The use of computers in commerce and industry keeps the college educated IT professional at the front line of occupational demand. The Bachelor of Information Technology (B.I.T.) program prepares for a career path where the student contributes to the continued development and deployment of technology infrastructure (operating systems, browsers, applications, software, networking, databases etc.). The Information Technology major focuses on core programming, databases, networking, human-computer interaction, mobile application development, big data analysis and visualization, and web systems to meet the technology requirements of nowadays and future business, government, healthcare, education, and other organizations. Students in this major acquire the proper combination of fundamental knowledge and practical expertise to solve computing technology problems and meet user needs and expectations. The Bachelor of Information Technology is aligned with Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and market demands. http://www.abet.org. For complete description of program objectives and expected student outcomes, Please see Program Objectives and Student Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  1. Learning Outcome #1: analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  2. Learning Outcome #2: design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the discipline.
  3. Learning Outcome #3: demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Learning Outcome #4: identify professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  5. Learning Outcome #5: function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Learning Outcome #6: identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems

The Bachelor of Information Technology would also help lay the groundwork for further development in STM fields at AUAF. New and revised courses in the major are utilized also in the Minor in Information Technology and Data Analytics, adding potential value for students in all degree programs and disciplines.


 

The Bachelor of Information Technology contain two concentrations:
 
  • Software Engineering
A software engineering is ideal for students planning to pursue a career in software development or computer programming. Software engineering programs familiarize students with the lifecycle of applications development and provide skills necessary to succeed in the technology industry. Learners gain skills in software design, development, implementation, and maintenance. Software Engineering is indeed in high demand in the job market. As we know more and more applications and software are developed and used by a huge number of population; ranging from smart devices, complex software, to personal computers. Currently, many software companies globally are reporting that one of their greatest challenges is finding good software developers and software engineering. In the current era, many jobs are deemed to be disappearing and replaced by computers and software. However, all these new software and applications will need to be developed and maintained by programmer and IT experts.
 
  • Data Analytics
Data analytics is the science of interpreting vast amounts of complex data to make sound decisions. Data Analytics will prepare students to work as a data specialist across a range of industries and organizations. Students will learn how to work with and analyze large data sets, and how to apply data knowledge within a field of specialization. Students will integrate business concepts as well as key methods and tools for large-size data modeling, analysis and solving challenging problems involving "Big Data". Students will gain the effective teamwork and communication skills that are essential to working within diverse, multidisciplinary organizations.  Data analysis skillsets are on high demand in the job markets. In particular in Finance and Insurance sectors, Information Technology, Professional Services, etc. According to recently published reports by IBM, by 2020, the number of jobs for all US data analyst will increase by 364,000 openings to 2,720,000.
34% of data analytics jobs will be demanded by Professional services and 25% will be demanded by Finance and insurance, etc. This means the new program will indeed meet the needs of the global market demand. The skillsets (which will be provided by the new programs) will enable the students to transform meaningless data into tangible business value with the latest, most flexible and open technology. Domestically speaking, the number of data analytics jobs in Afghanistan is greatly low and that is due to the poor IT infrastructure.

Department Faculty
  • Dr Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz , Assistant Professor

    Doctorate in Computer Science / Information Security, 2016

    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    Master in Computer Science / Information Security, 2012
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
     
    Bachelor of Computer Science / Information Security, 2010
    MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY,Malaysia

    Specialization: 

    Dr Abdulhakim has developed and taught courses in programming (Data Science with Python,
    Data visualization , R, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Web Application programming, Data Structure
    and algorithms); Database (Database Design, SQLite3, Advanced Database, SQL, MYSQL);
    Networks (Computer Networks, CCNA and Packet Tracer); and Information Security (Computer
    Security, Computer Forensic, Network Security). 
    His research aims to bring principles and techniques from programming languages to the
    design and implementation of secure and robust systems. To this end, he has conducted
    research that spans the areas of programming languages, information security, artificial
    intelligence and data science. During his Ph.D., he designed novel, general, and efficient
    privacy-preserving solutions and which can be used for different applications, but are
    specifically used for biometric authentication.

     

    Publication's Link:

     https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MkF5uScAAAAJ&hl=en

     

    Email

    aabdulaziz@auaf.edu.af 

  • Dr Ahmed Al-Janad, Assistant Professor

    Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering

    (PhD), 2018
    “Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles On Power Grid and Optimal Placement of
    Charging Stations Considering Vehicle to Grid Technology and Renewable Energy”, The
    National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia)
    Master of Electrical Engineering (M.Eng), 2014,
    “Analyzing Performance of Super-capacitor and Battery in Low Voltage Electrical
    Distribution systems”, (UTeM, Malaysia)
    Bachelor of Engineering (BCs), Electronics Majoring in Bio-Instrumentation,
    2011 (Multimedia University, Malaysia)

    Specialization: 

    Power Quality,  Power Electronics  Optimization Techniques, Artificial Intelligence, Energy Storage, Big Data Analysis

    Publication's Link:

    https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=7RMn-5EAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

     https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed_Aljanad2

    Email:

    aaljanad@auaf.edu.af 

     

  • Dr Sami Naji, Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Computer Science

    Doctorate in Computer Science, 2016

    Automatic Training Image Dataset Generation for Object Recognition, università degli studi Verona, Italy

    Master in Computer Engineering, 2012

    Understanding User Preferences in Software Development,(Master by Course & Research Equivalent) Dongseo University, South Korea  

    Bachelor of Information System Analysis (BSc), Information Technology, 2010 

    Multimedia University, Malaysia

     

    Specializations: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision

    Publication's Link:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OusNpfQAAAAJ&hl=en

    Email: snaji@auaf.edu.af

     

     

  • Department Staff
  • Mr Shafi Ahmad Ahmadi, IT Lab Assistant

    Education

    Master in Information Technology, 2019

    A joint programme run by Tallinn University of Estonia and Kabul University.

    Bachelor of Software Engineering  (BSE)  , 2015

    NUML  University, Islamabad Pakistan

    Specialization

    Software Engineering, Software testing, Web Programming, E- governance and services, Software Project Management.

     

    Email

    saahmadi@auaf.edu.af 

     

  • Department Instructors
  • Ms Ayesha Yousaf Rawan, Instructor of Information Technology

    Education:

    Masters of Computer Science, 2015, University of Baluchistan, Pakistan

     

    Bachelor of Education 2014, Taha college Baluchistan, Pakistan

     

    Bachelor of Computer Science   2012,University of Baluchistan, Pakistan

     

    Specialization:

    Database, Programming and web development

    Email:  ayrawan@auaf.edu.af 

  • Mr Edris Hamraz, Adjunct Instructor - Information Technology and Computer Science and Associate Registrar

    Education:

    MSc in Information Technology, January 2018

    Bakhtar University, Kabul, Afghanistan

     

    Bachelor of Computer Science, September 2013

    Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

     

    Specialization: 

    Information Technology, Cloud computing, Security and Privacy

     

    ehamraz@auaf.edu.af

  • Mr Ramazan Ali Bahrami, Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology and Computer Science

    Education

    MSc in computer Science, 2017

    Research based post graduate degree program with focus on data mining and machine learning.

    South Asian University, India.

     

    Specialization

    Machine learning, Deep learning and AI

    Publication's Link

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=O0phq90AAAAJ

    Email

    rabahrami@auaf.edu.af

  • Mr Aziz Taqwa, Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology and Computer Science Director of Information Technology

    Education

    Masters in Information Systems Management (MSc), 2011

    Brunel University, London, United Kingdom

     

    Bachelor of Information System (BSc), 2010

    Brunel University, London, United Kingdom

     

    Publication's Link

    eGovernment, Project Management, mGovernment, Digital IDs, Information Systems, Biometrics, Interactive Systems

    Email

    ataqwa@auaf.edu.af

  • Mr. Ali Aqa Naseri,

    Education

    Master in Computer Science, 2013
    Network architecture and Internet Security, Technical University (TU
    Berlin), Germany
    Bachelor of Computer Science, 2008
    Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Science, Kabul
    University

    Specialization

    Network Architecture, Internet Protocols and Cyber security

    Publication's Link

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ZmrWiqoAAAAJ&sortby

    Email

    aanaseri@auaf.edu.af



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