University joins up with college in Oman

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THE University of Portsmouth has won a contract to oversee the courses at a new military technological college in Oman.

The agreement is the first of its kind for the university, and the Faculty of Technology will be involved in the development of the college.

The partnership between the university and the Military Technological College in Oman will see the joint development of four engineering degrees for up to 4,200 students. The college, funded by the Omani government, is due to open in September.

Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Professor Djamel Ait-Boudaoud, said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for the university to be involved in such a significant project right from the start.

‘We look forward to working with our colleagues in Oman to help build the future for the education and training of military engineers.’

The Military Technological College will provide academic education and training for the Omani armed forces and Ministry of Defence engineering services.

Students will study for a BEng (Hons) degree with a Diploma of Higher Education exit point at the end of the penultimate degree year.