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About Higher College of Technology

The University of Technology and Applied Sciences (Higher College of Technology) in Muscat is the second biggest advanced education foundation in Oman cooking for in excess of 13,000 understudies concentrating in different projects. It is one of seven universities under the Ministry of Manpower in the Sultanate. The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has seven Colleges of Technology, situated in Musanna, Nizwa, Ibra, Salalah, Shinas, Ibri and Higher College of Technology in Muscat.

The University of Technology and Applied Sciences (Higher College of Technology), prior to being renamed and overhauled as such in 2001, was known as Oman Technical Industrial College, set up in 1984 at the activity of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to instruct the residents of Oman by executing excellent projects in different fields. The local Colleges of Technology were begun in 1993 aside from the ones in Shinas and Ibri, which were begun in 2005 and 2008 separately. The College intends to invest the Omani youth with information and abilities to confront the difficulties of the new period.

The projects of the Colleges of Technology actualized from September 2003 are the aftereffect of broad examination to guarantee the reasonableness of the projects regarding Oman industry needs and worldwide scholarly guidelines. The new projects required almost two years to arrive at their last shape. During these two years, the projects were shipped off all the Colleges of Technology in Oman for endorsement and to colleges abroad for remarks. They were at long last affirmed by these foundations, the mechanical areas in Oman, nearby colleges, and scholastics and innovation specialists at a workshop held in March 2003 at HCT.

The projects include four levels notwithstanding the Foundation Program. An understudy could spend up to five semesters in the Foundation Program prior to going to the Diploma Year 1 level in a picked specialization and afterward to the next three levels, in particular Diploma, Higher Diploma, and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech). These four levels relate to the initial four degrees of the postsecondary schooling portrayed in Oman Qualification Framework (OQF). In UTAS(HCT), understudies’ advancement starting with one level then onto the next relies on their gathering logically requesting standards at each level. This exceptional structure bears the cost of UTAS(HCT) a component of intensity in satisfying Oman’s interest for qualified and talented HR accordingly overcoming any issues among accomplishments and goals. It likewise bears the cost of understudies the adaptability to leave the framework in the wake of finishing any level with a capability empowering them to enter the employment market.

UTAS(HCT) has developed massively from an understudy populace of around 200 to the current size. Its offices have extended from three starting structures to an all out developed region of in excess of 49,700 m2. It has in excess of 900 staff in its workforce and a yearly admission of around 2000 understudies into its establishment program, other than moved understudies in upper levels.

Aside from the English Language Center (ELC), UTAS(HCT) has seven scholastic divisions: Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Applied Sciences, Business Studies, Pharmacy, Photography and Fashion Design.

The Engineering Department offers 12 specializations under its three primary segments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE), Civil and Architecture Engineering (CAE) and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), in particular: Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Draftsman, Computer Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Oil and Gas.

Systems administration, Internet and E-security, Database, Software Engineering and Information frameworks are offered by the IT Department.

Understudies keen on Science and Technology have the occasion to have some expertise in Applied Chemistry, Applied Biology, Environmental Science or Physics Unit in the Applied Sciences Department.

The Business Studies Department offers the specializations Accounting, Human Resource Management (HRM), Office Management, and E-Business.

Furthermore, UTAS(HCT) is associated with Cisco and Oracle and offers courses that depend on them, to plan understudies for worldwide accreditations.

UTAS(HCT) has committed focuses and regulatory divisions. The Educational Technology Center (ETC) is the focal asset for Information Technology offices, Educational Technology assets and library administrations in the College. The managerial divisions are the Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Administrative and Financial Affairs.

School Motto, Vision and Mission


Where Technology is imagined.


To be at the bleeding edge of advanced education organizations in innovative training broadly and locally.


To give great picking up, preparing and research climate towards creating mechanical, imaginative and innovative capacities to meet the consistently advancing social and monetary requirements.

School Goals, Values and Graduate Attributes


To secure our personality of mechanical instruction inside a viable and productive institutional framework.

To encourage a climate that advances applied exploration, development and consultancy in different fields of innovation.

To consistently create institutional connections in all important circles with all partners.


Worth 1: Integrity

To show moral practices in all exchanges, communications and cycles.

Worth 2: Professionalism

To apply concurred rules and guidelines, following set approaches including sets of principles and standard working technique is and working constantly to achieve set results.

Worth 3: Pursuit of Knowledge and Excellence

To set up deep rooted learning greatness in mechanical information obtaining, application, and advancement.

Worth 4: Participation and association

To improve interest and association relations inside and past Colleges of Technology.

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