A Bridge Towards Knowledge
Computer Networks specialization is considered one of the fastest growing disciplines in Information Technology. The importance of this field of study has become very important as a result of the latest advancements in the Internet and its applications, wired and wireless communications, mobile computing, and the area of data and information security. What makes the Computer Networks specialization so unique is that it is offered under the faculty of Information Technology umbrella, where courses are carefully selected to provide students with a solid background in computer science such as computer programming fundamentals, computer design and architecture, database systems, and software engineering. This computer science foundation is coupled with a series of intensive courses in networking and communications along with a set of carefully selected elective courses, field and practical training courses in addition to a senior project.​

Career Opportunities:

Computer Network and Communication Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, Email System Administrator, Computer and Network Systems Programmer, Computer Network Security Administrator, Mobile Computing Programmer, Computer Network planner and designer, Internet and Web Programmer/Developer, E-business application programmer, Internet Accounting Programmer, Webmaster, Web Engineer.​

We seek to become one of the leading departments of computer Networks nationally, regionally and internationally that provides high quality researches and graduate outcomes.
Prepare students for professional careers, or to pursue advanced studies in computer networks in accordance with the international and industry standards.
 The education objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks are:
  • Professional Career: The ability to apply knowledge and skills to design and implement network solutions which integrate  hardware, software and business aspects that are safe and secure.
  • Lifelong Learning and Graduate Studies: Be able to adapt to new technologies and to remain at the leading edge of Computer Networks and Information Security practice, and to able to pursue advanced education and research opportunities
  •  Leadership and Community Service: Be able to use effective communication skills, innovative thinking, and technical background to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner to provide services that support the community and the region.​ 

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline of Computer Networks
  2. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. Understand processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.



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