About

Information technology is the major that contains all computer majors (computer science- management information system- computer software engineering), it focuses on the scientific part for computer science which means that it produces a high quality of software.
This major is one of the most required majors internationally nowadays, especially in the countries where technology is famous. It is one of the most growing and desirable fields. However; after having a bachelor degree; educators will continue educating themselves in the latest technology. 

Vision

To be a trusted, globally recognized, technology partner that enables quality education, research and community partnership by providing a customer-centered, consistent experience through technology services and solutions delivered with creativity and excellence.

Mission

Provide excellent, secure infrastructure, support, and innovation in the delivery of information technology products and services to enable and empower the university constituency.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the program are to:
  1. Create an understanding of the principles of computer science and problem solving.
  2. Build an awareness of computing practices in industry and emerging technologies, emphasizing a working knowledge of current software design and development techniques.
  3. Provide a broad education that enables graduates to understand the impact of computing technologies in a societal context.
  4. Provide a computer science education that enables our graduates to pursue rewarding professional careers, graduate studies, and lifelong learning.
  5. Prepare our graduates in ways that provide them a basis for lifelong personal and professional development and that enables them to exercise leadership and make lasting contributions in their disciplines.

Duration

The  Information Technology program requires a regular study of at least four years of study and completion of 139 credit hours.

Study Plan

Students of Information technology learn different types of knowledge that focus on Designing, developing, activating, supporting or managing information systems for computers.
The first-year courses will include common basic courses that are required for information technology major; students will be able to maintain the maximum flexibility at this level, at the second year the flexibility will continue allowing students to retain the option of several other majoring courses along with IT. At third and fourth years, the majoring requirements in Information technology will be highly specialized.

 

Level: 1. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Arabic Language I 2 - - 2 2
2 Mathematics I 2 - 2 3 4
3 Academic English I 2 - - 2 2
4 Computer skill 2 2 - 3 4
5 Information Technology 3 - - 3 3
6 Information System 3 - - 3 3

Level: 1. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Arabic Language I 2 - - 2 2
2 Academic English II 2 - - 2 2
3 Mathematics II 2 - 2 3 4
4 Islamic Culture 2 - - 2 2
5 Digital Logic Design 2 - 2 3
6 IT Management 3 - - 3 3
7 Programing I 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 2. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Leadership and Communication Skills 2 - - 2 2
2 Discrete Structure 2 - 2 3 4
3 Software Engineering 3 - - 3 3
4 Computer Architecture and Organization 2 - 2 3 4
5 Multimedia and Animation 2 2 - 3 4
6 Database Systems 2 2 - 3 4
7 Programing II 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 2. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Probability and Statistics 2 - 2 3 4
2 Data Structure and Algorithms 2 2 - 3 4
3 Data Communications and Computer Network 3 - - 3 3
4 Database Development by Oracle I 2 2 - 3 4
5 Operating System 2 2 - 3 4
6 Object Oriented Programming (Java) 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 3. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Research Methods 2 - - 2 2
2 Information Systems Security 3 - - 3 3
3 PC Hardware and Maintenance 2 2 - 3 4
4 Database Development by Oracle II 2 2 - 3 4
5 Web Technologies 2 2 - 3 4
6 Object Oriented Programming 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 3. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Ethics & Social Responsibility 2 - - 2 2
2 Summer Training
3 Elective I 2 2 - 3 4
4 Digital Image Processing 2 2 - 3 4
5 Web Application Design and Development 2 2 - 3 4
6 Analysis and Design Systems 3 - - 3 3
7 Visual Programming (VB . Net) 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 4. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Elective II 2 2 - 3 4
2 Graduation Project II - 4 - 2 4
3 Parallel & Distributed systems 2 2 - 3 4
4 Mobile Application Development 2 2 - 3 4
5 C# Programming 2 2 - 3 4
6 IT Project Management 3 - - 3 3

Level: 4. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Graduation Project II - 8 - 4 8
2 System & Network Administration 2 2 - 3 4
3 Distributed Database 2 2 - 3 4
4 Artificial Intelligence 2 2 - 3 4
5 E-Commerce 3 - - 3 4

Job Opportunities

There are many job opportunities for IT graduates in local and international companies:
- Chief information officer:
This person is responsible for IT and computer systems that support the enterprise's goals.
- IT director/ manger: This person is responsible for the function of all of the business's technology tools and processes. 
- Systems administrator: This person configures, manages, supports and troubleshoots a multi-user computing environment. Within an enterprise, this role can be segmented by technology, requiring an administrator or team dedicated to server, desktop, network, virtualization or other components.
- Application manager: This person's role centers on the provisioning and management of a high-value business application, such as Exchange.
- Developer: This person or team writes updates and tests code for programs to meet business objectives internally or facing customers>
- Programmer: this person usually Writes programs in a variety of computer languages, Update and expand existing programs.