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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

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INTRODUCTION

The BSc in Information and Communication Technology Management combines the essential aspects of computer science (covering areas such as software development, communications and networking, security, systems analysis, databases, systems software etc.) with the key facets of business and management as they relate to ICT, with a view to producing technically proficient graduates who also understand business and management issues. This combination of skills and knowledge will prepare graduates to be immediately productive in the ICT industry.

OBJECTIVES

Graduates of the BSc Information and Communication Technology Management (BSc ICT Management) shall: -

a) Have adequate knowledge and skills in ICT infrastructure management, software development or ICT consultancy to be immediately productive in the ICT industry.

b) Be able to take up employment in the ICT industry, research Institutions or any other relevant private and public sectors.

c) Be able to undertake postgraduate studies and research in related areas of specialization.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted into BSc. ICT Management, a candidate must satisfy the minimum University and Faculty of Science admission requirements. Candidates should further have passed KCSE with at least a mean grade of C+ and C or above in Mathematics or have any other qualification approved by Senate.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The duration of the programme shall be normally EIGHT semesters

DEGREE STRUCTURE

a) The courses are offered in units and a unit is defined as one-hour lecture or two hours tutorial or three hours practical session per week per semester.

b) In the first year of study, all students shall take 42 units from the department.

c) In the second year of study, students shall take 42 units plus a project in each semester from the department.

d) In third year and fourth year students shall take a minimum of 42 units, selected from core and elective.

 EXAMINATIONS

a) The University and Faculty of Science Examinations regulations shall apply.

b) Examinations shall be held at the end of the semester in which the courses are taught.

c) All taught courses shall each be assessed by a two hour written examination constituting 70% of the total marks. Continuous assessment shall be based on written tests, assignments and practical work constituting 30% of the total marks.

d) During industrial attachment, there will be field assessment constituting 60%, a written report and oral presentation for the project undertaken constituting 40%.