BSc (Hons) Computing - Oil & Gas (On / Off)

The BSc (Computing) programme prepares students to demonstrate in-depth skills and knowledge in relation to IT applications that support business needs.

Salient Features of the Oil & Gas Pathway

The programme will equip students for a career in the domain of IT solutions and management in the Oil and Gas Industry. Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Computing (Oil & Gas) programme will be ideally positioned to acquire a job in the oil and gas industry among its IT solution providers. The programme is the first of its kind and is specifically designed for students looking to gain the required competency to help fill a major skills gap within the oil and gas industry. It will provide hands-on experience with technologies like SCADA, Wireless Sensor Network, Industrial Computing, Oil and Gas processes and Industrial Data networks.

This course will produce computing practitioners who:

  • Have a good understanding of Information Technology applications in the Oil and Gas industry.
  • Are able to design, implement and evaluate IT services with the needs of the Oil and Gas industry and its IT providers in mind
  • Possess a deep understanding of professional, ethical, legal and security issues in the industry
  • Are able to integrate the use of IT tools and techniques into the framework of an appropriate development methodology to develop high quality software solutions.

Awards

  • Diploma in Higher Education
  • BSc (Honours)

Students must register for a particular award in order to qualify for that award

Mode(s) of Study and Duration

  • Diploma in Higher Education (Full Time) – 3 years
  • Diploma in Higher Education (Part Time/ intensive part time) – 4 years
  • Bachelors with honours (Full-time)- 4 years
  • Bachelors with honours (Part-time// intensive part time)-5 ½ years

Delivery Method

The programme will be delivered as follows:

  • The academic semester will consist of seven (7) teaching weeks and the students will be registered for three (3) modules in each semester.
  • The first two weeks of each month in the academic semester will be the teaching weeks.
  • Students must attend 6 scheduled contact hours per module every teaching week.
  • The college academic support systems to support the students Independent and Autonomous learning will be available for them throughout the semester.

Key Points to Note

  • Letter from the employer signed by HR and duly stamped indicating permission granted to study must be submitted prior to registration.
  • This is a full fledge MoHE approved academic programme and is not a vocational programme.
  • This programme is exclusively customized for employees working in Oil & Gas sector

Pathway Objectives

This pathway aims to provide students with:

  • A good understanding of the IT requirements of the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • The ability to align IT services with the needs of the Oil and Gas industry and its IT providers.
  • Proficiency in the use of modern industrial computing environment
  • The skills needed to design and develop computing solutions for the oil and gas industries.

Job Opportunities Include

  • System Support Manager
  • Industrial Computing Executive
  • Oil & Gas Network Manager
  • SCADA System Administrator
  • Wireless Network Architect
  • Sensors Network Administrator

Modules for Year 1 (Level 3)

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Unit Name

Credits

1

Omani Culture & Civilization (Non-Arabic Speakers)/Arabic Language and Society (Arabic Speakers)

15

2

English Vocabulary in Use

15

3

Fundamentals of Business Management

15

4

Fundamentals of ICT

15

5

English for General Reading and Writing

15

6

Professional Communication Skills in English

15

Modules for Year 2 (Level 4)

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Unit Name

Credits

1

Fundamentals of Personal Development

15

2

Logical and Problem Solving Skills

15

3

Integrated Language Skills for IT

15

4

Introduction to Programming

15

5

Mathematical and Statistical Skills

15

6

Computer Systems and Networking

15

Modules for Year 3 (Level 5)

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Unit Name

Credits

1

Academic Reading and Writing for IT

15

2

Digital Logic Design

15

3

Systems Analysis and Design

15

4

Data Structures and Algorithms

15

5

Oil and Gas Business Processes

15

6

English for Professional Development and Communication

15

Modules for Year 4 (Level 6)

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Unit Name

Credits

1

Local Area Networks

15

2

Database Management Systems

15

3

IT Research Methods

15

4

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

15

5

Industrial Data Networks

15

6

Data Visualization Techniques

15

Modules for Year 5  (Level 7)

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Unit Name

Credits

1

Project Management Methods and Tools

15

2

Database Administration

15

3

Wireless Sensor Networks in Oil and Gas Industry

15

4

Technology Project (Part1)

15

5

Data Warehousing and Data Mining

15

6

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

15

Modules for Year 6 (Level 8)

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Unit Name

Credits

1

Enterprise Information Management

15

2

Technology Project (Part2)

15


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