Located in the heart of Muscat, Muscat University is a modern, international university established in 2016 with a vision to transform individuals through quality education that is research-informed and industry-engaged. Academic programmes are designed with the needs of 21st-century employers in mind and are delivered via three faculties; Business and Management, Engineering and Technology, and Transport and Logistics, along with the quality assured Foundation Programme.
Master’s programmes are offered in partnership with Cranfield University, a leading UK university, and on successful completion, students are awarded with two standalone degrees, one from Muscat University and one from Cranfield University. Muscat university places students at the centre of everything it does; starting from application and registration, until the day of their graduation and beyond, students are supported throughout the administrative process a with an integrated one-stop Student Journey Division. With a strong focus on producing, entrepreneurial, career-ready graduates, Muscat University is the only university in Oman with a full placement year as part of the undergraduate curriculum.
In line with Oman vision 2040, the university is committed to provisions that combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills to produce high-caliber graduates, able to contribute to the betterment of society and nation.
To establish a local and regional reputation as a leading provider of high quality, industry informed education in our selected specialisms.
To transform individuals through an academically engaging, applied learning experience that produces work-ready, global citizens.
To be actively engaged with industry in Oman and beyond, providing entrepreneurial, research-informed solutions to current challenges.
To develop capacity enabling us to inform the research agenda for Oman and the region.
I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the Muscat University community. I hope that you will find the contents of our website both interesting and informative.
Muscat University is a modern, international university centrally located in the heart of Muscat. Our vision is to establish a local and regional reputation as a leading provider of high quality, industry informed education in our selected specialisms, in order to prepare our students to become the future leaders of Oman, the region, and the world. We aim to do this by delivering cutting edge academic programmes taught by leading academics, through building links with, local, regional, and international business leaders and fully engaging with research communities. In addition, Muscat University is unique in that it is the only university in Oman with a full placement year as part of the undergraduate curriculum. This gives our students a distinct employability advantage by preparing our students for the world of work.
We also have affiliation with a well-reputed UK Higher Education Institution, Cranfield University and are currently working to expand collaborations with other renowned international universities. Our academic programmes are designed with the needs of 21st-century employers in mind and are delivered via three faculties: Business and Management, Engineering and Technology, and Transport and Logistics. Our Programmes include Undergraduate degrees leading to a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Logistics with Supply Chain Management, and Bachelor of Accounting and Finance. In addition, MU offers three Postgraduate Programmes in partnership with Cranfield University namely, MSc. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MSc. in Finance and Management, and MSc. in Management and Entrepreneurship. On successful completion, students are awarded two standalone degrees, one from Muscat University and one from Cranfield University. The University is currently working on developing new postgraduate programmes at the Master and PhD levels.
Our campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including world-class labs and research facilities, spacious modern classrooms, and the latest technology to ensure that students thrive academically and reach their full academic and social potential. Our educational philosophy is based on developing industry informed subject knowledge, developing our student’s critical and creative thinking skills, and is committed to an active learning approach which champions problem solving, collaboration, and developing leadership and organizational skills. These skills are embedded in our educational offer are all key success indicators for life in the 21st Century workplace.
The remarkable success of the University has been made possible through the dedication and talent of our faculty and staff and the high quality of our students and we are extremely proud of the accomplishments of the University over the past five years. We look forward to welcoming you to take part in continuing our success in the future.
I invite you to learn more about us by browsing our pages and links in the website.
Prof Khamis Al Yahyai
Vice-Chancellor of Muscat University
Board of Directors
Mr Khalil Abdullah Al Khonji
Shiekh Khalied Al Wahabi
Sayed Mohamed Abdulhameed Al Busaidi
Mr Ahmad Abdullah Al Khonji
Ms Areej Mohsin Darwish
Mr Ali Hamed Al Khanbashi
Mr Rashad Mohamed Al Zubair
Sayed Mohamed Said Al Busaid
Mr Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji
Dr Ahmed Abdulkarim Al Hooti
Mr Faisal Murtadha Al Lawati
Board of Trustees
Dr Juma Ali Al Juma
Mr Sultan Hamdoon Al Harthi
Dr Mohammed Al Mashikhi
Mr Simon Jamil Karam
Dr Yasmin Shinan Al Balushi
Mr Pankaj Kanaksi Khimji
Al Sayyid Khalid Al Busaidi
Eng Abdulrahman Salim Al Hatmi
Lord Meghnad Desai
Dr Rashid Hamed Al Balushi
Dr Mohammed Saleh Al Farsi
Mr Abdul Wahab Al Balushi
Professor Khamis Al Yahyaee
Before joining Muscat University as Vice Chancellor, Khamis Al-Yahyaee was a Professor of Finance and a former Dean of the College of Economics & Political Science (CEPS) at Sultan Qaboos University. Prior to his appointment as the Dean of CEPS, he was the Head of Economics and Finance Department. During his six years in administration, Professor Al-Yahyaee has garnered remarkable achievements that guided CEPS towards academic excellence. Read more
Dr. Suseela Balakrishnan
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Journey
Dr Suseela Balakrishnan joined Muscat University in October 2019 as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Journey. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of all the stages within the ‘student lifecycle’ that ensure students are placed at the centre of the University services and operations. Read more
Dr. Samya Al Shanfari
Executive Director, Quality and Institutional Performance
Dr Chiraz Zidi
Director, Academic Relations
Dr Nicolas Hubbard
Director, Faculty of Transport & Logistics
Mr. Eliot Wright
Director, Pathway Programmes
Dr Ahmed Ghoneim
Director, Faculty of Business and Management
Dr Nader Mosavat
Director, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Mohsin Al Hinai
Registrar & Director of Admissions and Student Administration
Housam Dao Abdalla
Director, Student Recruitment
Mohammed Al Mawali
Director, Infrastructure and Information Systems
Senior Manager – Finance & Audit.
Ayman Bait Saleem
Marketing & Communications Manager
Ayman Al Balushi