Bachelor of Information Technology

 1.1 Background

The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) was designed with emphasis on having the student acquire the business, media, computing and communication skills necessary for employment and career opportunities in today’s ICT industries and business organizations. BIT Degree Programme will enable students develop conceptual and practical IT skills in integrating financial, organizational, marketing and production/service function with an overall business strategy.

1.2 Programme Rationale

This programme more than before is coming in when technology has taken over the world and currently referred to as the ‘digital world’. From mobile phones, smart television sets to complex lighting systems, experts in information technology are sought for in big numbers. Students with knowledge in computer networks, data management, systems and mobile application development among others will be the most sought after in this century and beyond. Bachelor of Information Technology Degree Programme is open to all prospective students and designed to enable its prospective students to undertake training in Information Technology (IT).

1.3 Course Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor of Information Technology Programme to introduce students to:

  1. Knowledge to critically analyse and apply a range of information systems concepts, principles, and practices to problem-solving across a range of information technology problem domains.
  2. A firm foundation for demonstrating competence in data communication and networking in distributed and centralised working environments
  3. Skills that demonstrate expertise in the main content knowledge of information technology.
  4. An understanding of how to effectively apply scientific and mathematical principles, methods and techniques to the research and development of emerging technologies in the computing field.
  5. A firm foundation for effectively using information technology frameworks (concepts, principles, methods, languages and theories) to design, analyse, and construct solution in a network-based environment.
  6. Knowledge to use technical writing effectively and professionally for varied audiences.

1.4 Programme Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students should be able to;

  1. Critically analyse and apply a range of information systems concepts, principles, and practices to problem-solving across a range of information technology problem domains.
  2. Demonstrate competence in data communication and networking in distributed and centralised working environments
  3. Demonstrate expertise in the main content knowledge of information technology.
  4. Effectively apply scientific and mathematical principles, methods and techniques to the research and development of emerging technologies in the computing field.
  5. Use information technology frameworks (concepts, principles, methods, languages and theories) to design, analyse, and construct solution in a network-based environment.
  6. Technically write effectively and professionally for varied audiences.

1.5 Skills for IT graduates

  1. Information technology-specific skills: This class of knowledge refers to the ability to use contemporary Information technology applications such as information management, networking, information assurance, human-computer interaction and Web systems and technologies.
  2. Fundamental and enduring information technology concepts: Concepts explain the how and why of information technology and they give insight into its opportunities and limitations. They include knowledge areas such as persuasive themes in IT, history of information technology, application domains, organizational issues, data modeling, data organization and retrieving, integrative programming, emerging technologies, and system integration and architecture.
  • General intellectual capabilities: This class of knowledge areas consists of broad intellectual skills important in virtually every area of study, not simply information technology. These skills allow students to apply information technology to complex tasks in effective and useful ways. Examples include problem solving, managing complexity through abstraction, modeling, use of appropriate tools, inter-personal skills, project management, developing effective interfaces, assets management and cost/ benefit analysis, logical reasoning, ethics, and effective oral and written communication skills.

1.6 Knowledge Areas

  1. Information Technology Fundamentals
  2. Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Assurance and Security
  1. Information Management
  2. Math and Statistics for IT
  3. Networking
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Platform Technologies
  1. System Integration and Architecture
  2. Social and Professional Issues
  3. Web Systems and Technologies

1.7 Career Prospects

The majority will take up administrative positions in Information and Communication Technology (computing and ICT-based) sectors, and other positions such as Software Developers, Web-Programmers, Systems & Network Administrators, Information Technology Planners, Systems Analysts, IT Project Managers, Information Systems Specialists and IT Lecturers.

Year 1: Semester I (6 Core Courses)

CODE

COURSE NAME

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 1101

Fundamentals of Information Systems

45

45

3

BIT 1102

Mathematics for IT

30

30

45

3

BCS 1101

Computer Fundamentals and Application

30

60

60

4

BAM 1102

Principles of Management

45

45

3

BAM 1104

Business Communication Skills

30

60

60

4

BAM 1101

Principles of Accounting

30

60

60

4

Sub Total

21

Year 1: Semester II (6 Core Courses)

CODE

COURSE NAME

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 1201

Systems Administration and Maintenance

30

60

60

4

BIT1202

Fundamentals of Database Systems

30

60

60

4

BIT 1203

Introduction to web Systems And Technologies

45

45

3

BIT 1204

Operating systems

45

45

3

BCS1202

Structured programming.

30

60

60

4

BIT 1205

Introduction to probability and  Statistics

30

30

45

3

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

21

Year 2: Semester I (5 Core courses)

CODE

COURSE NAME

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 2101

CISCO-IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software Repair

30

60

60

4

BIT 2102

Database Management Systems

30

60

60

4

BIT 2103

Information Assurance & Security

30

60

60

4

BBC 2102

Research Methodology

45

45

3

BCS 2203

Object Oriented Programming

30

60

60

4

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

19

Year 2: Semester II (4 Core courses & 1 Elective)

CODE

COURSE NAME

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 2202

Computer Networks & Data Communication

45

30

60

4

BIT 2203

System Analysis & Design 

30

30

60

4

BCS2202

Application Development. VB.NET

30

30

60

4

BIT 2204

Integrative Web Programming & Technologies 

30

60

60

4

Electives: (1 Elective Course)

BIT 2205

Cloud Computing

30

60

60

4

BBC 2204

Electronic Media & Multimedia Systems

30

60

60

4

Sub Total

20


 

Year 3: Semester I (5 Core courses & 1 Elective)

CODE

COURSE NAME

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 3105

Database Programming

30

60

60

4

BBC 3104

Business Intelligence & Data

Warehousing

30

60

60

4

BCS 3101

Software Engineering for Internet Applications

30

60

60

4

BIT 3101

IT Project Planning and Management

45

30

45

3

1 Elective

BIT 3102

Mobile Applications Development

45

45

3

BIT 3103

Artificial Intelligence

45

45

3

BCS 3105

Computer Graphics

45

45

3

Sub Total

18

 

Year 3: Semester II (4 Core Courses & 1 Elective)

CODE

COURSE NAME

LH

TH

PH

CH

CU

BIT 3201

 Information Technology Infrastructure Management

30

60

60

4

BIT 3203

Advanced Web Systems & Technology

45

30

60

4

BIT 3204

Final year project

120

60

4

Electives: (1 Elective Course)

BIT 3205

User Interface Design

15

60

45

3

BBC 3204

Enterprise Network Management

15

60

45

3

Sub Total

 

 

 

 

15