Dean's  Statement  



Sur University College (SUC), the first private higher education institution in the Al Sharqiyyah region, was founded in 2001 under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman. The Mission of SUC is the development of human beings and the community as a whole through the enrichment of the educational process by providing professional teaching, research and public service. SUC strives constantly to achieve institutional effectiveness and excellence in teaching through knowledge transfer and the development of professional skills. It’s planning and communications are devoted to building service of the highest quality and excellence in order to ensure a prosperous community.

SUC is located in Sur, may be the third largest city in Oman in terms of population growth, economic prosperity and development. An ancient port and seafaring town, it is ideally situated on the Arabian Coast. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility is in the vicinity and produces millions of tons of gas per year. Five of the world’s seven turtle species are indigenous to Oman, and there are turtle breeding beaches at Ras Al Had and Ras Al Jinz, both located near Sur. The new expressway shortens the travelling time from Muscat to Sur. These attractions combined with the quaint, picturesque city of Sur provide wonderful employment opportunities and has created a demand for competent staff with graduate qualifications.

The enrollment of students has jumped from 480 in 2008 to more than 1400 in 2012. Now in 2015, there are 1797 students enrolled at SUC. The students enrolled in programs will earn diplomas and bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Management and Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Banking. The programs are offered for full time and part time students (evenings). These programs are currently quality assured by Bond University in Australia. SUC will continue to develop its new strategic plan, a comprehensive quality management system to improve the academic and administrative activities, curriculum based on international practice, appropriate resources and learning support, IT infrastructure and internet connectivity and the recruitment and maintenance of excellent staff. There are new proposed Masters programs such as Master's Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Information Technology.

The Sur University College provides the University level studies necessary for the preparation of your future endeavours. Our commitment to quality and excellence will help you to become a part of an ever-growing potential of learning and employment experiences. As we look forward to our future growth, SUC is planning one day to be Sur University.

 The Dean

 Dr. Ali Al-Jarrah