Post Graduate Diploma in ICT (PGDICT)

What is ICT?

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) is an umbrella term used to encompass all rapidly emerging, evolving and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming and information systems technologies. Historically, many of these fields developed separately, in different companies, departments and R&D groups, and at different times. With rapid improvements in computer processing power, networking technology advances, programming interface improvements, widespread adoption of Internet Protocols, integration into organizational strategic operations, and improved workforce and user competencies, however, these fields are rapidly converging.

Career in ICT

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry is one of the fastest growing and changing fields. Technology is developing rapidly and new devices and systems are constantly being created to provide faster and more efficient methods for information and communication technology. Careers in the ICT field are in high demand and the industry is expected to grow. Professionals in ICT careers may work in commercial service sectors and ICT companies.

The broad cluster of occupations that fall within the ICT arena includes :-

  • Database Analyst
  • UX Designer
  • Website Designer and Developer
  • Information System Analyst
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Support
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Multimedia Specialist

PGDICT Program in CIU

The PGDICT is a 1-year evening program approved by the Government and University Grant Commission (UGC) for graduates in any discipline on the principles and practice of Information and Communication Technology. The program will be conducted by the School of Engineering & Computer Science of Chittagong Independent University. The PGDICT program is offered mainly to the graduates who are willing to work in ICT domain or the graduates whose current or future career could be accelerated through advanced knowledge in ICT. The classes of the program will run four days a week from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Total Degree Requirements:- 140 Credits

Admission Eligibility Core Courses Optional Courses

Admission Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements :-

  • At least a 4-year Bachelor Degree in any discipline with mathematics in HSC or equivalent level
  • At least a 3-year Bachelor Degree in any discipline plus one year professional experience in ICT sector with mathematics in HSC or equivalent level
  • Must not have a GPA less than 2.00 out of 5.00 or a third division or equivalent in any of the public examinations

Core Courses

Course ID Course Title Credit (Theory+Lab) Hours/Week (Theory+Lab)
ICT 500 Project for PGDICT 0+6=6 0+6
ICT 501 Fundamentals of Computing 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 502 Introduction to Programming Concepts 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 503 Data Structures and Algorithms 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 504 Digital Logic Design 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 505 Database Management Systems 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 506 Operating Systems Fundamentals 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 507 Object Oriented Programming 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 508 Data Communications 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 5** Optional I 3
ICT 5** Optional II 3

Optional Courses

Course ID Course Title Credit (Theory+Lab) Hours/Week (Theory+Lab)
ICT 509 Communication Technology 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 510 Multimedia Design and Developments 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 511 Computer Networks 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 512 Cloud Computing 3 3+0
ICT 513 Software Engineering 3 3+0
ICT 514 Network System Design 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 515 Advanced Internet Technologies 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 516 Big Data and Social Network 3 3+0
ICT 517 Network Management 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 518 Fundamentals of E- Commerce 3 3+0
ICT 519 Web Technologies 2+1=3 2+2
ICT 520 Real Time and Embedded Systems 3 3+0
ICT 521 System Analysis and Design 3 3+0
ICT 522 Software Quality Management 3 3+0