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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 the autumn of that year. 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 specialised in Engineering and Technology education and currently offers the following programmes:
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.
The vision of the College is to be recognised nationally and internationally, as the leading private Higher Education College of choice for engineering and technology in the Sultanate of Oman and the wider MENA region.
The mission of the College is to provide locally accredited, and internationally recognized, higher education of quality, delivered through excellent teaching, learning, research, innovation, and community engagement, that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies, to enable them to have fulfilling careers both locally and internationally.
- Providing high-quality learning opportunities that are driven by local vision and governed by high international standards.
- Producing graduates that have the skills and knowledge in their discipline areas, as well as critical thinking, hence are able to shape the future of the region and beyond.
- Disseminating and applying knowledge to further sustainable industrial, economic, cultural, environmental and social development of the Sultanate of Oman and the region.
- Continuing education and life-long learning that plays a key role in the up-skilling of the workforce in the Sultanate of Oman and the region.
- Carrying out research and enterprise activities that directly address the needs of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region.
The College is committed to maintain high academic standards through partnership with reputable international organisations, an external examination process, accreditation and auditing, and through periodic review of its academic practices.
The College strives to achieve, through continuous improvement and adherence to institutional policies and best practices, the highest quality and standards in all its endeavors.
The College’s management is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all staff and students and to providing an environment where respect is shown to all and where individual employees and students are valued and supported in achieving their full potential. The College values the opportunity to work, learn and develop in a community that embraces the diversity of individuals and ideas, including race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, marital status, socioeconomic background, physical ability and intellectual perspective.
We act with integrity, treat each other with dignity and respect, and are committed to fairness in our practices, policies and procedures.
Openness and clarity of purpose are key to how we communicate with each other and with the outside world.
We encourage, support and empower members of our community to achieve individual and collective goals.
We have a shared responsibility for developing our College, and we want everyone to feel that they can contribute to our success.
Collaborations within the College, and between the College and external partners, are enriching and rewarding.
Planned sustainable development (financially, socially and environmentally) is crucially important to securing our future.
We seek to create interdisciplinary, synergetic and collegial relationships characterized by honesty, collaboration, inclusiveness and flexibility.
We encourage and support innovation, imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness and vision.
To promote the College, the Academic Partner and the programmes they offer using all means of marketing.
To ensure that students fully understand the benefits they will get by studying at GCET including the opportunity of getting reputable internationally recognised awards.
To extend the marketing reach to countries in the region.
To approach foreign communities residing in Oman including Indians, Pakistanis and Arabs.
To carry out intensive market research and identify potential areas for development.
To develop further programmes based on the findings of the market research and in consultation with the Academic Partner.
To develop the features of the new campus.
To invite tenderers to submit their architectural proposals based on the feature document.
To select the best design.
To invite tenderers to submit their building proposals based on the agreed architectural design.
To apply for funding and sign the Contract with the successful bidder.
To develop and use innovative learning and teaching methods that engage students and match their learning style. These include learning by doing, project-based learning, problem based learning and live projects from industry.
To provide all possible support to students to reach their full potentials.
To realise the concept of “Student-Centred Learning” and develop students as leaders playing key roles in the development of Oman and the wider region.
To develop research to inform teaching and to benefit the Sultanate of Oman, the region and the world community.
To offer staff development opportunities that will enhance their performance.
To incorporate employability skills in all learning and teaching practices.
To use real life projects and problems from relevant industries.
To develop in our students, besides academic skills and knowledge, non-academic skills that will facilitate and improves their employability.
To encourage students’ placement and carrying out visits to local, regional and international industries
To continually review and evaluate our activities and in particular our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
To always seek improvements to what we do.
To devolve the institutions KPIs to all Departments, Units, Offices and Staff.