MSc. Electrical Engineering

About this program
(In Academic Partnership with University of South Carolina, USA)
(Degree Awarded by National University, Oman)

MSc in Electrical Engineering is offered by National University in collaboration with University of South Carolina, USA. This postgraduate degree program encourages independent thinking and creativity that enhance the students skills and knowledge to pursue a career in industries at the middle or higher management positions or embark in research and doctoral degrees in electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization. The program is designed with educational objectives that will enhance the graduates with the technological and managerial skills necessary for addressing the ever demanding challenges in power, energy, oli & gas sectors towards sustainable economic and social development.

Degree Awards

  • Students who successfully complete minimum of 30 credit hours will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering awarded by National University, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Students who successfully complete 45 credit hours will be awarded Master of Science in Electrical Engineering awarded by National University, Sultanate of Oman.

Career Opportunities

Electrical engineering graduates find employment in the government and private sectors in the areas of electrical installations, manufacturing electrical equipment for testing, and other electrical utilities development.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general master’s entry requirements, the specific program requirements are as follows:

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in engineering including electrical, electrical & electronics, electrical and instrumentation, electrical & energy engineering program from an internationally recognized university.
  • Applicants must have CGPA of not less than “GOOD” or equivalent. Pass grade will be accepted if the candidate is having at least two years of experience in the field of specialisation.
  • Candidates from other disciplines may be considered case by case if they have relevant work experience not less than 3 years
  • Proficiency in English language equivalent to IELTS band 6 or TOEFL score 550 or its equivalents.
  • Experienced students with diploma or advanced diploma will also be considered as per the MoHE regulations.

Mode of Study: Full Time/Part time ( Flexible Weekend Sessions)
Duration: 4-5 Semesters (1.5 -2 years )

What will you study?

Semester 1
Course Name Credit hours
Advanced Mathematics 4
Advanced Power Systems Planning and Analysis 4
Smart Grid Technologies 4
Total Credit Hours 12
Semester 2
Course Name Credit hours
Methods and Strategies in Research 3
Advanced Power System Protection 4
Renewable Energy Systems / Energy Efficiency and Auditing/ Power Economics / Power Quality in Electrical Utility 4
Total Credit Hours 11
Semester 3
Course Name Credit hours
High Voltage Technologies & Condition Monitoring 4
Automation in Transmission and Distribution 4
Instrumentation and Control / Reliability Availability, Maintainability, and Safety/ Industrial Drives/ Applications of Power Electronics in Power System 4
Total Credit Hours 12
Total Cumulative for exit 35
Postgraduate Diploma with minimum of
30 credit hours
Semester 4
Course Name Credit hours
Master Thesis 9
Research Seminar 1
Total Credit Hours 10
Total Cumulative for exit degree 45
Exit with MSc Degree (45 Credit Hours)

Elective 1

  • Energy Efficiency and Auditing
  • Power Economics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Power Quality in Electrical Utility

Elective 2

  • Smart Grid Technologies
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
  • Industrial Drives
  • Applications of Power Electronics in Power System

Contact Details

For administration related inquiries:
Ms Mabahij Saif Al Hadi
Deputy Manager
MSc Admissions & Marketing
Tel: +968 24536165 Ext 213
Mobile +968 79161001
Email: masters@nu.edu.om

For academic related inquiries:
Dr Dharmasa
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tel: +968 24536165 Ext 404
Email: dharmasa@nu.edu.om

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