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Software Development BIT Degree

From mission-critical business systems to e-commerce and the Internet, IT is not only an industry in its own right but also a fundamental building block of all other industries. AIU® offers an industry-current BIT program with an in-depth specialization in Software Analysis and Development designed to help students develop an ability to use programming techniques such as Try Catch blocks, If blocks, looping and arrays and much more.

 

This degree is designed to bring students useful knowledge and experience in the various aspects of this field. From understanding software development platforms and procedures to engaging in the development process themselves, students will participate in a software development degree program that weaves learning based on the current challenges and opportunities in the field with opportunities to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.

 

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Software Analysis and Development to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to acquire industry-current knowledge of programming and logic, including topics such as variables and scope, data types, control structures and development environments.

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  • Next Start Date

    August 24th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    45

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Bachelor of Information Technology degree is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in core computer technologies including operating systems, databases, networks, programming and security. Students who complete the BIT with a specialization in Software Analysis and Development will study how to:

    • Summarize details of essential computer concepts.
    • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files.
    • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling.
    • Design and develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
    • Understand and master the different technical elements and terms regularly used by software industry professionals.
    • Examine current industry practices and challenges to analyze areas of new innovation or need.
    • Engage in industry-modeled software analysis and development projects, allowing students to assume the roles of current industry experts and put their knowledge to practice.
    • Create and adapt software system prototypes.
    • Diagnose and remedy problems in existing software systems. 

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

    • In this specialized curriculum, you can learn about the architectures for integrating systems, XML Web services and middleware, network programming, message and queuing services, and low-level data communications. This real world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of your courses in your area of interest. It can help you develop a focused knowledge base common to IT professionals in the field of Software Analysis and Development. For example:

      • In E-commerce Development, students can study business solutions that use electronic commerce in a variety of ways, including tools for ecommerce, security, payments, marketing, legal and ethical considerations.
      • In Software Quality Control and Testing, students can learn about tools and techniques used to ensure software quality control.
      • In Software Development for Mobile Devices, students can acquire an understanding of the methodologies and skills used to develop software for mobile devices, including an examination of user interface design for small screens, data synchronization, memory management and principles of good design for mobile computing.

      Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

    • Upon completing the Software Analysis and Development specialization program, students will have gained the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to begin work as a dedicated software developer.

      Students will have mastered the industry best practices, current terminology and technical terms and engaged in problem-solving and software creation of their own. Students will also have evaluated current industry problems and software challenges, gaining an understanding not only of how to diagnose potential problems in software, but also to serve as a resource in fixing those problems.

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