INVITATION TO STUDY BSC IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

THE COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY

Internal Memorandum

TO:                  FIRST YEAR STUDENTS – BSC. NON-QUOTA

FROM:            SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

DATE:            29TH OCTOBER, 2018.

SUBJECT:      INVITATION TO STUDY BSC IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

 

The school of Information and Communication Technology invites applications from first year students in Non-Quota for the newly introduced BSc. in Information Systems for the 2018 Academic year. Students whose applications will be successful will not have to go through the Non-Quota System. They will, instead, be directly admitted into BSc. Information Systems.

BSc. Information System is a four-year programme whose objectives are as follows:

  • Provide knowledge and skills to develop business related systems
  • Provide knowledge and understanding of the foundations of information systems
  • Design, develop and maintain information systems
  • Provide advice for policy development and decision making in the ICT industry at the local and global level.

 

To apply for this programme, write to the Dean – School of Information and Communication Technology and submit your letter to the Dean’s secretary.  Please see Programme details below:

 

 

BSC. INFORMATION SYSTEMS

PROGRAM  STRUCTURE

YEAR 1 COURSES 

IS 110: Foundations of Information Systems

BS 151: Business Communication

BS 180: Mathematical Analysis

IS 130: Introduction to Programming and Data Structures

BS 120 Basic Financial Accounting

BS 133: Business Environment

YEAR 2 COURSES 

CS 225: Introduction to Operating Systems

BIT 140: Data Communication and Networks

IS 260: Database Systems

IS 230: Systems Analysis and Design

BS 224: Managerial Finance

IS 212: Principles of Internet Technologies

BIT 250: Object-Oriented Programming

YEAR 3 COURSES 

IS 360: Information System Project Management

IS 390: Systems Security and Quality Assurance

BIT 300: Research Methods

IS 311: Web Design and Mobile Technologies

IS 320: Data Mining and Business Analytics

IS 315: E-commerce & ERP Systems

YEAR 4 COURSES 

IS 400: Project

IS 410: Enterprise Architecture

IS 420: Information Systems Strategy, Management & Acquisition

BIT421: Entrepreneurship

IS 465: Business Process Management

IS 442: Social and Ethical Issues

FOURTH YEAR ELECTIVE COURSES (Option Courses)

IS 430: Information System Innovation and New Technologies

IS 450: Information Systems Audit and Controls

IS 472: Big Data & Cloud Computing

BIT 475: Applied Databases

BS 452: Organisational Theory and Behavior

IS 460:  Advanced Systems Development

 

EMPLOYEMENT PROSPECTS FOR BSC. INFORMATION SYSTEMS GRADUATES

  • Application analyst
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Forensic computer analyst
  • Network engineer

For further information, contact, The Acting Head of Department – Information Technology and Systems Department on 0969-79 31 93 / 0979 54 76 55.

 

Mr. P. Mumba

A/HoD – Information Technology and Systems