Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Networking Technology
The world today cannot operate without computer networks, whether personal wired networks, office wireless networks, or the Internet. Regardless of the technology used in designing the network, information should travel across it in a secured and efficient manner. The aim of the Telecommunications and Networking Technology major is to provide students with the right expertise to design, troubleshoot, implement and manage wired and wireless networking systems. AUM students will be trained for direct entry into the Telecommunications and Networking profession and will be prepared for graduate studies as well.
1. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The objective of the TNT program is to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths. Hence, few years after graduation, TNT graduates will be:
- Working productively as network architects, administrators and security specialists, by designing efficient solutions to emerging problems in their field.
- Working competently as team members or leaders, and abiding to local and global ethical standards in the profession.
- Continuously acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge related to telecommunication and networking industry, showing effective use of oral and written communication skills.
2. STUDENT OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of all TNT program requirements, TNT graduates will be able to have the following knowledge, skills and behaviors:
- 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.
3. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
For industry, the Telecommunications and Networking Technology (TNT) 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 contributes to life-long learning as well as acquiring the knowledge needed to apply information technology solutions to business needs. Graduates typically are employed as:
- Network analysts
- Network engineers
- Network support specialists
- Local Area Network (LAN) administrators or consultants
- Future advancement can lead to positions in management, or as advanced technical specialists
- Some students continue their studies to pursue graduate degrees.