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University of Malta

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Hons) (Computing and Business)
(B.Sc. IT (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2013)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory units, students are required to register for study-units from their chosen elective stream as indicated in the programme and for 4 ECTS credits from the elective study-units offered during semester 1.

Elective Stream A: Computing for Business.

Elective Stream B: Computing for Finance.




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CIS1023 Information Systems 4 ECTS
CIS1101 Data Structures with Java Objects 4 ECTS
CIS1102 Computer Platforms and Applied Operating Systems 4 ECTS
CIS1106 Social, Ethical and Professional Issues 2 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

MGT2031 Operations Research 4 ECTS
MGT2160 Managing Organisations 4 ECTS

Elective Stream A: Computing for Business.

ACC1721 Financial Accounting and Control 1 4 ECTS
ECN1005 Principles of Economics 4 ECTS

Elective Stream B: Computing for Finance.

BKF2011 Banking 1 4 ECTS
BKF2071 Principles of Finance 4 ECTS
ECN1011 Introductory Micro-Economics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CIS1041 Introduction to Databases 4 ECTS
CIS1053 Principles of Web Application Architecture 2 ECTS
CIS1204 Networking 4 ECTS
CIS1205 Basic Research Methods 2 ECTS
CIS1207 Principles of Structured Development 4 ECTS
CIS1217 Data Structures and Algorithms 4 ECTS
SOR0210 Data Treatment and Probability 2 ECTS
SOR0220 Elementary Statistical Theory 2 ECTS

Elective Stream A: Computing for Business.

ACC1731 Financial Accounting and Control 2 4 ECTS
MGT1011 Introduction to Business Management 4 ECTS

Elective Stream B: Computing for Finance.

ECN1021 Introductory Macro-Economics 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits.

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory units, students are required to register for study-units from their chosen elective stream as indicated in the programme.



Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CIS2060 Enterprise IT Planning 1 6 ECTS
CIS2101 Object Oriented Programming (Java and C# for .NET Framework Platform) 6 ECTS
CIS2106 Software Engineering 4 ECTS

Elective Stream A: Computing for Business.

BKF2071 Principles of Finance 4 ECTS
EMA1100 Business Statistics 1 4 ECTS
MGT3181 Applied Research Tools for Business 4 ECTS

Elective Stream B: Computing for Finance.

BKF2110 Algorithmic Trading 4 ECTS
BKF4181 Trading Futures and Options 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CIS2054 Web Applications Architecture and Systems Development 4 ECTS
CIS2086 e-Business 4 ECTS
CIS2090 Practical Design and Implementation with DBMS 4 ECTS
CIS2104 Group APT 12 ECTS
CIS2109 Mobile Computing 4 ECTS

Elective Stream A: Computing for Business.

ACC3521 Managerial Finance 4 ECTS

Elective Stream B: Computing for Finance.

BKF1100 Introduction to Computational Finance 4 ECTS
BKF3021 Fixed Income Analysis 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits.

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory units (24 ECTS credits), students are required to register for 36 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year, for a total of 60 ECTS credits.



Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ICT3905 Final Year Project in Computing and Business 24 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CIS3052 Advanced Programming 6 ECTS
CIS3082 Advanced Client/Server and Distributed Computing 6 ECTS
CIS3085 Entrepreneurship: Creation of Technological Start-ups 6 ECTS
CIS3086 Mobile Device Programming 6 ECTS
CIS3087 Business Intelligence 6 ECTS
CIS3089 Digital Forensics 6 ECTS
CIS3106 Emerging Technologies 6 ECTS
CPS3222 Fundamentals of Software Testing 6 ECTS
MGT3071* Principles of Law for Management 4 ECTS
MGT3202* Operations and Supply Chain Management 4 ECTS
BKF2091** Money and Banking 4 ECTS
BKF4230** Hedge Fund Strategies 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CIS3022 I.S. Strategy Management and Practice 6 ECTS
CIS3041 Security, Quality and Risk Issues in I.S. 6 ECTS
CIS3060 Enterprise I.T. Planning 2 6 ECTS
CIS3101 Cloud Computing 6 ECTS
CIS3107 Advanced Databases: Data Mining and Warehousing 6 ECTS
MGT3021* Managerial Decision Modelling 4 ECTS
BKF3110** Computational Intelligence in Finance 4 ECTS

*Only for students who chose the Computing for Business stream.

**Only for students who chose the Computing for Finance stream.



Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits.

Requirement for award of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Computing and Business): 180 ECTS credits.


This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004' and by the Bye-laws for the award of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) - B.Sc. I.T. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 14 June 2017
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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