Ghana Technology University College

BSc Information Technology

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.

Objective 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Offline Application Procedure

Application forms for admission could be obtained at the GTUC Information Centre, Tesano – Accra, the Kumasi Campus near Ahodwo roundabout, Koforidua Campus Charley Junction, Ho Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Head Office, Takoradi Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Office  and at our website www.gtuc.edu.gh here.

Applicants should please note that application submitted will not be processed until the cost of application form of GH¢120.00 is settled with banker’s draft from any bank.

Completed application forms with certified copies of Certificates / result slips should be submitted to the admissions offices before the closing date.

Online Application Procedure

  1. Purchase a voucher nationwide at Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) at GH120.00  through the SMART _  PAY platformVisit GTUC website: www.gtuc.edu.gh and click on online application
  2. Enter the Serial Number and Pin on the voucher
  3. Complete application form, scan and attach your passport sized photograph and relevant documents
  4. Print a copy of the completed form and submit to GTUC Admissions Office

You can also obtain a hard copy of the Application Form from our various campuses (Remember to attach your passport sized photograph)

NOTE: Applicants with statement of results from West African Examination Council (WAEC)  must add WAEC SCRATCH card(s) to their application form depending on the number of sittings

FIRST YEAR COURSES

COURSE IDCOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSPRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 COURSES
ICT111Principles of Programming (C++)3
INF191Discrete Structures3
INF193Computational Mathematics3
ICT131Microcomputer Applications3
INF197Moral & Ethics2
INF195Functional French (I)2
INF199Sociology of Technology2
Total 

18

SEMESTER 2 COURSES
ICT112High Level Language Programming (C++)3ICT111
INF162Introduction to Information Systems3
INF190Study Skills2
INF194Probability & Statistics3
INF192Introduction to Information Technology Law2
INF196Functional French (II)2
Total 

15

 

 

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

33

SECOND YEAR COURSES

COURSE IDCOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSPRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 COURSES
INF291Technical Communication Skills2
ICT231System Analysis and Design3
ICT243Introduction to Operating System3
INF293African Studies2
ICT251Data Communication and Networks (I)3
ICT221Computer Architecture3
INF295Operational French2
 

Total

 

18

SEMESTER 2 COURSES
ICT252Data Communication and Networks (II)3
ICT222Digital Computer Design3
ICT232Database Design And Management (I)3ICT231
ICT244Open-Source Operating Systems3ICT243
ICT214JAVA Programming3ICT112
ICT212Algorithms and Data Structures3ICT112
 

Total

 

18

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

36

THIRD YEAR COURSES

COURSE ID  COURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSPRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 CORE COURSES
ICT315Software Engineering3
ICT333Database Design and Management (II)3ICT232
ICT 363Artificial Intelligence3
INF371Principles of Accounting and Management2
INF341Basic Economics2
ICT311Visual Basic Programming3ICT112
ICT343Foundations of Multimedia3
 

Total

  

19

ELECTIVE COURSE
INF365Information Representation3
 
 
SEMESTER 2 CORE COURSES
ICT392Research Methods3
ICT312Software Reliability & Quality Assurance3
ICT314Advanced JAVA Technologies3ICT214
INF372Principles of Entrepreneurship2
ICT316Advanced Visual Basic ( dot NET) Programming3
ICT342Human Computer Interaction3
ICT398Industrial Training1Vacation
 
 

Total

 

18

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

37

 
ELECTIVE COURSE
INF362Social Impact of Information Technologies3

FOURTH YEAR COURSES

COURSE IDCOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSPRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 CORE COURSES
INF471Human Resource Development2
ICT441Compilers And Translators3
ICT461Legal and Ethical Use of Information Technology3
ICT453Internet Technologies and Web Design3
ICT491Project Management3
ICT 497Project Work (I)2
ICT493Supervised Industrial Attachment2
 

Total

  

18

SEMESTER 2 CORE COURSES
INF462Computer  Security3
ICT432Electronic Commerce3
INF464Management Information Systems3
ICT442System’s Administration3
 
ICT498Project Work (II)3
 

Total

  

15

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

33

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION                   139