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      Introduction

      Dhofar University (DU) is located in the city of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate of Sultanate of Oman. It is the only University in the region offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs through its four Colleges. These Colleges are: The College of Arts and Applied Sciences (CAAS), the College of Commerce and Business Administration (CCBA), the College of Engineering (CE) and the College of Law (CL). Currently (2019-20), DU offers 26 Bachelor Programs in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Business & Management, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. All these programs follow credit hour system and the medium of instruction is mostly English, with few programs being offered in Arabic. 

      Bachelor Programs offered by the College of Arts and Applied Sciences

      1)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching Mathematics

      2)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching Science

      3)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching English Language

      4)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching Information Technology

      5)      Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

      6)      Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

      7)      Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

      8)      Bachelor of Arts in English Language

      9)      Bachelor of Arts in Translation

      10)    Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language

      11)    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (English)

      12)    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (Arabic)

      Bachelor Programs offered by the College of Engineering

      1)      Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 

      2)      Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

      3)      Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communications Engineering

      4)      Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

      5)      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

      6)      Bachelor of Internal Architecture Engineering

      7)      Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

      Bachelor Program offered by the College of Law

      1)      Bachelor of Law (Arabic)


      Foundation Program

      DU also offers a Foundation Program (FP), which is aligned with Oman Academic Standards (OAS) for General Foundation Program (GFP). FP is a one-year program designed to bridge the gap between Higher Secondary Education and University Undergraduate Studies. The program focuses on three major areas of study: English, Mathematics and IT, in addition to General Study Skills.

      All students admitted to DU at undergraduate level have to take a placement test conducted by the FP. Based on the results of this placement tests, students are either exempted from the FP and can proceed directly to the first year of Bachelors Program or are required to study the FP for one or more semesters until they successfully complete the Program.

      Those who have to study the FP are placed at the appropriate level, depending on their performance in the placement test. There are three levels in the FP for English language and two each for Mathematics and IT.

       Academic Year, Semester Load and Duration of Study

      The academic year for Bachelor Programs at DU is divided into two main semesters (Fall and Spring) of sixteen weeks each and a Summer semester of eight weeks of instruction. The normal semester load of a Bachelor Program is between 15 to 18 credit hours during Fall and Spring semesters and between 6 to 9 credit hours in Summer semester, depending on the program.

      As per MoHE guidelines, the time limit set for completing the Bachelor Program is not less than four academic years and not more than eight academic years. During the above mentioned period, a student may postpone or withdraw his/her study up to a maximum of four semesters.

      Entry Requirements

      There are two types of entry requirements for admission to any Bachelor Program at DU.

      The entry requirements are the same for both domestic and international students.

      1)      General Entry Requirements

      The applicant must have:

      1)      A General Education Certificate or its equivalent, and

      2)      Passed the FP from DU or any other Higher Education Institution recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE),

                                                                                                   OR

               Be exempted from the FP English, Maths and IT courses based on the result of placement tests conducted by DU FP.

      Program-Specific Entry Requirements

      These entry requirements are in addition to the general entry requirements, as specified above, and depend on the program of study.

      Admission Procedure

      Every applicant (domestic or international) for Bachelor Program is required to submit an application online through the DU Website (www.du.edu.om), and upload color scanned copies of the required documents. The Online admission is the only way through which DU accepts the admission applications. The steps for completing the online admission are set clearly on the DU Website.

      Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees for the Bachelor Programs are RO 70 per credit hour. This does not include the cost of books, accommodation and transportation.

      The tuition fees are the same for both domestic and international students.

      Graduation Requirements

      To receive a Bachelor Degree, a student must:

      1)      Complete the required number of total credit hours for the program, which ranges from 120 to 150 depending on the major.

      2)      Attain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 65 percent.

      3)      Attain a Cumulative Major Grade Point Average (CMGPA) of 70 percent in the compulsory major courses.


      Academic Advising

      Each Bachelor Program student at DU is assigned an academic advisor in the first semester of study, who is a faculty member from the concerned academic department. The role of the academic advisor is to assist the advisee in preparing course schedule for the semester based on his/her “Plan of Study”, support and guide him/her during the university studies, monitor the academic progress, and offer counselling on any academic difficulties the student may face or experience. The academic advising continues from the day student joins the University till he/she completes the study at DU.

      Introduction

      Dhofar University (DU) is located in the city of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate of Sultanate of Oman, which is well-known for its geographical beauty, blessed with lush green mountains, pristine beaches, and moderate weather throughout the year. It is the only University in the Dhofar Region of Sultanate of Oman offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs.

      DU is also the first University in Oman to be accredited nationally by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and internationally by Accreditation Services for International Schools Colleges and Universities (ASIC) from UK. ASIC is an independent government approved accreditation body in UK.

      Campus

      The University moved to its new campus in November 2010, which is spread over an area of 450,000 square meters and encompasses a blend of both modern and traditional Omani architecture. The campus is nicely landscaped and there is plenty of open space, with adequate provision for parking and waiting areas for female students. All the buildings on campus are constructed in compliance with Omani Health and Safety Laws.

      The campus includes an administration building, separate buildings for colleges, a common classroom building, a library building, engineering workshop, a student activities center, a Mosque, female student hostel consisting of four blocks and housing for the senior administrative personnel.

      Common classroom building, consisting of four wings, is centrally located providing easy access from all Colleges. In addition, DU has a well-equipped big multipurpose hall with a seating capacity of more than 1000 which is used for extracurricular, social, recreational and religious activities.

      High speed WIFI facility is available 24/7 in all the buildings and the campus.

      The campus can accommodate up to 10,000 students.

      For ensuring compliance with Omani Health and Safety Laws, DU conducts regular inspections of its facilities, equipment and work areas. In addition, regular safety checks are also carried out by external regulatory agencies such as: Dhofar Municipality, Public Authority of Civil Defense and Royal Oman Police.

      Students with Special Needs

      DU has taken the utmost care in designing its physical facilities to ensure that students with special needs face no problems in moving from one place to another. All buildings have ramps and specifically designed and designated toilets apart from separate parking spaces; and all classrooms and labs are wheel-chair compliant for easy movement of such students.

      Facilities for Religious Activities

      There is a centrally located Mosque to serve the religious needs of staff and students. Apart from that, there are prayer rooms for students in all College buildings. The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) arranges religious lectures by eminent guest speakers and also provides opportunities for students’ religious observance consistent with Islamic beliefs and traditions.

      Cafeterias and Coffee Shops

      DU has two exclusive cafeterias for male and female students in the main classroom building. There is also a coffee shop located in the courtyard of each College to serve snacks, sandwiches and beverages. In addition, there is a large restaurant in the ladies’ hostel with kitchen facility to cater to the requirements of meals and snacks. The hostel also has a mini supermarket to satisfy students’ daily needs.

      DU Clinic

      DU has an on-campus clinic that serves the basic health needs of its students and staff, where a nurse is available for clinical consultation and service during day time. The clinic provides basic medical assistance for minor physical injury and sickness. Urgent and emergency cases are transferred to the nearby Medical Complex or to the City Hospitals. This medical assistance is also made available to female students in the DU hostel on a 24/7 basis.

      Security and Safety

      There is adequate provision for security services within the campus. The security guards are on duty 24/7 and are responsible for patrolling the University campus. DU has provided them with a patrol vehicle.

      The entire DU campus is covered by surveillance cameras which are installed in all the buildings as well as on the open grounds. The surveillance cameras are regularly monitored by the security department through its control room.

      The University also ensures safety of its students, staff and visitors on the campus. For that purpose, it conducts mock drills for fire safety on a regular basis. It has provided assembly points at a number of places on the campus in case of emergencies.

      Other Support Services

      The University provides a number of support services to its students and staff through its various centers. These centers include: Centre for Entrepreneurship, Computer & Networking Centre (CNC), Community Service & Continuing Education Centre (CSCEC), Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and Learning Support Centre (LSC).

      Hostel for Female Students

      DU provides free furnished accommodation for its female students on-campus and local transportation facilities for them. The hostel has four buildings which can accommodate up to 1000 students. There are 12 supervisors to oversee the hostel, working in three shifts, under the leadership of Director of Hostel Services.  There is adequate security arrangement on a 24X7 basis provided by 12 security guards who work in three shifts. Other facilities available inside the hostel include: restaurant, supermarket, study hall, gymnasium and recreation rooms.

      Learning Support Center

      DU has a LSC, for providing personalised assistance in a supportive atmosphere to the students who are academically weak and also the students with special learning needs. This is accomplished through peer-assisted learning scheme using the services of outstanding senior-level students. The LSC provides its services free of charge to all DU underperforming students and there is a provision of monetary incentive for peer tutors.

      Community Service and Continuing Education Center

      The CSCEC at DU links the University resources and expertise in catering to the needs of the community. It partners with public and private sector organisations to launch various initiatives for the local community.

      The CSCEC also offers training programs to meet professional and personal needs of community at large. It provides on-campus and off-campus offerings that include certificate programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, and customised training programs both in English or Arabic. 

      About

      Introduction

      Dhofar University (DU) is located in the city of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate of Sultanate of Oman. It is the only University in the region offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs through its four Colleges. These Colleges are: The College of Arts and Applied Sciences (CAAS), the College of Commerce and Business Administration (CCBA), the College of Engineering (CE) and the College of Law (CL). Currently (2019-20), DU offers 26 Bachelor Programs in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Business & Management, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. All these programs follow credit hour system and the medium of instruction is mostly English, with few programs being offered in Arabic. 

      Bachelor Programs offered by the College of Arts and Applied Sciences

      1)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching Mathematics

      2)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching Science

      3)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching English Language

      4)      Bachelor of Education in Teaching Information Technology

      5)      Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

      6)      Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

      7)      Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

      8)      Bachelor of Arts in English Language

      9)      Bachelor of Arts in Translation

      10)    Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language

      11)    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (English)

      12)    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (Arabic)

      Bachelor Programs offered by the College of Engineering

      1)      Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 

      2)      Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

      3)      Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communications Engineering

      4)      Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

      5)      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

      6)      Bachelor of Internal Architecture Engineering

      7)      Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

      Bachelor Program offered by the College of Law

      1)      Bachelor of Law (Arabic)


      Foundation Program

      DU also offers a Foundation Program (FP), which is aligned with Oman Academic Standards (OAS) for General Foundation Program (GFP). FP is a one-year program designed to bridge the gap between Higher Secondary Education and University Undergraduate Studies. The program focuses on three major areas of study: English, Mathematics and IT, in addition to General Study Skills.

      All students admitted to DU at undergraduate level have to take a placement test conducted by the FP. Based on the results of this placement tests, students are either exempted from the FP and can proceed directly to the first year of Bachelors Program or are required to study the FP for one or more semesters until they successfully complete the Program.

      Those who have to study the FP are placed at the appropriate level, depending on their performance in the placement test. There are three levels in the FP for English language and two each for Mathematics and IT.

       Academic Year, Semester Load and Duration of Study

      The academic year for Bachelor Programs at DU is divided into two main semesters (Fall and Spring) of sixteen weeks each and a Summer semester of eight weeks of instruction. The normal semester load of a Bachelor Program is between 15 to 18 credit hours during Fall and Spring semesters and between 6 to 9 credit hours in Summer semester, depending on the program.

      As per MoHE guidelines, the time limit set for completing the Bachelor Program is not less than four academic years and not more than eight academic years. During the above mentioned period, a student may postpone or withdraw his/her study up to a maximum of four semesters.

      Entry Requirements

      There are two types of entry requirements for admission to any Bachelor Program at DU.

      The entry requirements are the same for both domestic and international students.

      1)      General Entry Requirements

      The applicant must have:

      1)      A General Education Certificate or its equivalent, and

      2)      Passed the FP from DU or any other Higher Education Institution recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE),

                                                                                                   OR

               Be exempted from the FP English, Maths and IT courses based on the result of placement tests conducted by DU FP.

      Program-Specific Entry Requirements

      These entry requirements are in addition to the general entry requirements, as specified above, and depend on the program of study.

      Admission Procedure

      Every applicant (domestic or international) for Bachelor Program is required to submit an application online through the DU Website (www.du.edu.om), and upload color scanned copies of the required documents. The Online admission is the only way through which DU accepts the admission applications. The steps for completing the online admission are set clearly on the DU Website.

      Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees for the Bachelor Programs are RO 70 per credit hour. This does not include the cost of books, accommodation and transportation.

      The tuition fees are the same for both domestic and international students.

      Graduation Requirements

      To receive a Bachelor Degree, a student must:

      1)      Complete the required number of total credit hours for the program, which ranges from 120 to 150 depending on the major.

      2)      Attain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 65 percent.

      3)      Attain a Cumulative Major Grade Point Average (CMGPA) of 70 percent in the compulsory major courses.


      Academic Advising

      Each Bachelor Program student at DU is assigned an academic advisor in the first semester of study, who is a faculty member from the concerned academic department. The role of the academic advisor is to assist the advisee in preparing course schedule for the semester based on his/her “Plan of Study”, support and guide him/her during the university studies, monitor the academic progress, and offer counselling on any academic difficulties the student may face or experience. The academic advising continues from the day student joins the University till he/she completes the study at DU.

      Introduction

      Dhofar University (DU) is located in the city of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate of Sultanate of Oman, which is well-known for its geographical beauty, blessed with lush green mountains, pristine beaches, and moderate weather throughout the year. It is the only University in the Dhofar Region of Sultanate of Oman offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs.

      DU is also the first University in Oman to be accredited nationally by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and internationally by Accreditation Services for International Schools Colleges and Universities (ASIC) from UK. ASIC is an independent government approved accreditation body in UK.

      Campus

      The University moved to its new campus in November 2010, which is spread over an area of 450,000 square meters and encompasses a blend of both modern and traditional Omani architecture. The campus is nicely landscaped and there is plenty of open space, with adequate provision for parking and waiting areas for female students. All the buildings on campus are constructed in compliance with Omani Health and Safety Laws.

      The campus includes an administration building, separate buildings for colleges, a common classroom building, a library building, engineering workshop, a student activities center, a Mosque, female student hostel consisting of four blocks and housing for the senior administrative personnel.

      Common classroom building, consisting of four wings, is centrally located providing easy access from all Colleges. In addition, DU has a well-equipped big multipurpose hall with a seating capacity of more than 1000 which is used for extracurricular, social, recreational and religious activities.

      High speed WIFI facility is available 24/7 in all the buildings and the campus.

      The campus can accommodate up to 10,000 students.

      For ensuring compliance with Omani Health and Safety Laws, DU conducts regular inspections of its facilities, equipment and work areas. In addition, regular safety checks are also carried out by external regulatory agencies such as: Dhofar Municipality, Public Authority of Civil Defense and Royal Oman Police.

      Students with Special Needs

      DU has taken the utmost care in designing its physical facilities to ensure that students with special needs face no problems in moving from one place to another. All buildings have ramps and specifically designed and designated toilets apart from separate parking spaces; and all classrooms and labs are wheel-chair compliant for easy movement of such students.

      Facilities for Religious Activities

      There is a centrally located Mosque to serve the religious needs of staff and students. Apart from that, there are prayer rooms for students in all College buildings. The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) arranges religious lectures by eminent guest speakers and also provides opportunities for students’ religious observance consistent with Islamic beliefs and traditions.

      Cafeterias and Coffee Shops

      DU has two exclusive cafeterias for male and female students in the main classroom building. There is also a coffee shop located in the courtyard of each College to serve snacks, sandwiches and beverages. In addition, there is a large restaurant in the ladies’ hostel with kitchen facility to cater to the requirements of meals and snacks. The hostel also has a mini supermarket to satisfy students’ daily needs.

      DU Clinic

      DU has an on-campus clinic that serves the basic health needs of its students and staff, where a nurse is available for clinical consultation and service during day time. The clinic provides basic medical assistance for minor physical injury and sickness. Urgent and emergency cases are transferred to the nearby Medical Complex or to the City Hospitals. This medical assistance is also made available to female students in the DU hostel on a 24/7 basis.

      Security and Safety

      There is adequate provision for security services within the campus. The security guards are on duty 24/7 and are responsible for patrolling the University campus. DU has provided them with a patrol vehicle.

      The entire DU campus is covered by surveillance cameras which are installed in all the buildings as well as on the open grounds. The surveillance cameras are regularly monitored by the security department through its control room.

      The University also ensures safety of its students, staff and visitors on the campus. For that purpose, it conducts mock drills for fire safety on a regular basis. It has provided assembly points at a number of places on the campus in case of emergencies.

      Other Support Services

      The University provides a number of support services to its students and staff through its various centers. These centers include: Centre for Entrepreneurship, Computer & Networking Centre (CNC), Community Service & Continuing Education Centre (CSCEC), Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and Learning Support Centre (LSC).

      Hostel for Female Students

      DU provides free furnished accommodation for its female students on-campus and local transportation facilities for them. The hostel has four buildings which can accommodate up to 1000 students. There are 12 supervisors to oversee the hostel, working in three shifts, under the leadership of Director of Hostel Services.  There is adequate security arrangement on a 24X7 basis provided by 12 security guards who work in three shifts. Other facilities available inside the hostel include: restaurant, supermarket, study hall, gymnasium and recreation rooms.

      Learning Support Center

      DU has a LSC, for providing personalised assistance in a supportive atmosphere to the students who are academically weak and also the students with special learning needs. This is accomplished through peer-assisted learning scheme using the services of outstanding senior-level students. The LSC provides its services free of charge to all DU underperforming students and there is a provision of monetary incentive for peer tutors.

      Community Service and Continuing Education Center

      The CSCEC at DU links the University resources and expertise in catering to the needs of the community. It partners with public and private sector organisations to launch various initiatives for the local community.

      The CSCEC also offers training programs to meet professional and personal needs of community at large. It provides on-campus and off-campus offerings that include certificate programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, and customised training programs both in English or Arabic. 

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