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Information Systems

Summary

A plethora of scholars and practitioners have suggested the dire need for human capacity development for developing economies in the domains of ICT, Engineering, Management and Sustainable Development. Most developing economies face challenges in establishing and sustaining such degree programs, namely, the acute lack of qualified faculty and the exodus of the few graduating talents to the West. The ICT University (ICT-U) is a plausible solution to the aforementioned challenges. The ICT-U is an accredited University offering a hybrid of onsite and online diploma, undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Faculty members come from every continent of the world, hence representing a very globally diverse group. Our curricula and pedagogies are internationally focused and locally relevant to developing economies. The distinctive characteristic of ICT-U is that it goes beyond conventional modes of higher education to provide a creative and challenging educational platform on which scholars can develop their potential. Scholars(sometimes at the undergraduate level also) are required to conduct research, publish and present their research in academic and practitioner conferences and seminars. In the doctoral program, for example, students are required to develop a thesis/dissertation and to publish academic journal and conference papers before completion of the program. Scholars are individually mentored by international reputed faculty to ensure successful program completion.

Bachelor Programs

Electronics have revolutionized the world. From iPods and cell phones to personal computers, we use a number of high-tech devices multiple times a day. And individuals with the skills needed to build the electronic circuits that drive these devices are in demand. At The ICT University, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (B.Eng.) at one of our campus locations and you could be at the forefront of a growing industry. Some of your courses will be taught online and you will get to interact (live) with professors from the US and students from multiple countries.

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technologies is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

Whether you are at our ICT-U campus or online, qualified practitioner faculty will teach your classes, and you’ll have regular opportunities for collaboration and interaction with classmates. In addition, Engineering Technology – Electronics students can specialize in the area of Renewable Energy.

Students earning a degree in AIT will be able to apply accounting and information technology concepts and principles to analyze and solve accounting systems issues, describe and explain accounting and information technology concepts, issues, and solutions, evaluate accounting and information technology issues and solve those issues with viable processes and technology.

The Bachelor of Science  in Accounting Information Technology program usually takes three years for full – time students taking classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. However; students can complete the course in less than four
years if they are taking 15 credit hours and above per semester. Students prior to graduation are required to have
completed 90 credit hours; 60 from core Accounting Information Technology courses, 10 General Education
requirement and 20 electives. Below are some of the cores of program required courses

  • College Algebra
  • Psychology
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Economics, Microeconomics
  • Spreadsheet Software Laboratory
  • Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Statistical Methods

The Bachelors Degree program in Business Management and Sustainable Development (BMSD) provides college students with the solid, theoretical groundwork that is required to productively achieve the standard career objectives of an organization or company. Our BMSD degree students are given profoundly and comprehensive class that educates them how to effectively manage a company’s scarce resources – capital, human, and physical.

Our Bachelor’s Degree in BMSD focuses on utilizing information as a resource for a company or organization. It also emphasizes the manager’s important role in collecting, analyzing, recording and presenting the necessary market data during the corporate decision making process. BMSD students are trained to manage and thrive in a variety of industries. This degree provides college students with the solid, theoretical foundation that is essential to effectively achieve the standard career objectives of an organization or company.

This is a three year program for full-time students taking classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Regular and part-time students are allowed to go above three years, however, students cannot be allowed in the program after five years. Students are required to complete at least 120 credit hours selected from a list of the core, required and elective courses offered. All students prior to graduation must carry out a scientific research project supervised one-on-one by a faculty member. See below for a list of some of the selected core courses.

Sustainable business degrees integrate the worlds of business and economics with the environmental, social and cultural aspects of sustainability. The degree program for those interested in this field can be found in sustainability or business with a concentration that integrates these two areas of study.

As a network systems and data communications analyst, you’ll play a crucial role in the workplace, making it possible for others to do their jobs. Without networks — and analysts — computers would be unable to share information. Also called network architects and network engineers, analysts make sure that emails can be sent and received, employees can work together on the same document, and private information is protected from prying eyes.

Graduates upon completing this degree program are expected to development the skills and knowledge essential to design, build, maintain and manage network and communication systems in any organization. Consequently, students are taught core components of communication, such as TCP/IP Programming, Internet Computing, High-Speed Networks, real time systems and Client Server Computing.

This is a four year program (or three years if a student takes classes during the summer semesters) for full time students, and students are required to earn at least 48 credit hours, complete a research project supervised by one of the faculty members and also complete a three month mandatory summer internship.

The program enables students to discover how engineering techniques can be applied to software development and employ their practical experiences in building effective software products. Students are taught how to deliver efficient working products on time. The best practices in software development will prepare students for work as computing professionals.

Students learn to develop their self-sufficient learning skills by taking an array of projects all the way through the course. They will be presented with a variety of scope to localize their area of study with a choice of two from five optional units in Year 3, together with an individual software engineering project. The course focuses on providing students with a combination of computing theory and practice to prepare them for immediate entry into computing profession after graduation. Students can also choose to spend the third year on an industrial placement, returning to complete your degree in the fourth year.

This is a three year program for students taking classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Regular and part-time students are allowed to go above three years, however, students cannot be allowed in the program after five years. Students are required to complete at least 96 credit hours selected from a list of the core, required and elective courses offered. All students prior to graduation must carry out a scientific research project supervised one-on-one by a faculty member.

As a software engineering major, you’ll study the scientific and mathematical basis of computer software. You’ll learn a variety of programming languages and how to design, analyze and maintain software.

Information and Communication Technology is an interdisciplinary major for students interested in combining information technology with communication foundations. Students in the major will learn skills in cutting edge technology, web design and applications, communicating information effectively, delivering information in and through creative and intelligent approaches, and working in teams.

The Information Systems and Networking (ISN) major is designed to provide students with a technical background in information technology as well as a broad perspective of the business environment in which information technology plays a strategic role. The major emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills; these skills can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology.

Master Programs

The i-MBA program is an 18 month program for full-time students. Students will be allowed to complete the program in two years but cannot exceed four years. Students pursue a common core of coursework during their first semester in the program. The core coursework focuses on the emerging political, economic, and business factors that affect the world. The first semester in the program culminates with a summer internship where students may apply skills learned in their coursework and master their leadership craft. During the second semester in the program, students will choose a specific domain of expertise or concentration with the aim of becoming a domain expert. The program offers five concentration areas:

  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs)
  • Sustainability and Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care Information Technologies

Course Framework

The program consists of a training component of 39 semester hour credits and an internship of 12 credits during the summer of the first year totaling 51 credits. The common core consists of 21 credit hours. This course framework assumes you have an undergraduate business education. Additional courses may be required for students without a business background.

The Master of Science In Information and Communication Technology degree helps IT experts to gain and develop the practical skills considered necessary to succeed within the information and communications technology field through hands−on, practical coaching in specific courses, structured for the busy grown person. The amalgamation of practical skills and strategic business perception, together with the cutting−edge technical skills crucial to blossom in the field, will aid you advance your vocation now and position you for upcoming line of business growth and security.

Prospective and contemporary IT experts will profit from targeted training based on professional needs, such as web design and development, telecommunications technology, or database design and administration. Tailor your Information and Communication Technology master’s degree through the ground-breaking Professional Options curriculum, which permits you to decide on courses that accommodate to the unambiguous requirements of your line of business.

In the speedily developing, converged world of ICT, it is critical to take hold of the varied industry rudiments, while also gaining an insider’s standpoint regarding definite areas of ICT such as web and software design, technology and project management, networking, geographic information systems, and information security. Students will gain knowledge of how and to what extent their area of study come together with others to give them a distinctive and competitive edge all through their vocations.

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) master’s degree is a two years degree program for students taking classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Regular and part-time students are allowed to go above three years, however, students cannot be allowed in the program after four years. The course load will consist of the following:

  • Cocompletion of Coursework
    • ICT Research Seminars (6 hours)
    • Courses in Area of Concentration (27 hours) (Manuscript development)
    • Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics (3 hours)
    • Qualitative Research Methods (3 hours)
  • Master’s degree comprehensive examination or Scientific (theory-driven) thesis and a public defense
  • Submission/Publication of three peer reviewed journal and three conference articles (facilitated through one-to-one mentoring of ICT-U faculty members)

 

This ICT master’s degree Specialties include the following:

  1. Telecommunication Technology Specialty This master’s degree specialty provides students with practical, hands-on education related to the telecommunications industry, including how to assess budding telecommunications technologies, wireless networks and services, and the convergence of voice, data, and multimedia services on the global IP network for the fulfillment of communication needs.Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a specialty in Telecommunications Technology requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)This degree prepares students to:
    • Grow to be talented in the technical specifications of multiple telecommunications technologies.
    • Appraise alternative technologies for the fulfillment of communications needs.
    • Evaluate current and emerging telecommunications technologies.
    • Get ready for a future in which telecommunications, data transfer, and digital entertainment converge.
    • Prepare and assess the effectiveness of an enterprise network.

     

  2. Software Design and Programming Specialty 

The Software Design and Programming master’s degree area of expertise exposes students to applied, hands-on training on classifications, implementation strategies, and cost-effective project management skills. The techniques are functional during lab sessions, where professional instructors lead software degree students to categorize and overcome difficulties presented by designing and programming software. Students engaged in the degree program find out how to develop quality software programs and applications. They also learn about Software Quality Assurance, the Unified Software Development Process, and C# and Java languages.

Master of Science degree in Information and Communications Technology with a specialty in Software Design and Programming requires completion of 48 credit hours(12 courses).

The Master of Science in information Systems and Networking is a two year program for students taking classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Regular and part-time students are allowed to go above two years, however, students cannot be allowed in the program after three years. Students are required to complete at least 36 credit hoursselected from a list of the core, required and elective courses offered. The course load will consist of the following:

  • Completion of Coursework
    • ICT Research Seminars (6 hours)
    • Courses in Area of Concentration (24 hours) (Manuscript development)
    • Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics (3 hours)
    • Qualitative Research Methods (3 hours)
  • Master’s degree comprehensive examination or Scientific (theory-driven) thesis and a public defense
  • Submission/Publication of three peer reviewed journal and three conference articles (facilitated through one-to-one mentoring of ICT-U faculty members)

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