revision ACADEMICS – Buraimi University College – BUC

Message from Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Research

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our e-home and to introduce you to the academic programs we offer and the scientific research endeavors we are conducting at Al Buraimi University College. BUC has been providing quality education to undergraduate students since 2003. There are four academic departments at BUC that offer different programs and degrees: Department of Business Administration and Accounting, Department of English, Department of Information Technology, and the Law Program. BUC has also two academic units: Unit of Foundation Program that offers intensive English courses to prepare students to join the academic programs, and the Unit of General Requirements which is responsible for the general requirement courses taught in Arabic in the college. BUC has also a Department of Scientific Research and Higher Studies that works to disseminate and enrich the culture of research among BUC faculty and graduate students through setting effective research plans, providing financial resources and academic support, and offering research programs.

The aforementioned academic departments and units work closely with two affiliate universities- California State University-Northridge, USA, and Ain Shams University, Egypt- in order to maintain and develop various academic plans that include, among others, curricula development, programs review, assurance of learning, and professional development. The very active collaboration between BUC and the affiliate universities in addition to the college highly qualified faculty help BUC to produce high quality graduates who possess personal and professional skills that would contribute effectively to the economic, social, and cultural progress of Oman and the region.

For detailed information about BUC academic departments and programs, visit the web links found under each department tab where you can find departments’ visions, missions, goals, study plans, and other relating information. You are always welcome to contact us for any further information you may want to know.

Sincerely,

Dr. Yasser Fouad A. Selim

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Research

Office: +96825657685, Fax: +96825657600

Email: yasser@buc.edu.om

Foundation Program

STUDENT ENTRY

Message from Head of UFP Unit

Welcome to Al Buraimi University College’s Unit of Foundation Program (UFP)! Our web pages will give you a clear idea about BUC’s Foundation Programme and all our regular updates. The UFP aims at preparing students for their undergraduate courses, improving their English language proficiency, with integration of the necessary learning study skills needed to effectively adopt, learn and excel throughout their period of study.

The programme also aims at reinforcing students’ knowledge of basic Mathematics and enhancing their Information Technology skills.

Our courses have been designed according to the Oman Academic Standards for Foundation Programmes introduced by the Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and the Ministry of Higher Education. These standards are reflected in the form of learning outcomes for English, Mathematics, Information Technology and General Study Skills.

The UFP, with its qualified and experienced staff, encourages students to make the most of the Foundation Programme courses, to equip them with the skills needed to do well in their specialization courses to follow. The UFP welcomes queries from students, parents and guests and guarantees to them regular updates on various issues regarding the FP courses and developments. My best wishes go to all our students, wishing them all the best in their study at Al Buraimi University College.

 

Dr. Rana Al Nuaimi

Director, Unit of Foundation Program

Al-Buraimi University College

P.O. Box 77. PC 512

Tel: +968 25 657 684

Fax: +968 25 657 600

E-mail: rana@buc.edu.om

Student Entry

The Admission and Registration Department enrolls all students seeking admission to BUC by advertising from time to time and by accepting the students allotment from the MOHE. Admission is open to students who have cleared their General Diploma Certificate Examination (Grade 12) from a recognized board of education and possess the relevant attested certificate. New entrants will take the Placement Tests for English, Mathematics and Computing Exam conducted by the UFP.  Information regarding admission criteria for all new entrants is mentioned in the Student Guide . New students will take the Oxford English Online Test, the in-house Computer Based Mathematics Test and IC3 Test. Students who score A0 – A1 are placed in Level 1, A2 in Level 2, B1 in Level 3, while students who score between B2 – C1 join the Academic Departments. Students who score less than 50% marks in the Computer Based Mathematics Test will have to study Basic Mathematics along with the Level 1 English Course while  those students who fail the IC3 Placement Test will have to study IC3 along with the Level 2 English Course. Students who fall under the following categories are exempted from the Placement Test:

  • Submitting an IELTS score no less than 5 or a TOEFL (Paper Based Test) score no less than 500 and TOEFL (CBT) no less than 180.
  • Passing the Foundation Program Certificate from another educational institution in or outside Oman (Students must submit original documents including a transcript and description of the courses certified by the educational institution where the student studied).

Recommended Websites and Links:

General Goals of UFP Unit

According to the Ministry of Higher Education and Oman Academic Accreditation Authority guidelines, the following are the General Foundation Program objectives which aim at preparing students to do the learning activities independently, developing their critical thinking skills, and applying the skills they have acquired.

  1. To conduct entrance and exit level exams for students seeking admission to post-secondary and university degree programs offered in Al-Buraimi University College.
  2. To help students acquire adequate proficiency in the English Language and prepare them for their undergraduate studies at the academic departments.
  3. To expose students to basic mathematical concepts and logical analytical concepts and to apply their knowledge in both technical and business arenas.
  4. To enable students to use and practice basic computer skills that help them to handle computers, internet and other technical devices.
  5. To prepare students in their study skills and learning patterns through note-taking, searching and collecting for information from different sources, doing projects and writing assignments that help them in their academic studies.

UFP Learning Outcome Standards

Upon completion of the foundation program, a student should be able to perform the following tasks in the four areas of study: English, Mathematics, Information Technology and Study Skills.

1. English Language:

Based on the Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation Programs, the aim of this area is to extend the English language skills of the student to enable him/her to participate actively in their postsecondary or higher education studies.
Having successfully completed the foundation program of English Language, a student will be able to satisfactorily:

  1.  Participate in a discussion on a topic relevant to their studies by asking questions, agreeing/disagreeing, asking for clarification, sharing information, expressing and asking for opinions.
  2. Paraphrase information (orally or in writing) from a written or spoken text or from graphically presented data.
  3. Prepare and deliver a talk of at least 5 minutes. Use library resources in preparing the talk, speak clearly and confidently, make eye contact and use body language to support the delivery of ideas. Respond confidently to questions.
  4. Write texts of a minimum of 250 words, showing control of layout, organization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary.
  5. Produce a written report of a minimum of 500 words showing evidence of research, note taking, review and revision of work, paraphrasing, summarizing, use of quotations and use of references.
  6. Take notes and respond to questions about the topic, main ideas, details and opinions or arguments from an extended listening text (e.g. lecture, news broadcast).
  1. Follow spoken instructions in order to carry out a task with a number of stages.
  2. Listen to a conversation between two or more speakers and be able to answer questions in relation to context, relationship between speakers, register (e.g. formal or informal).
  3. Read a one to two page text and identify the main idea(s) and extract specific information in a given period of   time.
  4. Read an extensive text broadly relevant to the student’s area of study (minimum three pages) and respond to questions that require analytical skills, e.g. prediction, deduction, inference.

2. Mathematics:

Having successfully completed the foundation program of Basic Mathematics a student will be able to satisfactorily:

  1. Describe the set of real numbers, all its subsets and their relationship, including closure properties for the four basic arithmetic operations where applicable.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the exponent laws and apply them to simplify expression and manipulate fractions.
  3. Understand ratio, decimals, percentages, measurements and conversion from one unit to another.
  4. Simplify rational expression and rationalize numerators or denominators.
  5. Translate worded problems into mathematical expression and model simple real life problems with equations and inequalities.
  6. Understand geometric concept such as equation of circle, perpendicular, parallel and tangent lines.
  7. Use the three types of symmetry of an equation to sketch its graph.
  8. Perform operation on polynomials and manipulate numerical and polynomial expressions and solve 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree equations.
  9. Use the quadratic formula to find roots of a second-degree polynomial.
  10. Know the relationship between degree and radian measure of an angle and find the length of circular arc and the area of a sector.

3. Information Technology:

According to the Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation Programs a HEI which issues an accredited ICDL certificate and uses it for the GFP will be deemed to have met the IT program standards and will automatically pass the assessment of its Computing program. Al-Buraimi University College, through its Training Centre, issues an accredited IC3 certificate which is used to meet the standards of Foundation Computing Program. The IC3 program is supervised and directed by the Training Centre director and IC3 trainers.

4. General Study Skills (GSS):

The aim of this area is to equip students with fundamental study and academic skills needed for post secondary or higher education studies. According to the Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation Programs (point 6.1 page 25), “General Study Skills may be taught either as specific course/s, or may be embedded into each of the English, Mathematics and Computing courses”. The UFP has opted for the second choice and the General Study skills are embedded all across the three foundation programs. The learning outcomes of the GSS are clearly stated within each course syllabus of all the foundation courses

UFP Vision and Mission

Vision of UFP

The UFP’s vision is to pursue the path of excellence in developing a fully viable, working and appropriate centre that caters for the needs of all foundation students with varied learning abilities and language competencies, thereby helping AL-Buraimi University College to achieve its mission to promote the cause of education in serving the community and contributing in nation-building activities.

Mission of UFP

To equip our aspiring student graduates with English proficiency, basic IT skills, numeracy and study skills in pursuing their graduate studies thereby contributing to the welfare of the society through various endeavors.

UFP Faculty and Staff

·         Dr. Rana AL-Nuaimi

Director of UFP
EXT. 684
rana@buc.edu.om

·         Ms. Somaia Al-Kendi

Instructor
EXT. 584
salkindi@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Elvis Burrows

Instructor
EXT. 591
elvis@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Abraham Patrik

Instructor
EXT. 581
abraham@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Mohammad Ismail

Instructor
EXT. 591
ismal@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Shahid Mohamood

Instructor
EXT. 588
shahid@gmail.com

·         Mr. Sofiene Terqui

Instructor
EXT. 574
sofine@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Yamen Dridi

Instructor
EXT. 593
yamen@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Hosni Kalai

Instructor
EXT. 583
hosni@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Saghir Ahmed

Instructor
EXT. 597
Saghir@buc.edu.om

·         Ms. Ilda Darwish

Instructor
EXT. 582
ilda@gmail.com

·         Mrs. Sadia Jabeen

Instructor
EXT. 592
sadia@buc.edu.om

·         Mrs. Beena

Instructor
EXT. 596
beena@buc.edu.om

·         Ms. Saada Salim

Instructor
EXT. 590
Jogy @buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Abdullah Al-Salhi

Instructor
EXT. 595
alsalehi@gmail.com

·         Mr. Nebil Halloumi

Instructor
EXT. 580
Nebil@buc.edu.om

·         Ma. Samira Said Al-Araimi

Instructor
EXT. 579
samira@buc.edu.om

·         MS. Noura Al-Azani

Instructor
EXT. 586
Noura@gmail.com

·         Ms. Asma Al Belushi

Instructor
EXT. 585
aalbulushi@buc.edu.om

·         Ms. Salama Al-Naaimi

Instructor
EXT. 589
Salama@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Kishore Jebakumar

Instructor
EXT. 587
kishore@buc.edu.om

·         Mr. Samuel Bastani

Instructor
EXT. 572
samuel@buc.edu.om

Foundation Program Levels - 1

Course Information

Course Title          : Integrated Intensive English – Level 1

Course Code         : FOUND 101,102, 103

Prerequisite          : None

Credits                 :16 hours

Teaching Hours      : 16 Hours of Lecture per Week

Teaching Methods :  Interaction between instructor and students, pair work and

group work

Course Description

Integrated Intensive English – Level 1 : is a learner-centered syllabus designed to develop an overall English language proficiency at both the basic and the elementary levels in order to prepare  students for the challenges of the pre-intermediate studies in Level 2. It follows a step-by-step approach with a variety of manageable and stimulating communicative activities, giving the students a clear and steady sense of progression and helping them consolidate their knowledge of English language. It also helps the students build and develop a wide range of high-frequency vocabularies and their pronunciation.

Department Goals Addressed in this Course:

This course addresses the following department goals:

  1. To help students acquire adequate proficiency in the English language and prepare them for their undergraduate studies, at the academic departments.
  2. To prepare students in their study skills and learning patterns through note-taking, searching for and collecting information from different sources, doing projects and writing assignments that help them in their academic studies.

Department Program Objectives

By the end of this course, the following program objectives will be achieved:

  1. Participate in a discussion on a topic relevant to their studies by asking questions, agreeing/disagreeing, asking for clarification, sharing information, expressing and asking for opinions.
  2. Paraphrase information (orally or in writing) from a written or spoken text or from graphically presented data.
  3. Prepare and deliver a talk of at least 2 minutes. Use library resources in preparing the talk, speak clearly and confidently, make eye contact, use body language to support the delivery of ideas and respond confidently to questions.
  4. Write texts of a minimum of 100 words, showing control of layout, organization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary.
  5. Take notes and respond to questions about the topic, main ideas, details and opinions or arguments from an extended listening text (e.g. dialogue/conversation, lecture, news broadcast).
  6. Follow spoken instructions in order to carry out a task, with a number of stages.
  7. Listen to a conversation between two or more speakers and be able to answer questions in relation to context, relationship between speakers, register (e.g. formal or informal).
  8. Read a text of about 300 words and identify the main idea(s) and extract specific information, in a given period of time.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Grammar:

  1. Apply different tense forms appropriately and correctly, in a given context.
  2. Relate sentences using various forms of subject, object and possessive pronouns while writing texts, reports and projects and/or delivering talks or responding to questions.
  3. Make use of different forms of countable and uncountable nouns while writing texts  and/or delivering talks or responding to questions.
  4. Utilize different modals accurately in a given context to express ability, make requests,  offers etc., while speaking and writing.
  5. Use prepositions to join words and sentences in formal writing, like reports, formal letters, essays and assignments.
  6. Compare people, places, things and ideas using comparatives and superlatives of adjectives to ask/give clarification/information and/or express/ask opinion.

Vocabulary:

  1. Expand vocabulary through recognizing nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, collocations and prepositions.
  2. Differentiate between words, phrases and expressions needed in social interaction like inviting people, using the phone, etc.
  3. Use the newly-learnt vocabulary items, in everyday situations.

Speaking:

  1. Paraphrase information from a spoken text.
  2. Participate in discussions on a topic relevant to their studies by following and formulating questions, instructions and requests.
  3. Give reasons to explain and justify their personal opinions.
  4. Produce a clear and confident talk of about 2 to 3 minutes with accurate pronunciation and appropriate fluency, making eye contact and using body language.
  5. Use intonation, tone, sequence words and conjunctions in conversations.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary and idioms used in everyday situations.

Listening:

  1. Identify the gist/main ideas of a spoken text.
  2. Show understanding of comprehension questions when listening to formal and informal conversations.
  3. Organize information using strategies such as note taking and classifying.
  4. Identify the use of intonation, tone, sequence words and conjunctions in conversations which help detect feelings, attitudes and useful information.
  5. Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases from the context of a familiar topic.
  6. Follow spoken instructions in order to carry out a task/tasks.

Reading:

  1. Identify the topic and main ideas of a given text of around 300 words.
  2. Read a given text of around 300 words, for specific details.
  3. Identify the meaning of new words from context.
  4. Infer ideas not stated directly in the text.
  5. Identify basic referents (subject & object pronouns, possessive adjectives and pronouns).

Writing:

  1. Recognize differences between fragments and complete sentences.
  2. Revise sentences and paragraphs including punctuation, spelling and grammar mistakes.
  3. Use conjunctions to connect sentences.
  4. Reorder jumbled words to make meaningful sentences.
  5. Identify the topic and controlling idea in given topic sentences.
  6. Write well-formed pieces of writing, of about 100 words.

Embedded Outcomes Related to General Study Skills

·         Managing Time and Accepting Responsibility 

  1.  Work in pairs or groups and participate accordingly.
  2. Follow university policies on attendance and punctuality.
  3. Show respect for teachers and others and their rights to have a difference of opinion.
  4. Use a variety of study techniques.
  5. Work to imposed deadlines.
  6. Organize and maintain a system of recording vocabulary (keep a vocabulary log)
  7. Organize and maintain a portfolio of one’s work.

·         Research Skills 

  1. Extract relevant information from a book or article using reading strategies.
  2. Use the library system for finding, borrowing and returning library material.
  3. Use an English-English dictionary for language learning.
  4. Use a contents page and an index to locate information in a book.
  5. Find specific information using internet search engines and electronic resources.
  6. Classify and sort new information.

·         Taking Notes 

  1. Recall and define main concepts.
  2. Adopt a note-taking strategy (e.g. mind mapping; Cornell system, etc.)
  3. Support key points with relevant additional details.
  4. Organize information to enable quick reference at a later date.
  5. Use notes to create a summary.
  6. Reproduce key information and supporting details from notes in one’s own words.

·         Giving Presentation 

  1. Organize and present information in a logical order, at a comprehensible speed.
  2. Make use of audio/visual aids when giving oral presentations.
  3. Maintain some eye contact with the audience and speak in a clearly audible and well-paced voice.
  4. Observe time restrictions in presentations.
  5. Address questions from the audience.
  6. Achieve the key aim of informing the audience.

Textbooks and Supplementary Materials 

Textbooks :

Liz and John Soars. New Headway Plus (Elementary) Course Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-19-477205-1.

Burgmeier, Arline. Inside Reading Intro. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-19-441626-9.

Savage, Alice and Masoud Shafiei. Effective Academic Writing Intro. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-432345-1

Supplementary Materials 

Handouts prepared by the course coordinator together with the UFP instructors who teach the course.

Recommended Websites and Links: 

www.oxfordlearn.com

www.oup.com/elt/student/insidereading

www.effectiveacademicwriting.com

Course Information

Course Title          : Basic Mathematics

Course Code         : MATH100

Prerequisite          : None

Credits                 : 3 hours

Teaching Hours      : 3 Hours of Lecture per Week

Teaching Methods :  Interaction between instructor and students, pair work and

group work

Course Description

This course is designed to develop mathematics competencies that are pre-requisites for the academic courses. This course covers knowledge of the real numbers, the algebraic expressions plus other topics of geometry and trigonometry. It also focuses on the ability to select and use appropriate approaches in solving problems that arise in everyday life. Throughout this course thinking logically and reasoning critically in decision-making will be emphasized.

Department Goals Addressed in this Course:

This course addresses the following department goals:

  1. To master basic mathematical concepts and logical analytical concepts and to apply their knowledge in both technical and business arenas.
  2. To prepare students in their study skills and learning patterns through note-taking, searching for and collecting information from different sources, doing projects and writing assignments that help them in their academic studies.

Department Program Objectives

By the end of this course, the following program objectives will be achieved:

  1. Recall and apply the fundamentals of mathematics
  2. Operate and analyze algebra of polynomials
  3. Identify and determine trigonometry of right angle triangle

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the set of real numbers, all its subsets and their relationship.
  2. Identify and use the arithmetic properties of subsets of integers, rational, irrational, and real numbers, including closure properties for the four basic arithmetic operations where applicable.
  3. Understand ratio, decimals, percentages, measurements and conversion from one unit to another.
  4. Solve linear equations, equations involving radicals, fractional expression and inequalities.
  5. Use the quadratic formulato find roots of a second-degree polynomial.
  6. Translate worded problems into mathematical expression and model simple real life problems with equations and inequalities.
  7. Perform operations on polynomials and manipulate numerical and polynomial expressions and solve first degree equations.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the exponent laws, and apply them to simplify expression.
  9. Simplify rational expressions and rationalize numerators or denominators.
  10. Use coordinate plane to solve algebraic and geometric problem, and understand geometric concepts such as equation of a circle, perpendicular, parallel, and tangent lines.
  11. Use the three types of symmetry of an equation to sketch its graph.
  12. Apply the relationship between degree and radian measure of an angle and find the length of a circular arc and the area of a sector.
  13. Use trigonometric and circular function identities in various problems.
  14. Solve a right angle triangles using angle of elevation and depression.
  15. Apply knowledge of basic algebra and trigonometry in real life problems.

 Embedded Outcomes Related to General Study Skills

·         Managing Time and Accepting Responsibility

  1. Follow college policies on attendance and punctuality.
  2. Work to imposed deadlines.
  3. Use a variety of study techniques.
  4. Complete homework on time.
  5. Work in pairs or groups and participate accordingly.
  6. Show respect to for teachers and others and their rights to have a difference of opinion.
  7. Bring required materials (pens, pencils, folder, etc) to class.
  8. Organize and keep a portfolio of one’s work.

·         Reaserch Skills

  1. Use the library system for finding, borrowing and returning library material.
  2. Use English-English dictionary for language learning.
  3. Find specific information using internet search engines and electronic Resources.

·          Taking Notes  

  1. Utilize abbreviations and symbols.
  2. Use English rather than Arabic for notes.
  3. Support key points with relevant additional details.
  4. Organize information to enable quick reference at a later date.
  5. Reproduce key information and supporting details from notes in one’s own words.

·         Giving Presentation 

  1. Speak in a clearly audible and well paced voice.
  2. Organize and present information in a logical order at a comprehensible speed.
  3. Achieve the key aim of informing the audience.
  4. Make use of audio/visual aids when giving oral presentations.
  5. Maintain some eye contact with the audience.
  6. Address questions from the audience.
  7. Observe time restriction in presentations.

·         Course Materials Taken from:

  1. College Algebra 8th Edition by Michael Sullivan ISBN-13: 978-0132402866  ISBN-10: 0132402866
  2. College Algebra (5th Edition) by: Robert F. Blitzer ISBN: 9780321559838 / 0321559835
  3. Contemporary Precalculus by Thomas W. Hungerford 4th edition ISBN 0-534-40338-7/9780534403386
  4. Precalculus Fifth edition by Jam Stewart, Lother Radin and Saleem Watson ISBN 0534-49277-0
  5. Stoll, Robert R.; Set Theory and Logic, Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications (1979) ISBN 0-486-63829-4. “The Algebra of Sets”, pp 16—23
  6. Courant, Richard, Herbert Robbins, Ian Stewart, What is mathematics?  An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, Oxford University Press US, 1996. ISBN 978-0-19-510519-3. “SUPPLEMENT TO CHAPTER II THE ALGEBRA OF SETS”
  7. D’Angelo, John P.; West, Douglas B. (2000), Mathematical Thinking/Problem-Solving and Proofs (2nd ed.), Prentice-Hall, ISBN 978-0-13-014412-6
  8. Keith Devlin, The Joy of Sets. Springer Verlag, 2nd ed., 1993, ISBN 0-387-94094-4, pp. 7–8
  9. Abraham Adolf Fraenkel, Yehoshua Bar-Hillel, Azriel Lévy, Foundations of set theory, Elsevier Studies in Logic Vol. 67, Edition 2, revised, 1973, ISBN 0-7204-2270-1, p. 33
  10. Gaisi Takeuti, W. M. Zaring, Introduction to Axiomatic Set Theory, Springer GTM 1, 1971, ISBN 978-0-387-90024-7, p. 14
  11. George J. Tourlakis, Lecture Notes in Logic and Set Theory. Volume 2: Set theory, Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-521-75374-6, pp. 182–193

Supplementary Materials

Handouts prepared by the course coordinator together with the UFP instructors who teach the course.

Recommended Websites and Links:

  1. https://www.amazon.com/College-Algebra-Michael-Sullivan/dp/0132402866
  2. https://www.bookrenter.com/college-algebra-5th-edition-blitzer-0321559835-9780321559838
  3. https://books.google.com.om/books
  4. http://www.apronus.com/provenmath/btheorems.htm
  5. http://www.solving-math-problems.com/exponents.html

Course Policies

Attendance Policy 

Regular class attendance is expected from all students. Attendance falling below 80% (more than 10 one-hour classes or 7 one-hour-and-a half classes) will result in such students becoming ineligible to sit for the final examination. Absence from lectures should be informed to the Registrar. Emergency cases of absence due to hospitalization or due to death of an immediate family member should be supported with approved documented evidence, so that such cases can be considered favorably. In such cases, absentees will be awarded “Drop” rather than “Fail”.

Expectations and Appropriate Behavior of College Students 

  • Students are expected to come to the class on time and to participate in the classroom activities and discussions.
  • Students are expected to turn off cell phones, tablets, and other such electronic devices during class. All electronic devices must be kept in bags/pockets while students are seated in the classroom.  Exceptions are permitted only after the teacher’s prior consent.
  • Students are expected to stay in class until the class is dismissed. If a student requires an early dismissal (for a personal reason), this should be arranged with the teacher before the class begins.
  • Students are expected to be attentive and to avoid talking with their peers while the teacher or other students are speaking.

Redemptive Exams and Appeals of Results policy: 

Only students who do not attend the exams or have a medical emergency can apply and sit for a redemptive exam. Students should apply for a redemptive mid-term exam, in writing, with a reasonable excuse. Excuses must be approved by the head of department and the course teacher before a student is allowed to sit for a deferred mid-term exam. Students must abide by the date of deferred exam set by the course teacher. Otherwise, he/she is given (zero) in the exam. If the deferred examination application is rejected, the student fails the exam and is given (zero) by the teacher.

Applications for an incomplete final exam should be submitted to the Department of Admission and Registration within two weeks from the end of final examinations. All approved incomplete exams shall take place within four weeks from the beginning of the following semester. All students must abide by the incomplete exams’ dates announced by the academic department. If a student does not abide by the announced date, he/she is given (zero) in the exam.

Students can appeal their results after the announcement of final exams results. All grade review applications must be submitted to the Department of Admission and Registration within two weeks from the final announcement of results. The Department of Admission and Registration is responsible for the formal announcement of grade review results to students after being reviewed by the concerned academic department.

 Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Al-Buraimi University College is committed to creating a “plagiarism-aware” culture, permitting the college to ensure an effective means to identify and control student plagiarism and document the sanctions to be enforced in the event of  any proven act of plagiarism.  Any academic work presented by students is assessed on the assumption that the work submitted by him/her is his or her own, unless designated otherwise.  Plagiarism is considered as an act of academic dishonesty. Students who submit written work which is not their own or which is not properly documented shall undergo appropriate disciplinary measures. Disciplinary measures will be decided by the BUC Disciplinary Committee for Students and may take the form of an academic sanction based on the nature of plagiarism and amount of academic dishonesty act. Any cases of recurring plagiarism will bring about more severe penalties.

Foundation Program Level - 2

Course Information

Course Title       : Integrated Intensive English – Level-2 – Intensive Reading 2.

Course Code      : FOUND 104, 105, 106

Prerequisite       : None

Credits              : 16 hours

Teaching Hours  : 16 Hours of Lecture per Week

Teaching Methods:  Interaction between instructor and students, pair work and group work

Course Description

Integrated Intensive EnglishLevel 2 is a learner- centered syllabus designed to develop an overall English language proficiency at the pre- intermediate level in order to prepare the students for the challenges of the intermediate studies in level 3. It revises and extends many of the structures covered at the Elementary level and perfectly offers a higher level of communicative activities ranging from controlled to free tasks encouraging the students to explore the language within contexts related to daily life. The course facilitates the students’ critical thinking which leads them to become active and autonomous learners.  Moreover, it helps the students learn a wide range of high frequency vocabulary and develop their writing proficiency using realistic topics and language functions which are motivating and useful in real life situations.

Department Goals Addressed in this Course:

This course addresses the following department goals:

  1. To help students acquire adequate proficiency in the English language and prepare them for their undergraduate studies, at the academic departments.
  2. To prepare students in their study skills and learning patterns through note-taking, searching for and collecting information from different sources, doing projects and writing assignments that help them in their academic studies.

Department Program Objectives

By the end of this course, the following program objectives will be achieved:

  1. Participate in a discussion on a topic relevant to their studies by asking questions, agreeing/disagreeing, asking for clarification, sharing information, expressing and asking for opinions.
  2. Paraphrase information (orally or in writing) from a written or spoken text or from graphically presented data.
  3. Prepare and deliver a talk of at least 2 minutes. Use library resources in preparing the talk, speak clearly and confidently, make eye contact, use body language to support the delivery of ideas and respond confidently to questions.
  4. Write texts of a minimum of 100 words, showing control of layout, organization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary.
  5. Take notes and respond to questions about the topic, main ideas, details and opinions or arguments from an extended listening text (e.g. lecture, news broadcast).
  6. Follow spoken instructions in order to carry out a task, with a number of stages.
  7. Listen to a conversation between two or more speakers and be able to answer questions in relation to context, relationship between speakers, register (e.g. formal or informal).
  8. Read a text of about 300 words and identify the main idea(s) and extract specific information, in a given period of time.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Grammar:

  1. Distinguish between the uses of different tenses in a real-life context.
  2. Use future forms in a real-life context while speaking and writing.
  3. Integrate active voice, passive voice and reported speech correctly and appropriately both in speaking and writing.
  4. Compare people, places, things and ideas using comparatives and superlatives of adjectives to ask/give clarification/information and/or express/ask opinion.
  5. utilize different modals accurately in a given context to express ability, make requests, offers etc., while speaking and writing.
  6. Use infinitives to express purpose in an appropriate context.
  7. Relate various quantifiers with different forms of nouns correctly while writing and speaking.
  8. Use real and unreal conditional sentences in an appropriate context.

Vocabulary:

  1. Expand vocabulary through recognizing nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, collocations and prepositions.
  2. Differentiate between words, phrases and expressions needed in social interaction like inviting people, using the phone, etc.
  3. Use the newly-learnt vocabulary items, in everyday situations.

Speaking:

  1. Paraphrase information from a spoken text.
  2. Participate in discussions on a topic relevant to their studies by following and formulating questions, instructions and requests.
  3. Use reasons to explain and justify their personal opinions.
  4. Produce a clear and confident talk of about 2 to 3 minutes with accurate pronunciation and appropriate fluency, making eye contact and using body language.
  5. Use intonation, tone, sequence words and conjunctions in conversations.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary and idioms used in everyday situations.

Listening:

  1. Identify the gist/main ideas of a spoken text.
  2. Demonstrate critical involvement in listening activities which become more complex as they progress through the level.
  3. Show understanding of comprehension questions when listening to formal and informal conversations.
  4. Organize information using strategies such as note taking and classifying.
  5. Identify the use of intonation, tone, sequence words and conjunctions in conversations which help detect feelings, attitudes and useful information.
  6. Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases from the context of a familiar topic.
  7. Follow spoken instructions in order to carry out a task/tasks.

Reading:

  1. Identify the topic and main ideas of a given text of around 300 words.
  2. Read a one to two-page text for specific details using an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge.
  3. Use context to explain unfamiliar words while reading.
  4. Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices such as pronoun reference.
  5. Infer information using clues from text and background knowledge in order to read critically.

Writing:

  1. Use conjunctions to link or to write complete sentences.
  2. Use ‘time order words’ to complete a paragraph or to reorder sentences to get a meaningful paragraph.
  3. Revise sentences and paragraphs including the punctuation, spelling and grammar mistakes.
  4. Organize paragraphs correctly using topic sentences, supporting details and concluding sentences.
  5. Write well-formed pieces of writing (about 150 words) of different genres.

Embedded Outcomes Related to General Study Skills

§  Managing Time and Accepting Responsibility

  1. work in pairs or groups and participate accordingly.
  2. Bring required materials (pens, pencils, folder, etc) to class.
  3. Work to imposed deadlines.
  4. Show respect to for teachers and others and their rights to have a difference of opinion.
  5. use a variety of study techniques.
  6. Complete homework on time.
  7. Organize and keep a portfolio of one’s work.

§  Research Skills

  1. List the key ideas to guide search for information
  2. Use the library system for finding, borrowing and returning library material.
  3. Use an English- English dictionary for language learning.
  4. Find specific information using internet search engines and electronic resources.
  5. Summarize and paraphrase information using in one’s own words.

§  Taking Notes

  1. Recall and define main concepts.
  2. Utilize abbreviations’ and symbols.
  3. Use English rather than Arabic for notes in margins and glossing vocabulary.
  4. Support key points with relevant additional details.
  5. Organize information to enable quick reference at a later date.
  6. Use notes to create a summary.
  7. Reproduce key Information and supporting details from notes in one’s own words.

§  Giving Presentation

  1. Outline and define main concepts.
  2. Address questions from the audience.
  3. Speak in a clearly audible and well-paced voice.
  4. Achieve the key aim of informing the audience.
  5. Make use of audio/ visual aids when giving oral presentations.
  6. Maintain some eye contact with the audience.
  7. Observe time restrictions in presentations.
  8. Organize and present information in a logical order at a comprehensible speed.

Course Policies

Attendance Policy

Regular class attendance is expected from all students. Attendance falling below 80% (more than 10 one-hour classes or 7 one-hour-and-a half classes) will result in such students becoming ineligible to sit for the final examination. Absence from lectures should be informed to the Registrar. Emergency cases of absence due to hospitalization or due to death of an immediate family member should be supported with approved documented evidence, so that such cases can be considered favorably. In such cases, absentees will be awarded “Drop” rather than “Fail”.

Expectations and Appropriate Behavior of College Students

  • Students are expected to come to the class on time and to participate in the classroom activities and discussions.
  • Students are expected to turn off cell phones, tablets, and other such electronic devices during class. All electronic devices must be kept in bags/pockets while students are seated in the classroom.  Exceptions are permitted only after the teacher’s prior consent.
  • Students are expected to stay in class until the class is dismissed. If a student requires an early dismissal (for a personal reason), this should be arranged with the teacher before the class begins.
  • Students are expected to be attentive and to avoid talking with their peers while the teacher or other students are speaking.

Redemptive Exams and Appeals of Results policy:

Only students who do not attend the exams or have a medical emergency during the early beginning of exams can apply and sit for a redemptive exam. Students should apply for a redemptive mid-term exam, in writing, with a reasonable excuse. Excuses must be approved by the head of department and the course teacher before a student is allowed to sit for a deferred mid-term exam. Students must abide by the date of deferred exam set by the course teacher. Otherwise, he/she is given (zero) in the exam. If the deferred examination application is rejected, the student fails the exam and is given (zero) by the teacher.

Applications for an incomplete final exam should be submitted to the Department of Admission and Registration within two weeks from the end of final examinations. All approved incomplete exams shall take place within four weeks from the beginning of the following semester. All students must abide by the incomplete exams’ dates announced by the academic department. If a student does not abide by the announced date, he/she is given (zero) in the exam.

Students can appeal their results after the announcement of final exams results. All grade review applications must be submitted to the Department of Admission and Registration within two weeks from the final announcement of results. The Department of Admission and Registration is responsible for the formal announcement of grade review results to students after being reviewed by the concerned academic department.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Al-Buraimi University College is committed to creating a “plagiarism-aware” culture, permitting the college to ensure an effective means to identify and control student plagiarism and document the sanctions to be enforced in the event of any proven act of plagiarism.  Any academic work presented by students is assessed on the assumption that the work submitted by him/her is his or her own, unless designated otherwise.  Plagiarism is considered as an act of academic dishonesty. Students who submit written work which is not their own or which is not properly documented shall undergo appropriate disciplinary measures. Disciplinary measures will be decided by the BUC Disciplinary Committee for Students and may take the form of an academic sanction based on the nature of plagiarism and amount of academic dishonesty act. Any cases of recurring plagiarism will bring about more severe penalties.

Textbooks and Supplementary Materials

Textbooks:

Liz and John Soars. New Headway Plus (Elementary) Course Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-477242-6.

Burgmeier, Arline. Inside Reading Intro. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-19-441626-9.

Savage, Alice and Masoud Shafiei. Effective Academic Writing Intro. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-432345-1

Supplementary Materials

Handouts prepared by the course coordinator together with the UFP instructors who teach the course.

Recommended Websites and Links:

www.oxfordlearn.com

www.oup.com/elt/student/insidereading

www.effectiveacademicwriting.com

Course Information

Course Title                   : IC3

Course Code                 : IC3

Prerequisite                   : none

Credits                          :  3

Teaching Hours              :  3 Hours of Lecture per Week

Teaching Methods          :  Interaction between instructor and students,

 pair work and group work

IC3- the internet and computing core certification – tests basic computer skills and understanding of the internet to promote success in school ,the IC3 program enjoys worldwide recognition as the global standard for digital literacy. This course comprises of three units:

  1. Computer Fundamentals, This unit identifies computer hardware types of computers, the functions of computer hardware components and  operating system.
  2. Key Applications, This unit covers popular word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.
  3. Living Online, This unit covers the skills for working in an internet or networked environment.

 Department Goals Addressed in this Course

 This course addresses the following department goals:

  1. To enable students to use and practice basic computer skills that help them to handle computers, internet and other technical devices.

Department Program Objectives

According to the Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation Programs a Higher Education Institute (HEI), which issues an accredited ICDL certificate and uses it for the General Foundation Program (GFP) will be deemed to have met the IT program standards and will automatically pass the assessment of its Computing Program. Al-Buraimi University College, through its UFP, issues an accredited IC3 certificate which is used to meet the standards of Foundation Computing Program. The IC3 program is supervised and directed by UFP director and IC3 Instructors.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Computing Fundamentals

  1. Start and exit a Windows application and utilize sources of online help
  2. Describe features of the typical window
  3. Organize and modify files and folders
  4. Identify various input or output devices
  5. Recognize various storage systems
  6. Identify application programs and system software
  7. Use the control panel to modify settings

Key Application

  1. Modify text and documents including the ability to use automatic formatting tools
  2. Create and manipulate tables in a document
  3. Modify worksheet data, structure and data in a worksheet
  4. Differentiate and analyze data using formulas, functions and charts in a worksheet
  5. Create and modify simple presentations
  6. Create and manipulate different types of databases
  7. Use simple queries to analyze data

Living Online

  1. Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of network computing
  2. Distinguish the relationship between computer networks, other communication networks (like the telephone network) and the Internet
  3. Demonstrate how electronic mail works
  4. Identify different types of information sources on the Internet
  5. Use web browsing application to explore the internet
  6. Use search engines to get information

Textbooks and Supplementary Materials

Textbooks

CCILearning  , KUDOS, IC3 Computing Fundamentals , 2012 ,ISBN: 978-1-55332-370-9.

CCILearning  , KUDOS, IC3 Key Application  , 2012 ,ISBN: 978-1-55332-371-6.

CCILearning  , KUDOS, IC3 LivingOline , 2012 ,ISBN: 978-1-55332-372-3.

Supplementary Materials

Handouts prepared by the course coordinator.

Recommended Websites and Links:

CCI Learning Solutions Inc. : (http://ccilearning.com/).

Course Policies

Attendance Policy

Regular class attendance is expected from all students. Attendance falling below 80% (more than 10 one-hour classes or 7 one-hour-and-a half classes) will result in such students becoming ineligible to sit for the final examination. Absence from lectures should be informed to the Registrar. Emergency cases of absence due to hospitalization or due to death of an immediate family member should be supported with approved documented evidence, so that such cases can be considered favourably. In such cases, absentees will be awarded “Drop” rather than “Fail”.

Expectations and Appropriate Behavior of College Students

  • Students are expected to come to the class on time and to participate in the classroom activities and discussions.
  • Students are expected to turn off cell phones, tablets, and other such electronic devices during class. All electronic devices must be kept in bags/pockets while students are seated in the classroom.  Exceptions are permitted only after the teacher’s prior consent.
  • Students are expected to stay in class until the class is dismissed. If a student requires an early dismissal (for a personal reason), this should be arranged with the teacher before the class begins.
  • Students are expected to be attentive and to avoid talking with their peers while the teacher or other students are speaking.

Redemptive Exams and Appeals of Results policy:

Only students who do not attend the exams or have a medical emergency can apply and sit for a redemptive exam. Students should apply for a redemptive mid-term exam, in writing, with a reasonable excuse. Excuses must be approved by the head of department and the course teacher before a student is allowed to sit for a deferred mid-term exam. Students must abide by the date of deferred exam set by the course teacher. Otherwise, he/she is given (zero) in the exam. If the deferred examination application is rejected, the student fails the exam and is given (zero) by the teacher.

Applications for an incomplete final exam should be submitted to the Department of Admission and Registration within two weeks from the end of final examinations. All approved incomplete exams shall take place within four weeks from the beginning of the following semester. All students must abide by the incomplete exams’ dates announced by the academic department. If a student does not abide by the announced date, he/she is given (zero) in the exam.

Students can appeal their results after the announcement of final exams results. All grade review applications must be submitted to the Department of Admission and Registration within two weeks from the final announcement of results. The Department of Admission and Registration is responsible for the formal announcement of grade review results to students after being reviewed by the concerned academic department.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Al-Buraimi University College is committed to creating a “plagiarism-aware” culture, permitting the college to ensure an effective means to identify and control student plagiarism and document the sanctions to be enforced in the event of any proven act of plagiarism.  Any academic work presented by students is assessed on the assumption that the work submitted by him/her is his or her own, unless designated otherwise.  Plagiarism is considered as an act of academic dishonesty. Students who submit written work which is not their own or which is not properly documented shall undergo appropriate disciplinary measures. Disciplinary measures will be decided by the BUC Disciplinary Committee for Students and may take the form of an academic sanction based on the nature of plagiarism and amount of academic dishonesty act. Any cases of recurring plagiarism will bring about more severe penalties.

Exit Exam

Exit Exam

The Exit Exam is taken at the end of level 2 to test the English language proficiency of the students completing Foundation Programme. The exit exam has been benchmarked with IELTS.

The Exit Exam consists of four sections. Details are given below:

  • Section 1: Reading – 2 passages – 20 marks
  • Section 2: Listening – 2 tasks – 20 marks
  • Section 3: Writing – 2 tasks – 20 marks
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Section 4: Speaking – IELTS format – 20 marks

The marks are converted to band scores. Students need to have an overall band score of 5 with not less than a band score of 4 in each of the skills in order to enter academic programme. A sample Exit Exam will be uploaded on the college website.

Re-sitting Exit Exam

Students who fail to get the required scores in the Exit Exam are provided a second chance to take the Re-sit Exit Exam in the first week of the following semester.

Useful links

Recommended Websites and Links:

Unit of General Requirements

About Department

About Department

نبذة تعريفية عن الوحدة

في عام 2008م تم إنشاء وحدة المتطلبات العامة كوحدة قائمة بذاتها ، وتعمل هذه الوحدة على إكساب الطلبة ما يحتاجون إليه من مهارات لغوية ومعارف ثقافية وأخرى اجتماعية ، وذلك مما يساعدهم على التواصل مع المجتمع ومع مصادر المعلومات المختلفة المحلية والعالمية ، إضافة إلى صقل مواهبهم وشخصياتهم بأنواع من المعارف الإنسانية مما يساهم في بناء الشخصية المتوازنة

Vision Mission & Goals

Vision Mission & Goals

رؤية الوحدة

تزويد المجتمع بجيل قادر على التّفاعل الإيجابيّ مع متطلبات الحياة المعاصرة في المجتمعات المحلّيّة والعالميّة.

أهداف الوحدة

صقل مهارات اللّغة العربيّة الأربع – القراءة / التّحدث/ الاستماع/ الكتابة

تعريف الطّالب على خصائص مهارات اللّغة العربيّة الأربع تحليل النّصّوص المقروءة بمهارات التّفكير النّاقد – الاستنتاج/ التّمييز/ التّقويم

تعريف الطّالب بمراحل الحضارة الإسلاميّة ومقاومتها وخصائصها

تعريف الطّالب بخصائص المجتمع العمانيّ.

يقارن الطّالب بين البيئة العمانيّة وغيرها من البيئات الخليج.

العمل بروح الفريق في خدمة المجتمع – المحليّ/ العالميّ

رسالة الوحدة

تزويد الطّالب بقاعدة علميّة رصينة من المهارات اللّغويّة والحياتيّة الّتي لها دور في صقل شخصيته وتشكيلها بحيث يكون قادر على التّواصل مع المجتمعات المحليّة والعالميّة في ظلّ الثّراء المعلوماتيّ والتّقدّم التّكنولوجيّ، في تحقيق متطلّبات الحياة اليّوميّة سواءٌ أكان على مستوى الحياه العلميّة أو العمليّة.

Unit of General Requirements Courses

Unit of General Requirements Courses

المواد الّتي تدرس بالوحدة

اللّغة العربيّة : BCGE001 Arabic Language (3 Hrs.Prereq )

1.      دراسة مدخل لمفهوم وسائل الإتصال وأنواعه دراسة نصوص: القرآن الحديث النثر الشعر مبادئ البلاغة : البيان البديع المعاني وأنواعها.

2.      الأسلوب الإنشائي : الأمر النهي التمني النداء الاستفهام مبادئ في النحو والصرف والإملاء المعربات والمبنيات المعرفة والنكرة المشتقات قواعد الهمزة وعلامات الترقيم استخدام المعاجم اللغوية.

·         المتطلبات الأولية المساق:   لا توجد

·         عدد الساعات المعتمدة: 3 ساعات

الحضارة الإسلاميّة : BCGE002 Islamic Culture (3 Hrs.Prereq )

 يتضمن دراسة أهمية الثقافة الإسلامية ، وأهمية الدين في حياة الإنسان ، وأثر العقيدة الصحيحة في حياة الإنسان وسلوكه ، والعقيدة الإسلامية وأركان الإسلام ونظامه التشريعي ، والمرأة ومكانتها في الإسلام ، والغزو الفكري وأهدافه ووسائله وأخطاره ، حفظ سورة من القرآن الكريم مع تفسيرها .

1.      المتطلبات الأولية المساق : لا توجد

2.      عدد الساعات المعتمدة : 3 ساعات

المجتمع العماني : BCGE 003 Omani Society (3 Hrs.Prereq )

1.      النتائج المرجوة من تدريس المقرر :

2.      ما الذي يجب أن يكون الطالب قد تعلمه أو أصبح قادرا على القيام به بعد دراسة هذا المقرر؟

3.      يتعرف على البيئة العمانية ومكوناتها.

4.      يتعرف على البعد الديموغرافي والخصائص السكانية للمجتمع العماني

5.      يتعرف على التنظيم الإداري والسياسي

6.      يتعرف على أبرز سمات البعد الاقتصادي قبل وبعد النهضة

7.      يتعرف على خصائص المجتمع العماني من حيث: الأسرة – التعليم – الصحة – الثقافة.

8.      يتعرف على ملامح المجتمع المدني في دول الخليج العربية

9.      يتعرف على نماذج مجالات الرعاية الاجتماعية في المجتمع العماني

1.      المتطلبات الأولية المساق : لا توجد

2.      عدد الساعات المعتمدة : 3 ساعات

Faculty and Staff

الأستاذة : بدرية الْهَنَائِية

مدير وحدة المتطلّبات العامَّة

المكتب : 521

البريد الإلكتروني :Badriya@buc.edu.om

 

الدّكتورة : منار رياض.

محاضرة : مادة الحضارة الإسلاميّة.

المكتـب : 523

البريد الإلكتروني :Manar@buc.edu.om

 

الأستاذ: مأمون المراد.

محاضر في مادة الحضارة الإسلاميّة.

المكتـب : 522

البريد الإلكتروني : Mamoon@buc.edu.om

 

الأستاذة: نوال البلوشيّة.

محاضرة في مادة اللّغة العربيّة.

المكتـب : 520

البريد الإلكتروني :  Nawal@buc.edu.om

 

الأستاذة: سماح المعمريّة.

محاضرة في مادة اللّغة العربيّة.

المكتـب : 526

البريد الإلكتروني :  Samah@buc.edu.om

 

الأستاذ : عتيق الفلاسيّ.

دوام جزئي

البريد الإلكتروني :  Ateeq@buc.edu.om

 

الدكتور : سلطان اليحيائي.

دوام جزئي

البريد الإلكتروني :  A99229360@hotmail .com

 

الدكتور : محمد القطيطي.

دوام جزئي

البريد الإلكتروني :  Moh.dqutiti76@moe.om

 

الأستاذ: محمد البلوشي.

دوام جزئي.

البريد الإلكتروني :  Mohammed.albalushi41@moe.om

English Language & Literature Department

Message from Head of Department

Message from the HOD

A word of welcome

Dear students, it is a pleasure for me to extend a word of welcome to you on behalf of everyone at the department. All of us are committed to good quality education. BUC Department of English offers a broad range of courses in English literature, linguistics and translation. Our course programmes are carefully designed to guide students through their studies. We are grateful to everyone who believes in BUC. Dear students, we are proud you belong to the department. We are confident that you will make use of your potential to achieve success.

Head of English Department

Omar Al Sawafi

omar@buc.edu.om

 

Mission, Vision, Goals, and Graduate Attributes

Mission of the Department of English

The department of English prepares students to become critical thinkers, competent communicators and professional interpreters. The department is also dedicated to develop curriculum and effectively maintain research activities and community projects.

Mission of the Department of English

The department of English strives to achieve high standards of academic excellence and contribute to the production of knowledge in English language, literature and translation studies nationally and internationally.

 

 

Department Goals

  1. Enable students to develop knowledge in English language and literature; and acquire language and translation skills needed in the job market.
  2. Develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Promote students’ creativity and learning skills though classroom work and extracurricular activities.
  4. Enable students to communicate information confidently and efficiently in spoken and written discourse.
  5. Promote diversity and teamwork that would help students work in a multi-cultural environment.
  6.  Help faculty enhance their research performance and contribute to national and international knowledge production.
  7. Provide technology-based learning environments that would ensure and secure academic integrity and research ethics.

 

 

BUC Graduate Attributes

  1. Oral and written communication: Ability to communicate arguments and ideas clearly in oral, visual and written forms and to various audiences.
  2. Critical thinking: Ability to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information from various sources to formulate their own understanding.
  3. Problem solving: Ability to apply logical and methodical approach to define and investigate problems and formulate creative solutions.
  4. Ethical decision making: Autonomous individuals able of personal and project management skills including organization, working to deadline, time and resources management and an awareness of relevant ethical and legal frameworks.
  5. Technology skills: Advanced IT competences and proficiency in the use of internet sources.
  6. Team-work spirit: Ability to work as part of a diverse team with multiple perspectives showing interpersonal skills and an appreciation for sharing, cooperating and working towards common goals.
  7. Value citizenship, locally and globally: Loyalty and a strong commitment to the social, economic and cultural development of the nation and an understanding of diversity issues and international contemporary issues. 
  8. Value diversity: Respect for the diversity of different perspectives and inter-cultural awareness that fosters multi-cultural competence and open-mindedness.
Programs and Majors

Programs :

English language and literature Program Objectives :

Objective (1) Acquire knowledge of literary periods, concepts and critical theories

Objective (2) Criticize literary texts of different genres using critical theories and prespectives

Objective (3) Demonstrate good control of the four basic language skills for acquiring and exchanging information.

Objective (4) Acquire knowledge of concepts, current issues, and research methods in Linguistics.

Objective (5) Translate different types of texts from English into Arabic and vice versa.

Objective (6) Apply knowledge of psychological principles and educational theories to professional and practical teaching.

Objective (7) Use knowledge of the various linguistic systems to perform efficiently oral and written communicative acts within social contexts.

Translation program Objectives :

Objective (1) Demonstrate good control of the four basic language skills for acquiring and exchanging information.

Objective (2) Acquire knowledge of concepts , current issues and research methods in Linguistics and Translation.

Objective (3) Translate different types of texts from English into Arabic and vice versa.

Objective (4) Apply knowledge and principles of translation in order to be professional translators and interpreters.

Objective (5) Use knowledge of the various linguistic systems to perform efficiently oral and written communicative acts within social contexts.

Objective (6)Perform translation and interpretation using the latest technology.

 

 

English language and literature Program

This program offers student’s great understanding of English language skills, linguistics, literature, and translation. The program equips graduates with high proficiency levels in oral, written, and communicative language skills. It helps students appreciate and make sense of Western Civilization’s history, thinking, cultural trends, and literatures. Acting as a bridge, the study of English exposes students to other cultures written English. Studying English develops student’s aesthetic appreciation of the world around them. Our graduates are very strong competitors. They earn jobs in public and private sector firms including general education, higher education, publications, media, banking, government and non-government organizations.

Academic Degree Awarded upon graduation Credit Hours Program Length Program Fees Notes
Internet Service Fees Credit Hour Fees
Bachelor 126 4 Years
(8 Semesters)
RO. 6 RO. 55
  1. Length of Academic Programs depends on credit hours registered student’s number of each semester.
  2. Length of Foundation Program depends on the student’s result on the English Language Placement Test.
Advanced Diploma 93 3 Years
(6 Semesters)
RO. 6 RO. 55
Diploma 63 2 Years
(4 Semesters)
RO.6 RO. 55

 

 

 

Our Goals:

  1. Raising the student’s level of competency in the four language skills: listening , speaking, reading and writing . This is achieved through the certain language courses required of each student during the first two years .
    2.Giving the students a firm ground in English literature and trying to develop their critical and aesthetic abilities.
    3. Familiarizing the students with the research methods to be able to conduct a kind of serious research in any area of their study .
    4. Developing the students’ understanding and appreciation of the literary and pragmatic uses of language.
    5. Familiarizing the students with major theories and trends of linguistics and their applications in different areas related to language.
    6. Creating in the students an awareness of the principles of translation and encouraging them to have a kind of practice in this field.

 

 

Learning Outcomes:

Students are expected to be able to …………….

  1. Demonstrate good knowledge of the speech features such as sounds , stress and intonation.
  2. Respond fluently to questions , statements, agreements and disagreements .
  3. Conduct a conversation confidently , clearly and properly using a number of language functions and vocabulary items appropriately .
  4. Show an understanding of a text by listening to speakers using connected language .
  5. Demonstrate ability to use effective listening strategies extensively and intensively
  6. Recognize the structure of a text by reading it silently and fast .
  7. Demonstrate the ability to use effective reading strategies extensively and intensively .
  8. Identify the main features of a writing text , punctuation , spelling and organization .
  9. Use correctly certain cohesive devices to produce a unified text .
  10. Use properly important writing skills such as summarizing and note-taking to produce a short report .
  11. Appreciate a literary text appropriately .
  12. Use correctly the research methods to write papers on language –based topics .
  13. Describe the different language systems using scientific language .

 

 

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma

Bachelor Degree (126 Credits)

1.College Requirements (18 Credits Hours) Compulsory

SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 BCGE001 Arabic Language 3 ————–
2 ENGL002 General English 3 ————–
3 BCGE004 Study Skills 3 ————–
4 BCGE002 Islamic Culture 3 ————–
5 BCGE003 Oman society 3 ————–
6 COMP100 Computer: Their Impacts & Uses 3
Total 18
  1. Department Requirements (30 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL003 Communicative English 3 ————–
2 ENGL255 Introduction to English Literature 3 ————–
3 ENGL101 Listening Comprehension 3 ————–
4 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 ————–
5 ENGL102 Intermediate Reading 3 ————–
6 ENGL098 Introduction to Essay Writing 3 ————–
7 COMS151 Oral Skills & Public Speaking 3 ————–
8 ENGL204 Advanced Reading 3 ENGL 102
9 ENGL155 Essay Writing & Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
10 ENGL103 Basic English Grammar 3 ————–
Total 30
  1. Major Requirements (69 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 EPC 315 Psych Foundations in Learn. & Teaching 3 ————–
2 ENGL301 Introduction to Linguistics 3 ————–
3 ENGL205 Introduction to Translation 3 ————–
4 SED525 Methods of Teaching ESL 3 ————–
5 ENGL302 Introduction to Modern Grammar 3 ENGL103
6 ENGL363 A Study of Poetry 3 ENGL255
7 ENGL364 Short story 3 ENGL255
8 ENGL402 Phonetics & Phonology 3 ENGL301
9 ENGL405 Language Change &Differences 3 ————–
10 ENGL441 Sociolinguistics 3 ENGL301
11 ENGL306 Contrastive Linguistics 3 ENGL301
12 ENGL307 Morphology & Lexical Studies 3 ENGL301
13 ENGL308 Communicative grammar 3 ENGL103
14 ENGL475 Survey of Modern American literature 3 ENGL255
15 ENGL452 17th Century English literature 3 ENGL255
16 ENGL409 English Drama 3 ENGL255
17 ENGL410 English Novel 3 ENGL255
18 ENGL208 Introduction to Creative writing 3 ENGL098
19 ENGL417 Language Development & Acquisition 3 ENGL301
20 ENGL404 Syntax 3 ENGL301
21 ENGL408 Semantics & Pragmatics 3 ENGL301
22 ENGL411 Translation of English & Arabic Texts 3 ENGL205
23 ENGL495

 

ENGL412

Seminar on Literature OR

 

Seminar in Linguistics

3 All Courses in Literature
Total 69
  1. Elective Courses (9 Credits Hours):
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL313 Applied Linguistics 3 ENGL301
2 ENGL456 British Literature (The Age of Enlightenment) 3 ENGL255
3 ENGL477 Major American Novelists I.19thcent 3 ENGL475
4 ENGL461 British Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL255
5 ENGL314 Media Translation 3 ENGL 205
6 ENGL478 American Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL475
7 ENGL505 Discourse Analysis 3 ENGL301
8 ENGL438 Critical Approaches to Literature 3 ENGL255

Advanced Diploma Degree (93 Credits)

  1. College Requirements (15 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 BCGE001 Arabic Language 3 ————–
2 ENGL002 General English 3 ————–
3 BCGE004 Study Skills 3 ————–
4 BCGE003 Oman society 3 ————–
5 COMP100 Computer: Their Impacts & Uses 3
Total 15
  1. Department Requirements (30 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL003 Communicative English 3 ————–
2 ENGL255 Introduction to English Literature 3 ————–
3 ENGL101 Listening Comprehension 3 ————–
4 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 ————–
5 ENGL102 Intermediate Reading 3 ————–
6 ENGL098 Introduction to Essay Writing 3 ————–
7 COMS151 Oral Skills & Public Speaking 3 ————–
8 ENGL204 Advanced Reading 3 ENGL 102
9 ENGL155 Essay Writing & Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
10 ENGL103 Basic English Grammar 3 ————–
Total 30
  1. Major Requirements (45 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 EPC 315 Psych Foundations in Learn. & Teaching 3 ————–
2 ENGL301 Introduction to Linguistics 3 ————–
3 ENGL205 Introduction to Translation 3 ————–
4 SED525 Methods of Teaching ESL 3 ————–
5 ENGL302 Introduction to Modern Grammar 3 ENGL103
6 ENGL363 A Study of Poetry 3 ENGL255
7 ENGL364 The Short story 3 ENGL255
8 ENGL402 Phonetics & Phonology 3 ENGL301
9 ENGL405 Language Change &Differences 3 ————–
10 ENGL441 Sociolinguistics 3 ENGL301
11 ENGL306 Contrastive Linguistics 3 ENGL301
12 ENGL307 Morphology & Lexical Studies 3 ENGL301
13 ENGL308 Communicative grammar 3 ENGL103
14 ENGL475 Survey of Modern American literature 3 ENGL255
15 ENGL452 17th Century English literature 3 ENGL255
Total 45
  1. Elective Courses (3 Credits Hours):
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL313 Applied Linguistics 3 ENGL301
2 ENGL456 British Literature (The Age of Enlightenment) 3 ENGL255
3 ENGL477 Major American Novelists I.19thcent 3 ENGL475
4 ENGL461 British Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL255
5 ENGL314 Media Translation 3 ENGL 205
6 ENGL478 American Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL475
7 ENGL505 Discourse Analysis 3 ENGL301
8 ENGL438 Critical Approaches to Literature 3 ENGL255

Diploma Degree (63 credits):

  1. College Requirements (12 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 BCGE001 Arabic Language 3 ————–
2 ENGL002 General English 3 ————–
3 BCGE004 Study Skills 3 ————–
4 COMP100 Computer: Their Impacts & Uses 3
Total 12
  1. Department Requirements (30 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL003 Communicative English 3 ————–
2 ENGL255 Introduction to English Literature 3 ————–
3 ENGL101 Listening Comprehension 3 ————–
4 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 ————–
5 ENGL102 Intermediate Reading 3 ————–
6 ENGL098 Introduction to Essay Writing 3 ————–
7 COMS151 Oral Skills & Public Speaking 3 ————–
8 ENGL204 Advanced Reading 3 ENGL 102
9 ENGL155 Essay Writing & Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
10 ENGL103 Basic English Grammar 3 ————–
Total 30
  1. Major Requirements (21 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL301 Introduction to Linguistics 3 ————–
2 ENGL205 Introduction to Translation 3 ————–
3 ENGL302 Introduction to Modern Grammar 3 ENGL103
4 ENGL363 A Study of Poetry 3 ENGL255
5 ENGL364 The Short story 3 ENGL255
6 ENGL402 Phonetics & Phonology 3 ENGL301
7 ENGL405 Language Change &Differences 3 ————–
Total 21

This program offers student’s great understanding of English language skills, linguistics, literature, and translation. The program equips graduates with high proficiency levels in oral, written, and communicative language skills. It helps students appreciate and make sense of Western Civilization’s history, thinking, cultural trends, and literatures. Acting as a bridge, the study of English exposes students to other cultures written English. Studying English develops student’s aesthetic appreciation of the world around them. Our graduates are very strong competitors. They earn jobs in public and private sector firms including general education, higher education, publications, media, banking, government and non-government organizations.

Academic Degree Awarded upon graduation Credit Hours Program Length Program Fees Notes
Internet Service Fees Credit Hour Fees
Bachelor 126 4 Years
(8 Semesters)
RO. 6 RO. 55
  1. Length of Academic Programs depends on student’s number of credit hours registered each semester.
  2. Length of Foundation Program depends on the student’s result on the English Language Placement Test.
Advanced Diploma 93 3 Years
(6 Semesters)
RO. 6 RO. 55
Diploma 63 2 Years
(4 Semesters)
RO.6 RO. 55

Our Goals:

  1. Raising the student’s level of competency in the four language skills: listening , speaking, reading and writing . This is achieved through the certain language courses required of each student during the first two years .
    2.Giving the students a firm ground in English literature and trying to develop their critical and aesthetic abilities.
    3. Familiarizing the students with the research methods to be able to conduct a kind of serious research in any area of their study .
    4. Developing the students’ understanding and appreciation of the literary and pragmatic uses of language.
    5. Familiarizing the students with major theories and trends of linguistics and their applications in different areas related to language.
    6. Creating in the students an awareness of the principles of translation and encouraging them to have a kind of practice in this field.

Learning Outcomes:

Students are expected to be able to …………….

  1. Demonstrate good knowledge of the speech features such as sounds , stress and intonation.
  2. Respond fluently to questions , statements, agreements and disagreements .
  3. Conduct a conversation confidently , clearly and properly using a number of language functions and vocabulary items appropriately .
  4. Show an understanding of a text by listening to speakers using connected language .
  5. Demonstrate ability to use effective listening strategies extensively and intensively
  6. Recognize the structure of a text by reading it silently and fast .
  7. Demonstrate the ability to use effective reading strategies extensively and intensively .
  8. Identify the main features of a writing text , punctuation , spelling and organization .
  9. Use correctly certain cohesive devices to produce a unified text .
  10. Use properly important writing skills such as summarizing and note-taking to produce a short report .
  11. Appreciate a literary text appropriately .
  12. Use correctly the research methods to write papers on language –based topics .
  13. Describe the different language systems using scientific language .

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma

Bachelor Degree (126 Credits)

1.College Requirements (18 Credits Hours) Compulsory

SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 BCGE001 Arabic Language 3 ————–
2 ENGL002 General English 3 ————–
3 BCGE004 Study Skills 3 ————–
4 BCGE002 Islamic Culture 3 ————–
5 BCGE003 Oman society 3 ————–
6 COMP100 Computer: Their Impacts & Uses 3
Total 18
  1. Department Requirements (30 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL003 Communicative English 3 ————–
2 ENGL255 Introduction to English Literature 3 ————–
3 ENGL101 Listening Comprehension 3 ————–
4 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 ————–
5 ENGL102 Intermediate Reading 3 ————–
6 ENGL098 Introduction to Essay Writing 3 ————–
7 COMS151 Oral Skills & Public Speaking 3 ————–
8 ENGL204 Advanced Reading 3 ENGL 102
9 ENGL155 Essay Writing & Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
10 ENGL103 Basic English Grammar 3 ————–
Total 30
  1. Major Requirements (69 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 EPC 315 Psych Foundations in Learn. & Teaching 3 ————–
2 ENGL301 Introduction to Linguistics 3 ————–
3 ENGL205 Introduction to Translation 3 ————–
4 SED525 Methods of Teaching ESL 3 ————–
5 ENGL302 Introduction to Modern Grammar 3 ENGL103
6 ENGL363 A Study of Poetry 3 ENGL255
7 ENGL364 Short story 3 ENGL255
8 ENGL402 Phonetics & Phonology 3 ENGL301
9 ENGL405 Language Change &Differences 3 ————–
10 ENGL441 Sociolinguistics 3 ENGL301
11 ENGL306 Contrastive Linguistics 3 ENGL301
12 ENGL307 Morphology & Lexical Studies 3 ENGL301
13 ENGL308 Communicative grammar 3 ENGL103
14 ENGL475 Survey of Modern American literature 3 ENGL255
15 ENGL452 17th Century English literature 3 ENGL255
16 ENGL409 English Drama 3 ENGL255
17 ENGL410 English Novel 3 ENGL255
18 ENGL208 Introduction to Creative writing 3 ENGL098
19 ENGL417 Language Development & Acquisition 3 ENGL301
20 ENGL404 Syntax 3 ENGL301
21 ENGL408 Semantics & Pragmatics 3 ENGL301
22 ENGL411 Translation of English & Arabic Texts 3 ENGL205
23 ENGL495

 

ENGL412

Seminar on Literature OR

 

Seminar in Linguistics

3 All Courses in Literature
Total 69
  1. Elective Courses (9 Credits Hours):
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL313 Applied Linguistics 3 ENGL301
2 ENGL456 British Literature (The Age of Enlightenment) 3 ENGL255
3 ENGL477 Major American Novelists I.19thcent 3 ENGL475
4 ENGL461 British Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL255
5 ENGL314 Media Translation 3 ENGL 205
6 ENGL478 American Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL475
7 ENGL505 Discourse Analysis 3 ENGL301
8 ENGL438 Critical Approaches to Literature 3 ENGL255

Advanced Diploma Degree (93 Credits)

  1. College Requirements (15 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 BCGE001 Arabic Language 3 ————–
2 ENGL002 General English 3 ————–
3 BCGE004 Study Skills 3 ————–
4 BCGE003 Oman society 3 ————–
5 COMP100 Computer: Their Impacts & Uses 3
Total 15
  1. Department Requirements (30 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL003 Communicative English 3 ————–
2 ENGL255 Introduction to English Literature 3 ————–
3 ENGL101 Listening Comprehension 3 ————–
4 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 ————–
5 ENGL102 Intermediate Reading 3 ————–
6 ENGL098 Introduction to Essay Writing 3 ————–
7 COMS151 Oral Skills & Public Speaking 3 ————–
8 ENGL204 Advanced Reading 3 ENGL 102
9 ENGL155 Essay Writing & Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
10 ENGL103 Basic English Grammar 3 ————–
Total 30
  1. Major Requirements (45 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 EPC 315 Psych Foundations in Learn. & Teaching 3 ————–
2 ENGL301 Introduction to Linguistics 3 ————–
3 ENGL205 Introduction to Translation 3 ————–
4 SED525 Methods of Teaching ESL 3 ————–
5 ENGL302 Introduction to Modern Grammar 3 ENGL103
6 ENGL363 A Study of Poetry 3 ENGL255
7 ENGL364 The Short story 3 ENGL255
8 ENGL402 Phonetics & Phonology 3 ENGL301
9 ENGL405 Language Change &Differences 3 ————–
10 ENGL441 Sociolinguistics 3 ENGL301
11 ENGL306 Contrastive Linguistics 3 ENGL301
12 ENGL307 Morphology & Lexical Studies 3 ENGL301
13 ENGL308 Communicative grammar 3 ENGL103
14 ENGL475 Survey of Modern American literature 3 ENGL255
15 ENGL452 17th Century English literature 3 ENGL255
Total 45
  1. Elective Courses (3 Credits Hours):
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL313 Applied Linguistics 3 ENGL301
2 ENGL456 British Literature (The Age of Enlightenment) 3 ENGL255
3 ENGL477 Major American Novelists I.19thcent 3 ENGL475
4 ENGL461 British Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL255
5 ENGL314 Media Translation 3 ENGL 205
6 ENGL478 American Literature in 20th century 3 ENGL475
7 ENGL505 Discourse Analysis 3 ENGL301
8 ENGL438 Critical Approaches to Literature 3 ENGL255

Diploma Degree (63 credits):

  1. College Requirements (12 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 BCGE001 Arabic Language 3 ————–
2 ENGL002 General English 3 ————–
3 BCGE004 Study Skills 3 ————–
4 COMP100 Computer: Their Impacts & Uses 3
Total 12
  1. Department Requirements (30 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL003 Communicative English 3 ————–
2 ENGL255 Introduction to English Literature 3 ————–
3 ENGL101 Listening Comprehension 3 ————–
4 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 ————–
5 ENGL102 Intermediate Reading 3 ————–
6 ENGL098 Introduction to Essay Writing 3 ————–
7 COMS151 Oral Skills & Public Speaking 3 ————–
8 ENGL204 Advanced Reading 3 ENGL 102
9 ENGL155 Essay Writing & Freshman Composition 3 ENGL 098
10 ENGL103 Basic English Grammar 3 ————–
Total 30
  1. Major Requirements (21 Credits Hours) Compulsory:
SN Subject No. Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 ENGL301 Introduction to Linguistics 3 ————–
2 ENGL205 Introduction to Translation 3 ————–
3 ENGL302 Introduction to Modern Grammar 3 ENGL103
4 ENGL363 A Study of Poetry 3 ENGL255
5 ENGL364 The Short story 3 ENGL255
6 ENGL402 Phonetics & Phonology 3 ENGL301
7 ENGL405 Language Change &Differences 3 ————–
Total 21

 

 

 

English Language and literature Course Description

Course Descriptions

ENGL 005- General English

The course is intended for students at a beginner level to upper-intermediate level. It follows an integrated multi-skills approach in developing the students’ performance in English. It lays special emphasis on the productive skills and uses authentic material relevant situations and language functions which are presented throughout the course.

ENGL102–Intermediate Reading

The course deals with reading comprehension in terms of developing students’ abilities to extract information from a text. They are supposed to develop certain reading techniques such as speed reading, prediction and making use of their grammatical knowledge in working out meaning. Developing vocabulary is a goal for this course.

ENGL 155 – Essay Writing and Freshman Composition.

The course aims to consolidate and deepen students’ experience in writing. The writing activities vary in type, subject and length with the progression of the course. The course lays heavy emphasis on effective  expository and argumentative writing. It approaches writing as a process, emphasizes redrafting and enhances students’ awareness of purpose and audience .

ENGL205- Introduction to Translation

The course deals with the principles of translation. Contrastive analysis, stylistics and lexical problems are discussed within the context of translating from English to Arabic and vice versa. Types of translation are discussed .Basic techniques in translation are used to produce supervised translations of various types of texts.

ENGL 152- Oral Skills (1)   

The course aims at developing the student’s ability to interact orally in English with emphasis on accuracy and fluency. Authentic materials in terms of language forms, functions, situations, and topics are used. Students are guided to practice various modes of interaction and build up their own strategies to achieve effective communication.

 ENGL375- Advanced Academic Writing

The course develops academic writing at an advanced level and guides students through the whole process of academic writing to enhance their ability to communicate ideas fluently and effectively. It focuses on reading and note taking, genre and discipline- specific writing, paraphrasing and summarizing. Furthermore, students practice interpreting data from sources such as graphs, diagrams, charts and tables. Students go through the process of working with feedback, revising, editing and presenting the written product. 

ENGL308- Communicative Grammar 

This course is designed to help students to internalize grammar form, meaning and function through integrated approach. It uses communicative methods to promote linguistics skills in students. It also ensures that students are engaged in meaningful communication about real actions and real things in natural contexts.

ENGL404 Syntax

The course is an introduction to syntax (sentence structure) of modern English. It teaches the basic sentence structures, and syntactic categories. The course analyzes phrases and phrases and clauses. We will introduce the notion of constituent movement and we will also discuss the function of words and phrases in the sentence as well as the different verb complementation types.

ENGL 417-Language Development and Acquisition

This course explores how children acquire their native language. It surveys the stages of the first language acquisition; speech production, speech comprehension and the relationship between language and thought. It also compares children and adults with respect to second language learning. The course defines bilingualism and discussions in detail the varieties of bilingualism and whether bilingualism is beneficial or detrimental to second language leaning. The course addresses the three most influential error analysis theories; contrastive analysis, error analysis and interlanguage and evaluates their impact on second language acquisition.

ENGL441Sociolinguistics

The course introduces students to the sociolinguistic approach to language. It focuses on issues about how language structure and language use are interrelated. It also examines variables responsible for language variation within a speech community. Therefore, topics such as sociolinguistic goals, techniques and levels of analysis, implications of the recognition of language as a social phenomena and its importance in social interaction are discussed. Also, functions of different speech varieties in human communities, namely correctness, register, ethnicity, bilingualism, diglossia are explored in the course.

ENGL 402-Phonetics and Phonology

The course deals with the sounds of English and examines the nature of the rules governing the sound system of English. It introduces the study of physiology of speech production and phonetic transcription through practical exercises. It also helps students to use technical terms in describing speech and talking about phonological literature.

ENGL 204-Advanced Reading

The main aim of the course is to further develop the students’ reading speed, critical reading and comprehension proficiency. It focuses on textual analysis of longer written passages, and teaches students to approach the text as critical readers. The course stipulates, on the part of the students, a reasonable understanding of the basic reading skills introduced in the Intermediate Reading course (0101102) because it builds on these skills.

ENGL301- Introduction to Linguistics

This course introduces the students to language as an important field of study and gives a comprehensive knowledge of how it works. It also provides clear and straightforward descriptions of the different systems of language, namely phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics…etc. Moreover, all language array of technical features are deeply investigated to provide a sound basis for the students to get a full understanding needed for explaining other branches of the field of linguistics including the practical application of linguistics and current theories of the nature of language

ENGL 525ESL- Methods of Teaching ESL

The course overviews theories, methodological approaches and techniques of teaching English as a second or foreign language. It analyses the aspects of classroom practice, including teacher and learner roles .It offers opportunities to students to survey and create ESL/EFL materials and evaluate available texts.

ENGL 0098- Introduction to Essay Writing

The course aims at developing students’ writing skill which is still inadequate and they need improvement at paragraph writing level .The course focuses on helping students to show their integrative utilization of their linguistic knowledge as well as their proficiency in the other language skills .It also helps to develop knowledge and skill of certain organizational and mechanical patterns such as capitalization and punctuation.

ENGL302- Introduction to Modern Grammar

This course is designed to help students to internalize grammar form, meaning and function through integrated approach. It uses communicative methods to promote linguistics skills in students. It also ensures that students are engaged in meaningful communication about real actions and real things in natural contexts.

ENGL307- Morphology and lexical Studies

The course introduces major types of morphological phenomena, their analysis, and current theoretical approaches to handling them. It focuses on inflection, and derivation, the mechanisms for English word-formation and their implications for the lexicon. Meaning changes across time and across dialects is also studied.

ENGL495-Seminar in Linguistics

The course helps students explore various topics assigned by the teacher and write summaries and commentaries on scholarly articles related to the assigned topics. Students are required also to write a BA paper and deliver oral presentation on the research topic and findings.

ENGL153-Oral Skills2

The course aims at helping students to become effective listeners, focusing on listening for the main ideas, variations in intonations, pausing and note-taking skills. The course highlights confidence building, gap repair and important speech. The course also enables students to express themselves effectively and communicatively and to understand authentic dialogues and texts produced by native speakers.

BCGE004 – Study Skills

The course helps students to improve their academic skills and practice in using English as a language of instruction. Students can improve their self study habits and practice effective time management, study and organization skills. The purpose is to help students utilize these skills in order to enhance success in other courses and workplace. Therefore, the course deals with topics such as using an English dictionary, improving reading efficiency, writing skills, writing a research paper ,giving a presentation , using a library, and preparing for examinations.

ENGL 255-Introduction to Literature

This course introduces the students to the concept of literary genre as well as the principal genres of literature in English. The genres that are covered include lyric, drama and fiction. Students are also introduced to other terms and concepts that are basic to the study of literature, such as metaphor, narrative and irony.

ENGL265-Victorian Novel

This course introduces students to the Victorian Novel and its cultural, social, historical and literary context. The course studies Charles Dickens’ Hard Times as a typical representative of Victorian novel.  A thematic analysis of the novel is done during the course; themes, symbols, plot, characters, setting.

ENGL007-English for Business

This is an ESP course designed for students majoring in Business and Management to increase their proficiency in English within the context of business affairs and management. It focuses on reading in the content area, managing technical data and utilizing varied forms of communication for the purpose of transmitting information. It covers the most important areas of management, production, marketing, finance and macro economics.

ENGL408-Semantics and Pragmatics

The course introduces the basic concepts of semantics and pragmatics. It provides students the opportunity to analyze meanings using the semantic knowledge, which is constrained by the linguistic boundaries and using the pragmatic knowledge, which includes the context in the interpretation of meaning. It also examines the linguistic reference and truth conditions of linguistic expressions and signs. It also explores the role of shared inferential strategies, presuppositions, and speech acts in human communication. The students realize how situational contexts determine language use.

ENGL006- Research Methodology

The course introduces the students to the tools and techniques of collecting and interpreting information. Students learn how to narrow down a topic, assemble bibliography and create a working plan for a research paper. They also learn how to organize material, integrate information from primary and secondary sources into a coherent academic paper.

ENGL 438Critical Approaches to Literature

The course builds on the knowledge given in the course ENGL 255. The course provides students with definitions of the main concepts of literary criticism and the historical development of the critical theory. The course also teaches students to deal with different literary approaches to analyze and evaluate the literary texts.

ENGL 472 Modern Novel

The course builds on the knowledge given in the course ENGL 255. The course provides students with a background and modern novel and a detailed analysis of the main literary elements in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, context, setting, plot, themes, and characters.

ENGL363 -Study of Poetry

This course deals with poems written in English ranging from the Renaissance to the present modern and post-modern era. The course offers the students an opportunity to explore multiple literary devices and to enhance their analytical ability through linking form to content. In addition, the course exposes the students to various literary movements as well as the socio-cultural thread governing each literary era.

ENGL370- Elizabethan Drama

This course introduces students to the main elements of drama and dramatic terminology, a short history of English drama and a critical study of William Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice. The course aims at offering a literary and technical study of the play with focus on its theatrical, cultural and historical context.

ENGL473- Modern Drama

This course introduces students to modern plays written by European and American playwrights in the last and present century. Students identify basic elements which distinguish modern drama from earlier periods. Performance, sociopolitical and aesthetic aspects are considered in the course. Students closely read and analyze plays of playwrights like Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, and others.

ENGL103-Basic English Grammar

The course focuses on the fundamental rules of English grammar as they relate to sentence structure. It deals with topics such as noun phrase, verb phrase, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions .The course also covers tense and aspect combinations, count / non- count distinction, articles and parallel constructions.

ENGL306-Contrastive Linguistics

This course focuses on theory and practice in the analysis of English and Arabic contrasts, errors made by learners, and implications for foreign language teaching. The course will analyze both English and Arabic at the sound, word, sentence and discourse levels. Of course, it will study the similarities and differences between the two languages. However, this is, in fact, not our aim. The aim is to understand the types of mistakes that Arab learners make and the sources of these mistakes. It will also consider some remedial work.

ENGL001 English for IT

This ESP course enables students to deal with reading material of a scientific nature. It emphasizes the skills of describing processes in the context of Computer Science. The focus is on helping students to read in the content area, manage technical data and utilize varied forms of communication for the purpose of transmitting information and describing computer system.

ENGL154- Advanced Communication Skills

The course builds on the skills and strategies introduced in courses ENGL 152 and ENGL 153. Specifically, the course provides students with realistic opportunities for extended communication and more advanced presentation and public speaking skills in a variety of academic and social contexts.

ENGL 315-Psychological Foundations of Teaching &  Learning

This course provides an overview of psychological principles as they relate to human development, learning, motivation, instruction, and assessment. This course provides an overview of psychological principles as they relate to education, learning, behavioral modification, individual differences, mental abilities, special education, motivation, instruction, and assessment. This course includes detailed presentations of educational psychology and its relation and connection with other psychology and educational fields. Also it includes basics learning theories. And the environment and family and the psychological circumstances affects in the processes of teaching and learning.

ENGL411 Translation of English Arabic texts

This course is designed to equip students with the basic skills of translation from English into Arabic. The students are supposed to use their knowledge of translation strategies they have acquired in the course introduction to translation. The course gives more concentration to Arabic. It covers various registers including legal, scientific, social, financial and others.

ENGL 495- Seminar in Literature

This course addresses research skills and resources in the field of English literature, with reference to specific citation style handbooks. The course helps students explore various topics assigned by the teacher and write summaries and commentaries on scholarly articles related to the assigned topics. Students are required also to write a BA paper and deliver oral presentation on the research topic and findings.

ENGL 475- Survey of American Literature

The course studies the development and the changes that have occurred in American literature from the colonial period to the present. It concentrates on the philosophical, social, and political issues that shaped the styles and ideas of various American writers as Franklin, Poe, Emerson, Dickenson, Twain, O’Neil, Hemingway Faulkner, Ezra Pound ect…. It focuses on poetry, drama, essay and the study of American short stories.

ELECTIVE COURSES

ENGL313- Applied Linguistics

The course investigates the relationship between the field of applied linguistics and the language communication process in and outside the classroom. It views linguistics in terms of real world applications and from the perspective of teaching practitioners in different professional settings. It enhances students’ knowledge and awareness of the analysis and explanation of their developmental errors, learning strategies and communication strategies.

ENGL505 : Discourse Analysis

The course looks at the interpretation of meaning beyond the level of the sentence. It examines the roles of notions such as background knowledge, cohesion and coherence to achieve a better understanding of how language works as a communication medium in texts and conversational interaction

ENGL405- Language Change and Differences

A study of how and why language changes, with particular emphasis on the history of English,social and geographical dialects, current English usage and lexicography. A brief review of phonology and grammar is included for those students who need it.

ENGL 360-Readings in Contemporary English Literature

This course deals with literature written in English since 1945 to enable students understand how culture and meaning are produced. The course focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century world literatures in English like Arab Literature in English, Indian literature in English, Latino/a literature in English, Asian American literature, American Jewish literature, feminist studies, experimental poetry, contemporary fiction, science fiction, cultural studies and various ethnic literatures.

ENGL365- Literature in the Media

This course deals with the representation of literature in the Media. It gives students the opportunity to study, analyze and compare literary works to their various forms of media adaptation such as films, comics, plays or songs. In addition, the course introduces students to media approaches and theories for the purpose of developing their skills to understand the difference between the visual and the written form of literary texts. The course bridges the gap between a traditional approach to literature and a hyper post-modern one.

ENGL385- Comparative Literature

The course explores the literature of two or more different linguistic and cultural groups like Arab, Asian, African, American, British, etc.  The course allows students to read and apply literary theory to selections of literary works belonging to a variety of cultural, linguistic and national perspectives and to understand what it means to compare literary texts.

ENGL314- Media Translation

This course helps students to apply the principles of translation learned before to a variety of newspaper, radio, television and public relations texts. The course also highlights the formats of new stories, feature articles, editorials, spoken and written language.

ENGL208- Introduction to Creative Writing

The course is designed to instill the love of writing and the appreciation of reading literary works in students to help them get over the writer’s block. It also guides them to write imaginatively and creatively in different literary genres away from the constraints of academic writing format. Hence reading for pleasure and experimenting with and content are two strong elements in the course.

TRANS-309 Stylistics

The course introduces students to stylistics as the linguistic study of literature. The course emphasizes the practical ways and techniques to see how linguistics can contribute to the interpretation and appreciation of literature and can go beyond what traditional literary criticism has been able to achieve.

Department Faculty & Staff
  • Dr. Omar Al Sawafi

Assistant Professor and HOD
ext. 544
omar@buc.edu.om

  • Dr. Yasser Fouad

Assistant Professor
eXT. 25657600
yasser@buc.edu.om

  • Mr. Mohamed Yahya

Lecturer
ext. 577
mabdullah@buc.edu.om

  • Dr. Firas Al-Jumaili

Assistant Professor
ext. 540
firas@buc.edu.om

  • Mr. Babikir Al-Tiganu

Lecturer
ext. 533
basiddig@gmail.com

  • Mr. Salah Hassan

Lecturer
ext. 536
salah@buc.edu.om

  • Dr. Emira Derbel

Lecturer
ext. 531
emira@buc.edu.om

  • Dr. Amal Alrishan

Lecturer
ext. 537
amal@buc.edu.om

  • Dr. Maryam Al Nuaimi

Assistant Professor of ELT
ext.
maryam@buc.edu.om

  • Mr. Sofiene Tergui

Lecturer
ext. 534
sofian@buc.edu.om

  • Mr. Sami Al Nuiami

Lecturer
ext. 544
sami@buc.edu.om

  • Ms. Kholoud AlJabri

Department coordinator
ext. 548
kaljabri@buc.edu.om

 

Business Administration & Accounting Department

Message from Head of Department

It is my privilege to welcome all of you for the Department of Business Administration and Accounting at Al Buraimi University College. We offer diploma, advance diploma and bachelor degree programs in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance & Banking and Human Resource Development. Our programs are highly competitive and designed in a way that can satisfy all the needs and requirements not only for the Omani market but for the GCC region market collectively as well.

We provide our students an environment where they would be able to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Thousands of our graduates are serving in the economy of Sultanate Oman and GCC. I attribute this success to the winning combination of a dedicated faculty who are imparting quality education through well-planned syllabi and offering a high quality teaching learning.

Our alumni continue to be a fantastic support to the department and we are looking forward to welcome you on campus for your future endeavors.

Mohamed Farghani Ph.D.

Head of Department

mfargani@buc.edu.om

Work Direct: +968 25 657681

www.buc.edu.om

Accounting

Program Learning Objectives of Accounting Program

  1. Acquire skills and competencies in the core functional areas of Accounting.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts and theory of business practice.
  3. Develop student’s critical and strategic thinking skills using different learning resources.
  4. Analyze financial and non financial information for the purpose of making decisions.
  5. Build an effective communication both orally and in writing in professional business situations.
  6. Apply the comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory into practice consistent with the IFRS standards.
  7. Analyze Legal environment, ethical conflict and social responsibility issues involving different stakeholders.

 

 

Accounting Program Structure Credit Hour Structure
Degree College Requirement

Cr. Hours

Department Requirements Cr. Hours Program Requirements Cr. Hours Elective Cr. Hours Total        Cr. Hours
Bachelor 24 30 42 33 129
Advance Diploma 24 30 36 06 99
Diploma 24 30 09 03 66

 

 Semester wise study plan

Year Course No Course title Pre-requisite Credit hours Course No Course title Pre-

requisite

Credit hours
  Semester One (Pre-Major)   Semester Two
1 BCGE 001 Arabic language 3 BCGE 002 Islamic Culture 3
ENGL 002 General English 3 ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3
MATH 103 Mathematical methods for Business 3 ENGL 007 English for Business (Elective) ENGL 002 3
COMP 100 Computers: Their impact & use 3 ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 BUS 105 Business Communication ENGL 002 3
IC3 IC3 0
Total 15 Total 15
Semester Three   Semester Four
2 SOM 120 Basic Business statistics MATH 103 3 FIN303 Financial Management ACCT220 3
MGT 100 Introduction to Management 3 MKT304 Introduction to Marketing Management        MKT100 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 MGT 201 Human Resources Development MGT100 3
ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting ACCT 220 3 BLAW280 Business Law-1 3
ECON 161 Macroeconomics Principles ECON160 3 ACCT 350 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 ACCT 220 3
BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 BCGE 003 Oman Society 3
Total 18 Total 18
Semester Five   Semester Six
3 SOM 306 Operations Management SOM 120 3 IS 312 Information System in Business Comp100 3
ACCT 300 Computer Application in Accounting Comp 100, ACCT 220 3 ACCT380 Cost Measurement  & Analysis  

ACCT 230 & 351

3
ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT 350 3 ACCT352 Intermediate Financial Accounting III            F  

ACCT351

3
 

 

MGT 360

Management & Organizational Behavior

 

 

 

MGT 100

3 MKT445 International Marketing Management MKT100 3
SOM 316 Quantitative Analysis in Business SOM120 3 Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15 Total 18
Semester Seven   Semester Eight
4 Elective 3 Elective 3
ACCT 450 Advanced Financial Accounting ACCT 352 3 MGT402 Graduation Project BUS 401 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15
Total Credit Hours: 129

 

 List of Elective Courses

 

  Courses Id and Name Pre –requisite   Courses Id and Name Pre –requisite
1 ACCT231 – Cost &  Management Accounting ACCT230 9 ECON330- Money & Banking ECON161
2 ACCT425- Senior Seminar in Accounting Theory ACCT 352 10 FIN306 -Financial Statement Analysis FIN303
3 ACCT428 -International Accounting ACCT 352 11 FIN431-Risk Management FIN 303,MGT100
4 ACCT440 – Taxation ACCT 352 12 MGT302 -Supervised Training
5 ACCT460 – Auditing Principles ACCT352 13 PHIL305 -Business Ethics & Public Policy
6 ACCT470 – Advanced Management l Accounting ACCT230 14 PSY352 -Motivation MGT 100
7 MGT662 -Strategic Planning and Implementation MGT 100 15 BUS401 -Research Methodology SOM120
8 ECON309 -Economics For Manager ECON161 16 ECON312- Banking & Operations Management ECON330

 

Human Resource Development

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program the graduates would be able to achieve the following objectives:

 

  1. Identify the functions of HRM such as staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, staff counseling, motivation.
  2. Interpret the legislative concepts of employment law and industrial relationship.
  3. Show good command of language in general and specific context relating to the discipline.
  4. Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity at workplace.
  6. Examine organizational behavior and leadership styles relating HRM functions.
  7. Evaluate the theories, strategies and process of Human Resource Management.
  8. Create policies for recruitment, training and performance appraisal of employees.
Human Resource Development Program Credit Hours Structure
Degree College Requirement Department Requirements Program Requirements Elective Total
Bachelor 21 33 42 27 123
Advance Diploma 21 33 33 06 93
Diploma 21 30 9 03 63

 

 

 

 

 

Semester wise study plan

Year Course Number Course

 Title

Pre-requisite Cr Hr   Course Number Course

 Title

Pre-requisite Cr Hr
Semester One ( Pre-Major) Semester Two
 

 

 

1

BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3 MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGL 002 General English 3 ECON 161 Macroeconomics Principles ECON 160 3
MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for  Business 3 MGT 100 Introduction to Management 3
ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3 ENGL 007 English for Business ENGL 002 3
COMP 100 Computers: Their Impacts & Use 3 BUS 105 Business Communication ENGL 002 3
IC3 Ic3 0
Total 15 Total 15
Semester Three Semester Four
 

 

 

2

MGT 201 Human Resource Development MGT 100 3 MGT 202 Training & Development MGT 201 3
BCGE 002 Islamic Culture   3 MGT 203 Recruitment & Selection MGT 201 3
SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics MATH 103 3 BCGE 003 Oman Society 3
ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting ACCT 220 3
BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 BLAW 280 Business Law 1 3
BCGE 009 Entrepreneurship* 3
Total 18 Total 15
Semester Five Semester Six
 

 

 

3

FIN 303 Financial Management ACCT 220 3 PHIL 305 Business Ethics & Public Policy 3
MGT 301 Advance Human Recourse Development MGT 201 3 IS 312 Information System for Business COMP 100 3
ECON 309 Economics for managers ECON 160 3 MGT 370 Management Skills MGT 100 3
MGT 360 Management and Organizational Behavior MGT 100 3 MGT 380 Employment Practices MGT 100 3
MKT 304 Introduction to Marketing Management MKT 100 3 PSY 352 Motivation MGT100 3
Total 15 Total 15
Semester Seven Semester Eight
 

 

 

4

SOM306 Operation Management SOM 120 3 MGT 460 Strategic HRD MGT360 3
MGT 401 Performance Management MGT 201 3 MGT 454 Leadership Power & Politicos MGT 360 3
BUS401 Research Methodology SOM120 3  (Elective) 3
MGT 662 Strategic Planning & Implementation MGT 100 3 (Elective) 3
Elective 3 MGT 402 Graduation project BUS401 3
Total     15 Total 15
Total Credit Hours: 123

Elective Courses

1. ECON320 Labor economics Prerequisite: ECON 161
2. MGT464 International Business Management Prerequisite: MGT 100
3 BUS497 Capstone Prerequisite: MGT 100, MKT 100
4. MGT458 Decision Making & Creativity Prerequisite: MGT 100
5. MGT204 Attitude & persuasion Prerequisite: MGT201
6. MGT302 Supervised Training Prerequisite:

 

 

 

Business Administration

About Business Administration Program

 

This program gives students opportunity to build and further develop their understanding. knowledge, appreciation of both individual and organizational behavior. Business Administration Program prepares students to cope efficiently with global challenges facing modern business firms. Student graduates leave the college as creative and open-minded professionals with proper training and skills in leadership, strategic management. and decision-making. Our graduates are good communicators and active participants in the development of local communities.  Local and global job market opportunities are open for our graduates.

 

            Program Objectives

On successful completion of Business Administration Program students should be able to:

  1. Define the underlying concepts, theory and tools in the field of management and business administration.
  2. Develop collaborative leadership skills, team work and conflict management skills to enhance managerial capabilities.
  3. Legal environment, ethical conflicts and social responsibility issues involving different stakeholders.
  4. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques in making decisions and solving business problems.
  5. Show good command of language in general and specific context relating to the discipline.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity at workplace.
  7. Formulate business plans and strategies to achieve competitive advantage.

 

 

 

Business Administration Program Credit Hour Structure
Degree College Requirement Department Requirements Program Requirements Elective Total
Bachelor 21 33 51 18 123
Adv. Diploma 21 33 39 0 93
Diploma 21 21 21 0 63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester-wise Study Plan for Business Administration

 

 

Year Course Number Course

Title

Pre-requisite Cr Hr   Course Number Course

Title

Pre-requisite Cr Hr
First Semester Second Semester
 

 

 

1

BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3 ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3
ENGL 002 General English 3 MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3
BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 BLAW 280 Business Law – 1 3
MGT 100 Introduction to Management 3 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics MATH 103 3
MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for  Business 3 BUS 105 Business Communications ENGL 002 3
IC3 IC3 0
Total 15   Total 15
Third Semester Fourth Semester
 

 

 

2

BCGE 002 Islamic Culture   3 FIN 303 Financial Management ACCT 220 3
ECON 161 Macroeconomics Principles ECON 160 3 MKT 304 Introduction to Marketing Management MKT 100 3
ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting ACCT 220 3
BCGE 003 Oman Society 3 MGT 360 Management and Organizational Behavior MGT 100 3
COMP 100 Computer::  Impacts and Uses 3 MGT 370 Management Skills MGT 100 3
BCGE 009 Entrepreneurship* 3
Total 15 Total 18
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
 

 

 

3

MKT 348 Consumer Behavior MKT 304 3 ECON 309 Economics for Managers ECON160 3
SOM 306 Operations Management SOM120 3 ECON 330 Money and Banking ECON 161 3
PHIL 305 Business Ethics  and Public Policy 3 MKT 346 Marketing Research MKT 304 3
ACCT 350 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 ACCT 220 3 MGT 450 Organization Change and Development MGT 360 3
MGT 380 Employment Practices MGT 360 FIN 431 Risk Management FIN 303
  Total 15   Total 15
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
 

 

 

4

Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective  

 

3 MGT 402 Graduation Project 3
Elective 3 ACCT 289 Strategic Cost & Profit Mgt. ACCT 230 3
MGT 460 Strategic Human Resource Development MGT 360 3 ECON320 Labor Economics ECON161 3
  Total 15   Total 15
Total Credit Hours 123

 

 

List of Electives

Course Code Course  Title Pre-requisite   Course Code Course  Title Pre-requisite
SOM 316 Quantitative Analysis in Business SOM 120 ENGL 007 English for Business ENGL 002
MKT 445 International Marketing Management MKT 304 MGT 458 Decision Making & Creativity MGT 100
FIN 442 Theory and Practice of Financial Planning FIN 303 MGT 201 Human Resource Development MGT 100
MGT 662 Strategic Planning & Implementation MGT 100 MGT 464 International Business Management MGT 100
BLAW 308 Business Law II BLAW 280 BUS 401 Research Methodology SOM 120

           Rev. 30/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

Finance & Banking

Program Learning Goals of Finance and Banking Program:

  1. Implement the basic business skills, critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills through real world applications, considering the characteristics of both  national and international economy and  Finance and Banking system to construct a successful career and further the economic and financial well being of the country and the region.
  2. Our graduates show awareness of social and work ethics.
  3. Identify the challenges and opportunities in the area of international finance and banking.
  4. Our graduates show good command of language in general and specific contexts relating to the discipline.
  5. Design strategic plans for future career advancement.
  6. Integrate information technology skills and use effectively spreadsheets and web based information technology in the applications of finance and banking fields.
Finance and Banking Program Credit Hours Structure
Degree College Requirement

Cr. Hours

Department Requirements Cr. Hours Program Requirements Cr. Hours Elective Cr. Hours Total        Cr. Hours
Bachelor 21 33 54 15 123
Advance

Diploma

21 30 42 93
Diploma 21 24 18 63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester wise Study Plan

 

Year

Course Number Course

 Title

Pre-requisite Cr

Hr

  Course Number Course

 Title

Pre-requisite Cr

 Hr

First Semester Second Semester
 

 

 

1

BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3 ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 002 General English 3 ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3
BCGE  004 Study Skills 3 BLAW 280 Business Law – 1 3
COMP 100 Computer:  Impacts and Use 3 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics MATH 103 3
MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for  Business 3 BUS 105 Business Communications ENGL002 3
IC3 Ic3 0
  Total 15   Total 15
Third Semester Fourth Semester
 

 

 

2

BCGE 002 Islamic Culture 3 BCGE 003 Oman Society 3
MGT 100 Introduction to Management 3 BCGE 009 Entrepreneurship 3
ECON 330 Money and Banking ECON 161 3
MKT 100 Principles of  Marketing 3 ECON 331 Banking Management ECON 330 3
FIN 303 Financial Management ACCT 220 3 ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting ACCT 220 3
ECON 161 Macroeconomics Principles ECON 160 3 FIN 304 Intermediate Financial Management FIN 303 3
Total 15 Total 18
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
 

 

 

3

FIN 307 Financial Markets FIN 303 PHIL 305 Business Ethics and Public Policy 3
FIN 305 Corporate Finance

 

FIN 304 3 FIN 438 Management of Financial Institutions FIN 303 3
FIN 306 Financial Statement Analysis FIN 303 3 FIN442 Theory and Practice of Financial Planning FIN 304 3
ECON309 Economics For Managers ECON 161 3 FIN 300 Computer  Application in Finance COMP 100 3
MGT360 Management Organizational Behavior MGT 100 3 SOM 306 Operational Management SOM 120 3
  Total 15   Total 15
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
 

 

 

4

FIN 431 Risk Management FIN 303 3 FIN 336 Principles of Insurance FIN 303 3
BUS 401 Research Methodology SOM 120 3 MGT402 Graduation Project BUS401 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
MKT 304 Introduction to Marketing Management MKT 100 3 Elective

 

3
ECON 310 Price Theory and Applications ECON 160 BLAW 308 Business Law II BLAW 280 3
  Total 15   Total 15
Total Credit Hours:123  

 

 

 

 

Electives courses (3 courses only)

No Course Code Course Name Pre-requisite Cr
1. ACC231 Cost & Management Accounting ACC230 3
2. ECON332 Banking System in Oman ECON330 3
3. ECON312 Banking  & Operations Management ECON 330 3
4. ECON313 Commercial Banking ECON330 3
5. ECON370 Economic Development in Gulf States ECON160+ECON161 3
6. FIN 308 Public Finance FIN305 3
7. FIN337 Islamic Financial Institutions FIN303 3
8. FIN338 Real Estate Finance Principles FIN303 3
9. FIN430 International Financial Management FIN305 3
10. FIN432 Investment analysis and Management FIN303 3
11. FIN433 Real Estate Finance FIN338 3
12. FIN437 Advance Topics in Finance FIN432 3
13. FIN635 Seminar in Financial Management FIN303 3
14. SOM316 Quantitative analysis in Business SOM120 3

 

 

 

Information Technology Department

Message from Head of Information Technology Department

The Department of Information Technology was founded in 2003 with the inception of Al-Buraimi University College. It offers diploma, advanced diploma and bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems majors. The bachelor degree in Software Engineering has been approved in 2013. These majors are offered in academic affiliation with California State University, Northridge, USA and under the supervision of Ministry of Higher Education, Oman. All the academic programs are periodically reviewed and updated to incorporate the latest trends in information technology driven society.

The Department of Information Technology is one of the well-known and distinguished academic departments in the region.   We are proud of our strong academic programs, which are based on theoretical and practical knowledge and match well with the requirements and demands of labor market. We are committed to students by offering academic programs that foster critical and analytical thinking and build the necessary skills to succeed in the labor market. We are supporting our graduates to excel in their chosen profession.

I invite you to explore our website and get more information about our distinguished academic programs, state of the art facilities, and dedicated faculty members. It will give you our clear intention and commitment towards excellence and quality.

Mr. Sohail Iqbal
Head of IT Department

Information System

Vision

he Program provides students with a technological and business knowledge to develop and integrate effective IS solutions that support management decision making and organizational strategies. The Program prepares graduates for a variety of IS careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations.

Mission

IS program provides and equips students with all the knowledge and skills in information technology applications, computer technology applications, media network, corporation strategy, corporation executive support.  The program prepares graduates with all that is required for successful careers such as program system analysts, program applications developers, networks specialists, data base executives, information centre consultants, data analysts.  Our graduates will found job opportunities in both government and private sector firms.

Program Objectives

  1. Our graduates demonstrate knowledge of underlying infrastructure of information systems.
  2. Our graduates apply networking concepts to solve organizational problems.
  3. Our graduates analyze business problems using foundational knowledge from the fields of economics, accounting, business law, and statistics.
  4. Our graduates acquire knowledge of operational management to support organizations.
  5. Our graduates develop software’s by using different principles and practices of software design and development.
  6. Our graduates show awareness of social and work ethics.
  7. Our graduates show good command of language in general and specific contexts relating to the discipline.

Structure of the Information System Study Plan

Diploma in Information Systems (2 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science is 60 hours on intense study. A Postsecondary School Diploma is designed to give students practical “hands-on” experience as well as theoretical knowledge in their chosen field. A diploma will take at least four semesters (two years) to complete and will usually include a work placement.

Advanced Diploma in Information Systems (3 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science is 90 hours on intense study. As juniors, students take courses in combinatorial algorithms; systems analysis and design, introduction to software engineering, database management systems and program design techniques, along with a course in business data communication and networking.

Bachelor Degree in Information Systems (4 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science is 120 hours on intense study. This IS program is typical four year program for Bachelor of Science degree in information systems at Buraimi College. The program is designed to prepare students to assume positions in the government and private sectors, computer industry or education. It also offers them opportunities for further higher degree studies.

Job Opportunities

Information Systems career opportunities are available in a variety of industries, such as: Consulting, Banking, Entertainment, Health   Media, Education, Software Publishing, etc. The I.S academic program helps to prepare graduates to assume such positions as:

  1.  Systems analyst
  2.  Application program developer
  3.  Database Administrator
  4.  Network specialist
  5.  Information centre consultant
  6. Data Analyst

Bachelor Degree (123 Credits)

College General Requirements (Compulsory) 18 Cr

SN

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic Culture 3
3 BCGE 003 Omani Society 3
4 COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and use 3 ــ
5 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
6 BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 ــ
7 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
8 IC3 IC3 0
Total 21

Department Requirements (Compulsory) 24 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP 112 Algorithms and Programming(1) 3 ــ
2 COMP 113 Algorithms and Programming(2) 3 Comp112
3 MATH 152 Mathematical Analysis(1) 3 ــ
4 ENGL 001 English for Information Technology 3 ENGL002
5 COMP 182 Data Structure and Program Design 3 COMP 113
6 COMP 123 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language 3 COMP 112
7 BCCS 490 Senior Project 3 Department Approval
8 COMP 241 Introduction to Database 3 IS 431
Total 24

Major Requirements (Compulsory) 69 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 ACC 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 MATH152
2 BCIS 350 E-Commerce 3 COMP270
3 BLAW 280 Business law – 1 3
4 COMP 424 Computer System Security 3 IS435
5 PHIL 230 Symbolic Logic 3 MATH152
6 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics 3 MATH152
7 SOM 306 Operations Management 3 SOM120
8 SOM 485 Decision Support System 3 SOM120
9 IS 497 Selected Topics In Information 3 IS431
10 ACC 300 Computer Application in Accounting 3 ACC220
11 IS 211 Introduction to Information System 3 COMP 112
12 COMP 270 Business Programming 3 COMP 241
13 IS 311 Information Technology in Business 3 IS211
14 COMP 380 Introduction to Software Engineering 3 COMP270
15 IS 431 System Analysis and Design 3  COMP113
16 IS 435 Communication And Networking 3 COMP123
17 IS 441 Database Management System 3 COMP270
18 IS 450 Business Expert System 3 IS431
19 SOM 466 Project Management 3 SOM 306
20 BCGE 006 Research Methodology 3 BCGE004
21 COMP 106 Visual Basic 3 COMP112
22 ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3
23 COMP 242 Introduction to Web Development 3 COMP113
Total     69

Major Requirements (Elective) Select 9 Cr (Information System)

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 IS 457 Advanced Telecommunication and Network 3 IS435
2 COMP 467 Multimedia System Design 3 COMP242
3 COMP 485 Human Computer Interaction 3 COMP380
4 COMP 413 Object-Oriented Software Development 3 IS 441 or COMP380
5 COMP 431 Computer Modeling and Simulation 3 IS 431 or COMP182
6 BCIS 340 Programming with Java 3 COMP 182
7 COMP 310 Automata, Languages and Computation 3 PHIL 230
8 BCCS 479 Neural networks 3  IS441
9 COMP 480 Software system development – Project 3 COMP 380
10 BCIS411 Knowledge Management 3 IS211 or IS311
11 BCSE324 XML Programming 3 COMP 242
12 COMP450 Computer Ethics 3 COMP 380
13 COMP469 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 COMP 380
14 IS206 Advanced Visual Programming 3 COMP106
15 BCSE224 Web Page Design 3 COMP242
    45

Advanced Diploma Degree (96 Credits)

College General Requirements (Compulsory) 18 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic culture 3
3 COMP 100 Computers: Their  Impact and use 3 ــ
4 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
5 BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 ــ
6 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
7 IC3 IC3 0
Total 18

Department Requirements (Compulsory) 21 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP 112 Algorithms and Programming(1) 3 ــ
2 COMP 113 Algorithms and Programming (2) 3 Comp112
3 MATH 152 Mathematical Analysis (1) 3 ــ
4 ENGL 001 English for Information Technology 3 ENGL002
5 COMP 182 Data Structure And Program Design 3 COMP 113
6 COMP 123 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language 3 COMP 112
7 COMP 241 Introduction to Database 3 IS 431
Total 21

Major Requirements (Compulsory)  48 Cr

SN Course Number
  1. Course Title
Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 ACC 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 MATH152
2 COMP 270 Business Programming 3 COMP 241
3 PHIL 230 Symbolic Logic 3 MATH152
4 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics 3 MATH152
5 COMP 380 Introduction to Software Engineering 3 COMP 270
6 IS 211 Introduction to Information System 3 COMP 112
7 ACC300 Computer Application In Accounting 3 ACC220
8 IS 311 Information Technology in Business 3 IS211
9 COMP 380 Introduction to Software Engineering 3 COMP270
10 IS 431 System Analysis and Design 3  COMP113
11 IS 435 Communication And Network 3 COMP123
12 IS 441 Database Management System 3 COMP270
13 BCGE 006 Research Methodology 3 BCGE004
14 COMP106 Visual Basic 3 COMP112
15 ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3
16 COMP 242 Introduction to Web Development 3 COMP113
Total     48

Major Requirements (Elective) Select 6 Cr (Computer Science)

SN Course Number Course Title  Credit Hours  Prerequisites
1 COMP224 Web Development and User Interface Design 3 COMP 242
2 COMP 535 Parallel and Distributed Computing 3 IS435S
3 COMP479 Neural Networks 3 COMP113
4 COMP 413 Object-Oriented Software Development 3 COMP182
5 COMP 485 Human-Computer Interaction 3 IS431
6 COMP 420 Advanced Operating System Concepts 3 COMP322
7 COMP 430 Language design and Compiler 3 COMP113
8 COMP 480 Software System Development Project 3 IS431
9 COMP 431 Computer Modeling and Simulation 3 COMP182
10   COMP 340 Programming with Java 3 COMP182
11 IS 457 Advanced Telecommunication & networking 3 IS 435
12 COMP 411 Knowledge Management 3 IS431
13 COMP 324 XML Programming 3 COMP242
14 COMP206 Advanced Visual Programming 3 COMP106

Elective requirements (select 3 Credit Hours):

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCSE 340 Programming With Java 3 COMP 182
2 IS 457 Advanced Telecommunication and Networking 3 IS435
3 COMP 467 Multimedia System Design 3 COMP380
4 COMP 485 Human Computer Interaction 3 COMP282
5 COMP 413 Object-Oriented Software Development 3 IS 441 or COMP 380
6 COMP 310 Automata, Language and Computation 3 PHIL 230
7 COMP 431 Computer Modeling and Simulation 3 IS 431 or COMP 182
8 BCIS 411 Knowledge Management 3 IS211 or IS311
9 BCSE324 XML Programming 3 COMP 242
10 COMP450 Computer Ethics 3 COMP 270
11 COMP469 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 PHIL 230
12 BCCS479 Neural Network 3 IS441
13 BCSE224 Web Page Design 3 COMP 242
14 COMP 480 Software System Development – Project 3 COMP380
15 COMP485 Human-Computer Interaction 3 COMP282
                                              Total     45

Diploma Degree (66 Credits)

College General Requirements (Compulsory) 12 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic culture 3
3 COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and use 3 ــ
4 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
5 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
6 IC3 IC3 0
Total 15

 Department Requirements (Compulsory) 21 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP 112 Algorithms and Programming(1) 3 ــ
2 COMP 113 Algorithms and Programming(2) 3 Comp112
3 MATH 152 Mathematical Analysis(1) 3 ــ
4 ENGL 001 English for Information Technology 3 ENGL002
5 COMP 182 Data Structure And Program Design 3 COMP 113
6 COMP 123 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language 3 COMP 112
7 COMP 241 Introduction To Database 3 IS 431
Total 21

Major Requirements (Compulsory) 27 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCSE006 Research Methodology 3 BCGE004
2 PHIL 230 Symbolic Logic 3 MATH152
3 IS 431 System Analysis and Design 3 COMP123
4 IS 211 Introduction to Information System 3 COMP 112
5 IS 311 Information Technology in Business 3 IS211
6 COMP106 Visual Basic 3 COMP112
7 ECON 160 Microeconomics Principles 3
8 IS 435 Communication & Networking 3 COMP 123
9 COMP 242 Introduction to Web Development 3 COMP 113
Total     27

 

Computer Sciences

Computer Sciences

Vision

The Computer Science program prepares graduates who are globally recognized as innovative and well-prepared computing professionals.

Mission

Computer science program provides and equips students with all the knowledge and skills in program system design, maintenance, development, and the latest technologies in computer science.  This program prepares graduates with all that is required for successful careers such as program engineers, system analysts, graphic specialists, network specialists. Our graduates will find job opportunities in both government and private sector firms.

Program Objectives

  1. Our graduates acquire knowledge of computer science principles, computer hardware and mathematics appropriate to the discipline. 
  2. Our graduates demonstrate knowledge of computing practices in industry and emerging technologies. 
  3. Our graduates apply networking concepts to solve organizational problems. 
  4. Our graduates analyze problems and determine the computing requirements appropriate to meet desired needs.
  5. Our graduates develop software’s by using different principles and practices of software design and development. 
  6. Our graduates show awareness of social and work ethics.
  7. Our graduates show good command of language in general and specific contexts relating to the discipline. 

Structure of the Computer Science Study Plan

Diploma in Computer Science (2 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science is 66 hours on intense study. The freshman year program includes courses in mathematical analysis, algorithms and programming, computer architecture and assembly language, symbolic logic, and data structures and program design. Sophomores take courses in linear algebra, computer organization, programming language concepts, files and data bases, and fundamental mathematical concepts.

Advanced Diploma in Computer Science (3 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science is 96 hours on intense study. As juniors, students take courses in combinatorial algorithms; automata, languages, and computation; operating systems and system architecture; and program design techniques, along with a course in either probability or statistics.

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (4 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science is 126 hours on intense study. The undergraduate program, leading to a B.S. in computer science, provides a broad knowledge of computing. It consists of core courses in programming languages, computer system organization and operating systems, data structures, computation theory, computer logic, and societal implications in computing.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the IT department, CS program are expected to have the following jobs after graduation:

  1. Network Engineer
  2. Systems Engineer
  3. Software Engineer
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. Systems Designer
  6. Computer Programmer
  7. Technical support Engineer

Bachelor Degree (126 Credits)

College General Requirements (Compulsory) 18 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic Culture 3
3 BCGE 003 Omani Society 3
4 COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and use 3 ــ
5 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
6 BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 ــ
7 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
8 IC3 IC3 0
Total                          21

Department Requirements (Compulsory) 24 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP 112 Algorithms and Programming(1) 3 ــ
2 COMP 113 Algorithms and Programming(2) 3 Comp112
3 MATH 152 Mathematical Analysis(1) 3 ــ
4 ENGL 001 English for Information Technology 3 ENGL002
5 COMP 182 Data Structure and Program Design 3 COMP 113
6 COMP 123 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language 3 COMP 112
7 BCCS 490 Senior Project 3 Department Approval
8 COMP 241 Introduction to Database 3 IS 431
Total 24

Major Requirements (Compulsory) 69 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics 3 MATH152
2 COMP 165 Computer Graphics 3 COMP112
3 IS 431 System Analysis and Design 3 COMP113
4 MATH 153 Mathematical Analysis(2) 3 MATH152
5 PHIL 230 Symbolic Logic 3 MATH152
6 COMP 232 Concepts of Programming Languages 3 COMP 113
7 COMP 282 Advanced Data Structures 3 COMP182
8 COMP 270 Business Programming 3 COMP 241
9 MATH 326 Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH153
10 COMP 310 Automata , Languages and Computation 3 COMP182
11 COMP 322 Introduction to Operating Systems and Systems Architecture 3 COMP123
12   COMP380  Intro. to Software Engineering 3  COMP270
13 IS 441  Database Management Systems 3 COMP270
14 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3
15 COMP 469 Intro.  Artificial Intelligence 3   IS431
16 COMP 450 Computer Ethics 3   COMP270
17 IS 435  Communication and Networking 3 COMP123
18 COMP350   E-Commerce 3 COMP242
19 SOM 485 Decision Support System 3 COMP270
20 COMP242 Introduction to Web Development 3   COMP113
21 COMP 106 Visual Programming 3   COMP112
22 COMP467 Multimedia System Design 3   COMP242
23 COMP424 Computer System Security 3   IS435
Total 69

Major Requirements (Elective) Select 12 Cr (Computer Science)

SN Course Number Course Title  Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 COMP224 Web Development and User Interface Design 3 COMP 242
2 COMP 535 Parallel and Distributed Computing 3 IS435S
3 COMP479 Neural Networks 3 COMP113
4 COMP 413 Object-Oriented Software Development 3 COMP182
5 COMP 485 Human-Computer Interaction 3 IS431
6 COMP 420 Advanced Operating System Concepts 3 COMP322
7 COMP 430 Language design and Compiler 3 COMP113
8 COMP 480 Software System Development Project 3 IS431
9 COMP 431 Computer Modeling and Simulation 3 COMP182
10   COMP 340 Programming with Java 3 COMP182
11 IS 457 Advanced Telecommunication & networking 3 IS 435
12 COMP 411 Knowledge Management 3 IS431
13 COMP 324 XML Programming 3 COMP242
14 COMP206 Advanced Visual Programming 3 COMP106

Advanced Diploma Degree (96 Credits)

College General Requirements (Compulsory) 18 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic culture 3
3 COMP 100 Computers: Their  Impact and use 3 ــ
4 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
5 BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 ــ
6 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
7 IC3 IC3 0
Total 18

 Department Requirements (Compulsory) 21 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP 112 Algorithms and Programming(1) 3 ــ
2 COMP 113 Algorithms and Programming (2) 3 Comp112
3 MATH 152 Mathematical Analysis (1) 3 ــ
4 ENGL 001 English for Information Technology 3 ENGL002
5 COMP 182 Data Structure And Program Design 3 COMP 113
6 COMP 123 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language 3 COMP 112
7 COMP 241 Introduction to Database 3 IS 431
Total 21

Major Requirements (Compulsory)  51 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics 3 MATH152
2 COMP 165 Computer Graphics 3 COMP112
3 IS 431 Systems Analysis and Design 3 COMP113
4 MATH 153 Mathematical Analysis(2) 3 MATH152
5 PHIL 230 Symbolic Logic 3 MATH152
6 COMP 232 Concepts of Programming Languages 3 COMP 113
7 COMP 282 Advanced Data Structures 3 COMP182
8 COMP 270 Business Programming 3 COMP 241
9 MATH 326 Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH153
10 COMP 310 Automata , Languages and Computation 3 PHIL230
11 COMP 322 Introduction to Operating Sys& Sys Architecture 3 COMP123
12   COMP380 Intro. to Software Engineering 3  COMP270
13 IS 441 Database Management System 3 COMP241
14 BCGE006 Research Methodology 3 BCGE004
15 IS 435 Communication and Networking 3 COMP123
16 COMP242 Introduction to Web Development 3   COMP113
17 COMP 106 Visual Basic 3   COMP112
Total 51

Major Requirements (Elective) Select 6 Cr (Computer Science)

SN Course Number Course Title  Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 COMP224 Web Development and User Interface Design 3 COMP 242
2 COMP 535 Parallel and Distributed Computing 3 IS435S
3 COMP479 Neural Networks 3 COMP113
4 COMP 413 Object-Oriented Software Development 3 COMP182
5 COMP 485 Human-Computer Interaction 3 IS431
6 COMP 420 Advanced Operating System Concepts 3 COMP322
7 COMP 430 Language design and Compiler 3 COMP113
8 COMP 480 Software System Development Project 3 IS431
9 COMP 431 Computer Modeling and Simulation 3 COMP182
10   COMP 340 Programming with Java 3 COMP182
11 IS 457 Advanced Telecommunication & networking 3 IS 435
12 COMP 411 Knowledge Management 3 IS431
13 COMP 324 XML Programming 3 COMP242
14 COMP206 Advanced Visual Programming 3 COMP106

Diploma Degree (66 Credits)

College General Requirements (Compulsory) 12 Cr

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic culture 3
3 COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and use 3 ــ
4 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
5 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
6 IC3 IC3 0
Total 15
Software Engineering Program

Software Engineering Program

Vision

The Software Engineering Program aspires to be one of the distinctive in the sultanate of Oman. Its graduates will be highly sought by both industry and public sectors. This aims  to  prepare  students  for  careers  in  software  engineering,  comprising construction and maintenance of packaged and customized software, software  integration, and software project management.

Mission

Software Engineering is about the careful engineering of large and complex software systems to meet diverse and often critical needs. This Program addresses both analytical and practical skills required by the students to develop robust and efficient computer-based Software Systems for manufacturing, industrial, medical, government and business applications. Students will have individual and hands on experience with timely, cost-effective and state of art processes and tools.

Program Objectives

  1. Our graduates demonstrate knowledge of engineering management practices and administrative functions. 
  2. Our graduates apply software engineering theory, principles, tools and processes, for the development and maintenance of complex, scalable software systems. 
  3. Our graduates analyze and specify software requirements through a productive working relationship with project stakeholders. 
  4. Our graduates design a system, component or process to meet desired needs incorporating the principles of professional ethics. 
  5. Our graduates apply techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for using software engineering standard practices. 
  6. Our graduates show awareness of social and work ethics.
  7. Our graduates show good command of language in general and specific contexts relating to the discipline.

 

Structure of the Software Engineering Study Plan

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (4 years)

Number of credit hours required for obtaining a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering is 123 hours on intense study. The undergraduate program, leading to a B.S. in computer science, provides a broad knowledge of computing. It consists of core courses in programming languages, computer system organization and operating systems, data structures, computation theory, computer logic, and societal implications in computing.

Job Opportunities

The Software Engineering Program will provide the Program graduates with a vast number of job opportunities as a:

  1. Computer software applications engineer
  2. Computer software system engineer
  3. Software solution developer
  4. Software project manager
  5. Software designer
  6. Software analyst
  7. Computer support specialist

 Bachelor Degree (123Credits) 

College Requirements (21 Credit Hours) Compulsory

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 BCGE 001 Arabic Language 3
2 BCGE 002 Islamic culture 3
3 BCGE 003 Omani Society 3
4 COMP 100 Computers : Impact and use 3 ــ
5 ENGL 002 General English 3 ــ
6 BCGE 004 Study Skills 3 ــ
7 BCGE009 Entrepreneurship 3 ــ
Total 21

 Department Requirements (24 Credit Hours) Compulsory

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP 112 Algorithm and Programming (1) 3 ــ
2 COMP 113 Algorithm and Programming (2) 3 Comp112
3 MATH152 Mathematics Analysis (1) 3 ــ
4 ENGL001 English for Information Technology 3 ENGL002
5 COMP 182 Data Structures And Program Design 3 COMP 113
6 COMP 123 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 3 COMP 112
7 BCIS 490 Senior Project 3 Department Approval
8 COMP 241 Introduction to Database 3 IS 431
Total 24

Major Requirements (66 Credit Hours)

SN Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 COMP114 Software Engineering Fundamentals 3 Comp112
2 COMP282 Software Requirements Analysis and Specification 3 COMP114
3 COMP413 Object-Oriented Software Development 3 Comp182
4 COMP286 Software Engineering Management 3 comp283
5 COMP389 Software Engineering Metrics 3 comp283
6 comp384 Software Architecture and Design 3 comp286
7 comp387 Software Verification and Validation 3 comp389
8 SOM466 Project Management 3 SOM120
9 COMP478 Advanced Software Engineering 3 comp387
10 COMP480 Software System Development 3 is 431
11 comp484 Advanced Web Engineering 3 COMP242
12 SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics 3 MATH152
13 COMP 165 Computer Graphics 3 COMP112
14 IS 431 System Analysis and Design 3 COMP113
15 COMP 270 Business Programming 3 COMP 241
16 COMP 322 Introduction to Operating Systems and System Architecture 3 COMP123
17 COMP 450 Computer Ethics 3 COMP270
18 IS 435 Data Communication and Networking 3 COMP123
19 COMP242 Introduction to Web Development 3 COMP113
20 COMP 106 Visual Programming 3 COMP112
21 COMP467 Multimedia Systems Design 3 COMP242
22 COMP424 Computer System Security 3 IS435
Total 66

Electives (Select 12 Credit Hours)

SN Course Number

 

Course Title

 

Credit Hours Prerequisites
1 381COM Open Source Software Engineering 3 COMP282
2 385COMP Graphical User Interfaces 3 COMP 413
3 COMP006 Research Methodology 3 BCGE004
4 COMP 485 Human Computer Interaction 3 COMP282
5 IS 451 System Development Project 3 COMP 413
6 COMP350 E-Commerce 3 Comp270
7 COMP 411 Knowledge Management 3 IS 431
8 COMP 324 XML Programming 3 COMP242
9 COMP 340 Programming with Java 3 COMP 182
10 COMP 310 Automata, Languages and Computation 3 COMP322
11 IS 211 Information Systems 3 COMP112
12 COMP 469 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 COMP 431
13 COMP 224 Web Development and User Interface Design 3 COMP 242
14 COMP 431 Computer Modeling and Simulation 3 COMP 182
15 COMP 360 Information Retrieval and Web Agents 3 COMP 242
16 COMP 497 Selected Topics in Software Engineering 3 COMP 384
17 IS 441 Database  Management Systems 3 COMP241
18 SOM485 Decision Support Systems 3 SOM120
19 COMP 479 Neural Networks 3 COMP 113

Law Program

التعليمية  الرائدة والمرتكزة على تقديم التعليم الجامعي المتميز للطلبة فقد تم طرح تخصص القانون كإضافة نوعية جديدة الى التخصصات الأكاديمية الأخرى المتوفرة بالكلية وهي ( اللغة الانجليزية وآدابها، الترجمة، أنظمة المعلومات، علوم الحاسب الآلي، المحاسبة، إدارة الأعمال، تنمية الموارد البشرية، العلوم المالية والمصرفية، التسويق والتجارة الدولية) وذلك بالارتباط الأكاديمي مع جامعة عين شمس في جمهورية مصر العربية والتي تعد من أفضل الجامعات على مستوى الوطن العربي وخاصة في مجال القانون وذلك وفقا للآلية المتبعة من قبل وزارة التعليم العالي في السلطنة لطرح البرامج الجديدة ويأتي طرح تخصص القانون بعد النجاحات المتلاحقة التي حققتها الكلية في كافة المجالات وخاصة فيما يتعلق بنوعية التخصصات الأكاديمية التي تطرحها وذلك بناء على دراسة متكاملة أعدتها الكلية حول احتياجات السوق لهذا التخصص.
وقد تم تطبيق معايير الجودة الأكاديمية بمفهومها المتكامل في طرح هذا التخصص لإكسابه مزيدا من التميز والنجاح ولضمان تحقيق أكبر قدر من جودة مخرجات العملية التعليمية وذلك تأكيدا لنهج الكلية العلمي المتميز ولترسيخ معايير أكاديمية عالية المستوى لتحقيق الأهداف المرجوة من هذا التخصص.

أهداف البرنامج:

ويهدف هذا البرنامج الى بناء قاعدة علمية قانونية لدى الطالب في مختلف مجالات القانون وتعزيز الجانب المهني التطبيقي للعلوم القانونية النظرية لدى الطالب وتطوير القدرات والمهارات الفكرية لديه كما يهدف الى اكسابه المهارات اللازمة لإعداد البحوث العلمية وفق منهج علمي سليم وغرس روح التعليم المستمر عنده وكذلك تزويده بمهارات المنافسة في سوق العمل وتسليحه بالقيم المثلى التي ينبغي لرجل القانون أن يمتلكها.

مخرجات البرنامج:
بعد استكمال متطلبات التخرج بنجاح يكون الطالب قادرا على أن يعرف وبدقة المفاهيم والقواعد الأساسية للقانون وأن يقارن بين الحلول التشريعية والفقهية والقضايا المختلفة وأن يطبق بشكل صحيح القواعد القانونية على الوقائع وأن  يحلل بعمق القضايا القانونية  وأن يستطيع  تفسير النصوص القانونية وفقاً لقواعد التفسير المعمول بها  وتطويرها للتوافق مع المشكلات القانونية المستحدثة وأن يكون قادرا على صياغة المذكرات القانونية وصحف الدعاوي بلغة عربية سليمة مستخدما وبكفاءة تقنيات المعلومات في إنجاز أعماله.

نظام الدراسة بالكلية:

تطبق الكلية نظام الساعات المعتمدة بمفهومه الشامل على كافة التخصصات التي تطرحها ومن ضمنها تخصص القانون حيث يستطيع الطالب اختيار المقررات الدراسية لكل فصل دراسي وفقا لخطته الدراسية وبمساعدة مرشده الأكاديمي وبما ينسجم مع الأنظمة والتعليمات المطبقة بالكلية ويستطيع الطالب اختيار عضو هيئة التدريس والأيام والأوقات التي تناسبه وتقسم السنة الدراسية الى فصلين دراسيين مدة كل منهما (17) أسبوعا دراسيا ويجوز وحسب ظروف الكلية واحتياجات الطلبة من المقررات إضافة فصل دراسي صيفي مدته (8) أسابيع دراسية ويكون الحد الأدنى من الساعات الأكاديمية المتعمدة التي يسمح للطالب بتسجيلها هو (12) ساعة معتمدة والحد الأعلى هو (18) ساعة معتمدة خلال الفصليين الدراسيين الأول والثاني، أما بالنسبة للفصل الدراسي الصيفي فإن الحد الأعلى للساعات التي يمكن تسجيلها هو (9) ساعات معتمدة.

مدة الدراسة في تخصص القانون:

مدة الدراسة (4) سنوات دراسية (8) فصول دراسية للطالب الذي يلتزم بتسجيل عدد الساعات المعتمدة حسب الخطة الاسترشادية للتخصص مع (15-18) ساعة معتمدة لكل فصل دراسي وتعتمد مدة الدراسة في البرنامج على عدد الساعات المعتمدة التي يسجلها الطالب في كل فصل دراسي وعدد الساعات المعتمدة التي ينجح بها وعلى تحصيله الأكاديمي وبناء عليه فإن مدة الدراسة تختلف من طالب إلى آخر.

الخطة الدراسية لتخصص القانون:

تتكون الخطة الدراسية لتخصص القانون من (24) مقررا دراسيا يخصص لكل مقرر (3) ساعات معتمدة وبما مجموعه (126) ساعة معتمدة موزعة على ثمانية فصول دراسية ويتراوح عدد الساعات المعتمدة لكل فصل دراسي (15-18) ساعة معتمدة وقد تم توزيع الساعات المعتمدة في الخطة الدراسية على النحو التالي:

  • متطلبات التخصص الإجباري (108) ساعة معتمدة.
  • متطلبات التخصص الاختياري (9) ساعات معتمدة.
  • متطلبات الكلية ( 9) ساعات معتمدة.

وعند إعداد البرنامج فقد تم الأخذ بعين الاعتبار أن تغطي الخطة الدراسية للتخصص كافة جوانب المعرفة اللازمة لتهيئة الطالب ليكون قادرا على تحمل كافة مسؤولياته بكل كفاءة واقتدار.

لغة الدراسة لتخصص القانون:

نظرا لطبيعة المقررات الدراسية في تخصص القانون وحاجة سوق العمل لأن يكون خريج هذا التخصص متمكنا من اللغة العربية فقد تم اختيار اللغة العربية لتكون لغة الدراسة لهذا التخصص.

تعليمات منح درجة البكالوريوس في القانون:

تطبق الكلية تعليمات واضحة لكافة البرامج الدراسية التي تطرحها ومن ضمنها تخصص القانون ويتم تزويد الطالب في بداية قبوله بالكلية بنسخة من هذه التعليمات ( دليل الطالب)وينصح الطلبة بالاطلاع على هذه التعليمات والمعرفة التامة لما ورد بها وذلك لمعرفة نظام الدراسة بالكلية وتبين هذه التعليمات بوضوح نظام الدراسة بالكلية والخطط الدراسية والامتحانات ونظام التقادير وكيفية احتساب المعدلات الفصلية والتراكمية والتسجيل على المواد والانسحاب والإضافة والانسحاب من المواد والحضور والغياب ومدة الدراسة بالكلية والعبء الدراسي للطالب والإنذار والفصل من الكلية والتأجيل والانقطاع عن الدراسة والانتقال وتغيير التخصص وكافة الأمور التي تنظم سير الدراسة بالكلية وشروط منح الدرجات العلمية بالكلية وكذلك معرفة كافة التعليمات الأخرى في الكلية ومنها تعليمات الإجراءات التأديبية للطلبة وتعليمات السكن الداخلي.

دليل الطالب التعريفي:

اضافة الى المعلومات الواردة في دليل الطالب والتي تنظم سير الدراسة بالكلية تصدر الكلية دليل الطالب التعريفي في بداية كل عام أكاديمي ويشمل هذا الدليل على كافة المعلومات التي يحتاجها الطلبة أثناء دراستهم بالكلية ومنها التقويم الأكاديمي الذي يبين مواعيد الدراسة لكل عام أكاديمي ومواعيد الامتحانات والإجازات المختلفة( بدايتها ونهايتها) .

كما يبين أهمية الإرشاد الأكاديمي للطالب وكذلك حقوق وواجبات الطالب إضافة إلى كافة الأنشطة المختلفة التي تعقد أثناء العام الأكاديمي إضافة الى فعاليات الأسبوع التعريفي للطلبة لكل فصل دراسي والعديد من الأمور التي تبين بوضوح الأشياء التي يحتاجها الطالب أثناء دراسته بالكلية.

شروط منح درجة البكالوريوس لتخصص القانون:

تمنح درجة البكالوريوس في القانون للطالب بعد اتمامه المتطلبات التالية:

  • النجاح في جميع المقررات الدراسية المطلوبة للتخرج في الخطة الدراسية لتخصص القانون.
  • الحصول على معدل تراكمي لا يقل عن نقطتين.
  • قضاء المدة الدنيا المطلوبة للتخرج وهي (3) سنوات دراسية وعدم تجاوز المدة القصوى وهي (7 سنوات دراسية) وذلك وفقا لما هو وارد بتعليمات منح درجة البكالوريوس بالكلية.
  • أن يكون الطالب مسجلا في الكلية في آخر فصلين دراسيين من ضمنها فصل التخرج.
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