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The Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST) is a three year full-time Program open to all qualifying students, commencing in the 2017/2018 academic year. The Program is based on an effective curriculum, achieved through considering a number of factors that cover the opportunities, and gaps that need to be addressed by the BIST Program. These included;

  • The requirements from the inter university council for East Africa’s March 2015 benchmarks for developing curricula for bachelor of Information  Technology Programs
  • The internationally recognized ACM curriculum development guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in information systems and information technology.
  • A market analysis to evaluate the attractiveness and the dynamics of the Information Systems and Technology market within East Africa. Special attention was paid on the kind of jobs/roles being advertised within this market segment and the different skills set that are being sought.
  • Feedback obtained over a three year period (2013 - 2016) from our industrial partners where our students were placed for the Internship / field attachment.
  • Consultations made with the ICT Association of Uganda.
  • Industrial and alumni feedback: key stakeholders and experts from regulatory authorities, industry and academia were invited to provide insights as to what their expectations are of an Information Systems and Technology graduate.

The BIST graduate is positioned at the third level of responsibility (Application Level) of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). The SFIA is a model for describing and managing competencies for ICT professionals for the 21st century, and is intended to help match the skills of the workforce to the needs of the business.
At the application level, a graduate that is able to:

  • Use discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments;
  • Interact with and influence colleagues with good interpersonal skills
  • Perform a range of work-sometimes complex and non-routine in a variety of environments
  • Demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolutions; and effective communication skills, team work, and planning.
  • Appreciate the wider business context and how their own role relates to other roles in the organization

Program Objectives
The Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST) program aims to educate and develop students in broad and deep aspects of information systems and technology concerned with their implementation in a wide variety of organizational environments. It is designed to address the concerns of different stakeholders by focusing on a learner’s academic ability, employability and personal development. Specifically, the Program
seeks to:

  • Equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to learn, design, develop, install, and implement all types of computer information systems and
    technologies.
  • Provide learners with knowledge and innovative skills required to develop applications of Information Systems and Technology in a dynamic organizational environment.
  • Prepare learners for life-long learning and research in the area of Information Systems and Technology.
  • Connect learners to industry through placements and internships in the field of Information Systems and Technology.
  • Impart professional, legal, security, ethical and social awareness pertinent to Information Systems and Technology.
  • Equip the learner with soft skills and attitude to work as part of a team in multicultural, global, technical and non-technical environments.

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Bachelor of Information Systems

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The primary objective of the Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) degree program is to train students as information systems specialists in a business organisation context. The business subjects provide business practice framework for information systems development, whilst the information technology subjects provide the knowledge and technical skills required to build business information systems.

The BIS programme aims to provide students with the concepts, analytical and developmental skills required for the information systems that underpin business computer systems and electronic commerce. The core units provide a foundation in the information systems areas of programming, system design, database, and project management. For more details click here

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Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Written by Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:10 Published in Bachelors Degree Programme comment

Background to BSE

This programme was first launched in August 2009. It offers a course of study leading to the B.Sc. in Software

Engineering. The objectives of the B.Sc. in Software Engineering programme are: -

I. To produce graduates who are well educated in the fundamental concepts of software engineering and able to continue their professional development throughout their careers. The course combines theory with consideration of its application in software engineering practice.

II. To build human resource capacity in the Software engineering discipline in both the public and private sectors to students who wish to become proficient in developing software in a variety of languages, platforms and applications using a methodical approach.

III. To produce graduates with good communication skills capable of functioning responsibly in diverse environments and able to work in teams.

IV. To produce graduates who are innovative and are capable of creating jobs;

Who is a Software Engineering Graduate

A Software Engineering Graduate has an adequate grasp of the required principles and techniques to produce software systems on time, within budget and with few or no defects. Our graduate is expected to apply these principles of engineering to the design, development, maintaining, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that make computers or anything containing software work.

Thus, the training given in our program ensures that our graduates have a personal, business and technical skill to advance their career wherever they want to go. In particular, we prepare them to understand that choosing an occupation, getting that first graduate job, and growing in that job will require planning, self awareness, flexibility and a forward-looking attitude to help manage the personal transitions, as well as the technological and economic changes of the future.

In that regard, our program offers diverse career options as including:

  1. Software developer/ engineer,
  2. Software architect,
  3. Analyst/ programmer,
  4. Games developer,
  5. Project manager,
  6. Mobile application developer,
  7. Test analyst/engineer, and
  8. IT consultant.

Objectives

The objectives of the B.Sc. in Software Engineering programme are:

  1. To produce graduates who are well-educated in the fundamental concepts of software engineering and able to continue their professional development throughout their careers. The course combines theory with consideration of its application in software engineering practice.
  2. To build human resource capacity in the Software engineering discipline in both the public and private sectors to students who wish to become proficient in developing software in a variety of languages, platforms and applications using a methodical approach.
  3. To produce graduates with good communication skills capable of functioning responsibly in diverse environments and able to work in teams.
  4. To produce graduates who are innovative and are capable of creating jobs.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.Sc.CSC.) Degree Programme is a three year full-time degree programme that targets prospective students with some background in Mathematics. The majority of graduates from the B.Sc.CSC. Degree Programme are expected to take up positions such as Database Administrators, System Administrators, Network Administrators, Software Engineers, Computer Scientists, Computer Science Lecturers, Researchers, Database Programmers, and Computer/Systems Programmers. Computer Science graduates have a wider area of career paths that they can follow while pursuing further studies such as Computer Science, Data Communications, software Engineering and other related diciplines.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Programme is offered to satisfy the increasing demand for Computer Scientists in both the private and public sectors and provide a basis for Postgraduate Studies in computer science. It also provides an avenue to those already engaged in the computing and ICT sector with out a degree qualification in Computer Science to enhance their knowledge and skills and obtain formal qualifications.

A full-time student shall not carry less than 15 credit units and not more than 25 credit units (excluding retakes) per semester.

Objectives:

  • To develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in Computer Science.
  • To strengthen capacity and institutional building in Computer Science in tertiary institutions, the private and public sectors.
  • To build a management capacity with a practical orientation needed to link up the Computer Science sector with the Government and Industry under the broader perspective of computing and ICT.
  • To provide most of the computing and ICT professionals needed by the Ugandan market and neighboring countries.

Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.Sc.CSC.), a candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 120 credit units for courses passed (103 credit units for Core courses and 17 credit units for Elective Courses).

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Bachelor of Information Technology

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Bachelor of Information Technology


The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) is a three year full-time degree programme open to all prospective students. The programme offers flexibility while providing the level of knowledge and skills required by industry and professional bodies. The curriculum is designed with emphasis on having the student acquire the business, manufacturing, media, computer and communication skills necessary for employment and career opportunities in todays ICT industries and business organizations.

Students on the BIT Degree Programme develop conceptual and practical IT skills in integrating financial, organisational, marketing and production/service function with an overall business strategy. The majority will take up Managerial positions in Information and Communication Technology (computing and ICT- based sectors, and other positions such as Web-Designers, Web-Programmers, Information Technology Planners, Systems Analysts, IT Project Managers, IT Company Secretaries, Information Systems Specialists and IT Lecturers. Others will take up further studies in Information Technology like a Master of Information Technology (MIT). The Bachelor of Information Technology Degree Programme is offered to give an opportunity to prospective students to undertake training in Information Technology (IT).

This programme also provides an avenue to those already engaged in the IT-sector without formal degree qualifications in IT to join the BIT Degree Programme through either direct or diploma or mature age entry schemes. Since Information Technology is a new discipline, this programme provides a pool of IT Professionals that are much needed in todays IT industry. A full-time student shall not carry less than 15 credit units and not more than 25 credit units (excluding retakes) per semester.

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