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MTC Generic Graduates Attributes

 

The programmes at MTC are designed to enhance the Generic Graduates Attributes (GAs) specified by our International academic partner, the University of Portsmouth (UoP)  hallmarks, the UK Engineering Council (AHEP), and the Oman Qualification Framework (OQF), as well as the attributes that need to be acquired to meet the requirements of the Oman Armed Forces stakeholders.

The GAs will be developing over the course of student learning journey by running three different programmes that are the academic programme that qualify students to obtain the required academic qualifications, the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and Department Specific Activities (DSA) Programme that is tailored toward the Ministry of Defence MOD stakeholder needs for students to acquire the required professional competencies, and the Military Training Programme that foster military values, physical and mental fitness of students.

The GAs of MTC graduates are categorized into six characteristics or learning areas as follows:

7.1. Subject and Discipline

  • Have a critical and reflective knowledge and understanding of their subject, with both the ability and readiness to question its principles, practices and boundaries (UoP).
  • Think independently, analytically, and creatively, and engage imaginatively with new areas of investigation within and across discipline boundaries (UoP).
  • Demonstrates general knowledge of the essential legal environment and relevant regulatory frameworks for the occupation, professional or academic field (OQF).

7.2. Personal Competencies

  • Have a critical and reflective knowledge and understanding of their subject, with both the ability and readiness to question its principles, practices and boundaries (UoP).
  • Think independently, analytically, and creatively, and engage imaginatively with new areas of investigation within and across discipline boundaries (UoP).
  • Demonstrates general knowledge of the essential legal environment and relevant regulatory frameworks for the occupation, professional or academic field (OQF).

7.3. Society and Citizenship

  • Be able to synthesise new and existing knowledge to generate ideas and develop creative solutions of benefit to the economy and society (UoP).
  • Be intellectually curious, embrace challenges and seize opportunities for development (UoP).
  • Be able to locate, access and critically engage with information, using current and emerging digital technologies (UoP).
  • Be informed citizens, with a sense of responsibility allied to a commitment to ethical practice, values, and social justice issues, such as equality, respect and sustainability (UoP).

7.4. Personal Development

  • Be able to work in a range of environments, responding positively to new situations by being aware, flexible, adaptable and realistic in their expectations (UoP).
  • Be proactive in recognising and addressing personal development needs, and able to make informed career decisions (UoP).

7.5. Technical and Vocational Competency (TNA)

  • Be able to apply knowledge and hand-on and technical skills in performing specialized tasks in a particular field of occupation or trade.
  • Be able to use appropriate manuals, tools, equipment, software, or methodologies to maintain, diagnose and solve systems or equipment failures and defects.
  • Be able to understand and apply safety standards relevant to their field of work.

7.6. Military Proficiency (Applies to Military Students)

  • Be able to apply knowledge and hand-on and technical skills in performing specialized tasks in a particular field of occupation or trade.
  • Be able to use appropriate manuals, tools, equipment, software, or methodologies to maintain, diagnose and solve systems or equipment failures and defects.
  • Be able to understand and apply safety standards relevant to their field of work.

The MTC is currently mapping the coverage of the GAs of the OQF, the TNA, and the Military Proficiency within the programmes documentations. It is noteworthy that the coverage of the UoP Hallmarks overlaps with various OQF attributes. The MTC Learning and Teaching Strategy maps the characteristics of different reference points for GAs.   

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