The Institute of Topographical Sciences (ITS), initially called Training Wing, was established in 1995.
For the first two years, the institute operated under a franchise agreement with Oaklands College of the U.K. for the award of the U.K.’s BTEC Ordinary National Diploma (OND)
In 1998, the institute became an approved EDEXCEL Centre with the authority to run BTEC diploma courses. The franchise agreement is valid until 2019.
Recently, in May 2018, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) licensed ITS to run its Diploma in Geomatics and Survey Engineering. At level 6 of the Oman National Qualifications Framework (ONQF).