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.
The aim of the Information Technology programme is to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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.