Business Information Technology

Introductory statement

The course emphasises the role of technology in the modern business environment, enabling our graduates to appreciate and utilise technology in meeting real-world business goals. You will acquire technical skills in software engineering and system design, as well as an understanding of how these impact organisations. Software engineering projects conducted throughout your degree are taught in conjunction with industry professionals and give you the opportunity to test your skills against real-world problems. Alongside a range of technical skills, you will develop a range of industrially relevant skills, including those in communication, planning and management.

Why study Computer Science at UG?

The Department of Computer Science is consistently ranked High-quality teaching is complemented by high standards of research, with research groups directly influencing the curriculum of our undergraduate degrees.

There is considerable flexibility to move between degrees, and as you progress through your course you can choose from many optional modules to broaden your interests, tailor your expertise, and allow you to specialize.

You’ll be working in a stimulating environment with excellent computing facilities, a large, well-equipped Hardware Laboratory and a new student-run iLab, which provides state-of-the-art hardware and software for use in academic projects and student-led activities.

Our friendly academic community provides a strong pastoral support system, ensuring that you receive personal tuition throughout your period of study.

Top Ten Reasons to Study Computer Science

The Association of Computing Machinery is an international organization for computer scientists. The ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) has developed the following list of top ten reasons to study computer science.

  • Computing is part of everything we do!
  • Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
  • Computing enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Computing offers many types of lucrative careers.
  • Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.
  • Expertise in computing helps even if your primary career is something else.
  • Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness.
  • Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.
  • Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.
  • Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries.

Admission Requirement

The UG admits students without any discrimination of race, nationality, region or religion.

UG welcomes all students having obtained an Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education with at least two principal passes permitting an entry to the higher education either a qualification or any other evidence of the ability to study in the equivalent program.

The following table summarizes some additional and specific entry requirements:

Course Requirements Years
Business Information Technology

To be admitted, prospective candidates must have obtained principal passes in the following subjects: Mathematics and Physics or Mathematics and Computer Science with or not the following combinations:

  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • Physics, Economics, and Mathematics
  • Mathematics, Physics, and Geography
  • Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, Economics, and Geography
  • History, Economics, and Geography
  • Mathematics, Economics, and Computer science
OR An appropriate Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Certificate

Applications from those candidates are duly examined by the admission committee considering all these requirements.

Assessment Strategies

The following evaluation scheme will apply to the student’s assessment processes:

  • Continuous Assessment Tests (CAT) is 60%. This may be in the form of assignments, quiz, mid-exams.
  • At the end of each semester, all students will sit for a final examination with a maximum score of 40%. The exam will be a composite of questions from different units covering the module.
  • The final-year students undertake a scientific project in one of the research area related to this program.
  • A module is passed if its expected learning outcomes have been achieved. The assessment of each module shall generate a single mark between 0% and 100% expressing the extent to which the learning outcomes have been achieved. The pass mark for each module is 50%, for practical modules it is it is estimated to 60%.

Exit Profile

Upon successfully completing the Computer Science Management program offered by our educational institute of Professional Studies, the program combines solid academic theory with the practical skills and knowledge that are vital to businesses, culture, government and society. Students gain an in-depth understanding of computer architecture, languages and systems — areas vital for industry careers, graduate study or research in computer science management.

Computer Science

Prepare for rewarding careers in such fields as programming, systems analysis, internet and database technologies, technical sales and consulting. Students also gain excellent preparation for graduate school in computer science, the decision sciences or business.

Computer Science (Business Option)

From major corporations to mid-sized agencies, today's businesses demand computer professionals serving as computer programmers for business applications, database administrators, business systems analysts and information technology managers.

Computer Science (Cyber Security Systems Option)

Students prepare to defend sensitive data as a computer system security analyst, cryptanalyst, application security consultant or information assurance engineer.

Computer Science (Healthcare Informatics Option)

Careers associated with this option include healthcare informaticians, healthcare software engineers, healthcare technology support specialists, and health information systems administrators.

Computer Science (Networking and Telecommunications Option)

Gain the knowledge and skills for information technology careers as a telecommunications analyst, network administrator or telecommunications programmer.


Dean of Faculty of Computer Science

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