Blantyre International University Bachelor of Information Technology

Blantyre International University Bachelor of Information Technology

Information about the Blantyre International University BIU Bachelor of Information Technology for this Academic year. Applicants can find valuable insights regarding the subject on this page. Welcome to The above is information will assist you to make an informed decision.

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Brief History; Blantyre International University BIU) was established in 2008 to provide high quality university education for this century. This is predicated on its belief that education must be life-long – that education is not a spatial monopoly of something called the school and college; not a time-bound learning experience; there is no such thing as childhood education, adolescent education, youth education, or adult education.

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In recent years, the quest for Information Communication Technology (ICT) services inthe different sectors of our economy has resulted in a high demand for well-trainedgraduates in ICT. These graduates are the ones that are needed to come up with differentICT application initiatives and policies in spearheading the generation of the informationeconomy in our country.

It is against this background that Blantyre International University (BIU) has prepared awell-designed (four year) degree called Bachelor of Information Technology (BITech)that easily addresses both the current and future needs of our country.

In coming up with the BITech degree, BIU had to consider the fact that the growth incommunication and information technologies has meant that information can be accessedand transmitted almost anywhere, in the world, at any time. Even students themselvesmust be able to utilize the new technologies if they are to communicate effectively insuch a world. In the future and as society becomes even more reliant on technology,students will need skills in that area in order to conduct their daily lives, to transactbusiness and to work.

Aim of the Programme

This degree is aimed at equipping students with Information and CommunicationTechnology skills that will enable them to contribute effectively to the economy ofMalawi and the rest of the world. This would be achieved through the introduction, use,and effective management of Information Technology Resources.

Objectives of the Programme

By the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of hardware and software technologies
  • Develop new and existing hardware and software systems as required by businessand society at large.
  • Maintain new and existing hardware systems.
  • Develop IT solutions across diverse industries.
  • Implement internet and e-commerce skills.
  • Implement networking and databases.
  • Manage ICT resources.
  • Carry out ICT research and projects

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission into this programme will be subject to selective screening basedon academic achievement at the secondary level and/or business experiences or workexperience. The table below shows the standards for evaluating credentials forundergraduate admission.

Examination Minimum Requirement

Malawi School Certificate of Education [ MSCE ] or IGSCE/GSCE A full certificate with at least six credit passes including the following subjects.

• English
• Business Studies
• Principles of Accounting
• Mathematics
• Social Studies

A-Level               : One ‘A’ level pass
IB                          : One upper level pass
Mature Entry  : Work or Business Experience of three years or more

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