The Global College of Engineering and Technology, GCET, is a private Higher Education Institution located in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. It was founded in 2014 and commenced operation with the first intake in autumn 2014. The College is regulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and is affiliated with the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK on a franchise basis. This means that the awards of College’s academic programmes are issued by UWE.
The College is specialized in Engineering and Technology education and currently offers the following programmes:
- BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Technology
- BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Software Engineering
All above programmes are validated and quality monitored by UWE in their capacity as the awarding body.
The main distinctive feature of the above programmes is that they adopt a hands-on approach to learning and teaching.
In addition, the College offers the Foundation Studies Programme (FSP) which is aimed at preparing students to undertake their intended undergraduate studies in English medium. It includes general English, English for Academic Purpose (EAP), ICT, Mathematics, and Physics. The programme also aims at developing study and independent learning skills, which are embedded within the curriculum of the above-mentioned subjects.
The College intends to extend its academic landscape and develop, in collaboration with UWE, more programmes in the areas of Engineering and Technology. The new programmes will be carefully selected to appeal to young people and at the same time address the needs of job market of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region.