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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology
Program Title: Bachelor of Information Technology
Credit Hours: 123
Award Granted on Completion: Bachelor of Information Technology
Delivery Mode:  Face-To-Face
Local Accreditation Status:  Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE (CAA)
Language of Study: English
Duration: 4 Years
Campus: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain
Faculty Info: Faculty of Information Technology
Chairperson: Dr. Samar Mouti (Acting Dean/Head)

About the Program

The Bachelor of Information Technology program endeavors to establish a robust foundation in computer science and information technology for students. Its objective is to furnish students with the requisite technical and practical proficiencies that are necessary for designing and developing software solutions and managing information systems and technology ventures. The program strives to ensure that students are well-informed about the latest advancements in the realm of information technology and that they are prepared to enter the technology workforce or establish their own startups. The Bachelor of Information Technology program also emphasizes the development of essential problem-solving, communication, adaptability, and teamwork skills that are crucial for thriving in the technology industry.

Program Education Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the underlying concepts, foundations, and theory of computer-based and distributed information systems.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the investigation, analysis, design, and development of large-scale software systems that meet the business requirements.
  • Provide an educational foundation that both addresses leading-edge developments in the industry and provides for future professional development, equipping students with the appropriate knowledge and skills for a wide variety of employment and/or further study.
  • Provide the opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have learned and employ them in real situations by undertaking an internship and graduation projects.
  • Enable successful students to take entry-level employment to pursue careers leading to positions such as Data Analysts/ Business Intelligence analysts/ Data Scientists, Mobile Application Developers, AI Programmers, Machine Learning Developers, System Analysts, Software Developers/Manager, User experience designers, Database Analysts/Developers/Administrators, IT Project Managers, Information System Managers, Computer and Information Security Specialists/Managers, Security analysts, Penetration testers, Network Administrators/Managers, Web Developers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically appraise the functions, configuration, and management of the hardware and software components of computer systems and computer networks in the provision of information in an organizational context.
  • Analyze, compare, and discuss the characteristics of various network technologies and the issues affecting network management and security and how to solve basic problems and perform basic troubleshooting operations on Networks and connected devices.
  • Employ appropriate and latest industry-standard tools and techniques in the analysis and design and management of projects to develop and maintain computer-based information systems that meet the requirements.
  • Explain the characteristics of data, the methods used to create, organize and manipulate them efficiently, and the role of databases in organizations as well as critically evaluate and justify the use of industry-standard tools to design and develop databases and web-based computer systems that incorporate business needs and requirements.
  • Employ appropriate tools and techniques in the design, development and evaluation of user interfaces to meet users’ needs, incorporating appropriate graphical and multimedia data.
  • Demonstrate necessary knowledge and skills in major IT disciplines in the appraisal of current principles and practices of computer-based systems development and the critical assessment of trends and possible future developments.
  • Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing through the effective use of IT presentation tools.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team to accomplish common goals.
  • Critically apply problem-solving skills in the analysis of problems, the design of appropriate solutions and the effective evaluation of alternative solutions.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Bachelor of Information Technology, numerous career opportunities are available to you. Here are some of the positions previous graduates of the program have secured.

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • AI Programmer
  • Machine Learning Developer
  • System Analyst
  • Software Developer/Manager
  • User Experience Designer
  • Database Analyst/Developer/Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Information System Manager
  • Computer and Information Security Specialist/Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Network Administrator/Manager
  • Web Developer

Program Curriculum

General Requirements (33 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
CIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology None 3
ENG 100 English I TOEFL or IELTS or EmSAT 3

GEN100/

GEN101

Communication Skills in Arabic/ Communication Skills in Arabic for non-Arabic speakers None 3
GEN 102 Islamic Culture (Arabic/English) None 3
GEN 105 Emirates Culture and Society None 3
ENG 104 English II ENG100 3
GEN 103 Logic and Critical Thinking ENG100 3
GEN 201 Psychology ENG100 3
GEN 302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG100 3
GEN 304 Ethics ENG100 3
MTH 105 Mathematics and Statistics None 3

Core Requirements (90 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
CIT112 Introduction to Computer Programming None 3
CIT121 Introduction to Computer Architecture None 3
CIT122 Introduction to Database Management Systems CIT112 3
CIT123 Computer Programming & Problem Solving CIT112 3
CIT231 Introduction to Computer Networks CIT121 3
CIT232 Introduction to Operating Systems CIT121 3
CIT233 Software Development Process CIT112 3
CIT241 Network Security CIT231 3
CIT242 System Analysis and Design CIT233 3
CIT243 Network Administration CIT231 3
CIT244 Database Programming CIT122 3
BIT203 Management Information Systems CIT100 3
CIT234 Discrete Mathematics MTH105 3
CIT352 Distributed Information Management CIT231 & CIT232 3
CIT353 Web Development CIT123 3
CIT354 Object-Oriented Programming CIT123 3
BUS407 Project Management BIT203 3
CIT362 Information Security Management CIT241 3
CIT471 Fundamentals of Data Mining 84 credits and CIT365 3
CIT364 C# Programming in the .NET Framework CIT354 3
CIT365 Advanced Database Design CIT244 3
CIT483 Internship 75 credits 3
MELEC1 Elective-1 84 credits 3
CIT472 User Interface Design CIT364 & CIT233 3
CIT475 Wireless Networks CIT231 3
CIT484 Senior Graduation Project I 90 credits 4.5
MELEC2 Elective-2 84 credits 3
CIT481 Contemporary Issues in IT 84 credits 3
CIT485 Senior Graduation Project II CIT484 4.5

Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
BUS302 E-Business BIT203 3
CIT474 Internet of Things 84 credits 3
CIT476 Computer Forensic 84 credits and CIT362 3
CIT478 Mobile Applications Development 84 credits 3
CIT479 Artificial Intelligence 84 credits 3
CIT480 Advanced Data Science 84 credits and CIT471 3
CIT482 Selected Topics in IT 84 credits 3

Study Plans

YEAR 1 (30 CH)

Semester 1 CH Semester 2 CH
ENG100 English I 3 ENG104 English II 3
CIT100 Introduction to Information Technology 3 GEN102 Islamic Culture 3
GEN100/ GEN101 Communication on Skills in Arabic/Communication on Skills in Arabic for non-Arabic speakers 3 CIT121 Introduction to Computer Architecture 3
CIT112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 CIT122 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
MTH105 Mathematics & Statistics 3 CIT123 Computer Programming & Problem-Solving 3

Total

15

Total

15

YEAR 2 (36 CH)

Semester 3 CH Semester 4 CH
GEN103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3 CIT241 Network Security 3
CIT231 Introduction to Computer Networks 3 CIT242 System Analysis and Design 3
CIT232 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 CIT243 Network Administration 3
CIT233 Software Development Process 3 CIT244 Database Programming 3
GEN105 Emirates Culture and Society 3 BIT203 Management Information Systems 3
CIT234 Discrete Mathematics 3 GEN201 Psychology 3

Total

18

Total

18

YEAR 3 (30 CH)

Semester 5 CH Semester 6 CH
GEN302 Fundamentals of Innovation Entrepreneurship 3 CIT362 Information Security Management 3
CIT352 Distributed Information Management 3 CIT364 C# Programming in the .NET Framework 3
CIT353 Web Development 3 GEN304 Ethics 3
CIT354 Object-Oriented Programming 3 CIT471 Fundamentals of Data Mining 3
CIT365 Advanced Database Design 3 CIT483 Internship 3

Total

15

Total

15

YEAR 4 (27 CH)

Semester 7 CH Semester 8 CH
MELEC1 Elective-1 3 MELEC2 Elective-2 3
CIT472 User Interface Design 3 CIT481 Contemporary Issues in IT 3
CIT475 Wireless Networks 3 BUS407 Project Management 3
CIT484 Senior Graduation Project I 4.5 CIT485 Senior Graduation Project II 4.5

Total

13.5

Total

13.5

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BUS302 E-Business 3
CIT474 Internet of Things 3
CIT476 Computer Forensic 3
CIT478 Mobile Applications Development 3
CIT479 Artificial Intelligence 3
CIT480 Advanced Data Science 3
CIT482 Selected Topics in IT 3

Admission Requirements

Liwa College offers Bachelor’s programs that are accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and are designed in collaboration with our strategic partners across all industries. Our curricula as well as teaching and learning methods follow a practical approach whereby students get to test theories and develop skills that bridge the gap between academia and the labor market needs.

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