BSc Information & Communication Technology (Upgrading)

BSc Information & Communication Technology (Upgrading)


This is an undergraduate degree programme with a variation of practical and theoretical courses. As a requirement towards partial fulfillment for the award of the degree, the students will complete a research project to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the tuition. In addition to the research project, the students will undergo an assessed industrial attachment. Furthermore, all students will complete a mini project during the third and fourth year as a requirement. It is a a three-year face-to-face multiple entry and multiple exit programme. The students enter the programme at Year 2 (Level 2) or Year 3 (Level 3) .It blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems in the field of ICT.

Graduates of this programme will be specialists in Information systems for companies, Network systems design and implementation, Information systems security, Software Application Design and development, Distributed systems design and development, Digital security and artificial intelligence.

Entry Requirements

This programme admits generic students with a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent obtained in not more than two sittings with at least Six (6) credits including English, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Biology, Physical Science/General Science/(Physics and Chemistry) and any two science related subjects.

Mode of Delivery

The mode of delivery is face to face but on weekend basis.*

Curriculum Framework

First Year

End User Computing, Introduction to Programming with C, Computer and Communication Technology, Communication Skills I, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Communication Skills II, PC Management and Maintenance, Computer Architecture and Organisation, Multimedia

Second Year

Introduction to Statistical Analysis,Operating Systems, Programming in Java, Computer Networks I, Web Design, Multivariate Calculus, Databases, Human-Computer Interaction, Systems Analysis and Design, Group Projects

Third Year

Computer Networks II, Research Methods, Algorithms and Data Structures with  Java, Mobile Telecommunications, Web Programming, Object Oriented analysis and Design, Object Oriented Programming (C++), Distributed Systems, Mobile Application Development, Project Management

Fourth Year

Software Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Network Admin and Information Security, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems Audit,  Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Commerce, Business Management, Systems Project, Industrial Attachment

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