The Computing Department is responsible for providing technological services in the form of hardware, software & web services to the faculty, staff and student for creating an IT enabled learning environment. The computing service aims at collecting data, analyzing and disseminating information to help various users optimally utilize the information to accomplish their respective objectives. Following are the facilities and services provided by the Computing Department:
i. Computer Labs
The SUC has three computer laboratories with around a total of 122 computers with different configurations to match the requirements of the curriculum. A total of 170 System are managed by Computing Department with the help of technical assistant. All the computers have multimedia with internet facility in the lab and are regularly updated for uninterrupted access by the students.
ii. Audio-Visual Equipment in Class Room
SUC has 30 classrooms that are equipped with audio visual equipment and Internet connections. Classrooms multimedia resources are adequate to use online / offline resources for imparting knowledge and conducting various exercises to enhance the learning process. It is also used to enter online attendance so that transparency can be maintained. Access to portal and study material upload can be used for the benefit of the faculty and students.
iii. Printing & Photocopying Center
SUC has two heavy-duty photocopiers and printers to serve students in taking photocopies, color printing and color scanning all study material that is required for enhancing their learning outcome.
i. Software Centre
Software center is controlled by the Computing Department which is responsible for developing in house software as per the requirements of various Academic and Academic Support Services departments of the SUC. They also take care of portal services of the SUC. It also oversees all the software development activities outsourced to external consultants.
ii. Audit of Website, Portal & FAQs
The Computing Department audit the website, portal & FAQs on monthly basis in order to provide active web & portal services to the users of SUC including academic & academic support services to display information to the SUC community.
iii. Audit of Microsoft SharePoint CMS, Document Management System & Database Management System
The Computing Department audit the Microsoft SharePoint calendar management system, document management system & database management system on monthly basis in order to provide active services to the users of SUC including academic & academic support services to display information to the SUC community.
iv. Technical Services
The Computing Department assesses the requirements of academic and academic support services to serve the needs of faculty, staff & student and provides updated resources at regular intervals facilitate them for improving the IT services to the users.
v. Internet Services
The internet facilities are provided to faculty, staff & students to enable them to communicate at regular intervals. The internet network is connected with 40 Mbps fiber optics connections both network staff & student, however Wi-Fi network is 100 Mbps to provide adequate speed for enabling access to internet services throughout the campus. The internet facility is provided free of cost to its users 24x7, which enables the students to get global information from a worldwide network. In addition to this an internet based mail server that offers mail services is extended to the stakeholders to facilitate for internal and external communications.
vi. Student Personal Email Account
Every student enrolled in SUC should use their personal id for official communication at the time enrollment, however student can update every month if they are changing their email id visiting the skyline portal to update the email id.
vii. SUC Email Account (Office 365)
The Computing Department provides each faculty and staff an email account in the Microsoft cloud services for official correspondence. A unique email id bearing firstname.lastname@example.org faculty members and the HODs are provided with a unique email id bearing email@example.com and for each staff member firstname.lastname@example.org
viii. SUC Staff Telephone Landline & Mobile Connection
The Computing Department provides each faculty and staff member with a telephone connection with an extension number linked to the PABX System. The zero dial facility is provided to the Dean, HQA, Registrar, HOA, HODs and all marketing staff. This facility can be extended to other staff/faculty members on a need basis and upon approval by Dean. The computing department provides official mobile connection to all marketing department staff, head computing, account assistant, head sports, executive corporate affairs & PRO. However, this facility can be extended to other members on a need basis and upon approval by Dean. The mobile connectivity is provided to select staff members and HODs on a monthly slab basis as approved by Dean. This facility is provided to the members to enable them to develop business and facilitate to developing corporate relation even during non-working hours.
ix. SUC Staff Walkie-Talkie
The Computing Department provides Walkie-Talkie to all support staff, marketing staff, Registrar & Dean to facilitate them to interact for increasing the coordination and operational efficiency. This facility can be extended to other staff/faculty members on a need basis and upon approval by Dean.
x. Networking & Intranet Services
The Computing Centre network is powered by high-speed fiber backbone. On this backbone a File-Server is connected, which enables the faculty &students to post their study materials on internal server and store their important data and files in safe place.
xi. Portal Services
Students are given access to the portal services which enables them to get information about their attendance, grades, online appointment, registering online suggestions & complaints, HR services. Students can download CDP & study materials, access online e-database/e-books, online request system, online department feedback to track student progression, class schedule, advising, courses enrolled for & results etc., and the students are issued individual username and passwords for using this facility.
SUC encourages its faculty to share all study material on the SUC Portal to facilitate student learning. SUC requires its entire stakeholder to respect the legal right to intellectual and creative property in all media. All SUC faculties will ensure that student material uploaded confirms with prevailing Intellectual Property Right law of UAE. Faculties will indemnify SUC Management against any Copyright Infringement that arises out of material they have uploaded.
xii. Timings & Access to Computing Labs
The Computer labs are available for students from 0930hrs to 1330 hrs. and from 1700 hrs. to 2210hrs on working days. The Computer labs are available for access from 0900hrs to 1800 hrs. on Friday and from 0900 hrs. to 1900hrs on Saturday.
xiii. Turnitin Plagiarism Account
Students are given access to the Turnitin portal services which enables them to check the plagiarism before submitting the assignment, projects, case study and other as per subject and faculty allocated the task.