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Computer Science and Information Technology Faculty

Dean's Message

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology is one of the most distinguished faculties in Gaza University. It started its academic work in 2009 with two important degrees computer sciences and Graphic Design & Multimedia. During 10 academic years, it intentionally drew impressive achievements through caring for curricula, students, academic staff, infrastructure, and development projects.

Regarding the Curricula, the faculty strives to update study plans, courses and methodologies of education to match market needs. Curricula are developed and revised to match significantly rapidly changes in the market through the involvement of relevant stakeholders: the private and public sector, associations, incubators and talented graduates. This is achieved by constantly reviewing the needs and requirements of the international labor market through following international job advertisements and online freelancing platforms.

For students, the faculty is continuously working on many activities and events that connect students with various sectors of society and its institutions, most importantly the private sector and incubators. Where students integrate into these institutions before graduation, which qualifies them to work after graduation and distinguishes him to get better jobs or start their own startup.

For academics, we care about developing academic competencies in the faculty and upskilling them by organizing capacity building programs by local and international experts and motivate them to participate in external training programs. Moreover, supporting them to join training missions in other countries to improve their knowledge and enhance their skills. Furthermore, collaborating to participate in conferences and research fund to develop academic research track.

It is worth to mention that one of the most critical elements of success in the faculty is the infrastructure and facilities including advanced laboratories and equipment with the most recent technologies that meet the needs of multimedia and computer science.

We have worked on development projects and external relations in recent years. The faculty was a partner in an international project funded by EU and the leader for a project funded by World Bank, also we focused on strengthening our local and external partnerships to open new horizons for students and academics for mobility and experts exchange.

The deanship's efforts will succeed with the cooperation of its administrative and academic staff. Our aspirations for the internationalization and quality are achieved through good and consistent planning considering the university vision and the national priorities of higher education.

Faculty Dean

Dr. Kholoud K. Elbatsh

 

Introduction

Since the world has entered the era of the twenty-first century, an urgent need for any university seeking development is to be among the colleges that pay attention to computer science and information technology.  Such an institution can contribute to filling the growing needs in the university by employing and investing information technology and computing systems in various fields of specializations offered by the college, or in the conduct of its business and management.
It is noticeable that most universities are competing to provide different disciplines in this field in order to supply the local and regional market with appropriate experts to perform their duties and eventually contribute to the building of their home country. So, it was crucial to establish Gaza University as a role model, and to become competitive in attracting students. It offers distinguished academic programs and high quality educational outcomes with well-qualified faculty.
The College will be a bridge of communication, cooperation and scientific research with businesses and local and foreign industry institutions. It seeks to build cooperative relationships with international information technology companies to settle and reduce the technology gap between our developing society and developed communities.

Mission

The faculty of computer science and information technology is committed to providing excellent graduates with a high level of professionalism who will have a strong academic foundation to enable them to solve community problems, expand and diffuse knowledge among members of the community, and raise community awareness of computer technology.
In addition to that, the college assures that undergraduates get the latest knowledge in all areas of various technologies that serve the environment and the whole community. Thus, students will be well prepared to work efficiently in private sector companies, freelancing, governmental sectors, academic fields or to continue postgraduate study in the future.

Philosophy

1- Enhancing student academic strength and developing scientific and research talent.
2- Developing students’ scientific, research and technological capability.
3- Meeting the local community needs through programs with excellent quality. 
4- Making use of the best Arabic and international experiences in information technology and scientific research fields.
5- Providing specialization and latest modern methods.
6- Providing qualified faculty who are able to add to the college philosophy and apply it with the students and local community.

Objectives

1- Expanding students’ knowledge and enhancing their skills in the field of computer science and information technology.
2- Training students in all applications of computer science.
3- Supplying the community with competent experts who are trained to use computer science in all fields of life.
4- Providing training for community members in the field of computer science and information technology.
5- Enabling students to convey the huge development in information technology.
6- Preparing students academically to continue graduate studies in the future.
7- Training human resources (faculty and administrative staff) to deal with the current challenges and to gain various techniques.
8- Contributing to developing the college educational system.
9- Establishing new departments to provide all possible specializations in the college.
10- Promoting postgraduate programming and information technology fields and developing them in a scientific way.
11- Exchanging opinions, information, and suggestions. Also, cooperating in exchanging teaching and learning experiences with other universities.
12- Working on applied research between researchers from Gaza University and other universities to contribute to the preparation of scientific and educational conferences and workshops.
13- Establishing an advisory and consultancy office for the college to contribute services, such as the consultancy studies and feasibility studies in coordination with State institutions and the private sectors.

 

Faculty role in community service and scientific research

According to the important role of the faculty in organizing the events and programs that serve the community and the scientific research to achieve Gaza University goals, it works on the following activities:

  1. Provide academic and scientific consultation in different fields of the information technology sector
  2. Organize the training courses in collaboration with the continuing education unit which focus on developing the local staff.
  3. Participating in seminars, workshops, and technical events, which are always organized to introduce the society to the latest achievements and news of the IT sector and best practices for it.
  4. Participating in the university activities which are related to the community services and provide them with all technical facilities
  5. Establishing research centers and groups to present scientific studies and consultation for all community organizations
  6. Guide scientific research activities toward community issues.
  7. Networking with local and international research centers in joint projects
  8. Organize scientific conferences to publish research results related to the IT sector.
  9. Organize innovative events which leave a positive impact toward the latest trends of IT on the surrounding society especially the youth and graduates.
  10. Organize guiding and steering meeting about the latest international IT trends to aware them to develop their skills and competencies to meet market needs.
  11. Networking with secondary schools to provide students with required knowledge about the IT sector and their decision to choose this field in the university.

Career Opportunities

Computer Science graduates have unlimited career opportunities in the local and international market that are available in the following categories:

  • Online freelancing
  • Contracted Remotely with external companies
  • Local Freelancing and Self-employment
  • Startup project
  • Work with the private sector
  • Work with public organizations      

Working in the following Positions:

  • Database Systems Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Expert
  • Software engineer.

 

Graphic Design and Multimedia graduates have unlimited career opportunities in the local and international market that are available in the following categories

  • Online freelancing 
  • Contracted Remotely with external companies
  • Local Freelancing and Self-employment
  • Startup project
  • Work with the private sector
  • Work with public organizations      

Working in the following Positions:

  • Media Organizations
  • Press, Radio, and Televisions
  •  Software Development companies such as Games Development companies.
  • Advertising and Graphic Design Companies
  • E-learning Curricula development.
  • Child Education and Entertainment Institutions
  • Presses and Publishing
  • Digital Marketing

Positions are available for Multimedia graduates since it is a critical role in any institution.