Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Year Programme

Information Technology is a critical component of modern life, and is essential to the communications that support modern society. The blurring of traditional boundaries between the professions has seen a growing need for those involved in the acquisition, dissemination and preservation of information in all its formats to have a broad understanding of the technical infrastructure supporting these roles, as well as an in-depth knowledge of how people access information and the tools necessary to ensure this is done as efficiently and effectively as possible.

New applications of Information Technology are constantly emerging; different applications are linked together to form a complex computing environment. There is now an urgent demand for highly skilled Information Technology professionals with diverse specialisations in areas that include business and management processes, and the design and development of software systems. This demand is forecast to increase both in Uganda and worldwide. 

Victoria University is the ideal choice for Information Technology education.

Graduates will gain:

  • Knowledge to critically analyse and apply a range of information systems concepts, principles, and practices to problem-solving across a range of information technology problem domains.
  • A firm foundation for demonstrating competence in data communication and networking in distributed and centralised working environments
  • Skills that demonstrate expertise in the main content knowledge of information technology.
  • An understanding of how to effectively apply scientific and mathematical principles, methods and techniques to the research and development of emerging technologies in the computing field.
  • A firm foundation for effectively using information technology frameworks (concepts, principles, methods, languages and theories) to design, analyse, and construct solution in a network-based environment.
  • Knowledge to use technical writing effectively and professionally for varied audiences.

Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

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Year One

Information System and Technology
Communication, Skills
Financial Accounting
Business Administration
Mathematics for IT Professionals
Case Study Workshop I
Operating Systems Platforms
Programming Principles
Database System Concepts
Computer Architecture
Internet Technology & Web Design

    Year Two

    Object-Oriented System Development
    Database Development and Administration
    Systems Analysis and Design
    Web Development & Management
    Computer Networks & Data Communication
    Industrial Attachment I/Case Study
    Human Computer Interaction
    Geographical Information System
    Research Methodology in Computing
    Operating System Concepts
    Internet and E-Commerce
    Application Development
    Computer Repair and Maintenance
    Industrial Attachment II/Case Study
    Industrial Training
    Social Issues in Computing
    Software Engineering

      Year Three

      Statistical Data Analysis
      IT Project Management
      Computer Graphics
      Communication Systems
      Network Configuration & Management
      Case Study (research workshop-2)
      Organisation and Business Information Processing
      Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
      Information Security
      Distributed System Development
      Simulation & Modelling
      Professional Issues in IT
      Research Project/ Dissertation
      Case Study (module base-2)
      Advanced Multimedia and Network Technology
      Introduction to Mobile Communications

        Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology are in high demand and employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of roles such as software engineers, systems analysts, technology consultants, and database designers.

        The graduates often conduct research and development in exciting areas such as artificial intelligence, networking and cryptography and multimedia.

        Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

        Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained, one of which MUST be in any of the following subjects Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Technical Drawing, and Food & Nutrition.
        OR
        Diploma in Information Technology or any other related course from a recognised Institution.