About Nizwa College of Technology
Overview of Nizwa College of Technology Nizwa College of Technology, is one of the seven Colleges of Technology in Sultanate of Oman, managed by the Ministry of Manpower. The College is located on the eastern side of the Oasis of Nizwa, twelve kilometers from the city centre. It started in 1993 as “Nizwa Technical and Industrial College” offering a three year program “GNVQ”. In 1999, GNVQ was replaced by an Omani National Diploma (OND) program. It was renamed “Nizwa College of Technology” in 2001. In 2003, a new credit hour system was introduced. It now produces four levels of graduates; Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and B Tech. The students have to complete an on-job-training before they can graduate. Currently there are over 2500 students with 116 academic staff, 32 support staff and 54 administrative staff. Admission is open to all Omani students who have achieved a General Secondary School Certificate, with a minimum qualifying score set by the rules of the Unified Admissions Centre. There are three academic departments in the College: Business Studies, Engineering and Information Technology. After the certificate year the Business Studies Department offers specializations in; Office Management, Human Resources, E-Commerce and Certified Accountant Technician. The Engineering Department offers specializations in Mechanical and Electrical Power, Telecommunication, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics and Oil and Gas. The Information Technology Department provides general IT study up to the diploma level and specialization in the higher diploma level in Networking and Software Engineering.