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About the programme

The programme Bachelor of Computer Science(Computer Systems & Networking) programme has been created in response to industry demand for graduates with the knowledge about the technical skills in computer system and networking. The graduates are equipped with a solid foundation of computer science, computer systems, hardware and software maintenance, networking and security. They have the capability to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructures for modern distributed computer systems. The programme is also embedded with Cisco training certification (leading company in networking) with Cisco-equipped network laboratory for developing sound theoretical understanding and gaining confidence through industrial standard practical experience. Additionally, graduates are nurtured with personal and professional skills, critical thinking, effective communication and entrepreneurial skills to prepare them in facing future challenges. On successfully completion of this programme, students will be prepared the graduates to succeed in becoming excellent network and system administrators, IT support specialists, system designers or working in industrial networks.

These programme comply with the requirement of the National Qualifications Framework in the Sultanate of Oman regarding the minimum years of study and total credit hours. Thus the number of years to complete the Bachelor with Honours Programme will be four years.

 

Programme Objectives

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Computer Systems & Networking) emphasizes on three main aspects which are technical knowledge, technical skills and social skills. The predominant objective is to produce knowledgeable and skilled graduates to work in any organisation, particularly in the field of Computer Systems and Networks.

The general objectives of this award are:

  • Produce outstanding graduates by providing competitive engineering and technological programmes.
  • Spearhead cutting edge industry-relevant research initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable in Theory and Principles of Computer Science
  • Possessing Technical Skills in Computer Science Practices
  • Able to use Problem Solving Skill in Producing Innovative Solutions
  • Able to use Communicate Effectively
  • Able to apply Teamwork & Social Skills
  • Able to apply Professional Standards and Ethical Responsibility
  • Possessing Lifelong Learning Skills
  • Possessing Managerial and Technopreneurial Skills
  • Able to apply Leadership Skills.

Programme Length and credit

 

Programme Name Programme Length Programme Credit
Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer Systems and Networking) with Honours 4 years(8 Semesters) 120 Credit Hours
Diploma of Computer Science 2 years(4 Semesters)  60 Credit Hours

 

  • Full-time students are normally entitled for 15 credits per semester and Part-time students are entitled for 9 credits maximum per semester.

 

  • Courses are made up of core and optional units. In each semester, student could take 15 Credits, depending on circumstances.

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

Admission Requirements

Students are expected to complete General Education Diploma (General secondary) or its equivalent and meet the English language requirements (General English Language Certificate)or its  equivalent and a pass in General Foundation Programme with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics and Information Technology.

Students with HND/Diploma in IT related fields from other colleges/Universities can apply for admission into the programme. The admission will be subjected to credits transfer process.

Awarding Body:

After the successful completion of the program requirements, the students will be awarded with the Award/Exit certificates from Muscat College which is recognised by the University of Malaysia Pahang.

Programme Structure