Jul 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Information Technology (B.S.)

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Program: B.S.
Department of Computer, Electrical and Information Technology (CEIT)  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-6338 ~ ipfw.edu/ceit

The B.S. in Information Technology (IT) focuses on the usage and application of current technical concepts and practices, and the identification and analysis of user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. Students will have an understanding of best practices, standards and applications of information technologies, and have the awareness to assist in the creation of an effective project plan to help meet the needs of organizations, enterprise, or society.

The main objective of the IT program is to prepare graduates who are seeking careers in designing, developing, programming, and implementing information technology based systems, with an emphasis on network and communication systems (voice, data, and video), mobile and telecommunications systems, computer system & application management and administration, Web application development, computer system securities, enterprise application, information integration, and other emerging areas in the IT field that meet organizational, enterprise, and societal needs.

The curriculum includes enterprise IT infrastructure, communications and networking, and IT Project Integration. Technical electives and the IT senior project I and II enable the program to be tailored to the specialization needs of students. Graduates will possess a combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to support an organization’s information technology infrastructure as well as the people who use it.

B.S. Information Technology - Program Educational Objectives
1.  To be a working Information Technology (IT) professional with core competencies that can be used on multi-disciplinary projects
2.  To understand the importance of relationship building within the IT industry
3.  To understand the need for lifelong learning in the exploration and journey in IT
4.  To understand, evaluate and practice ethical behavior within the IT industry
5.  To be change agents in the IT industry

Student learning outcomes for the degree are:
The graduates will have:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies. 
(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems. 
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. 

(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. 

(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan. 

(o) A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

The Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology (CEIT) department also offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in computer engineering technology (CPET) and a Bachelor of Science and an Associate of Science in electrical engineering technology (EET.)  In addition to the degrees, the department offers a minor in electronics and certificate programs in computer-controlled systems, power electronics systems, and computer networking.

To earn the degree, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (Regulations)  and of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (Colleges ); and complete the following courses earning grades of C- or better in all Core  Courses, Technical Electives, and General Education Requirements:

Approved Technical Elective Courses: Credits 15

  •  See Academic Advisor before registration. Cr. 15.

Approved Elective Courses: Credits 12

  • See Academic Advisor. Cr. 12

Total: Credits 120

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