Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering is a programme that enables students enlisted in His Majesty’s Armed Forces to meet the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) as defined in the MOD competencies. Likewise, it provides a solid educational foundation upon which graduate engineers can build, with supplemental learning and experience, to achieve higher professional status and responsibility within the engineering military and industry in Oman.

Classic and modern Engineering theoretical and practical concepts and applications as used in the military are provided among students in the following Systems Engineering areas:  vehicles – heavy and light, special military vehicles, power generation stations and units – gas, diesel, steam turbines, power distribution network, air conditioning systems, heating and ventilation systems, radar systems, portable communication devices, embedded electronics, computer networks, integrated circuits and boards, digital controllers.

The department of Systems Engineering offers two programmes:

  • DipHE in Systems Engineering
  • BEng in Systems Engineering

Pathways

Modern warfare doctrines and tactics, are mainly based on interoperability among sensor, communication and weapon systems. Ground communication and radar pathway are focused on associated theory topics and technologies, such as  antennas and propagation, analogue and digital communication, data and computer networks as well as radar systems. Also, the important role of electronic warfare is examined for signal intelligence as well as for efficiently employing countermeasures against hostile communication and radar systems.

Programmes offered in GCR are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Ground Communication & Radar System)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Ground Communication & Radar Systems)

 

Vehicle engineering is one of the most exciting professions you can choose. Vehicle engineering is all about the design, creation and functionality of vehicles and their components, including, off-road vehicles, cars, vans, trucks, and tanks. The challenges faced by Vehicle engineers today is to teach vehicles to drive themselves ( Autonomous Vehicle), work towards minimising environmental impact, design sustainable vehicles that meet ever-increasing safety and performance standards in a cost-effective way. The engineers in this field utilize a bevy of scientific principles including thermodynamic and mechanical inquiry to enhance operation, rectifying faults and developing solutions for design flaws. In order to be moulded into a vehicle engineer, you will need to be able to embrace a wide range of fundamentals and more specialist engineering skills through the Systems Engineering department.

Programmes offered in Vehicle Engineering are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Vehicle Engineering Systems) (PDF)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Vehicle Engineering Systems) (PDF)

 

Power Engineering is a professional discipline where students can design, develop, maintain and efficiently operate power systems plants of high and low power levels, with related areas such as electronics circuits, control systems, combustion engine, and electrical machines. This field has great challenges, currently, the demands for economic, environmental and energy sustainability are beginning to be felt. The push for Eco-Friendly energy resources have accelerated the perpetual drive for efficiency in all areas of power generation plants, as well as initiating interest in renewable power sources. In order to do this, students need to be able to embrace a wide range of fundamental and more specialist engineering skills through Power Systems Engineering. Programmes offered in Power Engineering are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Power Engineering Systems)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Power Engineering Systems)

 

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering is an instructional program that combines classroom and practical learning experiences. HVACR is a specialized engineering program based on the principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

The goal of HVACR Engineering is to  advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. The HVACR is vibrant engineering and highly demanded in the region. It plays an important role in sustaining the thermal comfort, indoor air quality and health of people inside the buildings.

This Program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to design, install, repair and maintain commercial, industrial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

This engineering program is accredited by Energy Institute and IMechE.

Programmes offered in HVACR are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (HVACR Engineering Systems)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (HVACR Engineering Systems)

 

A degree in electrical and electronic engineering prepares you to work in a vast range of engineering sectors including but not limited to Military Defense Systems, Aerospace & Avionics, Energy & Transport, Automotive, IT, Communication, Building Services & Automation. The fundamental skills required to be an Electrical and Electronic engineer and to efficiently perform in the chosen field will be by acquiring knowledge from the modules such as Power electronics, engineering design, analogue and digital electronics control systems and design, embedded computer systems, etc.

Programmes offered in EEE are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Electrical / Electronic Engineering Systems) (PDF)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Electrical / Electronic Engineering Systems) (PDF)

 

This pathway provides the background knowledge for communications systems, such as Analog and digital electronics, antennas and EM wave propagation, computer systems and opto-electronics. Also, it covers the theory and implementation of associated technologies including Analog and digital communication systems, satellite communications as well as data and computer networks. Students who follow this pathway will cover:

Design and analysis of modern communications technologies.

Telecommunications and data network systems while building the interdisciplinary skills to meet current and future needs of commerce and industry.

Programmes offered in COMMS are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Communication Systems Engineering)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Communication Systems Engineering)

 

Computer (Systems) Engineering enables students to engage in the design of integrated hardware and software solutions for technical problems. They are involved in many aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. In order to do this, you will need to be able to embrace a wide range of fundamental and more specialist engineering skills through the Systems Engineering department.

Programmes offered in COMPS are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering)

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering, and computer engineering. Mechatronics is where computers have to physically interact with the real world – turning electrical signals into physical movement. Mechatronic devices are essential but hidden in everyday life: engine control and anti-lock braking control in cars, building key-card access controls along with building air conditioning, computer disk drives, printers and photocopiers, as well as robotics and automation. Experts in the interdisciplinary mechatronics field must acquire a general knowledge of many processes as well as specialized knowledge in specific fields of application to provide the particular blend of technologies that will provide the most economic, innovative, elegant, and appropriate solution to the problem at hand. In order to achieve this, you will need to be able to embrace a wide range of fundamental and more specialist engineering skills through the Systems Engineering department.

Programmes offered in MECH are

  1. DipHE Systems Engineering (Mechatronics Engineering Systems)
  2. BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering (Mechatronics Engineering Systems)

Partnerships and Accreditations

 

  • Accrediting Bodies:

UK PEIs (IMechE, IET, EI), OAAA (Oman)

  • QAA Benchmark Groups:

UK Engineering Council, and ROSQA (Oman)

Training Needs Analysis

In Systems Engineering (SE) Department, the Training Needs Assessment (TNA), as well as the Department Specific Activities (DSA), are designed to enrich students’ practical experience in each pathway. Students undertake the TNA activities throughout levels 3, 4 and 5 whilst the DSA are scheduled for two weeks at the end of each semester.

The TNA activities are designed to meet the MOD units’ competencies as well as to support and fill any gaps in the theoretical curriculum activities.

For each pathway in the SE department, TNAs are carried out on-campus on a weekly basis covering, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Troubleshooting vehicular, HVAC, EE, computer, communication, and radar systems and equipment.
  • Design electronic and communication systems, mechanical prototypes, computer applications, and other pathway-specific systems.
  • Welding and hand skills.
  • Investigating satellite foundations and study characteristics of various designs and parameters.
  • Study the official Cisco curriculum and become CCNA.
  • Working with mechatronics, autonomous vehicle prototypes, sensors and motors, and decision-making based on sensor feeds.
  • Design smart systems.

On the other hand, DSA activates are designed to provide a two-week period of extended learning where students are able to undertake prolonged training in a single discipline whether on-campus or in a chosen MOD unit.