Welcome to IT Department

Head Of Department

Dr. Duhai Khalifa Al-shukaili

Head of IT Department
Specialization: Information Security
Qualifications: Ph.D
Office phone: +968 25446544
Email: duhai.alshukaili@nct.edu.om

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"[1] 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."[2].
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.
References
Greenfield, A. (2017). Radical Technologies: The design of everyday life. Verso.
NCT Vision and Mission, https://www.nct.edu.om/about/mission-vision.php

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About the Department

The I.T. Department strives to:

  • Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationship and the achievement of goals
  • Educate and train Information Technology (IT) professionals to meet the demands of the economy.
  • Enable graduates to undertake professional activities in Software Engineering, Networking, Internet and E-Security and Database

Facts & Figures

3

Sections

4

Courses

61

Total Faculty

552

Total Students
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Aims & Objectives

  1. To educate and train Information Technology (IT) professionals to meet the demands of the economy.
  2. To enable graduates to undertake professional activities in Software Engineering, Networking, Internet and E-Security and Database.
  3. To provide graduates with the necessary theoretical and applied backgrounds needed to pursue careers as Information Technology professionals in industry, business and services.
  4. To train graduates to administer network computers, troubleshoot hardware and software problems, manage data and develop Internet web pages.

Learning Resources

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.

Students using computer
IT teachers in group

Our Faculty

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.

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Program/Learning/Assessment

The faculty uses many ideas and innovative techniques such as:

  • Class Lectures using Visual Aids
  • E-Learning and Discussion Forums
  • Tutorials (Theory and/or Practical)
  • Project Work (Individual or Group)
  • Quizzes, Class Work and Homework
  • Assignments (Projects, Presentation or Self Learning
  • Examinations (Midterm / Final)

Students Achievements & Projects

The Best Projects AY 2018-2019

IT Students Clubs

IT Society NCT ISACA Students Group

IT Committees

Facilities

IT Department Resources IT Department Lab Details

IT Research