Bachelor of Science in

Information Technology

This program of study was recently designed following the main components required by IEEE and ACM (the two most important IT professional bodies in the world). A comprehensive comparative study of IT programs in top universities in Thailand and United States was done in order to make sure the curriculum is relevant and up-to-date according to recent developments and market trends.
Program Description
The BSc. in Information Technology is concerned with the information that computer systems can provide to aid a company, non-profit or governmental organization in defining and achieving its goals. It is also concerned with the processes that an enterprise can implement and improve using information technology.

Quick Facts

Name of Degree and Program:
+ Full Name (English):  Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
+ Abbreviation (English): B.Sc. (Information Technology)
Major: English
Total Credits: 126 Credits
Curriculum Type: 4-year bachelor’s degree
Language of Instruction (International Program): English

Program Objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree curriculum aims to lead students to:

  • Develop a personal approach to problem solving by learning from practical exercises and best practices.
  • Explore and practice with the latest theories and technologies in the IT field to develop the most competitive technical skills.
  • Evaluate and compare cutting edge technologies and techniques and its application in the solution of common IT problems.
  • Develop the capacity to continuously learn and adapt to the changing technologies and organizational environments.
  • Capitalize on the opportunities made available in a meaningful university environment to develop communication, interpersonal, and decision making skills.
  • Develop cultural intelligence thought meaningful interactions with a fully international body of students and teachers that enable them to deal with the challenges of a globalized workplace.
  • Acquire moral values, academic excellence, and sensibility to appreciate culture, art and natural world through a holistic approach to IT education.
  • Develop an attitude of service to God and society, and a sense of social responsibility to humanity.
Practical Emphasis
  • Almost all of the IT courses include a strong practical emphasis.
  • Most IT courses include a lab component.
  • Knowledge and skills acquired by the students will be evaluated based on their ability to solve practical problems.
  • The curriculum has been streamlined in order to provide plenty of room for students to develop a fully functional IT project in their senior year.
Program Strengths

Previous Experience

The Faculty of Business Administration has been offering a full accredited IT program for more than 15 years. That experience provides the new Information Technology program with a strong background to provide a solid learning experience to new students.

Our Graduates

Alumni from the current CIS program are found in all areas of IT spectrum in medium and large companies thus proving the efficiency of the learning path previously offered.

Up-To-Date Curriculum

The structure of the program is closely linked to professional standards issued by the ACM and IEEE and provided by OHEC.

International Teachers with Industry Experience

All lecturers have a strong background in the industry as well as a long teaching experience. More than 95% of the teachers are international

Really International Program

Only about 6% of the students in the program are local, making English the ONLY language of instruction.

Computer Labs

The university has 4 computer labs with more than 150 computers. One of them is an IT dedicated lab with 25 up-to-date computers with double screen configuration, fingerprint access lock, CCTV, and a high resolution projector. IT students are granted access to the lab outside their class time to work on their assignments and projects.

Career Opportunities
The employment outlook for IT professionals is excellent, as the demand in this area is projected to grow faster than the average other occupations. Those trained in Information Technology work  as:

  1. Software Programmer
  2. Web/Mobile Applications Developer
  3. Systems Analyst
  4. Database Administrator
  5. Network Administrator
  6. IT Support Officer
  7. IT Security Officer
Course Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (TOTAL 126 Credits)

General Education Courses (30 Credits)

Humanities Courses (11 Credits)

  • GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development* (0)
    *This subject is required for every semester
  • Three of the following courses:
    RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
    RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3)
    RELB 215 Ethical Models (3)
    RELH 271 Adventist Heritage and Mission (3)
    RELT 113 Origins of Life (3)
    RELT 213 Human Destiny (3)
    ** Any RELB course may be substituted for one of the above courses
  • And one of the following courses:
    HIST 212 Introduction to History of Western Civilization (2)
    HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization (2)
    HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (2)
    HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills*** (2)
    MUSC 210 Music Appreciation (2)
    ***This subject is not for Thai students

Social Sciences Courses (7 Credits)

  • EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
  • PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)
  • RELP 312 Marriage & Family (3)

Mathematics and Science Courses (6 Credits)

  • HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3)
  • MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics (3)

Language Courses (6 Credits)

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I (3)
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II (3)
Professional Courses (90 Credits)

Core Courses (42 Credits)

  • Information Technology Fundamentals (9 Credits)
    CPTR 114 Computers and Information Technology (3)
    IT 272 Human-Computer Interaction (3)
    MATH 235 Statistics (3)
  • Platform Technology (3 Credits)
    IT 295 Computing Platform Technology (3)
  • Computer Programming (9 Credits)
    IT 231 Essentials of Computer Programming (3)
    IT 232 Object Oriented Programming (3)
    IT 333 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
  • Information Management (6 Credits)
    IT 251 Database Design (3)
    IT 352 Database Administration and Applications (3)
  • Social and Professional Issues (3 Credits)
    IT 371 Social Issues and Ethics for IT professionals (3)
  • Organizational Issues and IT (12 Credits)
    MNGT 231 Principles of Management (3)
    BUAD 234 Communication for Business (3)
    MNGT 378 Project Management (3)
    IT 274 Management Information Systems (3)

Major Required Courses (30 Credits)

  • Software Technology (12 Credits)
    IT 240 Systems Analysis and Design 3 (2-2-5)
    IT 242 Front-End Web Development 3 (2-2-5)
    IT 341 Web Applications Development 3 (2-2-5)
    IT 447 Software Engineering 3 (2-2-5)
  • Networking and Security (9 Credits)
    IT 282 Networking and Data Communications 3 (2-2-5)
    IT 383 Network Design and Administration 3 (2-2-5)
    IT 384 Information Systems Security 3 (3-0-6)
  • IT Management (3 Credits)
    IT 468 Information Resource Management 3 (3-0-6)
  • Applied Technology (6 Credits)
    IT 483 Systems Development Project I 3 (1-4-4)
    IT 484 Systems Development Project II 3 (1-4-4)

Major Electives Courses (18 Credits)

  • ACCT 131 Accounting Principles I (3)
  • IT 323 User Interface Design (3)
  • IT 325 Linux System (3)
  • IT 326 Cloud Computing (3)
  • IT 327 Internet of Things (3)
  • IT 328 Web Services Technology (3)
  • IT 343 Visual Programming (3)
  • IT 345 Application Development for Mobile Devices (3)
  • IT 347 Games Programming (3)
  • IT 364 Content Management Systems (3)
  • IT 421 Computer Graphics Design (3)
  • IT 422 Digital Media Production (3)
  • IT 423 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (3)
  • IT 424 Big Data (3)
  • IT 445 Artificial Intelligence (3)
  • IT 460 Electronic Business (3)
  • IT 461 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • IT 463 Information Technology Entrepreneurship (3)
  • IT 480 Emerging Topics in Information Technology (3)
  • IT 485 Professional Internship (3)
Free Electives (6 Credits)

Students may choose 6 credits from any courses offered by any Faculty at Asia-Pacific International University

Projected Sequence of Studies
First Year

1st Semester

EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
ENGL 111 English Composition I (3)
HLED 117 Health & Fitness (3)
PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)
RELB 215 Ethical Models (3) or
RELH 271 Adventist Heritage and Mission (3)
RELT 113 Origins of life (3) or
RELT 213 Human Destiny (3)
TOTAL 16

2nd Semester

CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology (3)
BUAD 234 Communication for Business (3)
ENGL 112 English Composition II (3)
MATH 112 Survey of Math (3)
RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3) or
RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3)
TOTAL 15

Summer

HIST 212 Intro to History of Western Civilization (2) or
HIST 213 Intro to History of Eastern Civilization (2) or
MUSC 210 Music Appreciation (2) or
HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills (2)
Free Elective (3)
TOTAL 5

Second Year

1st Semester

IT 231 Essentials of Computer Programming (3)
IT 251 Database Design (3)
IT 295 Computing Platform Technology (3)
MATH 235 Statistics (3)
MNGT 231 Principles of Management (3)
TOTAL 15

2nd Semester

IT 232 Object Oriented Programming (3)
IT 282 Networking and Data Communications (3)
IT 272 Human-Computer Interaction (3)
IT 242 Front-End Web Development (3)
IT 274 Management Information Systems (3)
TOTAL 15

Summer

CIS 266 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
Major Elective (3)
TOTAL 6

Third Year

1st Semester

IT 333 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
IT 383 Network Design and Administration (3)
IT 341 Web Applications Development (3)
IT 371 Social Issues and Ethics for IT professionals (3)
Major Elective (3)
TOTAL 15

2nd Semester

IT 384 Information Systems Security (3)
IT 352 Database Administration and Applications (3)
MNGT 378 Project Management (3)
RELP 312 Marriage & Family (3)
Major Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Summer

CIS 485 Professional Internship (3) or
Major Elective (3)
Free Elective (3)
TOTAL 6

Fourth Year

1st Semester

IT 447 Software Engineering (3)
IT 483 Systems Development Project I (3)
Major Elective 3
TOTAL 15

2nd Semester

IT 468 Information Resource Management (3)
IT 484 Systems Development Project II (3)
Major Elective (3)
TOTAL 9

By combining business and computers together, CIS gave me a good foundation to develop my professional career. So, I can go far beyond and faster than others in the organization. Le Nguyen Minh Duc

Vietnam

CIS at AIU gave me several competitive advantages. English language, a part-time work experience (student work program), and quality education Seng Wandath

Cambodia