May 09, 2021@ 09:46 PM
The ubiquitous use of computing technologies in industries, academics, organization, and individuals have come to rely on the information systems for their daily operations, planning, and decisions making. However, the industry and individuals are facing the shortage of skilled Information Technology (IT) professionals. In order to overcome this gap, the Department of Information Engineering Technology at National Skills University, Islamabad offers a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Information Engineering Technology (IET). The BS-IET program aims to develop and prepare highly skilled individuals for rewarding up-to-date careers in the software engineering, system administration, technological management and advancement. This program has been structured to provide students with scientific knowledge and skills in computing and technology.
BS-IET program is majorly based on practical along with exploration of the various disciplines of arts and humanities. The program comprises of both course work as well as practical to train the students with the latest industry tools and techniques to handle the problems faced in industry, academia and daily life. The Department of IET is fully equipped with latest Computer labs to train the student with professional and subject-specific skills including formal, algorithmic and mathematical skills, competencies in analysis, design, realisation and project management, technological competencies as well as interdisciplinary skills.
BS in Information Engineering Technology is a four-year degree program with two semesters each year, with a large part of the curriculum dedicated to practical experience in the form of lab work, student projects and a semester in industry. In the first two years, the core curriculum will focuses on the foundational coursework in mathematics, physics, and basic computing. At the beginning of the third year, the rich set of IET elective courses will continue with in-depth knowledge of digital computation, computer hardware, software, application tradeoffs and the basic modeling techniques representing the computing process. Final year, will cover complementary courses, including Engineering Design, Engineering Laboratory, Systems Management and industrial placement. At the end of each semester, the students are required to pass through various internal evaluations, assignments, and theory.
To be recognized as a center of excellence in the domain of Information Engineering, by building strong technical expertise, in order to provide innovative solutions to global as well as local technological challenges.
To provide a right nurturing environment to the students and prepare them to have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career as professional engineers. The mission is extended to the commitment of providing state-of-the-art interactive education through innovation, cutting-edge research with real-world experience promoting industry-university partnerships and life-long learning.
This program at National Skills University is being initiated as per the standards of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and National Technology Council (NTC).
The BS Information Engineering program aims at producing engineering graduates who are expected to meet the following program educational objectives:
PEO 1: Explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization to achieve its goals and objectives.
PEO 2: Manage the information technology resources of an individual or organization;
PEO 3: Anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization
PEO 4: Understand and for some to contribute to the scientific, mathematical and theoretical foundations on which information technologies are built.
PEO 5: Live and work as a contributing, well-rounded member of society exhibiting intellectual breadth and practice IT management functions creatively, sensitively, and responsibly in contemporary global and societal environments.
NSU has adopted National Technology Council, NTC’s student outcomes for the Information Engineering Technology program. The outcomes of the program to be acquired by students are:
(i) Engineering Technology Knowledge (SA1): An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, Engineering Technology fundamentals and Engineering Technology specialization to defined and applied Engineering Technology procedures, processes, systems or methodologies.
(ii) Problem Analysis (SA2): An ability to Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze broadly-defined Engineering Technology problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to the discipline or area of specialization.
(iii) Design/Development of Solutions (SA3): An ability to design solutions for broadly- defined Engineering Technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iv) Investigation (SA4): An ability to conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
(v) Modern Tool Usage (SA5): An ability to Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to broadly-defined Engineering Technology problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
(vi) The Engineering Technologist and Society (SA6): An ability to demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to Engineering Technology practice and solutions to broadly defined Engineering Technology problems.
(vii) Environment and Sustainability (SA7): An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of Engineering Technology work in the solution of broadly defined Engineering Technology problems in societal and environmental contexts.
(viii) Ethics (SA8): Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of Engineering Technology practice
(ix) Individual and Team Work (SA9): An ability to Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams.
(x) Communication (SA10): An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined Engineering Technology activities with the Engineering Technologist community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
(xi) Project Management (SA11): An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Engineering Technology management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
(xii) Lifelong Learning (SA12): An ability to recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist Engineering Technologies.
May 09, 2021@ 09:46 PM