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Department of Information Technology

September – December 2020 (Fall) Semester to be conducted ONLINE.

Information technology (IT), considered to be a subset of information and communications technology (ICT), is “the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems” (Information Technology Association of America).

The responsibilities of those working in the field include network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of an organization’s technology life cycle, by which hardware and software are maintained, upgraded and replaced.

We currently offer two programs in the Information Technology Department leading to the award of undergraduate degrees; B.Sc. (Software Engineering) and B.Sc. (Network Engineering and Cyber Security).

  1. B.Sc. (Software Engineering) Program

Program Overview

Software systems have become the foundation for modern businesses. This degree will equip students with the necessary software design skills necessary to pursue a successful career in developing computer based systems and solutions.

Students will gain foundational principles of the subject matter along with practical experience in the field, allowing them to keep up with the constantly evolving field, and enable them to secure rewarding careers globally.

Duration of Program: The Program will be offered over 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).

Award of Degree: In order to be awarded the B.Sc. (Software Engineering) degree, students must successfully complete the minimum of 36 credits of courses in General Education and the minimum of 60 credits of core courses in the Software Engineering Program.

Learning Outcomes of B.Sc. (Software Engineering):

  • Pursue a career as a software engineering with the application based knowledge gained during the course of the study;
  • Make strides in the industry by effectively communicating and working in tandem with multi-disciplinary teams or specialized teams with ease;
  • Exhibit leadership by demonstrating the aptitude to succeed and pioneer growth in the field of software engineering.

Delivery Mode: Courses will be delivered face-to-face and online.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum requirements to enter a program of study leading to a 4-year Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline in their country of origin.

These include GCE (Ordinary Level) Credit Pass in English, Mathematics or Calculus, Physics and two other relevant Social Science or Science subjects.

Applicants with GCE (Advanced Level) or a 2-year diploma in another discipline or in a related and relevant subject area may be given an advanced standing or credit towards admission into this B.Sc. degree program at American University of St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Additionally,

(a). Applicants must achieve a passing grade in CSEC or GCE ‘O’ level in no more than

      2 examination sittings.

(b). Applicants with a post-secondary Diploma or Associate Degree must have attained

      minimum GPA of 3.0 or a cumulative B+ average from a recognized tertiary level

      institution. 

No entrance examination is required at this time.

In this discipline, students will take courses such as Calculus, Technical Physics, Engineering problem solving, Computer Science, Programming, Discrete Structures, Algorithms & data structures, software testing and maintenance, Professionalism, etc.

2. B.Sc. (Network Engineering and Cyber Security)

Course overview

The B.Sc. (Network Engineering and Cyber Security) is a Program that provides students with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge to solve complex problem in the IT industry. With the changing scenario of the business scape of the Caribbean and the world at large, there is a huge demand for Skilled Professionals who are required in the field of cyber security.

The Core objectives of the Program are to:

  • Impart knowledge of networking
  • Enhance knowledge of advanced networking
  • Equip students with the technical knowledge in cyber forensics and networking

Duration of Program: The Program will be offered over 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).

Award of Degree: In order to be awarded the B.Sc. (Network Engineering and Cyber Security) degree, students must successfully complete the minimum of 36 credits of courses in General Education and the minimum of 60 credits of core courses in the Network Engineering and Cyber Security Program.

Delivery Mode: Courses will be delivered face-to-face and online.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum requirements to enter a program of study leading to a 4-year Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline in their country of origin. These include GCE (Ordinary Level) Credit Pass in English, Mathematics or Calculus, Physics and two other relevant Social Science or Science subjects.

Applicants with GCE (Advanced Level) or a 2-year diploma in another discipline or in a related and relevant subject area may be given an advanced standing or credit towards admission into this B.Sc. degree program at American University of St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Additionally,

(a). Applicants must achieve a passing grade in CSEC or GCE ‘O’ level in no more than 2 examination sittings.

(b). Applicants with a post-secondary Diploma or Associate Degree must have attained minimum GPA of 3.0 or a cumulative B+ average from a recognized tertiary level institution. 

No entrance examination is required at this time.

Courses

In this discipline, students will take various courses in Computers, Internet Programming, Wireless and Advanced Network Technology, Cybersecurity, Mobile Computing, etc.