About the Programme
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.
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 Environmental 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 sustainable development. This includes renewable energy systems and energy efficiency, methods for controlling air pollution, types and rating systems of green buildings, procedures of environmental impact assessments, technologies of waste water treatment and desalination, and methods for solid waste management, among others.
This well-rounded education allows graduates to work as Environmental Engineers in a multitude of areas within Industry or Government, to solve a wide range of environmental problems which natural and human activity is creating, such as air pollution and solid waste, and to satisfy the environmental needs of the people of the Sultanate and wider region, such as the desalination of sea water, water resource management and green building.
Opportunities for further studies
Environmental 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
The generic attributes and skills that graduates are expected to develop during their undergraduate studies are:
- Ethics – The graduates have developed awareness and holistic understanding of their role as responsible citizens in an increasingly globalised context.
- Critical thinking and problem solving – The graduates are able to engage real-world problems in a theoretically informed, rigorous, and questioning manner. They are able to devise solutions, select the most appropriate one, implement it, and reflect on its performance.
- Creative thinking – The graduates are able to think laterally and develop creative ideas.
- Individual and team work – The graduates have the capability to work effectively alone or in a team, to be self-directed, and to show independent judgment.
- Communication – The graduates are effective communicators, using oral, written, and electronic communication skills. They can interact confidently in a variety of settings, with a range of people from both genders, individually and in team situations, from peers to the wider community.
- Life-long-learning – The graduates appreciate that learning is continuous and have the ability to continue learning throughout life. They have developed a variety of approaches to learning, including self-directed, collaborative and self-reflective processes.
Graduates from the BSc in International Business & Service Management will also have developed the following programme-specific attributes and skills:
- Knowledge and understanding of Engineering – Graduates have gained a broad and sound knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering, enabling them to understand the phenomena characteristic to Environmental Engineering. The graduates have also gained an understanding for the broader multi-disciplinary context of engineering sciences.
- Environmental Impacts and Mitigation – Graduates are able to identify, formulate and solve problems particular to surrounding environment based on the application of established scientific methods; Graduates are also able to analyse environmental impacts of products, processes and methods based on scientific facts; They know how to select suitable methods of analysing, modelling, simulating and optimising and apply them with a high degree of competence to mitigate negative impacts.
- Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Graduates have developed the ability to develop innovative ideas and transfer them to green business based on scientific facts; They have developed a practically oriented understanding of green businesses and the ability to apply them in a competent manner.
- Investigations and assessment – Graduates are able to carry out literature research and know how to use Geographic Information System (GIS) and other sources of information for their work; they have developed the skills to plan and carry out suitable experiments, interpret the data and draw suitable conclusions.
- Engineering practice – Graduates have developed the competencies to transfer new findings in engineering and natural sciences to sustainable development actions for Oman and the whole region, including sustainable water management, green buildings, renewable energy, waste management, and controlling air pollution; They are also able to independently consolidate the knowledge gained and are aware of the environmental related impacts of engineering activities and mitigation measures.
The Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental 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 Sea Water Desalination, Air Pollution, Light and Noise Pollution, Solid Waste Management, Green Building, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Integrated Water Resources Management, Environmental Law, and Environmental Impact Assessment.
The first two years provide students with essential knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Programming, and Engineering Drawing; the basics of Environmental 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, to resolve environmental issues.
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|
‘65%’ in Pure Mathematics,
‘65%’ in English,
Pass in either Physics or Chemistry.
|Academic Foundation Programme|
|Indian Certificates||Pass in:|
– Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a minimum 60% overall mark, or
– Indian State Board Examinations (ISBE) with a minimum 60% overall mark, or
– High School Certificate (12 years of schooling) with a minimum 60% overall mark.
‘60%’ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at grade 12.
|Academic Foundation Programme|
|Indian Certificates||Pass in CBSE or ISBE or High School Certificate with an average of 70% or above,|
Pass in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at grade 12 with a minimum 70% mark in each subject.
Academic IELS 6.0 in overall bands (TEOFL 76 – iBT).
|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
Project Work I
Life Skills I
Engineering Principles and Calculation
Project Work II
Life Skills II
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Life Skills III
Life Skills IV
|5||Material Science I|
Hydrology and Water Resources
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
|6||Light and Noise Pollution|
Integrated Water Resources Management
Measurement Techniques (laboratory)
Solid Waste Management
Sea Water Desalination
Air Pollution Control
Environmental Impact Assessment