B.A. in Computer Science and Information Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology
In today’s world, technology is of central importance to organizational and economic progress. The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology focuses on developing technologies that are required to progress both the private and public sectors. The Department is currently offering a Bachelor of Science in Computer Software and Security. This unique program provides students with extensive knowledge and hands-on skills of analyzing, designing, developing and testing complex software systems to solve
real-world problems. In doing so, it exposes students to state-of-the-art technologies for developing web and mobile applications. Furthermore, the program covers computer security as a secondary focus area. It prepares students to secure data, networks as well as systems that store data. Students will learn how to develop protected software systems and identify security risks when evaluating systems.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) focuses on capturing, storing, analyzing, and retrieving data through software systems and information technology. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and the resources
provided by AUK’s e-Libraries, the Department provides students with the skills and knowledge needed not only to design, develop and evaluate different types of information technology solutions but also, to make sense of data by transforming it into information
and knowledge for intelligent decision-making. The Department is also committed to conducting research to address the technological needs of the Kurdistan region and Iraq.
The Department’s educational objectives are to prepare the bachelor degree in Computer
Science and IT. Therefore, the program expects the graduates within a few years of
graduation to attain the following:
Apply critical thinking to solve real-world problems through the analysis,
design and implementation of computing solutions.
Contribute in transforming organizations, whether governmental,
non-governmental, or private, into digitization.
Continue self-learning about advancements in computing and furthermore, to
promote the education of computing to the community
Raise awareness about ethical, legal and social challenges relevant to the
implementation of computing solutions.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year
(referred to as Fall and Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include intersessions and Summer
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$
(for 30 credits). However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15%
discount on the tuition fees. This discount does not apply to international students.
For self-funded students and those awarded Merit Scholarships, the below tuition rates
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the
successful completion of 30 credits.
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