The Bachelor of Science in Logistics at GUtech is tailored to the requirements of the Sultanate of Oman and the region, yet draws on state-of-art expertise accumulated at RWTH Aachen University. A strong emphasis of the program is placed on the employability of GUtech’s graduates. Many elements of the program will, therefore, be accomplished in cooperation with local and international industry partners. Also, generic skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, life-long learning, intercultural communication, and teamwork are seen as essential and are integrated throughout the curriculum.
The BSc in Logistics is taught as a full-time program. It is aligned with the program structures introduced in Europe after the Bologna Reform. The duration of the program is eight semesters. The main focus of the first four semesters is to introduce students to the field of logistics and to convey the fundamentals of the study program in mathematics, statistics, computer sciences, and core business subjects. In the last four semesters, the study program covers all other basic fields in business administration, economics, management, and the most relevant concepts, methods and applications of logistics.
Students of the Bachelor of Science in Logistics receive an interdisciplinary education, focusing on the knowledge of fundamental theoretical concepts as well as the development of applied competencies. They receive in-depth insights into the design and management of logistics networks, of supplier management, production and transportation logistics, and much more.
This well-rounded education allows graduates to work as logistics managers, distribution managers, supply chain managers, or logistics engineers in a multitude of areas in industry or government. Other possible employment fields are sales, customer service, procurement, or industry analysis.
Potential employers can be found among transportation and logistics service providers (e.g. Marina Logistics, DHL), airlines (e.g. Omanair), rail operators (e.g. DB Schenker), retailers (e.g. Carrefour), and producers in the manufacturing industry (e.g. Oman cables industry SAOG). The current major infrastructure projects in the region will further raise the demand for highly-qualified specialists in the field of logistics so that the number of jobs in this sector will probably increase in the coming years.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Graduates can enroll in postgraduate programs in the fields of logistics and supply chain management in the Sultanate of Oman or abroad.