Fire safety engineering college hopes to attract more UAE students

DUBAI — The Fire Safety Engineering College in Oman, the first institution of its kind to be established in the Middle East is offering higher education diploma programmes in Fire Safety engineering, oil well engineering, and facilities management to the students from the region.

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Published: Fri 8 Apr 2005, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:58 PM

Participating for the first time in the Gulf Education and Training Education (Getex) at the Dubai International Convention Centre, Mohammed Hettini, the College's Sales Marketing and Business Development manager told Khaleej Times, that the college established in 1997 as a vocational training centre, has now expanded into a full-fledged institution offering short courses as well as two-year higher diploma programmes in fire safety management.

Currently, the institution has around 650 students, a majority from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. There are a small number from the UAE, but we hope to attract more students to train them in a new emerging career of fire safety officers at airports and factories, in addition to oil and gas industry professionals in the petroleum and crude oil rich countries, Hettini said.

Explaining the small presence of UAE students at the institute, Hettini attributes to lack of awareness about the institution and the programmes in the region.



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