History

Muscat 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 millstone 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, supporting facilities and services, which aim at providing students with a true college education. The College offers Advanced Diploma Programmes in affiliation with the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA). In addition, the College has a partnership with the University of Malaysia Pahang offering Bachelor with Honours Programmes.

Muscat College is committed to developing Programmes with appropriate academic experiences attractive to students in line with the sustainable development objectives of the Sultanate of Oman Vision 20-40. Muscat College has worked with the University of Stirling for many years delivering undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Both parties have now agreed to phase out the Programmes gradually in a smooth manner, with the last intake for the University of Stirling’s Undergraduate Programmes being next academic year 2022/23 (Sep 2022), and no further intake for the University of Stirling master Programmes. The College is therefore in the process of developing new Programmes with new affiliations as guided by its strategic plan 2020-2025.

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