Dr Abdulkarim al Mughairi, dean of OTC, stated, “By tailoring programmes that match the rising demand’s of our nation’s emerging tourism industry, OTC ensures appropriate graduate employment opportunities as we provide the skills required for realising His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s vision of a world-class tourism destination operating at international standards. With the continued introduction of new undergraduate programmes, OTC has been able to better match the scope and reach of its academic offering against that of students and community expectations.”
In order to make sure that the course’s content material met the developing wants of the Omani context in line with international market requirements, OTC has benchmarked its programme against international universities providing equivalent programmes such as the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield Hallam in the UK, Victoria University in Australia and the University of Colorado in the US.
The concentrate of OTC’s teaching and understanding techniques is to stimulate an enquiring, analytical and inventive method to function. Active student engagement with course content material is essential to their achievement of the programme’s outcomes. Whilst the core understanding method is primarily based on issue solving and case research, a variety of methodologies have been employed to provide productive but varied understanding experiences. Students will be guided to take higher duty as independent learners engaging in group discussions, seminars and self-study, with an elevated emphasis on creativity, study, issue solving and the formulation of viable marketplace options.
Direct admission to the BSc (Hons) and Diploma programmes with out a Foundation Certificate from OTC demands an superb overall performance in the college’s placement test, a score of five.five in IELTS, or an equivalent in TOEFL, as nicely as an interview. Students who have effectively completed the Foundation programme in yet another institute of greater education might also be straight admitted to OTC’s undergraduate programmes.
There have been a number of new developments in OTC more than the final 5 years in association with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) such as the Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma programmes in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Event Management and Tourism Marketing.
Information Source: Muscat Daily