Information and Communication Engineering Program

Program Description

The program Information and Communication Engineering (ICEN) in the Department of Technical Engineering aims to prepare and provide the workforce in technology development for sectors Information Technology, Telecommunication industry, Electronics, Software, and Hardware technology.  The program has 136 credit hours which can be divided into six sub parts as university requirements, general education requirements, college requirements, department requirements, program requirements, and electives requirements.

Admission Requirements

For direct entry into the College of Engineering, the student should have General Education Diploma (12th standard) or certified equivalent with overall score of C and minimum of grade D in Pure Mathematics, English and (Physics or Chemistry).

The student should also successfully complete the General Foundation program with an overall score of 65% in the following areas:

  • English proficiency 

  • Study skills

  • Math

  • Information Technology

  1. To be exempted from the GFP (English Component), a minimum score of 5.00 in IELTS certificate or equivalent is required.

  2. To be exempted from the GFP (IT Component), an ICDL Certificate in English or its equivalent is required.

Program Objectives
  • Graduates are expected to succeed in a career as information and communication engineers.

  • Graduates are expected to contribute to society through research or professional and ethical practice in Information and Communication Engineering.

Student Outcomes
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career Path

Graduates from the Information and Communication Engineering program may start their career path at public or private sectors, such as

  • Ministry of Transport & Communication

  • Ministry of Defense

  • Royal Oman Police

  • Ministry of Higher Education

  • Engineering Divisions in other than the above Ministries (such as Banks, Insurance Companies, etc.)

Students who prefer independency and enjoy self-success may start their own business.

UOB

BSc in Information and Communication Engineering Program

Graduation Plan

Total: 136.0 C.H.

Course Code Course Title Sem Prerequisite Credit Hour

ARAB 100

Arabic Language

1 & 2

FENG 003

3.0

SOCI 100

Oman Society

1 & 2

FENG 003

1.0

CHEM 110

Chemistry

1

-

3.0

MATH 100

Calculus I for Engineers

1

FMAT/P 002

3.0

PHYS 110

Physics I

1 & 2

MATH 100(Co.R)

3.0

ENGR 130

Fundamentals of Engineering

1

-

2.0

ESPU 140

English for Special Purposes (Engineering)

1 & 2

-

3.0

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