Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Information technology

PROGRAMME AIMS AND RATIONALE
Rationale
Our IT program prepares students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations. Its emphasis is on the technology itself more than on the information it conveys.
Aims

IT is a new and rapidly growing field that started as a grassroots response to the practical, everyday needs of business and other organizations. Today, organizations of every kind are dependent on information technology. They need to have appropriate systems in place. These systems must work properly, be secure, and upgraded, maintained, and replaced as appropriate. Employees throughout an organization require support from IT staff that understand computer systems and their software and are committed to solving whatever computer-related problems they might have. Our graduates of information technology programs are trained to address these needs.

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
A. Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
  • Recognize, recall and show understanding of specific Information Technology facts, terminology, principles, concepts and practical techniques;
  • The concepts and fundamentals of Computer hardware and software;
  • Select, organize and present relevant information clearly and logically;
  • Contribution of Information Technology to the development of knowledge;
  • Understand the concepts of operating systems, database and programming.
B. Cognitive/Intellectual skills/Application of Knowledge
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
  • Describe, explain and interpret phenomena and effects in terms of Information Technology principles and concepts, presenting arguments and ideas clearly and logically, using professional vocabulary where appropriate;
  • Think visually about problems;
  • Apply Information Technology principles and concepts to unfamiliar situations and get appropriate solutions;
  • Create software, web applications, websites and databases to cater the market needs.
  • Apply the acquired technical skills to solve problems in various business and technology areas
  • Select and apply management paradigms in appropriate business situations;
  • Design, develop and implement a management system and process for a business entity.
C. Communication/ICT/Numeracy/Analytic Techniques/Practical Skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
  • Manage software projects;
  • Carry out relevant calculations;
  • Demonstrate safe and skillful practical techniques;
  • Create effective communications
  • Interpret, explain, evaluate and communicate the results of their programs and investigative activities clearly and logically using IT knowledge and understanding, and using appropriate professional vocabulary.
  • Evaluate management processes and manpower analysis techniques and their place on the development of the business;
D. General transferable skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate managerial skills
  • Justify the importance of team sprit to solve a common problem.
  • Be self-contained to perform assigned tasks independently or with little guidance.
  • Complete their assigned task under tough time constraints.
  • Support business organizational control principles and procedures;

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