About Al Buraimi University College - BUC

Al Buraimi University College is the first university college in Al Buraimi Governorate. Its establishment was an immediate interpretation act and a true response to the supreme call of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed, God Save Him, to the private sector to start investing in higher education through establishing new private academic institutions committed to sustaining greater educational opportunities in diverse academic fields for the Omani prospective students with the aim of meeting the needs of local labor market with skilled local potentials to cope with the global economic changes.

The study at the college, commenced at the beginning of the second semester of the academic year (2003 – 2004) was a dynamic starting point based at the incredible experience of partnership with California State University for the purpose of achieving extreme benefit of its experiences and advanced academic expertise in academic fields of study, scientific research, quality assurance, etc. Furthermore, the valuable administrative and technical assistance of the Ministry of Higher Education has considerably assisted the college to pioneer the other colleges and universities in the region.

The honorable directions of His Majesty, God save him, have been the cornerstone for establishing basic rules and effective practices for the academic institutions to develop the academic knowledge and professional skills. This in turn, would enable the present and next generations to effectively and creatively serve the community and the country. In addition, the physical and intellectual support offered to the academic faculties has prompted sustaining the highest educational standards compatible with the international quality criteria.

The administrative and academic staff of the college has paid a considerable attention to these essentials starting from establishing facilities conductive to innovation, experimentation and creativity at the new campus, embracing up-to-date teaching techniques and finally building competent human resources capable of delivering knowledge to the students to promote the welfare and progress of the country.

Goals And Strategic Intent Statements 2015-2020

I. Focus on Academic Quality

The BUC has committed itself to attaining the highest academic standards, offering programs and courses that meet national needs and clearly link theory and practice. We want to recruit faculty who pioneer new course designs to increase student learning experiences and educational outcomes, participate in professional organizations and activities, and engage with the public, business, and social sectors.

II. Focus on Students’ Experience

The BUC has embarked on an ambitious agenda for establishing programs and    courses that offer our students pathways to lifelong success. We want to be recognized by other universities, accrediting agencies, and employers for the breadth and depth of knowledge attained by our graduates.

III. Focus on National Community Service

  • We want to develop collaborations with local, regional, and international   partners to meet today’s emergent social and economic challenges.

  • We want to develop collaborations with local, regional, and international   partners to meet today’s emergent social and economic challenges.

IV. Focus on Infrastructure

The BUC has continuously invested in its infrastructure, including buildings, data systems, and grounds, to support our growth and forward momentum to become a leading regional university. We want to establish the operational and financial foundation needed to support future growth requirements.

Organization chart

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BUC Graduate Attributes

BUC students are expected to acquire the following academic abilities, personal qualities, and professional skills during their undergraduate studies. These skills make their attributes after graduation.

BUC Graduate Attributes:

Attribute Explanation
Oral and written communication Ability to communicate arguments and ideas clearly in oral, visual and written forms and to various audiences.
Critical thinking Ability to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information from various sources to formulate their own understanding.
Problem solving Ability to apply logical and methodical approach to define and investigate problems and formulate creative solutions.
Ethical decision making Autonomous individuals able of personal and project management skills including organization, working to deadline, time and resources management and an awareness of relevant ethical and legal frameworks.
Technology skills Advanced IT competences and proficiency in the use of internet sources.
Team-work spirit Ability to work as part of a diverse team with multiple perspectives showing interpersonal skills and an appreciation for sharing, cooperating and working towards common goals.
Value citizenship, locally and globally Loyalty and a strong commitment to the social, economic and cultural development of the nation and an understanding of diversity issues and international contemporary issues.
Value diversity Respect for the diversity of different perspectives and inter-cultural awareness that fosters multi-cultural competence and open-mindedness.

Dean Message

The inauguration of the new college campus is coinciding with the dramatic changes and developments the college has embraced due to the persistent efforts that have been exerted for the last seven years. The college has unprecedentedly achieved a remarkable progress and has become one of the pioneer academic institutions in the country by the virtue of its deep commitment to the scientific and academic methodology and by the excellent work of the academic and administrative staff, all of which in turn have had a profound and positive impact on the professional skills and the creative abilities of our graduates in the labor market. The vision of the college administration, staff teamwork, institutional dedication and commitment to educational opportunity and excellence have all contributed to these outstanding achievements.

The supervision of the Omani Ministry of Higher Education, the college affiliation to California State University Northridge and our persistence to apply quality assurance have considerably enhanced the aforementioned excellence and proficiency and have resulted in permanent connections with the various economic sectors (public and private) to promote welfare and progress in the Sultanate.

Launching the new college website is an objective response to the ideology of the college administration presided by Shiekh, Ahmed Bin Nasir Al-Nuaimi aiming at innovation and proficiency and has coincided with the inauguration of the new campus which is deemed an outstanding turning point to provide a quality and excellent academic environment.

We feel so proud for all these achievements and we are looking forward to opening, through this new website, a wide and innovative window to our students to communicate and access a rapidly changing world of globalization and information technology and to those who seek innovation and development.

Our goal is to maintain a real and permanent collaboration with all the people accessing our website. Every word of thanks goes to those who exerted exceptional efforts in launching this website and especially to Shiekh, Ahmed Bin Nasir Al-Nuaimi for his constant support and encouragement.

College Council

The BUC College council consists of 16 members appointed by the Council Chair. According to BUC executive by-law, the college and all directorates and divisions shall be supervised locally by a college council. The BUC College Council meets four times per year ( twice every semester).

Council Membership:

Name Position
1 - Dr. Mohammed Al Majali Dean - Council Chair
2 - Dr. Yasser Fouad Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs - Deputy Chair.
3 - Mr. Ali Al Abri Assistant Dean for Administration and Quality Assurance
4 - Dr. Bilal Al.Omari Assistant Dean for Academic Support Affairs
5 - Dr. Mohammed Zahra Director of Law program.
6 - Dr. Baha Eddin Hassan Head of English Department
7 - Dr. Hussam AlKayali Head of Business Administration & Accounting Department.
8 - Dr. Sohail Iqbal Head of Information Technology Department
9 - Dr. Omar Al Sawafi Director of Scientific Research and High Study
10 - Dr. Rana Al Nuaimi Director of Unit of Foundation Program
11 - Dr. Shaker AlmohamadyDirector of Quality Assurance Department. Charged with the duties of the council's reporter.
12 - Mr. Osama Al Khasawneh Director of Admission and Registration Department
13 - Ms. Badrya Al Hinai Director of College Requirement Unit
14 - Mr. Mosa Al Hanai
Director of Training Unit
15 - Dr. Salim bin Rashed Al-Shamsi Director of Institute of Islamic Sciences in Buraimi - Representative of local Community.
16 - Representative Student Chair of Students Council
17 - Three faculty representatives from academic departments Members from Academic Departments

Board of Trustee

The Board of Trustees is the legal body in charge of the whole institution and its policies. It is chaired by the College Chairman. It meets four times a year. (Twice a semester). The Board comprises five members chosen by the proprietor who are noted for their eminence, academic reputation and social status.

Council Membership:

Name Position
Dr. Salim Bin Saeed Albahri. Council Chair
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Nassir Al Nuaimi Member
Dr. Abdullah Bin Mobarak Al Abri.
Member - Deputy Chair.
Dr. Ahmed Bin Juma Al Raiami Member
Mr. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Dhahri
Sheikh Betti Bin Mohammed Alniyadi. Member
Dr. Salim Bin Rashed Al Shamsi Member
Dr. Khalil Bin Bader Al Ruqeishi Member
Dr. Mohammed Al Majali BUC Dean Council Secretary

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Our students and faculty are leading voices in the economic and cultural development of the nation, both locally and regionally.

Our Mission

To provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the well-being of our nation and to actively involve our faculty and staff in the advancement of the public, business, and nonprofit sectors of the society.

Our Goals

1. Academic Goals

1.1 Reviewing, developing and introducing academic programs that keep up with the challenges of the modern age and meets the demands of the national and international labor market.

1.2 Using educational technologies in all the programs and developing the abilities of faculty in this regard in order to expand e learning.

1.3 Diversifying teaching methods and techniques.

1.4 Achieving the standards of the academic accreditation.

1.5 Implementing the standards of academic programs quality assurance.

2. Students Goals

 2.1 Enhancing cultural awareness, polishing students' personalities, developing their personal abilities, strengthening students’ loyalty, and belonging to their country.

2.2 Activating students' role in decision-making.

2.3 Preparing students for the labor market by developing their abilities and providing them with support and the required training.

2.4 Promoting good values, positive habits, and support for justice, equality and democratic values that contribute to the development of students’ personality.

2.5 Encouraging cultural, social, arts and sport activities.

2.6 Supporting needy students psychologically and financially.

3. Scientific Research Goals

3.1 Supporting research projects that tackle different community needs (Applied scientific research)

3.2 Documenting and publishing research output to disseminate knowledge.

3.3 Applying the standards of research quality assurance.

3.4 Providing faculty with opportunities to visit different institutions and help in solving their problems.

3.5 Participating in national and international conferences and forums.

3.6 Providing the needed support for the scientific research and exploring external research funding.

4. Community Service Goals

4.1 Building Partnerships with national and international community institutions.

4.2 Maintaining transparency and efficiency in providing community service including training and consultancy.

4.3 Updating and developing the level of our services in accordance with international references and embracing the best practices in this regard.

4.4 Making college facilities available for the community.

4.5 Studying the possibilities of investing in projects that will help the local community and become self-sustaining for the college.

4.6 Applying the standards of community service quality assurance.

5. Institutional Performance Goals

5.1 Reinforcing leadership abilities, empowering staff by offering them incentives and opportunities to increase their knowledge and activating their participation in decision making at the college.

5.2 Managing human, physical and technical resources effectively.

5.3 Managing all college operations effectively and transparently besides improving and facilitating procedures constantly.

5.4 Using information technology to computerize the educational process and college services with the aim of becoming an electronic college in future.

5.5 Measuring and reviewing the indicators of the institutional performance regarding students, staff and community.