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Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST)

Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST)

The Bachelor of Information Systems & Technology programme seeks to develop high quality human resources for the public and private sectors so as to maximize the utility of ICTs in organizations. It equips students with skills in leveraging ICT to improve organisations’ planning and managing IT systems and networks, designing, implementing and troubleshooting ICT based systems. Career options to graduates include; ICT Managers, Cloud Based Systems Managers, Web Application Developers, Network Administrators, Website and Graphic Designers and other IT careers. This course has two options under which students can major depending on their interests.

The Information systems option will allow students to major in aspects of system development and analysis. The Information Technology option will allow students to major in aspects of technology development and integration. Entry options include; UACE, relevant diploma and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate from a recognized institution with at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting in UACE. Details about the admission requirements under each option are given in the appendix attached.

Programme Name Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry

At least two principal passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).t

Diploma Entry

At least 2nd Class (Lower division) diploma in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Statistics or related field from any recognized institution.

CCNA
  1. CCNA Certificate from a recognized institution.
  2. At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting in UACE
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE
Mode Dual Mode (online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,200,000

Programme Structure

  Year 1 Semester 1: ( 6 Cores)
Final Codes   Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CS 101   Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
IT 100   Internet Technology & Website Design 30 60 - 60 4
BA 101   Principles of Management 30 - 30 45

3

BA 104   Business Communication 30 30 - 45 3
MT 100   Computational Mathematics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 16
Year 1 semester 2 (5 cores)
CS 107   Principles of Programming 30 30 - 45 3
MT 105   Probability & Statistics 60 - - 60 4
IS 201   Management Information Systems 30 - 30 45 3
BA 108   Entrepreneurship theory and principles 30 - 30 45 3
IS 203   Electronic services 30 30 - 45 3
Semester load 16
Year 1: recess term (Information Systems & Information Technology Options)
TM 100   Community Engagement I - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load 5
Year 2 semester 1 (6 Cores)
BA 107   Principles of Marketing 30 30 - 45 3
IS 302   Business Process Modelling 45 30   60 4
IS 204   Knowledge Management 30 30 - 45 3
CS 201   Operating Systems 45 - 30 60 4
NW 200   Computer Networks & Data Communications 45 15 15 60 4
IS 300   Database Management Systems 45 15 15 60 4
Semester load 22
Year 2 semester 2 (6 cores)
IS 303   Enterprise Architecture 45 - 30 60 4
BA 219   IT Risk Management & Control 30 - 30 45 3
IS 202   Human Computer Interaction 30 30 - 45 3
IS 200   Systems Analysis & Design 30 - 30 45 3
TM 201   Research Methods 30 30 - 45 3
IT 206   Multimedia Applications 30 30 - 45 3
Semester load 19
Year 2: recess term (Information Systems & Information Technology Options)
TM 100   Community Engagement II - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load 5
Year 3 semester 1 (6 cores)
IT 303   Practicum: Multimedia application Development 15 - 60 45 3
NW 201   Mobile Applications Programming 30 30 - 45 3
CS 304   Computer Systems Security 30 30 - 45 3
IS 305   Modeling & Simulation 45 30 - 60 4
IT 203   Systems Administration 30 30 30 60 4
IS 301   Data Warehousing 30 30 - 45 3
Semester load 20
   
Year 3 semester 2 (4 cores)
CF 302   Computer Forensics 30 30 - 45 3
PP 305   Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
IT 201   Legal and Professional Issues in computing 45 - - 45 3
TM 301   Project - 120 - 60 4
Semester load 13
Year 3: recess term
TM 100   Community Engagement III - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load 5

GRADUATION LOAD (BIST) = 121 CU