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Bachelor of Information Science

The Bachelor of Information Science seeks to develop high quality human resources for the public and private sectors so as to maximize the utility of information in organizations. Specifically, the program seeks to produce graduates who will be able to:

  • Exploit the entrepreneurial aspects of information in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the organizations
  • Collect, process, store, retrieve and make available  information necessary for the business growth of the organization so as to improve its utility and effectiveness in organizations
  • Specify, design and evaluate information systems necessary in the day today running of organizations
  • Integrate, evolve and tune information systems in organizations
  • Facilitate utilization of information to support the different levels of management 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).

Objectives of the Programme

  1. Introduce students to current thought and practice in information sciences work.
  2. Provide basic professional education and training in a broad range of information sciences so as to develop persons who are capable of operating in a variety of working contexts;
  3. Acquaint students with the principles of management of information systems and services;
  4. Equip students with necessary knowledge and skills to respond intelligently to problems of information collection, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination;
  5. Improve the professional standards and status of the disciplines in the information sciences.

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

  1. At least two principal passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  2. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Diploma Entry

  1. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

  2. 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
  3. At least one principal and two subsidiaries passes at the same sitting in UACE or its equivalent

Diploma - CCNA

  1. CCNA from a recognized institution.
  2. At least one principal and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Mature Age Entry Scheme

Mature age Certificate

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)
IS 101 Principles of Information Science 30 - 30 45 3
IS 102 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)
103 Organization and representation of information 30 30 - 45 3
104   Information and knowledge management 30 30 - 45 3
BA Psychology & Human Relations 30 - 30 45 3
105 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)
IS 201 Information Search & Retrieval 30 40 - 60 4
MT 105 Probability & Statistics 60 - - 60 4
IS 203 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)
IS 204 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
IS 205 Digital libraries I 30 40 - 45 3
IT 203 Human Computer Interaction 30 30 - 60 4
IS 202 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
IS 200 Systems Administration 30 30 30 60 4
             
Semester load 18
Year 3 semester 2 (4 cores)
             
IS 302 Digital Libraries II 30 40 - 60 4
IS 303 Semantic Web 30 40 - 60 4
BA 200 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4
(1 electives)          
IT 200 Information Security 45 - - 45 3
IS 203 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

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,200,000 UGX 250,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree $700 $30
Undergraduate Diploma $500 $30
Undergraduate Certificate $250 $30

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