FACULTY OF information technology
The field of Information Technology (IT) is ever dynamic; its advancement and development had been rapid and is ongoing. To face the challenges of this rapid advance, the Future University recognizes that people need to be responsive to the needs of the country as well as global demands. Hence, it is essential and important that Sudan's IT capability should be continually developed and strengthened to be at a global standard.
In line with the vision and mission of Future University to produce competent graduates that not only cater to the needs of the IT industry but also consider the human interaction with IT in the changing world. The Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Information Technology (BSIT) follows a programme structure developed to match the needs of the global market. This structure has been developed after consultation with all relevant stakeholders from academia to industry as well as with reference to the model curriculum recommended by international professional organizations like the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The BSIT program curriculum is designed on a semester basis. A total of ten (10) semesters is required to complete the degree. The required one hundred seventy-seven (177) credit hours are distributed over ten (10) semesters with maximum of 21 units per semester. The first eight (8) semesters have maximum of 7 courses with the remaining last two (2) semesters with five (5) courses only to enable the students to have ample time for their research and capstone projects.
The ten (10) semester program includes both theoretical and practical courses. Broadly speaking, the theoretical foundation is laid during the first four semesters and this knowledge is consolidated by inclusion of more practical courses in the final six semesters. This program aims to ensure both technical and managerial competencies.
Learning Outcomes The BSIT curriculum is a well-crafted program that aims to prepare IT graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in IT upon graduation and grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field. Specifically, after graduation a student should be able to:
- Explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives;
- Function as a user advocate;
- 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 organizations;
- Understand, and in some cases, contribute to the scientific, mathematical and theoretical foundations on which information technologies are built;
- Live and work as a contributing well-rounded member of the society.