This programme aims to produce graduates with the ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems by using new or existing technologies, and through innovation. The programme provides knowledge and skills related to design and manufacture of mechanical systems, underpinned by a sound understanding of Mathematics and Science focusing on the subject areas of Mechanical Engineering.
Candidates seeking admission to the programme mentioned should possess a General Education Diploma (Equivalent to 12 years of schooling or equivalent qualification approved by the Ministry of Education, Oman) in the Science stream with at least 65 % mark for both Pure Math and Physics. Further the student should complete the General Foundation Programme (GFP) or its equivalent.
Students who do not possess a GFP certificate or an equivalent certificate may take MEC placement test. The placement test determines proficiency levels in English, Pure Math and Computing component.
English Language in the GFP can be exempted on producing IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate with a score of 5.5 and above, a TOEFL equivalent or an equivalent international certification
Computing component of the GFP can be exempted if the candidate has successfully completed the ICDL or IC3 or any equivalent international diploma in IT skills.
Mathematics component in the GFP (General and Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics) modules can be exempted:
- If the candidate secures pass score in Paper 1 of Test of Mathematics for University Admission-TMUA or
- If the candidate secures 3/pass/satisfactory score in Paper 1 of Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)
A score of 60% and above in MEC placement test in each of the component would enable the student for exemption from General Foundation programme.
Mechanical engineers can work in all kinds of industries such as - in design: turning plans into new products or modifying the existing ones, in manufacturing: planning, designing and implementing new production processes, in management: project management as well as in research and development. In addition, they will also be suitable for maintenance work of mechanical systems in all kind of organizations, both public and private.