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BSc in Information Technology

Information Technology Major

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Programme Overview

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.

What are the objectives of this programme?

  1. Provide IT graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in information technology upon graduation and grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field
  2. Produce graduates who can become information technology professionals, able to work effectively at planning, implementing, configuring and maintaining an organisation’s computing infrastructure.

How is the programme structured?

The requirements for the B.Sc. in Information Technology are as summarized below.

Summary

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

Elective:

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.

What are the entry requirements?

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.

What career paths can I pursue with a B.Sc. in I.T.?

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:

Computer Analyst
Someone who examines specific problems in a company and determines what parts can be solved by computing technologies, and how best to do so.
Computer System Administrator
Someone who ensures that all computer systems in an organization are used efficiently and safely.
Network Administrator
Someone who ensures the smooth operation of all telecommunications services that a company uses for its business. This person oversees the use of many telecommunications technologies by the company including technologies that allow the company to communicate with its branches and other companies all across the world.
Web Master
Someone who manages a company’s use of Internet technology including designing, building, and maintaining web sites.
I.T. Project Manager
Someone who manages teams of information technology professionals in building information technology solutions for companies.
Technical Writer
Someone who prepares documentation (manuals etc.) for a computer system so that users and others, can understand how the system works.

How do I apply?

Application forms can be obtained and submitted at SAS. Once this is done, take the following original documents and copies to any UWI centre:

  1. birth certificate, academic certificates, professional certificates and/or diplomas;
  2. marriage certificate/Deed Poll (whichever is applicable) if present name is different from that on documents.

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.

 

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