BSc (Hons) in Computing

BSc (Hons) in Computing

 

The Bachelor of Science Honours in Computing is targeted at those wishing to enter the Information Technology (IT) sector as Software Engineers, Network Engineers, Game Developers, Network Administrators, Database Designers, Database Administrators, Web Designers, Teachers/Lecturers, System Administrators, Graphic Designers and IT Managers, to name a few.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, inclass and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student. B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing has three specialisation areas including: Software Engineering (SE), Network & Infrastructure Management (NW&IM) and General.

Core modules:

  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • C5 - MAT - 11: Mathematics – 1 (20)
  • D5 - CS1 - 11: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • C5 - CSA - 11: Computer System Architecture (20)
  • C5 - OSH - 11: Operating Systems & Hardware (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 11: Communication and Study Skills 2 (20)
  • C6 - QMD - 11: Querying and Managing Databases (40)
  • C6 - IPC - 11: Introduction to Programming using C++ (20)
  • C6 - DMO - 11: Database Management using Oracle (20)
  • C6 - MD1 - 11: Managing Business Desktops 1 (20)
  • C6 - WCD - 11: Web Content Development (20)
  • C7 - JAV - 11: Programming using Java (20)
  • C7 - PIS - 11: Protocols & Internetworking Standards (20)
  • C7 - MD2 - 11: Managing Business Desktops 2 (20)
  • C7 - ITP - 11: IT Project Management (20)
  • C7 - DSA - 11: Data Structures and Algorithms (20)
  • C7 - ADJ - 11: Advanced Java (20)
  • C7 - NH1 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 1 (20)
  • C7 - WN1 - 11: Windows Network Administration 1 (20)
  • C7-PPR-11: Professional Practice (60)
  • C8 - IDE - 11: Interaction Design (20)
  • C8 - LNA - 11: Linux Network Administration (20)
  • C8 - NH2 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 2 (20)
  • C8 - WN2 - 11: Windows Network Administration 2 (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • C8 - PRO - 11: Computing Project (40)
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Elective modules:

  • Select two from the following:
    • C7 - SEN - 11: Software Engineering (20)
    • C7 - PN1 - 11: Programming using .Net 1 (20)
    • C7 - CP1 - 11: Designing Creative Publications 1 (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • C8 - MAD - 11: Mobile Application Development (20)
    • C8 - 3DD - 11: 3D Design (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • C8 - CP2 - 11: Designing Creative Publications 2 (20)
    • C8 - PN2 - 11: Programming using .Net 2 (20)

Recommended full-time study path for Software Engineering specialisation (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, C5 - MAT - 11, D5 - CS1 - 11
  • Semester 2: C5 - CSA - 11, C5 - OSH - 11, D5 - CS2 - 11
  • Semester 3: C6 - QMD - 11, C6 - IPC - 11
  • Semester 4: C6 - DMO - 11, C6 - MD1 - 11, C6 - WCD - 11
  • Semester 5: C7 - JAV - 11, Electives any two (C7 - SEN - 11, C7 - PN1 / C7 - CP1)
  • Semester 6: C7 - ITP - 11, C7 - DSA - 11, C7 - ADJ - 11
  • Semester 7: C7 - PPR - 11
  • Semester 8: C8 - IDE - 11, First Elective any one (C8 - MAD - 11/C8 - 3DD - 11), Second Elective any one (C8 - CP2 - 11/C8 - PN2 - 11)
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 11, C8 - PRO - 11

Recommended full-time study path for Network & Infrastructure Management specialisation (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, C5 - MAT - 11, D5 - CS1 - 11
  • Semester 2: C5 - CSA - 11, C5 - OSH - 11, D5 - CS2 - 11
  • Semester 3: C6 - QMD - 11, C6 - IPC - 11
  • Semester 4: C6 - DMO - 11, C6 - MD1 - 11, C6 - WCD - 11
  • Semester 5: C7 - JAV - 11, C7 - PIS - 11, C7 - MD2 - 11
  • Semester 6: C7 - ITP - 11, C7 - NH1 - 11, C7 - WN1 - 11
  • Semester 7: C7 - PPR - 11
  • Semester 8: C8 - LNA - 11, C8 - NH2 - 11, C8 - WN2 - 11
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 11, C8 - PRO - 11

Recommended full-time study path for General specialisation (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, C5 - MAT - 11, D5 - CS1 - 11
  • Semester 2: C5 - CSA - 11, C5 - OSH - 11, D5 - CS2 - 11
  • Semester 3: C6 - QMD - 11, C6 - IPC - 11
  • Semester 4: C6 - DMO - 11, C6 - MD1 - 11, C6 - WCD - 11
  • Semester 5: C7 - JAV - 11, Select one from Software (C7 - SEN - 11/C7 - PN1/C7 - CP1) and Select one from NW & IM (C7 - PIS - 11/C7 - MD2 - 11)
  • Semester 6: C7 - ITP - 11 Select one from Software (C7 - DSA - 11/C7 - ADJ - 11) and Select one from NW & IM (C7 - NH1 - 11/C7 - WN1 - 11)
  • Semester 7: C7 - PPR - 11
  • Semester 8: C8 - IDE - 11, Select one from Software (C8 - MAD - 11/C8 - 3DD - 11/ C8 - CP2 - 11/C8 - PN2 - 11) and Select one from NW & IM (C8 - LNA - 11/C8 - NH2 - 11/C8 - WN2 - 11)
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 11, C8 - PRO - 11
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

3) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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