Faculty of Technology
The Faculty of Technology at UCU currently offers
More degree programs are being worked on for inclusion into our offerings.
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) aims to meet existing and emerging needs of the information technology e-business, e-governments, e-industries, and the East African Christian communities by educating new IT workers in current principles and practices in information technology and their applications. The B.Sc. IT degree also responds to the need to apply computer science in business, industry, and the economy in general. A fast growing economy must of necessity be supported by automation and quantitative techniques in the acquisition, management and application of information. The B.Sc. IT degree will therefore support the Christian mission and objectives found in the current UCU Prospectus.
The B.Sc. IT program at UCU will include the following tracks of study:
The Objectives of the Program
- Academic – leading to the B.Sc. IT Degree (details included herein)
- Professional – leading to non-degree certification of various professional courses such as the International Computer Driving License (ICDL), CCNA, etc (detailed elsewhere)
- Leadership – leading to the B.Sc. IT Degree and faithful and meaningful service in the IT industry.
The B.Sc. IT program has the following objectives:
- To graduate persons versed in the technical aspects of IT, but whose role in the modern enterprise will focus on the use and management of IT resources.
- To train persons who will fill jobs that focus on the application of IT in an increasing number of emerging sub- disciplines including Web development, computer graphics design, information systems, telecommunication, network administration, and information security.
The Target Groups
The program prepares for advanced studies suitable for computer managers, resource planners, and teachers of teachers of computer methods in (secondary) schools and tertiary institutions (in the private and public sectors). Improved application and teaching of IT in our education institutions will lead to increase in the effective use of computers in the teaching and learning process and the general introduction of productive use of computer technology in the economy.
The program therefore seeks to attract:
- Fresh school graduates seeking to make a career in the computer industry.
- Professionals in business and industry who require advanced IT skills in their work.
- Computer System Managers and Resource Planners in the private and public sectors.
- Persons who want to make a career as instructors and providers of support services in IT.
- Graduates in other fields who want to fit in a modern working environment or change careers.
Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained:
a) At least 2 principle passes, at the same sitting, in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in Mathematics and in any one of the subjects taken at A-Level. Candidates with very good O-Level Mathematics and two principal passes at A-Level will also be considered.
b) A minimum weighted number of points set by the Admissions Board. For purposes of computing weighted points, the advanced level subjects shall be grouped and weighted as follow:
Any two best done of the following: Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Technical Drawing, History, Literature
Non-School Candidates Scheme
For admission under this scheme UCU will consider persons who either have passed the UCU Mature Age Entry Examination or have accumulated relevant and adequate experience.
Diploma and IT certificate Holders
Applicants should possess either at least a second class (lower division) diploma, with computer science as one of the subjects from any recognized tertiary institution or a recognized IT industry certificate such as CCNA, CODBA.
Each semester will consist of 15 weeks: 13.5 weeks for classes and 1.5 weeks for exams. Examinations shall be held during the last two weeks of each semester and each course outlined in the syllabus constitutes a University Examination. Continuous assessment shall consist of assignments and tests, and it shall be conducted throughout the duration of the course. For courses such as Semester Projects, and Industrial Training, assessment shall be by Reports.
Assessment of Examinations
Each paper shall be assessed on the basis of 100 total marks apportioned as follows: Examinations (60 marks) and Continuous Assessment (40 marks)
Minimum Pass Mark
A minimum pass grade for each course shall be 2.0 grade point.
Calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average
The CGPA at a given time shall be obtained by:
a) Multiplying the grade point obtained in each course by the Credit Units assigned to the course to arrive at the weighted score for the course.
b) Adding together the weighted scores for all the courses taken up to that time.
c) Dividing the total weighted score by the total number of Credit Units taken up to that time.
Progression of a student shall be regarded as normal, probationary, or discontinuation.
Normal progression shall occur when a student passes all the specified courses with at least 2.0 grade points.
A student shall be put on probation if either the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is less than 2.0 or the student ha failed a core course. Probation is waved when these conditions cease to hold.
When a student accumulates three consecutive probations based on the CGPA or the same core course(s) , he/she shall be discontinued.
Re-taking a Course
A student can re-sit a course when its offered again in order to:
a. Pass a previously failed course or
b. To improve the grade if the first pass grade was low in the opinion of the student. Improving a grade shall be done once for a particular course.
To qualify for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT), a candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 90 credit units for courses passed including all the compulsory (core) courses within a minimum of five (5) years.
The degree awarded shall be called a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and its classification shall be based on CGPA as follows:
||Second Class Lower Division
||Second Class Upper Division