BIT - Networking and Security

Overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in Networking and Security aims to produce competent graduates in Information Technology in the domains of computer networks, information systems security, networking-based applications development. The graduates of this program are expected to adhere to relevant ethical codes of conduct; and, participate in research activities to produce innovative information technology-based solutions for developing security-enhanced computer networks, applications, and management information systems to serve the local community in particular and the region in general.  Moreover, BIT graduates will be equipped with Networking, Security and Programming skills and techniques for the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of various computer networks-based information technology systems and applications.  In consonance with its objectives, the BIT program includes a selection of elective and core courses emphasizing the acquisition of practical IT skills and technology-innovation mindsets to further advance their competencies ready to face the real-world of professional environments.

 Objective 

  1. To prepare computer scientists who are able to use sound computational principles and techniques in solving real world problems across different application areas.
  2. To prepare computer scientists who are capable of applying efficient and effective scientific approach and tools in designing and building high quality computer programs.
  3. To provide network administrators who are capable to plan, analyze, design, implement, evaluate, maintain, and manage computer network system and trusted security system/policies.
  4. To prepare professionals who are able to communicate effectively across different range of contexts and audiences.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Demonstrate allied theoretical concepts and critical approaches to computer hardware and software, telecommunications, networking, and security to solve a range of information technology-related problems.
  2. Apply effective communications skills, teamwork, and leadership with peers, clients, superiors, and community.
  3. Utilize research methodology, quantitative and analytical techniques in planning, designing, developing,  implementing, and evaluating networking and security-related projects.
  4. Use efficient IT technical tools and methods that promote effective safe computing practices to support client’s in IT networking and security requirements.
  5. Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues, and security.
  6. Integrate novel ideas and solutions to design and develop secured and sustainable e-business, software, and systems applications.

Student Outcomes

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.

Summary of Courses and distribution of Total Credits

Category Credit Hours
Compulsory Elective Total
General Education Core Courses 21 6 27
Program Core Courses 72 6 78
Concentration Core Courses 21 0 24
Total Credit Hours 114 12 126
University Requirements (General Education): 36 Credit Hours
1- Compulsory Courses: 27 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite
COM-1143 English Communication Skills 3 EmSAT / its Equivalent
COM-1123 Arabic Communication Skills 3
HUM-1613 Islamic Studies 3
HUM-1633 UAE Society 3
LSS-2483 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
MTH-1213 Mathematics (Algebra) 3
ICT-1313 Computer Applications 3
Total Credit Hours 21
2- Elective Courses: 6 Credit Hours from the following:-
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite
COM-1113 Academic Writing 1 3
COM-2113 Academic Writing 2 3 COM-1113 Academic Writing 1
COM-1133 Public Speaking 3
COM-1153 Arabic Composition and Report Writing 3
LSS-1473 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
LSS-1723 Introduction to Psychology 3
LSS-1733 Introduction to Sociology 3
LSS-1743 Introduction to Political Science 3
LSS-1853 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
LSS-1463 Ethics and Citizens Rights 3
HUM-2623 Introduction to Humanities 3
Total Credit Hours 6
College Requirements: 78 Credit Hours
1- Compulsory Courses: 72 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite
BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics 3 MTH-1213 Mathematics(Algebra)
BNS-1313 Algorithm and Problem Solving 3
BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications 3 ICT-1313 Computer Applications
BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming 3 ICT-1313 Computer Applications
BNS-1313 Algorithm and Problem Solving
BNS-1413 Management Information Systems 3 ICT-1313 Computer Applications
BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture 3 BNS-1123  Networking and Telecommunications
BNS-2333 Data Structures 3 BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics
BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming
BNS-2233 Introduction to Statistics 3 MTH-1213 Mathematics (Algebra)
BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications 3 BNS-1413 Management Information Systems
BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation 3 BNS 1413 Management Information Systems
BNS-2213 Information Security 3 BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture
BNS-2343 Object Oriented Programming 3 BNS-2333 Data Structures
BNS-2453 Database Management 3 BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation
BNS-3223 Cryptography and Secure Communications 3 BNS-2213 Information Security
BNS-3463 Artificial Intelligence 3

BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics

BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming

BNS-3473 Human-Computer Interaction 3 BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation
BNS-3513 Research Methodology 3 BNS-2233  Introduction to  Statistics
BNS-3133 Operating Systems 3 BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture
BNS-3233 IT Forensics 3 BNS-2213 Information Security
BNS-3243 Security Architecture and Mechanisms 3 BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications
BNS-3483 IT Project Management 3 BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation
BNS-4493 Multimedia Systems 3 BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications
BNS-4913 Capstone Project 3 Completion of 90 Credit Hours
BNS-3513 Research Methodology
BNS-4813 Work Placement 3 Completion of 90 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 69
2- Elective Courses: 6 Credit Hours from the following:-
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite
BNS-3325 Advanced Web Page Authoring 3 BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications
BNS-2343 Object Oriented Programming
BNS-3363 Computer Graphics 3 BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics
BNS-2343 Object Oriented Programming
BNS-4373 Advanced Programming 3 BNS-2333 Data structures
BNS-2343 Object Oriented Programming
BNS-4713 Special Topics in Networking and Security 3 BNS-4153 Network Design and Management
BNS-3283 e-Commerce Development 3 BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications
BBA-2343 Principles of Financial Accounting I 3 MTH-1213 Mathematics
Total Credit Hours 6
Concentration Core Courses: 21 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite
BNS-4143 Communications Technology 3 BNS-1123  Networking and Telecommunications
BNS-4153 Network Design and Management 3 BNS-1123  Networking and Telecommunications
BNS-4253 Network Security 3 BNS-3233 IT Forensics
BNS-4163 Network and System Administration 3 BNS-3133  Operating Systems
BNS-4173 Wireless Networking 3 BNS-4143  Communication Technology
BNS-4183 Advanced Networking 3 BNS-4153 Network Design and Management
BNS-4263 IOT Security 3 BNS-4253  Network Security
Total Credit Hours 21  

Year 1 – Semester 1

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
COM-1143 English Communication Skills 3 EmSAT or its equivalent
HUM-1613 Islamic Studies 3
ICT-1313 Computer Applications 3
MTH-1213 Mathematics 3
BNS-1313 Algorithm and Problem Solving 3
Total Credit Hours 15  

English Communication Skills

COM-1143 English Communication Skills (3-0-3):- This course is designed to improve the basic communication skills of students necessary for effective and efficient communication. The subject aims to equip the students with the appropriate communication skills required in conversations, group discussions, meetings, interviews and presentations, as well as to explore topics on verbal and non-verbal communication.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSAT or its equivalent

Islamic Studies

HUM-1613 Islamic Studies (3-0-3):- مفهوم الثقافة الاسلامية، مقومات ومميزات الثقافة الاسلامية، نشأت ومفهوم الدين , موقف الاسلام من العلم , بيان مفهوم العقيدة الالسلامية , موقف الاسلام من الفرق الضالة , الشريعة الاسلامية ومصادر التشريع في الاسلام , اركان الايمان , موقف الالسلام من الفرق الضالة , التشريعة الاسلامية ومصادر التشريع في الاسلام , خصائص التشريع الاسلامي، رد شبهات حو لبعض التشريعات كتعدد الزوجات وحقوق المرأة والحدود في الاقتصاد : العملوالكسب , المال والملكية , خصائص الاقتصاد , العبادات في الالسلام , أنواعها وأهميتها وآثاؤها في النفس والمجتمع , الاخلاق في الاسلام , فائدتها وأهميتها وآثارها في النفس والمجتمع , الاخلاق في الالسلام فائدتها وأهميتها , تحديات الثقافة الاسلامية , الغزو الفكري , العلمانية , العوملة وكيف نجابه أخطارها في المجالات المحتلفة اقتصاديا وسياسيا واجتماعيا وثقافيا

Computer Applications

ICT-1313 Computer Applications, (3-0-3):- This is an introductory course to computer applications and information technology. Concepts include terminology, computer hardware, software, and networks as well as the impact of computers on our society along with ethical issues in computing and trends in information technology and commonly used application software.  Students will use a computer with word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management system, and presentation software to process data and present useful information.

Pre-requisite: None

Mathematics

MTH-1213 Mathematics (3-0-3):- Mathematics (College Algebra) Course is designed for college students taking business, information technology, mass communication and public relations, arts and social sciences. The topics emphasized are Linear equations; algebraic and graphical solutions of the quadratic equations; exponents and radicals; complex numbers; binomial expansion; determinants; progressions; solutions of equations, several equations in several variables.

Pre-requisite: None

Algorithm and Problem Solving

BNS-1313 Algorithm and Problem Solving (2-2-3):-This is an introductory course to programming. Students will learn basic skills of designing, developing algorithms, and the role of algorithms in computing. The course will include algorithms development techniques such as search, sort, and reading from data from and to output to text files.

Pre-requisite: None

Year 1 - Semester 2

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
COM-1123 Arabic Communication Skills 3
BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics 3 MTH-1213 Mathematics (Algebra)
BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications 3 ICT-1313 Computer Applications
BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming 3 ICT-1313 Computer Applications
BNS-1313 Algorithm and Problem Solving
BNS-1413 Management Information Systems 3 ICT-1313 Computer Applications
Total Credit Hours 15

Arabic Communication Skills

COM-1123 Arabic Communication Skills (3-0-3):- يهدف المقرر إلى إكساب الطالب المقدرات الكتابية والشفوية التي تعينه على استخدام اللغة استعمالا صحيحا؛ ليُحقق عن طريقها ما لديه من مقاصد وارتباطات مع الآخرين. وليّصبح في مقدوره تحليل جميع النصوص واستخراج ما فيها من أفكار تُعينه على المعرفة واستنباط الحقائق في جميع مناحي حياته.
المتطلب السابق: لا يوجد

Discrete Mathematics

BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics (3-1-3):-This course provides an introduction to the foundations of discrete mathematics as they apply to computing field. Topics include functions, relations, sets, mathematical proof techniques, Boolean algebra, logic, matrix algebra, algebraic structures, and the fundamentals of graph theory.

Pre-requisite: MTH-1213 Mathematics

Networking and Telecommunications

BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications (2-2-3):-This course covers concepts of computer networking and telecommunications, design principles, and the impact of computer networks on communication services of various telecommunication systems and Internet of things.

Pre-requisite: ICT-1313 Computer Applications

Introduction to Programming

BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming (2-2-3):- In this course, students will learn basic programming skills and the implementation of algorithmic procedures such as modeling, and implementation of algorithms using a programming language. The course discusses data types, expressions, selection and repetition statements, methods and functions, arrays, and the design and implementation of Java classes and objects.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1313 Algorithm and Problem Solving, ICT-1313 Computer Applications

Management Information Systems

BNS-1413 Management Information Systems(2-2-3):- This course will introduce students to main types of management information systems applications, their function and merging technologies in the domain. Students will also be learning about IT Infrastructures, business-driven technologies, revenue models and MIS security tools.

Pre-requisite: ICT-1313 Computer Applications

Year 2 - Semester 3

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
BNS-2233 Introduction to Statistics 3 MTH-1213 Mathematics (Algebra)
HUM-1633 UAE Society       3
BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture 3 BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications
BNS-2333 Data Structures 3

BNS-1113              Discrete Mathematics

BNS-1323  Introduction to Programming

BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications 3 BNS-1413 Management Information Systems
BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation 3 BNS-1413 Management Information Systems
Total Credit Hours 15  

Introduction to Statistics

BNS-2233, Introduction to Statistics, (3-1-3):- The course aims at developing students’ formative knowledge and skills in statistics. Students are engaged in analyzing data sets using statistical technology in their weekly discussions. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

UAE Society

HUM-1633, UAE Society, (3-0-3):- يتناول هذا المساق دراسة المجتمعات الإنسانية عموماً ويتناول على وجه الخصوص السمات العامة والمقومات الرئيسة لمجتمع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، والموقع الجغرافي، والسكان ونموهم والتركيب النوعي والعمومي، وكذلك يتطرق إلى الجانب الاقتصادي والجغرافي للسكان. ويتناول الجوانب الأسرية، والنظام الأسري والقبلي، كما أن المساق يتناول طبيعة الخدمات المقدمة للمجتمع قبل مرحلة النفط وبعدها، إضافة إلى دراسة دور المؤسسات الثقافية والتربوية والإعلامية وما تقدمه من خدمات للمجتمع الإماراتي، والرؤى المستقبلية االداخلية والخارجية لدولة الإمارات.

المتطلب السابق: لا يوجد

Computer Organization and Architecture

BNS-2423, Computer Organization and Architecture, (2-2-3):- The course provides an introduction to internal functionality and architectural features of computer systems. Students will learn about basic processor components, Boolean algebra, digital logic, memory structures, low-level machine instructions and addressing mode, RISC architecture, and various forms of parallelism.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications

Data Structures

BNS-2333, Data Structures, (2-2-3):- This course provides an overview of abstract data types (ADT), design and implementation of data structures and algorithms, and applications of data structures. The course will discuss data structures such as stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, graphs, recursion, and visualization of data structures.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics, BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming

Web and Mobile Applications

BNS-2433, Web and Mobile Applications, (2-2-3):- This course will introduce students web pages and web sites design and development. Students will learn Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)/XHTML implementation techniques, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, server-side programming, and integration of multimedia components into web pages.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1413 Management Information Systems

System Analysis and Simulation

BNS-2443, System Analysis and Simulation, (2-2-3):- This course will introduce various concepts of computer-based information systems life cycle analysis, design, and applied mathematical techniques in operational feasibility discrete simulation models. The course will cover the systems development environment, managing the information systems project, determining and structuring system requirements, and design, build, implement, and maintenance of information systems simulation models.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1413 Management Information Systems

Year 2 – Semester 4

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
LSS-2483 Innovation and Entrepreneurship    3
BNS-2213 Information Security 3 BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture
BNS-2243 Object Oriented Programming 3 BNS-2333 Data Structures
BNS-2453 Database Management 3 BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation
  IT Core Elective 1 3
Total Credit Hours 15  

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LSS-2483 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3-0-3):- إن المقرر عبارة عن تقديم تفاعلي لمفاهيم الابتكار والمفاهيم القائمة على الابتكار ونمو ريادة الأعمال والقيادة في الأعمال التجارية. لذلك، يقوم بتسليط الضوء
على ثلاث وحدات عن التفكير التصميمي، وريادة الأعمال، والنمو، والقيادة اللازمة لإعداد كفاءة الطلاب في مجال الابتكار والمشاريع الريادية، مع أمثلة تقع في سياق الإمارات العربية المتحدة.المتطلب السابق: لا يوجد

Information Security

BNS-2213 Information Security (3-1-3):- This course discusses advanced concepts of information security. The course discusses various types of security threats against information and students will learn the development of mitigation strategies, usage of cryptography in deploying security mechanisms.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture

Object Oriented Programming

BNS-2343 Object Oriented Programming (2-2-3):- This course will introduce students to the software design principles of object orientation. The course will discuss characteristics of object orientation such as abstraction, encapsulation, polymorphism, inheritance, and reuse. The course also discusses handling of errors, GUI, Java applets, and Java 2D.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2333 Data Structures

Database Management

BNS-2453 Database Management (2-2-3):-This course will provide a comprehensive foundation for designing, building, and working with relational databases. The course will focus on implementation, environment, database architectures, database system life cycle, and security and administration of databases. The course will also discuss manipulation of databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). Finally, legal and ethical issues are discussed.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation

Year 3 - Semester 5

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
BNS-3223 Cryptography and Secure Communications 3 BNS-2213 Information Security
BNS-3463 Artificial Intelligence 3

BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics

BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming

BNS-3473 Human-Computer Interaction 3 BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation
BNS-3513 Research Methodology 3 BNS-2233  Introduction to  Statistics
  GE Elective 2 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Cryptography and Secure Communications

BNS-3223 Cryptography and Secure Communications (3-1-3):- In this course students will learn the fundamentals of cryptography and network security. They will learn the cryptography techniques that provide the information and network security. This course will cover the security of communication systems. Practical labs will be taken to enhance the understanding of the shift, substitution, affine and permutation cipher.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2213 Information Security

Artificial Intelligence

BNS-3463 Artificial Intelligence (3-1-3):- Students will learn the concepts of artificial intelligence and its roles in developing computing systems for many applications. The course will discuss topics such as robotics, neural networks, computer vision, and natural language processing, and the implementation of various probabilistic models for reasoning and reaching optimal solutions of real life problems.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1113 Discrete Mathematics, BNS-1323 Introduction to Programming

Human-Computer Interaction

BNS-3473 Human-Computer Interaction, (3-1-3):- This course discusses the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems with a focus on issues of usability which govern human-computer interaction. Students will be introduced to structure of human machine communication and social aspects of design related to machine interaction and methods to evaluate user interaction needs with computer systems.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation

Research Methodology

BNS-3513 Research Methodology (2-2-3):- This course is focused on providing students with research techniques needed in assessing analyzing projects in advanced networks security, research design methodologies, data sampling techniques, collection tools, questionnaire design, and program evaluation methodology.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2233 Introduction to Statistics

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Year 3 - Summer

 

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
BNS-4813 Work Placement  3
Total Credit Hours 3

Work Placement

BNS-4813 Work Placement (0-30-3):- In this course students will have the opportunity to enhance their practical skills through 16-weeks of work experience in an IT company. Students will apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to develop their critical thinking, communications, interpersonal skills as well as awareness of and adherence to relevant codes of ethics and ethical conduct.

Pre-requisite: None

Year 3 - Semester 6

Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite
BNS-3133 Operating Systems 3 BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture
BNS-3233 IT Forensics 3 BNS-2213  Information Security
BNS-3243 Security Architecture and Mechanisms 3 BNS-3223 Cryptography and Secure Communications
BNS-3483 IT Project Management 3 BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation
Program Core Course Elective 1 3
Total Credit Hours 18

Operating Systems

BNS-3133 Operating Systems (3-1-3):-This course discusses modern operating systems design concepts. It covers topics such as operating system processes, threads, synchronization, deadlocks, disk scheduling and memory management, file management, and clustering with emphasis on Linux operating systems, installation, configuration, commands, editing, scripting, and shell programming.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2423 Computer Organization and Architecture

IT Forensics

BNS-3233 IT Forensics (2-2-3):- This course introduces computer forensic standards followed by IT forensic specialists. Students will learn skills on computer investigations, operating systems security, set-up and maintenance of a computer forensics lab, computer forensics tools, digital evidence controls, data acquisition and analysis, e-mail investigations, and investigation reports writing.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2213 Information Security

Security Architecture and Mechanisms

BNS-3243 Security Architecture and Mechanisms (2-2-3):-In this course students will learn the concepts of developing security architectures for computer networks, systems, services and applications, and devices, such as firewalls and application proxies. The course with laboratory sessions covers concepts of developing defensible security architectures. Augmenting with phishing protection and detection mechanisms.

Pre-requisite: BNS-3223 Cryptography and Secure Communications

IT Project Management

BNS-3483 IT Project Management (2-2-3):-This course provides an introduction to IT project management methods. Students will learn IT project management theories, processes, tools, and techniques. The course discusses the management of project scope, quality, resources, communications, risks, procurement, planning, execution and control.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2443 System Analysis and Simulation

Year 4 - Semester 7

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
BNS-4143 Communication Technology 3 BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications
BNS-4153 Network Design and Management 3 BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications
BNS-4253 Network Security 3 BNS-3233 IT Forensics
BNS-4493 Multimedia Systems 3 BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications
BNS-4913 Capstone Project 3 90 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 15  

Communications Technology

BNS-4143 Communications Technology (3-1-3):-This course discusses the principles of electronic communications technology. It focuses on protocols of communication systems, and topics such as modulation/demodulation, multiplexing/demultiplexing approaches, cellular systems, satellite communications and optical fiber communication.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications

Network Design and Management

BNS-4153 Network Design and Management (2-2-3):-This course discusses various logical and physical network design methodologies and evaluation. The students will learn through hands on practical laboratory sessions analysis of network requirements, traffic flow examination, protocols selection, configuration and optimization of network elements to control throughput, accuracy, efficiency, and delay.

Pre-requisite: BNS-1123 Networking and Telecommunications

Network Security

BNS-4253 Network Security (2-2-3):- This course overviews the fundamentals of designing secure network architectures and protocols for computer networks in order to mitigate security threats and attacks on the level of operating systems, applications, and networking. It provides students with hands on practice on evaluation of network security enforcement based security metrics.

Pre-requisite: BNS-3233 IT Forensics

Multimedia Systems

BNS-4493 Multimedia Systems (2-2-3):- This course discusses concepts, models, techniques and functionality of multimedia systems.

The course covers the principal aspects of modern multimedia systems, from data acquisition to multimedia databases. The course also discusses media representation and formats, data compression techniques, and intellectual property rights in the context of digital multimedia.

Pre-requisite: BNS-2433 Web and Mobile Applications

Capstone Project

BNS-4913 Capstone Project (1-3-3):- This course exposes students to the challenge of designing, developing, and implementing a digital solution to a real-world problem as team effort. It is further expected that the final Capstone Project report will thoroughly document the development of the system under review along with the procedures adopted for optimizing task delegation and resource management.

Pre-requisite: BNS-3513 Research Methodology, Completion of 90 credit hours

Year 4 - Semester 8

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)
BNS-4163 Network and System Administration 3 BNS-3133  Operating Systems
BNS-4173 Wireless Networking 3 BNS-4143 Communication Technology
BNS-4183 Advanced Networking 3 BNS-4153 Network Design and Management
BNS-4263 IOT Security 3 BNS-4253 Network Security
  Program Core Course Elective 2 3
Total Credit Hours 15  

Network and System Administration

BNS-4163 Network and System Administration (2-2-3):-This course introduces principles and best practices of system and network administration. The course focuses on network administration challenges and solutions.  Through hands-on practices, the students will apply administration tasks over various network elements to optimize quality of service of running applications.

Pre-requisite: BNS-3133 Operating Systems

Advanced Networking

BNS-4183 Advanced Networking (2-2-3):- In this course, the students will learn and investigate current and emerging technologies in architecting, managing and operating wired and wireless computer networks to support different services and applications. Students will have hands-on experience in configuring, installing, and implementing various network elements, and internet applications and services.

Pre-requisite: BNS-4153 Network Design and Management

Wireless Networking

BNS-4173 Wireless Networking (3-1-3):- The course discusses architectures and protocols of wireless computer networks employing various wireless communication technologies. The course offers hands on practice on various standards and protocols for wireless media access control and end-to-end communication and key design principles in wireless networks for optimization of operations and services.

Pre-requisite: BNS-4143 Communication Technology

IOT Security

BNS-4263 IOT Security (2-2-3):-In this course, the students will learn the basic concepts of designing and configuring network architectures and security-extension protocols for a secure Internet of Things (IoT) enabling trustworthy networking and communications. Students will practice how to evaluate the operation performance of secure IoT networks to support various applications and services.

Pre-requisite: BNS-4253 Network Security

Job Opportunities and Career Pathway

BIT in Networking and Security graduates can be employed as:

  • System administrators
  • Support technicians
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Intelligence Analyst
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Specialist
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Developers and programmers who uses software and hardware to design, process, implement and mage information systems such as security, database services, healthcare information management and any other technical path related to the program

Prof. Dr. Mulhim Al Doori

Professor / College Dean

College of Information Technology

eMail: maldoori@uof.ac.ae

Phone: 09-2244499 local 300

Dr. Bassem Mohmoud Ali Mokhtar

Assistant Professor

College of Information Technology

eMail: bmokhtar@uof.ac.ae

Phone: 092244499 local 302

Dr. Ahmed Khalifa

Assistant Professor

College of Information Technology

eMail: akhalifa@uof.ac.ae

Dr. Korhan Cengiz

Assistant Professor

College of Information Technology

eMail:korhancengiz@uof.ac.ae