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Curriculum Framework for Diploma & Master

(SLM 0520) Islamic Culture (2, 0, 2)

This course is intended to acquaint the student with the main cultural issues of classical and modern Islam: the challenges of modernity, the requirements of development in the Islamic world and the main trends of modern Islamic reformist thought. A special emphasis is made on the needs of the Arabic language to meet the requirements of modern scientific expression and writing. Relevant original texts are studied in these courses to achieve their objectives through first-hand knowledge of the subject.

(TCM 0532) Quantitative Analysis (2, 1, 3)

This course will help students, among other things, to study the scientific approaches to managerial decision making. The techniques taught in this course will help students to solve an increasingly wide variety of practical problems in most types of business, with emphasis on technology management. The course includes: Introduction to quantitative analysis, Probability concepts and applications, Decisions analysis, Regression analysis, Forecasting models, Various methods and models for linear programming: applications with computer analysis, Integer programming and non linear programming, Inventory control models, Waiting lines, and Queuing Theory.

(TCM 0533) Technology Selection (3, 0, 3)

The course is designed to enable the student to acquire the basic skills of technology selection. It includes: Basic concepts of technology and its fundamentals role in the development of society; Feasibility Studies; Technology Selection and Evaluation Process; Technology selection criteria; Technology and Competitiveness; Value Chain Analysis; Technology Life Cycle; Technology Audit; Science and technology in developing countries; Social carries of technology; The industrial modernization models; Impact of technology on organization strategies; Impact of technology on socio-economical and political issues; and technology and environment.

(TCM 0534) Technology Acquisition (2, 1, 3)

This course gives an in depth knowledge of the process of technology acquisition. It includes: Technology: meaning, definitions, classifications, and appropriateness - Technology management: interactive nature, knowledge, science, engineering and technology - Importance and needs of technology and technology management in GCC countries- Technology acquisition meaning and basic concept - Technology acquisition life cycle - Technology acquisition process: Initiation, Planning, Research, Evaluation, Negotiations, Implementation, and Operations - Methods and applications of technology evaluation - Negotiation in acquiring technology: strategies, techniques and tactics - Technology transfer meaning and concept - Intellectual property rights - Forms of agreements and contracts - International agreements - Training role in technology transfer - Obstacles in transferring technology - Technology forecasting.

(TCM 0535) Strategic Management and Planning (3, 0, 3)

This course starts by introducing students to the principles of magangement and, hence addresses policies and procedures of strategic management; its nature, importance, and relationship with operational and tactic management. It enables students to build up major skills of performing strategic analysis of internal and external environments in preparing strategic reports of firms and in accomplishing the strategic choice phase. It builds the skills of students to use strategic models and functional indicators in evaluating the strategic performance. The course also aims at introducing students to the challenging aspects that distinguish technology management from other areas of management, both in theory and practice. Placing technology in a strategic context, elevating it to the policy level, and integrating technological capabilities into the strategy making process.

(TCM 0536) Information Technology Management: (3, 0, 3)

This course aims to analyzing information technology from a management control perspective, emphasizing organization environment, technology, decision models and performance evaluation as determinants of information processing systems. The course discusses in general areas of strategic information technology planning, information systems department management, end-user computing, organizational problems, information technology for competitive advantage, information as a means of adding value to business processes, advantage from Information technologies, implementation problems and policies, evaluation of information technology. This course introduces the drivers of the use of information technology in the new world of business. Deals with information technology in the context of organizations, focusing on business pressures and the strategies used to counter them. Provides a framework around which the rest of the course is built. Traces the growing importance of Information technology management and presents a conceptual model to show the key areas and the principal issues for executives in each area. Presents case examples of how these ideas are being implemented in practice.

(TCM 0537) Managing Technological Innovation: (2, 1, 3)

Technological innovation: meaning, definitions, importance, concept, characteristics, types, scope, context &sources - The innovation process: steady-sate condition - The four dimensions of technological innovation space available to organisations (4ps) - Entrepreneurship - Technological innovation life cycle - Technological innovation management: methods, styles approaches & process - Innovation management archetypes - Innovation models - Managing innovation within organisations- Innovation as a core business process - Building the innovation organization - Organisation’s creative climate - Developing an innovation strategy- Building the innovation case - New product development - Creating new products and services - Exploiting new ventures - Capturing the benefits of innovation - Open innovation and technology transfer - Knowledge management: classification, process, obstacles & sharing - Sources of innovation networks - Strategic alliances and networks - Capturing learning from innovation - Management of research and development (R&D) - Managing R&D projects - R&D statistics - Patent, patent analysis and patent as innovation indicator - Innovation measurement- Innovation capability audit.

(TCM 0539) Project Management: (3, 0, 3)

Increasingly, the demands of clients on all types of projects are becoming more and more complex – whether it be technological, construction, banking, oil, governmental, etc. The demands show themselves in the requirement to strictly control costs, accomplish on time, improving quality and reducing risk. The focus of this course is to understand the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of Project Management and apply Project Management best practice techniques to all kind of projects. Course outlines: Management meaning and background - Management & organisation - Organisational types - Project management definition and concept – Types of project organisations - Projects types - Project life cycle, objectives, tasks & methodology – Project planning, monitoring & control techniques: Bar charts, S-curves, Critical Path Analysis & Precedence Diagrams - Resource allocation – Types of contracts - Project cost estimating - Project Budget - Project Cash flow forecasting – project cost control - Earned Value Analysis - Project quality management - Project risk management - Use of computers.

(TCM 0521) Economics for Technological Projects: (2, 0, 2)

The course includes: Prepare and interpret a cash flow diagram, Time value of money – Interest - interest formulae - Concept of equivalence - Irregular cash flow - Deferred annuities - Interest rates that vary with time - Uniform gradient of cash flows - Nominal and effective interest rates - Interest compounded more than once per year - Economic appraisal - Project appraisal background - Project appraisal methods and applications, Economical evaluation of a single project, Economical comparison and selection among alternatives, Net Present Worth method (NPW), Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC), Payback period method, Average Annual Rate of Return (AARR), Discounted Cash Flow Yield method (DCF), Evaluating projects with the Cost-Benefit Ratio method, Depreciation methods, Replacement Analysis, Breakeven and Sensitivity Analysis.

(ENG 0500) English: (0)

The course aims at enhancing the students’ knowledge of terms commonly used in the field of science and technology, equipping students with reading skills to enable them to read and understand references material written in English, and educate them on how to write a proper report. A student may be exempt from this course according to the academic committee recommendation.

(MTH 0500) Computer Applications: (0)

The course aims at enhancing the students’ competence in using Personal Computers and benefiting from different modern applications of information technology in accessing, processing, and quantitatively analyzing, reporting, and presenting relevant information. An intensive guided resort to the Internet is stressed during the course. A student may be exempt from this course according to the academic committee recommendation.

(TCM 0512) Research Methodology: (1, 0, 1)

This course is designed to help students identify, define and formulate a research problem. It establishes the foundations of practical research methodologies, with emphasis on the planning and procedures of empirical research in interdisciplinary fields. It discusses via a series of well-structure tasks, the various aspects of research: problem selection, problem definition, research objectives, research strategies, methodoligy, data collection & analysis, verification, evaluation, reporting and presentation of research results. Every student is expected to prepare a review paper on a subject related to his/her scientific background and prepares scientific presentations of a literatuer review of his/her proposed thesis, methodology, and/or fieldwork. Each student is expected to deliver two or more seminars. Satisfactory presentations and discussions in these seminars are prerequisites for the submission of the masters’ thesis proposal.

(TCM 0501) Technical Writing (0, 0, 0)

Critical thinking is the foundation of excellent writing. This course for technology management students is designed to expand and refine critical thinking skills and to apply these to technical writing projects. This course is particularly recommended for diploma students to help them writing their diploma projects.

(TCM 0540) Diploma Project: (4, 0, 4)

(For Diploma Students only)
The project shall provide evidence that the candidate has acquired, to a satisfactory degree, the ability: to master theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Technology Management, to search for references, review literatures, comprehend the subjects, use modern scientific and technological tools (e.g. Internet) to formulate ideas, conduct research, study, analyze, and present the research results in the form of a written report. The subject of the diploma project will be selected by the student after the consultation and approval of the academic staff supervisor.

(TM..) Elective Courses I, II & III: (2, 0, 2)

(For Master Students only)

Student should select, in consultation with his/her academic advisor, the courses from the three tracks according to his/her interest and background. In case that the student wants to deepen his/her specialization, he/she has to choose the courses from one only of the three tracks according to the specialization of his/her first university degree (BSc / BA), with the consultation of the student’s academic advisor.

(DIS 0690) Masters Thesis: (9)

Continuation of the course started in the third semester. Student should select the problem related to the same track of his/her selected elective courses. Student is expected to prepare the Master's thesis under the supervision of the graduate student's advisory committee and present and defend his/her thesis infront of a pannel of examiners (internal and external) in an open session. Seminars should be delivered by the student during his on going research work.

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