Introduction

Environmental issues are affecting the lives of all humankind and will continue to have great impact on future generations. The main environmental challenges include global warming, air quality, shortage of water resources, human well being, sustainable developments, renewable sources of energy, living spaces and many more. This has created increasing demands for qualified environmental practitioners and managers to deal with these challenges.

This programme prepares you to a play key role in the management of environment. It provides you with knowledge and skills needed in emerging and contemporary  issues related to environmental management and practice.

The programme relies heavily on application and practice.

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Environmental

Awarding Body

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

Mode of Study

Full-Time, Part-Time and Flexible.

Duration

Four Academic Years Full Time, 8 Years Part Time or Flexible.

Fees

OMR 3,500 per Year (Full Time) – Discount Policy might apply.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of GCET General Foundation Programme with a minimum of 60% in each component. Diploma Holders are encouraged to apply for advanced entry.

General Education Diploma – Science or Art Track (Pure or Applied Math), or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of 55%

Contact Person

Email : hod4@gcet.edu.om or  Tel: 24227912 – 24227903 – 24227999 – 91789204

Why Study our Programme?

One of the main distinctive features of this programme is that the student will get a British award from the University of the West England, Bristol, UK, (recognized worldwide) while studying in Muscat.

What you will be studying?

In the first year of your study, you will be studying basic and general topics related to environment including Physical and Human Environment of the City Region, Environment Sustainability and  Challenges and Data and Solutions. It also includes group and field projects to develop your practical skills. As you progress into the programme, you will study more specific subjects including Healthy Sustainable Communities, Environmental Law, Policy and Society, Environmental Challenges, Sustainable Technologies, Analyzing Environmental Change, Managing Global Resources, Energy Futures, Geographies of Security and Environmental Psychology, Economics and Assessment. In the final year, you will study Environmental Planning and Design and Integrated Water Management, Managing Air Quality and Water and Energy Futures. In addition, you will undertake a major project related to Environmental Management and Practice.

Where can it take you?

Environment forms an important part of recent and future developments in the Sultanate of Oman, the region and the world. This will create great demands for environmental professionals who are able to develop, implement and maintain strategies and policies related to environment. Environmental management and practices graduates go on to careers in environment and management organisations, as well as in areas such as design of major projects, economic development, urban regeneration and environmental consultancy. Jobs exist across the public sector with local authority departments, central/devolved governments and private environmental consultancies. Opportunities also exist with industrial areas, neighborhood planning organisations, transport organisations (e.g. ports), private tourism developers and utilities companies.

Programme Structure

Code Title Credit Prerequisite
Level 0
UBGMMR-30-0 Physical and Human Environment of the City Region 30 None
UBGMPR-30-0 Environment and Sustainability 30 None
UBGMPA-30-0 Foundation Group Project 30 None
UBGMNR-15-0 Challenges, Data and Solutions 15 None
UBGMNA-15-0 Field Study 15 None
Level 1
UBLMGN-30-1 Healthy Sustainable Communities 30 None
UBGMJ9-30-1 Environmental Law, Policy and Society 30 None
UBGLXD-30-1 Environmental Challenges 30 None
UBGMHM-15-1 Sustainable Technologies 15 None
UBGMGM-15-1 Analysing Environmental Change 15 None
Level 2
UBGMWD-15-2 Managing Global Resources 15 None
UBGMND-15-2 Energy Futures: Policy and Practice 15 None
UBGMSD-15-2 Geographies of Security 15 None
UBGMM5-15-2 Environmental Psychology 15 None
UBGMJQ-15-2 Environmental Economics 15 None
UBGMKA-15-2 Environmental Assessment 15 None
UBGMKR-30-2 Researching Environmental Technology and Management 30 None
Summer Internship
GCET-15-2 Work Placement 0 None
Level 3
UBGMQD-30-3 Final Year Project 30 90 Credits at L2
UFCF95-15-3 Entrepreneurial Skills 15 None
UBGMYQ-15-3 Professional Experience 15 None
UBGMW7-15-M Air Quality Management 15 None
UBGLXX-15-3 Practicing Waste Management 15 None
UBGMME-30-3 Water and Energy Futures 30 None
GCET-15-0 Omani Culture 0 None

Note: Student will choose 15 credits from the elective modules

 

Note: The Omani Culture Module is a compulsory module that will be offered during summer. It carries 0 credit so it will not contribute to the programme credits.