College of Information Technology
The College of Information Technology at University of Fujairah was founded in order to keep up with the rising and growing developments in the field of information technology. The college offers currently a bachelor degree in Networking and Security. The College of Information Technology came to contribute at the local level in supplying the labor market of qualified and professional graduates, who are able to a) keep pace with the mounting requirements in the field of information technology; b) advance in various disciplines of information technology and Networking and Security; and c) direct the track of scientific research towards serving the local and regional community. The College has a number of qualified teaching staff with experience in applied and research fields, who can improve the educational process and the service level of the university.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Information Technology at the University of Fujairah. Our college offers a bachelor’s degree in information technology (BIT) with a specialization in Networking and Security.
Information Technology is a rapidly growing field that plays an integral role in the modern world. As we continue to move towards an increasingly digital society, the demand for IT professionals continues to rise. Our college recognizes this need and strives to provide our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in this dynamic industry.
Our BIT program in Networking and Security has been designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the latest technological advances in the field. Through a combination of theoretical and practical coursework, our students gain hands-on experience in network design, maintenance, and security. This program prepares graduates for a variety of career paths, including network administration, cybersecurity, and systems engineering.
At the College of Information Technology, we are committed to providing a supportive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to helping students achieve their full potential and provide personalized attention to ensure success.
We are excited to welcome you to our college and invite you to explore the opportunities that await you in the field of Information Technology. Our faculty and staff are here to support you every step of the way, and we look forward to seeing you succeed.
Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh
Dean, College of Information Technology
University of Fujairah, UAE
The mission of the CIT is to fulfill the needs of the job market of qualified technical personnel and professionals who are capable of advancement and creativity in various disciplines of information technology directing the track of scientific research towards serving the local and regional community.
- Provide students with the opportunity to prepare themselves for entry level jobs in the information technology environment.
- Provide flexible and ladderize degrees in Associate of Arts (AA) in Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Technology.
- Deliver IT curricular programs for cutting-edge technologies and informatics.
The CIT intends to:
- Equip and prepare highly qualified graduates in the field of network technology through employing educational curriculum and teaching methods of modern international standards.
- Rely on interaction, integration and specialization in building and preparing qualified and capable professionals in the fields of information technology.
- Encourage and support specialized scientific research and practical studies in the field of computer networks and data security for the local society and UAE alike.
- Encourage and support specialized scientific research and practical studies in the field of Internet & Ecommerce and providing professional solutions for the local business markets.
- Utilize and develop the methods of blended learning, education technology resources, and use the latest references and equipment
Huawei Partners – Huawei Academy
Cisco Partners- Cisco Academy
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – MOU
Louisville University – MOU
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|Title of Community Engagement,
Skills Development and Extension Programs Conducted
|Recipients-Beneficiaries of Skills Development and Community Engagement Programs||Faculty-Implementer||Date of Delivery/Implementation and Accomplishment (as per Action Plan)|
|Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh accompanied students for a trip of CoIT to the GITEX Global 2022 in Dubai.||UoF students who attending the event||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||13 October 2022|
|TV interview on Fujairah TV - about UOF latest Activities (Celebrating the pioneers of UOF graduates).||Local community of Fujairah||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||18 November 2022|
|Technophilia||UoF students||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||24 November 2022|
|Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh participated in preparing the application for renewal of BIT program accreditation.||UoF||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||Fall 2022|
|Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh participated in preparing the application for the ABET accreditation of BIT program.||UoF||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||Fall 2022|
|Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh serves as a chair of students Investigation and Disciplinary Committee (SIDC).||UoF||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||22 September 2022|
|Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh will deliver a workshop about “ Using and utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel for Academics (zero to hero).”||UoF Academics Staff||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||Late March 2023|
|Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh will deliver a workshop about “ Using and utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel for Administrative Staff (zero to hero).”||UoF Administrative Staff||Dr. Sufian Khwaldeh||Late March 2023|
|Seminar on “Metaverse”||100 12th grade Students of St. Mary’s School Fujairah||Dr Sangheethaa S||14 January 2023
10am to 11 30 am
|For services to UAE, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa acted as contact person with the Digital Automation Technology FZCo - authorized distributor of National Instruments (NI) in the UAE to introduce new cost-effective series of Lab Teaching & Research Platforms as well as to get a Technical & Financial proposal for the Innovation Centre at University of Fujairah.||UoF students and other entrepreneurs||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||12 September 2022|
|For services to UAE, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa acted as contact person with the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship company to have University of Fujairah as a community partner for NASA Space Apps Challenge in Fujairah||UoF students who attending the event||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||13 September 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa accompanied students’ trip of CoIT to the GITEX Global 2022 in Dubai.||UoF students who attending the event||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||13 October 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa participated in preparing the application for renewal of BIT program accreditation.||UoF||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||Fall 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa as a member of the University Assessment committee participated in preparing a comprehensive Reference Manual for the final assessment at UOF and the Final Assessment: Guidelines for Student Misconduct Management.||UoF students||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||Fall 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa as a chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee prepared a draft for an Innovation Hub proposal.||UoF students and other entrepreneurs||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||8 December 2022|
|For services to UAE, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa as a manager of Cisco Networking Academy in the UoF prepared a proposal for delivering the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) training course during the spring semester 2022-2023. He cooperated with the Consultative Center for Continuing Education, Science, and Technology to advertise this course to the target audience.||UoF students and other trainees||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||28 December 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa as a member of Graduation Ceremony committee participated in arrangements for the graduation ceremony (Khalifa Cohort 2022) and received an honor certificate from the UoF.||UoF graduate students and their families||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||20 November 2022|
|For services to UAE, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa will deliver a workshop about “Applying innovation concepts in Undergraduates’ Graduation project”, in the educational forum for innovation in the Emirate of Fujairah.||Undergraduate Students||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||20 February 2023|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa as a chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee arrange and take action to have an active participation in the educational forum for innovation in the Emirate of Fujairah, with college of Information Technology Innovative projects.||UoF students||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||20 February 2023|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa as a chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee arrange and take action to have an active participation with the UoF’s innovative projects in the Innovation Land 2023 exhibition.||UoF students||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||February 23-25, 2023|
|For services to UAE, Dr. Ahmed Khalifa acted as contact person with the Hackathon team as a chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee arrange and take action to have an active participation in the Hackathon UAE 6.0 and to have University of Fujairah as a academic partner for Hackathon UAE 6.0 in Fujairah.||Students, employees and academic members of UoF||Dr. Ahmed Khalifa||February 22-23, 2023|
|Technophilia||UoF students||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh||24 November 2022|
|Fujairah’s Dana Innovation Initiative||UoF students||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh||14 Feb 2023|
|Fujairah’s Dana Innovation Initiative||UoF students||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh||21 Feb 2023|
|Fujairah Forum for Educational Innovation||UoF Faculties and students||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh||20 Feb 2023|
|Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh participated in GITEX Global 2022 in Dubai.||UoF students who attending the event||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh||10 October 2022|
|For services to UOF, Dr. Korhan is ICT Admin for Huawei||UoF Students||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||22 August 2022|
|For services to UOF, Dr. Korhan managed the workshop for ICT Competition 2022||UoF Students||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||02.11.2022|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz will deliver a workshop about “5G Communications.||UoF Academics Staff||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||End of April|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Korhan Cengiz participated in preparing the application for renewal of BIT program accreditation.||UoF||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||Fall 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Korhan Cengiz was the research committee chair of the University.||UoF||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||Fall 2022|
|For services to UoF, Dr. Korhan Cengiz was the research committee chair of the college.||UoF||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||Fall 2022|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz is started to generate the IEEE Student Branch of the College of IT||UoF Students||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||Fall 2022|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz is started to generate a student club for innovation with the IT students||UoF Students||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||Fall 2022|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz joined as keynote speaker for the conference in India||International||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||19 Feb 2023|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz will join as a keynote speaker for the conference AEECA 2023 in China||International||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||18 Aug 2023|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz joined as a keynote speaker for the conference AEECA 2022 in China||International||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||18 Aug 2022|
|Dr. Korhan Cengiz joined as a keynote speaker for the conference IEEE ICETEMS 2022, India||International||Dr. Korhan Cengiz||18 Nov 2022|
Dr. Sufian Khawaldeh
Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and E-learning system requirements for deaf users
Associate Professor / Dean, College of Information Technology
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3221-5503
Email ID: Sufian.Khwaldeh@uof.ac.ae
Dr. Ahmed Khalifa
Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
Dr. Korhan Cengiz
Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering
Dr. Sangheethaa Sukumran
Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering
Dr. Yousef Kamel Qawqzeh
Ph.D. in the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Smart Systems Engineering.
E.mail ID : Yousef.Qawqzeh@uof.ac.ae
Participation and Attendance at International Research Conferences; Research Papers Presented in the
International Conference; Research Papers Published in Conference Proceedings and Peer-Reviewed Research Journals
- Chairmanship and Attendance to International Research Conference
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|Title of International Research Conferences Attended||Role||Name of Faculty Member|
|4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART SENSORS AND APPLICATION - Reviewer (ICSSA 2022)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Dr Sangheethaa S|
|International Virtual Conference on Internet of Things (IVCIT) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 11 -12 February, 2023.||[✔]||Dr Sangheethaa S|
|2023 12th International Conference on Software and Computer Applications (ICSCA 2023). Kuantan - Malaysia. Data Network and Intelligent Communication System. Chaired by: Assoc. Prof. Yousef Qawqzeh, Fujairah University, UAE||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh|
|Computer Systems Science and Engineering Journal. ISSN: 0267-6192. CSSE-Computer Systems Science and Engineering | An Open Access Journal from Tech Science Press||Reviewer||Dr. Yousef Qawqzeh|
- Research Paper Presented in International Conference/s
|Yousef K. Qawqzeh and Mahawish Ashraf||A Fraud Detection System Using Decision Tree Classification||12th international conference on software and computer applications. ICSCA 2023, Malaysia|
- Research Papers Published in Conference Proceedings
|ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023|
|Name of Faculty Researcher and Co-Researcher/s||Research Title Presented||Name of Research Conference Proceedings and Date of Publication|
- Research Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Research Journal
|ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023|
|Name of Faculty Researcher and Co-Researcher/s||Research Title Presented||Name of Referred Journals and Date of Publication|
|Mohammed Mubarak Mustafa, Ahmed Abelmonem Khalifa, Korhan Cengiz, and Nikola Ivković||IEPA: An Energy-Efficient Protocol for Internet of Things Based Wireless Sensor Network||CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, in special issue Artificial Intelligence-based Smart Sensors for Industrial IoT Applications , Tech Science Press, accepted in 2022.|
|Yousef K. Qawqzeh , Abdullah Al Oraini , and Sameh Ghwanmeh||An Improved Breast Cancer Classification Method using an Enhanced AdaBoost Classifier||International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) - Volume 14 No 1 January 2023|
|Evon M Abu-Taieh, Issam AlHadid, Ra’ed Masa’deh, Rami S Alkhawaldeh, Sufian Khwaldeh, Ala’aldin Alrowwad||Factors Affecting the Use of Social Networks and Its Effect on Anxiety and Depression among Parents and Their Children: Predictors Using ML, SEM and Extended TAM||International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 22 October 2022.
|Evon M Abu-Taieh, Issam AlHadid, Rami S Alkhawaldeh, Sufian Khwaldeh, Ra’ed Masa’deh, Ala’Aldin Alrowwad, Rabah Al-Eidie||An Empirical Study of Factors Influencing the Perceived Usefulness and Effectiveness of Integrating E-Learning Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic Using SEM and ML: A Case Study in Jordan||Sustainability, 18 October 2022
|Evon M Abu-Taieh, Issam AlHadid, Khalid Kaabneh, Rami S Alkhawaldeh, Sufian Khwaldeh, Ra’ed Masa’deh, Ala’Aldin Alrowwad||Predictors of Smartphone Addiction and Social Isolation among Jordanian Children and Adolescents Using SEM and ML||Big Data and Cognitive Computing. 2 September 2022
The UNIVERSITY OF FUJAIRAH (UoF) is thrilled to announce the inclusion of Dr Korhan Gengz in the prestigious list of the top 2% of global scientists in the world according to Stanford University and Elsevier Publisher.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korhan Cengiz was born in Edirne, Turkey, in 1986. He received the BSc degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Kocaeli University and Business Administration from Anadolu University, Turkey in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He took his MSc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Namik Kemal University, Turkey in 2011, and the PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from Kadir Has University, Turkey in 2016. Since August 2021, he is a faculty member at the College of Information Technology in University of Fujairah, UAE. Dr. Cengiz is the author of more than 50 SCI articles including IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Access, Expert Systems with Applications, Knowledge Based Systems and ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 5 international patents, more than 10 book chapters, and 1 book in Turkish. He is editor of more than 20 books. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, wireless communications, statistical signal processing, indoor positioning systems, internet of things, power electronics and 5G. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Potentials Magazine, Associate Editor of IET Electronics Letters, and IET Networks. He serves several reviewer positions for IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Access. He serves several book editor positions in IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley and CRC. He presented 40+ keynote talks in reputed IEEE and Springer Conferences about WSNs, IoT and 5G. He is Senior Member, IEEE and Professional Member of ACM. Dr. Cengiz’ s awards and honors include the Tubitak Priority Areas PhD Scholarship, the Kadir Has University PhD Student Scholarship, best presentation award in ICAT 2016 Conference and best paper award in ICAT 2018 Conference.
The College of Information Technology at the University of Fujairah organized a visit to the "GITEX" exhibition, hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre, and featuring major companies and leading global institutions specializing in information technology, in addition to state governmental institutions and departments.
The visit, supervised by Dr. Sufian Al Khwaldeh, Dean of the College of Information Technology at the University of Fujairah, along with Dr. Ahmed Khalifa, Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee, Dr. Korhan Cengiz, and a group of college students, was due to the importance of the exhibition in the field of information technology. It is one of the most significant events targeting new graduates, serving as a platform for networking among education professionals, teachers, trainers, and students.
The students expressed their joy in participating in this distinguished activity, where they explored innovative ideas and interacted with several companies and institutions, in a valuable experience. This confirms the university's commitment to promoting a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
IT College Students’ Visit to Cisco Grove in Expo 2020
The Head of department Dr. Bassem Mokhtar along with the faculty member Dr. Ahmed Khalifa cooperated with the IT student council and the IEEE student branch at the University of Fujairah to make a visit to the Cisco Grove in Expo Dubai 2020 on Friday 18th February 2022.
Industrial visits are very important aspect of the curriculum. Cisco was chosen as a prestigious company in networking, security and other IT domains that is credible and will suffice to depict what the industry is like in its work-mode.
Conducting a Cisco visit for students is beneficial because students can learn about how a company operates.
During the visit, the students attended sessions on Cisco technologies, new trends, and DevNet as Cisco's developer program to write applications and develop integrations with Cisco products, platforms, and APIs. Cisco team also held a Cisco Grove tour showed the students latest implemented technologies.
The visit was useful and helpful in learning more about the technology trends which will help students to shape their academic knowledge and career.