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  1. 1. Information Technology in Science and Engineering Ramprasad Bala Department of Computer and Information Science UMass Dartmouth
  2. 2. IT courses <ul><li>Computer Use and Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to access the computers, the Unix file store, using electronic mail, editors and simple network commands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Computer Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>including the basic concepts such as procedural logic, variables, flow control, input/output and data structures. A number of commercially relevant programming languages, and instruction in important programming paradigms. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. IT Courses <ul><li>Introduction to Information Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic knowledge and skills of IT, and its application. An introduction to how computers work and modern communication system. The module will focus on the application of Microsoft Office in business and industry. Introductory issues: Database concept and its application; Spreadsheet Technology and its use in data analysis and graphics; Electronic presentation facilities and its application in developing on- screen presentation; Web page editors in creating a simple web page. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. IT Courses <ul><li>Computer Communications and Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic introduction to computer communication networks. An overview of underlying technologies including data transmission techniques, Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, internetworking and network applications. Internet environment and the TCP/IP protocols </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. IT Courses <ul><li>The Internet and the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials on the development of the Internet; Internet applications such as email, telnet, ftp, news and particularly, the World Wide Web; Web technologies such as HTML, XML, client applications and servers, mobile code (e.g. Java applets), hypertext. Sociological issues such as copyright, intellectual property, commercial transaction security, industrial, commercial, academic and domestic uses of the Web and other Internet applications. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. IT Courses <ul><li>Computers, Documents and Typesetting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document structure and layout from the abstract and concrete viewpoints. Topics range from an introduction to typography, to abstract concepts of document structure. Various systems and standards illustrate the relationships between these topics. The module emphasizes document-processing techniques from the standpoint of computer science. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. IT Courses <ul><li>Database Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key points which characterize the database approach. Data modeling in some detail and typical data models. Relational database model and the structured database query language (SQL) together with the process of normalization for database design. Other issues include database administration, database integrity, security, and concurrency matters. Access or Oracle. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. IT Courses <ul><ul><li>Object Oriented Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A comprehensive introduction to the principles of Object Oriented Programming. Analysis and design of Object Oriented Programs. Java is used as the vehicle. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Problem Solving with Computers (UMass Amherst) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a rigorous introduction to problem solving by computer using the Java programming language. By course's end, students should be able to read, write, and use simple Java programs, understand the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, and comprehend the role of high-level languages in computing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. IT Courses <ul><li>Principles of Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces the basic concepts of multimedia including the hardware and software requirements. Graphics, color, sound, animation and video along with the internet and its impact on business and society in general. Hands on development experience, using tools widely used in industry. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. IT Courses <ul><li>Commercial and Industrial Systems Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The nature of information; short, medium and long-range strategy; project planning; the product development life cycle; systems analysis; systems design; systems testing and system documentation. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.umass.edu/itprogram/courses.html </li></ul>
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