Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Computer & Information Technology (CIT) Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

As a CIT graduate, you will become an integral part of tomorrow's Computer and Information Technology industry. Technical skills and professional leadership competencies continue to make our graduates distinctive and highly marketable in meeting the needs of employers today.

Why Computer and Information Technology at IUPUI? 

  • CIT and CGT are the only Computing Accredutation Commission (CAC) of ABET-accredited computing programs at IUPUI.
  • CIT graduates receive a Purdue degree and do well in the job market. In 2015, the average salary of our new CIT graduates was $51,902.
  • Our faculty expertise and courses focus on application development, data management, network systems and information security – all growth areas in IT.
  • Students have the choice of four distinct concentrations, but all CIT students are taught a comprehensive set of IT fundamentals.
  • CIT's faculty have strong connections to NSF and industry funding, which enables a variety of student research opportunities.
  • Our faculty work closely with industry to ensure that the CIT curriculum aligns with the structure of IT organizations.
  • CIT is a leader in experiential learning. All students complete an internship or participate in our Living Lab program.
  • We build an international perspective into our curriculum and have yearly study abroad opportunities to India and China.
  • Our urban location gives many opportunities for real life experience; many students work in the field while attending classes.
  • Our small class sizes (~25) allows students to work closely with faculty.
  • Our vision is to produce graduates with a comprehensive perspective of Information Technology and the experience to create IT solutions that meet business needs.

Program Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduating, CIT alumni will:

  1. Design, implement, and evaluate solutions to meet the IT needs of industry.
  2. Provide leadership and project management for IT-related projects and services.
  3. Expand their IT knowledge to add value to an organization.

CIT Student Outcomes (What are these?)

Upon completion of the B.S. degree, CIT students will have attained:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing and business requirements appropriate to its solution.

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.

(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.

(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.

(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. 

(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.

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