About the Programme
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.
There is a huge demand for Engineers, not just in the Sultanate of Oman, but also in the wider region as a whole. The needs and requirements of industry were taken into account when developing the Engineering programmes at GUtech, and new emerging needs and requirements are regularly taken into account with annual reviews of the programmes. Overall, GUtech produces high quality graduates who meet the needs of Omani and International Industry.
Our Bachelor programmes are designed to enable graduates to start working in the industry without further education; most graduates start working in industry shortly after graduation, while some continue their study, often by completing a Master’s programme in Europe or elsewhere. Whilst the programmes have been designed to meet the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, some graduates have started their career by working abroad for companies in Europe.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering program in Process Engineering will have received an interdisciplinary education, focusing on the knowledge of fundamental theoretical concepts as well as the development of applied competences required for the design of mechanical, chemical and thermal processes.
This well-rounded education allows graduates to work as Process Engineers in a multitude of areas within Industry or Government, to make a wide variety of products on which modern society depends, including food and drink, fuel, artificial fibres, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics, energy, and clean water.
Opportunities for further studies
Process Engineering graduates will be able to progress towards achieving their Chartered Engineer status or proceed with post-graduate education within the Sultanate of Oman, as well as in Europe, America, Australia and elsewhere.
Skills and attributes gained on graduation
- Selecting process technology based on optimising the type of process and assessing the availability of raw materials; accordingly choosing the plant location, and checking the safety and assessing the environmental impact of the plant.
- Designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, trouble-shooting existing processes.
- Conducting process development experiments to scale up laboratory units into pilot, semi-industrial and industrial scale units.
- Working closely with chemical engineers to monitor and improve the process efficiency, production output, and safety of a plant.
- Ensuring the process works at the optimum standard level, and to the correct rate and quality of output in order to meet supply needs.
- Assuming responsibility for environmental monitoring and ongoing performance of processes and process plant.
- Reviewing existing technology and its performance by carrying out more research and collecting information to investigate potential upgrades.
The Bachelor of Engineering in Process Engineering is an eight semester (four year) programme. It uses integrated, practical approaches in order for students to gain a broad knowledge in the required natural sciences and their practical use, focusing on Plant Design, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Thermal Separation Processes, Chemical and Mechanical Processes, Control and Automation and Material Science.
The first two years provide students with essential knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Aided Design and Programming, and Engineering Drawing; the basics of Process Engineering. The remainder of the degree emphasises the use and application of these fundamentals in both industry and research, locally in the Sultanate and worldwide.
The programme is taught in English and it includes written and oral tests, an Industrial Internship and a Bachelor’s thesis, which can include experimental work. Students are also expected to develop basic communication skills in German
|Type of Certificate||Does this apply to you?||You will be admitted to:|
|Omani General Education Diploma (GED)||Pass in General Education Diploma with|
‘C’ in pure mathematics, and
‘D’ in physics and chemistry, and
‘C’ in English – (A) or (B) or Skills
|Academic Foundation Programme|
|Indian Certificate||Pass in:|
– Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with an average below 70%, or
– Indian State Board Examinations with an average below 70%, or
– High School Certificate (12 years of schooling).
Pass in mathematics at grade 10, with at least 70%.
Pass in either physics or chemistry at grade 10.
|Academic Foundation Programme|
|Indian Certificate||Pass in CBSE or Indian State Board Examinations with an average of 70% or above,|
Pass in mathematics at grade 12.
Pass in both physics and chemistry at grade 10, with at least 70%.
|GCE Certificate (AS and A-level)||Pass in 4 subjects at AS-level and 2 subjects at A-level,|
Pass in mathematics at GCSE level,
Pass in either physics or chemistry at GCSE Level.
|Academic Foundation Programme|
|GCE Certificate (AS and A-level)||In addition to the above:|
Pass in mathematics at AS-level, with at least ‘C’,
Pass in both physics and chemistry at GCSE Level, with at least ‘C’.
|International Baccalaureate||IB Certificate or Diploma, but not fulfilling the requirements for direct entry into BSc.||Academic Foundation Programme|
|International Baccalaureate||Pass in IB diploma or certificate, with at least 24 points,|
At least (3) points in any type of mathematics at HL or (4) points in any type of
mathematics at SL, but not mathematical studies.
Pass in both physics and chemistry at grade 10 level.
Recommended Study Plan
Introduction to CAD
Project Work I
Life Skills I
Introduction to Programming
Engineering Principles and Calculation
Project Work II
Life Skills II
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Life Skills III
Life Skills IV
Material Science I
Chemical Process Engineering
|6||Petroleum and Petrochemical Processing|
Thermal Separation Processes
Measurement Techniques (laboratory)
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Heat and Mass Transfer
Control and Automation
Mechanical Process Engineering