSc in Logistics is taught as a full-time programme. It is aligned with the programme structures introduced in Europe after the Bologna Reform. The duration of the programme is eight semesters. The main focus of the first four semesters is to introduce students to the field of logistics and to convey the fundamentals of the study programme in mathematics, statistics, computer sciences and core business subjects. In the last four semesters, the study programme covers all other basic fields in business administration, economics, management, and the most relevant concepts, methods and applications of logistics.... [-]


BSc in Urban Planning and Archtectural Design

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The quality of urban life is not measured by the scale of monuments, shopping malls, highways or top-down regulated activities, but by creating an environment, which is liveable, vibrant and sustainable. [+]

The quality of urban life is not measured by the scale of monuments, shopping malls, highways or top-down regulated activities, but by creating an environment, which is liveable, vibrant and sustainable.

In our course, Urban Planning and Architecture are taught equally. The programme alternates between large scale and detail, between abstract and concrete, between theory and practice. In one sentence, we think that architecture is more than building houses and urban planning is more than deciding where to place them.

Both disciplines are contextual. Not only the use of a structure, but its context (e.g. landscape, infrastructure, social needs) determine the design. The question of the house of the future is closely connected with the question of the city of the future. Both questions need to be addressed from a social, spatial, ecological, and economic view.... [-]


Bachelor

BEng in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, by addressing issues such as water scarcity and air pollution, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech. The programme places a strong emphasis on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the programme are therefore accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners. In addition, essential “soft skills” such as critical and creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are integrated throughout the curriculum, in order to give graduates all of the skills they need to become entrepreneurs, should they wish, boosting job creation in the Sultanate and elsewhere. [+]

The Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, by addressing issues such as water scarcity and air pollution, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech.

The programme places a strong emphasis on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the programme are therefore accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners.

In addition, essential “soft skills” such as critical and creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are integrated throughout the curriculum, in order to give graduates all of the skills they need to become entrepreneurs, should they wish, boosting job creation in the Sultanate and elsewhere.... [-]


BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech. [+]

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech.

The programme places a strong emphasis on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the programme are therefore accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners.

In addition, essential “soft skills” such as critical and creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are integrated throughout the curriculum, in order to give graduates all of the skills they need to become entrepreneurs, should they wish, boosting job creation in the Sultanate and elsewhere.... [-]


BEng in Process Engineering

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The Bachelor of Engineering in Process Engineering at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech. [+]

The Bachelor of Engineering in Process Engineering at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech.

The programme places a strong emphasis on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the programme are therefore accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners.

In addition, essential “soft skills” such as critical and creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are integrated throughout the curriculum, in order to give graduates all of the skills they need to become entrepreneurs, should they wish, boosting job creation in the Sultanate and elsewhere.... [-]


BSc in Applied Geosciences

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Oman Muscat

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Geosciences (AGEO) at GUtech is customized to the requirements of Oman and the wider region, building on the expertise of RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The Bachelor programme focuses on three areas of key importance to the region’s present and future: energy, water, and mineral resources. In addition to providing a rigorous education with high standards, GUtech places a strong emphasis on the future employability of its graduates. For this reason, many courses in the programme are presented in cooperation with local and international industry partners. Soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and presentation skills, are integrated throughout the curriculum. From their first day at GUtech students are encouraged to think critically and act responsibly and our professors assist them in developing these competencies accordingly. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Geosciences (AGEO) at GUtech is customized to the requirements of Oman and the wider region, building on the expertise of RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The Bachelor programme focuses on three areas of key importance to the region’s present and future: energy, water, and mineral resources. In addition to providing a rigorous education with high standards, GUtech places a strong emphasis on the future employability of its graduates. For this reason, many courses in the programme are presented in cooperation with local and international industry partners. Soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and presentation skills, are integrated throughout the curriculum. From their first day at GUtech students are encouraged to think critically and act responsibly and our professors assist them in developing these competencies accordingly.... [-]