A batch of sixteen-advanced diploma – Electrical Power Engineering students and one faculty coordinator visited the industry Be’ah, an Oman Environmental Services Holding Company on October 1, 2017 from 10 am to 12 noon.

Mr. Nasir Al-Mawli, the Head of operations, addressed the students and introduced the land-sill site. Its objective being the reduction of carbon emission. The company works as per the International Standards of US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) & International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The Engineering Department of Ibri College of Technology conducted their On-the-Job Training (OJT) Orientation Program for their students on September 20, 2017, at 12:00 noon, in the Multi-Purpose Hall, in the Engineering Building.

Engineering Students who have complied with all of their academic requirements under the various specializations: Electrical Power, Electronics & Telecommunication, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and those who have only one or two courses left in Diploma level, and who have no immediate plans to proceed to Advance Diploma are eligible to undergo OJT.

The Ministry of health took an initiative to curb measles spread by a contagious virus, as part of a national health drive. The Ministry of health launched a national level immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella from 11th September, 2017 onwards. Ibri College of Technology took part in this national level program and a team of medical experts campaigned in our campus on 18th, 20th and 21st of September 2017 respectively. They vaccinated around 400 students and staff, comprising of both nationals and expatriates. Adults between the ages of 20-35, benefited from this free vaccination program to eliminate the epidemic measles. Due to routine immunization programs, measles cases reduced to 2% drastically in Oman for the last 20 years.

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Section of the Engineering Department, Ibri College of Technology held their regular Orientation Program for their Diploma and Advanced Diploma students currently taking Project courses.

The Program was on September20, 2017 (Wednesday), 10 am, at the Multi-Purpose Hall, with 114 students present. Dr. V. Ilankumaran, Head of Section, spoke on the importance of choosing the Project Supervisor and made them aware of the new Student Project Policy, which was implemented this semester.

The Electrical and Electronics Section of the Engineering Department with the assistance of the Engineering Society, organized a workshop entitled, PIC Microcontrollers and Its Applications, for two days, on May 11 and 18 respectively, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Analog and Digital Laboratory. The workshop had 18 Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Level Electronics Engineering student participants. Dr. Carlos Santos, Mr. Reddy Ganesh, and Mr. Abdul Hafeez Sajid were the Resource Speakers of the workshop.

Dr. Carlos was the first presenter and lecturer who started by sharing his experiences with the PIC Microcontroller and its various applications.

The Electrical and Electronics Section of the Engineering Department conducted a five-day workshop on Arduino Basics and Its Applications on May 7-10, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Electronics Workshop (B120), with the assistance of the Engineering Society. Twenty-nine (29) students mostly from the Electronics Engineering Section participated in the said event.

Three (3) resource speakers shared their knowledge on Arduino, namely: Mr. Abdul Hafeez Sajid (Technician/Staff

The Engineering Department held a series of Orientation Programs on how students can choose their preferred specialization course in Engineering from June 12 to June 15, 2017 in Room 1078 of the Main Building. The Orientation Programs were held in one of the two Physics 2 (PHYS 1211) Laboratory Classes per week, for each section; (there are eight (8) sections of PHYS 1211 this semester), to effectively reach more students that may proceed to Diploma Year 2 Specialization by next semester,( Semester 1, 2017-2018). By employing this strategy, 115 students were able to attend the Orientation Programs.

The Engineering Department assigned Dr. K. Elangovan, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Head of Section; Dr. V. Ilankumaran, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Head of Section; Dr. Geetha and Mr. Ragupathi, Registration Coordinators for Engineering Department, to conduct the orientation. The four speakers took two sections each.

It was the Ramadan month and the class schedules were shortened and in order not to adversely affect the time allotted for the laboratory class, the Orientation Program topics were condensed to up to 15-minute sessions.

The speakers discussed only the following most important points.

  • the different Engineering Specializations offered in each of the seven Colleges of Technology in Oman
  • the qualifications and requirements to get into certain specializations
  • the limitations on the number of slots or seats open in each specialization, in each College of Technology
  • how to apply for a specialization course in the AMS and Ministry System

Engineering students conducted a workshop on how to use Prezi Presentation on their own initiative and with the assistance of the Engineering Society, on May 22, 2017, 2 pm, at the Free Access Lab of the Engineering Building. Ms. Ibtisam Suliman Al-Hatemeia, an Advanced Diploma Electronics Engineering student, was the Workshop Resource Speaker. Twenty-nine students were present.

As mandated at the start of every semester, the Electrical Power (EE) and Electronics & Telecommunications (ECE) Engineering Section held their Project Orientation Program on May 3, 2017 (Wednesday), 11:00 am -12:00 nn, at the Thermodynamics Laboratory (B011) in the Engineering Building.

The staff development committee of the Engineering Department organized a training program on, “Auto CAD V-2015” on June 8, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12.00 noon.

Mr. J. Arthur Davis, the speaker of the program, presented an overview of Auto CAD.

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