COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of science in Information Technology program prepares students to meet the information and communication technology needs of government, business, healthcare, universities, and other kinds of organizations. Information Technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunication systems to produce, manipulate, store, organize, retrieve, and transmit data. It involves development, installation, implementation, management, and maintenance of computer hardware and software within companies, universities, and other organizations.

AIM

The main aim of the programme is to produce graduates who will be resourceful in ensuring academic excellence and professional competence in the field of digital technology in Ghana and abroad.

OBJECTIVES

  • Appreciate the scientific principles and understand the underlying integrated (social, economic, political, cultural) nature of ICT and therefore not limit it to just a collection of hardware and software.
  • Be knowledgeable about the constant changing world and a means of aligning the dynamic nature of digital technology (innovation) to business of the future.
  • Be knowledgeable in the skills of Software Engineering;
  • Have the understanding on the programming techniques, principles and practice in Software Engineering;
  • Have the knowledge and skills in Web Technology and professional issues to start their career as Web Technologists;
  • Provide a totally integrated solution for the design, installation and operation of complex computer systems focusing on computer networks.
  • Demonstrate understanding and capability in applying theory and model which are the fundamentals in identifying and analysing a problem, designing systems, construction, implementation, verification and documentation.
Level -100
Semester – I
Code Name of the Subject Paper Credit
UWC 101 Communication Skill – I 3
UWF 101 Foreign Language French 2
BIT101 Introduction of Information Technology 3
BIT103 Basics of Accounting 3
BIT105 African Studies 3
BIT107 Calculus- I 2
    16
Semester – II
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
UWC102 Communication Skill – II 3
BIT102 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
BIT104 Fundamentals of Programming 3
BIT106 Digital Electronics 3
BIT108 Principle of Microeconomics 3
BIT110 Calculus- II 2
    17
Level -200
Semester – I
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
BIT201 Database Management System 3
BIT203 Object Oriented Programming – I 3
BIT205 System Analysis and Design 3
BIT207 Data Structure & Algorithm 3
BIT209 Principle of Management 3
BIT211 Linear Algebra 3
    18
Semester – II
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
BIT202 Data communication –I 3
BIT204 Object Oriented Programming – II 3
BIT206 Operating System Concepts 3
BIT208 Software Engineering 3
BIT210 Organization behavior 3
BIT212 Statistical Computing 3
    18
 Level –300
Semester – I
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
BIT301 Data communication –II 3
BIT303 Mobile Application Development 3
BIT305 Computer Graphics 3
BIT307 Web Technology-I 3
BIT309 Programming with VB.Net 3
    15
Semester – II
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
BIT302 Management Information System 3
BIT304 Human Computer Interaction 3
BIT306 Data Warehouse & Data Mining 3
BIT308 Web Technology-II 3
BIT310 Research Methods in Computing 3
    15
Level – 400
Semester I
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
BIT401 Linux System 3
BIT403 Ethical and legal Issues in Computing 3
BIT405 Project-I 3
Elective-I 3
Elective-II 3
    15
Semester II
Code Name of the Subject   Credit
BIT402 Emerging New Technology 3
BIT404 Software Project Management 3
BIT406 Project – II 3
Elective-III 3
Elective-IV 3
    15

**Elective Paper options for Level-400 – Sem-I

  • Software Testing             BIT 407
  • Wireless networking BIT 409
  • Emended system BIT 411

**Elective Paper options for Level-400 – Sem-II

  • Artificial Intelligence Concepts BIT 408
  • Database Design BIT 410
  • Real-time System BIT 412

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations(SSSCE),
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
and General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)

The general requirements for admission of WASSCE, SSSCE and GBCE candidates to first degree programmes are three (3) credit passes in three core subjects and three (3) credit passes in three relevant elective subjects.

i. SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
ii. WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
iii. GBCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects
iv. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Candidates Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).
v. Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) Candidates to First Degree Programmes
Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division).
Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND may be similarly considered
vi. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Candidates
Full Diploma Certificate in ABCE. Also, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). ABCE candidates may be considered for admission at level 200 of a degree programme.
vii. Mature Students’ Entry
Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace.
a. The applicant must be at least 25 years old;
b. show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate
documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years
old at the time of application;
c. applicant must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by the SIIMT (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test);

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