History

The College, formerly known as Muscat College of Management Science and Technology, is a private Higher Education Institution located in Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. The College is one of the first private higher education institutions and one of the pioneering colleges in Oman to initiate undergraduate studies at the bachelor with honours degree level.

Established in 1996 the College started its first academic year in 1997. Since then, the College has produced thousands of undergraduate students. Till 2004, the College campus was in a multi-story building in Ruwi. Then another milestones was achieved with the establishment of the College purpose-built campus in Bawsher city with facilities including classrooms, computer laboratories, library, cafeteria, auditorium etc. With steady growth, the college has undergone further infrastructural expansion in 2010 with the addition of an upper floor to the Language Centre, a mosque for both staff and students and a Multi-Purpose Sports Hall for indoor sports activities. In addition, the college has further plans to construct a girl’s hostel and a dedicated library building during the next strategic plan period 2020-25.

Muscat College is well known for the quality of its academic programmes and supporting facilities and services, which aim at providing students with a true college education. The College offers four Advanced Diploma programmes in affiliation with Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), Four Bachelor with Honours Programmes and Two Master programmes in affiliation with the University of Stirling, Scotland. In addition, the College has a partnership with the Universiti Malaysia Pahang offering three focused Bachelor programmes in specific technological fields such as Computer Network Systems, and Software Engineering

“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think”
– Albert Einstein

Our Milestones

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2001
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2010
2011
2015
2017
2019
1996

  • Established as the first private academic HEI

1997

  • Started its first academic year

2001

  • Approved by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

2003

  • Signed partnership agreement with University of Stirling (UoS)
  • Signed partnership agreement with University of Stirling (UoS) for 3rd Year top up for HND programmes

2004

  • Moved to 30,000 SQM purpose built campus

2005

  • Commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK on the partnership with University of Stirling (UoS)

2007

  • Signed partnership agreement with University of Stirling (UoS) for Bachelor degree with honour programmes

2010

  • Infrastructural expansion with addition of mosque, multi-purpose hall and an upper floor to language centre,

2011

  • Undergone Quality Audit by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)

2015

  • Signed partnership agreement with Universiti of Malaysia Pahang

2017

  • Launched Masters of Science in Management in affiliation with University of Stirling (UoS)

2019

  • Launched Masters of Science in Big Data in affiliation with University of Stirling (UoS)