About the Program
The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and the University of Brescia in Italy collaborate to deliver the Master of Engineering in Industrial Production & Manufacturing (MEng IPM) at GUtech campus in Oman.
The MEng program focuses on two strategic sectors, namely material extraction and processing, and innovative, high automation and sustainable manufacturing.
The program enables students to gain solid and in-depth knowledge in the field of extraction, production, testing and control of ferrous, non-ferrous and polymeric materials, the use of new advanced materials for component production, and plant logistics with a special focus on business development and entrepreneurship.
Students will learn how to run a machine, design a production cycle, or optimize manufacturing processes by using ad hoc simulation software in GUtech Labs. The gained knowledge in this “virtual environment” will give students the possibility to go deeply inside the problems of running a machine or optimizing a manufacturing process without running expensive and time-consuming experimental tests in the workshop.
About the Partner University
The University of Brescia (UniBS) was officially established in 1982. It has 4 schools (Medicine, Engineering, Economics, and Law), offering 24 Bachelor degree programs of study and 16 Master degrees with about 15,000 students enrolled. The strong commitment to innovation in materials and processes applied to medical fields allows the University of Brescia to focus its activities mainly on the Health and Wealth of people and environment, through the integration of its own cultural and scientific areas and in cooperation with Italian and international partners working in health, economic-industrial and socio-institutional fields, in order to generate knowledge to educate new generations and take an active part in the progress of Brescia, Italy, and, in general, the world.
GUtech and the University of Brescia collaborate at different levels and in a range of areas including exchanging students and professors as well as developing new study programs.
Study requirements consist of contact hours (in class, on an excursion or during practical lab work) and related individual study work (reading of related literature, exam preparation, writing of seminar papers or reports, and completion of the Master’s thesis).
Students will be required to complete a total workload of 120 ECTS credit points including a master’s thesis, to qualify for graduation.
Full-time students are expected to complete the program in four semesters, while part-time students are expected to finish off in eight semesters.
Transferring Graduate Credits
Students can apply to transfer up to 50 percent of ECTS credit points from classes completed prior to their admission at GUtech. Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the relevant department’s faculty members.