Bachelor of Information Science

Bachelor of Information Science

3 Years
Uganda Technology And Management University
Course Description

Bachelor of Information Science

This course offers training focused on the use of information technology and the processing of information products. It is designed to train students in the management, retrieval, packaging and distributing organization of information. This program seeks to produce graduates who will be able to collect, process, store, retrieve and make available information necessary for the business growth of the organization so as to improve utility and effectiveness in organizations. The Bachelor of Information Science aims at developing high quality human resources who can fully maximize the utility of information in organizations.

Career Options

An information scientist is an individual, usually with a relevant subject degree or high level of subject knowledge, processing, managing and providing focused information and or knowledge to leadership (top and middle managers), technical staff  and the public where necessary in both private and public sectors, a role quite distinct from and complementary to that of a librarian. The title also applies to an individual carrying out research in information science.
The Bachelor of information Science is suited for students that want to be;

  • Be part of the international information society
  • Buy and sell information
  • Design and evaluate information systems
  • Manage information products and services – also in cyberspace

It offers the following career opportunities;

  • Information manager (manages information and knowledge resources) ;
  • Information specialist (organizes, retrieves and adds value to information);
  • Information consultant (consults on information products, services and systems);
  • Information broker (acts as an ‘infopreneur’ and buys and sells information products and services);
  • System specialist (develops and analyses information systems);
  • Knowledge manager (processes and disseminates knowledge).

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Information Science degree program through three avenues:  Direct Entry, Mature Entry and Diploma Entry Schemes.

Programme Name Bachelor of Information Science
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct EntryCandidates seeking admission through the direct entry scheme require at least two principal passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) (UACE).

Diploma Entry

  • Atleast a second class (lower division) Diploma in Information Science, Library Science, Records Management, Computer Science, Engineering ,Statistics, Information Technology or a related field from any recognized Institution.
  • At least one principal and two subsidiaries passes at the same sitting in UACE.

Mature Age Entry Scheme

For admission under mature age, a candidate must at least:-

  • Be 25 years old at the time of application
  • Have Uganda  Certificate  of Education of at  least  3 year  standing item
  • Have passed the university mature age entry examinations.
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type – Per Semester Uganda Shillings: 1,200,000

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