Muscat University

Introduction

About Us

The concept of a new, high quality, private university in Muscat was approved by Oman’s Education Council within the framework of Government efforts to develop human resources in Oman in cooperation with leading figures in both the public and private sectors.

Since November 2013, Oxford University Innovation, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford in the UK, has been working as lead consultant for the project which has financial backing from a large group of Omani business leaders as well as the Omani government.

Muscat University is innovative and entrepreneurial with close connections to the business communities of Oman and the wider region. Its programmes combine academic rigour with relevance to the world of work. The first intake of students for Pathway programmes took place in October 2016, with the first intake of degree programme students in September 2017.

Muscat University

Location

For the academic year 2016/2017, Muscat University will be located in the third floor of the Children’s Public Library, Qurum. After the first year, Muscat University will be located in impressive initial premises being constructed on Sultan Qaboos Street beside the Porsche showroom and opposite the Avenues Mall in central Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. The permanent campus is being planned for construction in the coming years on land located in Airport Heights, Seeb, Muscat.

Mission, Vision and Values

Muscat University’s mission, vision and values are underpinned by four essential themes: ethics, excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Mission

Muscat University will transform individuals and communities through excellence in teaching and in research that is both rigorous and relevant. We will achieve success through:

  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and ethical approaches to our structure and to all our activities
  • Scholarship that embraces collaboration and community engagement
  • A learning environment that is supportive, creative and fulfilling
  • An inclusive culture of global citizenship

Vision and Values

The vision of Muscat University is to be a beacon of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship in its chosen focus areas for Oman and for the wider region. Muscat University will deliver high quality teaching supported by research that is relevant to the social and economic priorities of Oman and the region.

The rigour and relevance of this research activity will facilitate the recruitment and retention of high quality academics, benefit national and international accreditation processes and procedures, and enhance the status of the University in national and regional rankings.

Central to the vision of Muscat University is the incorporation of innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to all aspects of its structure and operation. The University will be agile and flexible as it continues to evolve in a landscape of higher education characterised by rapid and constant change.

Muscat University’s vision is to create a higher education environment in Oman for both Omani and international students that is conducive to producing cadres of future leaders in both the public and private sectors. These leaders will be capable of operating internationally and will reflect the core values of the University:

  1. A strong commitment to ethics: this is central and critical to our long-term success as a University. Every University student, academic and staff member must hold themselves to the highest ethical standards, and the University will not accept or allow anything less.
  2. Full compliance with all laws and regulations of Oman and of any other country in which students, staff or academics are active.
  3. A learning environment that is positive, creative and rewarding, that promotes individual expression, innovation and achievement, where students, staff and academics are offered opportunities to grow personally and professionally and where all are treated with respect and dignity.
  4. All processes and decisions in recruiting, developing and promoting students, staff and academics are based on merit. Responsible business practices and social investments to create long-term sustainable value in helping transform societies and communities, in conserving limited resources, and in protecting the environment.
  5. An environment encouraging and enabling of innovation and entrepreneurship at the core of the University’s structure and activities.
Muscat University

International partners

Supervision

Private universities such as Muscat University are licensed and supervised by the Directorate General of Private Universities and Colleges, a unit within the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). The Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) is the Government body responsible for the accreditation of institutions and programmes of public and private universities in Oman.

Affiliation

Muscat University believes that affiliation agreements are beneficial in building credibility and confidence in the brand and therefore agreements have been made with high quality international universities that provide the best possible ‘fit’ to the mission and ethos of Muscat University.

Academic Degree Programmes

For Muscat University’s academic degree programmes, the partnerships with high-ranking Cranfield University ,UK and Aston University ,UK entail the awarding of dual degrees. For its General Foundation Programme and Pre-Master’s Programme, Muscat University’s partnership with MLS International College,UK brings added credibility to the programmes as well as the provision of valuable external quality assurance oversight.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Air Transport Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Oman Muscat + 1 more

The Executive MSc in Air Transport Management is designed to deliver advanced and comprehensive knowledge in air transport management strategic issues. [+]

Programme Details The Executive MSc in Air Transport Management is designed to deliver advanced and comprehensive knowledge in air transport management strategic issues. It combines air transport theoretical knowledge with an increased focus on leadership and personal development. This degree programme is one of a set of postgraduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University and leads to the award of a Cranfield University degree and also a Muscat University degree. Programme Objectives The MSc in Air Transport Management aims to: Equip students with the skills required to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. Enhance students’ skills in air transport management, offering a mode of study that enables them to combine study with work commitments. Assist students in meeting the management training needs of existing air transport companies, suppliers, aviation consultants and government regulators. Admission Requirements Applicants will typically need the following qualifications (or international equivalent) for admission to the programme: A first or upper second class UK Honours degree in any relevant discipline. Recognised professional qualification plus a number of years’ relevant working experience may be accepted as equivalent. An IELTS level of 7.0 or equivalent with no individual IELTS component below 6.0. Duration: 1 year / 2 years Study type: Full -Time/ Part-Time Credit hours: 200 Assessment: Taught modules 50%, Group projects 10%, Individual project 40% [-]

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Oman Muscat + 1 more

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes is designed to equip graduates and practicing engineers with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental issues of energy thrift and environmental consequences of irrational use of energy resources in the industrial and commercial sectors. [+]

Programme Details MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes is designed to equip graduates and practicing engineers with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental issues of energy thrift and environmental consequences of irrational use of energy resources in the industrial and commercial sectors. This degree programme is one of a set of post graduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University. This is a dual degree programme, leading to the award of a Cranfield University degree and also a Muscat University degree. Programme Objectives The MSc in Energy Systems and Thermal Processes aims to: Furnish students with the up to date technical knowledge and skills required for achieving better management of energy. Enhance students’ knowledge of designing of energy efficient systems and processes and the reduction and control of pollution cost-effectively. Prepare students for a successful career as energy professionals in a wide range of industries, consultancies, research organisations and local and central government departments. Admission Requirements A UK 2nd class honours degree or its equivalent. Applications from candidates with lesser qualifications but with considerable relevant working experience will be considered. A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component). Duration: 1 year / 2 years Study type: Full -Time / Part-Time Credit hours: 200 Assessment: Taught modules 40%, Group projects 20%, (or dissertation for part time students) Individual project 40% [-]

MSc Finance and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Oman Muscat + 1 more

The MSc in Finance and Management provides a solid grounding in finance and management principles with rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques, and how to apply them in the workplace. [+]

Programme Details The MSc in Finance and Management provides a solid grounding in finance and management principles with rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques, and how to apply them in the workplace. This degree programme is one of a set of postgraduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University. This is a dual degree programme, leading to the award of a Cranfield University degree and a Muscat University degree. Programme Objectives The MSc in Finance and Management aims to: Prepare students for a career in financial services. Provide students with a high level of financial skills. Give students a rounded view of business and its management. Admission Requirements An English-medium undergraduate degree from a recognized university at second class honours level or above. A professional qualification (e.g. CIMA) plus 5 years’ relevant work experience. Exposure to quantitative subjects (Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Economics etc.) from previous studies or work experience. A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component) Duration: 1 year / 2 years Study type: Full -Time/ Part-Time Credit hours: 200 Assessment: Taught modules 60%, individual project 40% [-]

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Oman Muscat + 1 more

The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been developed to to fulfil a market demand for highly capable graduates in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. [+]

Programme Details The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been developed to to fulfil a market demand for highly capable graduates in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The course further aims to offer personal and specialist skills development for candidates This degree programme is one of a set of postgraduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University and leads to the award of a Cranfield University degree and also a Muscat University degree. Programme Objectives The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management aims to provide students with: An overall appreciation of logistics and supply chain management and their importance to modern business. Appropriate technical knowledge in the key areas of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. An understanding of the analytical and managerial skills that will enable them to apply this knowledge within a business environment. An understanding of the need to manage and plan supply chains within an overall business environment in an integrated and co-ordinated manner. Admission Requirements Applicants will typically need the following qualifications (or international equivalent) for admission to the programme: A first or second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area from a recognised university. Relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class Honours. A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.5 on the written component. Duration: 1 year / 2 years Study type: Full -Time/ Part-Time Credit hours: 200 Assessment: Taught modules 60%, individual project 40% [-]

MSc Management and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Oman Muscat + 1 more

The MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship adds value to applicants’ first degrees by providing individuals with integrated and critical awareness of management and organisations, subsequently developing a specialised focus in entrepreneurship, and assisting them in pursing an entrepreneurial career. [+]

Programme Details The MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship adds value to applicants’ first degrees by providing individuals with integrated and critical awareness of management and organisations, subsequently developing a specialised focus in entrepreneurship, and assisting them in pursing an entrepreneurial career. This degree programme is one of a set of postgraduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University. This is a dual degree programme, leading to the award of a Cranfield University degree and a Muscat University degree Programme Objectives The MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship aims to: Provide students with a comprehensive and advanced understanding of the impact of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial processes at multi- levels. Create opportunities for students to develop critical perspectives on theories and to review and evaluate the appropriateness that underpin the constituent entrepreneurship and management subjects. Develop students’ capabilities to critically analyse the current issues in the field of management and entrepreneurship. Enhance students’ lifelong learning through the development of management and entrepreneurship knowledge. Admission Requirements An English-medium undergraduate degree from a recognized university at second class honours level or above (or equivalent). Relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class honours. A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component) Duration: 1 year / 2 years Study type: Full -Time/ Part-Time Credit hours: 200 Assessment: Taught modules 60%, individual project 40% [-]

MSc Process Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Oman Muscat + 1 more

The MSc in Process Systems Engineering is a contemporary engineering discipline that emerged with the main purpose to provide the methods, tools and human capacity that allow industry to meet its needs by tying science to engineering. [+]

Programme Details The MSc in Process Systems Engineering is a contemporary engineering discipline that emerged with the main purpose to provide the methods, tools and human capacity that allow industry to meet its needs by tying science to engineering. The programme provides engineering and applied science graduates with current theory and practice of the technical and managerial aspects of process systems. This degree programme is one of a set of post graduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University. This is a dual degree programme, leading to the award of a Cranfield University degree and a Muscat University degree. Programme Objectives The MSc in Process Systems Engineering aims to: Provide engineering and applied science graduates with current theory and practice of the technical and managerial aspects of process systems Equip students with adequate knowledge and experience to deal with the design, operation, optimisation and control of all kinds of chemical, physical, and biological processes through the use of systematic computer-aided approaches. Provide employable graduates in a vast range of industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, mineral processing, specialty chemicals, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, water and energy industries. Admission Requirements Applicants will need a first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or applied science discipline. Recognised professional qualifications or several-years relevant industrial experience might be considered. an IELTS level of 6.5. or equivalent. Duration: 1 year / 2 years Study type: Full -Time/ Part-Time Credit hours: 200 Assessment: Taught modules 40%, Group projects... [-]

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