Philosophy and Objectives of the programme
(i) Philosophy of programme:
The Philosophy of the first degree programme of this Department is aimed at producing self-reliant graduates in Information Management Technology, who possess requisite high academic standard integrated with superior practical training in Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Management specializations, and who are immediately productive in self or other gainful (industrial/government) employment in IT area.
The general objective of IMT department is to produce graduates of proven ability who are equipped with knowledge and skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), decision making, especially those needed for recognizing, defining and solving Information Technology problems in the world. For now, the Department of Information Management Technology offers the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree in Information Management Technology.
The specific objectives of the Department of Information Management Technology are:
- To provide basic knowledge and skills for the understanding of problems in Information Technology and Management for a scientific, industrial and public application.
- To equip students with knowledge and skills in decision making, especially those needed for recognizing, defining, and solving information technology problems in the industry.
- To foster the proper application of information technology in the solution of management problems, and help create the entrepreneurial ability necessary for self-employment.
- To train technocrat-managers who can manage effectively the information systems of many organizations in Nigeria and abroad.
- To provide the training of the technocrat-managers locally since overseas training is not cost effective. This training is to assist, among other things, the Federal Government's effort in the repositioning of the Nigerian economy.
- To produce graduates with proven ability who would acquire the capability of making an effective contribution at the management level to the overall planning, policy-making and management of information technology in Nigeria.
- To contribute to the development of Information Technology in Nigeria through joint research seminar and workshop activities with national and international organizations and firms.
(i) UTME Entry Requirements:
5 'O' Level credits including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and anyone other subject such as Economics, Geography, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Agricultural Science, at not more than 2 sittings (with possible combinations as WAEC/WAEC, WAEC/GCE, WAEC/NECO, GCE/GCE, GCE/NECO, NECO/NECO, NABTEB – at one sitting only).
(ii) Direct Entry Requirements:
- HSC/GCE 'A Level credits in 3 relevant subjects with SC/GCE 'O' Level credits (including English Language) and 2 other subjects at not more than 2 sittings.
- Holders of good National Diploma (ND) / Higher National Diploma (HND) or their equivalents in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and any other science or Technology, are eligible for admission into year two/year three respectively.
- In addition to fulfilling the conditions stipulated in (ii) bullet points (1) and (2) above, their holders must obtain 5 ‘O’ level credit passes as specified in UTME entry requirements in (i) above.
(To include the period of formal studies, Industrial Training, Project etc.):
(i) Expected Duration of the Programme
A student will not be allowed to exceed an additional 50 per cent of the duration of the programme if he fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.
Five years is the minimum for UTME candidates.
(iii) Direct Entry
The minimum is four years for Direct Entry candidates who should normally join the department at 200 Level, except holders of good HND who may, at the discretion of the department, join at 300 Level. In all, no candidate will exceed seven years duration on the programme if he/she fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.
(iv) Title of Degree to Be Awarded
The title of the Bachelor of Technology degree to be awarded shall be denoted as "B.Tech in Information Management Technology".
(v) Graduation Requirements
The minimum number of credit units for the award of a degree is 180 units, subject to the usual Department and School requirements. A student shall, therefore, qualify for the award of a degree when he has met the conditions. The minimum credit load per semester is 15 credit units and the maximum is 21. However, students at 200, 300 or 400 Levels, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average or CGPA of not less than 3.00 may register up to 24 credit units, subject to the approval of Senate. Irrespective of CGPAs, students at 500 Level, with Senate approval, may register up to 24 credit units in any semester if this will help them graduate. For the purpose of calculating students’ CGPA in order to determine the class of Degree to be awarded, grades obtained in ALL the must be included in the computation. Even when a student repeats the same course many times before passing it or substitutes another course for a failed optional course, grades scored at all attempts shall be included in GPA computation. Pre-requisite courses must be passed before particular courses at a higher level.