Middle East College

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Middle East College
Middle East College
Motto Inspiring Creative Minds
Established 2002
Type Private University College
Chairman Dr. Abdullah Saif Ahmed Al Sabahy
Dean Professor R. C. Bhattarcharjee[1]
Students 4000+
Location Muscat, Oman Oman
23°34′04″N 58°10′05″E / 23.56790°N 58.168024°E / 23.56790; 58.168024Coordinates: 23°34′04″N 58°10′05″E / 23.56790°N 58.168024°E / 23.56790; 58.168024
Campus Over 100,000 Sq metres
Colours Blue and Red         
Sports Indoor Football, Squash, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball
Affiliations Coventry University, Dublin Institute of Technology[2]
Website mec.edu.om
Middle East College Logo

Middle East College, is arguably one of Oman’s best private university colleges.[3] The College is situated inside the technology hub of Oman, The Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) campus and is spread over 100,000 sq meters in area.[4] Middle East College is affiliated with both Coventry University UK & Dublin Institute of Technology and imparts education through 43 Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate and Post Graduate programmes offered in various disciplines like Management, Computer Application, Design, Fashion Technology, Animation etc.[5]

Academic Facts[edit]

Academic Details[edit]

  •    Established in 2002
  •    Respected Higher Education providers in Oman
  •    MEC Graduates are respected & recognised by industry
  •    Has permanent members of Industry in curriculum design and development
  •    Has 8 departments (5 Programme offering 3 support)

Degrees offered by departments[edit]

  1. Science & Technology
  2. Engineering
  3. Business & Information Systems
  4. Archives & Records Management degrees
  5. PG Programmes in Business & IT

Faculty(Total of 134)[edit]

  • Languages Centre (39)
  • Department of Computing (42)
  • Department of Engineering (15)
  • Department of Business Studies (6)
  • Department of Records Management & Archival Studies (10)
  • Department of Creative Technologies (2)
  • Department of Mathematics & Applies Sciences (18)
  • Department of Postgraduate Studies & Research (3)

Academic Advising[edit]

Every student of the college has access to academic advising supported by the student success centre of the college. The centre assists students to over come problems relating to higher education as well as assists students in taking the right decisions pertaining to their education.

Campus Facts[edit]

  • A student community with over 4000 students from different countries – representing over 20 nationalities
  • Academic Block: 7,300 square metres
  • Academic Block 2 (Engineering): 4600 square meters
  • Learning Resources Block: 3700 square meters
  • Facilities Centre: 4200 square meters
  • A total of 40 classrooms
  • Labs: 25 Specialised labs (Computing labs: Multimedia, Hardware, Network, Database, Software and project labs. Engineering Labs: Electrical Engineering Lab, Digital Communication Lab, DSP Lab, Electronics Lab, Digital Electronics Lab, Project Lab and Microwave lab, Civil Eng Labs, Mechanical Labs, Environmental Engineering Lab, Environmental Science Lab and CAD CAM labs. LC: CALL lab, Design Labs, Mathematics and Applied Science Lab)
  • 2 cafeterias (One with 350 seating capacity and one with 150 seating capacity)
  • 6 prayer rooms
  • 6 Student Lounges, with total of 350 seating capacity
  • 1 Auditorium with a seating Capacity of 295 students, backed with the latest multimedia facilities.
  • Library with state of the art electronic resources, facilities with ample reading and research area (Total area 4200 sqm, seating capacity 310, discussion rooms 5 with total seating capacity 44 students)
  • Sports Facilities, include indoor sports Centre with following recreations:
    • Football
    • Basket Ball
    • Handball
    • Badminton
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Standard Sized Squash court etc.
  • Car Parking (of approximately 500, parking slots at a time, handicapped friendly parking’s etc.)
  • Handicapped Friendly Infrastructure:
    • Proper ramps with railings
    • Wheel chair pick up points
    • Toilets for the handicapped
    • Exclusive Parking’s etc.
  • Hostels: (well equipped with, security, wardens, fridge, washing machines, cooking range, kitchen etc.
    • Girls Hostel Capacity: 786
    • Boys Hostel Capacity: 200

Phase 2 Developments[edit]

  • On Campus Hostels: Scheduled to be ready by 2014
  • Amphitheater (2013)

Phase 3 Developments[edit]

  • Indoor swimming pool

Programmes Offered[edit]

Middle East College offers various programmes in:

Engineering Programmes[edit]

  • BEng (Hons) - Computer Hardware and Networking
  • BEng (Hons) – Data Communication and Systems Administration
  • BEng (Hons) – Wireless Networks
  • BEng (Hons) – Electronics and Telecommunication
  • BEng (Hons) - Civil Engineering

Science & Technology Programmes[edit]

  • BSc (Hons) – Software Technology
  • BSc (Hons) – Database Management Systems
  • BSc (Hons) – Computing and Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) – Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) – Multimedia Technology
  • BSc (Hons)– Business Information Technology

Business & Information Systems Programmes[edit]

  • BSc (Hons) Business & Information Systems (Supply Chain & Logistics Management)
  • BSc (Hons) Business & Information Systems (Accounting & Finance)
  • BSc (Hons) Business & Information Systems (Human Resource Management)

Postgraduate Programmes[edit]

  • MBA- Information Technology
  • MSc - Information Technology

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