Information Technology Major
The BSc in Information Technology is a three year programme based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations. The programme aims to address the needs of the Caribbean region and produce graduates who have been exposed to experiences that will prepare them to address the information processing requirements of organisations.
The requirements for the B.Sc. in Information Technology are as summarized below.
Level I: 24 Credits
Level II Core: 15 Credits
Level III Core: 21 Credits
Additional level II and III: 6 credits from Computing
Additional level II and III: 18 credits from any discipline including Computing
Foundation Courses: 09 credits
Total: 93 Credits
Level I: (24 credits = 12 credit from Computing + 12 credits from anywhere)
Course Code Course Name Credits
COMP1126 Introduction to Computing 1 3
COMP1127 Introduction to Computing II 3
COMP1161 Object-Oriented Programming 3
COMP1210 Mathematics for Computing 3
Courses from any discipline 12
COMP1220 Computing and Society 3
Level II: (15 credits)
Course Code Course Name Credits
INFO2100 Mathematics and Statistics for IT 3
INFO2110 Data Structures for IT 3
COMP2140 Software Engineering 3
INFO2180 Web Design and Programming 1 3
COMP2190 Net-Centric Computing 3
Level III: (21 credits)
INFO3105 Computer Systems Administration 3
INFO3110 Information Systems 3
INFO3155 Information Assurance and Security 3
COMP3161 Database Management Systems 3
INFO3170 User Interface Design for IT 3
INFO3180 Web Design and Programming II 3
COMP3901 Capstone Project 3
Plus six (6) credits at level II or level III taken from Computing (i.e. CS, IT, IS, SWE, CE)
Plus eighteen (18) credits at level II or level III taken from any discipline including Computing.
Plus nine (9) credits of foundational courses.
Applicants should possess 5 CXC subjects (grades 1-3, including English language and mathematics) or their equivalent, two (2) of which should be at the advanced level CAPE (2 units each at grades 1-5), to qualify for the full time 3 year degree programme. One of these advanced level courses should be in a science subject. A teachers’ college diploma, an associate's degree in mathematics, information technology or science or a pass in EC14C will be considered equivalent qualification for persons without CAPE passes.
Graduates of this programme will be able to function as user advocates, as well as select, create, apply, integrate, and administer computing technologies in order to meet the needs of users within a societal and organisational contexts. Possible career paths include:
Application forms can be obtained and submitted at SAS. Once this is done, take the following original documents and copies to any UWI centre:
Applicants outside of the university’s contributing territories should submit documents certified by educational institutions or notary public, and be prepared to submit original documents for verification by or before registration.
NB: UWI contributing territories: Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago.