An implementation of the SIGITE model curriculum

Kamali, R., Liles, S., Winer, C., Jiang, K., and Nicolai, B. 2005. “An implementation of the SIGITE model curriculum“. In Proceedings of the 6th Conference on information Technology Education (Newark, NJ, USA, October 20 – 22, 2005). SIGITE ’05. ACM Press, New York, NY.


This paper describes the process used by Computer Information Technology Department at Purdue Calumet University (PUC) during a major curriculum review and revision to implement the curriculum model developed by the SIGITE Curriculum Committee. The process was based on the learning outcomes set forth by the SIGITE curriculum model and the result is a structure that could be used to build IT majors around the recommended IT core courses with the individual majors, which could be highly customizable and highly flexible. The curriculum allows for a primary track and a complementary secondary track built during the third and the forth years of the student’s study. This is a flexible and easy to maintain curriculum, which allows changes without major curriculum overhaul.

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