This program is designed to grant students the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree upon the successful completion of the four-year program thereof.
Computer Information Technology at FBSU is a core high-technology discipline which integrates theoretical and practical education. Through a combination of courses and a final degree project, the college of computing provides quality teaching that prepares students to assume positions in public and private sectors, computer industry, or educational institutes in the kingdom. The program also offers prospective students opportunities to pursue a higher education in Information Technology.
- Perform periodical amendments in CIT program to keep the curriculum intact and updated according to the industrial needs.
- Develop students’ ability to apply modern CIT theories and practical knowledge to the contemporary and real time environment.
- Identify, evaluate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address the users’ needs and recognize the need for continued learning throughout their career.
- Develop an understanding of professional responsibility to evaluate their professional, social, and ethical obligations to the society, employers, and their peers.
- Develop an understanding of the commitment needed to pursue lifelong goals through educational and professional endeavors.
The Computer Information Technology (CIT) program at FBSU strives to achieve success by insuring that graduates:
- Have the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge in IT.
- Demonstrate ability to apply IT skills to analyze problems, design and implement solutions, and verify their correctness.
- Are able to integrate ethical, social and legal concerns in solutions to problems,
- Are able to participate smoothly and effectively in teamwork as a member and as a leader to develop and deliver quality solutions.
- Are able to prepare technical reports and conduct professional presentations in the discipline.
- Are able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Show evidence of being self-motivated life-long learners.
- Are able to think in a multi-disciplinary manner.
The highest demands of Computer Information Technology (CIT) indicate that the CIT sector has the highest expectations of growth across all sectors. Most recent statistics indicate that graduates with university level qualifications in technology have one of the best career perspectives nationwide.
Despite the growing demand for IT graduates, the number of graduated students indicate that there is a shortage of IT graduates and employers find them the hardest to source. CIT graduates may go on to work for organizations like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple.
The graduate student of CIT program will be successful and eager in all of the following fields:
- Systems designer
- Database developer
- Web programmer
- E-Commerce application developer
- Systems manager
- Database administrator
- Web developer
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, students must successfully complete a four-year program consisting of 126 credit hours. The distribution of courses is as follows:
University Requirements 30 Credits
College Requirements 24 Credits
Information Technology Requirements 72 Credits
Total 126 Credits
A number of 30 credit hours are required by the University and are distributed as follows:
- 6 credits of Arabic: ARAB 101 and ARAB 201
- 9 credits of English communication skills: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and ENGL 203
- 9 credits of Social and Cultural studies: SOCS 101, SOCS 201 and SOCS 202
- 3 credits of computing essentials: CSC 100
- 3 credits of Mathematics: MATH 101
The College of Computing requires the following 24 credits for the bachelor degree:
- 3 credits of technical English writing: ENGL 206
- 15 credits of computing: CSC 102, CSC 102L, CSC 212, CSC 201, CSC 201L, CIT 498, and CIT 499
- 3 credits in computing ethics: CSC 492
- 3 credits of Mathematics: MATH 102.
The program requirements consist of 72 credits hours distributed as follows:
- 60 credit hours in the following courses: CIT 110, CIT 120, CIT 241, CIT 240, CIT 355, CIT 350, CIT 350L, CSC 382, CSC 372, CSC 372L, MATH 211, CIT 364, CIT 306, CCIT 230, CIT 360, CIT 470, CIT 398, CIT 362, CIT 475, CIT 472, STAT 201and CIT 245.
- 12 credit hours of elective courses:
- 6 credit hours of Computer of Information Technology Electives
- 6 credit hours of Free Electives
- IT in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- IT in Data Science and analytics
- IT in Cybersecurity Program