The objectives of this course are to expose the students to both conceptual and theoretical knowledge and practical experiences on Information Technologies. Introduction to IT hardware and software including computers, storage devices, telecommunications equipment, and system software are different areas the course will look into.
The course is designed to expose students to the concepts of information technology and system software. Illustrations of these concepts will be made to specific technologies and software. After the completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the general components of a computer.
2. Explain how the general components of a computer system function.
3. Understand the trends in information technology innovations.
4. Identify the general components of an operating system.
5. Explain how the general components of an operating system function.
6. Understand the trends in operating systems.
Entry Requirement:There are no formal academic entry requirements. However, the
admission office assesses candidates’ suitability for this course of
study based on the academic and/or professional qualification(s)
submitted by applicants with application form, English Language
Assessment and Intention to Study check.
Programme Structure: There are three levels of examination- Certificate, Diploma, and Professional Graduate Diploma. Successful completion of one level leads to another level.
BCS LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN IT
This level is the academic equivalent to Year 1 of a UK university honours degree and is recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as Level 4. It consists of a two-hour written paper on each of the following three compulsory modules. BCS recommends a minimum of 200 hours study per module.
Certificate-1: Information Systems
Certificate-2: Software Development
Certificate-3: Computer & Network Technology
CERTIFICATE-1: INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Topics to Cover
1a) Data Management:
1b) Systems Analysis and Design:
CERTIFICATE-2: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Topics to Cover:
2a) Fundamental Concepts of The Programming Process:
2b) Phase-specific issues of software development:
2c) Introduction to programming concepts:
2d) Files: Sequential, Index-Sequential and Random Access :
2f) Role and Need for System Software:
2g) Case Studies In Problem Solving/Algorithm Analysis
CERTIFICATE-3 COMPUTER & NETWORK TECHNOLOGY
Topics to Cover:
3b) Processor Architecture:
3c) Introduction to Operating Systems and System Software
Completion of the Certificate in IT level means you are eligible to apply for BCS Associate Membership (AMBCS) and you could either mover on to BCS Diploma or 2nd year in a designated university.
BCS LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN IT
This level is the academic equivalent to Year 2 of a UK university honours degree and is recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as Level 5. BCS recommends a minimum of 225 hours study per module. The course requires a Two(2) hour written exam focusing on the one core module and each of the three optional modules of your choice.