Why should you join the MAPS BSc in Information Technology?

  • Provides exposure to modern and industry leading techniques in software development and network management.
  • Leads to a wide range of career opportunities in the IT field.
  • Easy assessment methods (variety of assessment methods used, including assignments, practicals; presentations and exams).
  • Most affordable course fees with easy installments!

Course Description
This course is designed to allow students to become IT specialists who have an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to design, implement and manage an organisation’s technology infrastructure and support the people who use it. The graduates from this course will have their abilities developed in areas as information system; data communication; computer programming; systems analysis and design; multimedia; mathematics; artificial intelligence; project management; database management; web development; mobile computing; knowledge discovery and data Mining; and human-computer interaction.

This course is part of the MAPS College’s Information Technology Study Programme, which offers courses from Certificate Level 1 to Degree level at present. The MAPS BSc in Information Technology (Software Development / Network Management) degree programme is designed to allow students to either progress after completing the MAPS Foundation Studies in Information Technology or for students to gain direct entry after completing their A Levels.

This is a 3 years, 360 credits course and during the final year, students are offered the opportunity to choose their preferred specialization from the two streams available, which are Software Development and Network Management.

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by MAPS College.

MNQF Level
Level 7 Bachelors Degree (view approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicant must meet at least one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • MAPS Foundation Studies in Information Technology
  • MNQF Level 4 Qualification (related field)
  • 2 A’ Level passes (E or above)
  • 2 HSSC passes (C or above)
  • 20 years old AND completion of the 10th year of School AND 2 years of work experience in relevant field

Minimum Proficiency in English
Applicants joining a degree programme at MNQF Level 7  must meet one of the following minimum requirements:

  • obtained a score of 5.5 or higher at IELTS, or
  • obtained a ‘C’ pass or a higher grade in IGCSE English as a Second Language, or
  • an equivalent achievement in a similar assessment of competence in English language

Course Structure
Year 1 (120 credits)
Semester One (4 compulsory modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-501 Professionalism in the IT Industry
  • MITD-502 Mathematics for Information Technology
  • MITD-503 Foundations of Information Technology
  • MITD-504 Fundamentals of Programming


Semester Two (4 compulsory modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-505 Introduction to Internet Software Platforms
  • MITD-506 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • MITD-507 Parallel Programming and Operating Systems
  • MITD-508 Information Technology Project (Level 5)

Year 2 (120 credits)
Semester One (4 compulsory/elective modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-601 Database Systems
  • MITD-602 Algorithms and Complexity
  • 1 module from below elective modules:
    …..MITD-603 IT Security: Principles and Practice
    …..MITD-604 Information Systems
  • MITD-605 Management of IT Projects and Resources

Semester Two

  • MITD-606 Systems Analysis and Modeling
  • MITD-607 Multimedia Design and Production
  • 1 module from below elective modules:
    …..MITD-608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    …..MITD-609 Mobile Computing
  • MITD-610 Information Technology Project (Level 6)

Year 3 (120 credits): students must select either Software Development or Network Management as their specialization.

Software Development Specialization
Semester One (4 compulsory/elective modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-701 Object Oriented Design
  • MITD-702 Programming Languages: Principles and Paradigms
  • MITD-703 Software Quality Assurance
  • 1 module from below elective modules:
    …..MITD-704 Database Management Systems
    …..MITD-608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    …..MITD-708 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Semester Two (4 compulsory/elective modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-705 Analysis and Design of E-Business Systems
  • MITD-706 Web Application Development
  • 1 module from below elective modules:
    …..MITD-707 Graphics and Multimedia for Application Development
    …..MITD-709 Human-Computer Interaction
  • MITD-710 Information Technology Project (Level 7)

Network Management Specialization
Semester One (4 compulsory/elective modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-711 Distributed Systems and Networks
  • MITD-712 Data Communications and the Internet
  • 1 module from below elective modules:
    …..MITD-707 Graphics and Multimedia
    …..MITD-709 Human-Computer Interaction
    …..MITD-708 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • MITD-705 E-Business Analysis and Design

Semester Two (4 compulsory/elective modules worth 60 credits)

  • MITD-713 Advanced Network Technologies
  • MITD-714 Wireless Engineering
  • MITD-715 Computer and Network Security
  • MITD-710 Information Technology Project (Level 7)

Duration:
MAPS BSc Information Technology – 3 years (6 semesters)

Intakes: January and June

Course Assessments
All the units are assessed by time-constrained written exam and by coursework. (i.e. assignments, presentation, oral-test, case-studies, etc).

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

Pathway
Students who complete the MAPS BSc in Information Technology course may use it as a standalone professional qualification or progress on to a masters degree programme.

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How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.