The BSc (Hons) Information Technology and Computing (ITC) programme is being offered
By the Faculty of Information Technology and Computing (FITC) at the Arab Open University (AOU) since the year 2002. This programme is offered by AOU in partnership with the Open University (OU), UK. Presently, the ITC programme is offered to students in 8 Middle Eastern country branches including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan. The ITC programme is a validated programme, it was initially validated in the year 2003 and it has been revalidated twice, in the year 2007 and again in the year 2012, by the Open University Validation Services (OUVS), UK (currently known as the Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP).
The structure of the 360 points of core courses is based on the OU, UK program structure for an honors degree and the majority of the core courses have been licensed from our partner institute i.e. the OU, UK. Hence the contents of the majority of our core courses have been developed by the OU, UK and these courses have also been validated at the OU, UK itself.
Partnership with OU UK
AOU's course material is adapted from the courses taught in a similar program at the Open University, UK. Our graduates will be awarded two Honors degrees: one from the Open University in UK and the other from one of our local branches in Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon Oman or Sudan.
Why Study at the ITC Faculty?
The IT Sector is constantly evolving. Companies in many Middle Eastern countries, e.g. Kuwait are now seeking individuals who have outstanding technical skills from a well-known and recognized academic institution. The ITC programme at AOU can support an individual to realize his goals in attaining top-notch education which will equip him with relevant qualifications and help in building the skills of the individual. The degree that we offer at AOU is carefully structured to satisfy the needs of the Arab local market.
Our Vision :
To be illustrious in the provision of study, research and consultancy programs in numerous disciplines and computer science and information technology tracks, which are accredited by official academic organizations at the level of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally.
Our Mission :
Through the Faculty of Computer Studies, we are looking to provide high quality of educations, research and consulting programs in the most important disciplines and tracks of computer and information technology.
Our Goals :
Through the Faculty of Computer Studies, we are working to achieve the aims of 2030 vision by preparing outstanding competencies in the fields of computer science and information technology in accordance with the national requirements to be involved in the labor market, as well as looking to provide research and consultancy programs to find suitable technical solutions in order to contribute on the advancement of technology in accordance with the strategic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia vision 2030.