College of Computing and Information Technology

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College of Computing & Information Technology programs are designed to meet internationally recognized standards. Courses cover a broad range of knowledge and skills, theory and practice, with a focus on application of science and technology to ensure that graduates are highly competent global citizens, innovative thinkers and problem solvers sought after by the Information Technology industry.

In addition, as the first two years of the B.A.Sc. degrees are common to all IT students, it is very easy for students to apply to transfer between the Degree programs of Data and Cyber Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. 

Facts and Figures

4 four-year Bachelor of Applied Sciences programs with 12 concentrations covering Data and Cyber Security, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems and Information Technology, 4 two-year nested diploma options and Over 1000 students.

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Welcome message from the Dean!

Dean of the college of Computing and Information Technology (Acting)

Welcome to the college of Computing and Information Technology. We are very excited that you have chosen to begin your post-secondary studies at our college. You are beginning an important journey that will serve as a stepping stone to guide you to your future accomplishments and career aspirations.

We will challenge and empower you to be the very best you can be. 

Good luck!

Department Head Welcome

Abdullatif Shikfa, Department Head Data and Cyber Security​
Leigh Willis, Department Head IT and IS

A very personal and warm welcome to the college of Computing and Information Technology from your Department Heads. We are very happy that you have chosen our college to prepare you to meet your future career goals. 

We want you to know that you have chosen wisely! 

With over 1500 graduates, our college faculty team has prepared students to take on the challenges of management, leadership and entrepreneurship across many industry sectors, regionally and internationally. 

The student experience at our college is unparalleled to any prior academic experience you have already had. Our faculty team will expose you to a new world of innovative applied and experiential learning. You will not only ‘learn about’, you will ‘learn to do’ and you will ‘learn to be’ a professional in your chosen field.

We will provide you with the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities, competitions, internships, peer tutoring, mentorship, entrepreneurship and research experiences with other students and faculty members. This will be one of the most exciting journeys in your life. Something you will remember, something you will take pride in sharing with family, friends and co-workers. Graduating students feel a very strong enduring relationship to our college and this University.

Our commitment to you is our faculty and leadership team value for academic excellence. 

You will be engaged and you will be challenged and our prior experience tells us that you will persevere. You will demonstrate your competence to meet the challenges that lie ahead, to be team-oriented critical thinkers and problem solvers, to take the lead to effect change and innovate. These are the 21st century skills that employers are looking for, why our graduates gain employment on graduation and why so many have become leaders in their own fields and successful entrepreneurs.

We are excited for you and invite you to reach out to us and your advisor on matters of interest to you.

Good luck with your studies.



Provides high-quality applied Experiential and technological education in computing and IT

to address the talent's needs of the Qatar labor market

Graduating work-ready professionals

with the needed 21st century skills

State of the Art Facilities

General Education

Cyber Security Lab

Cyber Security Lab equipped with 24 workstations connected to a high-end server to offer Palo Alto courses

Foundation studies

Hardware Lab

11 Hardware / Network specific labs equipped with major vendor specific network and hardware equipment.


Software Lab

11 Software specific labs including PC’s and Mac’s incorporating cutting edge vendor specific software.


AI-IoT Lab

This state of the art lab has 24 workstations with various AI-IoT gear and high end robots.


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Working at this institution has been a wonderful international experience! Our students are eager and passionate learners with amazing and unique personalities, which makes our teaching profession so rewarding. I am proud to work at the college of Information Technology and work with amazing staff and faculty members who work hard every day to create a safe and positive environment for our enthusiastic students.

Claudia Haddad
CCIT Faculty
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Our programs are designed to equip our students with knowledge about cutting edge technologies to tackle current and future challenges. Our student centric approach allows us to curate the academic experience of our students and ensure the highest quality standards in education.

Dr. Seifeddine Bouallegue
CCIT Faculty
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What helped me the most in my major is that the instructors were always welcoming when I was having difficulties with understanding certain assignments and lessons. The classes did not only focus on the theoretical parts; we were quick to jump on the practical parts of our studies which made the journey much more exciting and introduced a new experience on what it is like to work on real hardware components. The acquired skills that will help me with my future are what I value the most. Your journey is just as important as your destination

Eissa Al-Sada
Network and Systems Administration - Advanced, 2021
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Studying at UDST changed my career plans and my vision. I gained a lot of knowledge and skills throughout different courses and with the right balance of theory and practice knowledge, I got a better understanding and was able to implement my knowledge at work easily. What I learn from UDST is whenever I face a difficult problem in my life, I always remember what my Hardware instructor  (Mr Shawn Murphy ) told me, “Just break your problems into small pieces

Eman Al-Sharshani
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My experience was memorable and amazing, because of the faculties and instructors. The University environment was great and the students were friendly and helpful. the hands-on experience helped me apply what I studied to my work.  I would recommend applying and would recommend utilizing all the facilities that is available to you. If I can attend all over again I would do it in a heartbeat.

Saad Al Kuwari
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Cybersecurity is quickly becoming one of the most fascinating fields. One of my diploma program courses introduced me to cybersecurity, which attracted my interest. When the cybersecurity degree program was first introduced, I was excited, but I was also concerned and confused. I opted to pursue a profession in cybersecurity after receiving guidance and advice from my instructors. Because my parents, instructors, and classmates are always there to help me grow, this has turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Zaineb Latif
Bachelor of Applied Science in Data and Cyber Security (B.A.Sc. DACS)
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As a past graduate, coming back to the new institution has been a positive experience. I have been able to face the new challenges of the university level by continuing my education with the hands-on experience, allowing me to excel in my desired field of Information Technology

Hussam Ahmad Assaad
Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (B.A.Sc. IT)

Our Team

The College of Computing and Information Technology is a vibrant community of academic staff, students and staff who are dedicated to Computing and Information Technology education and innovation for the future generation.


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