Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

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Goals of the Programme

The program has been conceived to provide an overview of basic computing technology, and concentrate on the areas of problem recognition analysis and solution. The computer Information Systems Program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge necessary for a wide range of subsequent career paths.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Program

Upon completion of this Program the graduate should be able to:

  1. Analyse a wide range of problems and provide solutions through suitable algorithms, structures, diagrams, and other appropriate methods.
  2. Design and develop diverse computer systems.
  3. Identify the current changes in computing technologies.
  4. Evaluate and use professional techniques in developing processing information systems.
  5. Venture into entrepreneurship and maintain highest professionals tandards in information and communication technology.

Mode of Study

  • Full Time/ Part Time/ Distance Learning

Minimum Requirements

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements; either:

    Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English,
    OR
    Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes, and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE,
    OR
    Be a holder of diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognised by the University Senate.
    OR
    Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the KEMU Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Duration of Study
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems  course shall be offered in eight (8) trimesters plus eight weeks of industrial attachment. This translates to four years of study. However this period can be shortened to 3 calendar years by registering for three (3) trimesters in a year. Two trimesters are equivalent to one academic year.

Credit Transfers
A candidate who registers with post secondary qualifications may be allowed to transfer relevant credits into BCIS programme for some courses from institutions recognized by the University Senate, provided a grade B or equivalent is attained in the course proposed for transfer.

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