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College of Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (BSIT)

This degree is designed to provide the students with knowledge and learning in the various areas of Information Technology. It is aimed to provide students with critical competences and cutting-edge skills of core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programmeming, networking, and web systems and technologies.

It is also targeted to enable students to critically analyse, identify, and solve real-world problems; to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or programme to meet desired needs.

Moreover the students acquire skills to manage information effectively and integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. It is also targeted that the students acquire an ability of a keen appreciation to demonstrate, professionalism and ethical behaviour, including responsible teamwork, creativity and communication skills with professional attitudes, and be prepared for the complexity of the actual work environment and life-long learning.

Programme Aims

The aim of the Information Technology programme is to:

  • Exhibit the relevant skills and knowledge for pursuing the Information Technology (IT) career in industry including corporate as well as government sector.
  • Pursue life-long learning leading to entrepreneurship, research and development.
  • Contribute to the society through their ethical and professional norms by demonstrating them in IT professions.

Employability

Study Plan

First Year

In the first year, the accent is on IT concepts and basic science (math and physics), and it includes university requirements courses, such as history, Arabic, and human rights.

Second Year

The main objective of the second year is to introduce different computer programming techniques and concepts. Thus, in this year, event-driven, procedural, and object-oriented programming techniques are covered. How to model and design efficient and effective computer programmes and data structures are considered.

Third Year

The main objective of this year is to have in-depth knowledge of the analysis and design of computer applications, database, and user interface. Also, it is to have professional skills needed to meet user needs.

Fourth Year

In the fourth year, emphasis shifts to applications and advanced IT techniques. Accordingly, the BSIT program imparts advanced theories and practices in information technology that balance between knowledge and skills. To be eligible to register for the undergraduate project, the degree candidate must have taken the research preparatory course for IT and Engineering IERM498.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission at the undergraduate level, an applicant should normally hold a recently issued recognized secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The requirements for admission stated by the University are in all cases the minimum demanded for admission, and their fulfilment by a candidate does not automatically ensure his /her selection. Prior to enrolling at Ahlia University, citizens of non-GCC States should secure residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise, their admission will be conditional and subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of an academic programme taught and assessed almost exclusively in the English language. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Submission of an internationally recognized certificate of English language proficiency, e.g. Cambridge ESOL SCE or City & Guild’s Pitman Intermediate Level.
  • Attainment of an acceptable score on an internationally recognized examination of English language proficiency, typically either IELTS or TOFEL.
  • Passing the University English language placement test.

Recognized Secondary Certificates

  • Bahraini secondary School certificate (Tawjihia).
  • Secondary school certificates awarded by private secondary school in the Kingdom of Bahrain provided such certificates are endorsed by the Bahraini Ministry of Education.
  • Arab secondary school certificates awarded by Arab Ministries of Education. Where applicable, the streams of these certificates are given the same consideration as the Bahraini Tawjihia.
  • Any other certificates recognized by the Bahraini Ministry of Education as equivalent to a Tawjihia certificate.

Programme Specific Requirements

The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the programme:

Academic Score in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent

  • Unconditional Acceptance: 65%
  • Conditional Acceptance; Passing an interview: 50%
  • Tracks Accepted: Science, Technical, Commercial & General

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

  • Application fee BD 20
  • Registration fee BD 200
  • Placement tests fee BD 40
  • Orientation courses BD 1,200
  • First year courses – 12 courses BD 3,500
  • Second year courses – 11 courses BD 3,630
  • Third year courses – 11 courses BD 3,960
  • Fourth year courses – 11 courses BD 4,290

Tuition Discounts

  • Orphans and people with special needs 50%
  • High school graduates 95% or more 50%
  • High school graduates 90% or above 25%
  • High school graduates 80% or more 20%