Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Faculty of Information Technology is entrusted with offering degree programmes in the field of Information Technology. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of the three departments of the Faculty that contribute towards these degree programmes.

In order to perform appropriately and survive in the world of today, every professional should possess technical skills, as well as language and communication skills, management skills, and skills related to society and the profession.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is dedicated to creating a multifaceted professional through course modules encompassing core areas of management of information technology, which include business management, language and communication, finance and accounting, project management, business intelligence, innovation and entrepreneurship, professional practice, and projects.

An Information Technology professional should be conversant as to how society functions in order to create IT solutions to address problems of society, including business problems. They are also required to manage IT resources efficiently, motivate and work with team members, and function as valuable members of society. In this regard, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies provides undergraduates with an overall understanding of core management areas, to complement their technical skills.

and communication skills are essential for individuals to acquire and disseminate knowledge, and gain an advantage and excel in their chosen fields. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies diligently imparts these skills to the undergraduates, who have mostly studied in their mother tongue until gaining university admission, and are called upon to learn exclusively in the English medium, which enables them to perform effectively in the world of work.

Understanding the importance of our graduates to be accepted by society, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is entrusted with the challenging task of developing soft skills of undergraduates who come from different cultural and social backgrounds, providing them with insight into how society functions through course modules covering social aspects and professional practice.

Through engaging in projects that involve interaction with the Information Technology industry, undergraduates are exposed to the practical applications of their theoretical knowledge, and they are also given the opportunity to showcase their skills to prospective employers in the field. Group projects help build essential soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, time management, and effective communication. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies provides guidance and support for students to effectively complete their projects.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies also facilitates the acquisition of additional knowledge and skills via non-technical course modules such as international languages, including Japanese, French, German, Hindi, and Korean. Exposure to international languages helps the students to cultivate a multicultural understanding, thereby broadening their horizons. The other non technical modules offered cover areas of health and safety, food and nutrition, and understanding customer service, which help in creating a robust graduate able to address issues that require both mental health and physical health.