School of Liberal Arts, Creative Technologies & Science


Offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree Programs in the following disciplines:

 1) BS Behavioral Science

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science: Behavioral scientists are interested in all aspects of our lives and behavior. They ask questions about how people behave and about the society they live in. They want to understand the effects our culture and society has on us and the effects we have on our culture and society. They try to find answers to the practical problems we all encounter. In our behavioral Science program you will learn about how people think, act and interact in society. You will learn scientific methods of investigating, analyzing and interpreting behavior. Areas covered include - Introductory Psychology, Individual in Society, Research Methods in Psychology, Globalization and Society, History and Social Change, Reading Sociology, Biological Psychology, Classical Social Theory, Self & Society, Cognitive Psychology, Work Welfare & Consumption, Development & Intelligence, Contemporary Sociological Theories, Understanding Collective Behavior, Personality and Social Psychology, Sociology of Gender, Sociological Methods, Cultural Theory, Crime & Punishment, Sociology of Leisure and Tourism, Applied Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, Psychology and the Law, Social Influence, Behavior & Health, Biological & Cognitive Psychology, Sport Psychology, Science and Society, Penal Institutions, Media, Self and Society, Cultural Theory, Images of the City, The Social Organization of Sexuality, Conversation Analysis, Political Sociology, Visualizing the Environment, Psychology of Language, Psychology of Education and Health, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard behavioral science related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

2) BA Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education : This program offers a broad curriculum in the field of education. It provides you with a strong professional strand through the program. This multidisciplinary program covers sociology, psychology and other related social science areas. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on their own educational experiences as part of the program. Areas covered include - Skills, Careers and Research, Early Years Education, Inclusion and Special Needs Education, the Child and the Curriculum and E-Learning. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard education related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

3) BA Applied Education

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Education: The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Education program has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to get started on a route to a career in teaching and who are currently working in schools in support roles, such as nursery, nurses, classroom assistants, instructors etc, or who are able to undertake substantial work placements in schools. This program combined with practical work in schools, allows people with experience and skills in working with pupils to build upon their existing competences and to further their knowledge in appropriate academic study in order to gain a high level qualification. The primary aim of the program is that you will achieve the levels of knowledge and standards of competence necessary to progress to a career in teaching. You will develop knowledge and understanding of educational processes and the ability to apply that knowledge and understanding. The program will also enable you to develop a reflective approach to your own practice and help you gain a range of transferable skills in information handling, communication, planning and team work. If you successfully complete the program you can expect rewarding careers in the field of education. Areas covered include - Planning for Teaching and Learning, Managing the Learning Environment and Developing Teaching Skills, Assessment of Teaching and Evaluation of Learning, English Language, Mathematics and General Science for Teachers, Current Issues in Education, Reflecting on Practice, Meeting Individual Learning Needs, The N Curriculum, Analysis, Application ,Review and Evaluation, Information and Communications Technology Skills for Teachers, Approaches to Learning, Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving, Language and Literature for Teachers and Applied Information and Communications Technology in Subject Teaching. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard applied education related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

4) BA Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication: This program focuses on the ways in which audiences produce meanings as they view and listen. You will begin by studying how myths which have existed for generations are found in contemporary Hollywood cinema and how to use communications theories such as semiotics to appreciate how culture is mediated within the mass media. The aim of this program is to enable you to become an effective and responsible media communicator. The program offers various opportunities to mix theory and practice. The experience helps you appreciate the process of journalistic writing and to understand the practice of journalism. The program also addresses various controversies and issues regarding representation within the media, together with legal constraints, which emphasize the complex editorial decisions which contribute to the finished media product. You are encouraged to debate and develop your skills of public speaking and self-expression, which will breed confidence and a professional manner. Many graduates now work in the magazine industry, newspaper journalism and teaching. Others have found careers in photography, publishing, local radio or media research. Areas covered include - Skills for Professional Development in the Media, Communication and Culture, Film Stars and Film Genres, Controversies in Media Representations, Critical Interpretations, Realism and the Media, Shaping and Selling Ideas for Television, Specialist Writing, Television Production, Perspectives on Portraits, The Changing Readership, Women Both Sides of the Camera, US and European Film and National Identity, Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, Television and the Global Context. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard mass communication related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

5) BA Mass Communication and Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Public Relations: This program provides insights into current practices and future developments in mass communication and public relations. It relates the critical study of media practices to public relations practice. The program combines a study of mass media theory with an insight into public relations. The public relations part of the curriculum covers both theoretical and practical aspects of public relations. It covers the complete range of public relations activities and stresses the importance of an integrated approach. From the media practices curriculum, you will appreciate how culture is mediated with the mass media. It will enable you to become an effective and responsible media analyst and communicator. You will study the practices involved in producing, describing, analyzing and responding to the media. Areas covered include - PR Strategy, Visual Culture and Storytelling, Principles of Marketing, Media Relations, Distribution and Exhibition and Audience 'Choice'. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard mass communication and public relations related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

6) BS Computing

Bachelor of Science in Computing: This program provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter a rewarding career in the computing industry regardless of your computing and programming experience. There is a constant industry demand for graduate who can show proven ability to build software systems, develop new business-compatible computer applications and create internet sites that are effective, motivational and contribute to a company's success. The aim of the Computing program path is to provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional software developer who can work effectively with current and future product development technologies. You will become competent in cutting-edge desktop & internet software development methods and apply these to the solution of real-world problems. The program emphasizes an object-oriented approach to software design & development, reflecting the accepted standard used in commercial software production. This approach will be applied to creating applications running on the desktop with appropriate windows-based graphical user interfaces and to create both client & server-side Internet applications. Areas covered include - Professional Development, Computer Programming Concepts, The Personal Computer, Web Authoring, Smart Systems, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Client-Side Web Development, Rapid Applications Development, Databases, Server-Side Internet Development, Programming with Components, Software Execution Models, Database Programming, Software Project management, Legal & Ethical Issues, Enterprise and Web Technologies, Designing and Implementing a Language. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computing related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

7) BS Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science: The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program provides a strong technical background for students planning to begin careers upon graduation. Program requirements include courses in object oriented programming, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, computer architecture as well as mathematics and statistics. This program features a rigorous academic foundation that is complemented by realistic programming. Emphasis is placed on developing both the technical and design skills necessary to begin and enhance an individual's career. Graduates of this program are well prepared for immediate employment in either the computer industry or many other businesses that increasingly rely on computer science. Program outcomes - an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline, an ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution, an ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal, an understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibilities, an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, an ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and global policy issues, Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development, an ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice, an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehensions of the tradeoffs involved in design choices, an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexities. Areas covered include - Calculus for Computer Science, Applied Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methods, Programming in C++, Programming in Java, Object Oriented Design and Analysis, Linear Algebra and Matrix Computation, Discrete Structures and Logic, Data Structures and Algorithms, Algorithm Design, Digital Logic Design, Computer Architecture, Computer Ethics, Operating System Theory and Design, Database Design, Programming Languages, Computer Communication Networks, Compiler Design, Advanced Programming in Java, Wireless Technologies and Application Development, Artificial Intelligence Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Game Programming, Advanced Game Programming, Database Administration & Security, Database Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Business Intelligence, Database Web Technologies and Emerging Data Technologies. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer science related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

8) BS Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: This program is designed for aspiring students in IT and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in their prior studies. It focuses on software development using C++ and Java, software engineering and multimedia software development for the Internet. Graduates of this course will have extensive skills in software developmen and will have well developed oral and written communication skills. Areas covered include - Algorithmic Problem Solving, Introduction to Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Technical Software Development, Programming in Java, Database Analysis and Design, Usability, Professional Issues in Information Technology, Software Development Practices, Data Communications and Security, Advanced Web Development, Web Programming, Software Process and Project Management, Software Project Practices and Management, Artificial Intelligence for Games, Real-time Programming, Software Testing and Reliability, Software Tools, Knowledge Management, Advanced Java, Enterprise Java, Internet Security, Large Scale System Design, Internet Networking Infrastructure, Software Architectures and Design, Software Deployment and Evolution, Languages in Software Development, IT Security, Web Application Development, Web Application Architectures, Enterprise Systems, Information Systems Risk and Security, Business Information Systems Analysis, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Systems Management, Enterprise Systems Implementation and Configuring Business Information Systems Solutions. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard information technology related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

9) BS Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: This program brings together robotics computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to equip you with the latest knowledge and skills much sought after by employers. Robotics and AI are growth areas but few programs combine both. The program will provide you with sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in intelligent systems and is an ideal base for a career in industry. Areas covered include - Neural and Fuzzy Systems, Robotics Technology, Mechatronic Systems, Robotics and Automation, Object Oriented Programming, Knowledge Based Systems, Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning, Social and Professional Issues in Computing, Interface Design Environments, Distributed Software Technologies and Systems Administration. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard artificial intelligence and robotics related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

10) BS Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence: A cursory look at its portrayal in the media shows that computing is a fast moving discipline with developments emerging continuously. The study of computer science provides a foundation from which you can progress into computing professionals. The artificial intelligence element attempts to study and understand underlying principles behind intelligent systems. The AI element of the program involves a study of artificial intelligence techniques in areas such as knowledge based systems, games, machine learning, natural language understanding and generation, machine vision, neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic, algorithms and theorem proving. The emphasis of the program is to provide professionally skilled programmers who have both a general overview of computer science and more detailed knowledge and skills of an area such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence applications or networking. Areas covered include - Introduction to Programming, Systems Modeling, Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning, Databases, Introduction to Object Oriental Programming, Data Communications, Search and Control in Artificial Intelligence, Comparative Languages, IT Systems Building, Social and Professional Issues in Computing, Interface Design Environments, Multimedia, Internet Programming, Neural and Fuzzy Systems and Managing Networks. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer science and artificial intelligence related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

11) BS Computer Science and Robotics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Robotics: A cursory look at its portrayal in the media shows that Computing is a fast moving discipline with developments emerging continuously. The discipline of computer Science is central to many of today's commercial and industrial activities as well as providing a diverse and rapidly developing field for personal study. The study of computer science provides a foundation from which you can progress into computing professions. The robotics element of the program seeks to explain what intelligence is and how different intelligent machines can be built. On this program you will be able to design and build automated and other computer based systems. The program provides an in-depth knowledge to help you understand and implement better intelligent machines. Its distinctive approach is one that combines an investigation into computer studies and practical control process while exploring the theoretical underpinning knowledge. The emphasis of the program is to provide professionally skilled programmers who have both a general overview of computer science and more detailed knowledge and skills of an area such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence applications or networking. Medium to long term predictions for employability with the IT industry and associated fields look good. Areas covered include - Introduction to Programming, Systems Modeling, Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Data Communications, Object oriented Program Development, Mechatronics Systems for Robots, Operating Systems, IT Systems Building, Interacting with Computers, Comparative Languages, Social and Professional Issues in Computing, Interface Design Environments, E-Commerce Tools and Techniques and Usability Engineering. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer science and robotics related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

12) BS Computer Science and Software Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering: A cursory look at its portrayal in the media shows that Computing is a fast moving discipline with developments emerging continuously. The disciplines of Computer Science and Software Engineering are central to many of today's commercial and industrial activities as well as providing a diverse and rapidly developing field for personal study. You will be able to analyze and build a range of IT applications. The emphasis of the program is to provide professionally skilled programmers and software engineers who have both a general overview of computer science and software engineering and more detailed knowledge and skills of an area such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence applications or networking. Medium to long term predictions for employability within the IT industry and associated fields look good. Areas covered include - Introduction to Programming, Systems Modeling, Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Data Communications, Object Oriented Program Development, Systems Methodologies, Operating Systems, Social and Professional Issues in Computing, Interacting with Computers, Internet Architecture, Comparative Languages, IT Systems Building, Distributed Software Technologies and E-Commerce Tools and Techniques. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer science and software engineering related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

13) BS Telecommunications and Networking

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Networking: This program has a modern and up-to-date curriculum that covers the latest in technology including IP-based telephony. The program design recognizes the rapidly changing nature of communication systems and includes aspects of wireless technologies. The program covers the areas of network management, server configuration and administration, telecommunications including wireless networking and mobile networks. Areas covered include - Network and Server Administration and Maintenance, Programming and Multimedia, Linux and Network Security and Telecommunications and Wireless Technology. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard telecommunications and networking related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

14) BS Computing & Networks

Bachelor of Science in Computing and Networks: The rise of network technology and the Internet have made significant changes to the face of computing in the past few years and there is no reason to indicate that these are not important subjects in the years ahead. The Computing & Networks program is intended to reflect this changing environment. An increasing number of individuals are needed who understand how to design, develop and maintain computer networks. You will study Network security (including encryption, authentication and relevant standards), network protocols and technology, TCP/IP architectures, wireless communications, application layer functionality, network design and management (including detailed commercial LAN and WAN designs), administration and management (using current software tools). You will learn Internet development, how the Internet works, using specific tools to develop your own Internet sites. Areas covered include - Problem-Solving, Professional Development, Object-Oriented Programming Concepts, the PC, Web Authoring, Smart Systems, Computer Networking, Software Engineering, Internet Development, Visual Basic, Database, Internet Technology, PC Networks, Linux Networks, Network Programming, Software Project Management, Legal and Ethical Issues, Group Project, Network Management, XML Technologies, Mobile Phone Technology, Forensic Computing and Software Engineering Issues. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computing and networks related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

15) BS Network Management

Bachelor of Science in Network Management: This program emphasizes the skills needed to design, implement, maintain and administrate networks. You will have the opportunity to consider key issues surrounding computer networking such as reliability, mobility and security. The program also provides a solid grounding in core computing and information systems. Networked computer systems are a key infrastructure not only in any modern business, but also in homes. The development of wireless and mobile networks has allowed access to information at any time in any place. Due to the increase in demand there has been a growth in the number of jobs for those with the skills to design, build, maintain and administrate such systems. Areas covered include - Network Design and Administration, IT Project Management, Systems Methodology, Online Database and E-Commerce, and Visual Basic Programming. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard network management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

16) BA Computer Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Arts: If your artistic interest lie in the new media industries and you want to develop your creativity into electronic screen-based media - read on. Increasing demand for visual communication in all of its manifestations, rapid developments in the technology, and expanding requirements in the visual arts and media, all contributes to the demand for expertise in visual, audio and screenwriting practices for narrative entertainment and interactive media production. This program focuses strongly on the application of computer artistry in games and electronic entertainment, interactive music and audio, web and interactive design, digital media, film, TV and animation sectors. The new media industries depend upon creative skills such as yours, so we explore with you the technological, philosophical and cultural relationships between computer art, its creators and its users. Creative thinking, 2D and 3D visual studies, interactive design, audio technology, animation, cinematography and narrative structure are recurrent topics throughout the course. Traditional art skills are highly valued and you are encouraged to research and experiment with traditional techniques in the development of your digital artwork. As well as acquiring essential software expertise, you develop your presentation and interpersonal skills, which are greatly appreciated by employers. Areas covered include - Visual Literacy, Introduction to Audio, Dynamic Communication, Elementary Animation and Life Drawing, Advanced 3D, Entertainment Design and Life Drawing, Time Based Narrative, Digital media Contexts, Psychoacoustics, Character Animation, Concepts of Composition, Marketing, Persuasive Narrative, Advanced Interaction, Personal Project and Digital Media Practice, Advanced Animation, Audio Production Methods, Advanced Visualization, Creative Sound Synthesis, marketing, Professional Practice, Concept Development and Media Writing. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer arts related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

17) BS Computer Games Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Games Technology: Such is the shortage of well trained, highly skilled computer games programmers that the career opportunities open to you. This world-leading program is academically challenging and will develop your skills in games console programming, real-time graphics and mathematics. You will leave with confidence and skills to work in one of the most demanding industries in the world, and a distinct advantage over other computing graduates intending a career in the games industry. Areas covered include - Computer Games Technology, C++ Programming, Introduction to Audio, Applied Mathematics, Media Production, Console Games Development, Graphics Programming, Applied Mathematics, Marketing, Concepts of Composition, 3D Graphics Programming, Programming Environments, Prototype Game Development, Audio Production, Applied Mathematics, Advanced Game Technologies, Network Games Programming and Games Professional Awareness. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer games technology related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

18) BS Smart Systems

Bachelor of Science in Smart Systems: We are surrounded by 'smart' gadgets and systems. Once the topic of science-fiction program, yesterday's seemingly impossible ideas have become part of our everyday lives. A smart system is defined as one that automatically adjusts or adapts its behavior in response to external stimuli. Existing applications of smart technologies include: smart homes where energy levels can be monitored and adapted to external conditions (controlling heating and lighting remotely from your mobile phone), supermarket loyalty cards where personal shopping trends dictate which money-off coupons will be sent, smart cards that let you access products and services within a defined area. The question is what will be the smart systems of tomorrow? Our clothing might have smart labeling to allow washing machines to pick the best wash cycle. Our fridges might order shopping for us automatically over the Internet. Our cars might be equipped with specialized sensors and wireless communication systems to allow us to travel on automated highways, enabling high-speed travel in closely spaced convoys. The health of the elderly and disabled might be monitored in their own houses, reducing the need for them to move into care homes. Increasingly, companies in various sectors of industry are looking for talented graduates to help develop products and systems using the most up-to-date thinking in order to give them a competitive edge. This program has been developed to satisfy this demand. It is academically challenging and will develop your skills in programming, system planning and design and computer interfacing. Areas covered include - Computer Hardware, Programming, Web Authoring, Introduction to Smart Systems, Systems Planning & Design, Smart Systems Development, Networking, Databases, Controlling Devices, Web Development, Business Skills, Smart Systems Application, Mobile Computing, Database, Networking, Controlling Devices, Intelligent Systems, Mobile Phone Technology and Controlling Devices. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard smart systems related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

19) BS Web Design & Development

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Development: This course will help you become a professional web designer/developer, able to create great applications and contribute to studio teams that create innovative multimedia enhanced web-based projects. Areas covered include - Web Multimedia Fundamentals, Web Authoring, Professional Development, Programming Concepts, the PC, Innovative Web Development, Client Side Web Development, Designing Interfaces, Marketing, Web Systems Analysis, Databases and Digital Media Development, E-Business Concepts, Developing Internet Sites, Multimedia Development, Database Design, Professional Web Development, Enterprise Level Internet Development, Virtual Web Worlds, New Media Challenges and Novel Web Design Techniques. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard web design & development related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

20) BS Computer Security and Forensics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensic: The massive increase in computer-based crime has led to the development of programs designed to provide graduates who can harden business and home computer systems from a computer security aspect. In this program you will study computer security and forensics with specialized modules in network security, systems hardening, the process of forensically gathering evidence and analyzing captured data and the legal requirements necessary for those working in computer security and forensics, including the role of an expert witness. Areas covered include - Cryptography and Cryptanalysis, Programming and Database Structures, System Hardening and Network Security, and Penetration Testing and Intrusion Detection. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard computer security and forensic related subjects apart from those highlighted above.