Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology (IST)
The 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 these skills shall bring to any organization the necessary expertise required 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 participate 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 ABET student outcomes criteria implemented in alignment with AUM’s vision and Learning and Educational Philosophy. Graduates of Information Systems and Technology must have demonstrated:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
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 the application of information technology. They are actively integrated with the industry through engagement that contributes both to life-long learning as well as acquiring the knowledge needed to apply information technology solutions to business needs. Graduates are typically employed as:
- Application developers
- Database administrators
- IT analysts
- Project managers
- Software developers
- Web developers