Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) is a four year program which provides students with the applied knowledge and skills needed for careers in the field of information technology (IT). The program includes foundational IT courses, which enable graduates to contribute to the organizational context in which IT functions are performed. The interdisciplinary area of IT, which includes elements of hardware and software, focuses on how IT applications can be designed, operated, and maintained in support of business or institutional goals. The program prepares students to design, implement, and maintain advanced IT applications within business environments. Theoretical knowledge is supported by the hands-on manipulation of physical and virtualized hardware offering students a solid understanding of IT applications design. These skill sets, when consolidated through the completion of an industry work placement and a capstone project, will prepare graduates for an exciting career in modern-day IT.

Program Duration:

Four years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or Technology (Algorithms, Programming, Network, Computer Science, or equivalent);

OR

2. Two-year Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent;

OR

3. One-year Advanced Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent.
 

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.
 

1. Must achieve the required score on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480.
 

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

To see the 2022-2023 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

2023-2024 Study Plan:

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
INFS1101 Intro to Computing & Problem Solving - - 3 2

3

Effective and Experiential Learning Elective: Select 1 of 2    

EFFL1001

Effective Learning

- - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
Elective: Select 1 of 2
SCIE1001 Science & Its Applications - - 3 3 0
SCIE1002 Science & the Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 12 11 3
SEMESTER 2
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
INFS1201 Computer Programming INFS1101 - 4 3 3
INFT1201 Computer Hardware - - 4 3 3
MATH1030 Calculus I MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 14 12 6
SEMESTER 3
INFS1301 Computing Ethics & Society - - 3 3 0
Semester 3 Total: 3 3 0
Year 1 Total: 29 26 9
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
INFS2101 Web Technologies I INFS1201   3 2 3
INFT2101 Networking I INFT1201 OR Min 16 Credits - 4 3 3
INFT2102 Mathematics for IT INFS1101 - 3 2 3
MATH1040 Statistics - - 3 3 1
Semester 4 Total: 13 10 10
SEMESTER 5
DACS2201 Introduction to Data & Cyber Security INFT2101 - 3 2 3
DSAI2201 Introduction to Data Science & AI INFS1201 - 3 2 3
INFS2201 Database Management Systems INFS1101 - 3 2 3
INFT2202 Linux Foundations INFT1201 - 3 2 3
Semester 5 Total: 12 8 12
SEMESTER 6
BUSG2002 Project Management - - 3 2 2
Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Elective: Select 1 of 6

SSHA1001

Islamic & Arab Civilization

- - 3 3 0
SSHA1002 Introduction to Sociology  - - 3 3 0
SSHA1003 Introductory Psychology  - - 3 3 0
SSHA1004 Ethical Reasoning  - - 3 3 0
SSHA1005 Law & Society - - 3 3 0
SSHA1006 Introduction to the Arts - - 3 3 0
             
Semester 6 Total: 6 5 2
Year 2 Total: 31 23 24
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
DSAI4104 Fundamentals of IoT INFT2101 - 3 2 3
INFT3101 Networking II INTF2101 - 3 2 3
INFT3102 Network Programming INFS1201
INFT2202
- 3 2 3
Global Awareness and Regional Challenges Elective: Select 1 of 4  
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts  - - 3 3 0
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society  - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002 Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 12 9 9
SEMESTER 8
DACS3201 Network Security INFT3101 - 3 2 3
INFT3201 System Integration & Administration INFT1201
INFT2202
- 3 2 3
INFT3202 Cloud Computing INFT2101
INFT2202
- 3 2 3
INFT3203 Web Server Management INFS2101
INFT2202
- 3 2 3
Semester 8 Total: 12 8 12
SEMESTER 9
INFT3301 IT Service Management - - 3 2 3
Global Awareness and Regional Challenges Elective: Select 1 of 4
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts  - - 3 3 0
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society  - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002 Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 9 Total: 6 5 3
Year 3 Total: 30 22 24
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10
COMP4101 Practicum Min 80 Credits - 3 1 6
INFT4105 Wireless Networks INFT3101 - 3 2 3
INFT4107 Virtualization Technologies

INFT3101
INFT3102

INFT3202
- 3 2 3
Elective: Select 1 of 3
DSAI4106 Embedded Systems & IoT INFT2101 - 3 2 3
INFT4106 Computer Network Protocols INFT3101 - 3 2 3
INFT4108 Cloud Automation & Orchestration INFT3102
INFT3202
INFT3203
- 3 2 3
Semester 10 Total: 12 7 15
SEMESTER 11
COMP4201 Capstone Project COMP4101 - 3 0 6
INFT4203 Network Management INFT3101 - 3 2 3
Elective: Select 2 of 5
DACS4204 Cloud Security DACS3201 - 3 2 3
INFT4103 Software Defined Networking INFT3101
INFT3202
INFT3203
- 3 2 3
INFT4104 Selected Topics in IT INFT3101 - 3 2 3
INFT4201 Enterprise Technology INFT3101 - 3 2 3
INFT4208 Governance & Management of IT INFT3101 - 3 3 0
Semester 11 Total: 12 6 15
SEMESTER 12
COMP4301 Work Placement  COMP4201 - 9 360 Total HRS 40
Semester 12 Total: 9 0 40
Year 4 Total: 33 13 70
B.Sc IT Program Total: 123 84 127

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) program may choose to further specialize or pursue graduate studies in their area.

 

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) is an applied program with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist, and include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Information Technology Infrastructure Auditor

• Network Administrator

• Systems Administrator (Cloud Operations)

• Network Analyst

• Website Administrator

• Network Infrastructure Solutions Analyst

• Network Implementation Specialist

• Systems Administrator (Computers)

• Computer Systems Support Manager

Program Contact:

Dr. Abdulhalim Dandoush
Department Head, Information Technology