Bachelor of Information Science

Bachelor of Information Science

This course offers training focused on the use of information technology and the processing of information products. It is designed to train students in the management, retrieval, packaging and distributing organization of information. This program seeks to produce graduates who will be able to collect, process, store, retrieve and make available information necessary for the business growth of the organization so as to improve utility and effectiveness in organizations. The Bachelor of Information Science aims at developing high quality human resources who can fully maximize the utility of information in organizations.

Career Options

An information scientist is an individual, usually with a relevant subject degree or high level of subject knowledge, processing, managing and providing focused information and or knowledge to leadership (top and middle managers), technical staff  and the public where necessary in both private and public sectors, a role quite distinct from and complementary to that of a librarian. The title also applies to an individual carrying out research in information science.
The Bachelor of information Science is suited for students that want to be; 

  • Be part of the international information society
  • Buy and sell information
  • Design and evaluate information systems
  • Manage information products and services – also in cyberspace

It offers the following career opportunities;

  • Information manager (manages information and knowledge resources) ;
  • Information specialist (organizes, retrieves and adds value to information);
  • Information consultant (consults on information products, services and systems);
  • Information broker (acts as an 'infopreneur' and buys and sells information products and services);
  • System specialist (develops and analyses information systems);
  • Knowledge manager (processes and disseminates knowledge).

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Information Science degree program through three avenues:  Direct Entry, Mature Entry and Diploma Entry Schemes.

Programme Name

Bachelor of Information Science

Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry

Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry scheme require at least two principal passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) (UACE).

Diploma Entry

  • Atleast a second class (lower division) Diploma in Information Science, Library Science, Records Management, Computer Science, Engineering ,Statistics, Information Technology or a related field from any recognized Institution.
  • At least one principal and two subsidiaries passes at the same sitting in UACE.

Mature Age Entry Scheme

For admission under mature age, a candidate must at least:-

  • Be 25 years old at the time of application
  • Have Uganda  Certificate  of Education of at  least  3 year  standing item  
  • Have passed the university mature age entry examinations.
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings: 1,200,000

Programme Structure

Codes Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
Year 1 Semester 1 (6 cores)
SC 100 Principles of Information Science 30 - 30 45 3
SC 101 Principles of Web Science 30 - 30 45 3
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
BA 100 Organisational Theory & Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 30 - 45 3
MT 100 Computational Mathematics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 18
Year 1 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
SC 102 Organization & Representation of Information 30 30 - 45 3
SC 103 Information and Knowledge Management 30 30 - 45 3
PS 100 Psychology & Human Relations 30 - 30 45 3
SC 104 Principles of Records Management 30 - 30 45 3
IT 100 Internet Technologies & Website Design 30 60 - 60 4
CS 100 Structured Programming 30 30 30 60 4
Semester Load 20
Year 1 recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 450 - 225 5
Recess Term Load 5
Year 2 Semester 1 (5 Cores)
SC 200 Information Search & Retrieval 30 40 - 60 4
MT 105 Probability & Statistics 60 - - 60 4
SC 201 Electronic Records Management 30 40 - 60 4
IS 300 Database Management Systems 45 15 15 60 4
CS 200 Object Oriented programming 30 30 30 60 4
Electives (1)            
IT 202 Legal & Ethical Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3
IS 202 Social media & Networked Organisations 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 23
Year 2 Semester 2 (5 Cores)
SC 203 Reference & Information Service 30 - 30 45 3
IS 303 Enterprise Architecture 45 - 30 60 4
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles 30 - 30 45 3
IS 301 Data Warehousing 30 30 - 45 3
TM 201 Research Methods 30 30 - 45 3
Electives (1)            
MJ 203 The Art of Public Speaking 30 - - 45 3
BA 107 Principles of Marketing 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 19
Year 2 Recess Term
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 450 - 225 5
Recess Term Load 5
Year 3 semester 1 (5 Cores)
IS 302 Business Process Modeling 45 30 - 60 4
SC 204 Digital libraries I 30 40 - 45 3
IS 202 Human Computer Interaction 30 30 - 45 3
IS 200 Systems Analysis & Design 30 - 30 45 3
IS 306 Data Mining & Business Intelligence 45 30 - 60 4
Electives (1)            
NW 200 Computer Networks & Data Communications 45 15 15 60 4
IT 203 Systems Administration 30 30 30 60 4
             
Semester Load 21
Year 3 semester 2 (4 Cores)
             
SC 300 Digital Libraries II 30 40 - 60 4
SC 301 Semantic Web 30 40 - 60 4
PP 305 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4
(1 electives)          
IT 200 Information Security 45 - - 45 3
BA 219 Risk Management & Control 30 - 30 45 3
             
Semester Load 18
Year 3 Recess Term
TM 300 Community Engagement III - 450 - 225 5
Recess Term Load 5
   
   
   

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