Diploma in Information Technology (A6464)

The Diploma in Information Technology programme primarily focuses on the design and development of computer-based systems to enhance the efficiency of business organisations. To achieve this, students will receive fundamental training in programming and problem-solving skills, computer systems, mathematics for IT and informationdatabase. In addition to the fundamental subjects, students are exposed to areas such as Database Design & Management, Systems Analysis & Design, Information Systems Development as well as related technologies involving Data Communications & Telecommunication Systems,

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Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems and Multimedia Systems. By the end of this programme, students will not only be well-versed in the designing of databases and information systems but more importantly, they will be well-equipped to make informed management decision based on the information they have.

 

There is a variety of prospective careers for the students in this programme such as Information System Specialists, System Administrator, Database Administrator, Project Manager, Software Developer, IT consultant, Researcher and Entrepreneur.

 

 

NETWORKING
This specialisation will prepare you for a career in information technology emphasising computer networks, network analysis, and network design. Through a balanced curriculum of computer hardware, software, architecture, and communications, you will develop a solid understanding of how to design, manage, and maintain computer-networking systems, including LAN, WAN, and enterprise networks. It is also known where network management minor focuses on developing both a basic understanding, and a practical skill set for the continuing maintenance and operation of micro-based computer networks. The technologies used by a small business network are the same technologies used across the Internet. TCP/IP is the de facto standard for communication protocols across the network. A detailed study of TCP/IP, in conjunction with courseware in Ethernet, switching and routing, helps prepare students for employment in any business or organisation to help keep the network in operation.

 

MULTIMEDIA
The Interactive Multimedia programme prepares students for careers involving electronic media products and focusing on marketing and design. Interactive Multimedia is a field of study that integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text, and data for the delivery of interactive content either through multimedia devices or the Internet. The Interactive Multimedia programme will produce graduates who are prepared for entry-level positions with service bureaus, multimedia design and production companies, advertising design firms, corporate training developers, and companies specialising in electronic publication and Web design. Graduates of this programme will have a solid background in interactive media design and imaging hardware and software. Through design projects and hands-on experience, they will develop a working knowledge of interactive media design and multimedia project authoring.

 

INFORMATION ENGINEERING
The Information Engineering is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a variety of workplace settings. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in areas of programming practices, development cycle, project specifications, data storage, the role of technology applications in business strategy, and legal and ethical issues.

Graduates with Information Engineering knowledge programme will be able to communicate effectively, as directed, for informal, formal, and quantitative tasks and will be conversant with the values and terminology of the field. They will be able to access information resources, evaluate them for credibility and relevance, and use the sources to present a wide range of alternatives. Having utilised academic processes such as feedback from faculty and self-reflection, graduates will be situated for lifelong learning.


INFORMATION SYSTEM
The Computer Information Systems specialisation in Database Management can help you master the principles, tools, and techniques used in the design, programming, administration, and security of database systems. As a professional in this field, you will be relied upon to analyse the data needs of an organisation or company, and determine how to organise and store the data in logical and useful ways. You will be able to find opportunities in a variety of in-demand, database-related, technology career fields, holding positions such as data analyst, database administrator, or database designer.

 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Computer software engineering specialists and management professionals design, build, and implement software solutions that are the driving force in every business, not-for-profit, and government agency. They are also relied upon to analyse existing systems and discover new ways to optimise their performance. So, it is no surprise that significant job growth is expected in computing fields over the next several years. You will gain skills and knowledge that can be applied in nearly every industry.

Here, you can choose to specialise your CIS degree programme with a specific track of study, allowing you to obtain the exact abilities you need to excel in the field you prefer.

 

These majors offer unique specialisations where the importance of academic curriculum and IT industry exposure keeps you in the forefront of industry demand. Information Technology is a rapidly changing discipline that affects many aspects of modern industry. There is an acute shortage of computer professionals, so career prospects for students following IT courses are excellent.