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B.Sc. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

The emergence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector as one of the main supports of the Tanzanian economy has created the need for more of ICT professionals with a strong computing background.  These professionals should not only fit into mainstream ICT fields but also have the ability to exploit opportunities that new technologies offer. Furthermore, companies/organisations require professionals who are not only technically competent but who also have the ability to exploit the opportunities offered by new management approaches.

In order to address the above situation, the B.Sc. Information and Communication Technology programme is aimed at producing graduates with a thorough understanding of computer-based systems.  It covers a range of areas including software design and development, multimedia, web-based technologies, computer networks, information security and Information and Communication Technology planning and management. Its main aim is to give students a broader knowledge of the areas that they are likely to come into contact with in the working environment.  Graduates of this Programme are expected to find a range of attractive career opportunities ranging from software development, multimedia and web-based software development to network design, implementation and management.



Programme Summary

Course Name:Bachelor of Science in Information,Communication and Technology
Course Initials:  B.Sc. ICT
Duration:  3 years
Total Units: 40
Mode of Deliverance: Face to face and distance learning

Programme Informations

Two principal passes, one of which must be in Advanced Mathematics; or any two science subjects at a pass level, with Mathematics as a subsidiary

Diploma in Information and Communication Technology or any other related programme with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 including pass in Mathematics at O’ Level

B.Sc. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTION

There are a total of 39 courses in BSc ICT. Students are required to take all core courses in level 1, 2 and 3, which make up to 380 credits. To graduate with 400 credits, the students must take any of the optional courses in 2nd or 3rd year.  The courses and their details are presented in the following table below:

Bachelor of Science Information and Communication Technology (BSc ICT)

Level of study

Course code

No of credits

Level 1

 

 

  1. Fundamentals of Information Systems

OIT 131

10

  1. Discreet Mathematics with Applications

OIT 132

10

  1. Probability and Statistics

OIT 133

10

  1. Communication Skills for IT

OIT 134

10

  1. Computer Architecture

OIT 135

20

  1. Programming in C

OIT 136

20

  1. Data Communications and Networking

OIT 137

10

  1. Database Design and Implementation

OIT 138

20

  1. Industrial Training 1

OIT 139

20

Level 2

 

 

  1. Operating Systems

OIT 231

20

  1. Systems Analysis and Design

OIT 232

20

  1. Inventory Models and Queuing Theory

OIT 233

10

  1. Object Oriented Programming with JAVA

OIT 234

20

  1. Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing

OIT 235

20

  1. Computer Security

OIT 236

10

  1. Data Mining Techniques and Application

ODM 212

20

  1. Web Programming

OIT 237

10

  1. Fundamentals of GIS

ODM 207

20

  1. Industrial Training II

OIT 238

20

Level 3

 

 

  1. Information Systems Management

OIT 331

10

  1. Network Design and Administration

OIT 332

10

  1. Computer Ethics and Social Cultural Implication

OIT 333

10

  1. Cross cutting issues

ODM 209

10

  1. E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship

ODM 211

10

  1. Final Year Project

OIT 334

30

Elective Courses

 

 

  1. Multimedia Technologies

ODM 301

10

  1. Graphics Processing & Human Computer Interaction

ODM 201

10

  1. Programming in C++

OIT 335

10

  1. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

ODM 204

20

Total

 

430

 

Tuition fee for BSc ICT and BSc in Data Management is paid TShs 90,000/= (USD 60 for SADC/EAC and USD 120 for Non SADC) per unit for all courses except Industrial Training and Final Year Project which cost TShs 100,000/= per unit

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At the end of the programme, graduates will have acquired adequate skills to plan, design, implement and manage information systems.

Mode of Assessment: All courses shall be examined during the academic year in which they are studied as per the General University (OUT) Examinations regulations for undergraduate courses. The assessment shall consist of continuous assessment (demonstrations and main timed tests) and a written final examination. The weighting is as follows:

For courses with no practical demonstrations, the continuous assessment composition shall be main timed test 30% and final examination 70%.

For courses with practical demonstrations, the continuous assessment composition shall be practical demonstrations 20%, main timed test 30% and final examination 50%.

  • Timed tests: There shall be one main timed test.
  • Final Examinations: Final examinations for each academic year of study.