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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Multimedia (New Students)

College of Computing and Informatics
Computer Science
Study System
Total Credit Hours
123 Cr.Hrs
4 Years
Fall & Spring
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Multimedia

ITMM Program Overall Goals:

  1. To prepare students for IT Multimedia positions in industry or government,
  2. To prepare students for graduate study in IT Multimedia, and
  3. To provide a solid foundation in IT Multimedia that will allow graduates to adapt effectively in a quickly changing field.

ITMM Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Apply knowledge of IT Multimedia to the development of multimedia systems.
  2. Apply acquired skills and multimedia tools to integrate different media components to create complete multimedia systems.
  3. Blend the artistic design creativity and technological proficiency in analysis, design and development of multimedia systems.
  4. Understand the social and ethical issues that arise in their work and deal with them professionally.
  5. Communicate effectively and critically in both written documents and oral presentations.
  6. Work effectively in a team.
  7. Appreciate the need for lifelong learning and adapt to rapid technological changes

ITMM Program Learning Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

ITMM Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the program requirements, an IT Multimedia graduate should be able to:

  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. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Career Opportunities

Graduate from the IT Multimedia program will be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in related fields and seek careers as: Programmer, Application Designer, Application Developer, Systems Analyst, Data Mining Program Developer, Database Designer and Developer, Database Administrator, User Interface Designer, E-commerce Application Developer, Graphic designer, Game Designer and Developer, Product Design Specialist, Advertisement Designer, Web Developer, Audio/Video Production Specialist, Visual Effect Artist, Cinematic Artist, Technical Artist, 3D Tool Programmer, and Computer Animator.

Annual Enrolment and Graduation Statistics

BS IT Multimedia
Academic Year Enrolment Degrees Awarded
2015/2016 13 10
2016/2017 20 10
2017/2018 12 16
2018/2019 14 13
2019/2020 39 16
2020/2021 34  

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Program Overview
The program is designed to satisfy the curricular requirements of the ACM/IEEE-CS curricular task force and other relevant professional accreditation bodies, such as CSAC/CAAB. A student undertaking this program should complete a total of 123 credits distributed as follows:

BS in IT -Multimedia (123 credits)
  UR CR DR PR Total
Mandatory Core Credits 15 15 12 42 84
Support Credits - - 9 - 9
Electives Core Credits 9 - - 15 24
Free Elective Credits - - - 6 6
Total 24 15 21 63 123


I.  University Requirements

The list of the University required courses and their descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Sciences section in this bulletin

II. College Requirements

The college requirements are 15 credit hours that should be taken by all the students in the College of Sciences. The following 11 credits are mandatory:

Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1440131 Calculus I
3 None
1501116 Programming I
4 None
1440181 Statistics for Sciences
3 None
1440182 Statistics Lab
1 1440181

Students selects 4 credits from the following college requirements:

Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1420101 Chemistry I 4 None
1420102 Chemistry Lab I Pre/Co: 1420101
1450101 General Biology I                                4 None
1450107 General Biology Lab I Pre/Co: 1450101
Physics I for Sciences 4 None
1430116 Physics Lab I Pre/Co: 1430110

III. Department Requirements

The 21 credits of support courses are divided into 2 sets:

  • 12 credits of General Information Technology core courses
  • 9 credits of Support courses

The set of general IT core courses consists of the following 12 credits:

Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1501263 Intro. to Database Management Systems
3 1501116
1501341 Web Programming 3 1501116
1501250 Networking Fundamentals 3 1501214
1501443 Human Computer Interaction 3 1501341 or 1501247

The 9 credits of support courses offered by other departments for IT Multimedia students are:

Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1503431 Project Management 3 0303240 or 1501263
0302170 Principles of Marketing 3  
202227 Critical Reading and Writing 3 202112

IV. Program Requirements

The program requirements are divided into 4 sets:
  1. Multimedia compulsory core courses (42 credits)
  2. Multimedia program elective courses (15 credits)
  3. Support Courses (21 credits)
  4. General Free elective courses (6 credits)

The set of IT Multimedia core courses (42 credits) are the ones listed below:
Course # Course Title CrHrs Prerequisite
1501114 Problem Solving 3  
1501240 Graphics Design 3  
1501242 Interactive Multimedia 3 1501100
1501244 Design and Authoring 3 1501240, 1501242
1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design 3
1501214 Programming with Data Structures
3 1501116
1501393 Multimedia Junior Project 2 1501214
1501342 2D/3D Computer Animation
3 1501247
1501361 OO  Software Design and Implementation 3 1501214
1501398 CO-OP Summer Training 0 Junior/Senior standing
1501343 3D Design for Web 3 1501247
1501444 Game Design and Development 3 1501247
1501459 Information Security 3 1501214
1501465 Development of Web Applications 3 1501341, 1501263
1501496 Multimedia Senior Project 4 Senior standing


Multimedia elective courses (15 credits) are to be chosen from a list of courses offered by the Department. The support and core courses are preparatory courses which are designed to meet the breadth requirement in information technology. After completing the preparatory courses, students are to choose a total of 18 credits of multimedia elective courses from the following list:

Course # Course Title CrHrs Prerequisite
1501319 Programming Languages and Paradigms 3 1501214
1501330 Introduction To Artificial Intelligence
3 1501215, 1501279
Operating Systems 3 1501214
1501355 Computer Architecture 3 1501252
1501366 Software Engineering
3 1501361
Numerical Methods 3 1501116, 1440211
Introduction to Computer Vision & Image Processing 3 1501215 or 1501214
1501440 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3 1501215 or 1501214
1501441 Multimedia Technology
3 1501214
1501445 IT Application in E-Commerce 3 1501341
1501451 Computer Networks
3 1501352
1501458 Mobile Applications and Design 3 1501215 or 1501247
1501365 Advanced Database Systems 3 1501263
1501474 Compiler Design 3 1501372
1501490 Topics in Computer Science I 3 Junior / Senior standing
Topics in Computer Science II 3 Junior / Senior standing
1501492 Special Topics in IT 3 Junior / Senior standing


Each student registered in the IT Multimedia is required to take 6 credits (2 courses) as general free elective courses. Such courses can be taken from the university's pool of courses at large upon the approval of the academic advisor. These courses are intended to broaden the knowledge of students by combining studies from IT Multimedia with studies from other academic disciplines.  Appointment

Study Plan

The IT Multimedia program encompasses 123 credits hours that are spread over eight semesters and could be completed in four years. The following distribution of courses by semester facilitates student's normal progression through the study plan.

Year I, Semester 1 (18 Credits)
Course Title CrHrs Prerequisites
0201102 Arabic Language 3 None
0202112 English for Academic Purpose 3 None
1501100 Introduction to IT 3 None
1440131 Calculus I 3 None

Problem Solving




Graphic Design




Year I, Semester 2 (17 Credits)
Course Title CrHrs Prerequisites
0302200 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 None
  University Elective – 1 3  
1501116 Programming  I 4 None
1501242 Interactive Multimedia 3 1501100
  College Requirement 4  


Year 2, Semester 1 (15 Credits)
Course Title CrHrs Prerequisites
0101100 Islamic Culture 3 None
  University Elective - 2 3  
Design and Authoring 3 1501240, 1501242
1501214 Prog. with Data Structures 3 1501116
0202213 Critical Reading and Writing 3 2020112


Year 2, Semester 2 (16 Credits)
Course Title CrHrs Prerequisites
  University Elective - 3 3  
1440181 Statistics for Sciences 3 None
1440182 Statistics for Science Lab 1 1440181
0302220 Principles of Marketing 3 None
1501361 OO Software Design and Implementation 3 1501214
1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design 
3 1501116


Year 3, Semester 1 (14 Credits)
Course Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1501393 Multimedia Junior Project 2 1501214
1501263 Intr. to DB Management Sys 3 1501116
1501341 Web Programming 3 1501116
1501342 2D\3D Comp. Animation 3 1501247
  Program Elective - 1 3  


Year 3, Semester 2 (15 Credits)
Course Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1501250 Networking Fundamentals 3 1501214
1501343 3D Design for Web 3 1501247
1501443 Human Comp. Interaction 3 1501247; 1501341
1501459 Information Security 3 1501214
  General Free Elective - 1 3  


Year 4, Semester 1 (15 Credits)
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1501465 Development of Web App. 3 1501341, 1501263
1501444 Game Design and Dev. 3 1501247
0303370 Project Management 3 0303240 or 1501263
  Program Elective – 2 3  
  Program Elective - 3 3  


Year 4, Semester 2 (13Credits)
Course # Title CrHrs Prerequisites
1501496 Multimedia Senior Project 4 Senior Standing
  Program Elective – 4 3  
  Program Elective -  5 3  
  General Free Elective - 2 3  

Course Description

Courses in the proposed program that are offered in the Department of Computer Science start with (150X). The program of study contains courses that are offered by other departments as well as from outside the college. Consistent with the university policies, Computer Science courses in the IT Multimedia program will be assigned numbers of the form (150a ABC) where:


Program in the Department

0: Common to more than one IT program

1: Computer Science

2: IT Multimedia

3: IT Network (future program)

4: IT Business (future program)

A Year (level)  

Areas (as follows):

1: Basic Skills

2: Programming Languages

3: Social, Ethical and Professional Issues

4: Artificial Intelligence


5:  Graphics, Multimedia and Internet

6:  Systems and Architecture

7:  Database and Software Engineering

8:  Theoretical Foundations

9: Special Topics, Seminars and Projects

C Course sequence in area  

Courses in the proposed IT Multimedia program that are offered in the department of Computer Science start with (1501). The program of study contains courses that are offered by other departments as well as from outside the college. Consistent with the university policies, Computer Science courses in the program will be assigned numbers of the form (1501ABC).


A. Core Courses

Description of the core courses are given below:

1501100                                Introduction to IT (English)                                (2-2:3)

The Course explains what a computer is and what it can (and can't) do; it clearly explains the basics of information technology, from multimedia PCs to the internet and beyond. It illustrates how digital devices and networks affect our lives, our world, and our future. In addition, the course is intended to equip students with the necessary skills to use computer and essential software applications effectively in order to better prepare them for their professional careers. Prerequisite: None.

1501116                                Programming I                                                                     (3-2:4)

This course introduces basic program­ming techniques with a high level pro­gramming language. Topics include gen­eral introduction to computers and num­bering systems, program development process, variables, data types, expres­sions, selection and repetition structures, functions/procedures, text files, arrays, and pointers. Perquisite: None

1501263                                Introduction to Database Management Systems         (3-0:3)

This course explores how databases are designed, implemented, and used. The course emphasizes the basic concepts/terminology of the relational model and applications. The students will learn database design concepts, data models (the Entity-Relationship and the Relational Model), SQL functional dependencies and normal forms. The students will gain experience working with a commercial database management system. Prerequisite: 1501116 Programming I.

1501341                                Web Programming                                                              (3-0:3)

Introduction to HyperText Markup Language (HTML5): Tags, headers, text style, fonts, line breaks, rules, linking, images, lists, tables, forms, and frames. Semantic tags, Canvas, Geolocation, JQuery, Drag and Drop. Dynamic HTML: Cascading Style Sheets: Inline styles, external style sheets, backgrounds, positioning elements, text flow and box model. Filters: Flip, grayscale, sepia, saturate, hue-rotate, invert, opacity, blur, brightness, contrast, drop-shadow. JavaScrip: A simple program, memory concepts, assignment operators, decision making, control structures, if-else, while, repetition, for, switch, do/while, functions, arrays. Object Model and Collections: all, children. Event Model: OnClick, OnLoad, OnError, OnMouseMove, OnMouseOver, OnMouseOut, OnFocus, OnBlur, OnSubmit, OnReset. Multimedia. DHTMLMenu builder. PHP and databases. Prerequisite: 1501116 Programming I.

1501250                                Networking Fundamentals                                                (3-0:3)

Foundation knowledge for computer networks and communications. Topics include basic network design, layered communications models, IP addressing and subnets, and industry standards for networking media and protocols, with an emphasis on TCP/IP protocol suite and Ethernet environments. Prerequisite: 1501214 Programming with Data Structures.

1501443                                Human Computer Interaction                                          (3-0:3)

Introduction to concepts centered on Human Computer Interaction from hardware and software perspectives. Topics include design principles, usability principles and engineering, solving user-centered problems, device interaction, and graphical user interface design (2D and 3D interfaces). Prerequisite: 1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design and 1501341 Web Programming.

1501114                                Problem Solving                                                                   (3-0:3)

General methods of problem solving and principles of algorithmic design using flowcharts and pseudo-code. Applications will be drawn from different domains. Perquisite: None.

1501240                                Graphic Design                                                                     (2-2:3)

This course is concerned with the basic elements and concepts of design and typography. The hands-on nature adopted is the key to successfully attain the stated course objectives. The course combines practical exercises, workshops, presentations along with major theoretical foundations in the domain. Perquisite: None.

1501242                                Interactive Multimedia                                                      (2-2:3)

Multimedia Definition, Multimedia in our life (Business, Education, Communication, Entertainment), Editing and  generating media elements: text, images, audio and video, authoring tools and systems, multimedia tools and applications, Implementing and  Broadcasting Multimedia elements into WWW. Prerequisite: 1501100 Introduction to IT

1501244                                Design and Authoring                                                         (2-2:3)

Using multimedia authoring programs, students create interactive presentations for publication on local, mobile or web platform. Topics include advanced tools within the software programs, importing and controlling video and audio, importing graphics and animation. Also, the use of emerging platforms to create web-enabled interactive sites, apps, that accounts for the basics of contemporary concepts in HCI, interactivity and user experience design. Prerequisite: 1501240 Graphic Design & 1501242 Interactive Multimedia.

1501247                                Multimedia Programming & Design                                                  (3-0:3)

This course covers practical and advanced programming concepts in the context of multimedia software. Students will explore fundamental programming issues applied to the use and representation of sound, graphics, animation, and text.  They will be introduced to the key ideas of event-driven programming and object-oriented programming using primarily Java as the programming language.  They will work with sophisticated programming aids such as integrated development environments, along with the use of JFCs and/or large code libraries. Prerequisite: 1501116 Programming 1.

1501214                                Programming with Data Structures                 (2-2:3)

This course introduces object oriented programming paradigm, classes and data abstraction; inheritance; templates; recursion; searching and sorting algorithms; linear data structures: lists, stacks, queues. Non-linear data structures: binary trees, and graphs.   Prerequisite: 1501116 Programming I.

1501393                                Multimedia Junior Project                                                 (0-2:2)

This course introduces many skills and perspectives using Multimedia information technology. Topics will vary. Students work in a team to design and if required create a prototype pf a multimedia system. At the end students present the current status of the project and the final report. The main implementation of the project will continue in the Multimedia Senior Project course. Prerequisite: 1501214 Programming with Data Structures.

1501342                                2D/3D Computer Animation                                            (3-0:3)

This course presents a number of concepts in 2D and 3D computer animation. The concepts of animation in both object space and view and lighting space (camera control, and dynamic lighting) will be covered. Fundamental principles of animation, major techniques for 2D and 3D animation: raster and vector animations, key-framing, tweening, morphing, linear and non-linear interpolation will be introduced. The concepts of 3D animation such as physics-based animation, particle system, along with 3D camera and lighting animation, forward and inverse kinematics for motion capture will be covered. Prerequisite: 1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design. 

1501361                        Object Oriented Software Design and Implementation     (3-0:3)

The course teaches the essential skills in object-oriented analysis and design in Universal Modeling Language (UML).    The course introduces the students to the software life cycle, requirements, analysis, system design, and implementation. Prerequisite: 1501214 Programming with Data Structures.

1501398                                CO-OP Summer Training                                                    (0-0:0)

This course aims to provide students with practical training, concentrating on their fields of study, and to enhance their abilities to communicate with industry, and real life projects. Summer Training Program provides students with knowl­edge, skills, abilities and opportunities required for success in their studies and workplace. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.

1501343                                3D Design for Web                                                              (2-2:3)

This course covers a complete introduction to modeling, animating, and rendering while learning to build a 3D scene from plans and bring it to life.  The course covers modeling, material creation, animation and global illumination lighting, and creating a more realistic virtual environment. Learn complex modeling techniques, customizing the user interface, scene composition, background photo compositing and material mapping. Prerequisite: 1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design.

1501444                                Game Design and Development                                       (3-0:3)

How games function to create experiences, including rule design, play mechanics, game balancing, social game interaction and the integration of visual, audio, tactile and textual elements into the total game experience. Students will design and implement a game for desktop or mobile devices. Prerequisite: 1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design.

1501459                                Information Security                                                           (3-0:3)

Definition of Computer Security, CIA and DAD Triads. Access Control Methodologies, Subjects and Objects, Access Control Models. Security Policies, Security Administration Tools. Handling Security Incidents, Common Types of Attacks. Firewall Security, Perimeter Security Devices, Types of Firewalls. Network and Server Attacks and Penetration, Phases of Control, Methods of Taking Control. Cryptology, Secret-Key Cryptography, Bit Generators, History of ciphers, Data Encryption Standard, Advanced Encryption Standard. Number Theory, Primality, Integer Factorization, Congruence, Hash Functions. Public-Key Cryptography, trapdoor one-way functions, Secure Key-Exchange Protocol, different Cryptosystems, Digital Signatures, Database Security, Secret Sharing Scheme. Prerequisite: 1501214 Programming With Data Structures.

1501465                                Development of Web Applications                                  (3-0:3)

The course primarily emphasizes the underlying concepts rather than the current hot tools to web-based database applications. It discusses the three-tier architecture commonly used in web-based database applications. Also, the course briefly introduces the tools to build web-based database applications, such as PHP, MySQL, Apache, HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP and Javascripts. Prerequisite: 1501263 Intro. to Database Management Systems & 1501341 Web Programming.

1501496                                Multimedia Senior Project                                (0-4:4)

This course is a continuation of the 1501393 Multimedia Junior Project. Student will finalize the project started in the previous semester. All projects are group projects. Generally, a group has two to three students. Under special conditions (e.g. limited number of students) a single student might be allowed to work on the project. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

B.   Core Elective Courses

Descriptions of the core electives are given below:

1501319                                Programming Languages and Paradigms                                       

This course covers the fundamental concepts of programming languages (PL) and paradigms. It focuses on the design issues of the various languages constructs and the criteria used for evaluating PL and PL constructs. It covers the role of programming languages and primary formal methods for describing the syntactic and semantics structure of PLs. It also covers the design issues for imperative languages and examines data abstractions which support Object Oriented Programming, Functional Programming, and Logical Programming. Prerequisite: 1501214 Programming With Data Structures.

1501330                                Introduction to Artificial Intelligence                              (3-0:3)

This course will provide an introduc­tion to the fundamental concepts and techniques in the field of artificial intel­ligence. Topics covered in the course include: problem solving and search, logic and knowledge representation, planning, reasoning and decision-mak­ing in the presence of uncertainty, and machine learning. Areas of application such as knowledge representation, natu­ral language processing, expert systems, and robotics will be explored. AI pro­gramming languages (LISP/Prolog) will also be introduced. Prerequisite: 1501215 Data Structures and 1501279 Discrete Structures

1501352                                Operating Systems                                                              (3-0:3)

This course covers the history of operating systems. Processes: IPC, process scheduling, process synchronization, and deadlock. I/O: principles of I/O hardware and software, disks and clocks. Memory management: Swapping, paging, virtual memory and page replacement algorithms. File systems: Examples of some popular operating systems such as Unix, Linux, and Windows.  Prerequisite: 1501214 Programming With Data Structures.

1501355                                Computer Architecture                                                     (3-0:3)

This course covers the core concepts of computer architecture design. The main focus is on key principles for high-per­formance and low-cost design. It cov­ers in details logical design of computer systems. Topics include reduced instruc­tion set computer architecture (RISC), using the MIPS central processor as an example, interface between assembly and high level programming constructs and hardware, interrupt systems, instruction and memory cache systems, parallelism, pipeline architecture and multiproces­sors. Prerequisite: 1501252 Computer Organization & Assembly Language.

1501366                                Software Engineering                                                         (3-0:3)

Follows the formal software life cycle from the requirement, specification, and design phases through construction of actual software. Topics include models for the software life cycle, object-ori­ented analysis and design, management of software projects, CASE tools, veri­fication and testing techniques, software quality assurance, and issues related to maintenance and delivery. Prerequisite: 1501361 OO Software Design and Implementation.

1501370                                Numerical Methods                                                            (3-0:3)   

The objectives are to introduce basic principles and techniques of computational methods and their algorithms for solving real mathematical problems that arise in science and engineering. At the end of the course, the students should be able to understand the behavior of numbers when calculated by computers. In addition, students should know the theory and application of different numerical techniques to solve mathematical problems. Prerequisite: 1501116 Programming I , 1440211 Linear Algebra I

1501433                         Introduction to Computer Vision and Image Processing    (3-0:3)

Introduction to the basic concepts in computer vision and image processing: An introduction to low-level image analysis methods, including image formation, edge detection, feature detection, line fitting, and image segmentation. Camera models, Image transformations (e.g., warping, morphing, and mosaics) for image synthesis. Background subtraction and tracking, Motion and video analysis. Applications such as optical character recognition, action recognition or face recognition may also be introduced. Prerequisite: 1501215 Data Structures or 1501214 Programming With Data Structures.

1501440                                Introduction to Computer Graphics                (3-0:3)

This course presents an introduction on Hardware and software components of graphics systems, also it covers the following topics: Output and filled data primitives, OpenGL, geometric transformations, viewing pipeline, clipping, and windowing, viewing transformations, data structures and vector tools for graphics (lines, planes, dot product, cross product, visible surface detection and illumination models), 2D animations, and curves. Prerequisite: 1501215 Data Structures or 1501214 Programming With Data Structures.

1501441                               Multimedia Technology                                                      (3-0:3)

The course emphasizes underlying con­cepts rather than how to use the current multimedia tools. Topics covered by the course include introduction to multime­dia, multimedia authoring, image and video representation, color basics, funda­mental concepts of video, basics of digi­tal audio, lossless and lossy compression algorithms, image and video compres­sion standard, and content-based image and video retrieval. Prerequisite: 1501215 Data Structures or 1501214 Programming With Data Structures.

1501445                                IT Application in E-Commerce                                           (3-0:3)

This course prepares students to understand e-commerce architecture, e-commerce models, their legal, ethical and social issues. They will also be able to design and develop web sites with dynamic web content, and to integrate web solutions into the organization's information system. The course focuses on many techniques for e-commerce applications such as displaying product catalogue, applying shopping carts, handling online transactions. Prerequisite: 1501341 Web Programming.

1501451                                Computer Networks                                                          (3-0:3)

Network uses. Network components. Network classification and services. Network architectures. Network proto­cols and their performance. Study of spe­cific protocols, methods, and algorithms for framing, flow control, error detection and correction, medium access, routing, congestion control, internetworking, addressing, connection establishment and release, multiplexing, and fragmenta­tion. Overview of Internet application protocols, resources, and services. Prerequisite: 1501352 Operating Systems.

1501458                                Mobile Applications & Design                                           (3-0:3)

This course focuses on the fundamentals of mobile applications development. It covers mobile and wireless network technologies from a software developer's perspective. The students will be exposed to several different markup as well as the techniques that can be used to generate this technology for the wide range of wireless devices. Furthermore, students will gain hands on experience in developing mobile applications for iOS devices. Prerequisite: 1501215 Data Structures or 1501247 Multimedia Programming & Design.

1501365                                Advanced Database Systems                                             (3-0:3)

This course will build on the concepts introduced in 1501263. The students will be exposed to more advanced topics and implementation related aspects of database management systems such as object databases, XML data queryign, file structures, indexing, query optimization, transaction processing, concurrency control, and database recovery. Prerequisite: 1501263 Introduction to Database Management Systems.

1501474                                Compiler Design                                                                  (3-0:3)

This course introduces students to the theory and implementation of compiler construction. It covers symbol tables, lexical analysis, syntax analysis, semantic analysis and code generation. This course includes a substantial project component, in which students will construct and implement all stages of a compiler for a subset of a general purpose programming language. Prerequisite: 1501372 Formal Languages & Automata Theory.

1501490                                Topics in Computer Science I                                             (3-0:3)

This course involves special topics in Computer Science. The course usually introduces advanced/specialized areas that are not currently offered as regular courses in the computer Science curri­cula. The topic depends on the interest of the instructor and those of the senior students. Prerequisite: Junior / Senior standing.

1501491                                Topics in Computer Science II                                            (3-0:3)

This course involves special topics in Computer Science. The course usually introduces advanced/specialized areas that are not currently offered as regular courses in the computer Science curri­cula. The topic depends on the interest of the instructor and those of the senior students. Prerequisite: Junior / Senior standing.

1501492                                Special Topics in IT                                                               (3-0:3)

This course involves special topics in IT Multimedia. The course usually introduces advanced/specialized areas that are not currently offered as regular courses in the computer Science curri­cula. The topic depends on the interest of the instructor and those of the senior students. Prerequisite: Junior / Senior standing.