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Bsc (Hons) 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 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • C5 - CSA - 11: Computer System Architecture (20)
  • C5 - OSH - 11: Operating Systems & Hardware (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13: 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) (Core module for NW & IM)
  • C7 - MD2 - 11: Managing Business Desktops 2 (20) (Core module for NW & IM)
  • C7 - ITP - 11: IT Project Management (20)
  • C7 - DSA - 11: Data Structures and Algorithms (20) (Core module for Software Engineering)
  • C7 - ADJ - 11: Advanced Java (20) (Core module for Software Engineering)
  • C7 - NH1 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 1 (20) (Core module for NW& IM)
  • C7 - WN1 - 11: Windows Network Administration 1 (20) (Core module for NW & IM)
  • C7 - PPR - 11: Professional Practice (60)
  • C8 - IDE - 11: Interaction Design (20) (Core module for Software Engineering)
  • C8 - LNA - 11: Linux Network Administration (20) (Core module for NW & IM)
  • C8 - NH2 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 2 (20) (Core module for NW & IM)
  • C8 - WN2 - 11: Windows Network Administration 2 (20) (Core module for NW & IM)
  • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • C8 - PRO - 11: Computing Project (40)

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

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5 - MAT - 11 Mathematics -1 20
D5 - CS1 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 1 20
Sem 2 C5 - CSA - 11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5 - OSH - 11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
D5 - CS2 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6 - QMD - 11 Querying and Managing Databases  40
C6 - IPC - 11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6 - DMO - 11 Database Management using Oracle 20
C6 - MD1 - 11 Managing Business Desktops 1 20
C6 - WCD - 11 Web Content Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7 - JAV - 11 Programming using Java 20
<<Electives any two>>  
C7 - SEN - 11: Software Engineering 20
C7 - PN1 - 11: Programming using .Net 1   (OR) 20
C7 - CP1 - 11: Designing Creative Publications 1 20
Sem 6 C7 - ITP - 11 IT Project Management 20
C7 - DSA - 11: Data Structures and Algorithms 20
C7 - ADJ - 11: Advanced Java 20
Int Sem 7 C7 - PPR - 11:  Professional Practice  60
Year 4 Sem 8 C8 - IDE - 11: Interaction Design  20
<<Elective-1 (Choose  any one )>>  
C8 - MAD - 11: Mobile Application Development 20
C8 - 3DD - 11: 3D Design 20
<<Elective-2 (Choose  any one )>>  
C8 - CP2 - 11: Designing Creative Publications 2 20
C8-PN2-11 : Programming using .Net 2 20
Sem 9 C8 - PRO - 11: Project  40
B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20

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

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5 - MAT - 11 Mathematics-1 20
D5 - CS1 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 1 20
Sem 2 C5 - CSA - 11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5 - OSH - 11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
D5 - CS2 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6 - QMD - 11 Querying and Managing Databases   40
C6 - IPC - 11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6 - DMO - 11 Database Management using Oracle 20
C6 - MD1 - 11 Managing Business Desktops 1 20
C6 - WCD - 11 Web Content Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7 - JAV - 11 Programming using Java 20
C7 - PIS - 11 Protocols & Internetworking Standards 20
C7 - MD2 - 11 Managing Business Desktops 2 20
Sem 6 C7 - ITP - 11 IT Project Management 20
C7 - NH1 - 11 Managing Network Hardware 1 20
C7 - WN1 - 11  Windows Network Administration 1 20
Int Sem 7 C7 - PPR - 11:  Professional Practice 60
Year 4 Sem 8 C8 - LNA - 11 Linux Network Administration 20
C8 - NH2 - 11 Managing Network Hardware 2 20
C8 - WN2 - 11 Windows Network Administration 2 20
Sem 9 C8 - PRO - 11: Project  40
B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20

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

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5 - MAT - 11 Mathematics-1 20
D5 - CS1 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 1 20
Sem 2 C5 - CSA - 11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5 - OSH - 11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
D5 - CS2 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6 - QMD - 11 Querying and Managing Databases   40
C6 - IPC - 11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6 - DMO - 11 Database Management using Oracle 20
C6 - MD1 - 11 Managing Business Desktops 1 20
C6 - WCD - 11 Web Content Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7 - JAV - 11 Programming using Java 20
Select one from Software Engineering modules  
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 Network Infrastructure management modules  
C7-PIS-11 : Protocols & Internetworking standards 20
C7-MD2-11 : Managing Business Desktop 2 20
Sem 6 C7 - ITP - 11 IT Project Management 20
Select one from Software Engineering modules  
C7 - DSA - 11: Data Structures and Algorithms 20
C7 - ADJ - 11: Advanced Java 20
Select one from Network Infrastructure management modules   
C7 - NH1 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 1 20
C7 - WN1 - 11: Windows Network Administration 1 20
Int Sem 7 C7 - PPR - 11:  Professional Practice 60
Year 4 Sem 8 C8 - IDE - 11: Interaction Design  20
Select one from Software Engineering modules  
C8 - MAD - 11: Mobile Application Development 20
C8 - 3DD - 11: 3D Design 20
C8 - CP2 - 11: Designing Creative Publications 2 20
Select one from Network Infrastructure management modules  
C8 - LNA - 11: Linux Network Administration 20
C8 - NH2 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 2 20
C8 - WN2 - 11: Windows Network Administration 2 20
Sem 9 C8 - PRO - 11: Project  40
B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20

 


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