The predecessor of the Faculty of Information Technology was the department of Computer Science and Information Systems, which was part of the College of Science at ASU. That department was established in 1991/1992 academic year.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems was evolved in September 2001 to a full-fledged college called the College of Computer Science and Information Technology. The College of Computer Science and Information Technology was renamed to its current name, Faculty of Information Technology, in 2007/2008 academic year. The total number of students who were enrolled in the department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the year it was established in 1991 was 104 students. The number of faculty members at that time was only four.
Since that time the College has made every effort to evolve and expand its resources including human resources. Now the faculty of Information Technology employees around 60 individuals including 35 faculty members, and enrolls around 800 students.
The Faculty of Information Technology seeks to excel in all academic and administrative aspects. It continuously improves its programs and facilities in order to cope up with the needs of the local community and the entire region. In addition, it tries to meet the highest possible quality standards in education, scientific research and comprehensive support for students. The college seeks to provide state-of-the-art educational programs that are consistent with local and international standards.
- To graduate students of excAellent quality who are able to engage in the labor market in the public and private sectors, or enroll in programs of higher academic studies. The college tries to stay in touch with its graduates (alumni) after they leave.
- To provide high quality academic programs that combine theory and practice, and that conform to global standards and meet the needs of current and future job markets.
- To encourage and facilitate the participation of academic staff in research and scientific activities and to motivate students to take responsibility and be committed to ethics, etiquette and rules of the profession, through it diverse programs and on-going education.
- To continuously improve the quality of activities and processes in the college through ongoing monitoring and documentation as well as process reviews and re-engineering