The Bachelor of Science in Applied Geosciences (AGEO) at GUtech is customized to the requirements of Oman and the wider region, building on the expertise of RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The Bachelor program focuses on three areas of key importance to the region’s present and future: energy, water, and mineral resources. In addition to providing a rigorous education with high standards, GUtech places a strong emphasis on the future employability of its graduates. For this reason, many courses in the program are presented in cooperation with local and international industry partners. Soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and presentation skills, are integrated throughout the curriculum. From their first day at GUtech students are encouraged to think critically and act responsibly and our professors assist them in developing these competencies accordingly.
Geoscientists pursue exciting careers worldwide. A large demand exists in Oman and the Gulf region for qualified professionals in the field of exploration and production of natural resources, such as oil, gas, minerals, and building materials. Many geoscientists are also employed in the field of water supply and management. Others investigate natural hazards such as floods, or the causes of climate change. Building construction such as tunnels, bridges, or dams typically requires the expertise of geoscientists. Furthermore, in the fast-growing tourism industry, geoscientists may provide specific knowledge on Oman’s geological heritage.
Opportunities for Further Studies
GUtech BSc graduates with a high GPA and good performance in the various geoscience subjects have a very good chance in succeeding in an international university environment in Europe (e.g. UK, Switzerland, and Germany), the US or Australia.
Many of the AGEO graduates have received scholarships for further studies and were accepted by famous universities worldwide. Others have found excellent opportunities for employment in their field of interest.
Further studies could include Petroleum Geosciences and Engineering, Geophysics and Hydrology.