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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Science

Program Name : Bachelor of Science (Computing with Finance)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1: 20 (Maths + two pure Sciences or Maths + 1 pure Science + Computer Studies) Option 2: 22 (Maths +Science D/Award)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language, grade C in Mathematics and grades of C in any two from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies, OR a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award OR a minimum of grade A in Physical Science and grade C in Biology or its equivalent For entry into the programme at higher level applicants must have any one of the following: a) Transfer student from a Computing with Finance or equivalent programme from a higher institution considered equivalent to the University of Botswana, b) Candidates holding a post Secondary qualification which is considered by the department as being at least equivalent to the 100-level of the programme Entry Requirement Subject to the General Academic Regulation 00.5, the following departmental programme entry requirements shall apply for the programme: For entry to the B.Sc. Computing with Finance, the following entry requirements shall apply. i) For entry into 100-level, candidates must have a minimum grade of C in Mathematics and two other science subjects with Computer Studies recognized as a science subject, with a minimum grade of C in English. ii) For entry into the programme at higher level: a. Transfer students from a Computing with Finance or equivalent programme from a higher institution considered equivalent to the University of Botswana, subject to General Academic Regulation 00.313. b.Candidates holding a post Secondary qualification which is considered by the department as being at least equivalent to the 100-level of the programme. For those who do not meet this criterion, they may be required to take some 100- Semester I

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  DISCRETE STRUCTURES I Credits : 3
  PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I 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 ACCOUNTING Credits : 3
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  DISCRETE STRUCTURES II Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4

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

  DATA ABSTRACTION AND DATA STRUCTURES Credits : 4
  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  BUSINESS FINANCE Credits : 3
  FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS LAW Credits : 3
  CALCULUS I Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I Credits : 3
  COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANISATION Credits : 3
  DATABASE CONCEPTS Credits : 3
  BASIC MACRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  BUSINESS STATISTICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  AUDITING I Credits : 3
  SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Credits : 3
  OPERATING SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER NETWORKS Credits : 3
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  WEB TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT Credits : 3
  HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Credits : 3
  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  FINANCIAL PLANNING & FORECASTING Credits : 3
  ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW BUSINESS FORMATION Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  ALGORITHM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Credits : 3
  INTELLIGENT INTERFACES AND SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  OBJECT ORIENTED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  SOCIAL & PROFESSIONAL ISSUES OF COMPUTING Credits : 3
  DATABASE SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  PROJECT II Credits : 4
  TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SIMULATION AND MODELLING Credits : 3
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS II Credits : 3
  INVESTMENT ANALYSIS & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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