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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.

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Our Specialties

The College is specialised in Engineering and Technology education and currently offers the following programmes:

MSc Engineering Management

MSc Data Science

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Technology

BSc (Hons) Computer Security and Forensics

BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

BEng(Hons) Automation and Robotics Engineering

BSc (Hons) Urban and Regional Planning

BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology

BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Practice

BSc (Hons) Business Computing

BEng(Hons) Instrumentation And Control Engineering

BEng(Hons) Building Services Engineering

General Foundation Programme

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.

Our Vision

To be distinguished, nationally and internationally, for providing high-quality learning opportunities and for carrying out research, enterprise, and community engagement activities that are governed by international standards and which are strongly linked to the needs and development of the Sultanate of Oman.

Our Mission

The mission of the College is the advancement of learning by teaching, research and scholarship for the benefit of individuals and the community. This is strongly linked to the needs and developments of the Sultanate of Oman. In particular, GCET’s mission includes:

  • 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.

Core Values

Academic Standards

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.

Quality

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.

Diversity

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.

Integrity

We act with integrity, treat each other with dignity and respect, and are committed to fairness in our practices, policies and procedures.

Clarity

Openness and clarity of purpose are key to how we communicate with each other and with the outside world.

Empowerment

We encourage, support and empower members of our community to achieve individual and collective goals.

Community

We have a shared responsibility for developing our College, and we want everyone to feel that they can contribute to our success.

Partnerships

Collaborations within the College, and between the College and external partners, are enriching and rewarding.

Sustainability

Planned sustainable development (financially, socially and environmentally) is crucially important to securing our future.

Teamwork

We seek to create interdisciplinary, synergetic and collegial relationships characterized by honesty, collaboration, inclusiveness and flexibility.

Creativity and Innovation

We encourage and support innovation, imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness and vision.

Strategic Intents

STRATEGIC AIM 1: To Build Critical Mass

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

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.

STRATEGIC AIM 2: To Broaden the Academic Landscape

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

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.

STRATEGIC AIM 3: To Develop the New Campus

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

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.

STRATEGIC AIM 4: To be Centre of Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Research

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

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.

STRATEGIC AIM 5: To Produce “Able and Ready to Work Graduates”

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

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

STRATEGIC AIM 6: To be Sustainable, Efficient and Effective

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

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.