Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology (IST)
Information Systems and Technology program aims at equipping its graduates with an adequate combination of knowledge and practical expertise. Students will learn how organizations use computer systems and procedures, and how to integrate information technology into business models and business processes, thus helping organizations operate more efficiently while better meeting their business objectives. Students will combine business practices with programming, software design, project management, and databases. Graduates with such skills shall bring to any organization necessary expertise to compete in today’s job market.
1. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Information Systems and Technology (IST) students after graduation will be:
- Problem solvers who apply information technology solutions to business needs.
- Information technology leaders utilizing the knowledge acquired in the IST program.
- Life-long learners who participates in the advancement of the economic and social development of the local community utilizing their professional and ethical skills.
2. STUDENT OUTCOMES
The Program of Study follows the accreditation agency “the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology” (ABET) in learning outcome criteria implemented in alignment with AUM’s vision and educational philosophy. Graduates of Information Systems and Technology must have demonstrated:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
- An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies [IT]
- An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems [IT]
- An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment [IT]
- An understanding of best practices and standards and their application [IT]
- An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan [IT]
3. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
For industry, the IST program produces practitioner-oriented information technology professionals and future leaders who can immediately contribute to problem solving and business results through application of information technology. They are actively integrated with the industry through engagement that both contribute to life-long learning as well as acquiring the knowledge needed to apply information technology solutions to business needs. Graduates typically are employed as:
- Application developers,
- Database administrators,
- IT analysts,
- Project managers,
- Software developers,
- Software engineers,
- Web developers.