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Academic Study Plan Cohort entering 2016-2017

(Information Technology)

About the Department

The Department of Networks and Communication Systems has been launched in 1428/1429H as a part of CCIS to allow the students to achieve a deeper understating of basic and modern communication systems and networks, which are a core technology in all public and private industrial fields. The department offered a broad range of courses that belong to many knowledge areas including Information Technology Fundamentals, Computer and Network Security, Computer Networking, Advanced Networking, Integrative Programming and Technologies… Later, the title of the department has been changed to Information Technology according to the decision of Ministry of Education number 517 dated on 24/4/1437H. The main motivation of this process concerns the satisfaction of accreditation international accreditation requirements. Further, the ABET accreditation board is eligible to approve program in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology. In addition, the IT ACM_IEEE 2008 indicates that the networking is a knowledge area of Information Technology. To this end, the department has revised its academic program to fulfill Abet requirements.

Department Vision

Academic excellence in the domains of Information Technology and the improvement of the scientific research according to standards that achieve the requirements of a knowledge-based society.

Department Mission:

The Department of Information Technology seeks to be academic and research distinct through the adoption of the international quality standards for the empowerment of competent women who are able to contribute effectively in their field of specialization by building a knowledge-based society.

Department Objectives:

1. Prepare competent women to meet the needs of the labor market.

2. Achieve the requirements of the quality and academic accreditation.

3. Improvement of the scientific research and its investigation to serve the community.

4. Development of educational and administrative cadres.

5. Activation of academic and professional partnerships in the area of specialization.

Job Opportunities:

Various public and private Information Technology sectors including, but not limited to:

  • Computer networks management.
  • Database management.
  • Software development.
  • Information security.
  • Development of computer systems.
  • Public and higher education institutions.
  • Research and technical training centers.

Academic plan for the bachelor stage

The academic plan for the bachelor's degree of information technology Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences consists of 130 credit hours distributed as follows:


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Coding Courses

The course code consists of a literal and numerical classification. The literal classification refers to the department, and the numerical classification consists of three digits as follows:

1. The number in the hundreds represents the academic year.

2. The number in the tens represents a specific knowledge area within the department.

3. The number in the ones symbolizes the subdivision within a specific knowledge area.

The number’s location meaning in the code of courses

Middle Digit

Knowledge Area


Information Technology Fundamentals


Computer and Network Security


Computer Networking


Advanced Networking


Integrative Programming and Technologies


Platform Technologies


System Integration and Architecture


System Administration and Maintenance


Web Systems and Technologies