Information Technology Program

Educational Objectives and Competency Profile

IT programs aim to provide IT graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in Information Technology upon graduation and grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field. Specifically, a student must be able to:

  • Explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives;

  • Manage the information technology resources of an individual or organization;

  • Anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization;

  • Understand and for some to contribute to the scientific, mathematical and theoretical foundations on which information technologies are built;

  • Live and work as a contributing, well-rounded member of society.


In general, the graduates of the program will have the ability to:

  1. Implement, maintain and manage information technology resources and services

  2. use and apply current technical concepts and practice in the core information technologies;

  3. Analyze, identify and define the IT requirements that must be satisfied to address problems or opportunities faced by organizations or individuals.

  4. Design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment;

  5. Design and implement computer networks

  6. Identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address the user’s needs;

  7. Analyze the impact of technology on individual, organization and society.

  8. Assist in the creation of an effective IT project plan.

  9. Analyze, adopt and demonstrate IT best practices, standards and their application.

  10. Manage and administer computer networks

  11. Demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skill

  12. Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal by integrating personal initiatives and group cooperation.

  13. Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and peers both verbally and in writing, using appropriate terminology.

  14. Implement, maintain and manage Web based and multimedia systems and services.

  15. Implement maintain and manage data and database systems.

  16. Understand and practice professional ethics and values

  17. Recognize the need for continued learning throughout their career


Admission requirements would be similar to the general institutional requirements. That is, the student should complete preparatory level education and the entry point is determined accordingly by the Ministry of Education for the regular students whereas the admission criteria for distance and continuing education program are as per the University’s requirement.


As revised at national level the course of study of the program is four years and in these years there are eight semesters i.e. two semesters per academic year (each semester has 16 weeks of which 15 weeks of effective teaching-learning and one week for administering examinations)