ACT History

Al Musanna College of Technology (ACT) is located in Al Bathina South Governorate. Originally a vocational training institute, it was upgraded to become a full-fledged technical college in 1993.

The college began its academic activities in 1993 and the first batch of students passed out in 1994. Initially, there were only 102 students, 12 staff members and 17 administrative staff. The language of instruction was Arabic. Also, there were only two courses of study: Accounting and Management. The pioneering efforts of the college resulted in the successful completion of its first academic year and produced the first set of 58 graduates in 1995.

In 1996, the college began to offer the General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ), authorized by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), UK. The language of instruction was changed to English and two specializations were added namely: Information Technology and Electromechanical Engineering. The first 104 graduates under this new curriculum passed out in 1999.

In the year 2000, the college introduced the Omani National Diploma (OND). It also added new engineering specializations such as Telecommunications Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Electrical Power Engineering. By the year 2003. the number of graduates had increased to a total of 214.

Due to rapid changes of technology, and the consequent need for additional modes of teaching, the college again implemented new programs in the academic year 2003-2004, in order to keep pace with the technical world. It was also in the same period that students were able to progress from one qualification level to another, moving from a Diploma and Advanced Diploma to a Bachelor’s Degree.

In the following years, the college has shown tremendous improvement in terms of its facilities and technology, as the total number of students, staff, and administrative and technical staff increased manifold.