Higher Education Ministry approves new programmes

Oman Wednesday 03/January/2018 22:32 PM
By: Times News Service
Higher Education Ministry approves new programmes

Muscat: The Licencing Institutions and Programmes Committee at the Ministry of Higher Education issued a number of resolutions during a meeting under the chair of Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Sarmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education.
The committee discussed a number of topics of interest to the private higher education sector, in addition to a number of applications for licences for academic programmes in private higher education institutions.
Conditional approval
The committee licenced the Master of Social Work programme in Dhofar University, Master of Science in Computer Science programme at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech). Six academic programmes obtained the conditional approval until the institutions complete all the required procedures. These programmes included Bachelor of Education (Islamic education and Arabic Language Teacher), Bachelor of Education (Science and math Teacher) at A’Sharqiyah University, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Programme and International Operations Programme at Caledonian College of Engineering, in addition to the granting of conditional approval to three programmes at the Gulf College, a diploma and a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Computing , Diploma and BA (Hons) in Information Systems, as well as a diploma and a BA (Hons) in Mobile Computing Science.
Approving admission
The committee also issued a decision approving the admission of graduates of the general diploma (from non-scientific tracks) in the engineering disciplines provided that the educational institutions that provide engineering and scientific programmes to prepare an intensive programme for students for an academic year, to teach programme-related
science courses.
The Committee also approved the request of the German University of Technology in Oman to establish the Center for the History of Islamic Sciences.