College of Computing and Informatics

College of Computing and Informatics

College of Computing and Informatics


The College of Computing and Informatics offers a bachelor program in information technology. The program aims at preparing talents capable of planning, managing, conducting and maintaining computer infrastructure for different enterprises, in addition to providing help and support to their employees. The program focuses on integrating both theoretical and applied knowledge in the fields of software development and integration, network and system management, governance, project management, and computer centers, as well as having a comprehensive knowledge of the application of technology to solve various issues.

Graduates Skills

Graduates contribute in achieving the goals of the national strategic plan for communication and information technology. Hence the program goals are as follow: to develop and establish information technology which contributes in enhancing information technology and services efficiency in the Kingdom, to support and develop information systems and facilitate access to it; in order to enable the Kingdom to have its own space in the technology field.

Establish the necessary procedures for information security and protection, supporting and promoting Arabic Language status in the field of information technology, and supporting and developing databases and systems that control information.

Fulfill the needs of the labor market with information technology specialists. The growth rate for information technology jobs is 1.2% yearly during the period of 2000-1995 based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) report. That is due to orientation of many developed countries towards knowledge technology, which created many jobs in all sectors that require information technology specialists.

Lack of Saudi universities that offer bachelor degree in information technology; only 6 out of 20 public universities offer such a degree.

Job Opportunities

1-Database administrator

2-Assistant Database administrator

3-Record supervisor

4-Network administrator

5-Computer operation supervisor

6-Computer operator

7-Technical support specialist

8-Website programmer and developer

9-IT specialist

10-Information system administrator

Head's Word

"Welcome to the Information Technology Department at Saudi Electronic University."

The College of Computing and Informatics offers a Bachelor's program in Information Technology, which aims to qualify and prepare highly competent national cadres specialized in the field of Information Technology. These cadres are capable of contributing to the national transformation plans to achieve the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and establishing the foundations of the knowledge society, enabling them to achieve the national development goals. This is achieved through the continuous development of the curriculum, taking into consideration the needs of the labor market, and constantly striving to achieve the vision of Saudi Electronic University in enhancing and developing the technical field.

The department includes distinguished faculty members in various IT specialties, such as cybersecurity, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer networks and security, databases, and other knowledge areas that contribute to qualifying students in the Information Technology program in line with the requirements of the labor market and the goal of building national competencies to achieve the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

The Information Technology Department offers two programs: a Bachelor's in Information Technology and a Master's in Cybersecurity, according to the best international and local standards in higher education. The department provides the opportunity to study the Master's program in Cybersecurity for non-specialists after qualifying students in the preparatory program for the Master's in Cybersecurity. The department also seeks to develop plans, programs, and courses periodically to keep up with developments in the field of information technology, meet the needs of the labor market, and enhance the number of students and faculty members.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to having you join us to contribute to the advancement of the Information Technology Department.


Head of the Information Technology Department

Dr. Khalid Jaber Almalki