Over the last decade, the tremendous growth of Computer Networks, Cloud and Fog computing, Mobile Applications, IoT, etc. have led to almost connecting everything to the internet. This technology revolution has brought significant security and privacy concerns that forced governments, corporations, and individuals to take cybersecurity into consideration when using any aspect of computing technology and devices. Currently, there is a shortage of 2.93 million cybersecurity professionals worldwide, according to ISC2. Moreover, the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics also adds that there will be a 28% job increase in this field by 2026.
The Cybersecurity Bachelor program was introduced in 2021 and is designed to cope with the intensive needs of cybersecurity professionals in the industry. In this program, students will improve a solid understanding of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems assets, such as information and services. The program will help students find good opportunities at different companies and organizations with cybersecurity needs.
The graduate of the B.Sc. in cybersecurity will be able to pursue a wide range of jobs. The cybersecurity careers are (but not limited to): -
- Information Security Manager.
- Cybersecurity Analyst.
- Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker).
- Risk Manager.
- Privacy Officer
- Security Consultant.
- Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst.
- Malware Analyst (Reverse Engineer).
- Network Security Engineer.
- Information System Auditor.
- Forensic Analyst.
One of the reasons behind the growth of cybersecurity careers is the continuous rise of vulnerabilities and attacks. Because of these attacks, the global economy's estimated loss is about $400 billion per year. As a result, governments (including the U.S. Government), organizations, and companies in the world consider cybersecurity a top priority. Therefore, protecting information, networks, and systems is no longer optional. This ensures the continuous demand for cybersecurity professionals.
The Internet of Things Bachelor program is introduced in 2024 and is designed to enhance theoretical and practical learning in the areas of the Internet of Things. This program includes a comprehensive and advanced curriculum consisting of diverse and specialized topics on the Internet of Things (IoTs). The program provides students with scientific and practical experience in some important skills such as: analyzing and programming Internet of Things data, using cryptography, information security, IoTs and cloud integration, smart systems, and developing mobile applications for the Internet of Things.
The graduate of the B.Sc. in Internet of Things will be able to pursue a wide range of jobs. The Internet of Things careers are (but not limited to): -
- Internet of Things application developer.
- Internet of Things Data Programmer.
- Internet of Things technology engineer.
- Smart city solutions engineer.
- Data analyst.
- Internet of Things network and security engineer.
The Computer Games Design and Development Bachelor program was introduced in 2024 and is designed to enhance theoretical and practical learning in computer game design and development field. This program includes a comprehensive and advanced curriculum consisting of diverse and specialized topics in the arts of game design and development techniques. The program provides students with scientific and practical experience in some important skills such as: graphic design and illustration, advanced Texturing and lighting techniques for games, and the use of 2D and 3D animation techniques to develop games on computers and mobile phones.
The graduate of the B.Sc. in Computer Games Design and Development will be able to pursue a wide range of jobs. The Computer Games Design and Development careers are (but not limited to): -
- Game Engine Developer.
- Game Producer Project Manager.
- Game Marketing Manager.
- Game Writer.
- Multiplayer Game Designer.