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Bachelor of Science in Information TechnologyBack

  • About the Program

    About Department

    Information Technology (IT) is concerned with studying various areas that are related to meeting user’s needs in various activities of computing technology. The Information Technology (IT) program is designed to educate students about the current trends of IT that offer a better potential for employability. Students will acquire the core knowledge needed for IT professionals and, at the same time, have specific knowledge in specialized areas. The program is structured as a set of core courses and three concentrations. Through these concentrations, students will learn up-to-date knowledge in this fast growing field and increase their chances to find jobs. These concentrations will focus on web technology and internet applications, networking, mobile applications and security, and interactive media, game programming and simulation. Moreover, students will be offered the opportunity to do a practical project.

    This project oriented approach will improve their learning curve and help them to have a hands-on experience. Moreover, the IT program at Abu Dhabi University is designed with conformance of international standards and guidelines . This ensures that graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, integrate, and administer computing technology. The B.Sc. IT Program provides undergraduates with the broad technical education necessary for productive employment in the public or private sector, and it develops in them an understanding of fundamentals and current issues important for future years of learning.

    Program Mission

    The mission of the Information Technology Department is to offer student-centric degree programs that prepare students for highly rewarding careers in the technology sector and empower their contribution to the UAE and regional growth through excellence in teaching, and to meet the development needs of the country and the region through faculty scholarship and community service.

    Program Educational Objectives

    The B.Sc. IT Program provides undergraduates with the broad technical education necessary for productive employment in the public or private sector, and it develops in them an understanding of fundamentals and current issues important for future years of learning. Our program educational objectives are:

    • Demonstrate their success as IT professionals with a good set of technical, problem solving, and leadership accomplishments.
    • Participate in life-long learning activities such as training, continuing education, or graduate studies.
    • Contribute to the development and the growth of local and global communities and uphold their ethical, social, and professional responsibilities.

    Student Outcomes

    The IT program is specifically designed to provide the IT graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in workplace and in advanced studies.

    The following program outcomes describe competencies and skills that B.Sc. IT students will acquire by the time of graduation. B.Sc. IT graduates are expected to be able to:

    • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
    • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
    • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
    • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
    • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
    • Recognize of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
    • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
    • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies(of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies).
    • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
    • Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
    • Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    During the Academic Year 2014-15, the information technology program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 115 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 2
  • Degree Requirements

    These courses can be chosen from set of courses in the major apart from the above courses (9 credits) and from any other program at the University for which you meet the entry requirements (9 credits). Alternatively, you can choose a Minor (6 courses) in a specialization other than English.

    Requirements Credit Hours
    University Requirements 36 credit hours
    Degree Requirements 36 credit hours
    Major Requirements 39 credit hours
    Major Electives 12 credit hours
    Open Electives 6 credit hours
    Total 129 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    Information Technology (IT) is concerned with studying various areas that are related to meeting user’s needs in various activities of computing technology. The Information Technology (IT) program is designed to educate students about the current trends of IT that offer a better potential for employability. Students will acquire the core knowledge needed for IT professionals and, at the same time, have specific knowledge in specialized areas. The program is structured as a set of core courses and three concentrations. Through these concentrations, students will learn up-to-date knowledge in this fast growing field and increase their chances to find jobs. These concentrations will focus on web technology and internet applications, networking, mobile applications and security, and interactive media, game programming and simulation. Moreover, students will be offered the opportunity to do a practical project.

    This project oriented approach will improve their learning curve and help them to have a hands-on experience. Moreover, the IT program at Abu Dhabi University is designed with conformance of international standards and guidelines . This ensures that graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, integrate, and administer computing technology. The B.Sc. IT Program provides undergraduates with the broad technical education necessary for productive employment in the public or private sector, and it develops in them an understanding of fundamentals and current issues important for future years of learning.

    TOTAL CREDITS: 129 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 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng.& Science ENG 200 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 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + 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 499 Capstone Project 90 credit-hours 6
    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

     

  • 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 100 English I 3 TOEFL 500
    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 + UNS 102
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101
    ENG 200 English II 3 C grade in ENG 100 + 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
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    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
    CSC 311 Java Programming for the Internet 3 CSC 201
    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 499 Capstone project(partI) 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 499 Capstone project (part II) 3 90 credits
    ME 4 Major Elective IV 3  
    Total Credit Hours 15
  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Information Technology program are prepared to pursue successful careers as:

    • System analysts and system support/configuration staff in high-tech telecommunication companies.
    • Software/hardware developers/designers in multinational software/hardware development companies such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Apple.
    • System analysts and system configuration/testing staff in multinational mobile communication companies such as Nokia and Sony Ericsson.
    • E-business solution developers/designers at Internet companies.
    • Software/hardware designers for financial institutions.
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