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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Humanities

Program Name : Bachelor of Information Systems (Information Management)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 37


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language and Mathematics. Entrance Requirements The normal requirements for entrance to the Bachelor of Information Systems (Information Management) Degree Programme shall be the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent with a credit in English Language and Mathematics. Programme Structure The BIS Degree is a full-time programme extending over eight semesters in the subject of Information Management, leading to the award of a Bachelor of Information Systems Degree. Progression from Semester to Semester Progression from semester to semester shall appy according to Regulation 00.9 Assessment and Examinations Evaluation of students’ performance shall be based on continuous assessment and a formal examination at the end of each semester. The weighting between continuous assessment and examinations shall be determined in each course. Award of the Degree Candidates must obtain a minimum of 120 credits including all core courses and optional or elective courses, and 20 General Education Courses. In addition, Regulation 00.85 shall apply

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SCIENCE Credits : 3
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3
  BUSINESS STATISTICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING Credits : 4
  INFORMATION SYSTEMS FUNDAMENTALS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  WEB INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO INFOPRENEURSHIP Credits : 3
  INFORMATION AND SOCIETY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  DATABASES AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL Credits : 3
  DESIGNING & IMPLEMENTING INTRANETS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS I Credits : 3
  WEB TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS Credits : 3
  UNDERSTANDING THE USER Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INFORMATION SECURITY Credits : 3
  MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  ONLINE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT Credits : 2
  PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  ELECTRONIC COMMERCE I Credits : 3
  DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS II Credits : 3
  DATABASE CONCEPTS Credits : 3
  HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  INDIVIDUAL PROJECT Credits : 3
  RESEARCH IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS MANAGEMENT Credits : 4
  OBJECT ORIENTED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION Credits : 3
  KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Credits : 3
  INFORMATION POLICIES Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  SOCIAL & PROFESSIONAL ISSUES OF COMPUTING Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  ADVANCED INFORPRENEURSHIP Credits : 3
  GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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