Quality and Accreditation
In 2013, IMCO introduced the new Quality Management System (QMS) according to ISO 9001 :2008 Standards and received ISO Certification from the world renowned classification society ClassNK, Japan and RvA, the Netherlands. With this IMCO made history as the first and only Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Oman to have achieved this success by implementing the Quality Management System (QMS) as per the international standards. This accreditation certificate was awarded with specific focus on IMCO’s “Training activities covering Diploma and Bachelor Studies in Marine Engineering; Nautical Studies; Port Shipping and Transport Management; Process Operation Technology as well as various Short Courses”. This ISO 9001:2008 Certification will ensure that IMCO’s Quality Assurance and Processes meet internationally acknowledged and recognized Quality Standards. The new QMS allowed IMCO to standardize and establish its policies and procedures in order to carry out and control all its functions and activities related to both academic and administrative departments.
The major quality tools such as Internal Audit; Identifying and Addressing Non-Conformities; Customer Feedback; Management Review – deployed are not only helpful to monitor the processes but also to promote their continual improvement.