General Requirements Department


After the change from a College of Education to a College of Applied Sciences in 2008, the Department of General Requirements (GR) was formed during the Fall Semester. Since then the Department has grown gradually merging members from Communication and design Specialization.

The GR Department plays a vital role in equipping the Foundation Year students with Fundamental Mathematics, and in enhancing the knowledge of the First Year students in Islamic culture, Mathematics, Communication Skills, and Arabic. 


Under the leadership of Dr.Maimouna Al Manthari- HoD of GR, Ph.D. holder in Mechanical Engineering from Swansea University UK, the Department continues to collaborate with other departments to carry out the various activities undertaken by the college.






Prepare the students for various majors programs by providing them with sufficient knowledge in Mathematics, Arabic Skills, Communication.




As a department, our vision is to introduce students towards a self-sustained learning system. We aim to give them knowledge in mathematical and analytical skills, communication skills and research oriented studies so that the students can perform well in their respective majors.





  1. Provide the community with a generation capable of interacting positively with the  demands of contemporary life in local and global communities.

  2. Enable and empower students to communicate effectively in Arabic and English.

  3. Enhance their critical thinking skills for a better understanding of themselves & their  society.

  4. Equip them to thrieve in a world that is marked by diversity, change, and complexity.





Mathematics Courses

Basic Mathematics – FPMA0800                                Foundation Course

Applied Mathematics – FPAM0901                           Foundation Course

Pure Mathematics – FPMA0902                                 Foundation Course

Math for IT – MTDR1102                                               Year 1 course

Math for Business – MTDR1104                                  Year 1 course


Communication Courses

Introduction to Communication – MCCR1101      College requirement (compulsory)

Interpersonal Skills – MCCR4101                               College requirement (compulsory)

Preparing For Work – COMM4242                            Diploma

Introduction to Media Studies – MCDR1105          Non programming (elective)

Introduction to Journalism  – MCDR1104               Non programming (elective)

Image & Sound – MCDR2102/MEDA2201               Non programming (elective)

Introduction to Public Relation – MCDR1103/COMM1203              Non programming (elective)

Introduction to Advertisement – MCDR2104        Non programming (elective)

Visual Communication – MCDR2103                        Non programming (elective)


Design [Elective courses for non-design students]

Design Fundamentals – DNDR1104    

Computers for Design – DNDR1102    

Western Art History – DNDR1103    

Drawing Skills – DNDR2108    

Photography – DNDR2112    

Photographic Studies – DNDR4108   


Arabic Courses

Arabic Language Skills – ALCR1101

Islamic Culture – ICCR1101

Omani Economy – OECR1101


Other courses

Introduction to Research – RMCR3101

Entrepreneurship – BSCR3001