The Faculty of Computing and Information Systems was established with a vision to pproduce graduates who possess the right combination of knowledge and practical hands-on expertise to take care of both an organisation’s information technology infrastructure and the people who use it. IT specialists assume responsibility for selecting hardware and software products appropriate for an organization, integrating those products with organizational needs and infrastructure, and installing, customizing and maintaining those applications for the organization’s computer users. Examples of these responsibilities include the installation of networks; network administration and security; the design of web pages; the development of multimedia resources; the installation of communication components; the oversight of email products; and the planning and management of the technology life-cycle by which an organization’s technology is maintained, upgraded, and replaced.
The program aims at producing graduates with practical skills to:.
- • Participate in a professional manner in the development of modern information technology products and services.
- • Specify, design and implement computer based elements of computer systems which are technically and economically acceptable.
- • Plan and monitor information technology projects and understand the control aspects of such undertakings.
- • Develop skills and abilities in an independent professional manner with a view to managing their own professional business in information technology such as e-commerce
The Faculty offers 2 distinctive BSc (Honours) programs each of 10 semesters (4 years) duration:
- • BSc (Honours) Information Technology (Network Management and Implementation)
- • BSc (Honours) Information Technology (Business Computing)
It gives me great pleasure and honor to introduce to you the Faculty of Computing and Information Systems. The Faculty was established to address the pressing need of a program for training and qualification in the field of information technology, in such a way as to achieve levels of qualification that gain the acknowledgement and acceptance of the international computing institutions. The Faculty is much concerned with realizing a sort of balance between scientific knowledge of basic science and the methods of academic learning to enable the student to have the ability of self learning and to keep pace with the advancements in this field. The program also enables the student to join domestic and external graduate programs, and to join the relevant jobs in business markets.
Dr. Saif Eldin Osman Saeed
PHD- University of Leeds – Britain
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
While the overall objective is to teach the students a balanced blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the course emphathizes a hands-on and skills building approach in order to turn out career ready graduates. Given the infancy of the computer industry in the country, the industry has not yet matured and built a capacity capable of providing proper on the job training for graduates. It is paramount that the students learn the essential practical skills to enable them to take a leading role, if called on, upon graduation.
Network Management & Design
This program is designed to provide the understanding and skills needed to design and manage computer networks.
Graduates from the program will have an understanding of the critical role networks play in organizations and will appreciate the importance of information management and security in relation to business objectives.
They will be able to operate, manage, design and implement secure networks on a professional footing, and they will appreciate threats to network security and understand defence strategies and mechanisms.
This program offers the opportunity for students to develop the skills and understanding required to manage and design networks professionally in response to the growing global demand for practitioners with these abilities.
The program enables students to gain an understanding of underpinning theory and experience a range of hands-on, laboratory-based activities needed to develop skills in network management and design.
The student will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- 1. Deploy the mathematics, scientific and data communication theory relevant to the efficient, secure transmission and storage of data in the analysis and solution of computer network problems typically arising in the context of a given set of security and other requirements;
- 2. Specify, plan, adapt, construct and test a range of computer networks taking into account current network, wireless, Internet and security standards, models, protocols, functional and operational characteristics of Internet and network infrastructure, and criteria of network and network component quality;
- 3. Plan, conduct and report a significant computer network project;
- 4. Demonstrate awareness of secure system management and administration implications;
- 5. Apply a range of modelling techniques and formal notations as appropriate to clarify, evaluate and communicate secure computer network or distributed system design concepts effectively;
- 6. Determine the main business and product development issues in secure computer communication development and exercise judgment required for successful project development within the Constraints of professional practice;
- 7. Critically evaluate secure communication system feasibility, sustainability and compliance with current and future needs by taking into account the main relevant economic, ethical, social, legal and environmental facts, principles and issues.
The program combines the fundamental content of both Computer Science and Business Management Economics, to prepare graduates to combine business enterprise with a computing expertise.
The program is designed for students seeking to acquire a high level of knowledge of business concepts and information systems applications to create solutions for contemporary business problems. The student will acquire the skills needed to integrate hardware, software, and management capacities to solve problems in specific functional areas of business. The objectives of the program are to:
- • Enable the student to gain math and science fundamentals of computer science.
- • Enable the student to acquire management knowledge, required by all business professionals, as applied to the information systems function in modern business organizations.
- • Provide students with analytic, design and evaluation skills to specify develop and implement information and software systems.
- • Develop, in the student, a systemic understanding of Information Systems and the role they play in modern businesses.
- • Offer students the opportunity to acquire new skills in the development of strategic approaches to Knowledge and Information Management with the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet technologies.
The student will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- 1. the key concepts of software development and maintenance, including principles of design and programming, and the representation and meaning of data;
- 2. the methods and tools used to develop a range of software systems;
- 3. techniques, models and concepts used in analysing business behaviour; and theories of business analysis, decision-making and strategy.
- 4. analysing practical problems, and use software development concepts to design and evaluate solutions to them;
- 5. describe, compare and contrast a variety of software development methods and tools, identifying the best choices to apply to specific problems;
- 6. explain the various roles, functions and interactions of members of a software development team;
- 7. describe business concepts and models and apply them to different aspects of business behaviour;
- 8. evaluate business decisions and.
- 9. design, program, test and evaluate software systems;
- 1. Software Engineering
- 2. Database Systems
- 3. Internet Technologies
- 4. Computer Systems
- 5. Business Information Systems
- 6. Networking and Communications
- 7. Mathematics
TEACHING AND LEARNING
- • Core courses that represent the basis of the field, and emphasize the mathematical foundations of the field in practical settings.
- • Skills development: Development of practical skills designed to turn out graduates well trained in current technologies.
- • Advanced courses that provide depth of knowledge.
- • Curriculum Integration: Courses are carefully integrated with each other, and strong prerequisite relationship.
- • Proper computer support. Extensive access to computers and software.
- • Continuous Monitoring, evaluation and review.
|Dr Saif Eldin Osman Saeed||Associate Professor|
|Dr Fayez Mohammed Yousif||Assistant Professor|
|Dr Asim Abdalla Elskeikh||Assistant Professor|
|Dr Yassir Hassan||Assistant Professor|
|Mr Mohamed Osman Altayeb||Assistant Professor|
|Mr Yasir Nasereldin||Lecturer|
|Mr Saif Eldin Hussein||Lecturer|
|Mr Abdul Asim Bashir||Lecturer|
|Mr Abdul Rahim Mansour||Lecturer|
|Mr Rami Khalid||Lecturer|
|Miss Muna Osman||Lecturer|
|Miss Reem Khalil||Lecturer|
|Miss Safaa Abdul Samad||Teaching Assistant|
|Miss Safaa Mohammed Ahmed||Teaching Assistant|
|Miss Marwa Dirar||Registrar|
Obaid Khatim Street, Arkawait, North of Al Balaabil bus stop