BS Information Technology
Why study IT
The latest advancements in technologies for communication, computation, interactivity, and delivery of information introduced inventions like the Internet, the World Wide Web, email, bulletin board systems, virtual communities, E-commerce, and other online technologies which brought a paradigm shift into the world of business – from data processing to information processing – converting industrial society to an “information society”. Such inventions also upgraded computer technology into information technology (IT). While this paradigm shift improved productivity, it also created new workplace challenges regarding the development, operation, maintenance, and up-gradation of organizational IT infrastructure. Twenty-first-century organizations use technology to find solutions for all kinds of business challenges. For this, organizations need appropriate systems that work properly and are secured, upgraded, maintained, and replaced if appropriate. Similarly, employees of organizations require support from experts who understand computer systems and software, and who understand how to make the technology effective for productivity. In this regard, the bottom lines are valued for their knowledge and skills. This has created a huge demand for IT professionals both locally and globally.
Aims of BSIT Program
The BSIT program aims to produce graduates who can meet the challenges of the 21st century’s knowledge-driven complex workplaces. The curriculum of the program provides integration of all components that allow complete access to new knowledge and technologies to meet the vision of the future. The program prepares students to plan, organize, acquire, install and manage the information technology needs of businesses, government, health care, schools, and other kinds of organizations. The program’s curriculum also helps students to gain first-hand knowledge of the design, development, and delivery of high-quality IT projects aiming at meeting management expectations.
The objective of the program is to prepare students for professional careers and graduate studies with a balance between computing theory and practical application of software engineering concepts, methodologies, tools, and technologies in the modern software development environment. The curriculum is designed to ensure breadth across allied disciplines and supporting subjects, and depth in most areas of the software engineering body of knowledge. Various components have been included in the curriculum to ensure that the graduates will understand and be able to apply mathematics, physical science, computer science, and other related disciplines.
The program will produce entrepreneurs of great character, competence, vision, and drive equipped with up-to-date knowledge, marketable skills, valuable competencies, unique expertise, globally compatible dispositions, and culturally and professionally acceptable values to take on appropriate professional roles in the information technology domain or proceed to further or higher education or training.
The structure of the BSIT program is very dynamic and provides the basis for various options including Breadth-Based, Depth-Based, and Integrated Breadth & Depth-Based specializations. Students may choose a particular option, which is the most appropriate for their planned future career.
A minimum of 138 credit hours shall be required for the completion of the BSIT program which will also include a capstone project.
The program shall comprise Eight (8) semesters spread over Four (4) calendar years with two semesters a year. The maximum time limit of the Degree is defined in the University’s Rules and Regulations.
The candidates must have an Intermediate or equivalent qualification with at least 2nd division or equivalent.