Bachelor of Information Technology

The Bachelor of Information Technology (B.IT) program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Information Technology and Similarly Named Computing Program

Program Name

Bachelor of Information Technology

Program Description

Study at the Information Technology Department started with the first semester of the academic year 2005/2006. The department started under the name “Information System Program”, and the name changed to Information Technology program with changes on 20/9/2010. All basic science subjects in the Information Technology are taught in the Information Technology Department, utilizing their state of the classrooms and laboratories including Vblock labs, Engineering labs, and traditional CIT labs. The department encourage its students to have a practical training in different organization to enhance their practical capabilities in Database, Networks and Security.

Total Credit Hours for Completing the Program

156

Professional Occupations/Jobs

  • The program prepares students to be a profession as:
  • Database administrator,
  • Web developer,
  • Systems analyst,
  • Business systems consultant,
  • Network analyst,
  • Network security administrator,
  • Software applications specialist,
  • PC support technician,
  • Web administrator, and
  • Vendor representatives for both hardware and software firms.

Program Mission

The information technology program enables the graduates to apply best practices in emerging information technology fields, serve the community and pursue graduate studies.

Program Goals

  1. Improve the quality of teaching and the outcomes of learning.
  2. Apply appropriate and emergent teaching methods and promote lifelong learning and the pursuit of graduate work.
  3. Effectively use information technology research to contribute to community development.
  4. Retain outstanding faculty and staff.
  5. Establish a relationship with government, industry, and the local community.
  6. Improve infrastructure, facilities, and support services.

Graduate Attributes

  1. Ability to solve real KSA problems in IT domain considering KSA vision 2030.
  2. Ability to design IT solutions.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups.
  4. Ability to evaluate IT technologies considering legal and ethical rules.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a team.
  6. Ability to understand user needs.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Within four to five years of their graduation, our Information Technology graduates will:

PEO-I:  Perform as a successful professional in related fields of Information Technology. 
PEO-II: Function effectively in the workplace and gradually move into leadership positions for the betterment of the nation and society.  
PEO-III: Purse higher education and/or engage themselves in professional development to meet global standards

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

K1. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Skills

S1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

S2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

S3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.

S4. Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals. 

Values

V1. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

V2. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

 

Admission:

The requirements for admission to Taif University are available here. This document and the online resources are managed by the deanship of admission and registration, designed to help students and their parents learn about TU and its admission processes.

An applicant for admission to the Information Technology program at TU must satisfy a number of requirements, including:

  1. The student must be a Saudi citizen at the time of application, or an immediate Saudi matrilineal descendent or a foreigner who has a valid residence at the time of applying to the university.
  2. The student must possess a Saudi high school certificate, or its foreign equivalent.
  3. The student must successfully pass a skills test with a mark of at least 70%. Such tests are administered by the National Assessment Center for Higher Education and carried out in a large number of centers across the Kingdom. This condition was applied till the academic year 2016-2017. This condition is cancelled from the academic year 2017-2018
  4. The student is required to take an entrance exam, the result of which must be 70% or better. Such an exam is administered and managed by the Deanship of Admission and Registration at TU. This condition was applied till the academic year 2016-2017. This condition is cancelled from the academic year 2017-2018
  5. For each candidate for admission, the deanship of Admission and Registration assigns a weighted average of the student’s scores in high school, skills test and entrance test. The assigned weights are 40%, 30% and 30% to the high school grades, skills test and entrance test, respectively. This condition was applied till the academic year 2016-2017. This condition is modified from the academic year 2017-2018. The new condition is: For each candidate for admission, the candidate should get at least 90. 70 and 70 in the high school grades and the two exams of skills, respectively. The deanship of Admission and Registration assigns a weighted average of the student’s scores in high school, skills test and entrance test. The assigned weights are:
  • 30% of General Aptitude Test,
  • 30% of Secondary School GPA,
  • 40% of Subject Achievement Test.  

Admission to the Information Technology program at TU is highly competitive. The number of students accepted is limited to the number of seats available as decided by the University Council and based on the capacity of resources of the College of Computers and Information Technology.