College of Computing and Informatics

College of Computing and Informatics

Introduction

 Due the increasing demand for IT graduates in the job market and the large investment of the Saudi government in knowledge economy which is based on advanced IT facilities, and due to the need for various specializations relevant to IT field, the BSc in IT has been launched to meet these requirements. The program enhances and thus contributes to the National strategic plans for communication and IT needed for localizing IT and satisfying job market demands. The academic plan covers various IT domains and complies with the accreditation criteria and international peer programs  

Note: Program applied to all student who finish first common year and entering the program at the beginning of the academic year 2021-2022

Justifications for offering the program

- contributing to the national strategic communication and IT plan, which has items that coincide with the aims of the current program, including the following: a.Focusing on localizing and developing IT areas that are significant in improving performance and effectiveness of IT services in the KSA. b.Supporting ,and developing information systems and associated technologies, and facilitating access to them to enable the KSA to keep up with the age of information. c.Making sure that necessary mechanisms are utilized for information security and protection. d.Supporting and reinforcing the importance of the Arabic language in the various fields of IT. e.Supporting and developing national scientific and technical databases, ensuring easy access to them and updating them.

- The importance of information technology job for Saudi institutions and society.

- The increasing job market needs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for specialized workforce in IT.

- The constant need in the labor market (public and private) to specialists in information technology.

- Few number of Saudi universities offer BSc programs in IT.

- The fulfilment of national high-quality projects, which aim to develop the IT in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Objectives

-Apply technical solutions that can improve task delivery and help institutions in achieving their objectives.

-Administer IT the hardware and the manpower in the work place.

-Keep pace with rapid developments in IT and evaluate and adopt the best applications in the work environment.

-Build and manage digital content of available IT systems in the workplace.

Study duration

8 semesters of total of 130 Credits and 42 Courses

Program Outcomes

- Explain the concepts and technologies related to information technology.

- Recognize the evaluation and assessment of tasks performed as IT professionals.

- Describe the user needs and computing requirements appropriate to problems’ solutions.

- Apply the concepts, methods, tools and technologies mastered during the academic program.

- Apply theories in modelling and designing IT systems using cutting edge tools and technologies.

- Apply analysis, design, implementation and testing principles of IT solutions to fit industrial requirements.

- Carry out the assigned tasks with quality of work in accordance with international standards.

- Communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, using appropriate media.

- Identify the needs for continuous development of professional, legal and ethical skills with the ability to engage all group members.

- Function effectively on teamwork projects and activities to accomplish a common goal.

Employment opportunities for graduates

- Software developer.

- Assistant database administrator.

- Computer Network Supervisor.

- Site supervisor and operator.

- Technical support specialist.

- Website developer and programmer.

- Information systems supervisor.

- Information technology specialist.

- Information systems administrator.

- Computer operator.

- Computer operator supervisor.

- Internet of Things specialist (upon completion of the Internet of Things Track).

- Cloud computing specialist (upon completion of the cloud computing Track).

- Cyber security specialist (upon completion of the cyber security Track).

University Requirements are 34 credits
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Skills 1 8
ENG002 English Skills 2 8
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
CI001 Academic Skills 2
MATH001 Fundementals of Mathematics 3
ISLM 101 Islamic Course 1 2
ISLM 102 Islamic Course 2 2
ISLM 103 Islamic Course 3 2
ISLM 104 Islamic Course 4 2
Total 34
College Requirements are 30 credits
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT232 Object Oriented Programming 3 Pass First Year
MATH150 Discrete Mathematics 3 Pass First Year
IT241 Operating Systems 3 IT233
IT244 Introduction to Database 3 IT232
IT245 Data Structure 3 IT232
ENG103 Technical Writing 3
MATH251 Linear Algebra 3 MATH150
IT351 Computer Networks 3 IT241
STAT101 Statistics 3
IT499 Practical Training 3 Passing 86 credit hours
Total 30
Major Requirements: 66
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT231 Introduction to IT and IS 3 Pass First Year
IT233 Computer Organization 3 Pass First Year
SCI101 General Physics 1 3 Pass First Year
SCI201 General Physics 2 3 SCI101
IT352 Human Computer Interaction 3 IT231 , IT245
IT353 System Analysis and Design 3 IT245
IT354 Database Management Systems 3 IT244
IT361 Web Technologies 3 IT352 , IT244
IT362 IT Project Management 3 IT353
IT363 Network Management 3 IT351
IT364 IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 IT244
IT365 Enterprise Systems 3 IT352
IT475 Decision Support Systems 3 IT354
IT476 IT Security & Policies 3 IT351
IT479 Senior Project I 3 IT354 , IT361
IT485 Professional Ethics in IT 3 IT362
IT487 Mobile Application Development 4 IT361
IT489 Senior Project II 3 IT479
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 1 3 See Electives Tables
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 2 3 See Electives Tables
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 3 3 See Electives Tables
Total 66
Electives Courses – Cloud Computing Track
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT471 Introduction to Cloud Computing 3 IT363
IT473 Cloud Systems Architecture 3 IT363
IT481 Cloud Security 3 IT471
IT483 Cloud System Administration 3 IT471
Total
Electives Courses – Cyber Security Track
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT474 Introduction to Cyber Security and Digital Crime 3 IT363
IT478 Network Security 3 IT363
IT484 Wireless Sensor Networks 3 IT474
IT488 Cyber Forensics 3 IT474
Total
Electives Courses – Internet-of-Things Track
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT470 Introduction to IoT 3 IT363
IT472 IoT Network Design 3 IT363
IT480 Enterprise Internet of Things 3 IT470
IT482 IoT Security and Privacy 3 IT470
Total
​First Year: ​Level One
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 8
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
Total 13
​First Year​: Level Two
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG002 English Language Skills 2 8
MATH001 Fundementals of Mathematics 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
Total 13
Second Year: Level Three
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT231 Introduction to IT and IS 3 Pass First Year​
IT232 Object Oriented Programming 3 Pass First Year​
IT233 Computer Organization 3 Pass First Year​
MATH150 Discrete Mathematics 3 Pass First Year​
SCI101 General Physics 1 3 Pass First Year​
ISLM101 Islamic Culture 1 2
Total 17
Second Year: Level Four
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT241 Operating Systems 3 IT233
IT244 Introduction to Database 3 IT232
IT245 Data Structure 3 IT232
ENG103 Technical Writing 3
MATH251 Linear Algebra 3 MATH150
SCI201 General Physics 2 3 SCI101
Total 18
Third Year: Level Five
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT351 Computer Networks 3 IT241
IT352 Human Computer Interaction 3 IT231 , IT245
IT353 System Analysis and Design 3 IT245
IT354 Database Management Systems 3 IT244
STAT101 Statistics 3
ISLM102 Islamic Culture 2 2
Total 17
Third Year: Level Six
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT361 Web Technologies 3 IT244 , IT352
IT362 IT Project Management 3 IT353
IT363 Network Management 3 IT351
IT364 IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 IT244
IT365 Enterprise Systems 3 IT352
ISLM 103 Islamic Course 3 2
Total 17
Practical Training Guide
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT499 Practical Training 3 Passing 86 Credit Hours
Total
Fourth Year: Level Seven
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 1 3 See Electives Tables
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 2 3 See Electives Tables
IT475 Decision Support Systems 3 IT354
IT351 IT Security & Policies 3 IT476
IT479 Senior Project I 3 IT354 , IT361
ISLM 104 Islamic Culture 4 2
Total 17
Fourth Year:Level Eight
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 3 * 3 See Electives Tables
IT4XX Elective Course in IT 4 * 3 See Electives Tables
IT485 Professional Ethics in IT 3 IT362
IT487 Mobile Application Development 3 IT361
IT489 Senior Project II 3 IT479
Total 15
For study plan files

Practical Training Guide Click here

Study plan for Bachelor Program of Academic Year of 2019 / 2020 AD and before​ Click here

Study plan for Bachelor Program of Academic Year of 2020 / 2021 AD and after​ Click here