Information and Documentation Center
AASTMT believes in the role of information as one of the most important organizational resources. So, it established its information and documentation center since 1983. The main objective of the information and documentation center (IDC) is to develop the management information systems that help users in different departments to their work in easy, accurate, productive and compact way.
Systems are developed for Admission, Registration, Academic Fees, Academic Guidance, Library, all Financial Operations, Inventory, Purchasing, Personnel, Payroll, Medical Services, and most of the operations related to education, students, material affairs and security software systems.
IDC offers training chances for undergraduate students in computer database design and maintenance. It also provides assistance to researches and students in their studies and projects.
Computer Networking Center
The computer networking center (CNC) builds and maintains a unified backbone information network throughout the academy’s different campuses. It supports the college of engineering internet connection. CNC provides an Ethernet and Broadband Wireless facility for the students and the stuff to connect to the unified network, the intranet and the internet. Internet access is provided via wireless access points that cover all the college of engineering premises.
The CNC also provides and maintains the academy’s presence on the internet with various internet services (FTP, Email, Newsgroups…). The information and the documentation center (IDC) is also connected to the same unified network to facilitate access to the center from anywhere in the world, while maintaining special measures for its connectivity for security purposes.
The ABU-QUIR network, being the main campus (220,000 square meters) is covered by the state of the art ATM network using a fiber infrastructure to guarantee best performance. CNC sustains an infrastructure of a wide area network for all AAST campuses, which integrates data, voice and video. This infrastructure permits a full automation of administrative and educational mechanisms and permits a strong infrastructure for distant learning.
Multimedia Center (MMC)
The Multimedia Center is an integrated multimedia production house specialized in the development of educational and training multimedia courses on the Internet, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM. The MMC is considered one of the largest specialized centers that produce interactive educational programs in the Middle East. MMC’s main expertise is the development of educational and training e-learning and multimedia courseware. E-learning and e-training multimedia integrated courseware packages are prepared on the Internet (WWW), Intranets and CD-ROM discs. CD/online hybrids are also produced to make use of the strengths of both environments; speed of multimedia on CD-ROM and online updating and dynamic performance of the Internet .
As an integrated studio, the center furthermore offers other services in design, printing, audio recording and editing, and video capturing and editing. The Center comprises a number of specialized departments:
Computer Service Center
Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) has always been one of the largest supporters to students. The Academy's main goal was to improve the quality of service provided to the students in order to improve their skills and to enhance their capabilities. One of the main objectives for the computer Services Center is to provide new technology facilities to all the Academy's Students and staff.
The center offers professional office facilities and customized administrative support services. The center can give students and staff everything they need for preparing reports, papers, projects and presentations, with the help of skilled assistants. The center provides services such as scanning, typing, printing, and binding.
Microsoft Training Center
The center through the College of Engineering and Technology participation helps in improving students' skills, stay ahead of the curve with Microsoft's training and certification programs. The student can be validated as an expert in his field. If a student wants to launch an IT career, he is encouraged to visit the training center and join the training programs to keep Learning. Training Programs include:
Training and Consultation Center
The center is specialized in providing integrated consultancy as well as training services satisfying the various needs and requirements of individuals, companies and organizations in all fields. The goals of this unit:
Regional Informatics Centre
As a new contribution in its leading role in offering higher education standards and spreading the information technology, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport established the first Regional informatics center in the Middle East and North Africa. The Center works in collaboration with the College of Computing and Information Technology and relies on the College faculty and their participation in its diverse events.
RIC organizes the following: