The Department of Information Technology (IT) is one of the five departments in College of Computer and Information Sciences. Department of IT is the first female only department (students and faculty members) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since the department’s foundation in 1408, it was launched as Computer Application Department, and hence changed to the current name Department of Information technology in 1425. In addition, the department hosts a number of academia’s elite in a range of IT fields.
In light of the ever changing and merging between computing fields, Information Technology became a vital and multidisciplinary specialization that is unique in both research and academia. Information Technology forms the infrastructure of business, government, and academia; it is the enabler of the information age. Information Technology as a discipline has been recognized by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as a peer in the menu of academic computing disciplines. In addition, and inspired by today's world dependents on Information Technology and its applications, these are, and will continue to be the driving force of every industry in the world.
The department offers a bachelor of science program consisting of three tracks: Cybersecurity track, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence track, and Network and IoT track; and The Master of Science program in Information Technology courses and thesis tracks. The BSc IT and MSc IT programs come to achieve one of the strategic objectives of the department, which is to contribute to the development of knowledge that serves the goals of Vision 2030 of the Kingdom for digital transformation. The study plan and courses can be found in the programs link. I invite you to browse the site of the department to see the study plan and courses for both programs as well as the list of faculty members.
Dr. Nora Al Twairesh