BIT 1102 Communications Technology and Internet

BIT 1102 Communications Technology and Internet (3 CU)
Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, the student is expected to have
acquired the following knowledge elements and skills; (i)An understanding of the operation of networked systems including Local Area Networks, Intranet, Internet Communication Protocols, and eservices; (ii)Internet infrastructure and governance; (iii)Social, Moral, legal and ethical aspects of digital
communication; (iv)Basic internet security assurance principles; (v)In-depth understanding of the
operation of web browsers; and (vi)Opportunities and threat to business and development due to
advancement of digital communication technologies.
Course Content
Topics include networking concepts, Internet and intranet tools, protocols and
security. Also included are the infrastructure and governance of the Internet, with emphasis on
personal, business, social, legal and ethical implications. Recommended s k i l l s are keyboarding a n d
experience with e-mail and web browser software.
• Network Security Essentials, Applications and standards, by William Stallings, Prentice Hall,
2nd, 2005
• Using the Internet: User Friendly Reference, By William Eager and Bill Eager, Que publisher,
1994, Original from the University of California, ISBN 0789700964, 9780789700964
• Online Communication: Linking Technology, Identity, and Culture; By Andrew F. Wood and
Matthew J. Smith, Routledge publisher, 2 0 0 5 , ISBN 0805848495, 9780805848496
• Communication Technology and Social Change: Theory and Implications; By Carolyn A. Lin and
David J. Aitkin, Routledge publisher, 2 0 0 7 , ISBN 0805856145, 9780805856149
BSE 1103: System Analysis and Design (3 CU)
Course Objectives
Upon successful completion, the student should be able: (i) Apply appropriate
techniques to different stages of software development life cycle; (ii)Have hands-on experience with
software development tools for systems analysis and design; and (iii) Use analytical skills to structure
complex systems into manageable pieces.
Course Content The System Development Process (Steps of Systems Analysis); Project Selection
(Sources for Ideas for Projects, Selection Criteria); Feasibility Study: Cost-Benefit Analysis, Definition
Phase, Analysis Phase, Design Phase, Implementation Phase, Evaluation Phase; Review. Techniques:
Fact Gathering- Interviewing and Others; Charting Techniques: Procedure Charts, Flowcharts, HIPO
Chart, Others; Decision Tables; Simulation: Desk Simulation, Benchmarks, and Simulation Entirely by
Software. General S y s t e m s Considerations: Data Capture and Output; Data Management and Security;
Methods and Procedures; Data Communications; Systems Maintenance; User Involvement.
Pro ject
Problems of Implementation- - Personal Training, File Creation and Conversion,
Programming, System Testing, Design Changes, Planning for Implementation; Management ControlControl over Systems Development, Project Control. Case Studies.
• Systems Analysis and Design: A Structured Approach by William S. Davis, 1983.
• Systems Analysis and Design Methods by Jeffrey L. Whitten, Lonnie D. Bentley, and Victor
M. Barlow, 1989.