Faculty of Information Technology

BSc (Hons) in Networking

Programme overview

This degree programme will equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and technical skills needed to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructure for modern distributed enterprise computer systems. It will also strengthen their awareness of networking security threats and they will be able to implement networking related configurations.

Job opportunities:

The graduates of this programme will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that can help them in getting career opportunities which include:

  1. Network Administrator
  2. Network (Systems) Engineer
  3. Network (Service) Technician
  4. Network Programmer/Analyst
  5. Network/Information Systems Manager
  6. WAN Architect

 Awards: (students must register for a particular award in order to qualify for that award)

  • Diploma in Higher Education
  • BSc. (Honours)

 Mode of delivery: Full time and Part time

 Programme Structure

Please note that:

Programme structures may be subject to change and modules may be offered in any of the semesters in an academic year

Fee Structure

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Modules in First Year (Level 3)

# Module Name Credits
1 Arabic Language and Society (Arabic speakers) / Omani Culture and Civilization (Non-Arabic Speakers) 15
2 English Vocabulary in Use 15
3 Fundamentals of Business Management 15
4 Fundamentals of ICT 15
5 English for General Reading and Writing 15
6 Professional Communication Skills in English 15
7 Business and Entrepreneurship 15
8 Logical and Problem Solving Skills 15
  Total Credit 120

 

Modules in Second Year (Level 4)

#

Module name

Credits

1

Integrated Language Skills

15

2

Mathematical and Statistical Skills

15

3

Computer Systems and Networking

15

4

Introduction to Programming

15

5

Academic Reading and Writing

15

6

Digital Logic Design

15

7

Systems Analysis and Design

15

8

Data Structures and Algorithms

15

 

Total Credits

120

 

Modules in Third Year (Level 5)

#

Module name

Credits

1

English for Employability Skills

15

2

Object Oriented Programming

15

3

Network Architecture

15

4

Local Area Networks

15

5

IT Research Methods

15

6

Operating Systems

15 

7

Fundamentals of Wireless Networking

15

8

Database Management Systems

15

 

Total Credits

120

 

Modules in Fourth Year (Level 6)

#

Module name

Credits

1

Technology Project (Dissertation)

30

2

Project Management Methods and Tools

 15

3

Internetworking

15

4

Computer Network Programming

 15

5

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

15

6

Network Security

15

7

Emerging Technologies in Networking

15

 

Total Credits

120

Modules in First Year (Level 3)

Sr. No Module Name Credits
1 Omani Culture & Civilization (Non-Arabic Speakers) / Arabic Language and Society (Arabic Speakers) 15
2 Integrated Language Skills in English 15
3 Fundamentals of Business Management 15
4 Fundamentals of ICT 15
5 English for General Reading and Writing 15
6 Professional Communication Skills in English 15
7 Business and Entrepreneurship 15
8 Logical and Problem-Solving Skills 15
Total Credits 120

Modules in Second Year (Level 4)

Sr. No Module Name Credits
2 Computer Systems and Networking 15
3 Mathematical and Statistical Skills 15
4 Introduction to Programming 15
6 Introduction to Database Systems 15
5 Academic Reading and Writing 15
7 Digital Logic Design 15
8 Systems Analysis and Design 15
1 Data Structures and Algorithms 15
Total Credits 120

Modules in Third Year (Level 5)

Sr. No Module Name Credits
1 English for Employability Skills 15
2 Object Oriented Programming 15
3 Cybersecurity Essentials 15
4 Local Area Networks 15
5 Operating Systems 15
6 AdHoc Sensor Networks 15
7 Network Administration and Management 15
8 IT Research Methods 15
Total Credits 120

Modules in Fourth Year (Level 6)

Sr. No Module Name Credits
1 Professional Project Management 15
2 Internetworking 15
3 Programming for Internet of Things 15
4 Emerging Technologies in Networking 15
5 Network Security 15
6 Entrepreneurship and Small Business 15
7 Technology Project (Dissertation) 30
Total Credits 120

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Dr Syed Ziaur Rahman - Head of the Faculty

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Dr. Syed has been involved with the field of Computer Science and Information Technology for approximately 20 years. He holds a Ph.D, an MTech, and BTech in Computer Science and Systems Engineering. His early career, in the industry at SIEMENS and Infosys as a software engineer, includes the development of real-time solutions and work as a consultant for ERP. Since 2005, Dr. Syed has been working in academia, and he is highly recognized for excellent practices in teaching, research, leadership, and staff development. He is a Certified External Reviewer for accreditation bodies and is trained in Intellectual Property Rights. Dr Syed is a member of many professional bodies worldwide. His current research interests are in the areas of Computer Science and Internationalization of Higher Education.

Dr. Ramalingam

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Dr D. Ramalingam has been an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology since 2010. During his career he has achieved various professional certifications such as CCNA; CCNP; COMPTIA A+; COMPTIA Network+; Microsoft Certified Professional; EC-Council CHFI; and EC-Council Cyber Security instructor. He is the College’s Research Focal Point with Oman’s Research Council. His primary research interest is in information security and he has presented his work at various reputable international conferences. In 2019 he completed a postdoctoral research project in association with the University of Bradford, UK. His teaching currently covers areas such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Virtualization, SCADA systems and Advanced Digital Forensics. He is also a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

 

Sowmya Baskar

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Sowmya Baskar holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science), MS (Information Technology) and MPhil (Computer Science) from India, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, of which 8 years were in India at reputable universities. She became a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2020. Her research is in the programming and software engineering areas. Her area of interest includes Web Application Development, Programming, Software Architecture, Operating Systems and Project Management. Apart from teaching, she is in charge of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL applications) for the Faculty.

Dr. Jacintha Menezes

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Dr. Jacintha Menezes is Director of Studies & Assistant Professor at Majan. She is a senior Fellow of the UK higher education academy since 2019. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. She completed her PhD in Computer Science, in the area of Remote Sensing by marking use of Hyperspectral Imaging capabilities. She believes in lifelong learning hence has completed many certifications in the latest technologies. She has served as Journal and Conference reviewer and Session Chair Her primary research interest is centred on Data Analytics and Image Processing in particular Hyperspectral Image Processing. She has presented several articles in various reputed international conferences and Journals. Her recent research in the area of Hyperspectral Imaging has been funded by TRC, Oman.

Albert Tayong

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Mr. Albert Alipan Tayong is the Programme Manager of the Faculty of IT. He finished his Mathematics degrees in the Philippines where he graduated as Magna Cum Laude in his BSc. He completed his MBA from the University of Bedfordshire, where he obtained a Distinction award. He is currently taking his doctoral degree focusing on forecasting and optimization Mathematical models. Since joining MUC in 2012 he has already handled Mathematical & Statistical Skills, Basic Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Fundamentals of ICT, IT Applications for Business, Logical & Problem-Solving Skills, and Business Mathematics & Statistics. He had worked as HR & Administration Officer in the Philippines, UAE, and Oman. He has expertise in MS Excel and has knowledge on MS Access Database, and SPSS.

Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour

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Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour has been working in the Faculty of Information Technology since 2014. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2018, when he received his PhD in Computer Science from University Putra Malaysia (UPM), and in 2024 he achieved the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Mohammed Waleed is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); serves as chair of the Faculty Research Committee; and is Coordinator of Technology Projects in the Faculty. Prior to joining Majan he worked in academic institutions in countries such as the UAE, Malaysia, and Palestine. Dr. Mohammed Waleed has presented numerous papers at international conferences and published research articles in a range of prestigious journals on topics within the fields of Applied Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Dr. Sohail Razzaq

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Dr. Sohail Razzaq holds a Ph.D. in Communication Systems from Lancaster University, UK, and M.Sc. in Computer and Network Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. With more than 11 years of professional teaching and research experience at his credit, he joined the Faculty of Information Technology, Majan University College as Assistant Professor in 2022. His teaching and research areas include Communication Systems and Networks as well as Smart and Autonomous Systems. Dr. Sohail has published 29 articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings, mostly published by IEEE, Wiley, Elsevier/ScienceDirect and MDPI. He is actively conducting cutting-edge research in his areas of interest.

Dr.Senthil Ramadoss

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Dr. R. Senthil is an Assistant Professor with nearly 20 years of experience in academia and industry. His PhD is in the area of Soft Computing and he serves as a peer reviewer/editorial board member in many international journals. He has chaired and presented papers at international conferences, published in well-known journals, and received substantial grants from Oman's Research Council (TRC) for the purposes of carrying out research projects. Dr Senthil has authored and co-authored books in the fields of industrial automation and holds patents. His current research interests are in the fields of Image Processing, Fault Diagnosis, Plant Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. He is a member of international societies such as IEEE, ISTE & IEI.

Dr. Manju Jose

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Dr. Manju is a result-driven academic with 22 years of insightful experience in teaching, research, and administration. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education from the UK. She has also published various Scopus-indexed journal papers. Dr Manju is currently working on two funded research projects and has a patent to her credit. She is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and has acquired several industrial certifications. She is an external examiner for evaluating PhD thesis for several universities in India, and has also served as keynote speaker, reviewer, and technical committee member of several international conferences. Her research interests are in the areas of deep learning and artificial intelligence.

Zainab Mohamed Al Lawati

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Zainab Al Lawati joined as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at Majan University College in October 2014. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Networking from Majan College. She teaches Information Technology to Semester I and II students in the Foundation programme. Her area of interest is in Programming, Hardware and Networking.

Thuraia Al Jabri

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Thuraia Al Jabri is an IT Senior Lecturer and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Management and Security from the University of Bedfordshire. She is the Level 3 coordinator for all College students, and coordinates and teaches undergraduate modules in FoIT. Thuraia is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Abeer Al Balushi

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Ms. Abeer Al Balushi is an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology, and joined the College in February 2022. She is an efficient professional with nine years of experience at the Ministry of Defence and a proven knowledge of regulatory compliance, and work methods analysis. She has several international certificates in the network and security field, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA R&S); Cisco Certified Network Associate security (CCNA security); Cisco Certified Network professional (CCNP R&S), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). She holds a Master's degree in Cybersecurity from Modern College of Business and Science, and a Bachelor's degree in networking from the UTAS. She teaches IT1, IT2, and FICT modules. As an IT Lecturer, she aims to produce high quality teaching material that will support student learning, improve student success, and enhance the student learning experience.

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