Programme Name and Duration

The programme name is Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST) and is hosted at the Department of Information Systems. The programme runs for 3 academic years comprising of six (6) semesters.

1.1 Target Group

The program targets two categories of entry schemes, namely Direct Entry and Diploma holders in relevant programs.

1.2 Nature of the Program

The day program has both government and privately sponsored students. The evening program has privately sponsored students only.

1.3 Duration

The duration of this program is three (3) academic years consisting of six semesters and two recess terms. Each semester lasts for seventeen (17) weeks out of which two

  • weeks are for The first and second years will in addition have a recess term of 10 weeks. For students without the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification will take CCNA as an audited course during the first year recess term.
1.4 Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for privately sponsored students shall be UGX 3,200,000 Uganda Shillings per year for Ugandans (see appendix) and East African students and UGX 4,700,000 Uganda Shillings per year for International Students.


Programme Description

The Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST) is a three year full-time Program open to all qualifying students, commencing in the 2017/2018 academic year.

The Program will be based on an effective curriculum, achieved through considering a number of factors that cover the opportunities, and gaps that need to be addressed by the BIST Program. These included;

  1. The requirements from the inter university council for East Africa’s March 2015 benchmarks for developing curricula for bachelor of Information Technology Programs
  2. The internationally recognized ACM curriculum development guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in information systems and information technology
  3. A market analysis to evaluate the attractiveness and the dynamics of the Information Systems and Technology market within East Africa. Special attention was paid on the kind of jobs/roles being advertised within this market segment and the different skills set that are being sought
  4. Feedback obtained over a three year period (2013 – 2016) from our industrial partners where our students were placed for the Internship / field
  5. Consultations made with the ICT Association of
  6. Industrial and alumni feedback: key stakeholders and experts from regulatory authorities, industry and academia were invited to provide insights as to what their expectations are of an Information Systems and Technology.

The emphasis of this Program is on the ability of graduates to develop conceptual and practical IT skills and their application in communication, business problem solving and integration of organizational functions within the overall business strategy. The BIST program is thus designed to equip learners with the concepts, knowledge and skills required to build and manage robust computer information systems and electronic services that are properly aligned with organizational business strategy.

Graduates of this Program will take up positions related to functionalizing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) domain in public and private sectors. Examples of these positions include: Web-Designers, Web-Programmers, Information Technology Planners, Systems Analysts, IT Project Managers, IT systems auditors, Information Systems Specialists, Security Specialists, Systems Administrators, Network Developers, Network Engineer and Forensics, Network Administration, Programming, Information Technology and Assurance. These competences cover the three broad areas of Information Technology Security, Systems Development and Information Systems Management.


Programme Structure