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ENGINEERING DAY 2018: Engineers Make the Difference

SCT- Engineering Department celebrated Engineering Day 2018 on May 10, 2018 with the theme “Engineers Make the Difference “.  The event commenced with an inspiring opening remarks of the Head of Engineering Department (HoD)-Dr. Ali Rafeet. He thanked and awarded recognition to the local industry partners like Salalah Methanol Company, Oman Vegetable Oil, Dhofar Cattlefeed, Lulu Hypermarket, and Al Shanfari Group of Companies for their support.

Engineering Day 2018 event showcased students’ best projects. Fun, creativity and innovative skills depicted in the section booths and scientific games plus a show of stock knowledge in the quiz competition.

Of the 14 Students’ Final Year Projects from different specializations, Civil & Architecture Engineering Section won the First Place while Mechanical Engineering Section got the Second Place.

Booths designed by the students were unique, artistic and crafted from low-cost and recycled materials. These all made a difference!  Civil and Architecture Section booth was judged “Best Booth”.

Students’ actively participated in the different section fun games as on-the-spot prizes were awarded to winners.

Quiz competition anchored by Diploma First Year highlighted the afternoon session with the active participation of students from all specialization including the audience. Civil & Architecture Engineering section bagged the trophy for First Place while Chemical Engineering and Diploma First Year got vouchers for Second and Third Place respectively.


The Head of Engineering Department-Dr. Ali Rafeet assisted by the Heads of Sections from Engineering Department awarded the winners.



The SCT- Engineering Department Staff Development Committee organized a Staff Social Gathering on April 29, 2018 to strengthen camaraderie and teamwork.

Social activities that develop interpersonal relationships to reinforce workplace culture impacting employee happiness and strengthen bonds among staff like the games of tug-of-war, musical chairs, stack rack, relay were enjoyed and participated by all.

A trophy was given to Civil Section that emerged as winner in the events through a point- based system, their second time in a row.

Finally the gathering concluded with a sumptuous lunch that everyone enjoyed.


Industry Experts Conduct Mock Interview with Engineering Students

In collaboration with experts from the local industry, Salalah College of Technology - Engineering Department conducted “Mock Interview Workshop 2018” with engineering students on March 3, 2018.

This mock interview was arranged for mutual exchange of information between employer and future job applicants. The probable employer evaluated the attitude, technical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills of students to fit the demands of organizations.

It served as an avenue to understand the strengths and weaknesses of students and guide them towards the right direction in their future career.

The experts from various industries during the mock interview were:

  • Said Al Amri 
Head/Mechanical Engg -Salalah Methanol Company
  • Rodelio Z. Talamillo 
Maintenance Supervisor - Dhofar Cattle Feed Co.
  • Asim Salim AL Ulayyan
WRP Manager, Salalah Sanitary Drainage and Services.
  • Tarun Joshi
Site Process Engineering Manager Octal  Petrochemicals
  • Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ahmed 
Laboratory Section Head, SSDS
  • Musallam Al Awaid
Process Optimization Team Leader, SMC
  • Dr. Parag Das
Vice-President–Technical, Oman  Pharmaceutical Products Co., LLC.
  • Mr. Shirish Jawalkar
HR Administrator, Dhofar Cattle Feed Co.,
  • Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed
  • Amer Al Rawahi
HR Officer, Dhofar Cattle Feed Co.,

Dr. Said Omar Al Mashikhi, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ali Mohsin Issa Rafeet, Head of Engineering Department and Engr. Arlene Joaquin, Chemical Engineering Coordinator thanked the experts from various industries and the organizers for the support.


ANSYS-FEA Software Seminar

As part of the Staff & Student Development activity, Mechanical Engineering Section conducted a seminar on “Introduction to ANSYS – FEA Software” for the Mechanical Engineering staff and students on 6th March 2018. Dr. Mithun Vinayaka Kulkarni, Lecturer- Mechanical Engineering section served as the resource person.

ANSYS software is used to design products and semiconductors, create simulated computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components that test the properties and functions without building test products or conducting crash tests.


Guest Lecture by SMC

As part of the Students’ Development activity, Mechanical Engineering Section has organized a guest lecture on “Manufacturing Processes and Testing Methods (NDT)” for the Mechanical Engineering students on 11th February 2018. Mr. Ali Mohammed Al-Zawamri, Team Leader- Inspection, Reliability Department of Salalah Methanol Company, LLC (SFC) served as the resource person and delivered the guest lecture.


Industrial Visit to Dunes Oman and Dover Middle East

As part of the Staff Development activity, Mechanical Engineering Section faculty had an industrial visit to Dunes Oman LLC and Dover Middle East LLC on 7 December 2017 and 1 February 2018.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.


Mechanical Engineering Students Visit to Dunes Oman LLC and Salalah Methanol Company

As part of the Students’ Development activity, Mechanical Engineering Section has organized an industrial visit for Diploma, Advanced Diploma and B.Tech. students of Mechanical Engineering program. They visited Dunes Oman LLC and Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) on 29th January 2018 and 13th February 2018. The students were given briefing about the company’s operations before giving them an exposure to the different equipment and machineries used in the plant.


Mechanical Skill Competition – Solidworks Modeling Skill

As part of Student’s Development Activity, the Mechanical Engineering section has organized Mechanical Skill Competition – Solidworks Modeling Skill for the Mechanical Engineering student’s community. Students from Advanced Diploma and Baccalaureate level were participated in the competition. The following staff members from the section have organized the event.

  1. Mahaviradhan N.
  2. Mithun V. K.
  3. S. A. Kareem

The winners are;





Mechanical Skill Competition on AutoCAD Drafting Skill

As part of Students’ Development Activity, Mechanical Engineering section conducted Mechanical Skill Competition on AutoCAD Drafting Skill for the Mechanical Engineering students. Diploma First and Second Year students participated in the competition.

The event was organized by Dr. Boopathi Raja V., Mr. Ansari Faiyaz Ahmed, Mr. Hashim Al Haddadi and Mr. Dexter Decano.

Winners in the competition are :

  • First Place : 42J151451 MOHAMMED KHALIS FATHA
  • Third Place : 42S14151 HAMID MOHSIN AHMED AIDAROOS

Engineering Day 2017: Engineering Our Future

Salalah College of Technology-Engineering Department celebrated Engineering Day 2017 on May 25, 2017 with the theme “Engineering our Future”. The celebration commenced with the ribbon cutting led by Dr. Ali Mohsin Issa Rafeet, Head of Engineering Department. This was followed by reciting the Quran and welcome address by the HoD. Alumni working in different companies shared their experiences and views that inspired the students in preparing for the job market. Highlighting the event was the project competition among engineering students from Civil Engineering & Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Among the 21 projects, Architecture section won 1st and 3rd Place while the Mechanical Engineering section won the 2nd Place. Job interview preparation seminar was also conducted during the day. Recognition of best performing students and awarding of winners concluded the one day event.

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs-Dr. Said Al Mashikhi; Asst. Dean for Admin and Finance-Mr. Amar Al Shanfari ; QA Unit Head- Mr. Khalid Al Mashani; Head of Business Department- Dr. Alya Al Nasseri and Head of IT Department- Mr. Vijipaul P were also present to grace the event.

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