Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

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Dr. Issam Bahdour

 

Assistant Dean

  for  Undergraduate Studies 

College of Engineering

 Sultan Qaboos University

Ext: 2510

E-Mail: adus.engr@squ.edu.om

 

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 2482 students during the academic year 2018-2019, compared to only 92 students in 1986. Amongst these students there are about 598 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 6th Edition 2019 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 8 to 9 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 for the academic year 2019-2020:

 

 

DR. MUBARAK AL ALAWI
Assistant Professor
Civil and Architectural Engineering
Office Room No. 202 Block C
E-Mail: alawim@squ.edu.om

Tel.: +968 24143752

   

DR. AHMED CHIHEB AMMARI
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office Room No. 2057
E-Mail : chiheb@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24141373

             

DR. ISLAM SALLAM
Assistant Professor
Civil and Architectural Engineering
Office Room No. 2081
E-Mail : isallam@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24142678

   

Dr. Mohammed Bait Suwailam
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office Room No. 2036
E-Mail: msuwailem@squ.edu.om

Tel. : +968 24142571

 

Dr. Khalid Alzebdeh
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office Room No. 2015
E-Mail: alzebdeh@squ.edu.om

Tel: +968-24142556
     

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

Tel. : +968 24142582

 

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Obaidani
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office Room No. 2055
E-Mail: sobeidani@squ.edu.om

Tel: +968-24141311

 

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

Tel. : +968 24141357

 

         

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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:

  

  1. If able to register online using your SIS account (go to sis.squ.edu.om and click on Reg User Guide (zip) for more information on online registration procedure). The system allows you to check the availability of the seats and check pre-requisites and timetable of courses and sections.

  2. If you cannot register online, take the DROP/ADD form from the PAAU office.

  3. Fill the DROP/ADD form with appropriate courses after checking your timetable and pre-requisites. Take the signature of your advisor and the instructor of the course (section) and, finally go to the department timetable coordinator or directly to the Deanship of Admission and Registration for authorization in the course.

  4. If you need any further help, please meet any of the listed advisors of the unit.

     

 

Civil Engineering

 

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad **

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

1

2

33

67

71

229

74

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

1

0

45

68

78

243

81

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

0

0

45

78

80

273

73

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

0

0

72

80

95

296

61

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

0

3

70

96

83

291

85

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

3

92

80

65

289

61

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

Architectural Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded Bachelors

1st*

2nd*

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

0

3

22

16

20

80

10

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

1

4

20

20

16

75

7

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

1

6

19

17

13

70

16

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

1

1

17

13

0

62

20

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

0

1

14

11

13

64

21

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

0

1

13

19

62

20

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

     

 

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Bachelors

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

0

0

49

80

92

255

69

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

0

0

51

94

80

251

58

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

0

4

80

78

61

254

69

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

1

2

71

61

72

237

57

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

0

2

55

74

71

229

79

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

1

63

71

68

231

86

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

Industrial Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded (Bachelors)

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

0

1

10

15

18

68

15

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

0

1

10

21

15

75

16

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

0

0

17

17

22

89

23

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

0

0

13

25

26

95

28

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

0

0

16

29

27

115

44

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

0

21

24

30

131

28

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

     

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded (Bachelors)

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

0

1

28

31

33

117

36

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

0

0

27

32

39

120

34

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

0

2

32

39

47

131

34

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

0

1

34

51

34

130

44

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

1

2

42

34

41

135

42

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

2

34

42

43

135

32

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

     

 

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

Chemical & Process Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded (Bachelors)

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

1

1

58

37

43

163

53

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

0

7

34

47

53

164

57

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2017

FT

0

3

45

55

58

179

49

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

0

2

58

59

59

185

46

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

1

3

58

62

43

175

66

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

5

60

43

55

182

48

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

     

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Bachelors

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

0

0

57

96

107

384

111

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

0

3

54

104

109

407

73

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

0

2

77

109

115

438

84

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

1

1

91

117

121

446

91

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

0

1

65

117

109

428

119

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

0

65

109

125

410

114

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

 

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

 

 

 

 

 

Mechatronics Engineering

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

Degree Awarded

(Bachelors)

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2019

2019-2020

FT

0

1

15

22

21

81

25

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2018-2019

FT

0

0

15

21

21

85

16

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017-2018

FT

0

0

16

23

33

95

25

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

2016-2017

FT

0

1

16

34

22

100

28

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2015-2016

FT

0

0

23

24

23

109

20

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

2014-2015

FT

0

1

18

29

38

107

26

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yetselected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 6 and above

     

 

Give official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years.  The "current" year means the academic year preceding the fall visit. 

 

FT--full time

PT--part time

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