Diploma in Chemical Engineering
The Diploma in Chemical Engineering is designed to engage students for at least 30 credit hours of basic sciences and mathematics, at least 66 credit hours of engineering sciences, engineering design, communications skills, and at least 15 credit hours of humanities and social sciences, excluding language and technical writing courses. Laboratory hands-on experience and emphasis on design are important elements that are integrated throughout the curriculum.
The curriculum is designed to grant students the Bachelor of Sciences degree upon the successful completion of the four-year program. The first common year with other engineering majors allow students to switch between the engineering majors at the start of the second year of their study. The program can also be concluded in Diploma Degree upon the successful completion of a two-year program.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Enable students with sound technical skills required for successful careers in various chemical engineering disciplines.
- Promote excellence in research, since program graduates will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research activities.
- Provide services to the community at large with special consideration to the needs and circumstances of the Sultanate of Oman, and the region.
- Prepare students for leadership roles in a highly competitive and challenging environment in major fields of chemical engineering such as industry, government and academia.
- Prepare students for life-long learning, critical and independent thinking,sound judgment, professional ethics, and innovation.
Each student graduating from the Chemical Engineering program will possess:
- A deep knowledge of the chemical engineering major, familiarity with professional opportunities, and knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Practical experience with chemical process equipment, handling of chemicals, chemical analysis, and process instrumentation.
- An ability to use the modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- An ability to define and solve engineering problems, including the utilization of creative and innovative skills.
- An ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written forms.
- Proficiency in core Chemical Engineering working knowledge, including safety and environmental aspects.
Admission requirements for a Diploma in Chemical Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the catalogue.
To graduate with a Diploma in Chemical Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 75 credits taken over two academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table:
The University requirements for the Diploma in Chemical Engineering program consist of 7 courses comprising of 21 credit hours as shown below.
- ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
- ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
- ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
- ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
- CMPS 100B: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Sciences
- MATH 199: Calculus I
- SOCS 102: Omani Society
The College requirements consist of 8 courses comprising of 21 credit hours as given below:
The program core requirements consist of 14 courses and labs encompassing 33 credit hours.
There are no elective requirements for this program.