Objectives of APR:

Academic Program Review is an opportunity for the department to assess its objectives and operations with the ultimate goal of improving the program. The University Council issued on 26th May 2014 Decision No. 32/2013-2014 approving the Academic Program Review (APR) Policy for Sultan Qaboos University. The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Services through the APR Office administers the Academic Program Review process. 


According to SQU Academic Program Review Policy, the objectives of the APR

  • Align academic programs with SQU mission and objectives
  • Appraise the effectiveness of academic programs in achieving student outcomes
  • Assist in enhancing and improving the program
  • Assist in planning the future of the program
  • Comply with national and international quality standards


The APR process will bring many benefits, such as:

  • Disseminate good practice amongst SQU academic programs
  • Assure the public of SQU graduates’ qualification
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Prepare academic programs for accreditation