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Tuition Fees:$4,000 /year
Applications Begin:June 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Information Technology
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science and Engineering
Campus:FSE Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

The programme will expose students to a wide range of IT-related subjects while its two pathways offer students the opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of the technological aspects underpinning software engineering and network engineering.

The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
A foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Information Technology, Computer Science and Information Systems Management.
– An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities required in Software Development.
– Well developed Programming and Networking skills.
– An ability to critically analyze, research and evaluate information and solve related problems in IT.
– An awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of Information Technology in areas of Networking and Software Engineering.
– Preparation for future professional roles as Information Technology Experts.
– Manage all the stages in the Software and or Networks Development Life Cycles.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
– Design, Develop, Operate and Maintain software systems for business environments.
– Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering by designing and conducting experiments, as well as to
– Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
– Configure and Design Network Servers to support contemporary business environments.
– Comprehend and resolve Software and Networking issues.
– Analyze common business functions and identify, design and develop appropriate IT solutions in (web, desktop, network, and/or database applications).
– Design and do physical construction of a network, whether it is for computer communications or telecommunications. Eg placement of physical equipment such as routers, communication switches and all of the cables and wires used to connect the equipment.
– Build and operate networks. Operate any electronic equipment used to activate other pieces of equipment such as communications multiplexers.
– Learn future and Emerging Information technologies through acquired foundational skills and knowledge and employ them even in new business environments.
– Practice communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills through the use of appropriate information technologies.
– Develop computer-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied.
– Engage in the process of research and learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of Information Technology.

Curriculum

Part I
Semester I

AC101 Financial Accounting 1A
BS101 Business Administration
CS101 Introduction to Computer Science
CS102 Introduction to Computer Programming
CS103 Mathematical Foundations to Computer Science 4
PC103 Communication Skills
HS101 HIV/AIDS Education

Part I
Semester II

CS111 Operating System Concepts
CS112 Object-Oriented Programming I
CS212 Data Communications and Networking
AC107 Financial Accounting 1B
IT111 Information Systems
PH107 Physics for Computer Science
PC108 Citizenship Education and Conflict Transformation

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING OPTION

Part II
Semester I

CS201 Database Concepts
CS202 Management Information Systems
CS205 Discrete Mathematics
CS206 Research Methodology
AC102 Business Law
CS213 Data Structures and Algorithms
CS203 Object-Oriented Programming II

Part II
Semester II

CS113 Computer Architecture
IT211 Information Systems Auditing
BS206 Management I
CS214 Internet and Web Designing
CS216 Software Engineering
IT212 Mini-Software Project

PART III
CS300 Industrial Attachment

Part IV
Semester I

CS400 Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
BS401 Strategic Management
CS403 Simulation and Modeling
CS404 Software Project Management
CS401 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
BS441 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Part IV
Semester II

CS412 Computer Security
CS413 Advanced Database Design and Management
IT411 E-Governance
CS411 Computer Graphics
IT412 Human-Computer Interaction
IT414 Research project

NETWORKING ENGINEERING OPTION

Part II
Semester I

CS201 Database Concepts
CS202 Management of Information Systems
CS205 Discrete Mathematics
CS206 Research Methodology
AC102 Business Law
IT201 Network Planning and Design
IT202 Networking Protocols

Part II
Semester II

CS113 Computer Architecture
IT211 Information Systems Auditing
BS206 Management I
IT213 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
IT214 Network and Server Administration
IT215 Mini-Networking Project

PART III
CS300 Industrial Attachment

Part IV
Semester I

CS400 Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
BS443 Strategic Management
IT401 Virtual Private Networks
CS415 Distributed Systems
IT402 Advanced Network Management
BS441 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Part IV
Semester II

CS412 Computer Security
CS413 Advanced Database Design and Management
IT411 E-Governance
IT413 Cryptography and Network Security
IT415 Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
IT414 Research project

Admission Requirements

For entry a student must have:
– At least 5 ‘O’ Levels including Mathematics and English Language with a grade C or better, and
– A pass in either‘A’ Level Mathematics, Computer Science/Computing and any one of the following ‘A’ Level subjects Physics, Accounting, Economics, Management of Business/Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry or any other relevant subject.
– Candidates without ‘A’ Levels but are holders of the HEXCO National Diploma in Computer Studies or Information Technology or their equivalent may be considered.

Application Process
Application Fees for Zimbabwean Students: $3,619
Application Fees for International Students: $3,619

How to Apply
– Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here or obtained from the University, Admissions Office.
– Payment of application fees can be done at the University Cash Office or through any CBZ Bank – A/c No: 662-60902130074, Bindura Branch
– Complete the application form in full and indicate on the top of the application form the intake you prefer (March or August) and the mode of study (Block or Full Time).
– Post or hand-deliver your completed application form to; Assistant Registrar – Admissions, Registration & Student Records, Bindura University of Science Education Bag 1020 Bindura.
– Attach certified copies of educational qualifications, I.D, Birth Certificate and proof of payment of the requisite application fees. Applications without these documents will not be processed.
Successful candidates will be notified through their contact numbers and national press.

N.B:
– Applications run throughout the year.
– Students pay an extra application fee of USD 20 for late entry.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme are:
– Cloud architect.
– Computer forensic investigator.
– Health IT specialist.
– Mobile application developer.
– Web developer.
– Software engineer.
– Information technology vendor manager.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Zimbabwean Students: $4,000
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,809,500

Tuition fee per year for Zimbabwean Students= 4,000 ZWD
Tuition fee per year for International Students= 1,809,500 ZWD

N.B: International students pay an extra charge on academic fee of US$2,500 per semester.

Relevant Contact

 
Academic Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries
 
Prof. Desmond Manatsa
Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering