Bachelor Of Science In Computer Information Systems (4 years)

Mode of Study:Full-time | Parallel(Harare and Mutare Town) | Online
Intakes : March and August

About the Programme

This is a 4 year program on full time as well as parallel. The Bachelor of Science degree programme in Computer Information Systems at Africa University is designed to produce graduates who are computer-fluent, up-to-date problem solvers equipped with experience in the use of real world industry standard development tools, who can write and speak clearly, communicate efficiently, and function well in team environment. The programme is set to prepare the young men and women for careers in the following professions - accounting, management, marketing, teaching, information systems development, business process re-engineering, research and service. The Computer Science component will ensure that our products will be prepared to operate in the ever-changing knowledge-driven society


Entry Requirements

5 'O' level passes or equivalent including English language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics, Commerce and Mathematics.

Special entries

Applicants with approved diplomas in Management related subjects e.g. Zimbabwe Association of Accounting Technicians (ZAAT), Association of Certified Charted Accounts (ACCA), Higher National Diploma (HND), Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Charted Institute of Secretaries (CIS), and Diploma in Business Administration and Commerce (IAC) and Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) may be considered for admission.

Year One Semester One

  1. HCS101 Communication Skills (3 credits)
  2. MAC101 Foundations of Accounting (3credits)
  3. HFR111 French for Beginners I, or HPO111 Portuguese for Beginners I, or HESL111 English as a Second Language I (3 credits)
  4. MMS101 Mathematics for Business I (3 credits)
  5. MEC101 Economic Principles I (3 credits)
  6. HIT100 Introduction to Information Technology (2 credits)
  7. MMS103 Introduction to Management (3 credits)
Total Credits hours: 20

Year One Semester Two

  1. MMS102 Business Communication Skills (3 credits)
  2. HFR112 French for Beginners II; or HPO112 Portuguese for Beginners II; or HESL112 English as a Second Language II (3 credits)
  3. MMS105 Mathematics for Business II (3 credits)
  4. MEC 102 Economic Principles II (3 credits)
  5. CIS102 Microcomputer Applications (3 credits)
  6. MKT102 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  7. MAC102 Foundations of Accounting (3 credits)
Total Credit hours: 21

Year Two Semester One

  1. TEV200 Ethics and Christian Values (2 credits)
  2. MMS202 Quantitative Analysis 1 (3 credits)
  3. MAC207 Money and Capital Markets (3 credits)
  4. MEC201 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
  5. CIS201 Computer and Society (3 credits)
  6. CIS202 Programming I (3 credits)
  7. MMS 203 Business Law (3 credits)
Total Credit hours: 21

Year Two Semester Two

  1. MAC204 Business Finance (3 credits)
  2. MMS206 Management Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  3. MEC202 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  4. CIS203 Programming II (3 credits)
  5. IS204 Electronic Business (3 credits)
  6. HAS100 Introduction to African Studies (3 credit hours)
  7. MMS201 Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
Total Credit hours: 21

Year Three Semester One

  1. MMS301 Report Writing and Research Methods (1 credit)
  2. CIS301 Database Systems (3 credits)
  3. CIS302 Computer Hardware and Software Concepts (3 credits)
  4. CIS303 Networks and Communications (3 credits)
  5. CIS401 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation (3 Credits)
  6. MKT303 Promotions and Advertising (3 credits)
  7. CIS305 Project management (3 Credits)
  8. FMA302 Honors Seminars
Total Credit hours: 19

Year Three Semester Two

  1. FMA301 Industrial Attachment

Year Four Semester One

  1. FMA301 Industrial Attachment (15 credits)
  2. FMA 413 Industrial Attachment Report (1 credit)
Total Credit hours: 16

Year Four Semester Two

  1. MMS408 International Business (3 credits)
  2. MKT405 Consumer Behaviour (3 credits)
  3. CIS403 Web Application Development (3 credits)
  4. CIS404 Capstone Project (4 credits)
  5. FMA403 Honours seminars (3 credits)
  6. MMS411 Strategic Management (3 credits)
  7. FMA412 Project Report (3 credits)
Total Credit hours: 22
  1. Programmer
  2. Network Engineer
  3. Systems Analyst Consultant
  4. Project Manager
  5. Chief Information Officer Database Designer
  6. Systems Designer
  7. Chief Technology Officer