Master of Engineering in Industrial Production and Manufacturing

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The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and the University of Brescia in Italy collaborate to deliver the Master of Engineering in Industrial Production & Manufacturing (MEng IPM) at GUtech campus in Oman.

The MEng programme focuses on two strategic sectors, namely material extraction and processing, and innovative, high automation and sustainable manufacturing.

The programme enables students to gain a solid and in-depth knowledge in the field of extraction, production, testing and control of ferrous, non-ferrous and polymeric materials, the use of new advanced materials for component production, and plant logistics with a special focus on business development and entrepreneurship.

Students will learn how to run a machine, design a production cycle, or optimise a manufacturing processes by using ad hoc simulation software in GUtech Labs. The gained knowledge in this “virtual environment” will give students the possibility to go deeply inside the problems of running a machine or optimising a manufacturing process without running expensive and time consuming experimental tests in the workshop.

The University of Brescia (UniBS) was officially established in 1982. It has 4 schools (Medicine, Engineering, Economics, and Law), offering 24 Bachelor degree programmes of study and 16 Master degrees with about 15,000 students enrolled. The strong commitment to innovation in materials and processes applied to medical fields allows the University of Brescia to focus its activities mainly on the Health and Wealth of people and environment, through the integration of its own cultural and scientific areas and in cooperation with Italian and international partners working in health, economic-industrial and socio-institutional fields, in order to generate knowledge to educate new generations and take an active part in the progress of Brescia, Italy, and, in general, the world.

GUtech and the University of Brescia collaborate at different levels and in a range of areas including exchanging students and professors as well as developing new study programmes.

The Master of Engineering in Industrial Production & Manufacturing is a career oriented programme. You will be equipped with necessary generic skills such as ethical, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, design, communication and team working in addition to programme-specific skills and knowledge. Graduates of the programme will be able to take over technical or management positions in materials, parts or goods production industries of different sizes, and design and manufacturing consultancy companies. Broadly, these are examples of companies our graduates could join upon graduation:

  • Metal production and transformation companies
  • Production systems, advanced materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Production management
  • Consultancy companies
  • Production plants

Aside from industry, graduates may go on to pursue consultancy as well as research careers, whether through doctoral study in academia or commercial research.

Graduate Generic Attributes and Skills and Master Outcomes

The attributes and skills that your are expected to develop during their postgraduate studies are divided into attributes and skills that build on the core values of the University and outcomes that are specific to your programme of study.

The generic attributes and skills that build on the core values of the University are the same for all programmes of study. They 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.

In addition to the above, as a graduate from the Master in Industrial Production & Manufacturing you will also have developed the following generic attributes and skills:

  • Specialised knowledge – Appropriate methods, tools, awareness in innovation and problem solving techniques finalised to material science and production technologies are fundamental characteristics for the Master and furnish the students the capabilities of understanding the different topics, their interconnections and limits (these competences will be described in detail in the following).
  • Applied knowledge –Theory is important for learning but how to apply technical and professional knowledge becomes fundamental for a master engineer. The graduates are able to develop and test new solutions and control methods during practical activities and in the virtual Labs (these competences will be described in detail in the following).
  • Information and Communication Technology – ICT is a science that stresses the role of information, communications, computer hardware and software, audio-visual systems in accessing, transmitting and manipulating the information. This skill is applied to simulate actual processes and to create a virtual model of actual production systems. It provides the possibility to test different plant and process parameter configurations and to identify the optimal productive solution in a virtual and low cost environment.
  • Management skills – The Master is giving a clear methodology for managing projects by understanding the issues of risk management, on-time project delivery, cost analysis and, fundamental for a good manager, the capabilities for understanding and managing people.
  • Interdisciplinary thinking – The nature of the study programme requires the students to develop interdisciplinary skills which allow them to see issues from different perspectives and understand the influence of one discipline on another. These skills enable the students to effectively solve complex issues using creative solutions from different disciplinary approaches.
  • Theoretical knowledge – Comprehension of the theoretical concepts underpinning the study of materials, production processes, plant logistics and management, and applied economics. The programme also allows the students to relate such theories to wider national and international industrial sectors.
  • Methodological diversity – Skills for applying a diverse range of methods of analysis, evaluation and promotion, including quantitative (e.g. econometrics), qualitative (e.g. empirical social research), IT- based (e.g. GIS techniques), and communication-driven approaches (e.g. expert interview, or discussion moderation). Students are encouraged to carry out fieldwork and investigate customer requirements and needs.
  • Communication skills – Expertise in incorporating views and interests of various stakeholders from customers, business, regional and central government, and private companies.
  • Innovation skills –  Identification and application of innovative materials and technologies to production processes so to identify smart solutions characterised by higher sustainability, recyclability, safety and Eco friendliness.
  • Entrepreneurial skills –  A focus is set on developing entrepreneurial skills matching national priorities for a profitable and sustainable growth. The Master covers the fundamentals of applied economics, business management, start up and business incubators with a focus on the Oman resources and business possibilities such as the capabilities of developing a viral attitude toward entrepreneurship.
  • Analytical and reflective thinking –  Understanding the complexity of managing and promoting production business. The programme also enables the students to critically assess and carefully consider the cultural, environmental, and economic impact of global business activities such as production of materials and goods. Participants should be able to use critical and analytical thinking in selecting appropriate development models and rejecting others depending on the profile of the region and communities they are dealing with.
  • Leadership and people management skills – A good engineer involved in production and management business must develop capabilities to attract, retain, motivate and coach the members of his working team, understanding and optimising individual and team performances keeping in mind a fundamental issue: cooperation to get things done.


The Master of Engineering in Industrial Production and Manufacturing (MEng IPM) is offered by the GUtech’s department of engineering in the faculty of engineering and computer sciences.

The MEng IPM is delivered in a flexible modular format and intensive block courses during evening and weekend classes, to fit around full-time jobs and the schedule of fresh graduates aspiring to land their first j0b while attending the MEng IPM.

Courses are taught by GUtech’s faculty members and visiting professors from University of Brescia and other renowned universities.

The MEng programme is taught in English. A variety of assessment formats are used including written and oral tests, seminar papers and the Master thesis. Students can choose to conduct the Master thesis and/or undertake internship placements in Brescia, Italy.

The main focus of the first semester is to convey the fundamentals of the study programme in production of materials, traditional production processes and technologies and on the methods to test and control products and processes. In addition, principles of quality management and economics are analysed with a special focus on entrepreneurship.

The second semester covers the issues of material behaviour and selection from an engineering point of view with more specialised courses in advanced production processes, innovative manufacturing systems, plant management, and logistic.

The third semester focuses on advanced technologies for micro-components and nano-surfaces production, on production techniques applied to local ores with a particular attention to safety and environmental issues together with product life cycle assessment and recycling, and project management.

In the fourth semester students are required to write the Master’s thesis.


Study requirements consist of contact hours (in class, on excursion or during practical lab work) and related individual study work (reading of related literature, exam preparation, writing of seminar papers or reports, and completion of the Master’s thesis).

Students will be required to complete a total workload of 120 ECTS credit points including a master’s thesis, to qualify for graduation.


Students are expected to complete the programme in four semesters. Programme will be delivered  once a month (Wednesday to Saturday) in and outside GUtech Campus.


Students can apply to transfer up to 50 percent of ECTS credit points from classes completed prior to their admission at GUtech. Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the relevant department’s faculty members.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements: A recognised Bachelor degree or a two-year Diploma in Mechanical, Chemical, Production, Industrial, CAD/CAM, Process, Material Science or equivalent fields of study. Relevant work experience can compensate for derivation from narrow related field of study.

Language requirements: Applicants must provide adequate proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL 79 internet-based test, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Do you have questions about the admission and application processes? please send your enquiry to

Fees & Scholarship

Application fee

A non-refundable fee OMR 100 is required prior to application being processed.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees are paid according to the number of ECTS credit points associated with the courses you enroll in.

The total credit points required to complete and obtain MEng IPM degree is 120 ECTS credit points (ECTS CP).

The total tuition fees for the Master programme is OMR 13,800.


Scholarship opportunities

We offer scholarships for successful applicants to cover up to 50 percent of tuition fees.

There is not a separate application for these scholarships. All successful applicants will be considered.

We also offer scholarships to partner companies amounting to 50 percent reduction in fees.


Students who want to join the Master of Engineering in Industrial Production (IPM) need to apply online.

The application deadline by February.

All application must be supported by the digital copies of the following documents:

 Application materials checklist Needed for decision on seat Needed for decision on scholarship Needed before classes start
Bachelor transcript Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor degree certificate No No Yes
Bachelor approval from Omani MoHE No Yes Yes
IELTS / TOEFL or equivalent Yes Yes Yes
ID card / passport No No Yes
Photo No No Yes
CV Yes Yes Yes
References (Academic & Employer) No Yes Yes
Interview Yes – for BSc in non-related fields only Yes – for BSc in non-related fields only Yes – for BSc in non-related fields only
RO 100 application fee Yes Yes Yes
Agreement with Finance for tuition payment No No Yes
Choice of specialisation Yes Yes Yes


General Enquiries

Can I meet with the Master’s programme coordinator?

Yes, all enquirers and applicants are encouraged to meet the Master’s programme coordinator. You may request an appointment by sending an email to or calling 22061112.

Can I visit the University campus to have a look around?

Yes, you are most welcome to visit our campus in Halban. Our campus is located in Halban, off the last Maabila exist of the Muscat Expressway.

Does GUtech offer accommodation to graduate students?

Yes, upon availability, we could offer you our housing services. You may want to call 2206 1111 or send an email to for further information.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do I need to get entry into the programme?

A Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field of a reputable Omani or international university.

What is the minimum cGPA requirement do you apply to the Master’s programme?

No minimum cGPA is required.

Can I still apply if I do not have a relevant degree?

Yes you can still apply, the decision about eligibility of an applicant with a university degree different from Computer Science will be based on personal interviews.

Programme Structure

What study mode does the Master’s programme offer?

The programme is structured to be delivered on a part-time basis in a block courses format, over six semesters. Each semester encompasses fifteen weeks of teaching. Classes are scheduled during weekdays, from 2pm to 7pm, and on Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. For a detailed timetable, you may send your enquiry to

How many credit points are required to graduate?

To graduate, you will required to successfully earn 120 ECTS credit points.

What are the term dates for the programme?

The academic year is made up of 2 terms. The duration of each term is 15 weeks. The first term begins in late February/Early March and ends in late June. The second term runs from October to January.

Some adjustments may apply due to public or religious festivities.

Can I receive a study plan in advance so that I can plan my time accordingly?

Yes, you may receive your relevant study plan and a timetable if you send your request to

What specialisations are they part of the programme?

We offer you three specialisations to choose from for your future career:

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Technology Management

When will I be required to declare my specialisation?

You will be required to declare your specialisation at the start of the term.

Application Process

How do I submit an application and what documents do I need to provide?

Applications are received online. You may visit our page ‘apply‘ for the list of supporting materials.

How long does it take for admission process to be completed?

If you provide every document requested, and meet all entry requirements, decision can be taken in 3 working days.

Will the university be able to provide me with acceptance of admission paper to present to my company for funding purpose ?

Yes, offers are made in writing and we may send your offer letter to your employer if you provide us with the contact details.

Do I need to submit evidence of English language proficiency for my application?

Yes, a minimum IELTS of a band score of 6.0 or equivalent is required at the time of submitting your application. However, if you are awaiting the release of IELTS or an equivalent result, you may send an email to to advise you on how to proceed.

Credit Transfer

Do you accept credit transfers into the Master’s programme?

Yes, it’s acceptable

How many credits from my previous postgraduate courses can I transfer to the Master’s programme if I am accepted?

Up to 60 credit points can be transferred if the Ministry of Higher Education approves such a transfer.

For more information or any further assistance regarding programme or admission.

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