The College

About Higher Education College

The International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM)  is at the forefront of educational excellence in the Sultanate of Oman. This renowned Higher Education College offers students an unrivaled selection of practical courses designed and led by experts who weave together a unique combination of educational excellence, outstanding practical experience and genuine community spirit.

Browse our website and see why ICEM graduates have varied job opportunities when they complete their studies. Join a select band of students who embark each year on a stimulating, thought provoking journey through Higher education at ICEM.

Message from the Dean


Making a decision to go to College or University to continue your education and then choosing which College or University and which course to study will change your life. Well done for considering higher education! I hope that between our website and our prospectus you will find all the information you require to make an informed decision about your future and which ICEM course is the right one for you. At ICEM you will be at the heart of everything we do. Our courses are very vocational and we aim to give you the best possible chance of a successful and glorious career.

“Empowering minds and Powering careers” is our slogan.

While  I am confident that all the courses offered by ICEM are interesting, challenging and exciting and will provide you with a secure foundation for your future career, it is very important to me that you choose the course which suits you the best.

UCLan – Partner University

Our Partner University UCLan has evolved over the years to be recognized as a world class institution. UCLan has been included in the QS World Rankings which lists around 850 elite universities from thousands of institutions around the globe. UCLan was the first modern University in UK to enter the rankings in 2010, sitting alongside institutions such as Harvard and Yale. A truly global institution, UCLan student body includes 120 nationalities; its partnership network extends to 125 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia; it runs 100+ student exchange programmes; and it has a new campus in Cyprus.

The University encourages and nurtures originality, from its ground-breaking Energy Management partnership with BAE Systems to its launch of the world’s first International Fashion Institute and the introduction of UK’s first MBA in Fashion.

College Facts

Our degree courses are available to study in morning and evening sessions. Study period requires up to three semesters (September – September) on our International Foundation Programme and two semesters per year (September to January; January to June) on our undergraduate programmes.

Various study modes are :

  • Day Study
  • Evening study*
  • One or two days per week*
  • Two weeks study followed by two weeks at work*

*Subject to sufficient demand

Superlative Teaching and Learning Facilities

We invest from time to time on new and modern facilities. We have just made a  significant investment to redevelop our campus on our existing site. Our college is strategically located next to the new National Exhibition Centre, The headquarters of Bank Muscat, Bank Sohar, Bank Dhofar and the planned Downtown Muscat. Our teaching facilities include interactive whiteboards in many classrooms, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) using Blackboard, on-line environment for all lecture materials, handouts, assignments and additional resources; an Independent Learning Centre and a separate Language Learning Centre.

Encouraging Omani Staff

We support Omanisation  through staff development programmes. Based on requirements and suitability, staff are given the opportunity for further studies in UK or elsewhere to enhance their qualifications and experience.

Shaping Responsible Citizens

We strongly encourage our students to actively support their community through volunteering and community engagement projects.

A truly International College

We have students from more than 20 countries studying at ICEM, demonstrating the unique appeal of our courses across the GCC and beyond. We also attract teaching staff from many countries.

The oldest Specialist Vocational training college in Oman

ICEM was founded in 1995 as the Fire Safety Engineering College initially delivering specialist vocational training in Civil Defence.  It very quickly developed further training in Aviation Fire Safety and University Education through its affiliated partner the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  in the United Kingdom.  ICEM offers B.Eng (Hons) Degree Course in Well Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), BSc(Hons) Degree Courses in Fire Safety Engineering/Management, Facilities Management and Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

Discover challenges, create innovative solutions through Research at ICEM

We work in collaboration with our partner University and other national and global research organizations. We have researchers from different parts of the globe who are experts in fields such as environmental challenges, fire safety & engineering, facilities management and languages. The college provides opportunities to further students/ employees career through research programmes leading to PhD/Masters from UCLan.