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
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Engineering
- Engineering analysis
- Engineering design
- Assessment of environmental impacts and their mitigation
- Green innovation and entrepreneurship
- Engineering practice
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