It is hard to imagine a life that is unaffected by computers. In every corner you look, there is a new technology that transmutes our lives. We live in a bewildering information age of exploding data and information (as well as misinformation). We have become so dependent on smartphones in a way that we rely on them to steer every aspect of our existence. Every new day more devices end up being connected to a "planetary mesh of sense and response" that we called the Internet of Things. All this connectedness allowed us to extend our perceptions through virtual realities. Even the old concept of money in this new age may soon come to an end. Thanks to technologies such as Blockchain, digital currencies are revolutionizing the way we exchange value. Technology, such as self-driving cars, flying autonomous drones, and digital fabrication, will enable us to become more productive. This move toward automation may disrupt our perceived notions and understandings of the economy. On top of all of that, these technologies leave us at risk. Every time we connect additional devices, we risk sharing our own personal and intimate information with others. To make sense of all these technologies, we need Information Technology experts. Experts who help us navigate the different mazes of this information age. Experts who put us, the humans, users of innovations in charge of such technologies. Here at the Information Technology Department, we seek to produce highly motivated and quality IT graduates who will become leaders and technology experts.Read more...
Our mission is
"To provide high-quality learning, training, and research environment towards developing technological, innovative, and entrepreneurial capabilities to meet the ever-evolving social and economic needs.".
To achieve this mission, we offer a terrific wide range of courses for our undergraduate students at the diploma, advanced diploma, and bachelor levels. Our academics are innovative, experienced, and enthusiastic about their subjects. They will endeavor to provide support and help to students.
We have some state-of-the-art facilities that will help our students to get a real hands-on study. Furthermore, our students get a chance to put their skills into real-world practice before leaving college through our industry links.
We focus on the employability of our students. As a testament to our success, many of our graduates are currently employed by leading organizations in Oman (e.g., BankMuscat, Royal Oman Police, and Omantel). Some of our students have come back and joined the NCT team at various positions, technical and academic.
As the head of the Information Technology Department, its a privilege to be leading a department with motivating and passionate staff and bright and enthusiastic students. We hope that you enjoy your time in NCT, and we are looking forward to supporting your future success.
Greenfield, A. (2017). Radical Technologies: The design of everyday life. Verso.
NCT Vision and Mission, https://www.nct.edu.om/about/mission-vision.php
The I.T. Department strives to:
The department is functioning in a separate building with an ample number of classrooms and well equipped labs with intranet/internet. The department also has a special Hardware Lab and a Networking Lab. All the class rooms and laboratories are equipped with LCD projectors. All labs are also equipped with smart boards.
The Lecturers of the department are highly qualified, experienced and dedicated individuals. The department also has many technicians to ensure the smooth functioning of all the labs. The projects guided by our lecturers and developed by our students are being used by the College. For example the College Library uses the software developed by the students of our department.
The faculty uses many ideas and innovative techniques such as: