Program Name: MS.c. in Computer Science

Program Type: Course Work and Thesis

Study Mode: Full-time Or Part-time

Duration: 2 Years for Full-time and 3 Years for Part-time

Program Description:

The student should complete the course work requirements specified in the degree plan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. For the thesis, the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature search, undertake the research, analyze the results, write the report, and communicate the results at an oral defense. This work need not necessarily be original research but should be a new application of ideas. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place in the second semester. The student should register for the thesis in the third semester after having completed at least 12 credits of the course work.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should have a Bachelor from Sultan Qaboos University or from any recognized university. 

  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5 out of 4 or it's equivalent in another system and the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance
  • Work experiences are a must for candidates with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of less than 2.75 in the Bachelor's degree

English Language Requirements

The instructional language used for both programs is in English. Before starting the program the applicant should achieve level (6) in IELTS Academic or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL through the computer or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

There will be an entrance exam plus an interview held by the department and it can be by phone for international students if required.

Program Educational Objectives

The candidate should have the following capabilities:

PEO 1.    Engaging in ongoing lifelong learning and pursue Ph.D. studies at respectable universities. 

PEO 2.    Contributing to the research in a specific area of computer science.

PEO 3.    Getting better IT-related jobs and enhance their career development.

PEO 4.    Play a leading role in the overall development of the computing profession in the Sultanate of Oman.


Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate will have the following abilities:

a)      Pursuing Ph.D. studies in the field of Computer Science.

b)      Expanding their knowledge in the core contents of Computer Science.

c)      Acquiring a sound knowledge in both theory and practice in Computer Science,

d)     Being aware of the  latest trends in the key areas of Computer Science

e)      Demonstrating  a high level of logical and analytical thinking

f)       Conducting research and presenting research findings  in a specific area of the Computer Science discipline

g)      Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Degree Plan

MSc  (Computer Science) degree plan (Cohort 2019 - 2024)



International (1 R.O. =  $ .3865)


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