The Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the wider region, by addressing issues such as water scarcity and air pollution, yet it draws on state-of-the-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen, Germany, the affiliate University of GUtech.
The program places a strong emphasis on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the program are therefore accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners.
In addition, essential “soft skills” such as critical and creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are integrated throughout the curriculum, in order to give graduates all of the skills they need to become entrepreneurs, should they wish, boosting job creation in the Sultanate and elsewhere.
The Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering is an eight semester (four year) program. It uses integrated, practical approaches in order for students to gain a broad knowledge of the required natural sciences and their practical use, focusing on Sea Water Desalination, Air Pollution, Light and Noise Pollution, Solid Waste Management, Green Building, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Integrated Water Resources Management, Environmental Law, and Environmental Impact Assessment.
The first two years provide students with essential knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Programming, and Engineering Drawing; the basics of Environmental Engineering. The remainder of the degree emphasizes the use and application of these fundamentals in both industry and research, locally in the Sultanate and worldwide, to resolve environmental issues.
The program is taught in English and it includes written and oral tests, an Industrial Internship and a Bachelor’s thesis, which can include experimental work. Students are also expected to develop basic communication skills in German.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Environmental Engineering graduates will be able to progress towards achieving their Chartered Engineer status or proceed with post-graduate education within the Sultanate of Oman, as well as in Europe, America, Australia and elsewhere.