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

Program overview

The Bachelor of Computer and Networking Engineering Technology (CNET) combines the practical skills needed to apply ever-advancing technologies with the solid business principles required to thrive in an enterprise-oriented world. Through a modern educational approach and state-of-the art facilities, this program delivers less theory and more technology-based practice in areas such as network security and administration; network operating systems; and wireless networks. It will provide you with plenty of hands-on experience right from the first year and help you to build a strong skill set upon graduation.

Program benefits

CNET graduates have a 100% employment rate owing to the diverse and comprehensive skills they develop in the computer network, software and hardware technology domain. The program will prepare you for professional certifications such as CCNA, Network+ and MCSA, and provides a direct link to the Cisco Networking Academy program, which is a dynamic educational course that teaches students relevant technology skills. Graduates of the program will be equipped to sit the globally recognized CCNA exam which opens doors to different employment opportunities and increases competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Graduate careers

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Computer and Networking Engineering Technology program, you will have the qualification and skills to pursue opportunities in the following areas:

  • Network Administration
  • Network Security
  • System Administration
  • Network Analysis
  • Internet Network Specialisms
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Management
  • Database Design
  • System Analysis

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 24 3 27
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 21 - 21
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 81 3 84
Total 126 6 132

University Requirements (24 Cr)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
1) Languages, Mathematics and Islamic Culture (15 Cr.H.)
LNG 171 English I 3  
LNG 172 English II 3 LNG 171
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills 3 LNG 172
GED 198E Islamic Culture 3  
MTH 112 Calculus I 3 Pass Math Placement test or MTH-012
ENT 141 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 2 None
ENT 142 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 1 ENT-141
2) Humanities: Students should select one course from the following pool: (3 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation 3  
GED 252E Critical Thinking 3 LNG 172
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life 3 LNG 172
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 LNG-172
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture 3 LNG-172, GED-198E
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today’s World 3 LNG 172
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  
GED 125E Ecosystems and Human Health - I 3  
ENV 301 Introduction to Environmental Science 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
ENT 241 Entrepreneurship I ENT-142 2
ENT 242 Entrepreneurship II ENT-241 1
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 Requirements

*Students must complete 3 Cr.H (1 Course)
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