Mukalele Rogers

Makerere University Introduces new BIST program.

Makerere University has introduced a new program which is going to replace two programs Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) and Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS), starting this academic year 2017/2018.
The new program, dubbed Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST) is being introduced at a time BIS and BIT programs are being phased out at the University. BIT and BIS programs have been having very many cross cutting course units (over 80%) and the new BIST program combines the core course units which were originally under Information Systems and Information Technology.

Download Makerere University BIST Curriculum by National Council for Higher Education 2017 [PDF]

25 Government Sponsorship BIST slots up for grabs

Last year as the S6 candidates were filling in the PUJAB (Public Universities Joint Admissions Board) Forms, many were puzzled as they realised that both BIT and BIS were not included among the available programs at Makerere University for 2017/2018 academic year. So candidates who wanted to pursue Computing and ICT related courses were left with only two options, Computer Science and Software Engineering. Now Makerere University has announced that it is receiving fresh applications for this new program as follows:

College of Computing and Information Technology (CoCIS)
(a) Government Programme (25 slots)
1. BST Bachelor of Information Systems & Technology (3 Years) Government sponsorship for Ugandans only. NB: Students already admitted on government will not be considered.
(b) Private Programme

2. BST Bachelor of Information Systems & Technology Day Programme (200 slots)
3. BSI Bachelor of Information Systems & Technology Evening Programme (200 slots)

Admission Requirements for BIST:
Direct Entry Scheme
(i) An Ordinary Uganda Certificate of Education with at least 5 passes, or its equivalent, and;
(ii) At least two Principal Passes obtained at the same sitting at A’ Level (UACE) or its equivalent as follows:
Essential: Two best done of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Geography and Entrepreneurship.
Relevant: Any other best done subject of all A’Level subjects
Desirable: General Paper, Sub-Maths or Computer Studies
Diploma Holders Entry Scheme
(i) Candidates should possess at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Diploma in Computer Science or any other Diploma with Business or Computing aspects from any recognized Institution.
(ii) Candidates who completed full series of CCNA training (1-4 stages) under the aegis of the CISCO programme.
The Deadline for submitting applications for these slots has been slated for Friday 31st August, 2017.

Application Procedure:
(i) Application forms for A’level and Diploma/Degree Holder applicants can be picked from Office 314, Level 3 Senate Building. Other relevant information can be obtained from Undergraduate Admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University, or can be downloaded from our Website with effect from Thursday 17th August, 2017.

Further information regarding admission requirements and tuition fees  can be found at: .

PUJAB Information Booklet

Download the document below with detailed information about all programs, cutoff points for all public universities in Uganda.

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