As a result of the increasing role of Information and Communication Technology in various aspects of human life, there is the need for advanced trained personnel that can cope with both practical and theoretical skills to manage the sector. To fill this important gap, the Department of Information Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola designed the M.Tech Information Technology. The details of the curriculum are as presented below.
Information Technology systems are playing a critical role in all aspects of modern life and are influencing the performance of all sectors of national and local economies. Current information systems are making it possible for organizations to improve the way they conduct business in a variety of ways. Enterprise in both the private and public sectors are increasingly employing information and communication to facilitate the critical operation and management of scarce resources.
Sectors such as health care, agriculture and energy are benefitting immensely from the introduction of information systems. Similarly in the oil industry and most manufacturing firms, information and communication technology systems are employed in all phases of operation, including upstream, production and downstream activities. Modern communication systems have enabled the wireless exchange of data, video and voice packets anywhere across the globe. Sensor networks arebeing used in the energy and environment for monitoring performance and their impact. Knowledge of the potential impact of information system and the ability to put this knowledge to work can result in a successful personal career, Organizations that reach their goals and a society with a higher quality of life. The M.Tech programme in Information Technology is guided by the need to develop knowledge ??of an aspect information and communication technology that can be applied thoughtfully and carefully to the benefit of society’s business and industry for overall national development.
Aim and Objectives
The M.Tech programme in Information Technology is designed to produce skilled Information Technology professionals by facilitating learning through a variety of pedagogical methods, technologies and environments. In addition, the programme aims to educate IT managers and professionals with the requisite technical and management knowledge in the design, development and management of information systems. Specifically, the programme seeks to inculcate in students:
- Current knowledge of information and communication technology in areas such as IT enterprise management, knowledge and information management, Internet and Web technologies, business analytics etc.
- Technical and management knowledge and their integration for designing, developing and managing ICT systems.
- The solid foundations for sustainable self – development in a rapidly changing ICT World.
Candidate for the M.Tech programme in Information Technology should possess at least a second class honours (lower division) degree in Information Technology, information systems, computer science or related disciplines of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola or of other Universities recognised by senate of the university.
Mode of Study
The mode of study for the programme shall be by comprehensive course work to be assessed by written examination accompanied with original research work presented in a dissertation to be defended in an oral examination before a panel of examiner.
To be awarded M.TECH Information Technology, a candidate must have taken and passed the prescribed number of compulsory and elective courses totalling 39 Units as follows:
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