The study of Science at the IMIT will provide you with a deep understanding of the world around you and equip you with the skills to help society grasp the opportunities and solve the problems of the 21st Century. The knowledge and competencies you acquire with an ND/HND from the School of Science, IMIT, will present you with a wide array of career opportunities upon graduation in the field of Science Laboratory Technology, Statistics, Computer Science & Mass Communication.
Statistics is a discipline that has become veritable tools in
the hands of Scientists, Engineers and others. It is a science
which deals with development and application of efficient
methods of data collection, organization, analysis,
presentation and interpretation, with a view to making
appropriate inference about a population based on information
from a sample. It has something to offer every fields of study
across the Globe. Statistics as a planning and decision
science has solutions to world challenges of uncertainties.
The IMIT Department of Statistics aims to:
1. provide relevant, timely and comparable labour statistics,
2. Develop international standards for better measurement of labour issues and enhanced international comparability, and
3. Help member States develop and improve their labour statistics.
To achieve these goals, the Department focuses on three major activities:
1. Compiling and producing labour statistics, which are disseminated through IMITSTAT.
2. Setting international standards for labour statistics through the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS).
3. Providing technical cooperation, assistance and training in labour statistics.
Our philosophy are
1. To employ the principles of best practices in academic works and research activities for which centre of excellence across the world are known and which the Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology aspires to be one.
2. To give excellent instruction to students in Statistics.
3. Contribute to the extension of the frontiers of knowledge in Statistics through world class research activities.
Department of Computer Science has been offering courses, for the award of a OND/HND Degree in Computer Science even though some subject areas were recognized. Such areas include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Network, Management Information System and Software Engineering, among others. The Department was conceived as a means of developing manpower to meet the demand for increased computerization nationwide. The Department have been designed to equip students with theoretical and practical skills for a variety of entrepreneurial careers in the Computing, Software Development, Information Technology, Management Information systems, Computer Networking and related disciplines.
The OND/HND programme is designed to instill in students, sound and critical understanding of the concepts and methodologies in Computer Science that meet current and anticipated needs of the society in these subject areas. Training is geared towards subject specific knowledge complemented with the acquisition of skills and field experiences that adequately prepare the graduate for self-employment, work in relevant government organizations and/or in the private sector as well. The training covered by the programme includes but is not restricted to the basics of ICT communication and people skills; emphasis on problem solving modules leading to acquisition of entrepreneurial skills relevant to the 21st century graduate, industry and society. At the end, the graduate is fully equipped for graduate work as well as being competent to apply basic scientific logic in the management of human and other natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The main objectives are:
1. To create in students the awareness and enthusiasm for Computer Science and its capabilities in our information age.
2. To involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
3. To provide a broad and balanced foundation in Computer Science knowledge and practical skills.
4. To develop in students through an education in Computer Science a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology in all aspects of human endeavor.
5. To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Computer Science in an industrial, economic, technological and social context.
6. To provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi–disciplinary studies involving Computer Science and Information Technology.
In a scientific investigation, there is an attitude that
demands of one to explore his environment or the unknown,
develop the relevant hypothesis in order to establish its
acceptability or otherwise. This type of investigation can
only be carried out in a laboratory. The science
Laboratory is a setting or place to try out specific
scientific information and test principles and theories in
science. It is thus a place or room where scientific
experiments are carried out. It is appropriately equipped with
various items that are required in the urge to provide answers
to intriguing questions in science.
Overview of Science Laboratory Technology
The programme Science Laboratory Technology is designed to produce Technicians/Technologists capable of carrying out various Laboratory analysts and practical work under minimal supervision.
Goals and Objectives of Science Laboratory Technology
They are involved in a variety of laboratory based investigation within biological, chemical, physical and life scientific areas where they;
1. Assist in chemical analysis in laboratories in educational institutions, food and chemical industries, research institutes etc.
2. Assist in biological experiments and investigations in industrial and institutional laboratories, farms, museums and other nature establishments.
3. Assist in physics experiments in institutions and industries
4. Supervise Laboratories in educational institutions.
5. Assist in organization and management of scientific warehouse.
6. Assist in marketing and distribution of scientific equipment and consumables.
Entry and or Admission Requirements
The minimum entry requirements into the National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology Programme is four credit level passes in West African School Certificate (WASC) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or National Examination Certificate (NECO), Ordinary level in not more than two sittings. The subjects must include the following: Mathematics and English and any three of the following: Biology, or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics. Entrants must possess at least credit grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English Language.
ii. Candidates that have successfully completed the institutions recognized National Diploma (Science and Technology) course may be admitted into the programme.
How long it takes to study Science Laboratory Technology (Duration)?
Each of the Diploma Programmes (ND and HND) is designed to run for four semesters, and each of the semesters is of 15 weeks. It is designed in a way that a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.
The Department of Mass Communications is where the future
happens. You'll learn how to communicate across multiple media
platforms and share messages around the globe.
In our program, you'll have the opportunity to choose from three concentrations: Digital Media, Journalism or Public Relations. The department houses a television studio, audio lab, a video editing suite, a media production computer lab, and student-run, online television, and radio, and newspaper outlets.
Digital Media Concentration
The Digital Media Concentration prepares students for behind-the-scenes positions in commercial and non-commercial radio and television, audio production facilities, recording studios, television production houses, educational institutions, advertising agencies, or industrial or corporate settings. Classes in the Digital Media track include: TV & Radio Announcement, Broadcast Writing & Reporting, Sound Production, TV Production, Web Design, Social Media, and Multimedia Reporting.
The Journalism Concentration
The Journalism concentration prepares students for careers as writers and editors for newspapers, magazines, and online media, or as radio and television reporters, hosts, or correspondents and offers courses in News Reporting, Writing & Editing, Feature Writing and Multimedia Reporting.
The Public Relations Concentration
The Public Relations concentration prepares students for careers in both profit and nonprofit businesses as writers or publicists who develop, design, implement and evaluate public relations campaigns. Coursework includes Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Management and Campaigns, and Public Relations Writing.
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCE
Mass Communications is more than just a department. It is a community of faculty, staff and students who share a passion for all things media, storytelling and people. Journalism students report news, sports and features for newspapers and website. Public Relations students develop advertising and public relations campaigns for local business clients and non-profit organizations. Our web design and social media courses teach students not only how to use media but how to use it effectively. In addition, our Internship and Practicum programs provide students with hands-on, real world opportunities to work with mentors and employers in the media industries.
Students learn the theory and practice of effective communication through course assignments with an emphasis on critical and analytical thought. The Department of Mass Communications is under the faculty of the school of science.
CAREERS AND OUTCOMES
Our alums are using the skills learned at IMIT Mass Communications program to make a difference in the world in all sorts of careers. Whether you're reporting news, developing an advertising or public relations campaign, working with a local business or non-profit organization, writing a screenplay, or directing a television show, you're engaged in telling a great story. In order to tell great stories, you have to learn what makes a great story and how to tell it.
All Mass Communications courses enable students to gain knowledge about the role of media in all endeavors so that they can become professionals and communications specialists. Long after students graduate, faculty are still in touch and assist with jobs searches and graduate school admissions. Once you're part of the IMIT Mass Commutations Family, you're always part of it!