• Welcome Message
  • Mission and Vision
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Community Service
  • Organizational Chart
  • Acdemic Accreditation
  • College Committees

Talal Khalifa Al-HosniOur anticipated vision is that the College of Science aspires to maintain its standing as the premier national institute and to become a renowned regional academic institution for excellence in teaching, research, and community services.  Concurrently, we are pledge-bound to uphold our mission to provide outstanding education in Science, to conduct high-quality research of national and international importance, and to support the scientific development of the Sultanate.

In the recent years there have been intensive efforts to implicate and execute the strategic plan, diversification and increase of our postgraduate intake in all 9 postgraduate programs.  In addition, number of PhD and MSc graduates has increased compared to previous years. These efforts have been strengthened by many research collaborations and international research agreements. The College of Science research outcomes are at very good standard. Despite intensive teaching duties and other academic & administrative activities our academic staff members are involved with scholarly activities i.e. regular journal publications, conference & workshop attendance, research and project supervision, seminar presentations etc.  In 2014, our research productivity has increased in comparison to the previous years. Our faculty members have been making proper use of the various grants they secured through His Majesty (HM) Trust, Internal Grants (IG), the Research Council (TRC) Grants and other venues. In parallel, the College has been putting all efforts to ensure proper use of its human and material resources in the most effective way.

Dr. Talal Khalifa Al-Hosni

Dean, College of Science

Mission

The mission of the College of Science is to provide outstanding education in science, to conduct high quality research of national and international importance, and to support the scientific development of the Sultanate.

 


Vision

The College of Science aspires to maintain its standing as the premier national institute and to become a renowned regional academic institution for excellence in teaching, research and community services.


 

College of Science Philosophy

The Philosophy of the College of Science is to sustain its regular periodic reviews of the academic programs, scientific research and its community outreach taking into consideration inputs from its students, staff, the community at large, and the international accrediting bodies. The academic programs and teaching approaches are regularly updated with introduction of novel skills. The college targets maintaining innovative scientific research and devotion of its staff and students in provision of wide range of community services.

 

 

Teaching and learning is a core undertaking of the college. Realizing the college Vision and Mission on teaching and learning necessitates the following:

  • Continuous commitment to attain and maintain excellence in teaching and learning.

  • Meticulous review of the degree programs and teaching methodologies to meet national needs more effectively.

  • Develop course/teaching evaluation system aimed at strengthening the curricula and improving the quality of instruction.

  • Develop more inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary courses /applied courses so that the College becomes more visible as a National Centre of Excellence in Natural, Applied Sciences and Technologies.

  • Seek Quality Assurance/Accreditation/Bench marking for all academic (UG & PG) programs in the college.

  • Equip graduates with critical thinking and technical skills using innovative pedagogical methods.

  • Develop students’ soft-skills, communications, team work and learning skills through effective instruction approach

  • Ensure fair distribution of assessment components and grading of students’ tests.

 

The college of science has established a strong research base that promotes research projects of researchers, staff and students. Basic and applied research projects are of high importance and are aligned with the diverse specialization in the college. The college strives to:

 

  • Undertake top-quality research in the college

  • Nurture the culture of research in its students.

  • Mentoring of junior researchers through their incorporation in research projects with senior faculty.

  • Enhance research output in areas that align with national needs.

  • Retain the diversity in research areas in the college.

  • Promote collaborative research among research groups in the college and in the University at large. 

Establish and facilitate research projects that include researchers from the government and private sectors.

The college aim is to utilize its resources and the expertise to serve the community.

To achieve this goal, the college aims to:

 

  • Provide training opportunities to groups and individuals in the governmental and private sectors

  • Facilitate training opportunities to its students in the jobs at the governmental and private sectors

  • Orient its students’ group activities to serving and enlightening the community at large.

  • Engage with the alumni to assess and evaluate its degree programs.

  • Involve representatives from the governmental and private sectors in the departmental and college advisory boards.

 

 

 

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Chemistry 

The BSc Chemistry program offered by the Department of Chemistry at Sultan Qaboos University received full academic accreditation from the Canadian Society for Chemistry for the period 2014-2019. This award formally recognizes the BSc Chemistry program as one matching the highest of international standards, and validates the Department's commitment to its teaching mission.  Amongst other indicators, the accreditation process involved a careful and thorough examination of curriculum; assessment methods; quality of staff and culminated in a visit to the Department lead by Professor J. Hugh Horton and Professor Russell J. Boyd to further view the quality of the program and asses the facilities at the department. Following the site visit, full academic accreditation was granted to the BSc Chemistry program. Students graduating from BSc Chemistry program will receive formal accreditation certificates from the Canadian Society for Chemistry which is expected to enhance their career opportunities both domestically and internationally, and help those interested in pursing further studies in higher education institutions across the globe.

 


 

Earth Sciences 

Successful Accreditation of the Department of Earth Sciences by the Geological Society of London (GSL) Exhibiting its commitment to the mission and vision of the Department of Earth Sciences, the Department in 2013 applied to the Geological Society of London for accreditation of its undergraduate certificateEarth Science and Geophysics programs. In response, the Geological Society, London critically assessed our two programs for over a year in order to ensure that our courses meet the standards established by the accrediting body. Now, I am delighted to inform that our BSc Earth Sciences (Geology) and Geophysics programs have been accredited by the Geological Society for a period of 6 years starting October 2014. Students who will be graduating this year are privileged in having an accredited degree. In the given scenario, I would like to briefly outline the advantages of accreditation. The process of accreditation, as we know, helps the Department to realize its strengths, challenges and opportunities to augment the delivery of innovative and modern methods of pedagogy. Moreover, it also provides insights on essential skills and knowledge needed for today’s job market. Accreditation also enhances the Department’s inter- and intra-institutional interactions, reputation, marketing, and represents peer recognition. In addition, accreditation encourages academic and technical staff to continue self-evaluation, and pursue excellence in order to maintain an effective system of imparting knowledge. It provides national and international acceptance on the quality of education being offered at the SQU and in the Sultanate of Oman. Accredited programs enhance employment opportunities for the Department graduates by having an internationally recognized degree. It also can be used as a measure for recruiting the best academic staff and researchers. Taking this opportunity I would like to thank Department’s staff for their untiring support, in particular the Department’s Accreditation Committee Members for their hard work in preparing documents. I also would like to acknowledge the College of Science and SQU for all their support to make this process successful. I also extend my gratitude to the oil companies operating in the Sultanate of Oman and to the government sector institutions for their continuous support to academic activities in the Department. In the meantime, as we progress in our academic excellence, I encourage all the Department personnel to continue working with great enthusiasm and motivation to meet our academic and research goals as specified in the Department’s mission and vision.  I extend sincere congratAccreditation Team2....ulations to one and all on this successful endeavor.

Dr. Salah Al-Khirbash,
Earth Science Department, Head

 

 

 

 


Statistics 

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The Department of Statistics is maintains high and competitive international standard in training and research. The programs of study are internationally accredited. Credit goes to the Adhoc Committee members who participated in this task: Dr. Khidir Abdelbasit (Chair), Dr. Charles Bakheit and Dr. Ronald Wesonga (Rapporteur).

College Board

Chair (Dean): Ahmed Al-Rawas

Email: arawas@squ.edu.om

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College Capital Equipment Committee

Chair (ADPSR): Nawal Al-Rasbi

Email: nrasbi@squ.edu.om

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College Choice of Major Committee

Chair (ADUGS): Hassan Al-Reasi

Email: alreasi@squ.edu.om

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College Computer User Committee

Chair: Easwaran Balakrishnan

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College Curriculum Committee

Chair (ADUGS): Hassan Al Reasi

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College Examination Committee

Chair (ADUGS): Hassan Al Reasi

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College Executive Committee

Chair (Dean): Ahmed Al-Rawas

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College External Relation Committee

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College Grievance Committee

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College International Academic Cooperation Committee

Chair: Raid Abdel-Jalil

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College Journal for Science Committee

Chair: Muhammad Khan

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College Newsletter Committee

Chair: Osama Abou Zied 

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College Peer Observation Committee

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College Postgraduate Committee

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College Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation Committee

Chairman (Head of the Quality Assurance Unit): Abdelhamid Abdesselam

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College Research Committee

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College Science Education Committee

Chair: Nidhal Sulaiman

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College Social Activities Committee

Chair: Mohsin Al Hinai

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College Staff Student Liaison Committee

Chair (Dean): Ahmed Al-Rawas

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College Website Committee

Chair (IT ZONE Head): Wasila Al-Busaidi

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College Strategic Plan Implementation Committee

Chair (Dean): Ahmed Al-Rawas

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College Academic Promotion Committee

Chair (Dean): Ahmed Al-Rawas

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College Academic Advising Committee

Chair (ADUGS): Hassan Al-Reasi

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College Alumni Committee

Chair (ADTCS): Tariq Ghulam

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College Annual Report Committee

Chair: Wajdi Zoghaib

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College Community Services

Chair (ADTCS): Tariq Ghulam 

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College Library and Textbook Committee (CLTC)

Chair: Anton Purnama

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College Risk Committee

Chair: Nallusamy Sivakumar

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College Staff Training Committee

Chair (ADTCS): Tariq Ghulam 

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College Student Activities Committee

Chair (ADTCS): Tariq Ghulam 

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College Student Training Committee

Chair (ADTCS): Tariq Ghulam 

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