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Department of Management Information Systems Courses

MIS Electives:

CIS408                  (3,0)3          Wireless Networking

CIS409                  (3,0)3          Game Programming

CIS410                  (3,0)3          Artificial Intelligence

CIS412                  (3,0)3          Internet Programming

CIS414                  (3,0)3          Modern Programming Platforms

CIS419                  (3,0)3          Research Methods

CIS420                  (3,0)3          Computer Forensics

CIS421                  (3,0)3          2D, 3D Digital Applications

CIS422                  (3,0)3          Human Computer Interaction

CIS423                  (3,0)3          Mobile Device Programming

CIS424                  (3,0)3          Emerging Technologies

 

Non-Departmental Electives:

BUS213                 (3,0)3          Business Ethics

BUS303                 (3,0)3          Human Resource Management

BUS315                 (3,0)3          Principles of Marketing

BUS406                 (3,0)3          Insurance & Risk Management

BUS407                 (3,0)3          Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BUS408                 (3,0)3          Non-Governmental Organizations

BUS418                 (3,0)3          Small Business Seminar

BUS420                 (3,0)3          Contemporary Issues in Business

BUS444                 (3,0)3          Cross Cultural Studies in Organizations

BUS445                 (3,0)3          Workshop in Export and Import

BUS452                 (3,0)3          Advertising and Promotion Management

BUS454                 (3,0)3          Logistic Management

BUS462                 (3,0)3          Leadership and Organizational Culture

 

Service Courses:

                                 (3,0)3          Language Elective

                                 (3,0)3          Language Elective II       

 

 CIS102 - Algorithms & Programming Techniques (3,0)3    
This course covers the basic problem-solving concepts, flowcharts, and pseudo codes that students need to know and understand when working in any computer language or application. With the detailed explanations and numerous illustrations, it compasses all fundamental areas of problem solving from the basics of mathematical functions and operations to the design and use of codes, indicators and arrays.

CIS207 – Fundamentals of Programming Language (3,0)3    
Builds on fundamental concepts of data processing techniques and technical language concepts. Emphasis is on computer programming logic, programming problems in JAVA, input/output processing, subroutines, function statements, flow-charting, and problem definition. Hands-on programming projects utilising any computer language is covered. (Prerequisite: CIS102)

CIS202 – Visual programming II (3,0)3    
This course incorporates the basic concepts of programming, problem solving and programming languages. Lectures are presented in a sequence that allows students to learn how to deal with visual interface while acquiring important programming skills such as creating projects with objects, decisions, loops, and data management.

CIS209 - Database Systems (3,0)3
This course introduces the basic concepts and elements of file management techniques and database management systems. Students are expected to understand the fundamental concepts as well as get  practical hands-on experience with commercial database management systems through programming assignments and projects using SQL.

CIS316 – Advanced Database Management Systems (3,0)3   
This course covers the architecture of a DBMS, responsibilities and tasks of a DBA, installation, logical DB layout, and physical DB layouts. Query processing, indexing/hashing, transaction management, backup, recovery, logging, managing the development process, tuning, security/auditing, data replication, and mirroring are also included. (Prerequisite: CIS203).

CIS205 - Statistical Data Analysis (3,0)3    
This course provide students majoring in Management Information Systems with an introductory survey of the many applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis is made on the conceptual nature of statistical topics to enable students to make effective interpretations, judgment and decisions by using SPSS. (Prerequisite: MAT102)

CIS206 - Information Systems (3,0)3    
This course offers students information on Management Information Systems and concepts of data and communication systems. Structure and elements, organizations, functions of management, leadership, organising and controlling planning and the decision making process, elements of control in the organisation, information technology and MIS, and the influence on MIS design are covered. Emphasis is made on different types of information systems.

CIS218 – Networking andTelecommunications (3,0)3    
This course covers the area of computer networks including protocols, transmission rules, topologies and all related topics to establish and manage all types of networks. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer networks will be made and areas including the basic performance and engineering trade-offs in the design and implementation of computer networks, network hardware/software, OSI and TCP/IP reference models and the responsibility and design issues of each layer of these models will be covered. Other topics that will be discussed include the TCP/IP protocol family, multiplexing, switching, routing, LANs, wireless LANs, cellular networks, network applications as well as the new trends in computer communication networks.

CIS301 - Web Application Development (3,0)3    
This course studies the science and engineering of today’s World Wide Web. The languages, protocols, services and tools that enable the web in order to understand all the pieces of the distributed computing puzzle are studied. Emphasis is placed on new and emerging technologies of the Web.

CIS313 – Information Systems Security (3,0)3    
The Information Systems Security course enables students to learn security concepts and understand how IT related risks can be minimized through security and control measures. Students will also develop an understanding of some important regulatory requirements. The course assumes the students to have a preliminary knowledge of computers and the internet. The course will enable students and/or professionals, interested in information security, risk and compliance, develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue careers as internal and external IS auditors, information security professionals, consultants, among others.

CIS204 - System Analysis and Design (3,0)3    
System Analysis and Design covers the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools and perspectives essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. Types of information systems and system development, developing information systems and the systems development cycles, improving IS development productivity and managing/analysing the information systems project are covered.

CIS307 - Object Oriented Programming (3,0)3    
Building on a prior knowledge of program design and data structures, this course covers object oriented design including classes, object, inheritance, polymorphism, and information hiding. The student will apply techniques using a modern object oriented implementation language. (Prerequisite: CIS201)

CIS318 – Multimedia Development (3,0)3    
Multimedia Development course emphasises the development and evaluation of multimedia applications, leading to careers as Multimedia Designer/Programmer or Web Developer. Students will learn practical skills in human computer interaction, databases, image manipulation, Flash programming, and teamworking and project management. Students will apply these skills in a second year team project and a final year individual project to develop sophisticated systems. Students will explore the design of effective, interactive multimedia systems, particularly Child-Computer Interaction and education.

CIS309 - Structural ProgrammingLanguages (3,0)3    
Structured programming techniques in C are covered. Functions, arrays, sort and search techniques, characters and strings, and file processing are included. (Prerequisite: CIS102).

CIS320 – Computer Services Management (3,0)3    
The aim of this course is to impart the skills and understanding required to manage complex computer systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This will include selection, installation, service concept, organisation, business processes, customer liaison, availability management, capacity planning, support processes, planning, costing and charging, contracting and procurement and legal and professional issues, maintenance and support of a wide range of computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended computing technologies.

CIS402 – IT Project Management (3,0)3    
This course involves an intensive review of literature in the field. Students participate in projects given to implementing computer techniques and perspectives in private and public sector-problem solving.The purpose of the project is to develop an understanding of independent research by studying a particular MIS topic. It is an extended exercise in the professional application of the skills and experience gained in the undergraduate program. The project must demonstrate the student`s abilities in solving an MIS task related to software and/or hardware design, implementation and testing. The student may take on an original implementation for their project or rather perform an analysis, simulation or modification of an existing system.

CIS417 - Graduation Project  (3,0)3    
This capstone course uses individual research, or any approach that tends toward a synthesis of all aspects of computer systems applications. Students are responsible for developing a project from inception to completion in conjunction with the assigned instructor. The graduation project provides final year students with the opportunity to use, prove and strengthen the knowledge acquired throughout their undergraduate studies in an interdisciplinary project. The aim of the project is to give a high-level standard of design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating a business and information technology standard with realistic constraints including considerations of economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, and ethics.

CIS403 - Operating Systems (3,0)3    
This course covers the Designs and Implementation of computer operating systems. User interfaces, management of various system resources, process management, memory management, input/output, file system facilities, and concurrency are included.

CIS404 - Computer Graphics (3,0)3    
Creating mouse tools and pop-up windows are covered within this course.  Other topics include Interactive drawing tools, A CAD program, three-dimensional graphics, solid modelling, use of ready graphics tools animations, and current and future trends in animation.

CIS405 – Software Engineering Principles (3, 0)3
This course covers the scope of software engineering, software process methods, software metrics, project management concepts, software project planning, project scheduling, risk analysis and management, software quality assurance, software configuration management, version control testing, software maintenance, reengineering, and reverse engineering.

CIS406 – Professional and Legal issues in Computing (3, 0)3
To function effectively, professional IT practitioners need not only the appropriate technical knowledge, skills and experience, but also a broad understanding of the context in which they operate. IT professionals must understand the relationship between technological change, society and the law, and the powerful role that computers and computer professionals play in a technological society. This course helps IT professionals to be capable in their chosen professional areas, operate effectively in work and community situations and to be aware of their environments.

CIS408 – Wireless Networking (3, 0)3
This course provides a broad survey of wireless communications, including data link and physical layer protocols, as well as transmission methods for established and emerging standards, including Wireless personal Area Networks (IrDA, Bluetooth, WiMedia, UWB and Zigbee).

CIS409 – Game Programming (3, 0)3
The Game Programming course is designed to prepare students for entry into the world of graphics programming. Graphics and simulation is used in several segments of Information Technology, including Education and Training, Aerospace and Defense, and Gaming.

CIS410 – Artificial Intelligence (3, 0)3
To introduce the concepts which underpin the field of Artificial Intelligence and provide practical experience in the design of small intelligent systems;

CIS412 – Internet Programming (3, 0)3
This course covers markup languages and advanced technologies, including HTML, JavaScript, DHTML, CSS, XML and CGI. On completion, you will be able to design and create an advanced website and will be equipped to undertake complex internet projects.
 
CIS414 – Modern Programming Platforms (3, 0)3
This course is an introduction to the design and implementation of applications in the modern programming platform .NET.  The course will focus mainly on software development in the .Net framework and the C# programming language. C# is an object oriented language that makes full use of this framework and has all the important features that a modern language should have. The topics include the philosophy of the .Net framework and .Net class library, object-oriented programming, event handling, graphical user interfaces, graphics and media, exception handling, and strings and characters. Both windows and console applications will be studied.
 
CIS419 –Research Methods (3, 0)3
The aim of this course is to prepare students for their individual research project or dissertation giving them the necessary tools and skills needed for the scientific, academic and methodological development of projects.

STJ 030 Internship (NC)
The internship is compulsory for the students at the end of third year. It’s period must be minimum of 30 calendar days and students are required to prepare a report.