Technology empowers the way we think, learn and
work, and it has become imperative in the workplace. It is also an important
skill and knowledge required by many in multidisciplinary industries. In order
to meet the challenges and demands of the IT industry, the School of Information
and Communication Technology (SICT) addresses Politeknik Brunei's Vision in
producing skilled and marketable graduates through quality education and
exposure to the Brunei ICT industry.
The SICT was first established in January 2012,
offering three Advanced Diploma programmes in Computer Network, Information
Systems and Technology, and Web Computing with an enrolment of 139 students.
Later on, SICT introduced two new diploma programme called Information Science
and Digital Media. At present, SICT is led by a Head of School, Assistant Head
of School and is supported by 20 lecturers.
SICT continuously reviews its curriculum to
complement the Brunei ICT Industry Competency Framework [BIICF] under the
Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI). Also, SICT is
looking into the prospects of integrating industry professional certification
into its existing curriculum.
Among others, the School of ICT has been
entrusted to manage the institution's Learning Management System (LMS)
activities as part of the Politeknik Brunei Five Year Development Plan
(2015—2020). In support of this, SICT aims to introduce a new 'E-Learning Unit'
to focus on LMS and e-learning initiatives for Politeknik Brunei, in the near
The school is also responsible in coordinating
several IT projects, namely the "Partners in Learning" initiatives based on the
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Politeknik Brunei and Microsoft
Brunei, and the Politeknik Brunei IT Academy.