Information & Communication Technology


ICT has penetrated deep into the core processes of industry, many activities in offices supported are by ICT resources, information management hardly occurs without ICT, trade is supported en masse by ICT services, ICT is penetrating ever deeper into healthcare and advanced technical devices are coupled to computer networks, and managing businesses is supported by fast access to information.
 
This program was set up in close cooperation with both the local and international ICT branch. The emphasis lies on acquiring long term insights, concepts and techniques and in mastering practical skills. Our focus is to continually align the program with new developments in the business community. The Information and Communication Technology degree program focuses on two specific aspects:
• The development and implementation of software and information systems
• The administration and operation of such systems, products and the ICT infrastructure.

The four year ICT degree course is a day course with an internal and external component. The internal curriculum covers the first three years of the course and consists of five theoretical clusters:
• System Analysis and System Development
• Telematics and Technical Aspects
• Information Resource Planning
• Management and Organizational Science
• General Higher Vocational subjects

The final course year is completely external and consists of a work placement component and a graduation component of 100 working days each. The work placement enables the student to orientate in the ICT Branch and find areas of interest. During the graduation phase the student will apply the acquired knowledge and make the connections between the various theoretical disciplines.

Graduates from the degree program Information and Communication Technology are fully fledged ICT specialists and can be immediately deployed in the business community or government. Due to the broad nature of the course this means that they can be placed in many different positions in the organization. They also have the skills to further develop themselves by:
• acquiring new knowledge and skills
• being able to apply acquired knowledge and skills in new situations
• the ability to identify problems in new situations