Building Services Engineers are responsible for giving life to lifeless buildings. They design, install, operate and maintain all building services systems which make a building functional. A Building Services Engineer should have in-depth knowledge of the design, installation and maintenance of water supply and sewage systems. He/she should also have sufficient knowledge of designing, installing and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and firefighting systems. In carrying out all these activities the Building Services Engineer should consider the security, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
Building Services Engineering has become one of the fastest evolving professions reaching new heights due to the rapid growth of the construction of new buildings in Oman.
Candidates seeking admission to the programme mentioned should possess a General Education Diploma (Equivalent to 12 years of schooling or equivalent qualification approved by the Ministry of Education, Oman) in the Science stream with at least 65 % mark in both Pure Math and Physics. Further, the student should complete the General Foundation Programme (GFP) or its equivalent.
Students who do not possess a GFP certificate or an equivalent certificate may take MEC placement test. The placement test determines proficiency levels in English, Pure Math and Computing component.
English Language in the GFP can be exempted on producing IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate with a score of 5.5 and above, a TOEFL equivalent or an equivalent international certification
Computing component of the GFP can be exempted if the candidate has successfully completed the ICDL or IC3 or any equivalent international diploma in IT skills.
A score of 60% and above in MEC placement test in each of the component would enable the student for exemption from General Foundation programme.
Qualified Building Services Engineering professionals can work in construction companies, designing and executing building services systems. You can also work as a Maintenance/ Facilities Manager during the operational period of the building. This program trains you to start a new venture and or manage the building services of your own firm. You can also be employed by local authorities and central government organisations to issue licenses related to building services. Students who wish to improve their existing knowledge can enrol in Research institutes and higher education institutions to pursue higher studies.