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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (ABET Accredited)

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 126 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain

Overview

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT JUGGLING YOUR WORKING LIFE AND STUDY TIME?


Our BSc in Information Technology program for working professionals is delivered through schedules designed specifically to accommodate your busy work schedule (Only at Abu Dhabi Campus).


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. 


On-going innovation and emerging technologies in the rapidly changing IT field require the program to be continually updated.


“I wanted to study something that would help me help humanity.”  

As a first year enrolled in the BSc Information Technology program, Sarah has only experienced a small part of what she knows ADU has to offer so far, but she’s looking forward to the ADU journey.  

“ADU was my first choice because the IT program offered a lot more course choices than other universities I’d researched. I’m so happy with my decision to join ADU – all my instructors are amazing and are available to provide support pretty much round the clock.  

There are so many extra-curricular activities to get involved in – so far, I’m on the ADU volleyball team and I’m planning on joining the debate team soon. I’m so excited  to immerse myself fully in university life.”

Sarah Abdel Sater from Lebanon and Romania

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course Type
Total (Aed)
51,840
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
1,440
Required Credits
36
165,540
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
1,780
Required Credits
93

Al Ain

Course Type
Total (Aed)
41,400
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
1,150
Required Credits
36
132,990
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
1,430
Required Credits
93

Dubai

Course Type
Total (Aed)
51,840
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
1,440
Required Credits
36
165,540
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
1,780
Required Credits
93

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and 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 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 tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

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

High School Curriculum
Minimum Grade*
Language Proficiency
MOE Advance 80% Academic IELTS 5.0
or EMSAT English 1000
or ITP (taken at Amideast) 500
or Internet- based TOEFL (iBT) 61
MOE General 80%
MOE ADEK 80%
UAE Literary Streams High School (Before 2017) 80%
UAE Science Streams High School (Before 2017) 80%
**American / Canadian 80%
**British Curriculum or IGCSE / GCE
(Completed Year 13/Grade 12 of High School)
80%
**Indian/Pakistani/Bangladesh 50%
**International Baccalaureate 24 points

Course outline

General Education
33 credit hours
College
36 credit hours
Major
39 credit hours
Major Electives
12 credit hours
Open Electives
6 credit hours

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