Academic Study Plan Cohort entering 2016-2017
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.
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.
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.
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
4. Development of educational and administrative cadres.
5. Activation of academic and professional partnerships in the area of
Various public and private Information Technology sectors including, but
not limited to:
Computer networks management.
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:
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
3. The number in the ones symbolizes the subdivision within a specific
The number’s location meaning in the code of courses
Information Technology Fundamentals
Computer and Network Security
Integrative Programming and Technologies
System Integration and Architecture
System Administration and Maintenance
Web Systems and Technologies