B.Eng. (Hons) Data Communication & System Administration

Course Type Undergraduate
Length/Duration 8 Semesters (For more details please click on the Course Fees section below)
Qualification Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Data Communication & System Administration
Entry Requirements Candidates seeking direct admission to the programme mentioned should possess a General Education Diploma (Equivalent to 12 years of schooling or equivalent qualification) in the science stream.
A minimum score of 65% in any two of the following modules/courses:

a) Pure Math
b) Physics
c) Chemistry
d) Biology
•    Students who do not possess a GFP certificate or an equivalent certificate may take MEC placement test. The placement test determines proficiency levels in English, Pure Math and Computing component.
•    English Language in the GFP can be exempted on producing IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate with a score of  5.5 and above, a TOEFL equivalent or an equivalent international certification
•    Computing component of the GFP can be exempted if the candidate has successfully completed the ICDL or IC3 or any equivalent international diploma in IT skills.
•    A score of 60% and above in MEC placement test in each of the component would enable the student for exemption from General Foundation programme.
Department Computing

This programme gives you a comprehensive understanding of different communication channels and the issues associated with them. It facilitates the acquisition of skills in the design, development and implementation of communication systems that are appropriate to their environment. This programme also prepares you to be successful system administrators in a real-time environment.
The programme is intended for those of you who wish to pursue careers in research, development, operations and management of networks and services. It addresses the specific needs of the world-wide communications industry. Further, it is designed to support your learning that combines knowledge and skills in networking as well as the development of network services. The objectives of this programme are especially relevant when corporations today are looking for highly trained networking professionals to keep their mission-critical information networks up and running at peak performance levels.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall semester College mathematics Network Protocols
Communication Skills
Project Planning
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Operating Systems
Routing & Switching
Advanced Networking Technologies
English for special purpose Network Administration
Discrete Mathematics
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation/Intercultural Studies
Fundamentals of Computer Hardware (FCH)
Voice over internet protocol Computer architecture Enterprise Networking

Spring semester Introduction to Programming
Fundamentals Of Relational Database Management System Communication Server Administration
Omani Business Environment Studies
Intermediate Mathematics
Job Skills/Core Life Skill Strategies and Techniques
Multi-Layer Switching
Database Administration
FCN Advanced Computer Hardware
System Project Management
Project Design and Implementation
System Analysis and Design
Project-I Network Security

Academic Programme Tuition Fees Duration Other Fees
Diploma R.O. 4416 (Diploma)

R.O. 8832 (Bachelors)
Fulltime: 2 years or 4 semesters
Part time: Depends on modules registered
(The duration mentioned here does not include the Foundation Programme, which is usually completed in a year)
Registration Fees:R.O 50
Caution Deposit: R.O 100
(Refundable at the time of leaving college)

Fulltime: 4 years or 8 semesters
Part time: Depends on modules registered

(The duration mentioned here does not include the Foundation Programme, which is usually completed in a year)

For further information on how to register in the programme please Contact Our Student Admission Office in the following address for applying to our courses:
Mr. Mohammed Al Sabahi
Tel: 00968 24531588
Mr. Khalid Al Harthy
Tel: 00968 24531595
Mariam Al Mamari
Tel: 00968 24531797


In person:
The Student Admission Office
Middle East College
P.O.Box: 79, P.C. 124
Al-Rusayl, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Fax: 00968-24446028
Tel: 00968 24531400