Shinas College of Technology (ShCT) was founded in September 2005 as one of the seven Colleges of Technology in Oman under the Ministry of Manpower (MoMP). The campus is located at Al–Aqur, on the northern outskirts of Wilayat of Shinas in the Governorate of Batinah, about 69 kms from the city of Sohar, and about six kilometers from the city center of the road to dubai that links the Sultanate and the United Arab Emirates.
Shinas College of Technology (ShCT) is one of the seven Colleges of Technology (CTs) under the operation and directives of the Ministry of Manpower (MoMP).The College is a public institution catering to higher educational needs of all Omani youth. It offers programs leading to diploma and advanced diploma in the fields of Engineering, Information Technology and Business Studies.
By September 2006, the college started offering certificate programs in Engineering and information Technology with a student population of about 194 students’ .By September2007; the college extended its program to Diplomas in Electrical Power, Computer and Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in IT. During the same period, the College began to offer certificate course in Business. A year later, all the Programs were extended to Higher Diploma levels in Engineering and IT and Diploma in Business. Engineering Department had added Mechatronics specialization up to diploma level in the same year. In the summer of 2011, a civil engineering as an additional specialization was offered.
At present, the College has at least 3676 students and about 318 staff serving under academic and administrative departments, centers and units.