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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (ABET Accredited)Back

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain,
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)
In today's highly interconnected world, information technology (IT) is crucial to the successful operations of any business and is integral to our lives. Data is increasing at an unprecedented rate, with information now at the core of modern world economics. 

This program introduces you to how IT systems can be managed and how business applications can be integrated. You will gain the design, development, implementation and management skills to effectively manage these technologies, focussing on how IT systems can support and, if used effectively, transform organizations.
Structured as a set of core courses and specializations, you will gain up-to-date knowledge in web technology and internet applications, networking, mobile applications and security, and interactive media, game programming and simulation. You will learn to use and apply current technical concepts and practices through human computer interaction, information management and programming. A practical project will enable you to apply the theory and make your mark in this ever-expanding discipline.

Developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), the Computer Society (IEEE-CS), and the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), the program ensures that you will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging IT solutions using state-of-the-art technologies.

Accreditation 

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions

  • Career Prospects

    An information technology degree is a basis for a wide range of exciting IT-based careers including network management, system analysts, systems design engineering, software development, web-application development and e-business solution developers. 

    Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, ADCO, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Media Company, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Ports, Ali & Sons, Alpha Data, Compubase, Du, Emirates Palace, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Health Authority Abu Dhabi, HSBC, Injazat, Ministry of Interior, Mubadala, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Technic and UAE Armed Forces.
  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track

    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track

    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.
    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 129 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 129
    General Education Requirements 36 credit hours
    College Requirements 36 credit hours
    Major Requirements 51 credit hours
    Electives 18 credit hours
    General Education Requirement 36 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 200 English II English Proficiency Specified Score/ENG100(C grade)+ (Co) UNS102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng.& Science ENG 200 3
    INE 300 Fundamentals of Innovations and Entrepreneurship ENG 200 + Completion of 60 chrs 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology C grade in MTG 100 or MPT 3
    MTT 102 Calculus I  C grade in MTT 101 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics  No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2

     

    Degree Requirements 36 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr. Hours
    CSC 201 Structured Programming MTT 101 or Higher 3
    CSC 202 Object Oriented Programming CSC 201 3
    CSC 301 Data Structures and Algorithms CSC 202 3
    CSC 302 Database Management Systems MTT 202 3
    CSC 305 Data Communications and Networks Junior Level 3
    CSC 399 Internship/Project in CS 90 Credit Hours 3
    ITE 305 Systems Analysis and Design Junior Level/Consent of Department 3
    ITE 390 Computer Ethics Junior Level/ Consent of Department 3
    ITE 499A Capstone Project (Part I) 90 credit-hours 3
    ITE 499B Capstone Project (Part II) ITE 499A 3
    MTT 202 Discrete Mathematics MTT 101 3
    STT 201 Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods STT 100 3

     

    Major Requirements 51 Cr. Hours
    Compulsory Courses 39 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    CSC 308 Operating systems CSC 301 3
    CSC 401 Software Engineering I ITE 305 3
    CIS 401 Advanced Database Management Systems CSC 302 3
    CIS 408 Distributed Information Systems CSC 305, ,(CSC 202 or CSC 311) 3
    CSC 307 Web Design CSC 201 3
    CIS 404 Data warehousing  and Data Mining CSC 302 3
    ITE 401 IT Project Management Senior Level/consent 3
    ITE 409 Human Computer Interactions Senior Level/consent 3
    ITE 408 Information Security CSC 305 3
    CSC 311 Java programming for the internet CSC 201 3
    ITE 414 Introduction to E-commerce Junior level 3
    ITE 402 Computer Networks Design and Implementation CSC 305 3
    ITE 422 Networks Administration CSC 305 3

     

    Elective Courses 12 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    ME1 Major Elective 1 - 3
    ME2 Major Elective 2 - 3
    ME3 Major Elective 3 - 3
    ME4 Major Elective 4 - 3

     

    Open Requirements 6 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    OE1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE2 Open Elective 2 - 3
    Concentrations
    C1: Web Technologies and Applications
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    ITE 410 Web programming CSC 307 3
    ITE 412 Web Productivity Tools ITE 410 3
    CSC 404 Computer Graphics and Animation CSC 301 3
    ITE 415 Advanced E-commerce Applications Design ITE 414 3
    ITE 490 Selected Topics in IT Determined based on Topics 3
    C2: Networking, Mobile and Security
    ITE 420 Wireless and Mobile Networks CSC 305 3
    ITE 421 Mobile Applications CSC 201 3
    ITE 423 Network programming CSC 305, CSC 311 3
    ITE 424 Enterprise Network Security ITE 408 3
    ITE 490 Selected Topics in IT Determined based on Topics 3
    C3: Interactive Media, Game Programming and Simulation
    ITE 430 Digital Game Design and Programming ITE 409, CSC 404 3
    ITE 431 3D Game and Simulation ITE 430 3
    ITE 432 Collaborative Game Design ITE 430 3
    CSC 406 Artificial Intelligence Senior Level 3
    ITE 490 Selected Topics in IT Determined based on Topics 3
    **Students can also take CEN490 Special Topics in Computer Engineering and/or ITE490 Special Topics in Information Technology towards any theme.

    Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test

  • Study Plan

    Study Plan

    Total Credit Hours:   129
    First Year (Freshman)
      Code Title Cr. Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 1 ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 nil
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 nil
    ENG 200 English II 3 *EPSS / ENG100(C grade) + (Co) UNS102 
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 nil
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology 3 C grade in MTG 100 or MPT
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 nil
    Total Credit Hours 16
      Code Title Cr. Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 2 MTT 202 Discrete Mathematics 3 MTT 101
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102
    OE1 Open Elective I 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Second Year (Sophomore)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 3 ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng.&Science 3 ENG 200
    CSC 302 Database Management Systems 3 MTT 202
    STT 201 Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods 3 STT 100
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 ENG 200 + UNS 102
    CSC 201 Structured Programming 3 MTT 101 or Higher
    Total Credit Hours 14
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 4 CSC 202 Object Oriented Programming 3 CSC 201
    CSC 311 Java Programming for the Internet 3 CSC201
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences 3 nil
    CSC 307 Web design 3 CSC 201
    OE2 Open Elective II 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Third Year (Junior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 5 CSC 301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 CSC 202
    ITE 390 Computer Ethics 3 Junior level/ Consent of Dept.
    CSC 305 Data Communications and Networks 3 Junior Level
    ITE 305 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Junior Level/ Consent of Dept.
    ITE 414 Introduction to E-Commerce 3 Junior Level
    Total Credit Hours 15
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 6 CSC 308 Operating Systems 3 CSC 301
    ITE 402 Computer Networks Design and Implement. 3 CSC 305
    INE 300 Fund. of Innovations and Entrepreneurship 3 ENG200 + Completion of 60 chrs
    ITE 422 Network Administration 3 CSC 305
    ME1 Major Elective I 3 -
    CIS 401 Advanced Database Management Systems 3 CSC 302
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Summer Semester CSC 399 Internship 3 90 Credit Hours
    Fourth Year (Senior)
    Semester 7 CSC 401 Software Engineering I 3 ITE 305
    ITE 409 Human Computer Interaction 3 Senior Level/Consent
    ITE 499A Capstone project (Part I) 3 90 credits
    ITE 408 Information Security 3 CSC 305
    ME2 Major Elective II 3 -
    ME3 Major Elective III 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 8 CIS 404 Data warehousing  and Data Mining 3 CSC 302
    CIS 408 Distributed Information Systems 3 CSC 305,(CSC 202 or CSC 311)
    ITE 401 IT Project Management 3 Senior Level/Consent
    ITE 499B Capstone project (Part II) 3 ITE 499A
    ME 4 Major Elective IV 3  
    Total Credit Hours 15
    *Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test
  • Scholarships

    Scholarships (Abu Dhabi)

    ADU’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Fund offers Bachelor of Architecture students several types of scholarships of up to 45% in tuition fee waivers.  Examples of the potential applicable discounts are provided below.

     

    Program

    Total Credit Hours

    Estimated Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees

    Average Tuition Credit Hour Cost

    After 45% Discount

    After 30% Discount

    After 10% Discount

     

    Bachelor of Science in

    Information Technology

    129

    213,840

    1657

    117,612

    149,688

    192,456

    TUITION STRUCTURE

    AED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement

     

    College of Engineering

    AED 1,780

     

    University College

    AED 1,440

     

     

     

    For further details, or information on your eligibility for the above, please click here.

    * Terms and conditions apply

    Note: The costs of books and supplies are not included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and other fee rates at any time.  A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.  For more information, please click here to view the University's fee structure.

     

      Scholarships (Al Ain)

    ADU’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Fund offers Bachelor of Architecture students several types of scholarships of up to 45% in tuition fee waivers.  Examples of the potential applicable discounts are provided below.

     

    Program

    Total Credit Hours

    Estimated Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees

    Average Tuition Credit Hour Cost

    After 45% Discount

    After 30% Discount

    After 10% Discount

    Bachelor of Science in

    Information Technology

    129

    171,480

    1329

    94,314

    120,036

    154,332

     

    TUITION STRUCTURE

    AED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement

     

    College of Engineering

    AED 1,430

     

    University College

    AED 1,150

     

    For further details, or information on your eligibility for the above, please click here.

    * Terms and conditions apply

    Note: The costs of books and supplies are not included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and other fee rates at any time.  A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.  For more information, please click here to view the University's fee structure.

  • Fees

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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