The College of Information Technology (CIT) is the youngest college at United Arab
Emirates University (UAEU). It was established in 2001 and has earned a reputation
for excellence in research and teaching. The CIT employs an outstanding team of international
faculty, all of whom hold doctoral degrees and are recognized internationally for
their contribution to research, innovation and education. There is also a team of
Master’s degree qualified staff providing laboratory support, as well as a dedicated
team of administrative and technical staff. The CIT is housed in a state-of-the-art
facility, providing innovative, immersive learning technology and top-class laboratories.
The CIT is a world-class, student-centered institution that develops, delivers and
continually improves IT programs in order to achieve and maintain international standards.
Since 2010, the IT Program was accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission
(CAC) from ABET. ABET accreditation guarantees employer recognition of the quality
of the CIT Information Technology Program and provides an assurance that the program
meets international standards.
The CIT prepares students for jobs in the computing profession, or to continue on
to graduate studies. The primary goal of the CIT is to produce graduates with the
professional competencies and practical experience required in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Information Security and Information Technology.
Graduates of the CIT are employed in government and industry positions that serve
the needs of the nation and contribute to advances in Information Technology in the
UAE and wider region. CIT students have won numerous national and regional competitions
and have received commendations from industry leaders worldwide. Many students are
involved in undergraduate research. They have presented at international conferences
and have published articles in major research journals.
The College of Information Technology (CIT) is a vibrant community for bright students
to experience immersive learning from award class faculty members and to conduct scholarly
research at state of the art facilities. Our world-class graduates have made us proud
of their achievements and influential positive contribution to the UAE and the world.
Our faculty members lead the way in up-to-date teaching and learning methodologies
and in conducting cutting edge research published in top ranked international scientific
Our students consistently demonstrate their academic credentials, innovation and leadership
through participating in national and international conferences, winning competitions
and registering inventions.
Our well-designed curricula are unique in that they are infused with state-of-the-art
technology and cater for the growing needs of our great and beloved nation in the
new era of 4th Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence.
I invite you to explore our website and encourage you to visit us. Once you discover
our state-of-the art facilities, see our high-tech labs and teaching technologies,
meet our motivated students, accomplished faculty and dedicated and supportive staff,
you’ll decide that the CIT at UAEU is the place for you.
Dr. Fekri Kharbash
Acting Dean of the College
Vision, Mission & Goals
The Knowledge and Discovery hub for Information Technology
To ingrain a sustained societal impact through Information Technology education and
- Graduate highly skilled students and prepare them to be leaders in Information Technology
- Achieve excellence in research and innovation that are relevant to the nation and
- Provide our students with a distinctive learning experience in accordance with international
accreditation standards, and in line with the job market needs.
- Enrich lives and improve UAE society through community engagement, knowledge transfer,
and industry partnership.
- Foster an environment of a diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and
The BSc in Information Technology program in the College of Information Technology
at the United Arab Emirates University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
ABET accreditation provides assurance that a program meets the quality standards of
the profession for which that program prepares graduates.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university
programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering
technology. ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 670 colleges and universities
in 24 countries. ABET provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates
an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole.
ABET accreditation, which is voluntary and achieved through a peer review process,
provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards
established by the profession for which the program prepares its students. ABET is
recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The CIT is housed in the excellent College of Information Technology building, and
has embarked on an ambitious project to deliver laboratory education of an unprecedented
breadth and depth. The CIT boasts some of the most up-to-date laboratories in the
world. There are twenty specialized laboratories for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence,
Data Science, Information Security and Privacy, and Drones. We also have laboratories
specializing in the Internet of Things (IoT), Communication Networks, Grid and Cloud
Computing, Digital Hardware and Circuit Design, VLSI, and Immersive Learning.
The College of Information Technology (CIT) has established three recurrent innovative
activities that contribute to the development of the local community. These include:
IT Marathon is an annual event run by CIT to nurture and further develop the youth’s
enthusiasm for information technology. Over 400 school pupils representing more than
70 schools nationwide in the UAE have been regularly taking part in the IT Marathon’s
annual competition since 2008. The event also includes interaction with school teachers
to bridge the gap between the education system and to share knowledge about contemporary
CIT has also been organizing the annual international conference on Innovations in
Information Technology since 2004. This conference brings together eminent research
scientists and prominent professionals from the IT industry to discuss with the wider
local community some of the contemporary developments which are at the forefront of
information technology, and their applications to better serve the local economy and
The Cisco Academy at CIT offers students an opportunity to prepare for the CCNA industrial examination
by offering the CCNA exploration and discovery course modules. Interested students
from UAEU can take the course free of charge to strengthen their career prospects.
These courses can also be offered to members of the larger community to train and
certify the networking workforce in various organizations.