The Faculty of Computer Studies (FCS) at the Arab Open University offers leading-edge programmes of study in the most in-demand fields through Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. Currently, FCS in the Kingdom of Bahrain offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Computing (ITC). The ITC Programme is in partnership with the Open University-United Kingdom (OU-UK). This is a validated programme of study and provides students on opportunities to obtain dual degrees (i.e., one from the AOU and the dual one from the OU, UK). By virtue of being validated programme, the FCS has a team of External Examiners from reputed UK Universities to ensure that quality of this award is of the same standards as those offered at comparable Universities in the UK.
The FCS philosophy is to keep its programmes up-to-date with the latest technical advancements, satisfying the relevant market/employer needs. In addition, the AOU, in general, is keen to keep its programmes revalidated from the OU-UK to provide our students with extra international recognition to maximize their employability possibilities. FCS uses the Blended Learning mode to deliver technology enhanced education and bridge the barriers of time, space and different learning styles. Quality Assurance is one of the main tools to assure the provision of high quality education, which meets the expectations of FCS students and the job offering organizations.
Information Technology and Computer (ITC) – (BSc. Degree)
The Information Technology and Computing (ITC) programme has been designed and developed to provide a high-quality programme of study to students at the Faculty of Computer Studies (FCS), Arab Open University (AOU). The design and development of this programme have taken into consideration the guidelines provided by professional standard bodies, including the QAA, UK (QAA2016) and the curriculum guidelines of ACM-IEEE 2013 in addition to the up-to-date prospectus of the Computing and Information Technology provided by the Open University-UK.