Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
8 Semesters (Full-Time)
Programme Entry Requirements
Introduction & Programme Aims
The programme aims to develop work-ready, skilled ICT graduates who have had exposure to more than one technological solution. By focusing on problem solving skills and concepts it aims to produce graduates who can be flexible in the workplace and be ready to adapt in a fast moving industry. Each course has underlying concepts developed through a mixture of activities, and assessed using methods that closely model professional practice. The programme will guide students to apply industry best practice and ends with a major industry work placement in the final year.
The BICT programme is split into two sections. The first two years concentrate on developing the students technical skills base. Because the course is delivered in English there is a high level of English support in these first two years.
The next two years concentrate on applying those skills to solve problems, and introducing students to different roles within the ICT industry e.g. Management Information Systems, Programming, Database and Networking, which have been identified as areas of need within the Bahrain ICT sector.
Graduates of the programme will have the following qualities:
This programme prepares students for the following careers:
Management Information Systems Specialisation
Database Systems Specialisation
Teaching and Assessment
The Polytechnic uses a student-centred approach to teaching where tutors will develop the lessons so that the students are engaged in the learning process. Students are encouraged to ask questions, and to use problem based learning strategies. Also we endeavour to create an atmosphere in the classroom where everyone is equal and free to express their opinion and share their knowledge. The role of the tutor changes from teacher to facilitator where tutors guide students, not direct them.
The programme uses a blended learning approach including; face-to-face classroom based learning, online supported delivery, project-based learning, job placement, internships, individual work, group work, and studentcentred learning. An emphasis is placed on relevant practical projects in all years of the programme.
Students will undertake work placement in industry during year 4. Year 3 will also include project work as well as courses focusing on how to manage a project and create appropriate deliverables.
Summary of Programme Structure
The first two years of the programme cover a broad selection of core IT subjects, including Networking, Databases, Programming and Computer Architecture. At the end of year two, students will have the required knowledge to be able to choose their specialisation.
Accreditation and Partnerships
Foundation 2 Elective:
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