The Middle East College is located in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat campus, which also houses the IT Park of Muscat, a major technology hub in the Sultanate of Oman. The College campus encompasses more than 100,000 square meters of land. The College operates in four buildings – the Teaching and Learning Block-1, the Teaching and Learning Block-2, the Facilities Centre and the Learning Resources Centre. Academic programmes are offered in partnership with Coventry University, UK, and University of Wolverhampton as the awarding bodies. The Archives and Records Management (ARM) degree awards are conferred by MEC.
The working environment at MEC meets international standards. The college is open from Sunday to Thursday and working hours are between 7 am and 9 pm. Staff may work in different shifts depending on their official responsibilities. Faculty members usually teach 18 hours a week and are expected to be in the college for at least 40 hours a week. Working hours for non-academic staff members are 45 hours per week including a one-hour lunch break. The academic year at MEC is from September to June, consisting of two semesters of 15 weeks each.
MEC staff comefrom diverse backgrounds of various cultures, nationalities, gender and age with a growing number of Omani nationals in the employee ranks. MEC enjoys a multicultural workforce with staff members representing 14 different nationalities. Apart from Omani nationals it also includes staff members from the Arab Countries, the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The majority of teaching staff hold postgraduate qualifications; 72.5% are postgraduates, 15.2% have Doctorate degrees.
There is an equal gender distribution of staff in MEC: female staff represents 43.3% of the total number of which 48% are academics and 40% comprise support staff.