Bachelor in Computing and Information Technologies


Program Description

Students in Computing and Information Technologies (CIT) program are characterized by their hands-on approach to technology. CIT students are not only designers and builders, but primarily enablers: They approach complex problems and create custom solutions that help users meet their goals. They play an integral role in any modern organization, often working behind the scenes to deploy technologies where it’s needed most. Not only do CIT students learn to implement complex systems, but they become well versed in their management as well.

That versatility is the core principle of the CIT degree. People are interacting with computers more than ever before and with that comes a need for professionals that have the broad and practical skills to facilitate those interactions across a variety of sectors. Every day, more businesses are realizing the benefits that IT professionals bring to the table. A major hospital needs a stable web presence - CIT graduates can build it. A government agency needs a database developed to track disaster relief efforts – CIT graduates can design it. The possibilities are numerous and are growing every day.

The CIT degree allows students to embrace current and future computing technologies as well as current and future information technologies. CIT students are required to take six courses in a degree concentration to put them on a path to transform their passions into a career.

Possible Career Options

The program is intended to prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations dealing with evolving computing and information technologies or to continue their education through the pursuit of advanced degrees.


First Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
ISTE - 190 Foundations of Modern Information Processing 3
ISTE - 120 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I 4
ANTH - 365 Islamic Culture 3
MATH - 131 LAS Perspective 7A: Discrete Mathematics 4
LAS Perspective 1 3
NSSA - 102 Computer Systems Concepts 3
MATH - 161 LAS Perspective 7B: Applied Calculus 4
COMM - 203 Effective Technical Communications 3
ISTE - 121 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain II 4
UWRT 150 Writing Seminar 3
Year One: College Experiencer 0
Second Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
NSSA - 241 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
NSSA - 220 Task Automation with Interpretive Languages 3
ISTE - 230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3
NSSA - 221 System Administration 3
LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4 9
STAT - 145 Introduction to Statistics I 3
ISTE - 140 Web and Mobile I 3
ISTE - 240 Web and Mobile II 3
Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Third Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
ISTE - 260 Designing the User Experience 3
ISTE - 430 Information Requirements Modeling 3
CIT Concentration Courses 9
LAS Perspective 5 4
LAS Perspective 6 4
LAS Immersion 1 3
Free Elective 6
Cooperative Education (summer) Co-op
Fourth Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
ISTE - 500, 501 Senior Development Project I (WI), II 6
CIT Concentration Courses 9
LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
Free Electives 9
Total Semester Credit Hours 126

CIT Degree Concentrations

CIT degree requires the completion of six advanced courses from the following concentrations: Database, Enterprise Administration, Networking and Communications, Web Administration, and Web Development. Currently, Networking and Communications concentration is offered at RIT Dubai with the following courses:

  • NSSA-245 Network Services
  • NSSA 341 VoIP & Unified Comm I
  • NSSA 441 Advanced Routing and Switching
  • NSSA 445 Sensor & Ad-Hoc Networks
  • NSSA 242 Wireless Networking
  • NSSA 342 VoIP & Unified Comm II
  • NSSA 443 Network Design and Performance

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is a full-time paid work in the student’s field of study. The Computing and Information Technologies curriculum requires the completion of 24 weeks of co-op employment typically completed during the summer of the second and third academic years. Cooperative education gives students the opportunity to apply in the workplace the knowledge and the skills they learn in the classroom, and bring to the classroom what they learn in the workplace to achieve a more well-rounded education. At the workplace, students also gain valuable expertise in areas such as oral and written communications, business ethics and etiquette, and working in a team, which will allow them to undertake various career options and help them make long-term decisions.


Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a sto ... Read More

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185 year history. RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in today’s highly completive job market. Read less