School of Innovative Technology And Engineering

School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering (SITE)

Head of School
Dr. Shireen PANCHOO




The School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering (SITE) created in Year 2008 formerly known as the School of Business Informatics and Software Engineering (SOBISE) was set up in view of meeting the local and global challenges emerging in the fields of ICT, Engineering and Mathematics. 

SITE currently comprises of the department of Business Informatics and Software Engineering (BISE), the department of Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE), the department of Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS) and the department of Creative Arts, Film and Media Technologies (CAFMT).  Each department operates with a high level of autonomy invoking specified strategic goals.

The School aims at establishing an effective channel of communication between various types of actors currently involved in using the systems thinking and systems engineering approaches at a different scale of applicability and complexity, namely academic, scientists, researchers, policy makers, ministries, electronic and telecommunication engineers as well as people concerned with the complex role of science, engineering, ICT, industrial informatics, digital arts and multimedia technologies and any other related fields and emerging aspects related by the new risks and vulnerabilities to which these complex and sophisticated systems are prone to be exposed.

ICT is today’s driving force of the world economy and one of the main objectives of the Mauritian government has been to develop a knowledge, innovation and technology-based nation.  SITE has been treading the path to become a full-fledged faculty of prominent renown in line with the University vision to provide quality education and training geared towards sustained capacity building for increasingly technology-driven and enterprise-based developments.  The School has been innovating over the years by developing new programmes of study which meet the needs of the industry.

In line with this, the School offers variety of programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor levels (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering) and Post Graduate levels (PGDip, MSc and MScEng) in the fields of Software Engineering, Computer science, Business Information systems, Web Technologies, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, Network Technologies and Security, Graphics Design, Digital Arts, Multimedia Systems and Technologies, Actuarial Science, Digital Forensics, financial engineering amongst others. In the long-term, the school will offer other industrial programmes in Sensor Systems, Robotic Engineering and other systems engineering areas for sustainable development.

One of the reasons of the success of our programmes is the close tie we maintain with the ICT industry, which helps us keep our programmes in line with industry needs. This will help maintain the near 100% rate of employment of our students as they complete their studies.



Short programme in Film Editing

This module covers the fundamentals of non-linear editing, from preparatory …


Short programme in Film Editing

5 Lessons
1500 hours
What you'll learn
Understand the whole workflow of digital film production from pre to post production.
Understand and apply the principles for creative scriptwriting and storytelling.
Operate at post-production level for video editing, colour grading, application of Special Effects (sfx) and sound design.
Produce films, short videos and documentaries.
Handle and operate the camera properly.

MA Graphics Design

The MA Graphics Design is ideally suited to recent graduates …


MA Graphics Design

13 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Understand, evaluate and apply/practice the processes involved in professional practice and academic research
Examine more thoroughly areas such as design history, theory, and criticism and to identify and anticipate research issues
Exhibit behaviours and attitudes of advanced study
Intellectual curiosity that extends beyond the teacher defined parameters of coursework
Evidence of self-motivated strategies for acquainting oneself with literature, cinema, photography, illustration, typography and critical discourse in the disciplines
Evidence of a process for considering researchable questions and addressing research issues
Ability to analyze and synthesize concepts and information from a variety of sources and to apply them in the exploration of visual communication problems
Creative insight and the ability to recognize and develop significant research opportunities

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