School of Science & Technology

The Bachelor of Technology in Information Systems (B Tech - IS) program is a generic Information Systems Degree. The program allows learners to earn a bachelor degree that prepares them for employment in the IT industry or for graduate school.  The B. Tech in IS degree offers courses in Computer Hardware, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Systems Security, Database Design & Administration, Web Programming, Visual Programming, Java Programming, Intelligent Systems, Management & Strategic Information Systems, IT Project Management and Entrepreneurship. 

The programme is targeting learners http://www.bou.ac.bw/dev/administrator/index.php?option=com_splms&view=course&layout=edit&id=21#wf-editor-wysiwygwith BGCSE or equivalent certificates, and also provide an opportunity for Computing Diploma holders to upgrade their qualifications to degree level through distance learning.

Graduates of the program will, among others, work as System Administrators, Networking Professionals, Database Management Specialists, Systems Developers, Web Developers, Software Engineers & Analyst, IT Sales & Marketing Professionals, and IT Project Managers.

Programme Structure

Semester 1

Communication for Academic Purposes

Introduction to Computing

Mathematics for Science & Engineering

15

15

20

Semester 2

Decision Making skills             

Operating Systems  

Entrepreneurship Development

15

20

20

Semester 3

Software Development Models

Programming Fundamentals with Java 

Database Management Systems

20

20

20

Semester 4

Data Structures and Algorithms

Visual Programming

Database Administration

20

20

20

Semester 5

Web Database Application

Human Computer Interaction

Computer Networks

20

20

20

Semester 6

Software Project Management

Computer Organization

Systems Security

20

20

20

Semester 7

Project Part I

Industrial Training

20

25

Semester 8

Management Information Systems

Project Part II

Intelligent Systems for Decision support (Optional)

Strategic Information Systems (Optional)

 

TOTAL CREDITS

20

20

20

20

430

For more information, please contact:

Ms R Modibedi

Tel: 3646196

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