Information Technology

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department(s): All University
Course:Information Technology
Weekly hours: Theory: 2 Exercises: -
ECTS Credits: 5


Lecture Schedules:

Wednesday - Lecture (Classroom 107) - Group: IER, MPA, IE, IT
15:00-15:45
16:00-16:45

Thursday - Lecture (Classroom 107) - Group: PR, GD, ELAS
14:00-14:45
15:00-15:45


Lecturer: Dr. Hiqmet Kamberaj
Room Number: 409
Phone Number of the lecturer: +389 (0)23174010 (ext. 123)
E-mail address of the lecturer: km.ude.ubi|jarebmakh#km.ude.ubi|jarebmakh

Course Objectives:

The aim of this course is to give some basic terms and concepts of the information technology. It is geared to draw attention to the important concepts underlying the field of IT, and can steer you to useful supplementary material. As IT is a rapidly advancing technology, the main objective of this course is to emphasize reasonably stable fundamental concepts on which this technology is built.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Have good knowledge across the basic concepts of the whole field of IT.
  2. Know competitive advantages and strategic information systems.
  3. Know evaluation and classification of the information systems.
  4. Know about modern and emerging computing systems.
  5. Know managing information systems.
  6. Learn about both the systems and application software.
Skill outcomes Necessary ( + ) Not Necessary ( –)
Written communication skills +
Oral communication skills +
Computer skills +
Working in laboratory +
Working team +
Preparing projects +
Knowledge of foreign language +
Scientific and professional literature analysis +
Problem solving skills +
Management skills +
Presentation skills +

Course Textbooks:

  1. V. Rajaraman, Introduction to Information Technology, Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi, (2007), ISBN-81-203-2402-1.
  2. H. Kamberaj, Computer Lab Tutorials in Microsoft Access 2007, 2013.
  3. E. Turban, R.K. Rainer, and R.E. Potter, Introduction to Information Technology, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 3rd Edition, (2005).
Teaching methods Ideal %
Teaching ex cathedra (teacher as the figure of authority, standing in front of the class and lecturing) 80
Interactive teaching (ask questions in class, assign and check homework, or hold class or group discussions) 10
Mentor teaching (consultant-teacher who has a supervisory responsibility and supervising the students) -
Laboratory work -
Seminar work -
Field Work (enables students to examine the theories and the practical experiences of a particular discipline interact) -
Semester project 5
Case Study (An in-depth exploration of a particular context) -
Students Team work 5

Attendance:

  • Students are obliged to attend at least 10 weeks out of 14 weeks of lectures, exercises, and other activities (72%).
  • The teaching staff should monitor and submit Course Attendance Report to the Student Affairs Office at the end of 14th week of each semester.
  • The attendance rule for failed overlapping courses is %36 (5 weeks) and for non-overlapping courses is 57% (8 weeks);
  • The attendance rule for course from upper semester is 57% (8 weeks).
  • Students are not obliged to attend the course if the course is double repeated. However, they need to register and to pay repeated course.

Exams (Mid-Term Exam, Final Exam, Make-up Exam):

There are two exams, the Mid-Term and Final Exam, at the middle and at the end of the semester, respectively. The students, who do not earn minimum 50 credit points from the Mid-Term, Final Exam including Homework Assignments, have to take the Make-Up Exam, which counts only for Final Exam credit points. The terms of the exams are defined by the Academic Calendar announced on the University web site.

Passing Score:

The maximum number of credit points is collected during the semester, as follows: Mid-term Exam = 40 Credit Points (minimum requirement is 25 % to enter Final Exam), Final Exam (minimum requirement is 25 % to pass) = 40 Credit Points. Homeworks, quizzes, specific assignments and term papers = 20 Credit Points (minimum requirement is 5 credit points to enter Final Exam). Total=100.

Weekly Study Plan

Weeks Topics
1 Introduction to the philosophy of this course. Introduction to Information Technology; Why Should you Learn About Information Technology? Competitive Advantage and Strategic Information Systems; Strategic Information Systems: Examples.
2 Information Systems Infrastructure and Architecture.
3 Information Technology Infrastructure: Computer Hardware.
4 Computer Hardware: Memory Storage & Computer hierarchy.
5 Input and Output Technologies.
6 Computer Software and applications.
7 Mid term review.
- Mid Term Exam Week
8 Managing Organizational Data and Information.
9 Database Management Systems.
10 Network and Telecommunications Basics.
11 Network Basics.
12 Network Communications software and Telecommunications applications.
13 IT Ethics, Impacts, and Security.
14 Final exam review.
- Final exam week.

Student workload:

Please calculate the “Total Student Work Load” and then distribute that figure to the different engagements. For calculating the Total Student Work Load we multiply the course ECTS credits with standard figure 30. (ECTS Credit: 5) x 30 = 150 hours.

Activities Hours
Lecture hours for 14 weeks: 28
Laboratory and class exercises for 14 weeks: -
Student Mentoring for 14 weeks: -
Consultation for 14 weeks: 2
Exam preparations and exam hours (Midterm, final, Makeups) Exam preparations and exam hours: Each one should be at least minimum 10 hours. 30
Individual reading work for 14 weeks (Reading assignments/expectations for reading and comprehension is 5 pages per hour. Example: If a book 300 pages, total Individual reading work for 14 weeks 300:5 = 60 hours. 40
Homework and work practice for 14 weeks: 50
Preparation of diploma work, for 14 weeks: -
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