Information Technology is the study and design of computer systems, mainly focused on software. The computer industry has experienced unprecedented growth and improvements in efficiency, a trend which widens the scope for Information Technology graduates in the long term. Almost every significant sector of the economy uses computers in some form, and potential for new development is often more a question of imagination than limitations in technology.
Objectives of the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BIT) is a four (4) year program that focuses on the application and management of Information Technology. BIT is taught using a hands-on, reality-based approach to education in which students apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems.
The program is project-focused, training students in the study of computer systems and their applications. Students develop the ability to process data or information in order to solve problems and study programming languages, algorithms and information structures. The discipline is applied within the marketplace, as well as in research.
Majors in the program include computer systems and networks, information environments, interaction design, scientific computing, software design and software information systems.
The course aims to equip graduates with the skills and attributes needed for professional practice and leadership. It is based on the themes of personal and academic development and professional formation. It provides sound foundations in IT, technical expertise and knowledge of professional practice, while developing academic literacy, advocacy skills and social awareness so that graduates become lifelong learners and effective citizens in many different capacities.
1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
Credits in the three (3) SSSCE /WASSCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus credits in any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively.
1. “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS
Five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language, plus, two (2) Passes at “A” Level in any subject.
3. MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants must be 25 years at the time of submitting the application.Must have either :Five credits at the “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language. OR WASSCE/SSSCE credits in three (3) Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science), plus credits in three (3) Elective Subjects.
4. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE
Applicants must have good academic background .They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution.
5. AMERICAN GRADE 12
Holders must have good academic background. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.
6. CITY & GUILDS
Holders must have Technician Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Microcomputer Technology or in any relevant IT Programmes
7. HND FROM HIGHER INSTITUTIONS
Holders of Higher National Diploma in Information Technology/ HND in Computer Science or an IT related programme from a recognized University or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd Lower grades. They must also satisfy the basic entry requirement into University.