School of Foundation Studies

College of Medicine and Health Sicence
School of Foundation Studies, Airport Heights Campus

Dr. Yaseen M. Al Lawatia
School of Foundation Studies
Airport Heights Campus

  • National University offers a General Foundation Program (GFP) common to all engineering, medicine and pharmacy programs.
  • The GFP helps students develop their skills in English Language, Mathematics, and Computing Skills, preparing them for their future specializations provided at the University.
  • School of Foundation is located in Airport Heights Campus, Muscat.
  • This campus has lecture halls equipped with modern teaching facilities, laboratories dedicated to computing skills and programming, general computer labs, WiFi access, multipurpose halls, library, and restaurants.
  • The hostels provide boarding facilities with e-learning and recreational facilities, prayer rooms, a reading room and study area, laundry facilities, and 24 hour security services.
  • Around 500+ students.

Student Support

Foundation students are continuously encouraged to actively participate in their own learning development and to support them in overcoming difficulties faced in the learning process. They will have a dedicated member of staff who, as their adviser, will work with them to identify and build on their strengths and suggest strategies for overcoming their weaknesses.

The School of Foundation Studies has a qualified member of staff who is responsible for the students’ personal and academic well-being. Each class has an elected representative who should represent the class at meetings with the head of the School. These meetings will take place twice a semester.

Blackboard Learning

Blackboard is a computerized learning platform which allows you to gain access to course materials, submit assignments and discuss problems with your colleagues and your teacher on line. You will be given a password to access blackboard during your first week at the college and one component of the course trains you to use it effectively. We feel that this is key tool in helping you become more independent.

Student Tutorial Hours

At SoFS, Teachers have two hours of tutorials in their work hours and you are free to see any of your teachers during that time. However, it is probably a good idea to make an appointment before you arrive.

Facilities at SoFS, NU

The School of Foundation Studies of National University of Science & Technology, has 24 well equipped classrooms which include:
  • projectors, Smart Boards
  • Speakers
  • Wireless Internet Access

It also has two dedicated Computer Labs with 56 computers, two dedicated Language Labs with 50 computers, two Science labs and access to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) which has various resources to use during self-study periods.

Library Facilities

SoFS has a well-stocked central library facility which offers printed as well as electronic books and journals. These include theoretical and practical textbooks related to English language learning; mathematical and scientific knowledge and computer skills. The atmosphere of the library lends itself to serious study with dedicated areas for individual or group study.

The library is a principal source of information which foundation students are encouraged to use as an authentic research tool. You will be given two sessions in semester 1 and one session in semester 2 on how to make use of most of the library resources.

Please contact us at the following address in order to meet and discuss on various foundation courses suitable to your needs before embarking into other professional programs in NU.

School of Foundation Studies
P.O. Box 620, PC 130
Way No: 5001 | Blcok No: 305
Airport Heights, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Phone: +968 24536165
Ext: 7202, 7203, 7204

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