BARKA A total of 65 Omani and Non-Omani graduates were celebrated during an official ceremony held in the auditorium on campus at the German University of Technology in Barka on Sunday evening, 13rd December. The ceremony was attended by GUtech’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors, members of the Majlis Al Dowla and Majlis Al Shura and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Sultanate, as well as other dignitaries. The students graduated from Bachelor of Science programmes in Urban Planning and Architectural Design, Applied Geosciences, Computer Sciences, Bachelor of Engineering in Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering and MSc in Petroleum Geoscience.
For the first time students graduated from the BEng in Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering. The majority of GUtech graduates have already found positions in various companies, such as Petroleum Development Oman, Schlumberger, Oman Oil, PetroGas Rima, Dar Al Handasah, Bank Muscat, Muriya Tourism Development, Al Bustan Palace Hotel. Others are pursuing a MSc degree abroad, for example in Automotive Engineering or in Industrial Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, a Master’s in Engineering in the UK and a MSc in Petroleum Geosciences in the UK.
Professor Dr. Michael Modigell, Rector of GUtech addressed the students: “You received the best education. You will be part of the elite in Oman,” he said while adding: “You are well prepared for a professional job. The first pillar of GUtech’s educational approach is that we educate young people to be independent, self-reliant and at the same time flexible to work in a multicultural environment.” In order to stay competitive in the long-run the Rector advised the students: “Do not stop learning, stay curious and you will always be at the forefront in your professional careers. Choose your job according to your skills and knowledge and not according to the salary. In the end success will bring you a higher salary,” stressed the Rector.