Technology empowers the way we think, learn and work, and it has become imperative in the workplace. It is also an important skill and knowledge required by many in multidisciplinary industries. In order to meet the challenges and demands of the IT industry, the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT) addresses Politeknik Brunei's Vision in producing skilled and marketable graduates through quality education and exposure to the Brunei ICT industry.
The SICT was first established in January 2012, offering three Advanced Diploma programmes in Computer Network, Information Systems and Technology, and Web Computing with an enrolment of 139 students. Later on, SICT introduced two new diploma programme called Information Science and Digital Media. At present, SICT is led by a Head of School, Assistant Head of School and is supported by 20 lecturers.
SICT continuously reviews its curriculum to complement the Brunei ICT Industry Competency Framework [BIICF] under the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI). Also, SICT is looking into the prospects of integrating industry professional certification into its existing curriculum.
Currently, SICT operates through four units:
Among others, the School of ICT has been entrusted to manage the institution's Learning Management System (LMS) activities as part of the Politeknik Brunei Five Year Development Plan (2015—2020). In support of this, SICT aims to introduce a new 'E-Learning Unit' to focus on LMS and e-learning initiatives for Politeknik Brunei, in the near future.
The school is also responsible in coordinating several IT projects, namely the "Partners in Learning" initiatives based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Politeknik Brunei and Microsoft Brunei, and the Politeknik Brunei IT Academy.
Diploma in IT Network And Security
The programme structure for the Diploma in IT Network and Security is summarized in the tabulated information below:
This specialization focuses on designing, implementing, managing, administering and securing computer networked systems which include network servers, network infrastructures, routers, network operating systems, and network applications. The career prospects as follows:
Diploma in Information Systems
The programme structure for the Diploma in Information Systems is summarized in the tabulated information below:
The field of Information Systems focuses on how organizations and society use and exploit new technologies by designing and integrating unique Information Technology and business solutions for work and productivity. The career prospects as follows:
Diploma in Web Development
The programme structure for the Diploma in Web Development is summarized in the tabulated information below:
This programme focuses on web development, with some integration of multimedia and usability aspects. Students will be exposed to skills relating to Internet technologies such as the design and implementation of web-based systems, and scripting technologies specific for the web. The career prospects as follows:
Diploma in Digital Media
The programme structure for the Diploma in Digital Media is summarized in the tabulated information below:
This specialization is highly suitable for those who like to apply the use of technology into their creative work. The programme offers the development of intermediate skills in different areas of digital media, more specifically, in graphics design, interactive multimedia, video production, sound editing, and animation. The career prospects as follows:
Diploma in Library Informatics And Computing
The programme structure for the Diploma in Library Informatics and Computing is summarized in the tabulated information below:
The field of Library Informatics and Computing provides essential knowledge and skills required by modern librarians and information professionals for effective organization and management of data and information. The career prospects as follows:
School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT)
Ministry of Education
Block 2E Level 5
Ong Sum Ping Condominium
Jalan Ong Sum Ping
Bandar Seri Begawan BA1311
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Office: +6732234466 (Head of School: Ext. 204)
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