INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
What is Computer Science
- Computer science (CS) spans the range from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions.
- Computer science offers a foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to computer science and software applications. They must have an understanding of the elements of computational thinking
- Major difference is that BCSc will take extra courses in mathematics and computation while BIT will take some business courses
- Therefore BCSc will require a lot interest in mathematics and need to be stronger in mathematics
What is Bachelor of Information Technology
- In common usage, the term “information technology” is often used to refer to all of computing.
- It prepares students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations.
- IT professionals possess the right combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to take care of both an organization’s information technology infrastructure and the people who use it.
- IT students take responsibility for selecting hardware and software products appropriate for an organization.
- They integrate those products with organizational needs and infrastructure, and install, customize and maintain those applications, thereby providing a secure and effective environment that supports the activities of the organization’s computer users.
- In IT, programming often involves writing short programs that typically connect existing components (scripting).
What is Bachelor of Science in Statistics
- The programme is designed to build a sound knowledge of statistical theory methods and their applications. In particular, develop an understanding of the planning of surveys and experiments, analysis using statistical models and computing in statistical.
- This degree is a thorough education in the full range of applications of statistics, and a career in any of the many areas in which statistics has an application. A distinguishing feature is that it gives strong emphasis to the practical applications of statistics in areas such as business, biological sciences, agriculture, economics, industry and medicine.
- The programme is designed to build a sound knowledge of statistical methods and their applications. In particular, it will develop an understanding of the planning and analysis of surveys and experiments, the use of statistical models and statistical computing.
- The profile includes courses in the second year in Communicating with Statistics, Probability & Statistical Methods; in the third year Skills for Statisticians, and Sampling Methods & Study Design; and in the final year, Analysis of Structured Data and a Statistics Project.
Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Information Technology
A wide variety of well remunerated careers are available for Mulungushi University graduates in Computer Science and Information technology as system analyst/ designer; programmers; network engineer; system administrator; database administrators; IT Officers; Technical Specialists; Researchers; in who are in high demand. Some examples include:
Potential Employers in Zambia include:
- Bank of Zambia
- Zambia Revenue Authority
- Telecoms providers (ZAIN, MTN, Zamtel, etc)
- Internet Service providers (iconnect, Zamnet, coppernet, etc)
- Computer Companies (Necor, etc)
- Self Employment
Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Statistics
- Statistics is a versatile discipline, and because of this statisticians are found in a wide variety of organisations. They design experiments and surveys to gather information relevant to the organisation, analyse and interpret the resulting data and advise management on the implications and appropriate action.
- Statisticians and operations researchers are often used as problem-solvers, who together with the relevant experts and managers from the organisation use their collective skills to generate and evaluate alternative solutions to the problem.
- Statisticians are involved in medical and pharmaceutical research where they plan and analyse experiments and clinical trials. In epidemiology they study public health issues such as the effects of smoking on cancer, and monitor and predict the spread of diseases such as AIDS. In the area of official statistics they design censuses and surveys and report on demographic trends and trade statistics. Market research statisticians perform similar roles in the private sector.
- Employment opportunities for statisticians, operations researchers and others with statistical skills exist in many commercial, industrial and government organisations: pharmaceutical companies, banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, market research firms, computer software companies, mines and mining houses, chemical industries and manufacturers; research and consulting organisations, the Human Sciences and Medical Research Councils and management consulting firms; the universities; metropolitan councils as well as state and semi-state organisations such as the Central Statistical Office, Departments of Agriculture, Water Affairs, wild life, Forestry and Fisheries.
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes
- The applicant must hold: Passes at Credit Level in at least five (5) subjects in the Zambian School Certificate (or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate) subject to correct subject combinations;
- Passes in at least five (5) subjects with grades C or better, in the General Certificate of Education Ordinary level Examinations subject to correct subject combinations. The subjects must be chosen from an approved list subject to restrictions that forbid the inclusion of overlapping subjects.
- Qualifications other than those of the Zambian School Certificate (or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate), or the General Certificate of Education may be accepted, provided they are approved by Senate as equivalent.
- Passes in the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Examinations (a total of five subjects should be passed and this may include credits obtained at ‘O’ Level).
- A person holding a two-year diploma of the University or of an institution awarding the diploma in associate relationship with the University or from any other institution approved by Senate shall be regarded as having satisfied the general entrance requirements.