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