The Department of Computing offers undergraduate majors, complemented with research activities. The principal strengths of the department are the faculty members, the balanced curriculum and the facilities available for instructional and investigative purposes.

The Computing department is one of the largest departments in MEC and currently offers different programmes in various areas of Information Technology. The department was set up in November 2002.The department at the onset offered only 3 programmes of study but now the department boasts of 9 excellent undergraduate degrees in multiple computer specialisations. Every programme is a combination of modules to be studied which are college requirements, department requirements, specialisation related and electives. Towards the end of their course of study, students engage in self-study and research to enhance the knowledge acquired during their studies .They submit a graduation project.

The faculty members possess the required qualifications, teaching experience and in depth knowledge of their specialisation. Starting with just four, the department now has more than 50 highly qualified faculty members. They innovatively bring in their professional experience, expertise and skills to the classroom. Apart from presenting and publishing their research work in reputed journals/ conferences/books, they groom the overall personality of their students who achieve name and fame on all fronts.

The department is expanding its forte and growing in capacity to enter a different avenue of education technology. Today, as the industry grows along with the nation, the need for new technology is simply inevitable. Moreover, improvements in the current technologies are extremely essential. The modern state-of-the-art facilities provide a very conducive atmosphere for teaching, learning and all round development of the students.

The objective of the department is to produce qualified specialists who can find employment in the region and beyond. The department aims to produce specialists of international standards in the field of computing and support global initiatives to bridge the digital divide.

The department encourages student contribution in extra-curricular and community activities through the involvement of the Computing Club. Additionally, the department strives continually to update its programmes of study in order to qualify its graduates for positions in the IT industry located in the region and beyond. By providing rigorous scientific and theoretical foundations of the discipline, it aims to ensure a successful place in the industry for all its graduates.

Student Testimonials

Laila Al-Harthy  09F5438 - (B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science)
“Nowadays technology is considered as one of the lifestyle of people, because of its fast development. As a Computer Science student, I gained a lot of skills i.e., analytical, managerial, programming as well as designing skills throughout my journey in MEC. It provides the students, the core concepts of computing field in different angles. In MEC you can get different competitors from different fields of computing, where you can take it as an advantage for you to improve your skills as well as getting to know your missing skills.”

Munira Hafedh Abdullah Al Hinai 10F6484-(B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Information Technology)
“I am very thankful to this college for giving me the opportunity to be one of the Middle East college students. I just want to say that I am so happy with the result that I got from this college. The level of teaching is excellent because the college provides us teachers with high knowledge and experience.”

Fatma Gulead Moosa10S5938 - (B.Sc.(Hons) in Database Management Systems)
Middle East college is one of the leading colleges in Oman. The college provides all kinds of facilities that help students in their studies. A lot of activities are available for students to help them occupy their free time. As a student I'm very proud to be a part of this college.

Asif Tahir (10s6048) – B.Eng. (Hons) in Wireless Networks
I joined the Middle East College in during spring 2010. Before coming here I went through the details of many colleges and their course plans but I preferred this college over all the other colleges for many reasons. First, since I’m working, the college offers a very flexible timetable and course plan to the student who is working besides the regular students. Second,they have the fully trained, professional, friendly and very cooperative professors in the college , after I joined the college I came to know more good aspects of the college like they have the student council to listen to the student problems, different club activities to sharpen students skills ,a sports hall in which students can play basketball, cricket and football. Recently, they also introduced the houses in the college to develop the atmosphere of competition among the students so they can improve fast and also to motivate them.

With the passage of time, the number of students joining keeps on increasing because of the resources available and the standard of the studies. New campuses to provide more facilities to the students are added. Middle East College has one of the best library and computer lab in Oman among all the colleges, which allow the students to do research and seek knowledge. The college has project lab for the implementation of the project for diploma and bachelors student Overall Middle East College helped me and other students in developing the technical, educational and social skills. This is the best college in the Oman. According to a study, Middle East college is ranked the 2nd among all colleges and I am proud to be the student of this college.

Jeniffa Sherely Paul (12F9663) – B.Eng. (Hons) in Data Communication and System Administration
Middle East College, in collaboration with Coventry University and Dublin Institute of Technology, offers a wide range of programs in Engineering, Technology and Business. The lecturers are knowledgeable in their department and provide value education to students who are keen and passionate about their career. The college has a well-equipped library and well-functioning laboratories to cater to the needs of students and staff. MEC is one of the best colleges in Oman offering the best education with quality.

Computing department is well equipped with 9 computer laboratories equipped with all necessary software to enable the learning process:
  • Two Software Labs
  • Two Project Labs
  • Network Lab
  • Multimedia Lab
  • Database Lab
  • Hardware Lab
  • Security Lab
The department offers peer Tutoring services, where outstanding students are given an opportunity to help their peers in laboratory classes.
The Department has academic partnership with Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, EC-Council and SAP. The Computing department also has a club for student activities called the ‘Computing Club’.
  • Microsoft IT Academy (ITA)

    Microsoft ITA program provides industry leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap. Microsoft IT Academy provides courses critical for students to be successful in today’s technologically evolving world. The E-Learning resources allow skills improvement with self-paced, interactive, and engaging online training. The Microsoft E-Learning curriculum provides ready-to-use, customisable lesson plans including links to relevant Microsoft E-Learning and free demos and videos. The Microsoft certifications provide entry-level opportunity to explore various technical careers.

  • Oracle Academy Initiative

    Under Oracle Academy Initiative program, we offer access to world-class software, Java and PL/SQL development environments, faculty training, curriculum, support for CS clubs, certification preparation for students, and equip our students with first-class IT skills and help them prepare for careers in exciting fields such as computer engineering, application development, web development, IT consulting, systems integration, database design/administration, IT product management, IT product marketing, technical support, and more. Beyond curriculum, we also initiate a lot of professional development activities for students and staff:
    • Oracle Certification Preparation workshops for students
    • Introducing new technologies by conducting professional development programmes
    • Prepare students to participate in international competitions such as Thinkquest, etc.
    • Provide software and installation support.
    • Provide Oracle online exams discount vouchers for students and staff
    • Conducting staff development training sessions
    • Provide Oracle Academy Curriculum (e-Books, exercises, tutorials, etc.) to students and staff

  • Cisco Networking Academy Program

    Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities in communities around the world. Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help individuals prepare for ICT and networking careers in virtually every type of industry.

  • EC Council

    EC-Council scholarship provides the students to access to EC-Council’s industry-recognized information security education and certification and related technical disciplines. Recipients of the scholarship will be part of a global community of scholarship recipients.

  • SAP

    SAP Academic Partnership supports in getting course material, access to ERP software given in hosted environment in Germany. Staff and students get SAP training through ITA towards gaining their technical and professional development skills.

• Five faculty members from the department won the Best Innovative Practices in Teaching/Learning Award from the institution.
• The department has developed and is managing Learning Management System, Moodle. Moodle is being operated on Linux platform. Turnitin software is integrated along with Moodle to check plagiarism in student work.
• The department has initiated, developed and is managing the Content Management System (CMS). CMS ensures the Module Box Files are now available in an electronic version. CMS saves printing and filing the documents as hard copies. It is still under development with enhanced features.
• EC Council: 64 students got scholarships, of which 62 completed the course.
• 20 students from the department participated and presented their papers in the MEC Student Conference held during May 2013.
• The department organised Summer Professional Program 2013 - a Six Week Summer Professional Program (MSPP 2013) for various specialisations.
• A student from the department has won Apple MacBook Air as 2nd prize in the Logo designing competition organised by Oman Oil.
• Three students received a cash prize of OMR 50 each along with a certificate, from the Minister of Social Development in appreciation of their efforts for the Road Safety Exhibition organised by the ministry.
• A student participated in a short commercial film competition organised by Nestle.
• A PG student published a paper in an International Conference.
• Three students were selected by the Information Technology Authority, Oman (ITA) for internship on 3D Animation. They have developed a 3D short film on the holy Quran.
• 3 students successfully completed CCNA Certification Exam.
• 3 students successfully completed Oracle OCA Certifications.
• Recently, five faculty members presented their papers in international conferences.
• Migrate Moodle to new version to provide additional features
• Establish Multimedia Studio
• Set up Video Streaming Server to stream video content
• Enhance Content Management System to facilitate additional features
• Encourage Research through Special Interest Groups
Staff Name Extension
Dr. Mounir Dhibi - Head of Department  463
Dr. Manju Jose 460
Dr. Ali Abbas  
Dr. Prakash Kumar Udupi 
Dr. Smitha Nair  
Dr. Syed Zakir Ali  
Aisha Al Masroori 487
Al Alya Mahfoodh Hamed Al Rawahi 458
Anjum Zameer Bhat 466
Dhanalakshmi Venugopal 460
Duaa Alsabti 491
Dhivya Bino 489
Fatma Al Shuhaimi 461
Ghaniya Ahmed Mohamed Al-Hadhrami 462
Herald Noronha 459
Imran Ahmed 463
Indrani Palani Samy  
Jitendra Pandey 575
Kamal Uddin Sarker 460
Karan Ajit Jesrani 459
Khadija Salim Abdullah Al Farei 459
Khoula Said AL-Harthy 464
Manar Al Afifi  
Mohammad Saqib 459
Muhammad Sohail Hayat 460
Mohammed Abdul Azeem 460
Mohammad Mustafa Siddique 472
Mohamed Samiulla Khan  
Mohammad Kaleem  
Nilesh Kumar Taunk  
Preethy Sinu Kurian 460
Puttaswamy Malali Rajegowda 575
Raza Hasan 488
Raqiya Saif Al Mamari 477
Renjini Jose  
Thoufeeq Ahmed 460 
Tony Robin Zarine 480
Safaa Mohamed Sulaiman Al Shibli  
Sharifa Sulaiman Said Al Yahyaei  
Siham Saif Hamed Al Hinai  
Suad Al Qassabi 459
Sumiya Al Nabhani  
Syed Ateeq Ahmed 460
Syed Imran Ali Kazmi 575
Vikas Rao Naidu 484
Vishal Dattana 575