Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

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Dr. Issam Bahdour

Assistant Dean

  for  Undergraduate Studies 

College of Engineering

 Sultan Qaboos University

I would like to welcome our students from different places in Oman as well as from other countries who enrolled in the college of engineering. You should be among the best and brightest secondary school graduates.


The College of Engineering has grown rapidly since its start in 1986 and currently the student population has increased to 2962 students during the academic year 2015-2016, compared to only 92 students in 1986. Amongst these students there are about 674 female students.

One of the principal missions of our College is to provide students with a quality engineering education. Our strategy to best achieve this mission is to:

1.    Improve undergraduate programs in both teaching and learning methods;

2.    Upgrade course content, books, computers and laboratory facilities

     continuously to cope with new technology;

3.    Enhance students’ professional abilities for analytical and imaginative

     thought;

4.    Build strong link with the government and private sectors.  

 

The Office of the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies directs students in all affairs related to their educational progress such as: registration, add and drop, course substitution, assigning academic advisor to all students, distribution of students among all academic programs in the college,  transfer between different programs, updating student files, postponement of studies, withdrawal from university, etc. 

The role of the student advisor is to assist, advice and guide the student in the proper direction such that he/she  progresses efficiently towards his/her graduation in his/her chosen specialization. On the other hand, the student has to be aware about  the University academic regulations and must take responsibility in planning and monitoring his/her academic progress. 


The admission and registration web site can be accessed through the address
http://www.squ.edu.om/ar/ . Students are strongly encouraged to visit this web site on regular basis in order to update themselves with the academic regulations and matters concerning their academic affairs. 

We wish our students all the success during their stay at the College of Engineering and prosperous future after graduation.

   

Programs Offered

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering)

  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

    1. (Specialization: Communications and Signal Processing)

    2. (Specialization: Computer System and Networks)

    3. (Specialization: Electronic Instrumentation and Control)

    4. (Specialization: Power Systems and Energy)

  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

  5. Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Engineering)

  6. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics Engineering)

  7. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Process Engineering)

  8. Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering)

Please be informed that the College of Agriculture is offering the following specialization in collaboration with our college.


Agricultural Engineering

 

 

  • Academic Regulations
  • Please visit the Undergraduate Academic Regulations 5th Edition 2016 link Here

 

  • Please visit the Presentation Presented by Prof. Abdulnasir Hossen (ADUS) link Here

 

       

   

 

 

           

Philosophy

Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) adapted the philosophy of academic advising, documented in the regulation of the university since the establishment of the university in 1986. According to the university regulation:

“Following admission to the University, each student shall be assigned an academic Advisor” whose role is to: 1. Help the student discover their potential and capabilities. 2. Verify the student's choice of courses each semester in accordance with the degree plan and Academic Regulations. 3. Assist the student in exploring alternative paths to the degree if for any reason, the normal pace of the degree is disrupted. 4. Advise the student on other matters affecting his / her studies. The Advisor must follow up with their student’s proposed registration each semester and help in developing a recovery plan for students on academic probation in consultation with the appropriate Assistant Dean.”

With the aim of above learning-centered developmental philosophy of advising, the university believes that the advisor plays a role with respect to a student's entire curriculum that is similar to the role that the teacher plays with respect to the content of a single course. The advisors at SQU play a central role in enhancing a student's education by helping the student to understand curriculum, choosing foundational general education classes, and exploring subject areas of interest or growth, exploring, advising and helping the student on other matters affecting his / her studies.

Vision

To align with the national education policy, from the academic year 2010/2011, the Foundation Program in SQU became a mandatory introduction for the study in all the university’s colleges. As of the program has been designed to prepare the students who have been accepted to study in the university in order to achieve the required educational goals before entering to a college program.

Due to existence of the Foundation Program, the College of Engineering at SQU realized that the process of department allocation takes on average about 3 to 4 semesters. During this period students are registering in courses outside the department. With the aim to give a better and centralized advising services to the fresh students, the College of Engineering has established a Pre-Specialization Academic Advising Unit (PAAU) with effect from registrations of Fall-2014.

Mission

To serve the advising goal, a team of 12 advisers from different programs of engineering, targets to achieve the unit’s mission to provide a nurturing learning environment that helps students graduate with degrees in stipulated time. The services employed by the PAAU are holistic and developmental, addressing the assessed and expressed educational needs of each student.

 

Location of Pre-Specialization Academic Advising Unit

 

The office of PAAU is located in premises of College of Engineering at ground floor. Separate entrances for male and female students are provided (see below).

 

Entrance for females:

From female walkway side

Entrance for males:

From male walkway side

Room Number 0036

Room Number 0033

 

 

 List of Advisors for Pre-Specialization Academic Advising Unit

 

 

 

PROF. AFAQ AHMAD
Professor, Chair of PAAU
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office Room No. 2063
E-Mail : afaq@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24141327 

   

DR. AMER AL YAHMADI
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office Room No. 2056
E-Mail: amery@squ.edu.om

Tel.: +968 24141358

               

DR. MOHAMMED SHAFIQ
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office Room No. 2011
E-Mail : mshafiq@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24142662

     

DR. NASSER AL AZRI
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office Room No. 2013
E-Mail: nalazri@squ.edu.om  

Tel. : +968 24141355

               

DR. HASSAN AL LAWATI
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office Room No. 2019
E-Mail : hlawati@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24142518

 

     

DR. CHEFI TRIKI
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office Room No. 2055
E-Mail: chefi@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24141311

   

DR. ABDULWAHID HAGO
Associate Professor,
Civil and Architectural Engineering
Email: aghbari1@squ.edu.om

Room No: 2044
Tel: +968-24141334

     

DR. HASAN ABDULLATIF HASAN
Associate Professor
Petroleum & Chemical Engineering
Office Room No. 1005
E-Mail: hasana@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24142582

   

DR. NAIMA BENKARI

Associate Professor,
Civil and Architectural Engineering
Room No: 2076B
Email:  nbenkari@squ.edu.om

Tel: +968-24142671

     

DR. ADEL AL-AJMI
Associate Professor
Petroleum & Chemical Engineering
Office Room No. 1004
E-Mail: ajmi@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24141357

   

DR. YAHIA MOHAMEDZEIN
Associate Professor
Civil & Architectural Engineering
Office Room No. 2039
E-Mail : yahiaz@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24142577

     

DR. MOHAMMED AL ABRI
Assistant Professor
Petroleum & Chemical Engineering
Office Room No. 1015
E-Mail : alabri@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24141364

         
         
 



Delivery of Seminars, Tutorials and training Programs

 To strengthen the advising system for students’ success, the unit arranged series of seminars and tutorials for students. In addition, training programs for the academic advisors are conducted to enhance awareness of regulation and resources to deliver an effective advising to advisees. Until December 2016, following faculty members of the college participated in those training programs. 

1. Dr. Abdullah Kadhim Al Janabi
2. Dr. Afzal Husain
3. Dr. Ahm Shamsuzzoha
4. Dr. Arfan Ghani
5. Dr. Chaham Alalouch 
6. Dr. Edris Masoud Hassan
7. Dr. Emad Summad
8. Dr. Farooq Khalfan Saif Al-Jahwari
9. Dr. Ghulam Murshid
10. Dr. Hassan Al-Lawati
11. Dr. Hossam Aly Hassan Fahmy
12. Dr. Kazi Md Abu Sohel
13. Dr. L. A. S. Ranjith Perera 
14. Dr. Luminda Hewawasam
15. Dr. Mahmoud Ibrahim Masoud
16. Dr. Mohammad Hisham Soliman
17. Dr. Mohammad Rashid Usman
18. Dr. Mohammed Meddah
19. Dr. Morteza Mohammad Zaheri
20. Dr. Muhammed Abdullah Al-Mamun
21. Dr. Mujtaba Ghodsi 
22. Dr. Musaab Abdalla Hassan Zarog
23. Dr. Naima Benkari
24. Dr. Naser Tarhuni
25. Dr. Osman Elgawi
26. Dr. Ramanathan Arunachalam
27. Dr. Razzaqul Ahshan
28. Dr. Samir Al-Busaidi
29. Dr. Sujan Piya,
30. Engr. Taha Mubarak AL Saadi



Help Desk:


Course Registration

 

If you have passed Foundation Program courses (see Table 1) or in the process of completing Foundation courses and you want to register credit courses then you need to do the following:

 

Table 1: Foundation Program Courses

 

Field

Course/s

University Program

 

 

 

English Language

FPEL0120

English & Bilingual Program (English-Arabic)

FPEL0230

FPEL0340

FPEL0450

FPEL0560

FPEL0604

 

 

Mathematics

FPMT0101 (Basic Mathematics)

English & Bilingual Program (English-Arabic)

FPMT0102 (Basic Mathematics)

Humanities (Arabic Language)

FPMT0103 (Math for Social Sciences)

Humanities (English Language)

FPMT0104 (Math for Social Sciences)

Humanities (Arabic Language)

FPMT0105 (Math for Sciences)

Scientific Colleges (English Language)

Information Technology

FPCS0101 (Information Technology)

English & Bilingual Program (English-Arabic)

FPCS0102 (Information Technology)

Humanities (Arabic Language)

  

  1. If able to register online using your SIS account, you can check the availability of the seats via using the given following link. However, check pre-requisites and timetable of courses and sections. Provided below is the link for the timetable. Also, check the pre-requisites of the courses given in Table 2.
  2. If you cannot register online, take the DROP/ADD form from the PAAU office.
  3. Fill the DROP/ADD form with appropriate courses from the list in Table 2 after checking your timetable and pre-requisites. After signature of your’s and advisor’s take the form to the instructor of the course (section) and, finally for authorization in the course.
  4. If you need any further help, please meet any of the listed advisors of the unit.
 

  

 

Some Useful Information Links


This is a briefing about some development and information related to the Foundation Program:

-          The name of Foundation … Centre for Preparatory Studies  - CPS

-          Language Centre is merged with CPS

-          The names and designations of some Administrative Staff in Newly structured CPS is as below.

 

 

-          Referral Ticket System is introduced for tutorial bookings for English, Mathematics and IT (information is available in the attached file).

-          In addition, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) sessions are running to create environment for learning English (information is available in the attached file).


Name

Designation

Badria Al-Shihi, Dr

Director

Ali Al-Zefeiti, Dr

DD - Academic Programs

Pooja Sancheti

DD - Professional Development and Research

Zahra Al-Lawati, Dr

HOD - English for Social Sciences

Carla Vander Werff

HOD - English for Sciences

Ibrahim Dweib, Dr

HOD - Math & IT

Ahlam Al-Ajmi

Registration

Awatif Said

Registration (English & IT)

Maryam Yousuf

Registration (Math)

Khair Anissa Ramadan

Social Advisor


Links:


 

Civil Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

0

3

70

96

83

291

85

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

3

92

80

65

289

61

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

0

4

79

67

75

263

66

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

6

80

76

62

269

58

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

2

91

63

53

255

36

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

0

20

82

54

32

262

41

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

  

 

Architectural Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

0

1

14

11

13

64

21

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

0

1

13

19

62

20

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

1

1

1

18

22

69

15

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

1

0

0

20

23

63

21

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

0

0

24

23

65

8

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

0

0

2

22

14

58

18

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

0

2

55

74

71

229

79

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

1

63

71

68

231

86

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

0

1

53

69

72

237

78

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

4

59

72

76

257

60

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

1

70

76

86

250

53

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

0

4

73

82

53

244

71

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

0

0

16

29

27

115

44

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

0

21

24

30

131

28

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

0

0

16

30

43

128

41

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

1

24

38

39

149

34

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

1

30

35

41

139

37

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

0

0

33

36

36

157

32

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

1

2

42

34

41

135

42

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

2

34

42

43

135

32

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

1

1

39

44

29

130

34

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

2

40

29

42

121

24

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

2

29

43

29

107

34

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

1

5

42

29

29

132

41

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical & Process Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

1

3

58

62

43

175

66

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

5

60

43

55

182

48

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

0

7

43

55

57

173

57

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

2

54

58

54

180

53

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

2

56

54

56

177

35

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

0

10

51

35

35

168

51

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

0

1

65

117

109

428

119

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

0

65

109

125

410

114

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

0

0

67

117

117

419

94

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

2

86

117

102

423

125

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

0

3

101

100

121

449

114

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

2

11

94

114

120

506

111

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

Mechatronics Engineering

 

Academic

Year

Status

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st *

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2015 - 2016

FT

0

0

23

24

23

109

20

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2014 - 2015

FT

0

1

18

29

38

107

26

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2013 - 2014

FT

0

0

22

38

30

111

32

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012 - 2013

FT

0

3

32

31

38

121

28

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011- 2012

FT

1

1

32

37

33

117

23

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010 - 2011

FT

0

3

39

31

24

114

26

PT

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

* Students have not yet  selected programs

** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time