Course Description
The Diploma in Information Technology provides students with the foundations to develop in-depth knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise in the design, implementation and management of an organisation’s technology infrastructure and support for the people who use it.

There are two entry routes to this course. Students gaining entry into IT Diploma programme after completing their A Levels or MAPS Advanced Certificate in Information Technology course can complete this diploma course in 1 year while students students who gain entry after completing their O Levels or MAPS Certificate III 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 5 Diploma (view Approval)

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

  • MAPS Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Information Technology
  • 2 A’ Level passes (E or above) or HSSC passes (C or above)
  • MNQF Level 4 Qualification (related field)
  • 20 years old AND completion of the 10th year of School AND 2 years of work experience in relevant field, and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program.

Students must have a good understanding of IT before commencing this course. Students without prior IT qualifications or experience are recommended to undertake the MAPS Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Information Technology or the MAPS Diploma in Information Technology (2 year programme) instead.

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

  • 3 O Level passes (C or above) including SSC or equivalent
  • MNQF Level 3 Qualification, such as the MAPS Certificate 3 in Information Technology
  • 18 years old AND 1 year work experience AND ability to communicate in English language

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

  • a score of 5.5 or higher at IELTS, or
  • 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 Diploma in Information Technology (for students who gain entry after completing A Levels or MAPS Foundation Studies in Information Technology)

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)

Two Years MAPS Diploma in Information Technology (for students who gain entry after completing O Levels or MAPS Certificate III in Information Technology)

Year One:
Semester One (4 compulsory modules worth 60 credits)

  • MFIT-401   Computer & Information Systems
  • MFIT-402   Introduction To Programming Concepts
  • MFIT-403   Introduction to Multimedia & Digital Graphic Design
  • MFIT-404   Business Communication

Semester Two (4 compulsory modules worth 60 credits)

  • MFIT-405   Database Systems
  • MFIT-406   Internet & World Wide Web
  • MFIT-407   Data Communication & Computer Network
  • MFIT-408   Office Automation Software

Year Two:
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)

Duration:
MAPS Diploma in Information Technology (via A Level or Foundation Studies Route) – 1 academic year (2 semesters)
MAPS Diploma in Information Technology (via O Level Route) – 2 academic years (4 semesters)

Intakes: February, August.

Mode of Study: Face to Face (Male’ Campus only)

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 complete MAPS Diploma in Information Technology course can directly join the MAPS Associate’s Degree Course or join the Second Year of the MAPS BSc in Information Technology 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.