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3 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS Welcome to the University of Sharjah Welcome to the University of Sharjah (UOS), a university providing first-class education to students from the UAE, Arab countries, and to students from around the globe. The University of Sharjah offers academic programs in a broad range of disciplines that truly define it as a world-class university. Programs cover an impressive range of fields and scope including the Arts, humanities and social sciences, Islamic studies and Sharia law, international and civil law, communications and the media, the sciences, business, engineering and architecture, fine arts and design, medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, health sciences and community college programs. Studying at the University of Sharjah, a prominent and comprehensive university, offers many advantages. You will be exposed to numerous course and program options that will allow you to combine disciplines so that you may participate actively in addressing both today’s challenges and those of the future. You will also enjoy the flexibility of choosing from a wide range of options the program that best matches your talents, aptitude and interests. Lastly, at the University of Sharjah, you will experience a wonderful journey of self-discovery and learning that will bring your best abilities to the forefront. Contents 1 2 3 4 06 12 14 The College Of Computing and Informatics Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Information Technology- Multimedia Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science in Business information system Graduate Programs Graduate Programs 5 6 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Business information system

4 The creation of the College is meant to fulfill the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, to offer emerging and state of the art programs at the University of Sharjah to serve the UAE national agenda, which stress on cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart cities and systems, biomedical and health informatics, computing and IT applications in all areas of national, social and scientific development, including the knowledge economy, health care, the environment and many other areas. College of Computing and Informatics

5 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS Bachelor of Science in Computer Science The Computer Science program at the University of Sharjah is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in the field of computing as well as “hands-on” training and experience with a variety of applications and meets accreditation breadth requirements across the entire discipline of computing. Furthermore, students are required to take a number of advanced elective courses in some of the major subject areas of computing to satisfy accreditation depth requirements in computer science. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Multimedia The Information Technology Multimedia (IT Multimedia) program provides a blend of multimedia digital technology and creative arts education through various subjects such as computer animation and video effects, game design and development, graphic design, 3D visualization, human computer interaction, and e-commerce. Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems The department of Information Systems offers a B.Sc. degree in Business Information Systems (BIS). BIS is the application of information technology to support business activities. It includes the planning, development, management, and use of information technology tools to help people perform business processes related to information processing and management. The Business Information Systems (BIS) major integrates the study of information technology (IT) with the study of business to equip students with a solid foundation in business and management to prepare them as IT professionals responsible for developing and managing business information systems. Career opportunities in this exciting and dynamic field include positions as information systems analysts, business analysts, database developers, database administrators, website developers, and project manager among others. The BISS discipline brings together the various business areas of information technology and quantitative analytical techniques. This program provides the theory and methodology to analyze, design, implement, and manage an organization’s information technology and systems. The Department of Information Systems is keenly aware of the technological developments and dynamic changes that characterize today’s world. These changes pose significant challenges for BIS graduates. Our program helps our students keep abreast of the latest IT developments and market changes. To maintain the currency of its program, through a process of continuous development, the department has recently updated its degree program by including within its curriculum a heavy dose of practice-driven components. Our new program components will be introduced Fall 2019-2020. VISION To be a leading college of computing and informatics in education, research, and community service. MISSION 1. Educate and train future IT talent for national and international communities. 2. Expand to embrace emerging fields in computing and informatics. 3. Develop a strong culture of research and innovation. 4. Engage communities through scholarship, service and economic development.

6 Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a systematic study of algorithmic processes that create, describe, and transform information. The Computer Science program is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in the field of computing as well as practical experience with a variety of computer applications. ABET accredited The field of computer science is highly dynamic and the Computer Science department develops and enhances its curriculum continuously to cope with and accommodate our rapidly changing world. The Department of Computer Science offers a world-class program that thoroughly prepares students for advanced careers within the computer industry. The department has seen rapid growth since its establishment and thus exhibits strengths in information retrieval, robotics, artificial intelligence, databases, data mining, computer vision, software engineering, computer graphics, theoretical computer science, networking, and multimedia technologies. The Department of Computer Science is part of the College of Computing and Informatics and offers a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science. It aims to accomplish the following: • Provide students with a broad knowledge of Computer Science. • Develop students’ abilities in analyzing, designing, implementing, and testing complete software systems.

7 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS • Develop students’ capabilities in critical thinking and in communicating their ideas. • Develop students’ teamwork skills. • Equip students with the skills and knowledge, based on feedback from potential employers and alumni necessary for their professional careers and for pursuing post-graduate studies. • Nurture students’ understanding of their personal, professional and ethical responsibilities. • Motivate students for continued self-development through life-long learning and professional development. UNPARALLELED RESOURCES Most of the courses in our department require hands-on experience. The department has dedicated a considerable number of laboratories, equipped with state-of-theart computers and resources, to give students practical experience. In addition, the University provides its own computing facilities. Networking: Departmental computing resources are distributed across twelve different general labs, three specialized labs, faculty and staff offices and one resource room. All equipment is networked through a high-speed 100 Mbps Ethernet connection, and is connected to the University-wide network and to the Internet through highspeed access connections. Equipment: Departmental equipment is considerable and includes 250 Windows-based PCs with stat of the art Intel micro processors. The department also operates two MAC labs, which contain 50 workstations. Networking Lab: The CS Department has two labs on the men’s and women’s campuses, especially designed and equiped for computer network experiments. PROGRAM OF STUDY The Computer Science program at the University of Sharjah is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in the field of computing as well as “hands-on” training and experience with a variety of applications andmeets accreditation breadth requirements across the entire discipline of computing. Furthermore, students are required to take a number of advanced elective courses in some of the major subject areas of computing to satisfy accreditation depth requirements in computer science. The program encompasses several subjects such as: • Algorithms and data structures • Numerical and symbolic computation • Computer architecture and design • Operating systems and networks • Artificial intelligence and robotics • Programming languages • Database and information retrieval • Software methodology and engineering. • Graphics, multimedia, and human computer interaction. • Theory of computing and computer interaction. AFTER GRADUATION Graduates from this program will be qualified for positions in many areas including software design and development, system analysis, e-commerce application development, database systems design and development, database administration, network design and administration, multimedia software design and development, game design and development, user-interface designing, IT project management, IT consultancy and teaching. Faculty in the Department of Computer Science have won a variety of honours and awards over the years, including regional, national and higher education awards and honours. Our faculty and graduate students consistently produce research that has been published in high-impact journals. Our students, both graduate and undergraduate, excel on national and international platforms. For instance, several of our graduate students have been given scholarships to continue their higher studies in top international universities, and many of students have been employed by leading local and international companies, such Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and Etisalat.

8 Bachelor of Science in ABET accredited Information Technology- Multimedia The IT Multimedia program provides fusion of multimedia digital technology and creative arts education that prepares you for a number of career options such as; computer animation, video effects and game design and development, graphic design, 3D visualization, multimedia development for mobile devices and electronic commerce. There is a growing demand on the part of employers for multimedia graduates with broad training. In addition to a strong broad foundation, this program offers a blend of digital technologies and creative arts and introduces you to a wide range of multimedia design, production, management, and evaluation skills. The world around you is rapidly changing and as a student of today and a designer of tomorrow, you will need well-rounded practical experience and a strong theoretical education upon which you can build a lifetime career in this ever-changing world in which we live.

9 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS IT Multimedia education equips you with the necessary tools you need to start with a problem and move through the entire process from concepts all the way to the realization of the final product. You will learn how to realize the ideas that you imagine today. All students will participate in practical projects and develop a portfolio. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to work in and shape the digital world of the 21st century. PROGRAM OF STUDY The IT Multimedia program provides a blend of multimedia digital technology and creative arts education through various subjects such as computer animation and video effects, game design and development, graphic design, 3D visualization, human computer interaction, and electronic commerce. Through course projects that involve animation and web design, video and sound editing, compositing, scripting, and interface design. The IT Multimedia program provides students with a comprehensive conceptual and technical education. The IT Multimedia program will focus on the entire design process from the initial concept, to the design, prototyping, testing, and the delivery of the final product. The IT Multimedia program prepares students to become artistically creative and technologically proficient to design the next generation of multimedia rich applications and products. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to work in and shape the digital world of the 21st century AFTER GRADUATION The knowledge and skills students acquire in the IT Multimedia programwill providegraduateswith thenecessaryqualifications to assume careers in a wide range of public and private sector industries here in the UAE and overseas. The UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, have become a global media hub in the region where media-related businesses thrive together. The strategic location of the University of Sharjah provides easy access to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the other emirates that are hosting large media organizations, such as the International Media Production Zone, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Internet City, Fujairah Creative City, Ras Al Khaimah Media Free Zone and Film City and SmartCity. Career opportunities in this program include computer animation, user interface design, multimedia development, web application design, video game design, digital video and audio effects. Students receive exposure to these applications in the classroom where they also gain practical experience. Future Opportunities • Marketing Designer • User Interface Designer/Artist • Graphic designer • Game Designer & Developer • Product Design Specialist • Advertisement Designer • Web Developer • Audio/Video Production Specialist • Visual Effect Artist • Mobile Phone Game Designer • Cinematic Artist • Technical Artist • 3D Tool Programmer • Computer Animator • Visualization Specialist

10 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Computer Engineering is a hybrid study of basic electrical engineering, modern electronics, and computer hardware and software. This includes the design of the electronics (hardware) of the computer, the design of the software (system and applications software), and the interconnection of computer systems into a network. Computer engineers provide the key building blocks in our modern information technology-based society from improved software systems and high-speed computers to advanced integrated circuits (ICs) and next-generation communication networks. Graduates from the Computer Engineering program gain knowledge, practice, and design capabilities in the following areas: • Information and Network Security: Computer engineers design and implement cryptography mechanisms, protocols, software and hardware systems to protect the Internet and information systems fromhostile attacks and security threats. ABET accredited

11 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS Career Opportunities • Network Engineer • Cybersecurity Engineer • Computer Systems Engineer • System Architecture Engineer • Computer Hardware design • Wireless Network Engineer • Robotic Engineer • Cloud Computing Engineer • Software Engineer • Embedded Firmware Engineer • Application Engineer • Autonomous Vehicle Engineer • Intelligent Systems Engineer • • Communications and Networks: Computer engineers design and build faster communication networks, and network applications. • Software: Computer engineers design and implement software for Internet search engines, gaming, mobile devices, multimedia applications, and medical imaging. • Hardware and Embedded Systems: Computer engineers design and build embedded hardware and software systems for general purpose computers as well as airplanes, robots, smart appliances, mobile phones, media players, etc… Computer technologyandrelatedapplications suchas telecommunications and networking systems are advancing at a very rapid pace. A modern computer engineering curriculum needs to be dynamic to accommodate the inevitable challenges of the future. It also needs to be thoroughly founded in the original theories of electronics, hardware and software design. PROGRAM OF STUDY As a student, you will spend your first year learning the fundamentals of mathematics and sciences. As you advance in the program, you will study required departmental courses covering the main areas of computer engineering which include programming, data structures and algorithm design, operating systems, digital design, microprocessor design, computer architecture, networking, information security, and embedded systems design. These courses give the computer engineering student a strong foundation in the various disciplines of computer engineering. Students receive theoretical information in weekly lectures and tutorial sessions. In addition, most of the core courses include practical hands-on experience in a laboratory environment. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Careers include work with computer systems or as network designers, digital systems designers, IT security officers, embedded integrated circuit designers, and software and web developers.

12 Bachelor of Science in Business information system The Department of BIS offers a 123-credit hour B.Sc. program, which is designed to provide a balance between theory and practice and give students the opportunity to develop IT skills through hands-on problem solving and laboratory practice. The BIS program focuses on the tools, techniques, and technologies used in the analysis, design, development, and management of information systems. The program includes the following areas of discipline: Computer programming, systems analysis and design, database management, business networking and telecommunications, and Internet computing.

13 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS Vision: Our department prepares students for professional careers in business by focusing on the practical applications of information technology within the business world. Our department further aims to provide quality research in order to serve the rapidly changing information technology needs of the Gulf region. BIS Program Goals: (A) Provide students with fundamental knowledge in the field of information systems. (B) Develop the ability to apply knowledge and skills in information systems to solve business problems. (C) Acquire the ability to evaluate and develop organizational information systems. (D) Understand life cycle management of information systems projects. (E) Develop teamwork and leadership skills. Program Outcomes-Business Information Systems (BIS): 1. Describe basic theories in information systems. 2. Utilize information systems to develop effective business solutions. 3. Utilize information systems capabilities, tools, and resources to support relevant organizational decisions. 4. Work effectively as a member of a team and on different roles within a team. 5. Analyze, design, and build model information systems solutions. 6. Manage project life cycle development activities. Unparalleled Resources: The BIS program at the University of Sharjah is staffed by a group of dedicated and highly qualified faculty members who possess education and training from various leading international institutions. The BIS degree program has been re-structured and streamlined to better equip its graduates with the skills and tools in high demand in today’s business world. The program enjoys modern computer laboratories equipped with the latest software tools required to support the teaching needs of specific courses. Additionally, the University is currently completing the construction of two new libraries housed with state-of-the-art library resources for the University community. Program of Study: The BIS degree programrequires the completion of 123 credit hours, of which 24 credit hours areUniversity requirements, 54 credit hours are college requirements, and 45 credit hours are program requirements. The program requirements (45 credit hours) break down as follows: Specialization compulsory core courses (24 credits), specialization electives (6 credits), and a chosen minor (15 credits). Approved minors include Accounting, Finance, Public Sector Management, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Human Resource Management, and Economics. The specialization compulsory requirements include the following 8 courses: Database Management, Business Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Business Data Telecom and Networks, Information Security, Project Management, Internship in BIS and Project in BIS. The specialization electives (2 courses} are chosen from the following list of electives: Advanced Business Programming, Customer Relationship Management Systems, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Enterprise Systems and Decision Support Systems.

14 SCIENCES MASTER PROGRAMS Master of Science in Computer Science The Computer Science Graduate Program is designed to further explore the fields of computing and open doors to leadership positions in companies and to doctoral studies at internationally recognized universities. As a student in the M.Sc. Computer Science program, you will develop theoretical knowledge of computer science and problem-solving and analytical skills. The Department of Computer Science offers two types of M.Sc. programs: Thesis-based and Project-based. Thesis-Based M.Sc. Program The Department of Computer Science offers an accredited thesis-based M.Sc. program. In the thesis-based M.Sc. program, students are required to complete 34 credit hours as follows: • Three 3 credit graduate core courses • Research methodology course (1 credit) • Five 3 credit graduate elective courses • The thesis (9 credits) to be conducted in a specific area The thesis consists of a thorough integrated literature survey in a specific area, a critical analysis of approaches and results, and a discussion of areas requiring further work. In addition, it includes a report on the research undertaken by the student. The thesis report must constitute sufficient evidence of the student’s mastery of the research area. Further, an examination committee will review the thesis to determine whether or not it meets the standards set forth by the University, and will conduct an oral examination to test the candidate’s knowledge of the thesis subject and related fields. Graduate Programs

15 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS Master of Science in Computer Engineering The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Sharjah offers a Master’s program in Computer Engineering that prepares its graduates to confidently confront the challenges of the information technology revolution and prepares them for highly rewarding careers by providing advanced knowledge and skills. The department aspires to deliver world-class engineering programs and excellence in teaching and research. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Computer Engineering The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Sharjah is offering a new PhD program in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Fall 2018-19. The program is designed to suit students who are interested to be researchers in the field of study of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Graduate Career Opportunities: BIS is an integrative field. BIS professionals are the “communication bridge” between business needs and technology. This means that you will have to understand how to figure out how things work, solve problems, communicate what you found, and learn many new things on a regular basis. It is a dynamic field, and it takes dynamic people to do well in it. People, who can think fast, work hard, and balance many things, should really think about BIS. Here is only a sample of the kinds of BIS jobs: • Business Analyst • Business IT Consultant • Systems Analyst & Designer • IT Project Manager • Decision Support Systems Designer & Developer • Business intelligence Specialist • Database Analyst and Designer • Electronic Commerce Applications Developer • CRM Systems Specialist • ERP Systems Specialist • Knowledge Manager • Technical Support Specialist • IT User Liaison Where Can BIS Graduates Work? • Banks and Financial Institutions • Authorities and Municipalities • Dubai Internet City • Dubai Silicon Oasis • Hospitals and Medical Institutions • Airports and Airline Companies • Anyplace where information management matters • Petroleum Industry • Educational Institutions Optional Certificates: • Microsoft Certificates (ex. Microsoft Project Manager). • Business networking certificate with CISCO. • Database certificates with Oracle and Microsoft. • Business Intelligence certificates. • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) certificate with Microsoft Dynamics. • Business Application Certificate. • Project Management Certificate from Project Management Institute (PMI). Future Programs · Ph.D. Computer Science · M.Sc. Biomedical And Health Informatics · M.Sc. Information Security · M.Sc. Data Science · B.Sc. Cyber Security Engineering · B.Sc. Software Engineering

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