Academic Programs

BPS Information and Communication Technology


Rationale

The fundamental educational objective of BPS ICT is to provide broad technical understanding of latest and emerging technologies in the field of information technology. Due to rapid worldwide dependency on software application and ICT related products, the requirement for trained and experienced ICT specialists is in great demand. The program provides a unique edge in the current complex marketplace. The technological understanding and skills presented in the BPS ICT are in high demand throughout the computing industry as society is being transformed by the emergence of highly connected, high speed high capacity networks, and a knowledge-based global e-economy. Graduates combine ICT skills with those of their previous knowledge in a professional application-oriented setting and prepare themselves for the technological challenges and opportunities of the future arising in all fields including banking, telecommunications, defense, commerce, government, health, education and many other areas. Graduates develop the skills in the field of computer programming, software design, database management, networking and information system control and audit; demanded by the cyber space employment market

Program Objectives

Information Technology (ICT) in its broadest sense encompasses all aspects of computing technology. ICT, as an academic discipline, is concerned with issues related to advocating for users and meeting their needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. Therefore, the challenging field of ICT needs creative and knowledgeable professionals committed to do quality work. BPS ICT program aims to provide ICT graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in Information Technology upon graduation and grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field. After the completion of BPS ICT students will be able to:

  • Explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals and objectives
  • Grasps the principles and theories underling applied information technology.
  • Manage the information technology resources of an individual or organization
  • Anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization
  • Apply ICT best practices to productivity and competitive advantage.
  • Discuss the role of information awareness and literacy in organizational decision making
  • Live and work as a contributing, well-rounded member of society.
Roadmap
No. of Courses For ADP Students = 22 x 3 = 66 credit hours
No. of Courses For Non ADP Students = 27 x 3 = 81 credit hours
S/No.C/No.Title of CourseC-Hr.
Bridge Semester Courses for Non-ADP
(Student will be offered five courses from the following)
1 BP310 Management of Professional Organizations 3
2 BP331 Marketing Management 3
3 BP345 Financial Accounting Analysis 3
4 EC210 Microeconomics 3
5 BP333 Management Applications of ICT 3
5 BP336 Statistical Methods for Management Decisions 3
Semester V
6 BP354 Communication for Professionals 3(C9)
7 BP352 Research Methods 3(F7)
8 BP357 Entrepreneurship 3(F8)
9 BP360 Professional Practicum I 3(F9)
10 BP163 Organization Behavior 3
11 PM430 Operations Management 3
12 SD100 English Immersion 0)
Semester VI
13 Group A-1 3
14 Group A-2 3
15 Group A-3 3)
16 Group A-4 3)
17 BP493 Professional Practicum II 3)
18 SD102 21st Century Skills 0
Semester VII
19 Group B-1 3
20 Group B-2 3
21 Group B-3 3
22 Group B-4 3
23 Group A-5 3
24 Internship 0
25 Community Services 0
Semester VIII
26 Group A-6 3
27 Group A-7 3
28 Group A-8 3
29 Group A-9 3
30 Group A-10/ Project 1 3
31 Group A-11 / Project 2 3
ICT
Group A/B
XC475 Advance Web Programming 3
IT490 Advance Computer Network 3
XC360 Computer Networks 3
IS485 Machine Learning 3
XC421 Object Oriented Programming 3
XC430 Operating Systems 3
XC445 Data and File Structures 3
XC470 Data Mining 3
XC355 Database Systems 3
XC350 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
IT435 Management Information Systems 3
XC365 Software Engineering 3
XC465 Software Project Management 3
XC460 Software Quality Assurance 3
XC385 Web Programming 3

Career Opportunity

The program trains its participants in fields that are essential to the ICT industry, but often overlooked by ICT professionals. Thus, providing excellent job opportunities for our graduates in key positions such as IT project manager, network engineer, network system administrator, application developer, IT support manager, business analyst and systems analyst.

Admission Criteria

A prospective applicant to a 14 Years equivalent BPSs program must have:
  1. 14 Years qualification with 45% marks in case of annual system in the degree awarding institution.
  2. 14 Years qualification with 2.0/4.0 CGPA in case of semester system in the degree awarding institution.
  3. No 3rd Division in entire academic career
  4. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
  5. In case the foreign degree/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the degree/transcript is mandatory.
An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.

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