About the Department



The Quality Assurance Department was established in accordance with the Royal Decree No. 62/2007 governing the Colleges of Applied Sciences (CAS) and its bylaws, which was issued on July 3rd, 2007. The department structurally comes under the College Dean and is responsible for the following:

- Following up the implementation of the operational plans of the College departments and centers.

- Following up the implementation of procedures of CAS policies.

- Conducting specialized workshops in accordance with the requirements of quality assurance.

- Studying the standards and principles of quality assurance received from (Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and act upon them.

- Spreading the culture of quality assurance in the College.

- Exchanging experience with different higher education institutions



  Institutional Accreditation



Institutional Accreditation of higher education institutions in Oman includes two phases: Quality Audit and Institutional Standards Assessment.


First: Quality Audit:


- The Self-Study report of the College was submitted to Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) in January, 2009.


- The Quality Audit report of the College was published by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) in April, 2010.


  1. Quality Audit Manual


  1. College Quality Audit Report http://www.oaaa.gov.om/Review/cas_ibri_audit_report_v6_final.pdf



Second: Institutional Standards Assessment


In this stage, the College has to prepare a Self- study application based on the requirements in the Standards Assessment Manual issued by (OAAA). If the College meets the requirements and passes the accreditation, it receives an accreditation certificate.


  • The deadline for submitting Standards Assessment Application to (OAAA) is November, 2020.

  • The date of the visit of the Standards Assessment is February, 2021.




  • Useful Links

Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)



Oman Society for Quality in Higher Education (OAQHE)



National Quality Training Program




Quality Assurance Department Publications


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