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Course module: 201300073
Introduction to BIT
Course infoSchedule
Course module201300073
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeModule
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. M.E. Iacob
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dr. H.F.M. Aarts
A. Al Hanbali
Lecturer P.T. de Boer
dr. L. Ferreira Pires
Lecturer E.W. Hans
Academic year2016
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Number of insufficient tests1
Learning goals
This module aims to give students an overview of the fields of Business &IT (BIT) and Industrial Engineering &Management (IEM), by analyzing several business and IT problems from different perspectives, and teaching students how to design an integral solution. Students are supplied with the necessary know-how, and experience that design, research and decision-making can be done in a systematic way, as opposed to a merely common-sense approach. Secondly this module gives an overview of the topics to come during their bachlor program. Each week a new theme is introduced, which will be explained in one of the later modules in their studies.  Finally this module aims to be selective. By giving students a good overview on the themes and the academic level of the courses, at the end of the module students should be able to understand if this is the right study program for them.
During each odd week (1, 3, 5, and 7) teaching is focusing on a certain IEM or BIT theme.  During the even weeks the BIT and IEM students split up.  More precisely, BIT students will join the INF students for the programming part of the module. The week themes (in the order of the first 8 module weeks) are: production management, programming and algorithms, information management, functional programming, supply chain management & sourcing, computer networks and operating systems, financial management, and Java programing.
Throughout the module most of the themes and the project follow the design cycle:  Introduction –Analysis –Design –Implementation –Evaluation.  The design cycle is core to all IEM and BIT engineering courses. By connecting the teaching to the design cycle, knowledge and skills to be taught are put in context. Although project work starts right from week 1 of the module, from week 8 on the major focus is on finalizing the project. For the BIT students the project aims at designing and implementing an App for different users and or stakeholders of the Batavieren Race (Runners, spectators, Organizing committee, different assisting groups (doctors, first aid, parking planners, etc.).
Assumed previous knowledge
Prerequisites: Compulsory Math B
Required materials
Reader Euclides & Leibnitz
Course material
George B. Thomas; Thomas’ Calculus, early transcendentals, 12th edition, ISBN 9781783991587
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J. Nino, F. A. Hosch, An introduction to programming and object-oriented design using Java, ISBN 9780470128718
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Skill Sheets (Ten Tulder)
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Intercultural sensitivity, Ir. Carlos Nunez, Drs. Raya Nunez Mahdi, Drs. Laura Popma, 2014, 3e druk, ISBN 9789023251330
Course material
'No problem: An approach for all business administration problems and mysteries’, by Hans Heerkens & Arnold van Winden, English syllabus; OR English Summary; Provided via BB
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
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Final thesis
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Self study with assistance
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Self study without assistance
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Mathematics A+B1

2 written tests

Core topics

4 assignments

Research methodologies

1 written test, MC questions

Informatics pearls

3 written tests, 4 assignments

Project report & Product

Report and end product

Professional skills

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