The Department of INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY is one of the Departments in the Faculty of Engineering, established in September 2015. The Department offers B.Tech. The degree programme in Information and Communication Technology with plans to offer two additional programmes at the second phase of development.
There are three functional laboratories in the Department that serve the academic programme of the Department. The laboratories are well equipped to cope with the teaching of students and for the use of academic staff for research purposes.
AR Yauri (BSc, BIT, MSc, PhD)
H.O.D, Dept. of Information Technology
The students registered in the Department offer the same courses at the 100 level but start to offer courses in their chosen disciplines from the 200 level. At the 300 level Semester, all students in the Department are required to proceed on six-months Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) as part of their graduation requirement.
The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The B.Tech. the degree is conceived as a vehicle for serious academic learning and research geared toward development from the theory of computing to application of information technology that will be beneficial to the community, industry, government and the country at large; with a strong desire to achieve an enviable level of professionalism and entrepreneurship while maintaining good academic background germinating into a valuable industry-university relationship.
The purpose, aims and objectives of the programme are to:
i) Create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer science and its capabilities.
ii) Involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
iii) Provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills.
iv) Develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable skills of information and communication technology to all aspects of human endeavours.
v) Generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computer in an industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.
vi) Provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.