Engineering News

Intensive IELTS Preparation Classes for Post Foundation Students Completed

The English Language Center conducted a five-week intensive IELTS preparation class for Post Foundation students from May 19 to June 25, 2019. Classes were held in ELC-21 and the ELC Conference Room from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday sessions, and from 12:00 to 02:00 p.m. for Tuesday session. A total of 15 Post Foundation students in the Business, Engineering and Information Technology programs attended the classes for 18 days to help them prepare for the IELTS exam, which is required for them to advance to Higher Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree. The IELTS program was conceptualized and coordinated by Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, Head of the English Language Center, and was facilitated by Mr. Randy Magdaluyo, Level 1 Coordinator and IELTS Trainer.

The preparation classes included orientation sessions, short exercises and full simulation tests on the four IELTS skills, namely listening, reading, writing and speaking. The question types, band scores, test-taking skills, review strategies, exam procedures and time-management tips were explained comprehensively to students. Supplemental materials and assessments were also provided regularly to students for their independent review in their most convenient time.

The IELTS preparation classes were advertised on different social media accounts, college information boards and the official SCT website.

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Industrial Visit to Port of Salalah

As part of the Staff Development activity, Mechanical Engineering Section faculty had an industrial visit to Port of Salalah on 30 June 2019. This was an opportunity for the staff to have an exposure to the company facilities.

The visit aimed to identify the possible projects to be done by Mechanical Engineering students in collaboration with local industries.

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IS SECTION ORGANIZED ANDROID MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Information Systems (IS) section of the Information Technology Department coordinated a faculty development program on “Android Mobile Application Development.” The workshop participants were IT staff members with skills in C++/Java programming as a pre-requisite. The said program consists of 2 series with Mr. Hansel Delos Santos, a lecturer from the Database section as the resource speaker.

The workshop series I was a two-day event conducted on 29th and 30th of May, 2019 from 8:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M at IT-6L in IT building. The first day started with an inauguration where the coordinator of the event, Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of IS section, introduced the speaker and explained the objectives of the workshop series. Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of the IT Department, welcomed all the participants and appreciated the effort of the speaker and the organizing team.

The speaker demonstrated the android studio installation and mobile app development steps with real-time examples and interactions. His target was to achieve outcomes such as: creating a simple Android app, navigation between activities, and working with list views and image views. Participants actively responded and performed the given activities and are looking forward to the second series of the workshop to be held in the last week of June 2019.

The IT Department acknowledged the great effort of the speaker, coordinator, IS section, Head of the sections, HR Committee, Publication Committee, Projects Committee, and all the participants of the workshop for their involvement in the success of the event.

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