In the first instance, The UWICIIT will offer a BSc Software Engineering programme (four and one-half years including a six-month paid internship) with a major in Mobile Application Technologies, beginning in September 2016.
The programme comprises 126 credits and will be offered as a 2+2 programme, with students spending the first two years in the Caribbean and the succeeding two years in China. Students will then have an opportunity to complete a six-month paid internship at an IT company in the Suzhou Industrial Park (the “Silicon Valley” of China). English is the primary language of instruction for the programme, however Chinese language and cultural training will be provided as a part of the curriculum.
This collaborative programme offered by The UWI and GIST is well aligned with the local, regional and international computing industries’ needs.
This unique programme offers:
|Year||Semester 1||Semester 2|
An Introduction to Computing I
An Introduction to Computing II
Mathematics for Software Engineers
Computing in Society
Research Methods for Software Engineers*
An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Software Engineering Essentials
Mobile Web Programming*
Current & Future Trends in Computing for Software Engineers*
Technical Writing for Software Engineers*
Discrete Mathematics for Software Engineers
An Introduction to Software Engineering
Computer Networking & Security
Computer Systems Organization
Beginner Chinese Language, Culture & Society*
An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms
Object Oriented Design and Implementation
An Introduction to Requirements Engineering
Beginner Chinese Language & IT Business Environments*
An Introduction to Software Modeling
Android Application Development I*
Web & Mobile Application Development I*
Project Management for Software Project
An Introduction to Software Testing
Android Application Development II*
Application Development for IOS Devices
Web & Mobile Application Development II*
Software Reliability and Formal Methods
Software Engineering Capstone Project I
IT Certification I
Advanced Android Application Development*
Mobile Cloud Computing
Software Engineering Capstone Project II*
IT Certification II
Mobile Game Development*
Advanced Database Systems
Years 3 and 4 of the programme are offered in China.
Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a fully- fledged, regional University with close to 50,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with three physical campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an Open Campus, which altogether serves 17 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos. The UWI’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries and The University has collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. The UWI’s priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and overall development of the Caribbean region. The introduction of this new BSc Software Engineering (Mobile Application Technologies) is envisioned as the launch pad for Caribbean technology innovation and entrepreneurship, and directly aligned to The UWI’s mission of supporting Caribbean development.
GIST (www.gem-group.com/gist-frameset3.htm) is a joint venture between GEM Suzhou, Microsoft, and Suzhou Science and Technology Town (SSTT). As a unique institution of higher learning driving innovation in software technology, GIST was granted permission by the Jiangsu Provincial Education Bureau to recruit students through independent enrollment. GIST was set up as a provincial-level dazhuan (diploma) college in 2007.
GIST enrolled its first batch of 1,800 students in September 2007. Today the College has over 4,700 dazhuan students pursuing courses in software engineering and information technology. GIST SND Campus has a 10,000 student capacity. GIST also offers educational programmes in the GEM SIP Campus in the Suzhou Industrial Park. GIST’s operating philosophy is to combine theory and practice, and expose software graduates to the international state-of-the-art. Hence, “International Cooperation, Production-Study-Research Integration” are combined into practice in our unique education model of “Classroom-Teaching-Project Simulation-Paid Practicum”, covering both the teaching of software technology and foreign languages (English and Japanese). GIST’s vision is to prepare students with world-class professional competence for successful careers in a global society.
The UWI China Institute of Information Technology (UWICIIT) introduces a new
BSc Software Engineering
(Mobile Application Technologies).
Did you know that software engineer was ranked among the 10 Best jobs of 2016*? Or that Software engineers can command up to six-figure salaries**? This world-class programme allows you to compete in the international job market in software engineering fields. It offers industry standard teaching and training by The University of the West Indies (UWI) in partnership with the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) in Suzhou, China.
2+2 programme: Spend first two years in the Caribbean and second two years in China.
Strong industrial links: with technology companies in the heart of China’s "Silicon Valley".
Paid six-month internship: guaranteed after graduation at a Fortune 500 company in Suzhou Industrial Park, China.
A cultural exchange: exposure to Chinese society, culture, business, governance and language.
This specially designed software engineering programme with a concentration in mobile application technologies (Android and iOS environments) gives you an edge in this “third wave in technology” where mobile devices are the dominant computing platform.
August 26, 2016