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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 129 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study Mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery Mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai

Overview

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.


This program is accredited by ABET, an accrediting agency for programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The fact that our ABET accreditation application was commended by ABET as a model for good practice is testament to the quality of our program.

“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

Tuition fees structure and calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 51,840
credit hour cost (AED)
1,440
required credits
36
AED 165,540
credit hour cost (AED)
1,780
required credits
93

Dubai

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 51,840
credit hour cost (AED)
1,440
required credits
36
AED 165,540
credit hour cost (AED)
1,780
required credits
93 

Al Ain

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 41,400
credit hour cost (AED)
1,150
required credits
36
AED 132,990
credit hour cost (AED)
1,430
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

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.

Course outline

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

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