Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

General description:

The Bachelor of Information Technology provides Students  with the contemporary knowledge, skills and experience required for a successful career as an IT professional capable of managing information technology, digital proficiency and technological transformations in all sectors of the community.

In addition to acquiring a core set of IT skills that are relevant in almost every industry, this diverse degree provides Students with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of IT specializations according to students’ interests and career aspirations. We offer a full range of IT disciplines from the technical (software development and cloud computing), to the creative projects.

Students will cover areas such as cyber security, application development, virtual and augmented reality, creative technologies and cloud computing and gain experience constructing IT solutions to real-world problems. Students also have the flexibility to diversify their studies and explore other areas of interest through elective units in IT and/or complementary study areas.

Key features

  • Focus on the security of information systems in contemporary IT systems.
  • Develop the skills to support a network roll-out and maintenance.
  • Gain an understanding of network topologies and devices such as routers and firewalls.
  • Complete projects and placements with industry partners.
  • Train with the latest industry tools and gain access to the IT Development Studio and IT Innovation Studio.
  • Prepare for industry certification exams in CISCO, CCNA and CCNP as part of your degree.

Why Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cyber security)

Major in Networking and Cyber security will see Students studying areas such as:

Systems administration and design

Systems analysis and design

Network architecture and security

CCNP route, switch and troubleshoot

Sattelite Communication

Digital forensics and electronic discovery

Cloud, virtualisation and storage

The networking courses in this degree prepare Students  to sit industry certification exams in CISCO, CCNA and CCNP. This means that Students could hold a highly regarded industry certification as well. Students will learn through exposure to the real working world, and from the very latest in research developments and technologies.

Training objectives:

IT is at the heart of innovation and productivity. It shapes the way we live, work, learn, communicate, socialize and entertain ourselves. It’s no surprise then, that IT graduates are in high demand globally, and with high entry-level salaries on offer an IT degree can set you up for a satisfying and rewarding career. Possible roles include network officer or manager, IT security officer or manager, or system analyst.


This training prepares the student for employment in a multinational company (international organization and local organization).

Overall Program Requirements: 180 European Credits (ECTS) equivalent to 120 US Credits.

Courses Description:

First Year programme: Total Required Credits 45 (ECTS)

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Mathematics I
  • History
  • English Composition I
  • Islamic  Studies I
  • Introduction to Common Software Tools
  • Mathematics II
  • English Composition II
  • Islamic Studies II
  • Physics (Optics)

Second Year Programme: Total Required Credits 45 (ECTS)

  • Programming and Problem Solving with Computer
  • Computer System Organization
  • Digital Electronics
  • Computer Networks – I
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Data Structures and File Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Microprocessors and Assembly language Programming
  • Computer Networks – II
  • Database I

Third Year Programme: Total Required Credits 45 (ECTS)

  • Computer Networks – III
  • Database II
  • Analysis and Design of Algorithms
  • Numerical and Scientific Computing
  • Probability Theory
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Network – IV
  • Principles of Visual Programming
  • Internet and Web Technologies
  • Statistics

Fourth Year Programme: Total Required Credits 45 (ECTS)

  • Computer Graphics
  • Theory of Computation
  • Wireless Networks
  • Network security
  • Elective – I
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Elective – II
  • Elective – III
  • Project