SQU has excellent facilities, which are capable to fulfill academic and research needs related to water research.
The College of Engineering has Hydrology and Hydraulics laboratory, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Air and Water Quality Laboratory and Environmental Engineering Laboratory that are currently being used for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and research projects.
The College of Engineering is collaborating with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan (NEDO) on seawater desalination to meet industrial and public water demands in Oman . The objective of this project is to develop a suitable technology of desalination to supply water for industrial and public use in Oman through construction, long-term testing and evaluation of a model plant, taking into consideration possible oil contamination, high salinity and other characteristics of seawater off the Omani coast. In addition, the project is to train Omani personnel on the conceptual design, operation and maintenance of the developed desalination technology.
The College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences has a 110 hectare Agricultural Experiment Station, which is used for water related research in addition to agriculture. In addition, the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences has Water, Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulics Laboratories. The College of Science has the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory equipped with the latest analyzers that are to be used for a precise determination of the water quality parameters.
The SQU has its own research vessel to conduct a wide variety of measurements in the ocean. This vessel is equipped with the state of the art measuring probes for water quality and hydrodynamic features in the oceanic environment.
All colleges have their own computer laboratories equipped with latest computers and software. In addition to these laboratories, almost every department has an additional specialized laboratory equipped with modern computers and professional software. All faculty members and most of the laboratory staff are provided with their own PCs connected to the Internet via local area network.