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Undergraduate Programs

The College of Technological Innovation offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (with specializations either in Security and Network Technologies or in Web and Mobile Application Development), a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management joint with the College of Business (with specializations in Enterprise Systems, in Management of Information Systems, or in Business Intelligence), and minors in Information Systems and Interactive Social Computing.


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

This academic program of the College of Technological Innovation is practical, competency-based, and designed to prepare students for significant positions in the field of information technology.

Concentrations in:

  • Security and Network Technologies: 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: 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.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  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. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Self-development)
  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. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill)
  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 multicultural environment. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context)
  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. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  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. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge)
  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. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management (joint program with College of Business) The Colleges of Business and Technological Innovation jointly offer the B.S. degree in Information Systems and Technology Management. The emphasis is on the knowledge and skills needed to manage and apply IT to the computing requirements of enterprises. The program consists of courses in Business and courses in Information Technology. The Information Systems and Technology Management program prepares students for positions such as system developers and business IT consultants. The United Arab Emirates has a strong need for professionals in these fields in both the government and private sector.

Concentrations in:

  • Enterprise Systems: The concentration prepares students for professional roles involving IT that spans entire enterprises and geographically dispersed organisations. Students learn how business processes can be linked using IT both within and across organisations operating in a global environment.
  • Management of Information Systems: This concentration prepares students for management roles associated with IT within organisations. Students learn how systems of technology, people and processes can be designed and managed to provide strategic benefits.
  • Business Intelligence: This concentration prepares students to analyse and leverage data to gain insights and inform decision making. Students also learn how to discover hidden knowledge and patterns of behavior useful for improving business practice and competitiveness.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Investigative Thinking: to apply critical thinking and disciplined research processes to identify, analyze, document, and defend a proposed course of action. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  2. Problem Solving: to analyze technical and management system problems, and to critically evaluate and implement appropriate solutions. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  3. Management Responsibility:  to demonstrate ability to identify and plan solutions in unfamiliar or complex problem situations and to manage small-scale projects and teams. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  4. Professional Practice: to work effectively, ethically and responsibly in individual and group situations, assuming leadership roles as required. (Level 7 of QFE: Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  5. Global Perspective: to understand and communicate the underlying principles and factors affecting organizational functions and systems in a global environment. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Autonomy and responsibility)
  6. Professional Communication: to communicate effectively in English and in Arabic using appropriate professional terms in presentations, writing and speech. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context)

Minors

  • Information Systems
  • Interactive Social Computing