Department of Meteorology

The department is a recognized training Centre by WMO and GCC countries. The courses offered in the department are based on WMO syllabi leading to a higher National Diploma in Meteorology. The degree is approved by Reading University, UK to continue the education to obtain BS degree in Meteorology. The department equips with labs of latest technology in Weather Forecasting to train the students to make them ready to work in National Met services of any country as Senior Technician and Forecasters.

The new state of the art forecasting simulator provides a dedicated environment for learning and practicing weather forecasting. An operational forecasting system (SYNERGIE) works on real-time data with satellite imagery and archived data in different configurations (general, aeronautical, marine). The Department also has an automatic weather station, laboratories and instruments which support the training.

The two and a half year Higher National Diploma course is built into a program that is aimed at providing students with classroom and practical environments. The course covers in depth subjects such as: General Met, Physical met, Met instruments, Plotting and analysis of weather maps, Met Data Processing, Flight Briefing, Numerical Weather Prediction, Aviation Met, Dynamic Met, Agro-Meteorology, Seismology, Tropical Met, Satellite Met, Marine Met, Synoptic Met, Oceanography & Weather Analysis and Forecasting.

Applicants for Meteorological studies must have a strong foundation in Mathematics and Physics which are also part of the curriculum.of the curriculum.