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College of Information Technology

College of Information Technology

The College of Information Technology is committed to providing cutting-edge IT programs that equip graduates with the strong knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s job markets, as well as a solid foundation for further post-graduate studies. With the rapid advancements in computing, IT, mobile phone apps, games, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, internet of things (IoT), and more, our IT programs have become even more essential in today’s world.

To further enhance our students’ education and prepare them for the job market, we have partnered with AWS Academy (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft Imagine offering professional certificates in cloud computing and other modern fields. These partnerships provide our students with the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and stand out from the competition when entering the job market. At the College of Information Technology, we are dedicated to providing students with the highest quality education and opportunities for success in today’s rapidly evolving technology industry.

 

The program offers optional tracks that allow students to specialize in modern fields such as

  •  Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Cybersecurity

College Vision & Mission

College Vision

The College of Information Technology at Kingdom University will pursue excellence in the delivered academic programs, excellence in teaching and learning, produce research outputs in reputable journals and conferences and will engage positively with the community and professional bodies.

College Mission

The College of Information technology at Kingdom University will employ state of the art teaching and learning techniques to prepare its students with the program learning outcomes that will equip them with the tools for success in their careers in the various existing and developing job markets or to continue their postgraduate studies and will involve its students and faculty members in community engagement activities that will fulfill the role of the social responsibility of the university and will produce research outputs in reputable journals and conferences by its faculty members and postgraduate students.

Dr. Khalid Mansour

Dean’s Message

I would like to welcome all the students in the College of Information Technology. In this age which has become very dependent on digital technology, the IT specializations have become very important and in large demand by various job sectors. Our programs are built on market needs and are integrated with the industry leaders professional programs by AWS Academy and Microsoft Imagine. We are very keen to make sure that the graduates from our BSc programs are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills that make them favored by the employers and also enable them to develop and progress further in their careers or post graduate studies.

Dean of College of Information Technology
Dr. Khalid Mansour

College Academic Programs

BSc in Computer Science

The program of Computer Science at Kingdom University provides its students with a variety of Knowledges and Skills that will enable them to be prepared for the current and future digital job markets. Coding, algorithms, databases, systems, networks, data science, cyber security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, apps development, web development etc are among the many keywords and topics studied.

We are keen to provide our students with the professional certification requirements through our partnership with AWS Academy and Microsoft Imagine.

Credits

126 Hours

Duration

4 Years

Language

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Attendance Mode

Full Time
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Collaboration with AWS Academy and Microsoft Imagine

The College of Information Technology at Kingdom University has signed membership agreements with each of AWS Academy and Microsoft Imagine with the objective of integrating the contents of the curricula required by various professional certifications in the courses required in the BSc program at Kingdom University. This will make it possible for the students to set for the exams required for professional certifications in areas such as Cloud Computing, cyber-Security, Artificial Intelligence etc. which are offered by AWS Academy and Microsoft Imagine.

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Collaboration with Oracle Academy

Kingdom University announces its membership in the Oracle Academy program with the aim of enabling its students to benefit from the technology education content that the Academy provides free of charge to its members. Additionally, the learning content enables students to start on the pathway to obtain Oracle professional certifications and refine and enhance their career-ready knowledge and skills. This comes as part of the university’s commitment to meet the needs of the job market and keep up with modern developments and careers that require digital knowledge and skills.

College Graduates Attributes

  • G1. Knowledge for Solving Computer Problems: The capability to translate complex computing challenges into actionable solutions by effectively analyzing the problem, applying computing principles, and integrating knowledge from other relevant disciplines. 
  • G2. Design & Development Solution: The proficiency to conceptualize, execute, and assess computing solutions tailored to specific computing needs. 
  • G3. Communication: Effectively convey complex computing concepts and activities to both technical and non-technical audiences through comprehensive written and oral communication skills. 
  • G4. Specialization: Have deep knowledge in one of the following tracks, data science and artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. 
  • G5. Computing Professionalism & Ethical Conduct:  The ability to act ethically and responsibly in computing, adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. 
  • G6. Critical thinking & Problem Solving: Critically analyze issues on the respective discipline and be able to apply structured problem-solving approach in a theoretical and practical way. 
  • G7. Lifelong Learning and Continuous Improvement:  Embrace a lifelong learning mindset, continuously seeking out new knowledge and skills to stay up to date with the evolving landscape of technology, proactive in pursuing professional development and certifications in relevant domains.

Faculty Staff

Dr. Khalid Mansour
College Dean

Dr. Khalid Mansour

Associate Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 2014.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Jordan, Jordan, 2008.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Information Systems, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Jordan, 2004.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Zarqa University, Jordan, 2001.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2022 – Present: Dean, College of Information Technology, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2020 – 2022: Head, Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Zarqa University, Jordan.
  • 2016 – 2020: Head, Department of Computer Science, Zarqa university, Jordan.
  • 2014 – 2016: Assistant professor, Computer Science, Management Information Systems Department, Zarqa University.
  • 2010 – 2013: Sessional academic staff member, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2008 – 2009: Lecturer, Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Zarqa University, Jordan.
  • 2004 – 2009: Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Zarqa University, Jordan.

 

Areas of Research Interest

  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Information Security
  • Automated Negotiation

Research and Publications

Dr. Shafiq Ul Rehman
Acting Chairperson of Computer Science Department

Dr. Shafiq Ul Rehman

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Network Security, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 2017.
  • M.Sc. in Networking Technology & Management, Amity University, Noida, India, 2012.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India, 2008.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2023 – Present: Assistant Professor, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2022 – 2023: Assistant Professor, UPES University Dehradun, India.
  • 2021 – 2022: Assistant Professor, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
  • 2017 – 2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ST Engineering – SUTD Cyber Security Laboratory, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
  • 2014 – 2017: Research & Teaching Assistant, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia.

 

Areas of Research Interest

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Research and Publications

Dr. Hassen Louati
Computer Science

Dr. Hassen Louati

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Computer Science, Computer Sciences, Business Computing, Artificial Intelligence, High Institute of Management, University of Tunis, Tunisia, 2022.
  • M.Sc. in Artificial intelligence, University Politehnica of Bucharest, ROMANIA, 2018.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Computer Sciences, higher institute of technological studies, Sfax, Tunisia, 2016.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2023 – Present: Assistant Professor, College of Information Technology, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2022 – 2023: Assistant Professor, Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedia of Sfax, (ISIMSF), University of Sfax, TUNISIA.
  • 2021 – 2022: Instructor, Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedia of Sfax (ISIMSF), University of Sfax, TUNISIA.
  • 2018 – 2021: Instructor, Faculty of literature and humanities of Sfax, University of Sfax, TUNISIA.
  • 2014 – 2016: Software Developer:
    1.  The airline company TUNISAVIA.
    2. International center of languages, WANDERLUST.
    3. The Chemicals company for agriculture Khaled Abdelhedi et cie.
    4. Statistical Supervisor of Volleyball Information System Tunisian Volleyball Federation.

 

Areas of Research Interest

  • Artificial Intelligence techniques including:
    1. Machine Learning• Deep Learning
    2. Supervised Learning
    3. Unsupervised Learning
    4. Reinforcement Learning
    5. Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Bi-Level Optimization
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Research and Publications

Mrs. Lilibeth Azuela
Computer Science

Mrs. Lilibeth Serencio Azuela

Lecturer

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, AMA Computer College, Makati Campus, Philippines, 2000.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, AMA Computer College, Makati Campus, Philippines, 1996.

Professional Background:

  • 2023 – Present: Lecturer, College of Information Technology, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2007 – 2022: Lecturer, College of Applied Studies, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.
  • 2003 – 2006: Instructor, Computer Science Department, AMA International University, Bahrain.
  • 1997 – 2003: Instructor, College of Computer Studies, AMA Computer College, Makati City Campus, Philippines.

 

Areas of Research Interest

 

Research and Publications

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