02 Feb Undergraduate courses in Oman & Qatar
University students in both Oman and Qatar who wish work in the fire safety industry are to be given a new opportunity to obtain qualifications without having to travel overseas.
A five year programme worth a total of £6.5 million will see the University of Central Lancashire (UClan) in England provide undergraduate courses at the College of Engineering and Management in Oman and the Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College in Doha.
Under a previous agreement Omani students would have to travel to UClan at Preston in England as part of their degree level education. The new deal will now also see English students travelling to Middle East to widen their engineering studies.
The aim of the courses is to provide are “ employer ready”, David Taylor, the chairman of UClan’s university board said: “These initiatives will result in enormous benefits for students.
“They will have access to world-class facilities, they’ll be taught by academic staff with wide ranging industrial experience and they’ll benefit from collaborative research which will feed into the teaching curriculum.
“The programmes will generate graduates who are highly trained and highly employable, both vocationally and academically, ready to apply their skills to national and global challenges.”