Dean Professor Manal Ismael

Introduction

Information Technology (IT), in general, comprises all aspects of computing and networking technologies. The IT program is user-centered that helps users with organizations in all the following phases: selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing and networking technologies.

Goals of the Program

This program provides the graduates with the skills and knowledge to help them in the acquisition of appropriate jobs after graduation in the field of Information Technology. It can also help them in pursuing research or graduate studies in the field. Moreover, with the basic background they acquire, they can follow up technological advances and carry on a lifelong learning career.        
Within a short period after graduation, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply the appropriate IT and methodologies needed for organizations to achieve their goals and manage their resources.
  2. Absorb the new developments in the IT and assess the needs of the organization from such advances in a proactive manner.
  3. Be able to contribute to the scientific and the theoretical foundations of IT.

Program Outcomes

IT graduates will possess the following skills upon graduation:

A. Basic skills

  1. Apply current technical concepts and practice in the basic knowledge domains of IT.
  2. Define the requirements needed by organizations to address problems and opportunities faced by them.
  3. Design effective IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  4. Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.

B. Emerging Technologies and Best Practices

  1. Evaluate Technologies and evaluate their possible use in organizations. Analyze also their impact on individuals, organizations and society including ethical, legal and policy issues.
  2. Understand best practices and standards, and how to apply them.

C. Basic thinking and Behavioral Skills

  1. Acquire independent critical thinking skills.
  2. Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal by integrating personal initiative and group cooperation.
  3. Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and peers both verbally and in writing, using appropriate terminology.
  4. Recognition of the importance of lifelong learning.