Bachelor of Computer and Networking Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree Program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
132 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer

The Bachelor of Computer and Networking Engineering Technology is designed to meet the skill needs of a world driven by ever-advancing technology. It combines engineering skills with the solid business principles that are needed to thrive in an enterprise-oriented world. With a hands-on approach that delivers less theory and more technology, you will gain plenty of practical experience right from the first year, to build a strong skill set upon graduation.

Through a modern educational approach and state-of-the art facilities, the program will give you a firm grounding in key engineering disciplines, including: Database Driven Web Applications; LAN and WAN Technologies; Network Security and Administration; Network Operating Systems; and Wireless Networks, as well as critical business skills including entrepreneurship, communication and problem solving. Admission to the program requires 60% or more in the UAE High School Certificate (or its equivalent).


The objective of the Bachelor of Computer and Networking Engineering Technology is to ensure that you acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully in the modern world as a network professional. CNET graduates have a 100% employment rate due to their strong and broad skills in the computer network, software and hardware technology domain.

The program will prepare you for certifications such as CCNA, Network+ and MCSA, and instill a sense of professional responsibility that will enable you to continue your development throughout your career. It offers a direct link to the Cisco Networking Academy program, which is a dynamic educational program that teaches students relevant technology skills. Students will be able to write the globally recognized CCNA exam upon graduation, which will increase their competitiveness in the global marketplace and open doors to different employment opportunities.

Career opportunities

There is a strong demand for networking professionals in the UAE and wider region. This degree offers excellent prospects for employment in disciples including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Internet Network Specialist
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Database Designer
  • System Analyst

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 15 9 24
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 21 - 21
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 81 6 87
Total 117 15 132

University Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Total
Credit Hours
1) Languages, Mathematics and Islamic Culture (15 Cr.H.)
LNG 181 English I for Engineering & Computing   3
LNG 182 English II for Engineering & Computing LNG 181 3
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills LNG 182 3
GED 198E Islamic Culture   3
MTH 112 Calculus I Pass Math Placement test or MTH-012 3
2) Humanities: Students should select one course from the following pool:  (3 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation   3
GED 252E Critical Thinking LNG 172 3
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life LNG 172 3
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking LNG-172 3
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture LNG-172, GED-198E 3
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today’s World LNG 172 3
GED 140E Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship   3
GED 196E Communication Skills in Arabic 1   3
3) Science & Technology: Students should take the one course from the following pool: (3 credits)
BIO 101 Human Biology   3
SHS 103 Chemistry   3
SWS 361 Introduction to GIS   3
GED 125E Ecosystems and Human Health - I   3
ENV 201 Principles of Environmental Sciences   3
GED 132 Science and Technology in Society   3
GED 195E Descriptive Geometry   3
4) Social & Culture : Students should take one course: (3 credits)
GED 199E UAE Society   3

Core Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Total
Credit Hours
MTH 130 Probability and Statistics MTH-112 3
SWS 110 Programming I None 3
NET 101 Digital Logic None 3
SWS 316 Programming II SWS-110 3
NET 112 Computer Architecture NET-101 3
NET 110 Computer Network Fundamentals   3
BUS 310 Project Management completion of 60 Cr.H 3

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Total
Credit Hours
EBU 200 e-Business Fundamentals   3
MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics 1 pass Math Placement test or MTH 012 3
BUS 120 Financial Analysis   3
NET 120 LAN Switching & Routing NET-110 3
SWS 213 Database Design   4
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing None 3
NET 111 Operating Systems Fundamentals NET-112 3
BUS 410 Entrepreneurship in the New Economy   3
NET 210 WAN Technologies NET-120 3
NET 121 Network Operating Systems NET-111 4
SWS 211 System Analysis & Design SWS-316 3
MKT 360 Customer Relationship Management MKT-201 3
NET 220 Network Security and Administration NET-120 3
NET 221 Communication Technology NET-120 3
SWS 320 Operational Research MTH-120 3
NET 222 Wireless Networks NET-221 3
NET 310 Network Management NET-120 & SWS-316 3
NET 323 Voice/ IP Convergence NET-110 3
NET 320 Advanced Switching & Routing NET-210 3
NET 214 Network Programming SWS-316, NET-110, SWS-213 3
ENG 320 Internship 90 Cr. H. + CGPA ≥2.0 2
NET 411 Network Design Project NET-310 2
NET 410 Enterprise Network Design NET-222 3
NET 412 Applied Research Project MTH-130, SWS-320 2
EBU 450 E-Business Consulting Project Final Semester 3
ENG 400 Graduation Project -1 Completed 100 Cr.H 2
ENG 401 Graduation Project -2 ENG-400 2
NET 420 Advanced Network Troubleshooting NET-222 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Total
Credit Hours
NET 430 Securing the Wireless World NET-222 3
NET 431 Mobile Commerce NET-120 3
NET 432 Wireless Applications NET-222 3
NET 433 Broadband Communications NET-120 3
SWS 421 Cryptography and Information Security NET-222 3
COM 425 Coding and Information Theory COM-412 3