Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Program Duration

Location

Credit Hours

Cost Per Credit Hour

9 Semesters (On Average)

Abu Dhabi or Dubai

120

AED 2,500

Students interested in the B.Sc. in Information Technology degree can select from two concentrations offered by the Computing and Applied Technology (CAT) Department:

Security and Network Technologies (SecNet): This concentration prepares students to protect and secure information systems from threats and attacks. Students also learn to apply IT in the design and development of secure computer networks and telecommunications.

Web and Mobile Application Development (WAM): This concentration prepares students to develop web and mobile applications. Students learn to apply software engineering concepts to the design and development of user-focused, interactive games and applications.

The objectives of the information technology program are to produce graduates who will:

  1. Become successful information technology specialists distinguished locally and internationally.
  2. Be effective communicators, team players, project oriented and community engaged IT professionals with excellent work ethics.
  3. Adopt the latest information technologies, applied computing skills, and research methods.
  4. Develop lifelong learning skills and continuous involvement in IT professional societies.

Department Chair: Dr. Hussein Fakhry

Accreditation

All our programs are accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), and our Bachelor of Science program in Information Technology, Concentration in Security and Network Technologies, is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. In addition, CTI has been ranked by QS as one of the 351-400 top colleges in the field of computer science and information systems in 2023. This ranking places CTI in the top 20 colleges in the Arab region and the top 3 in the nation.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning in IT (ITCTQR) - Program graduates will be able to use critical thinking and quantitative processes to identify, analyze and solve problems, and evaluate solutions in an IT context
  2. Information Technology Application (ITA) - Program graduates will be able to select existing and cutting-edge IT tools and procedures to develop modules and systems which fulfill organizational requirements for operation in a global environment
  3. Information Technology Management (ITM) - Program graduates will be able to assess and determine information resource requirements for current problems in order to develop solutions suitable for IT and business managers operating in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment
  4. Information Technology Professional Practice (ITPP) - Program graduates understand how groups interact, be able to assume a leadership role when required, and understand the fundamentals of professional and ethical conduct
  5. IT Systems Theory and Practice (ITSTP) - Program graduates will be able to understand and communicate the fundamentals of systems theory in the development of appropriate systems that function in a global environment
  6. Technical Communication (ITTC) - Program graduates will be able to express themselves effectively and efficiently in both English and Arabic while using the correct IT terms for each language

Curriculum Structure

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
(Concentration in Security and Network Technologies)

Starting Fall 2024

Credit Hours
Year 1 S1 ZU General Education Block
First Semester
15
15
S2 ZU General Education Block
Second Semester
15
15
Year 2 S3 CIT210
Essentials of IT and Infrastructure
3
MTH215
Computing Foundations
3
SEC235
Information Security Foundations
3
ENG240
English
Composition III
3
Elective
3
15
S4 NET256
Computer Network Foundations
3
NET257
Computer Network Foundations Lab
1
SWE225
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
3
MTH281
Probability and Statistics
3
CIT285
Technical Communication
3
CIT365
Database Systems
3
16
Year 3 S5 SWE245
Web Development
3
CIT315
Operating Systems
3
SWE320
Object Oriented Programming
3
SWE321
Object Oriented Programming Lab
1
SEC335
Information Security Technologies
3
SEC336
Information Security Technologies Lab
1
14
S6 CIT305
IT in Global & Local Cultures
3
ARA345
Advanced Arabic Skills
3
CIT460
Systems Analysis & Design
3
CIT461
Systems Analysis and Design Lab
1
NET351
Computer Network Technologies
3
NET352
Computer Network Technologies Lab
1
14
Internship Semester CIT490
Internship
3
3
Year 4 S7 INS377
IT Project Management
3
CIT466
Data Analytics
3
CIT480
IT Entrepreneurship
3
SEC432
Ethical Hacking
3
SEC433
Ethical Hacking Lab
1
SEC435
Digital Forensics Foundations
3
16
S8 CIT499
Senior Project
3
SEC430
Information Security Management
3
NET455
Wireless Sensor Networks
3
Elective
3
12

Total Credit Hours

120

GenEd
Core
Concentration
Elective

The Fall 2021 plan can be found here.


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
(Concentration in Web and Mobile Application Development)

Starting Fall 2024

Credit Hours
Year 1 S1 ZU General Education Block
First Semester
15
15
S2 ZU General Education Block
Second Semester
15
15
Year 2 S3 CIT210
Essentials of IT and Infrastructure
3
MTH215
Computing Foundations
3
SEC235
Information Security Foundations
3
ENG240
English
Composition III
3
Elective
3
15
S4 NET256
Computer Network Foundations
3
NET257
Computer Network Foundations Lab
1
SWE225
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
3
MTH281
Probability and Statistics
3
CIT285
Technical Communication
3
CIT365
Database Systems
3
16
Year 3 S5 SWE245
Web Development
3
CIT315
Operating Systems
3
SWE320
Object Oriented Programming
3
SWE321
Object Oriented Programming Lab
1
IMT340
Computer Graphics
3
IMT375
Human Computer Interaction
3
16
S6 CIT305
IT in Global & Local Cultures
3
ARA345
Advanced Arabic Skills
3
CIT460
Systems Analysis & Design
3
CIT461
Systems Analysis and Design Lab
1
SWE346
Dynamic Web Development
3
NET371
Mobile Computing
3
16
Internship Semester CIT490
Internship
3
3
Year 4 S7 INS377
IT Project Management
3
CIT466
Data Analytics
3
CIT480
IT Entrepreneurship
3
IMT376
Game Design, Prototyping and Programming
3
CIT372
Cloud Computing
3
15
S8 CIT499
Senior Project
3
CIT470
Applied Database Systems
3
Elective
3
9

Total Credit Hours

120

GenEd
Core
Concentration
Elective

The Fall 2021 plan can be found here.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete 120 Credit Hours (CHs) in their selected programs, including 30 CHs of General Education courses, 63 CHs of core program courses, 21 CHs in concentration courses, and 6 CHs of elective courses. As part of the core program requirements, students will crown their accomplishments in their programs with a Senior Project and a practical semester-long Internship.

Faculty

The B.Sc. in Information Technology program is supported by a diverse group of faculty with expertise spanning the spectrum of knowledge areas that the students are introduced to in the program. Meet our Computing and Applied Technology (CAT) faculty in the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses.

Program Cost

Program cost is detailed on the Undergraduate Tuition Fee and Scholarship page.