Available courses

ITAB is an introductory course, which provides the fundamental, intermediate and advanced Microsoft Excel competencies to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain user certification. Topics include spreadsheet creation, financial statements, forecast, schedules, and advanced features such as macros, using charts, importing and exporting data, formulas, built‐in functions. In addition the student will be introduced to databases and to the basics of Microsoft Access. This will help you to realize that computers are no longer merely tools, but increasingly becoming the means by which we acquire information.

A firm understanding of Computerised Accounting is essential for every student who is interested in choosing accounting as his career. This module will introduce the ways in which computers can be used in the areas of finance and accounting. This module is intended to introduce students to a popular computerised accounting software package widely used. 

Business Law module will give a basic understanding of the legal aspects which governs the businesses. It will equip the learner with the basic skills in facing the legal challenges occurring in everyday life and business activities. A basic exposure to the Omani business law concepts will give familiarize the students on the legal concepts and application.

This module is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the basic aspects of finance as it is an essential pre-requisite for the successful conduct of any business. Understanding the basic aspects of finance is an essential pre-requisite for a finance graduate. This is an introductory step towards understanding the different dimensions of finance, financial markets and the different basic computations involved in arriving at rate of interest, annuity and other associated concepts.

Every organization needs to achieve certain goals to be successful. Performance management helps in monitoring the progress towards achieving these goals and highlight the work and activities that were most important in achieving or not achieving them. The knowledge that is gained by learning this module is very useful for making recommendations to redefine individual and organisational goals or to set new ones, and to keep building on the successes achieved.

Maintaining accurate accounts is the biggest challenge for managers to achieve the desire objectives of the organisation and effective use of the resources. The skills involved in summarising, analysing and interpretation of financial information for decision making is the need of the industry and this module primarily aims at imparting such skills to you.

This module aims to develop the knowledge about main financial reporting standards which are very likely to be used in workplace.  It is intended to be more critical in approach towards financial accounting and reporting problems under the guide lines of IAS / IFRS.  It emphasises international harmonisation among different accounting standards of various countries.

Strategic Marketing is a Level 3 module, which seeks to develop an understanding of Marketing Planning in the context of Corporate Policy and Strategy. The focus of this module is on Marketing Planning, Market Positioning and Configuring the elements of Marketing Mix, in a strategic context. You will learn this module through Case Discussions, Seminars, Lectures and through guided reading of academic and professional texts. MOVE is the learning and the Communication hub for this Unit.

Financial Engineering has assumed a lot of significance in the recent years. The primary purpose of financial engineering is
i) the introduction of innovative financial products in tune with the expectations of the investors and
ii) reduction of risk that might arise in various speculative transactions.

This module familiarises students with the practical uses of derivatives in speculation, hedging and arbitrage; students will also analyse the various techniques used in financial engineering. The module also aims to demonstrate the various methods used to evaluate the changing market and credit risk of global financial institutions.

In this module you will learn different aspects of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management and hence gain idea of Stock Market. The module is designed to enable students to understand practical implications of investments in stock market. You will find this module both interesting and academically challenging.

The quality of Investment Decisions plays a major role in the overall financial performance, growth and survival of a business. This module evaluates the most significant decisions facing the organization. Both long-term investment and short term investment decisions are discussed in the course.

This module is structured to enable students understand Integration of internet technology in business has immense impact on the markets, organisational value chains and the industry structures. The Organisations will be able to leverage the internet technology if their managers understand the scale and the scope of this impact.

‘Employee Relations’ is a term that has become commonly used only in relatively recent years to indicate a particular area of subject matter. Prior to this it is likely that you would have found the term ‘industrial relations’ in more common use. The question of whether there are genuine differences attached to the meanings and uses of these two terms forms part of the discussion in this module. Also the issues of the nature of the employment relationship, whether it is characterized by conflict or consensus, the significance of perspective and the relevance of expectations, interests is briefly discussed. The module introduces you to what constitutes good industrial or employee relations.

In this module you will be able to gain knowledge on how you can promote and develop visitor attractions. This is designed to enable you to explain the structure of the travel and tourism industry in the Sultanate of Oman.

This module is geared to create awareness among students of the diversity of visitor attractions and their role within the tourism industry. The difficulties arising in their management, the extent of their economic contribution to the industry as a whole, and finally the opportunities available to develop or expand within this sector will be discussed

The tourism industry is characterized by intensified competition and also by the intangible nature of the various services offered by multiple players in this industry. A well-targeted marketing strategy is therefore highly essential for any business operating in the industry. This module helps students understand these aspects of the tourism industry and also highlights how the marketing concepts can be used to gain a competitive advantage in this industry. 

Your class will take place once in a week in Room No: B-210 from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

The tourism industry is characterized by intensified competition and also by the intangible nature of the various services offered by multiple players in this industry. A well-targeted marketing strategy is therefore highly essential for any business operating in the industry. This module helps students understand these aspects of the tourism industry and how related concepts can be used to gain a competitive advantage in this industry. The module also prepares students for the third level of this programme.

This module focuses on the contemporary issues will enable the students to reflect and evaluate its relevance to the present economic situation. It helps in analyzing the contemporary issues faced by workplaces in managing people. You will gain both a theoretical and a practical perspective of the issues involved in Organizations and their environment; Innovative and Creative Approach in the Organization; High Performance Organization; Cross Cultural Management; Globalization and its Impact on HRM and a lot more.

Tourism industry is one of the developing industries in Oman. The role of regulatory framework in governing the smooth functioning of this industry gets significance. In this context, this module intends to impart the relevant skills required for the students to face the regulatory framework of the tourism industry.

Forensic Accounting is very important in the current global scenario where fraudulent practices have increased putting the savings and earnings of the investors at greater risk. So, forensic accounting is helpful in investigating suspected offences committed in mergers and acquisitions, tax investigations (evasions), economic crime investigations, all kinds of civil litigation support etc..

Over the years, changes in business environment have profoundly affected cost and management accounting e.g., an increased emphasis on providing value to customers, total quality management, growth in service industry, etc. The objective of this module is to equip management accountants with an understanding of the tools, techniques and concepts of Advanced Management Accounting to create and sustain a competitive advantage.

The systematic planning, design, and operation of all processes required for the production of goods and the delivery of services plays a significant role in enhancing the competitiveness of organizations today. Operations management provides a critical view of the operating practices and procedures that spans to all the real value-added activities of an organization.

This course is designed to help students to enhance your academic reading and writing skills. It addresses your need to develop research skills appropriate for the learning. This module also aims to develop self-confidence through self-management, work and academic skills and to further strengthen your reading, comprehension and writing skills in the English Language.

The purpose of the module is to give the student the opportunity to carry out an in-depth study normally of an applied nature, synthesizing learning from other modules, yet pursuing one area in depth. More than any other part of a student’s programme, Level 3 allows greater scope for the expression of skills, knowledge and abilities and offers the chance to explore in depth a topical issue in Accounting or Finance. Students are required to prepare a report of 5000 words on a topic selected by each student or from a list set by the academic staff.

This module focuses on the contemporary approaches to external auditing which have an impact on the business environment. Students will learn the techniques and skills used by the professional auditors. They will understand the national and international significance of auditing and will critically evaluate the practice, objectives and processes of auditing.

Branding combined with innovation is crucial to successful growth and increased profits. Hence, knowledge of both new product development and branding is a vital element of any successful marketing programme. Drawing on the knowledge of marketing especially ‘product concept’ and ‘positioning’ from level 1 this module at level 2 further builds branding elements and strategies leading to a comprehensive marketing programme.

Business law and taxation is a module which prepares students to have an insight into the legal terms and essential elements required to make a binding contract. It also prepares students to understand the taxation in general and Omani taxation in particular. At the end of the module students will be able to compute the corporate tax and capital gains tax.

The module aims to provide the students with basics mathematical skills and essential statistical measures and application in business environment. The basics mathematical skills include simple business calculation of percentage, ratio, solution of equation and matrices and some mathematics of finance. The essential statistics includes classification and method data collection, organisation and presentation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression.

CSA is an introductory course, which provides the fundamental, intermediate and advanced Microsoft Excel competencies to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain user certification. Topics include spreadsheet creation, financial statements, forecast, schedules, and advanced features such as macros, using charts, importing and exporting data, formulas, built‐in functions.

A firm understanding of Computerised Accounting is essential for every student who is interested in choosing accounting as his career. This module will introduce the ways in which computers can be used in the areas of finance and accounting. This module is intended to introduce students to a popular computerised accounting software package widely used.

Marketing management rests upon conceptions of how customers behave. So an understanding of consumer behaviour is a prerequisite of successful marketing.

The module combines investigation of buyer behaviour theory with the opportunity to explore practical issues such as: how attitudes, motivation and personality affect the things we buy and where and how we shop; how we react to persuasive communications. Consumer behaviour comprises information processing and physical activities directed towards goal achievement determined by individual psychological variables and influences from the social environment.

This module is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the different dimensions of corporate finance of the firms. Sound financial management is vital to the success of any business and this module will give students a key insight into the theory and practice of managing the financial aspects.
Cost is essential not only to fix price but also to ascertain the margin of profit. Knowledge of the cost determination is also necessary to keep a check on the cost of product/control on wastages, etc. The accounting used to study the various aspects of cost is known as cost accounting. In this lesson, you will learn about meaning, importance, limitations etc. of cost accounting.

Having a database of current customers will help a business when it comes to marketing campaigns aimed at these people. A good database will have more information than just where they live and their ages. Direct Marketers are able to leverage the power of sophisticated databases to successfully target markets and have extended it to the Web. Hence, this field of study has become critical to Marketing and e-Commerce.

The objective of this module is to help you acquire the skills required to be successful in finding employment, as well as, equipping you with skills that will be important to you in the workplace, whether that is: searching for a job opportunity, preparing a CV and covering letter, confidently presenting yourself in an interview, identifying your own professional strengths and weaknesses, producing professional internal and external correspondence, or contributing effectively to a group discussion.
This module is designed to enable the students to gain a profound insight into the global financial markets which include the financial institutions, instruments, services and the regulatory framework. A financial market is an emerging discipline and has wider linkage with banking, insurance, foreign exchange, capital and money markets.

All of you have studied many accounting modules by now and have a fairly good idea of the financial statements of various organizations. In this module you will learn how to analyze the financial statements using different tools and techniques and how to interpret the same.

This module aims to create an understanding of the importance of strategy in organisations and factors affecting strategic decisions. It introduces topics such as the management of change, competitive advantage, added vale and innovation. FBS requires students to draw on knowledge gained in other disciplines. The module provides a foundation for Strategic Management at Level 3.

Human resource management has recognized as a key source of strategic competitive advantage for organizations. HRM is a core component of the effectiveness of any organization or business unit because it influences the availability and motivation of talent in the organization. All managers and executive leaders have responsibilities that involve some aspect of HR.
When you decide to earn a degree in Business, you are taking the first step toward working in a world in which you will be asked to make scores of decisions, both great and small, on a daily basis. Few of these functions can be done successfully without a strong command of English, a language that has become the medium of Business and that is likely to remain as such for years to come. The goal of the Integrated Language Skills program is to arm you with the language skills in all four of the key skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
This module is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the environment within which International Financial decisions are made. It examines the institutional framework of the international monetary and financial systems and builds awareness of the current issues in the study of International Financial Markets. It thus provides a sound theoretical basis for topics such as Foreign Exchange Markets, Exchange Rate determination, and Direct Foreign Investments.

The majority of businesses today recognize that trade is international in nature. More than ever now, it is necessary for marketing and business students to have an understanding of the principal issues in international marketing. This module adds another dimension to the principles and strategies of marketing management, involving consideration of expanding business abroad and meeting foreign competition. It enables students to acquire expertise in developing marketing strategies in other countries, and promote understanding of the factors determining standardisation and its appropriate implementation in international markets. It builds on the various concepts of marketing learnt during the course of the programme and provides an international perspective to marketing.

Knowledge of accounting principles and systems is an essential element of any business qualification. This module provides a broad introduction to the nature and applications of accounting in business organisations.

Knowledge of accounting principles and systems is an essential element of any business qualification. This module provides a broad introduction to the nature and applications of accounting in business organisations. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of accounting, and will provide a working knowledge of accounting techniques and practices. It would also form the basis for further, in depth studies in accounting and finance at higher levels.

Management Accounting is primarily an application of accounting techniques for providing information, designed to help all levels of Management in planning & controlling activities of a business enterprise and in decision making. In other words it provides relevant information to parties inside the organisation i.e. the management is to plan, control, organise, communicate and motivate. One of the main providers of this information is the Management Accountant.

This module builds on the understanding and knowledge of concepts you have acquired through other modules in your programme. You will notice that the assessment strategy for this module is designed with the motive of achieving the following: continuous learning, greater class participation & engagement, critical analytical & application skills and greater awareness of business practices in MIS.

In the course of your learning you will find that we already practice or have witnessed many aspects of marketing and communication in our lives. Powerful learning insights into marketing communication theories and practices will make you realize the full potential of promotional activities and their impact on successful Marketing.

There is no doubt that we need to know some of the basic related aspects of both human behaviour as well as organisation. To do so, we have to be aware of what is meant by behaviour , organization, why we need to study the human behaviour in organization, how we are going to carryout the study, and what is the importance of studying the Organizational behaviour as module.

Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics aims to explain how economies work and how economic factors interact. Economic principles are applied throughout the society and especially in business. POE module will help students to understand the economic forces encountered at all levels: individual, national and international and will enable them to apply the learnt economic concepts in real-time scenarios.

This course deals with management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.  It focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives.

Success of any business venture, especially in the increasingly changing and competitive environment, it greatly dependent how marketing oriented the organization is. It is a philosophy that guides the entire organization. Therefore it would be right to consider marketing as a core knowledge area in any business course. This module is intended to serve as a foundation for further in-depth studies in the various disciplines of marketing.

This module is designed to provide the students with some essential statistical and quantitative skills that support in making decision approaches. The module also develops the ability of solving, formulating and modelling of business problem in quantitative techniques that are much required in today business world. This module further develops the essential quantitative techniques in management sciences which can assist organisations in decision-making under uncertainty and risk. It’s also to familiarise the students with the concepts of resource optimisation.

Research Methods is a research oriented module which prepares students in handling independent research projects both as an essential requirement of the program as well as in managerial contexts. Through this module the students will understand the process and structure of research projects and learn to evaluate and utilize various methods of research.

This module considers the operational and strategic issues concerning sales organizations. Today sales management is one of the most important elements in the success of modern organizations. Sales management has undergone considerable changes from the traditional approach to a more strategic approach encompassing the need for customer relationship management. Today sales force operate with new skills, unselfish approach, more information and instant answers paving the way for forging long-terms customer relationships. In fact personal selling fits in perfectly to develop customer relationships.

This module is basically about the special characteristics of service sector, which makes it different from the tangible products. The module will also deal with the details of how marketers should handle these for the sustainable profits.

This module is therefore designed to address specific issues/challenges associated with the financing and financial management of SMEs. Small Business Finance is an application oriented module. To complete this module successfully you should use all the knowledge and skills that you have gained from level 1 modules such as: Principles of Management, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Business Mathematics and Statistical Skills, Level 2 modules such as: Advanced Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Management Accounting, Foundation to Business Strategy and Business Law and Taxation. This module helps you in developing the skills that are required for starting and managing your own small business.

This module aims to develop your knowledge (both theory and practice) and competence to enable you to operate in a range of activities in small business start-up and entrepreneurial endeavors. It links the learning of a range of modules at level 1 and level 2 such as Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Business and Financial Accounting, Foundation of Business Strategy, Human Resource Management, and organization behavior.

Managing human resources is the biggest challenge for managers to achieve the desired objectives of the organisation and effective use of the resources. Adding value to the HR functions is more vital especially in today’s competitive environment. The strategies involved to achieving sustainable competitive advantage and give a leverage to the organisations are quite crucial. This module primarily aims at inculcating such strategies to you.

This module builds on the fundamental concepts of strategy that you would have studied so far and would help you understand how these concepts could be used for strategy development and implementation. The nature of this module is very contemporary and demands active participation from your end in terms of keeping abreast with the latest in the field of strategic management, reading of relevant academic literature and coming prepared to class.

Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development (STPD) Module is of major significance in understanding the nature of tourism as an option for development and provides the broad context of the elements involved in the travel and tourism. The module will provide students with significant knowledge in planning tourism services, attractions, and facilities in a sustainable method.

Welcome to the Virtual Management Module. We live in a world wherein many business functions viz. procurement, customer relationship management and business processes are being transformed through the use of Internet Technologies. The remote execution of management functions i.e. Virtual Management is gathering significance as a specialized field of study in business.

This module is concerned with a relatively new field of study. It considers the psychology of people at work. Psychology is about why people do the things they do and work psychology deals with the application of psychology to work places. The study of work psychology It explores the relationship between people and their jobs, work systems and processes, work groups and teams and the environment of the work organization. It reflects on how the organization internal environment influences employees psychologically and how organizations are influenced by people.

Logical & problem solving skills have an important role in Information Technology (IT) or Computer Science as it helps develop the ability to solve problems, build logic databases and logic gates, and design programs. Computer programs are written in special, symbolic languages, e.g., FORTRAN, C++, Lisp, and Prolog. These languages contain features of logical symbolism, and Lisp and Prolog are derived from formal languages for logic. Through such connections, the study of logic can help one in the design of programs. Computer science is not just programming. It includes the logical and mathematical analysis of programs. With such analyses, one can prove the correctness of procedures and estimate the number of steps required to execute a specified program. Modern logic is used in such work, and it is incorporated into programs that help construct proofs of such results. Logic also has a role in the design of new programming languages, and it is necessary for work in artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Some parts of logic are used by engineers in circuit design.  To cover the topics specified on the teaching outline (p. 7), this module introduces key topics in Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Boolean algebra, Mathematical Logic, Logic, Finite Mathematics, and Mobilizing Creativity and Innovation.

This module aims to equip students with fundamentals of information technology and focuses on understanding of common IT applications in day-to-day life. After completing this module, students will be able to configure a computer ready for use in any field of life.

This module, Digital Logic Design, introduces the fundamental principles and features that underpin all modern computing systems design. This module prepares students to underlying principles of digital devices and their applications in Computer Architecture.

Welcome to the first level module Introduction to Programming (CC12-1) offered by the Faculty of Information Technology. This booklet gives you some basic information about this module and provides you a framework to help guide your study programme.

An algorithm is a step by step strategy to solve any task before converting into a computer program. An algorithm helps to develop a computer program easily and therefore a course in the fundamentals of Algorithms and C language is fundamental to any program of study in Computer science.

This is an introductory course, which presents the concepts of computer hardware, software and related terminologies. The module provides an understanding of the functions of an operating system, the major system components and its functioning. The course also deals with troubleshooting and security measures in a system environment, which in turn helps the students to tackle PC problems in a skilled way.

This course provides an insight into the social, ethical and professional implications of computing. The introduction of advanced computing hardware and software has had significant impact on society, both good and bad. This course is intended to make students think critically about the impact of such technologies and the ethical implications of the profession. Students will be required to write a term-paper on a chosen area of computing and ethics or its impact on society.

The focus of the module is to develop effective Internet projects by selecting and implementing appropriate applications of computing technologies.  To this end, web application design is led by identifying key business processes and the underlying data that supports them. The structure and content of web applications and the required client-side and server-side processing is matched to these requirements.

This course is designed to help students to enhance your academic and technical reading and writing skills. It addresses your need to develop research skills appropriate for the learning. This module also aims to develop self-confidence through self-management, work and academic skills and to further strengthen your reading, comprehension and writing skills in the English Language.

This module, Computer Architecture Digital Logic, introduces the fundamental principles and features that underpin all modern computing systems design. This module prepares students to underlying principles of digital devices and their applications in Computer Architecture.

This module introduces the programming principles needed to design, implement and maintain efficient and secure networked applications. The focus of the module is on the network and security libraries of the programming language. The main socket APIs are presented, including TCP, UDP and secure sockets. With the explosive growth of the Internet, Web applications, and Web services, majority of programs and applications requires networking.

The module provides an understanding of the functions of an operating system, the major system components and its functioning. The course also deals with troubleshooting and security measures in a system environment, which in turn helps the students to tackle PC problems in a skilled way.

This module will teach you basics of Data Communication and Computer Network (DCN) and will also take you through various advance concepts related to Data Communication and Computer Networks.

In an organization information can be a strategic source of opportunity. Data Mining deals with the unearthing of hidden knowledge from large databases. This is closely linked to another important development - data warehousing, which focuses on supporting the analysis of data in a multidimensional way.

Almost all the courses given in the field of Computer Science describe structures and algorithms specialized towards the application being covered, whether it be databases, compilation, graphics, operating systems, or whatever. These diverse fields often use similar data structures, such as lists, hash tables, trees and graphs, and often apply similar algorithms to perform basic tasks such as table lookup, sorting, searching, or operations on graphs.

Database applications, handle multiple transactions which make use of large quantities of shared data, give rise to problems. This module covers the major aspects of database management system techniques such as concurrency control in database, recovery schemes, security requirements, and risks as well as distributed databases architecture.

In the module you will learn about what is a DBMS, what are its functions?, why do you require a database?. You will learn about how to draw an ER diagram for a real time scenario/requirements and how to convert ER model to Relational model and normalizing the given model. You will also learn about how DBMS processes queries making use of relational algebra. In the second part of the semester you will learn to implement the database using Oracle.

This module enables students to analyze new network technologies, which are a vital input to the process of wealth creation in a networked world. The module mainly concentrates on various emerging technology enablers and culminates in a discussion of the potential business impact of these technologies in the near future.

The module EPDCIT is designed to help you take control of your own learning and development, by engaging in an on-going process of reflection and action. It will empower, excite and stimulate you to achieve your aspirations; and help you move towards your dreams. The course will help you develop forward planning, strategic time management, goal setting, evaluating your strengths and weaknesses, team work skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal skills.

This module provides students with an up to date critical review of the rapidly developing E-Commerce field. It places the emphasis on detailed technological and computing aspects of E-Commerce. The module enables the student to be aware of the broad range of E-Commerce business issues. It helps them to develop practical applications skills to support E-Commerce activities for the implementation of secure E-Commerce solutions. 

An algorithm is a step by step strategy to solve any task before converting into a computer program. An algorithm helps to develop a computer program easily and therefore a course in the fundamentals of Algorithms and C language is fundamental to any program of study in Computer science. This course covers the principles of solving a problem using algorithms and the implementation of this algorithm using C language.

Modern computer systems are judged by their “ease of use”. Human computer interaction deals with human computer communication and how to facilitate it. This module aims to assist students in developing an understanding of the concepts of how users interact with computer interfaces. This course provides the concept of HCI and user interfaces, focusing in user interface design and role of users in the design.

The mission of the Information Systems Management program is to prepare the next generation of technology managers to lead enterprises in innovative ways. Schooled in the inter-disciplinary Majan College Tradition and trained as analytical problem solvers, our graduates will develop and deploy IT to create value for their organizations and society.

The goal of the Integrated Language Skills program is to arm you with the language skills in all four of the key skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Before you ever set foot in your first job, you will need to form a solid foundation of language skills to take you through the initial phases and keep you succeeding over the long term.

Inter-network is the network of networks while Internetworking is the integration of Networks (LANs and WANs). This module strengthens the understanding of internetworking topics like routing, switching and WANs. These topics are of utmost importance to the Internetworking Professional. This module prepares the students to implement, analyze and troubleshoot Inter-networks (LAN/WAN).

This module provides you the knowledge and skills of computer networking system within the context of Local Area Networks. This module mainly deals with technical issues relating to networking technologies, and also emphasis on identifying user requirements and seeking appropriate network solutions to given problems.

Mathematics has an important role in Information Technology (IT) as it helps develop the ability to formalize problems. It is a guideline to represent complex problems using equations and prove or perceive a solution. It also plays a significant role in computing, designing, and developing efficient algorithms. This module introduces key topics in Statistics, Discrete Mathematics and Linear Algebra. Statistics helps develop skills required for data representation, analysis, and decision-making, while discrete Mathematics strengthens the logical aspect of problem solving.

This module builds the necessary expertise to deal with crucial issues in network security, which is one of the most important aspects in information technology. Networking professionals have the challenging role of securing the network infrastructure they are responsible for, and must have a proactive approach to deal with expected threats.

This module will introduce the core concepts related to object oriented programming used most widely in the software industry. Students will gain the programming skills required to solve real world problems using object-oriented concepts. They will gain understanding of the usability features of programming which leads to component development.

Operating systems provide an interface between users, the applications they are using and the computer hardware. They underpin any computer system and are therefore fundamental to any programme of study in computing. An understanding of Operating Systems is crucial in order to appreciate the weakness of application behavior and to identify why performance problems arise.

Project Management Methods and Tools is designed to build and develop students abilities and skills to manage projects using different methods and tools in a variety of situations. This will enable students to apply fundamental principles of project management, project estimation and monitoring, develop resource plan and matrices and manage risks within the context of project risk.

This module is structured to enable students to adopt design principles, programming style, software quality standards and encourage code reusability through usage of tools required in large software development tools. It provides the student with an understanding of quality assurance, software reusability and re-engineering in software projects.

This module majorly deals with the representation of the graphical model of the system. It clearly shows the working of the system with complete details. Breakdown of the system into major module and then into sub modules with detailed flow if information within the system is explained.

This module builds upon the knowledge gained through LAN module in respect of TCP/IP protocol. TCP/IP is the de facto standard suite of networking protocols of today’s networks. The role played by TCP/IP suite of protocols is very significant in today’s networking environment.

This course is an advanced course for Technical communication. You will enhance your technical writing skills and your oral presentation skills. All the topics will be predominantly taken from IT, Computing and Networking texts. This module is designed to enhance the students’ writing skills with special regard to IT specific topics. In this module, you will attain adequate fluency in reading, writing and speaking to handle job-related technical writing and speaking.

The objective of this module is to help you acquire the skills required to be successful in finding employment, as well as, equipping you with skills that will be important to you in the workplace, whether that is: searching for a job opportunity, preparing a CV and covering letter, confidently presenting yourself in an interview, identifying your own professional strengths and weaknesses, producing professional internal and external correspondence, or contributing effectively to a group discussion.

This module aims to enable student to consolidate and extend English language proficiency and communication skills (particularly listening and speaking) in workplace and professional settings. Students would be able to express their own ideas, feelings and thoughts clearly, and respond to others appropriately, in a range of formal and informal situations in business contexts.Additionally, the module prepares students to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.



This course is about the grammatical system of the English Language. Here you will study the grammatical categories and structures that are instrumental in producing different patterns of sentences. We will start with a description of categories and functions of words. There will be lessons on description of the nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. Consequently, you will see how these types act in the structures of sentences.  After this analysis, the course will discuss issues related to the simple sentence English and its components. There will be classes on clause/sentence structures, modification patterns and combination of clauses.

This module is designed to help you with your reading and vocabulary-building strategies so that you can develop confidence and control in all four English language skills. Furthermore, this module will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy, respond to and understand a wide range of texts, develop problem-solving skills, self-management, and academic skills, acquire and apply strategies for the storage and use of vocabulary and techniques for discriminative reading (e.g., gist, detail) , choose and adapt reading skills/strategies for a variety of purposes, further understand and learn vocabulary in the Academic word list.

Language development is essential to intellectual growth. The module addresses the development of language proficiency with particular reference to speaking and listening. The intention is to guide students towards an awareness of the ways in which they can learn more effectively, and to make explicit what is entailed in the ability and confidence to communicate competently in English.

The core objective of this module is to introduce you to the basic concepts of Research. The module will equip you with the necessary language skills needed to avoid plagiarism and also to use the tools of research effectively. This will be achieved through the module text book, interactive sessions, exercises, online activities, discussion forums, assignment and regular feedback during the course. In order to achieve the learning outcomes it is important to be an active learner and show willingness to work in teams. For further details on teaching and learning, read the teaching and learning methods section of this module handbook.

Study skills are transferable skills that students will take beyond their education into new contexts - organisational skills, time management, prioritising, ability to analyse, and self-discipline required to remain focused and motivated. Study skills relate closely to the type of skills that employers seek. This module has been designed to equip students to manage their study skills. It endeavours to helps students develop conscious, deliberate control over the mechanisms of their own learning and achieve effective study practice. This module encourages collaborative thinking.

English language has now become a basic tool of survival these days not only does it serve as a link in connecting people of different cultures and nations but also provides different opportunities. Generally speaking we learn grammar because it is the essential building blocks of a language. It tells us how to form our sentences correctly and how and when to use certain words or expressions. We spend the whole life in listening, speaking, reading and writing. So all these things are based on the grammar. Grammar tells us how we should apply the rules for our exact communication. To study grammar is like an exercise for the mind, a form of analysis, a mental exercise similar to chess, crossword puzzles, or Sudoku. Grammar is a means to help us communicate our thoughts clearly, precisely, and with a purpose. Grammar courses and exercises will teach you why certain constructions are incorrect and how to fix them. Whatever the reason you have to learn grammar, you will never regret to have done it.

This module seeks to introduce students to the organization of language above the sentence or clause level. Samples of larger linguistic units, such as written texts from a variety of academic, technical and professional sources, will be studied in detail. Examination of such texts will enable students to familiarize themselves with the linguistic properties and patterns which constitute the diverse styles of discourse.

The central focus of this module is how languages are learned. In the field of language acquisition a distinction is often drawn between the acquisition of a first language (the mother tongue) and the learning of a second language. From the title of the module, Second Language Acquisition, it is clear that more attention will be given to how second languages are learned. However, first language acquisition is not entirely irrelevant here either. In order to gain a fuller appreciation of how the learning of a second language takes place, from time to time we will need to compare it with first language acquisition.

In this module you will learn how to make generalizations across different grammatical categories. For instance, you will see that the apparent differences that exist between noun, verb, adjective, adverb and prepositional phrases are only superficial. Underneath these phrases have more in common than you would expect. These sorts of generalizations will enable you to process the grammar you have learned so far a lot more easily creating room in your brain for new learning.

The course will also focus on the lexical and grammatical changes in the history of English from the earliest times to the present day. The major topics are the synthetic-analytic shift, the history of English pronouns, the evolution of the verb phrase, the role of language contact in the development of the English lexicon, and the emergence of prose-styles in Early Modern English form.

This module is skill-development oriented. It is to help students deal with the academic demands of undergraduate study through the medium of English as a second language. The course aims at the development of language proficiency and skills in reading,helping individuals to develop reading strategies which will enable them to pursue their studies successfully.

This course is about the grammatical system of the English Language. Here you will study the grammatical categories and structures that are instrumental in producing different patterns of sentences. We will start with a description of categories and functions of words. There will be lessons on description of the nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions.

This module offers you an opportunity to look at the organization of spoken discourse in terms of grammatical structure, lexical choice, cohesion, coherence, turn-taking and so on. The aims of the module is to make you familiar with various approaches to discourse analysis, to apply descriptive frameworks to both monologue and dialogues; to deepen your awareness of the importance of cohesive devices in discourse; and to analyze and explain different contextual issues related to spoken texts. In this module, you will learn more about what discourse analysis is, the difference between spoken and written discourse, conversational analysis and various approaches to discourse analysis including a practical approach that you will have as your assignment.

This course is about the sounds and sound system of the English language. You will study how human speech sounds are produced (articulated). You will learn how to describe/classify individual sound segments: consonants and vowels.  After that, you will study the syllable and other related phenomena e.g. stress and intonation. You will also learn how to transcribe speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). You will also learn about how sounds can affect the way that other neighbouring sounds are pronounced. For example, by the end of the course you will be able to give a principled explanation of why in the final -s on the words cats, dogs and horses is pronounced differently: /s/, /z/ and /iz/ respectively.

This module is designed to equip students with higher order critical thinking skills that enable them to question assumptions that lie behind written texts. The module will further equip them with skills required for analytical thinking. It is important to prepare students to interpret texts independently and reflect in a mature manner on theories and ideologies that underlie academic texts that represent complex schools of thought. It is necessary that students learn to form a balanced and well-informed opinion on issues where a keen sense of reserve and responsibility is required to be cultivated through close and in-depth reading.

The module offers you the opportunity to build your linguistic competence through the study and enjoyment of English poetry with its classic range of style and broad range of figurative language, imagery and symbolism-all devices requiring that you infer an unstated meaning.

The module seeks to provide useful insights for the study of both Written Discourse and English Syntax in semester 2. It may also offer concepts which may be useful in the study of Research Methods and may help you to develop ideas for project work to be carried out during your senior year i.e. level three. Your knowledge of English Grammar in Practice and Introduction to Linguistics will be directly useful to studying this module.

Linguistics, though known as a 'difficult' and 'dry' subject to study, is in fact an interesting subject if we know how to make it interesting.  Language is all around us, we speak it, we think in it, we dream in it: it is an integral part of our existence. Imagine a subject that deals with language, that looks at language critically and that analyses language. Linguistics is not something that we should be scared of.  I can tell you, it is one of the best subjects to be enjoyed in a lively classroom.  It offers many interesting questions about the structures and functions of language and how we learn them.

The aim of this module is to enable Arabic speaking students to read, write, understand and discuss topics of current and personal interest with effectiveness. This will assist students to master different aspects of the Arabic language and prepare them for the translation course in level 1. The students will be taught about various types of sentences and will learn how to distinguish between the different forms of verbs and nouns and how those forms make different meanings in sentences.

This module attempts to introduce you to essential skills in research writing in the area of Applied Linguistics. It covers approaches to doing research in Language and Applied Linguistics, as well as types and methods of research, e.g., qualitative, quantitative, grounded research, etc. In particular, it covers ways of data collection, and issues in data description, analysis and interpretation. You will also be trained to follow ethical guidelines for conducting and writing research.

This course is about different aspects of academic writing in English. Here you will develop the skill of academic composition. There will be lessons on sentence construction, academic appropriateness of lexis and style, coherence and cohesion.

The course will discuss the structure of a paragraph and an essay, ways of presenting the main idea and supporting it with supplementary details. There will be classes on summarizing and paraphrasing, note taking and outlining. You should be able to compose your own paragraphs and essay based on the skills taught throughout the semester. 

This module introduces the study of language and society. It explores how language is actually used, how people feel about it, how the two are often opposed, and how the structure of language interacts with both.

The module strives to provide you with necessary translation skills and knowledge.  It attempts to expose you to the importance of text analysis, the linguistic differences between different language levels and the importance of dictionary use skills in the translation process.

The module offers you the opportunity to build your linguistic competence through the study and enjoyment of English fiction with its classic range of style and broad range of figurative language, imagery and symbolism-all devices requiring that the students infer an unstated meaning. It will at the same time stimulate your sensitivity and enable you to interpret the text from various angles. The course provides you with a critical understanding of the literary traditions in English.

This course is about how to study meaning in language. There are two ways that meaning can be studied: one is meaning in the language system and the other is meaning created by the speaker and the hearer, i.e. the users of a language. Semantics deals with the first one whereas pragmatics deals with the second one.

The module offers students the opportunity to strengthen/further develop her/his linguistics competence through the study and enjoyment of contemporary drama with its multiplicity of style and wide vocabulary. In addition the student can apply what s/he has learned hitherto in the degree to the description of passages from the listed plays.

This module creates awareness of the differences between English used in various parts of the world in speech and writing in terms of syntax, vocabulary and cohesion. It introduces the notion of a ‘standard language’ and variation from it. It enables the student to identify the factors, which cause variation from the standard form of a language. It describes standard and non-standard features of English using the terminology and frameworks of linguistics.

The central focus of this module is language learning and development as a field of crucial importance. The module attempts to investigate and describe the mental processes involved in the acquisition, production and comprehension of language. Through discussion and analysis of theoretical issues, students will be exposed to the latest research rends and directions in the area of language learning and development.

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The Staff Development Module contains the development sessions' and workshops' learning materials and activities. This module aims to enrich and enhance the technical, practical, and academic skills and knowledge of the college's staff.

A college wide event, planned on 25th of April, 2016. Contains many competitions for the students.

Academic Excellence Awards, Survey and Nominations.

CSA is an introductory course, which provides the fundamental, intermediate and advanced Microsoft Excel competencies to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain user certification. Topics include spreadsheet creation, financial statements, forecast, schedules, and advanced features such as macros, using charts, importing and exporting data, formulas, built‐in functions. In addition the student will be introduced to databases and to the basics of Microsoft Access. This will help you to realize that computers are no longer merely tools, but increasingly becoming the means by which we acquire information.

Majan College Strategic Plan 2014-2018

OOi is an innovation 'hotspot' aimed at showcasing best practices and promoting innovative practices.  Innovation can be conceptualized as improvement over existing products and services, processes and design. Creativity skills characterized by ideation and problem solving is input that produces innovative outputs. Staff members are invited to share ideas, initiate discussions and showcase best practices. The ideas generated through discussion forums would be nominated as 'innovation stars' by the coordinating committee. The virtual office is categorized into two sections which are "Best Practices" and "Innovative practices".

We guessed that you all needed a break at some point of time in a day, so we thought of coming up with something fun yet academic in a place on MOVE which is accessible to all. That's how this started. We let you "Learn & Engage" (L&E) here. L&E embraces the Open Course concept inviting all of you to try new competitions every week.

This module will be used to test assignment submission

For MOVE induction

A place for you to discuss your time at Majan and get to know your fellow students.

This course is about different aspects of academic writing in English. Here you will develop the skill of academic composition. There will be lessons on sentence construction, academic appropriateness of lexis and style, coherence and cohesion.

The course will discuss the structure of a paragraph and an essay, ways of presenting the main idea and supporting it with supplementary details. There will be classes on summarizing and paraphrasing, note taking and outlining. You should be able to compose your own paragraphs and essay based on the skills taught throughout the semester.

You will find this module both inspiring and academically challenging. It will help you to learn the necessary reading strategies to understand any given English text. We will follow “student centred approach” in order to encourage students’ participation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you attempt and complete the tasks that are assigned to you to be able to contribute in the classroom discussions.

Vocabulary in Context module focuses on vocabulary building and acquisition via an integrated approach (Reading, writing, listening and speaking). Choice of items is governed by the thematic design of the module, and generic value in the college with IT, Business and English streams. Vocabulary in Context module also provides a basis to better support semester 2 modules such as Academic Reading and Academic Writing. Thus,  the VC module enhances and improves students' reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking and basic communication in various contexts.

The BM module, which is a prerequisite of Applied Mathematics aims to give students a basic understanding of Mathematics. The Mathematics component aims to equip students with the basics of Mathematics to strengthen their foundation and gain thorough understanding of the skills necessary to meet the cognitive and practical requirements of higher education or undergraduate studies. The tasks mainly covers real numbers and its properties, operations on fractions, percentages, and order of operations, exponents, measurements and conversions, polynomials, factorization, equations and inequalities, radicals, and trigonometry.

The BM module, which is a prerequisite of Applied Mathematics aims to give students a basic understanding of Mathematics. The Mathematics component aims to equip students with the basics of Mathematics to strengthen their foundation and gain thorough understanding of the skills necessary to meet the cognitive and practical requirements of higher education or undergraduate studies. The tasks mainly covers real numbers and its properties, operations on fractions, percentages, and order of operations, exponents, measurements and conversions, polynomials, factorization, equations and inequalities, radicals, and trigonometry.

This module provides you with the basic skills necessary for academic study and to improve your vocabulary and general knowledge through a wide range of texts. It enables you to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in an academic context. It helps your individual learning, studying and academic skills.

This module will help students to:

• Develop the necessary skills to be able to read and understand academic texts.
• Interpret the intention of the writer.
• Understand semantics, syntactic and cohesive devices which are essential for comprehending written material.
• Increase your awareness of different reading strategies employed by readers.
• Academic Reading will enable them to engage in a lifelong learning in their chosen discipline.
• Develop ability to demonstrate knowledge of the discipline in professional situations, task fulfilment and problem solving.

The Mathematics component aims to equip students with the necessary skills in Applied Mathematics necessary for degree studies of all courses. Various topics are mainly covered ranging from business, Engineering, and IT applications. The IT component of BMIT2 module aims to equip the students with essential mathematical, technical, networking and creative skills. It enhances the student’s capability to search information from the internet using the search engine.

The Mathematics component aims to equip students with the basics of Mathematics to strengthen their foundation in Mathematics and gain thorough understanding and skills necessary to meet the cognitive and practical requirements of higher education or undergraduate studies in a variety of disciplines. The IT component provides the students with essential IT skills, word-processing skills and spreadsheet skills. Word-processing helps them understand how to format the document, insert tables, images, watermarking, footnotes and table of contents.

The module aims at developing students’ lexical competency by learning useful vocabulary, enabling them to communicate effectively and provides a forum for further consolidation of vocabulary used for communication in different contexts.