Course Description
This course is part of the MAPS College’s Information Technology Study Programme and the second year of the MAPS BSc in Information Technology (Software Development /Network Management) course. The main aim of the MAPS BSc in Information Technology course is 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 of the MAPS Associate’s Degree in Information Technology course would have completed two-thirds of the requirements necessary to achieve MAPS BSc in Information Technology degree.

There are two entry routes to this course. Students gaining entry into this Associate’s Degree programme after completing their MAPS Diploma in Information Technology course can complete this Associate’s Degree course in 1 year while students students who gain entry after completing their MAPS Foundation Studies in Information Technology would require 2 years to complete this course.

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

MNQF Level
Level 6 Associate’s Degree (view approval)

1 Year Programme: Academic Requirements
Applicant must meet the following minimum entry requirements:
» Completed MAPS Diploma in Information Technology

2 Year Programme: Academic Requirements
Applicant must meet one of the following minimum entry requirements:
» Completed MAPS Foundation Studies or MAPS Level 4 Advanced Certificate  in Information Technology  and meets the Language Requirements.
» Qualifications equivalent to MNQF Level 4 or above in the field of Information Technology.

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
One Year MAPS Associate’s Degree in Information Technology (for  students who gain entry after completing MAPS Diploma in Information Technology).

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)

2 Year MAPS Associate’s Degree in Information Technology (for  students who gain entry after completing MAPS Foundation Studies in Information Technology).

Year One:
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 Two:
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)

Duration:
MAPS Associate’s Degree in Information Technology (via Diploma Route) – 1 year (2 semesters)
MAPS Associate’s Degree in Information Technology (via Foundation Study Route) – 2 years (4 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
Student who completes the MAPS Associate’s Degree in Information Technology can join directly into the final year of the MAPS BSc in Information Technology (Software Development / Network Management) course.

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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.