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The CCIT offers a specialized program in the field of Information Technology Management. The program has been designed by information technology professionals to to assist students in building their career in the IT industry. The curriculum focuses on problem-solving skills and techniques required to deliver computer-based solutions to real-world scenarios. Students develop and communicate technological solutions to different industrial issues, manage systems operations, improve, and simplify the technology transfer into industries and governments. Students learn to implement ethical judgments and critical thinking to measure, and evaluate the impact of information technology on modern social, political, and economic issues.

  • Demonstrate IT and Management concepts, techniques, skills, and tools.
  • Identify professional, security, ethical and social issues in IT and Management processes.
  • Effectively communicate knowledge and concepts in teams to achieve desirable goals.
  • Design computer programs or processes to meet business needs.
  • Contribute to professional knowledge and field of practice of information technology


  • Attested high school (grade 12) certificate or its equivalent with minimum average of 60% | for scientific and literary streams. Other streams will require a minimum score average of 70% equivalency and a letter will be required for certificate earned outside UAE.
  • English Proficiency
    PBT 500 | iBT 61 | IELTS ACA. 5.0 | PEARSON 44 | IESOL B1/B2 | CAMBRIDGE 154
  • Letter of Interest & Interview


The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education |


  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 22,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,000 AED

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A: English Language

The student selects 9 credit hours (3 courses) from the list below

This course is designed to enable students to experience and develop learning and academic skills appropriate for university context. It aims to facilitate the process of orientation and transition into academic excellence and learning culture. Furthermore, it aims to develop confidence in students’ ability to succeed in university requirements.

This course provides students with advanced writing skills in English so that they can successfully pursue their studies in various academic specializations. It helps students to develop, improve, and upgrade their writing and structure skills, and it also acquaints students with technical writing, research papers, and essays since brief research methods are applied in student projects and assignments.

B: Arabic Language

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

- صُمم هذا المساق لتمكين الطالب الناطق باللغة العربية من المهارات اللغوية الضرورية، وخاصة التركيز على خطوات كتابة التقارير والرسائل الإدارية والبحوث المنهجية؛ ولتحقيق ذلك جاءت المهارات متنوعة ومتدرجة، لتنمية قدرات الطالب على الفهم الصحيح والأداء المتميز لما يقرأ ويسمع، وليكتسب القدرة على كتابة المقالات والتقارير ومحاضر الاجتماعات وتوصيات المؤتمرات والندوات بصورة سليمة، لذا عُني المساق بتدريب الطالب على المهارات الأساسية للكتابة؛ كقواعد الإملاء المتعددة وعلامات الترقيم ونظام الفقرة وكتابة المقال على نحو متدرج.

C: The Natural Sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

he natural science course incorporates a wide range of subjects of sciences such as astronomy, geology, biology, chemistry, and environmental science. The course will present the scientific facts of astronomy, the Earth and its weather, water, and environment, biology, and nutrition with the chemicals of life. The course emphasizes understanding the core principles of different branches of science and their effects on our lives. Moreover, the course explores the scope of natural phenomena, changing environment conditions, general health rules of nutrition, and the variety of living organisms. The course helps the students to acquire skills in observation, critical thinking, analysing, interpreting, understanding and discussing scientific terminology and facts.

This course provides an introduction to sustainable energy, conservation, and energy efficiency within the UAE and the world. It will explore the relationship between energy, environment, economy and ecological well-being. It will discuss energy production from the biology, natural science, environmental science and social sciences perspectives. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including global warming, climate change, sustainable food production, solid waste management, environmental and natural resources laws. The course includes the growing challenges of climate change and energy crisis and proposes solutions to overcome them.

The ‘Principles of Environmental Science’ course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of Environmental Science to undergraduate students. It includes topics from different areas of study such as ecology, biology, soil science and atmospheric science. The course aims at raising environmental awareness among students and providing them with the scientific knowledge and skills to identify, prevent and solve environmental problems. Additionally, it deals with ecological concepts, organism interactions, communities and ecosystems. The course focuses on key areas of population dynamics, biodiversity, human activities and the environment managed ecosystems, air quality, water and solid waste management.

D: The Social or Behavioral Sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1courses) from the list below

An introduction to the science of psychology, its theories and foundations. The course is focused on principles and research methodologies, including the following topics: history of psychology, the biology of mind, memory, learning, child and personality development, psychological disorders and therapy. The aim of the course is to introduce the basis of psychology, provide the foundational knowledge to pursue the subject in more depth in the future, and build an ongoing interest in the application of psychology in everyday life.

E: Information Technology or Quantitative

The student selects 9 credit hours (3 course) from the list below

This course is designed to develop a good understanding of the fundamental concepts of mathematics. It also stresses on crucial cognitive transferable skills such as the ability to think logically and concisely. Mastering this course will give students the confidence to go on and do further courses in mathematics and statistics.

The purpose of this introductory course is to study computers and data. It gives an establishment to utilizing computers in different courses and educational module for research, correspondence, and writing. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of hardware and its associated software and systems improvement. The course will show how the computer automates the processing of information.

The General Statistics course is designed to develop good understanding of the basic concepts of statistical theorems, and applications. The course covers topics such as data collection methods, organization of data, analysis and interpretation of results. A software package will be used to analyze the statistical data.

F: The Humanities or Arts

The student selects 6 credit hours (2 courses) from the list below

Innovation is the engine of opportunity and, acting as a catalyst, this course is intended to ignite an interest in innovation and inspire entrepreneurial action. At the core of innovation and entrepreneurship is a commitment to experiential learning that will encourage students to engage in critical thinking, creative problem-solving while also equipping them with the soft skills needed in their pursuit of academic and professional endeavors. Students will discuss the relevance and role of innovation and entrepreneurship in work and life situations; determine opportunities for creative disruption and design a strategy for its implementation; develop a practical understanding of innovation through thoughtful debate and exercises; and demonstrate critical thinking and individual insight with a personal mastery portfolio.


This course provides a core introduction to drawing, covering a wide range of basic and intermediate practical and technical skills. Students will explore approaches and concepts to the subject through manual practice using a comprehensive range of media and with reference to great masters in the field. Traditional and objective drawing skills in the use of line, tone, form and perspective provide the foundation for learning in this course. Students are required to develop their ability to observe, perceive and interpret through drawing the world around them, reflecting their understanding of 2D and 3D space.

This course introduces students to contemporary Arab arts and aesthetics from the beginning of twentieth century up to date. Emphasize is placed on the formation of contemporary art and design movement in the Arab countries, the driving forces behind the changes in aesthetics from Islamic to Arabic and expression of cultural identity. Special concentration on the role of pioneer figures and the various generations of artists and their influence on contemporary Arab art

This course will introduce the students to the key concepts of philosophy and its principle tools. The course will discuss major thinkers and different schools of philosophical thought, and will apply philosophical analysis to the topics of knowledge, religion, mind, freedom, responsibility, and ethics.

This course introduces the science of Sociology. Students will examine Society, Institutions and the relationships that make up a social context. The scientific methodology used to study social interactions, stratification and other elements of sociological enquiry will be discussed to emphasize the core concept of sociology as a systematic study of societies and social structures.

This course introduces the student to the development of the human race. You will study a Four Field introduction to Anthropology wherein you will gain an understanding of Human Development and how both ancient and modern humans are studied. An understanding of Anthropology, the study of culture and human development is an important pillar in a degree which aims to develop educators in multi-cultural and economically diverse settings.

This course is a chronological survey of art and design offering students an in-depth understanding of the role of art throughout history with a strong focus on aesthetic values, socio-cultural influences and technical terminology. Architecture, sculpture, painting, decorative arts, prehistoric art, design of the ancient world, the world beyond Europe, early Christian and Islamic art and the art of the Middle-Ages and Gothic period form the foundation of the course material spanning a period from 40,000 BC to 1300 AD.

G: Islamic Studies, History or Culture

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

This course will offer students’ knowledge to enable them understand the Islamic culture. The course offers a review of the history of Islam and how it is currently the fastest growing religion in the world.

The course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the Islamic civilization. It deals with the universal principles that went into the making of the Islamic civilization. It examines the basic ideas of Islamic civilization besides exploring their contemporary relevance and challenges. The course seeks to effectively address the notion of the ‘clash of civilizations.’

H: UAE Studies

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

The course is designed to introduce the UAE and GCC society with its historical background and uniqueness. It is aimed at enabling students to understand the specific features of the society along with its customs, traditions and lifestyle. The course will introduce the processes and the challenges of development as well as the future aspirations of the UAE and GCC Society.



This course provides a comprehensive introduction to computer programming concepts and Visual Basic environment. The course emphasizes on the basic programming concepts such as data types, decision statements, loops and arrays to enable students to develop a problem-solving mindset to write computer programs. Furthermore, the course focuses on Visual Basic forms and controls that are required for the creation of GUI based applications. The students will be given hand-on labs to practice the studied concepts while writing typical applications.

This course is designed to introduce database concepts and data models such as hierarchical, network with more focus on the relational databases and ER modeling. The course aims at introducing database normalization process and it also enables students to design basic databases through hands-on exercises, assignments and a group project.

This course covers the basic concepts of web design techniques. Its main topics are Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students do not need any programming skills. previous knowledge of HTML or web design. This course introduces to students how to develop webpages and website using different tools such as HTML editors and web browsers. They will learn how to write HTML code using different techniques. They will be taught to enhance the format of Undergraduate Catalog 2017 / 2018 87 websites using styling and layout, to improve webpage look and feel through images, graphics and tables and to enrich their contents by adding audio, video and multimedia files. In addition, students will work in groups to create a website combining all the techniques they have learned throughout the semester.

Multimedia Technology course will enhance the understanding of fundamentals of multimedia techniques using computer software. The course shall go into deep details of defining features, uses and practical development considerations for each of the major multimedia content such as text, graphics, sound, and video. Several compression algorithms for digital and analog multimedia content will be covered. A portion of this course concentrates on how communication of multimedia content works by highlighting various networking techniques to efficiently communicate by avoiding errors in communication. The course includes several hands-on exercises on creation and manipulation of multimedia content using various tools like Adobe Photoshop, Audacity and Windows Movie Maker etc. These exercises will strengthen the practical multimedia production skills. Furthermore, students will be equipped with skills and knowledge of enhancing the web pages using HTML and ASP.NET language embedded codes for video, sound, text and images.

This course covers the set of technical skills that are essential to program a database solution using Microsoft SQL Server. The course emphasizes the importance of relational databases and the popular Structured Query Language (SQL). Furthermore, the course provides students a comprehensive introduction to SQL by explaining its commands, functions and operators that are used to define, manipulate and control data. Students will learn to install and create databases in SQL server. Moreover, they will also learn to query multiple SQL servers at the same time using optimized queries, stored procedures and triggers. Students will also learn how to ensure concurrency and recoverability of data by generating and managing transaction locks.

Introduction to Operating Systems is a pre-requisite for this course. Students learn about operating systems without getting into detail about internal algorithms. Case studies involving operating systems and networks are used by students to gain an understanding of how operating systems work and their role in Computers. The course covers structures of operating systems, processes and process synchronization, main memory, storage structure mass, file systems, operating system protection and security, virtual machine and UNIX flavours. Students learn to monitor, secure and configure an operating system using a UNIX flavours.

Computer Ethics is an interdisciplinary course. This course explains the rapid expansion of information technology and its impact on the society in terms of the ethical and civic challenges. The course covers various topics to emphasize the numerous privacy issues brought by the massive systems and technologies such as database systems and data mining. The course also highlights the threats of theft that are possible such as theft of Intellectual Property (IP) in the context of government and financial organization’s data leaks.

CCIT offers the Internship program as a graduation requirement for students in the Digital Forensics and Network Security specializations. This program allows students link theory to real world practice. The student is required to complete 280 working hours within 2 months. During this time, the student submits 4 reports explaining the tasks conducted and the skills gained/ improved. At the end of the semester, the student provides an oral presentation that explains his/her performance during the internship

The course provides a hands-on introduction to fundamental technologies that are essential in building and marketing e-commerce solutions. Students will learn the skills to utilize available software to create a fully functional ecommerce website with shopping cart and secure order processing, and methods to market it using online advertisement. The course emphasizes the importance of back-end server applications interfacing with a database and teaches its development. Topics covered include business models for e-Commerce, e-Commerce Infrastructure, e-Commerce Security and payments, e-Commerce marketing and advertising, ethics, law and online media. This course requires that students should have working knowledge of HTML and database management before taking this course.

The goal of this project is to explain the necessary skills of project management with a strong emphasis on issues and problems associated with the successful delivery of IT projects. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of project management through an integrated approach that includes the concepts, tools, methodologies, skills, and techniques managing information technology projects. CIT 404 focuses on information technology projects with the following course objectives: issues associated with information technology projects, successful and failed information technology projects, and teamwork practices in information technology projects. The course covers all related aspects and issues of managing IT projects. These include, project management tools, such as Gantt charts and critical paths, project contexts, processes, and management of integration, cost, scope, time, human resources, quality, communications, and risks of an IT project.

The course is aimed at introducing the students to the interdisciplinary field of Human Computer Interaction which integrates concepts from Computer Science, Design and Cognitive Psychology. Topics include introduction to Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design principles, Interaction styles, User Experience, Usability Testing and Evaluating interfaces. The course will be a mix of theory and practice; where the theories concepts will be introduced and interfaces prototyping and evaluation will be conducted.

Advanced Topics in IT uses a variety of teaching strategies to expose students to real world scenarios which are current industry challenges. The approach ensures CCIT graduates are equipped with contemporary skill sets required in the ever-changing Information Technology industry. The course provides a platform for students, academics and practitioners to discuss various specializations in the Information Technology industry. Learning of soft and hard skills are reinforced through write ups, oral and presentation of professional reports. The course enables students explore distinct areas of Information Technology which are not covered in the regular course work and focuses on the identification of long-term overall aims and interests and the means of using Information Technology to help businesses achieve their organizational goals. Topical issues including using Information Technology to elevate production by suppling uninterrupted processes which optimize resources and allow organizational leaders to make quick, accurate, and consistent decisions are studied via case studies analyses.

ITM 410 System Analysis and Design (3CH): This course aims to clarify the processes modifying-on an existing system or proposing a new system that facilitates the achievement of clearly defined business objectives. The course introduces Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and explains the SDLC phases starting from Planning: by developing a comprehensive system proposal document that includes the business analysis, feasibility analysis and scheduling the tasks of developing the new system, moving to Analysis where requirements are being defined, use case analysis, data flow and entity relationship diagrams are introduced. Then to system design by introducing system acquisition strategies, architecture, user interface, program and database design, to the implementation phase and finally the transition to the new system.

The goal of the capstone graduation project is to evaluate the aptitude of students to independently complete a project in an area of their preference (e.g., software and web development, network administration and security systems, database systems, and digital forensics). The responsibilities required are identifying a research area and developing a project proposal identifying the research aim, objectives, research plan, time schedule, and estimated budgets. Students are required to present their findings through an oral presentation and written thesis. To ensure that high potential is established in all students, lectures must define the university standards to provide guidance toward project improvement. Personalized learning is ensured during regular meetings within advisory group. Supervisors are continuously advice students through every progression of their graduation projects.

The focus of this course is to explain the vital role of decision support systems (DSSs) and for decision making in modern business environment. The course delivers both theory and practice behind DSSs and how Business Intelligence (BI) assist in the different managerial tasks and processes, both for individuals and organizations. The concepts, theories, and technologies of DSSs are explained, and the components and tools of BI, from data collection, data modeling, and data analysis, are also covered. The course provides the knowledge for students to understand the analytical, logical, and mathematical foundations of BI modeling and explains modern technologies used in creating decision support systems. These include data visualization, data warehouses, data mining, and neural network artificial intelligence systems. An emphasis will be given to students to acquire the necessary skills to develop rudimentary decision support systems through several lab exercises using standard software packages, such as Microsoft Excel.



This principle level course introduces students with the fundamentals of accounting terms, rules, concepts, procedures, and systems. Topics covered include the art of recording, classifying and analyzing the data into useful information for both the internal and external users. Students are introduced to the double entry accounting concepts, general journals and the accounting cycle

This course marks students’ first journey into the discipline of management. The focus of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of the four functions of management of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Within each function students are introduced to a multitude of managerial areas of focus including decision-making, organizational structure, power and politics, leadership, teams, motivation, and communication. Students are also equipped with the soft skills crucial for management students via group work, debates, projects, and presentations

This course is designed to introduce students to basic microeconomics concepts relating to individual decision-making. The course exposes students to the meaning, nature, and methods of studying Microeconomics. The concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity are used to analyze the behaviors of consumers and firms in different types of markets. Main topics covered include: consumer behavior, firm production costs, Pure Competition, Monopolistic Competition, Monopoly, and Oligopoly.

This course will familiarize the student with the scope, terminology, topics, and procedures of marketing in a modern firm. It introduces the principles of marketing. The four basic ingredients of the marketing mix - product, price, place, and promotion are discussed. Other topics include marketing channels, market research, consumer behavior, societal marketing, and new product planning are also discussed.

The course discusses the information systems planning, and organizing and the application of information technology advancements. This course has a managerial perspective that describes how IS supports business goals and functions are applicable to management, what information resources are available to the manager, and how the manager is involved in the information development process.

This course is concerned with the study of the behaviour of the economy as a whole. It analyses how the overall level of output, employment and prices are determined and how these in turn are affected by fiscal and monetary policies. issues to be covered include GDP determination, the use of fiscal and monetary policies in stabilizing the economy and the role of government policy in promoting long-term economic growth

This course aims to acquire a sound education in those statistical concepts and its applications in the fields of business and economics. This course requires fundamental understanding of basic statistics like frequency distribution, averages, measures of variability, probability, confidence intervals. The course also recommends a prior understanding of software application and MS Excel. Course covers statistical concepts and methods like hypothesis testing, variance Tests, chi-Square analysis and ANOVA with an emphasis on business application.

Organizational behavior studies the influence that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations’ its chief goal is to apply that knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. This course introduces students to the core concepts of organizational behavior including attitudes, emotions, and moods; communication; conflict and negotiation; diversity; group behavior and work teams; individual decision making; leadership and power; motivation; organization culture and structure; organizational change; and personality and values. Students will work individually and in groups on assessments including case studies, discussions, in-class exercises, and presentations to increase their understanding of the curriculum in a practical context.

This course familiarizes students with the concept of the rule of law as a mechanism for ordering people’s (and companies’) behavior, and for providing predictability and certainty in planning business transactions. Students will consider the legal issues inherent in business, considered from the standpoint of various business roles such as business owner, corporate officer, board member, shareholder, partner, officer, manager, employer and employee, customer and client. It aims to have students anticipate potential legal issues in business transactions so that they can plan to avoid legal problems and, when they do occur, formulate solutions.

This course discusses the essence of Quantitative Analysis and covers various types of analysis including: decision analysis and risk attitudes, inventory control, linear programming, transportation problem, queuing theory, and simulations. Emphasis is on the formulation of problems and their solutions by standard methods and by computer packages such as MS Excel and QM.

Throughout its history, the Arab Gulf Area has been a major center of world affairs and business. In modern times, the UAE and GCC (i.e. the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) remain a strategically, economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region for world business. The UAE and GCC remains the focus of global business interest and economic initiatives from the US, Europe, and other nations. The rise in oil prices has created momentum for regional growth and investment flows that is expected to be secular. This course provides students with a deep understanding of the business opportunities and practices and in the UAE and GCC at a time when such understanding is increasingly vital. It focuses on current investment opportunities taking into consideration the political, cultural and economic history of the region.


Student builds the schedule based on available offered courses in the registered semester

Weekday Morning Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekday Evening Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekend Classes

FRI - SAT | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM