Advanced information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) knowledge and skills are needed for Industry and related fields of research. Since 2003, the Department of IT has offered a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science (MITCS) whose aims are as follows.
The MITCS graduates are professionally competent and the majority have secured responsible positions in the sphere of information technology in companies and governmental ministries.
The MITCS Program has gone through many reviews and revisions that considered the market needs, benchmarking results, external reference points and international standards, and feedback from stakeholders including students, alumni, employers and highly qualified academic staff with international experience. The last major review/revision of the program was conducted during the academic year 2012/13 and accordingly some modifications on the program structure were introduced. The newly modified program was implemented in the first semester of the academic year 2013/14. The program comprises a total of 36 American credits (144 NQF credits) including
Furthermore, the program has three foundation courses that are given to students who lack sufficient knowledge and skills in programming, computer systems, data-structures or algorithms.
The MITCS program consists of three major areas in IT and Computer Science: databases, networking and software development. Elective courses add more advanced and specialized topics to these areas where the students knowledge and skills are enhanced. Core skills such as generic problem solving and anlytical skills as well as communication, ICT and Numeracy skills are incorporated in all MITCS Courses. Students are expected to critically identify, analyze and solve complex problems using advanced techniques, tools and methods. Moreover, students are also expected to conduct research projects which may include programming and software development of computational solutions as well as collecting, interpreting, using and evaluating a wide range of numerical and graphical data. This is clearly emphasized in the course ITCS 599 where students are expected to utilize their knowledge and skills in writing a defendable dissertation. Many other courses have research assignments and projects through which students learn how to learn independently and how to be responsible and accountable for their decisions.
The program is offered and managed day-to-day by the Department of IT which is a part of the College of IT, and since September 2008, the courses of the program are offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering.
All College programmes received full confidence in a review conducted by the Quality Assurance Authority. All College programmes are validated by NQF and listed.
Express and communicate ideas cogently, persuasively and effectively, in written and oral form, to a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders.
Work effectively as a member/leader of a team of technical people who may plan, design, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate a computational system or process.
Engage in life-long learning and continuing self-development to hone professional and organizational skills. Assimilate effective work habits including but not limited to time management skills
Recognize, accept, and follow ethical and social responsibility and respond positively to the needs of society by identifying, employing and utilizing effectively the advanced computing and information solutions and technologies.
Admission to Ahlia University (AU) is selective based on academic achievements. Applications are welcomed from all students regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, physical or learning disability. Admission is purely based on merit.
Ahlia University accepts Master programme applicants holding undergraduate degrees to join the University as new students provided that they meet the entry and application requirements set by the University and are in-line with the Bahraini Higher Education Council requirements.
Only successful applicants in the interview will be considered for admission. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to stipulate deficiency requirements to any applicant offered admission where, in the judgment of the Committee, the mastery of the relevant subject matter has not been conclusively demonstrated by the academic transcript.
The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the programme:
A recognised bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any of the following disciplines:
Applicants who hold a recognised bachelor’s degree in any discipline other than the ones mentioned above, may be considered subject to passing an interview and successful completion of the Foundation Courses identified by the interview committee.
Minimum CGPA normally required at the bachelor’s degree ≥ 2.5 or its equivalent
Applicants with CGPA lower than2.5but>2.0oritsequivalentat the bachelor’s degree level, maybe be considered subject to passing the interview at the program level and successful completion of the Foundation Courses identified by the interview committee
The estimated duration for completion of the MITCS programme at Ahlia University is 2 years. This is structured around 36 credit-hours covering 8 courses along with a dissertation. The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 studying hours.
|Application fee||BD 40|
|Registration fee||BD 300|
|Foundation Courses (if applicable)||BD 960|
|Course Fees (8 Courses, BD 480 per Course)||BD 5,760|