December 08, 2023@ 01:41 AM
The ubiquitous use of computing technologies in industries, academics, organizations, and individuals has made everyone rely on the information systems for their daily operations, planning, and decisions making. However, the industry and individuals are facing a shortage of skilled Information Technology (IT) professionals. In order to overcome this gap, the Information Engineering Technology department at National Skills University, Islamabad offers a 4-years bachelor’s degree program in Information Engineering Technology (IET). The BSc-IET program aims to develop and prepare highly skilled individuals for rewarding up-to-date careers in the fields of 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.
BSc-IET program is majorly based on practical knowledge along with exploration of the various other disciplines. The program comprises of both course work as well as practical to train the students with the latest industry tools & techniques to handle the problems faced in the industry, academia, and daily life. The IET department is fully equipped with the latest Computer labs to train the student with professional and subject-specific skills including formal, algorithmic & mathematical skills, competencies in analysis, design, realization, and project management, technological competencies as well as interdisciplinary skills.
BS in IET is a 4-years degree program with two semesters each year, a large part of the curriculum is dedicated to practical experience in the form of lab work, student projects, and one semester in industry. In the first two years, the core curriculum will focus 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. The 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 theories.
To produce graduates in the field of information engineering technology that are professionally competent, manifest ethical behavior, and display readiness to work in challenging environments in academia, industry, and society.
To provide students with skills and knowledge necessary to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer information engineering technologies and enable students to accomplish their personal, organizational, and societal goals. The students will exhibit a good understanding of professional ethics, effective communication, interpersonal skills, and hands-on expertise in information engineering tools.
To produce quality information engineering technologists who:
PEO 1: utilizes their skills and technique related to information engineering in designing, developing, maintaining, and troubleshooting associated system/infrastructures.
PEO 2: Maintain high professional competency standard by staying current with technological innovations through furthering and industrial training.
PEO 3: Contribute as a well-rounded member of society by practicing information engineering technology’s function creatively, sensitively, and responsibly in contemporary globally challenging environments.
PEO 4: Demonstrate leadership in a multidisciplinary environment effectively through communication and interpersonal skills.
NSU has adopted National Technology Council’s student outcomes for the Information Engineering Technology program. The outcomes of the program to be acquired by students are:
(i) Engineering Technology Knowledge: 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, and methodologies.
(ii) Problem Analysis: 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: An ability to design solutions for broadly defined engineering technology problems and contribute to designing systems, components, or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iv) Investigation: An ability to conduct investigations of broadly defined problems; locate, search, and select relevant data from codes, databases, and literature, design, and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
(v) Modern Tool Usage: An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly defined engineering technology problems, with an understanding of limitations.
(vi) Engineering Technologist and Society: 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 problems.
(vii) Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technology work to solve broadly defined problems in societal and environmental contexts.
(viii) Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices.
(ix) Individual and Team Work: An ability to function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams.
(x) Communication: An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined engineering technology activities with specialists in the field & with society at large; comprehend, write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, give and receive clear instructions.
(xi) Project Management: An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering technology management principles and apply these to one's work as a member or leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
(xii) Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize the need for and engage in independent and life-long learning in specialized engineering technologies.
Professor and Chairperson
December 08, 2023@ 01:41 AM