Graduates celebrate in Oman

11 November 2016

Graduates celebrate in Oman

This year, over 600 students graduated from CCE.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and its Oman partner institution Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) celebrated the College's 22nd ceremony with the graduation of 600 students.

This year, 45% of CCE graduates were women – establishing GCU as a leading creator of female engineers for the Middle East.

The ceremony took place on Monday, November 14 at the College’s Al Hail Campus.

CCE collaborates with GCU in the UK and with VIT University in India to offer four-year degree and honours degree programmes approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.

GCU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategy, Professor James Miller, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Professor Iain Cameron, joined CCE Dean Dr Ahmed Al Bulushi and other representatives at the ceremony. The chief guest was His Excellency Engineer Salim bin Nasser Al Oufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas.

Professor Cameron said: “It is great to see such a high number of students graduating this year across a range of programmes − especially female students.  I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the graduates and wish them luck in their future endeavours.”

GCU has been working with CCE since 1996 and offers its largest programme of transnational education to undergraduate and postgraduate students. CCE, the first private engineering college in Oman, is the country’s major provider of engineering graduates, with over 80% in employment.