BSc (Hons) in Computing

 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

Distance Learning

 

The Bachelor of Science Honours in Computing is targeted at those wishing to enter the Information Technology (IT) sector as Software Engineers, Network Engineers, Game Developers, Network Administrators, Database Designers, Database Administrators, Web Designers, Teachers/Lecturers, System Administrators, Graphic Designers and IT Managers, to name a few.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student. B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing has three specialisation areas including: Software Engineering (SE), Network & Infrastructure Management (NW&IM) and General.

Core modules:

  • C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • C5-MAT-11: Mathematics for Computing  (20)
  • D5-CSS-14: Communication and Study Skills (20)
  • C5-CSA-11: Computer System Architecture (20)
  • C5-OSH-11: Operating Systems & Hardware (20)
  • C6-DMA-19 Discrete Mathematics (20)
  • C6-QMD-11: Querying and Managing Databases (40)
  • C6-IPC-11: Introduction to Programming using C++ (20)
  • C6-DMO-11: Database Management using Oracle (20)
  • C6-MD1-11: Managing Business Desktops 1 (20)
  • C6-WCD-11: Web Content Development (20)
  • C7-JAV-11: Programming using Java (20)
  • C7-PIS-11: Protocols & Internet working Standards (20)
  • C7-MD2-11: Managing Business Desktops 2 (20)
  • C7-ITP-11: IT Project Management (20)
  • C7-DSA-11: Data Structures and Algorithms (20)
  • C7-ADJ-11: Advanced Java (20)
  • C7-NH1-11: Managing Network Hardware 1 (20)
  • C7-WN1-11: Windows Network Administration 1 (20)
  • C7-PPR-11: Professional Practice (60)
  • C8-IDE-11: Interaction Design (20)
  • C8-LNA-11: Linux Network Administration (20)
  • C8-NH2-11: Managing Network Hardware 2 (20)
  • C8-WN2-11: Windows Network Administration 2 (20)
  • B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • C8-PRO-11:  Project (40)

Elective modules:

  • Select two from the following:
    • C7-SEN-11: Software Engineering (20)
    • C7-PN1-11: Programming using .Net 1 (20)
    • C7-CP1-11: Designing Creative Publications 1 (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • C8-MAD-11: Mobile Application Development (20)
    • C8-3DD-11: 3D Design (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • C8-CP2-11: Designing Creative Publications 2 (20)
    • C8-CLC-19 Cloud Computing (20),
    • C8-PN2-11: Programming using .Net 2 (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path for Software Engineering specialisation (4½ years):

 
Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5-MAT-11 Mathematics for Computing  20
D5-CSS-14: Communication and Study Skills 20
Sem 2 C5-CSA-11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
C6-DMA-19 Discrete Mathematics 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6-QMD-11 Querying and Managing Databases  40
C6-IPC-11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6-DMO-11 Database Management using Oracle 20
C6-LIE-19 Linux Essentials 20
C6-WDD-19 Web Design and Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7-JAV-11 Programming using Java 20
C7-SEN-11: Software Engineering 20

Elective –I (Select one module from below)

 
C7-PN1-11: Programming using .Net 1 20
C7-CP1-11: Designing Creative Publications 1 20
C7-MD2-11 Managing Business Desktops 2 20
Sem 6  C7-ITP-11 IT Project Management 20
C7-DSA-11: Data Structures and Algorithms 20
C7-ADJ-11: Advanced Java 20
Year 4 Sem 7 C7-PPR-11:  Professional Practice  60
Sem 8 C8-IDE-11: Interaction Design 20
Elective –I (Select one module from below)  
C8-AIN-19 Artificial Intelligence 20
C8-MAD-11: Mobile Application Development 20
C8-3DD-11: 3D Design 20
Elective – 2(Select one module from below)  
C8-CP2-11: Designing Creative Publications 2 20
C8-CLC-19 Cloud Computing 20
C8-PN2-11: Programming using .Net 2 20
Year 5 Sem 9 C8-PRO-11: Project  40
Electives (Select one from below)  
B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
E8-ISD-17 Innovation for Sustainable Development 20

Recommended full-time study path for Network & Infrastructure Management specialisation (4½ years):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5-MAT-11 Mathematics for Computing 20
D5-CSS-14: Communication 20
Sem 2 C5-CSA-11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
C6-DMA-19 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6-QMD-11 Querying and Managing Databases  40
C6-IPC-11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6-DMO-11 Database Management using Oracle 20
C6-LIE-19 Linux Essentials 20
C6-WDD-19 Web Design and Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7-JAV-11 Programming using Java 20
C7-NH1-11 Managing Network Hardware 1 20
C6-MD2-11 Managing Business Desktops 2 20
Sem 6  C7-ITP-11 IT Project Management 20
C8-NH2-11: Managing Network Hardware 2 20
C7-WN1-11: Windows Network Administration 1 20
Year 4 Sem 7 C7-PPR-11: Professional Practice 60
Sem 8 C8-LNA-11: Linux Network Administration 20
C8-NH2-11: Managing Network Hardware 2 20
C7-WN2-11: Windows Network Administration 2 20
Electives (Select one from below)  
C8-AIN-19 Artificial Intelligence  20
C8-CLC-19 Cloud Computing 20
Year 5 Sem 9 C8-PRO-11: Project  40
Electives (Select one from below)  
B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
E8-ISD-17 Innovation for Sustainable Development 20

Recommended full-time study path for General specialisation (4½ years):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5-MAT-11: Mathematics for Computing 20
D5-CS1-11 Communication and Study Skills 1 20
Sem 2 C5-CSA-11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
D5-CS2-11 Communication and Study Skills 2 10
Year 2 Sem 3 C6-QMD-11 Querying and Managing Databases  40
C6-IPC-11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6-DMO-11 Database Management using Oracle 20
C6-LIE-19 Linux Essentials 20
C6-WDD-19 Web Design and Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7-JAV-11 Programming using Java 20
C7-SEN-11: Software Engineering 20
Elective –I (Select one module form below)  
C7-PN1-11: Programming using .Net 1 20
C7-CP1-11: Designing Creative Publications 1 20
C7-MD2-11 Managing Business Desktops 2 20
Elective –2 (Select one module form below)  
C7-PIS-11: Protocols & Internet Working Standard 20
Sem 6  C7-ITP-11 IT Project Management 20
Elective –I (Select one module from Software)  
C7-DSA-11: Data Structures and Algorithms 20
C7-ADJ-11: Advanced Java 20
Elective –I (Select one module from Network Infrastructure management modules)  
C7-NH1-11: Managing Network Hardware 1 20
C7-WN1-11: Windows Network Administration 1 20
Year 4 Sem 7 C7-PPR-11: Professional Practice 60
Sem 8 C8-IDE-11: Interaction Design 20
Elective –I (Select one module from Software)  
C8-AIN-19 Artificial Intelligence  20
C8-MAD-11: Mobile Application Development 20
C8-3DD-11: 3D Design 20
C8-CP2-11: Designing Creative Publications 2 20
C8-CLC-19 Cloud Computing 20
C8-PN2-11: Programming using .Net 2 20
Elective – 2(Select one module form below)  
C8-LNA-11: Linux Network Administration 20
C8-NH2-11: Managing Network Hardware 2 20
C8-WN2-11: Windows Network Administration 2 20
Year 5 Sem 9 C8-PRO-11: Project  40
Electives (Select one from below)  
B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
E8-ISD-17 Innovation for Sustainable Development  20
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5 subjects.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

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