Welcome Message from the Head of Department
Welcome to the Department of Computing and thank you for choosing the computing programmes at GCET to pursue your higher education studies.
Computing is one of the most dynamic, diverse and fast growing disciplines. It covers a wide range of applications including games, social media, security, e-health, e-government, e-education, e-commerce, banking, manufacturing, multimedia; just to name a few. The programmes offered by the Computing Department will prepare you to play a key role in driving these applications forward in the Sultanate of Oman, the region and the world. Our partnership with the University of the West of England will ensure that you will be equipped with the state of the art knowledge and skills which will be crowned by an award issued by the University of the West of England.
After graduation, your chance to get a job is very high because:
- The percentage of Omanis working in the computing sector is only about 30% and the rest are expats. With the Omanisation policy, there will be many opportunities for qualified Omanis, like yourself, to work in the computing sector.
- You will be holding a British qualification, which is known for its quality and high standards.
Finally, I wish you all the success in your studies and to have the best experience while staying at GCET.
Dr. Tariq Saied Al Taie
The College currently has “Specialised IT Tools”:
- Advanced computing labs are prepared for students to build and practice their software engineering and forensic skills. A wide range of software tools are available for students including
- Software development kits
- Special purpose tools for domain specific applications
- Creative tools for modelling, design and creative production
The College built a suitable IT Infrastructure:
- General computer labs equipped with modern PCs, printers, Windows, MS Office and other general purpose software.
- Specialised Computer lab equipped with modern PCs and specialised software (Matlab, Simlink, Pspice, C/C++, Solidworks, ArgoUML, jave, and many SW utilities and 3-D Printer).
- Wifi internet access throughout the whole building.
It is worth noting that the UWE Validation Panel, during their formal validation visit to the College, has inspected our laboratories and software and they were very satisfied with adequacy of the laboratory resources to deliver the programme.
Dr. Tariq Saied Al Taie
PhD in Computer Science. Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Thesis Title:” Comparative Study of Programming Languages for Small Business Computers”, 29/06/1992.
Higher Diploma in Computer Studies, University of Essex, United Kingdom, 28/04/1982.
Bachelor in Business Administration and Accountancy, Al Mustansiria University, Baghdad, Iraq June 1976.
Academic and Professional Background:
Dr. Tariq start his governmental work in a very sensitive area. It is the Iraqi Ministry of Finance, where any mistake is forbidden. He spends several years of experience in coordinating, managing, and providing expert advice for new mathematical formulas for Insurance and Reinsurance. Encouraging and implementing computers to the Ministry of Finance at 1978.
At April 1982, he starts a computer center in Iraqi Reinsurance Company and began to convert many manual tasks into computerized functions, as well as giving training courses to different Arabic Insurance companies (e.g. from Libya, Bahrain, Somalia Yemen)
After obtaining the PHD at 1992, I shift to the Ministry of Higher Education, University of Mosul. From that time till now I have written and published seven books and more than 20 scientific papers related to computers and modern management in Arabic and English.
I obtained the academic rank as Associate Professor and work in different places. Senior Computer Lecturer and Head of Computer Unit, Department of Information Technology, College of Applied Sciences, Department of Information Technology, College of Applied Sciences, 1/9/2005 to 30/8/2016. Senior Computer Lecturer and Head of Computer Unit, Department of Mathematics and Computer, College of Education, Sohar, Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman, 1/9/2000 to 30/8/2005. Computer Lecturer, Department of Computer and information Systems, College of Science Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, 12/9/1998 to 11/9/1999.
Dr. Aftab Ahmed ShaikhD r. Aftab has earned Doctorate Degree in Computer Application & Technology from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) in 2010. Earlier, he obtained MS (Computer Science), MSc (Computer Science) and a range of professional trainings and diplomas. He has more than seventeen years of professional experience in teaching and research. Before joining the GCET in October 2016, He was rendering the services as full professor in Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan. In BUITEMS, He was also honoured with the position of Dean, faculty of information and communication Technology during 2012-13. He achieved the Best Teacher Award for years 2005, 2006 and 2011 respectively.
He is associated with number of reputable research communities and editorial boards of several international journals. He served as publication chair in International conference on Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (ICE Cube), 2016, Pakistan. Dr. Aftab is well published author of several research articles in reputable international Journals and Conference Proceedings. He has supervised several research thesis and projects and also leading a research group of Computational Intelligence (CI). His work emphasis the implementation of CI based techniques over the domains of Curriculum Scheduling, Natural Language Processing, and Decision Support System. Dr. Afab possesses very pleasant and friendly behaviour and uses modern methodology for teaching and training. His areas of expertise/teaching are Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Multi-Agents Technology, Analysis of Algorithms and many other similar themes. Dr. Aftab’s passion is designing and development of innovative software applications to regulate academic affairs and he always endeavours to inculcate the same in his students and colleagues.
Areas of Research
- CAD/CASE of Software and Systems
- Real-Time and Distributed Computing
- Software Engineering
- Object Oriented Systems
- Design and Management of Distributed Application Systems
- Computer Resource Management
- Modelling of Client-Server Systems
- Database Systems
- Knowledge-Based Systems
- Image Processing Systems
- Signal Processing Systems
- Robotic Systems
- Control Systems
- Network Computing
- Artificial and Computational Intelligence
- Dynamic web design technics
Our aim is to prepare our graduates to fully integrate with the job market by cultivating their entrepreneurial skills through structured teaching modules and various placements opportunities locally and internationally.