The existing structure of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is an up-root of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, which was established in 1986. Later, with effect from January 2001 The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was restructured and bifurcated into two departments: Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Information Engineering. In January 2003, the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering were restructured again to form the existing ECE Department.
The ECE Department has maintained to be the largest department in the College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University since 1986. The Department continues to teach courses and conducts research in the fields of Communications and Signal Processing, Computer Systems and Networks, Power Systems and Energy, and Electronic Instrumentation and Control. A new specialization track in the area of Biomedical Signals and Medical Devices is recently approved by the University and is now going through under-structural process. In addition to its ABET-accredited undergraduate program, EAC, the ECE Department was the first to start the postgraduate (Master’s) program in 1998. Further, a PhD program was launched in 2009.
To align with the strategic plan of the university, the Department always proved to be excellent in fulfilling its mission of providing an outstanding education in electrical and computer engineering. The Department aims a rich diversity of skills to contribute to the community prosperity through professional services and research, and to prepare graduates capable of engaging in life-long learning for engineering practice with competence.
The Department has made pioneering impacts on electrical and computer engineering education in the Sultanate of Oman. It has graduated many highly qualified engineers, working at very well-known companies in Oman and abroad. The Department believes in diversified educational program and hence produces graduates with a broad field of expertise, which encompasses diverse subject areas in almost all specializations streams of electrical and computer engineering.