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Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSc)

  • About the Program

The Department of Information Science has been established for Producing qualified information specialists with adequate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in applications of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is found to be a strategic asset that will bring about significant development and changes in any nation’s economy, politics, education, agriculture and other national sectors. Now, the department is under Faculty of Informatics, University of Gondar.

  • Objective of the Program

The primary objective of the program is to produce a high quality graduate with an entrepreneurial and problem-solving mindset to satisfy the scarce skilled human power of the country and pay a concern to insufficient emphasis on information resource centers, services and its sciences, which would have played a great role in the country’s academic revolution.
The specific objectives of the program are:

  • Educating and training students for the very dynamic and rapidly changing science and technology market.
  • Educating and training students to become life-long learners by providing them with a sound base in computer science, basic sciences as well as general education.
  • Motivating students to become innovators who can respond very positively to the challenges and opportunities presented by new ideas and technologies.
  • Laying a strong foundation for, and instilling confidence in students who may want to pursue postgraduate studies later in life.
  • Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements would be similar to the general institutional requirements. That is, the student
  • should complete preparatory level education and the entry point is determined accordingly by the
  • Ministry of Education for the regular students whereas the admission criteria for distance and
  • Continuing education program are as per the University’s requirement.
  • Course of Study

As revised at national level the course of study of the Computer Science program is four years and in this four years there are eight semesters i.e. two semesters per academic year.

  • Courses Breakdown and Load distributions
YEAR I SEMESTER I
Code Module and Course Title Delivery
System
Lecture Hours Lab./ Practical Individual Project Group
Project
Individual Assignment Group Assignment Tutorial Independent Study Presentation Assessment Total Hours ECTS
EnLa-M1013 Module 01: LANGUAGE SKILLS SB 48 19 10 35 15 8 135 5
EnLa 1011 Communicative English SB 48 19 10 35 15 8 135 5
MATH-M 2023 Module 02: MATHEMATICAL SKILLS SB 48 19 10 35 15 8 135 5
MATH 2021 Applied Mathematics SB 48 19 10 35 15 8 135 5
CvEt-M 2034 Module 03: CIVICS AND ETHICAL EDUCATION B 48 0 0 0 26 0 0 32 20 9 135 5
CvEt 2031 Civic and Ethics B 48 26 32 20 9 135 5
INSC-M 1051 Module 05: INFORMATION SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS B 61 0 0 0 18 8 0 152 18 15 189 7
INSC 1051 Introduction to Information Science B 35 8 8 39 10 8 108 4
INSC -M 1061 Module 06: BASIC PROGRAMMING 34 10 10 10 10 35 16 10 135 10
INSC 1061 Introduction to Computer Science B 34 10 10 10 10 35 16 10 135 5
PSYC-M 2044 Module 04: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY B 48 0 0 0 26 0 0 32 20 9 135 5
PSYC 2041 General psychology B 48 26 32 20 9 135 5
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YEAR I SEMESTER II
EnLa-M1013 Module 01: LANGUAGE SKILLS SB 48 19 10 35 15 8 135 5
EnLa 1012 Basic Writing Skills SB 48 19 10 35 15 8 135 5
MATH-M 2023 Module 02: MATHEMATICAL SKILLS SB 64 20 10 43 15 10 162 6
MATH 2022 Discrete Mathematics SB 64 20 10 43 15 10 162 6
INSC-M 1051 Module 05: INFORMATION SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS B 61 0 0 0 18 8 0 152 18 15 189 7
INSC 1052 Information and Society B 26 10 30 8 7 81 3
INSC-M 1061 Module 06: BASIC PROGRAMMING B 110 80 30 30 12 133 34 30 459 17
INSC 1063 Fundamentals of Programming B 50 30 10 10 12 53 14 10 189 7
INSC 1062 Fundamentals of Database B 34 10 10 10 10 35 16 10 135 5
INSC-M 2081 Module 08: COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING B 96 36 18 25 17 0 0 109 25 26 351 13
INSC 2081 Data Communication and Networking B 36 10 8 10 10 39 10 12 135 5
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YEAR II SEMESTER I
INSC-M 2071 Module 07: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND COMMUNICATIONS B 113 11 29 24 31 0 0 60 37 28 405 15
INSC-M 1061 Module 06: BASIC PROGRAMMING B 110 80 30 30 12 133 34 30 459 17
INSC 1064 Object Oriented Programming B 30 25 10 10 40 10 10 135 5
INSC 1065 Data Structure and Algorithm B 30 25 10 10 40 10 10 135 5
INSC 2071 System Analysis and Design B 30 4 10 15 10 39 16 11 135 5
INSC 2072 Research Methods and Evaluation B 20 7 10 9 22 8 5 81 3
INSC 2073 Scholarly Communications B 15 4 4 4 18 5 4 54 2
INSC-M 2081 Module 08: COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING B 96 36 18 25 17 0 0 109 25 26 351 13
INSC 2082 System Administration and Network Management B 35 20 5 10 5 40 10 10 135 5
INSC-M 2101 Module 10: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING B 90 60 32 34 26 0 0 110 30 23 405 15
INSC 2101 Internet Programming B 30 20 12 12 8 35 10 8 135 5
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YEAR II SEMESTER II
INSC-M 2081 Module 08: COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING B 25 5 5 5 2 30 5 4 81 3
INSC 2083 Human Information and Communication Behavior B 25 5 5 5 2 30 5 4 81 3
INSC-M 2091 Module 09: DIGITAL CONTENTING B 62 37 16 16 13 0 66 16 17 243 9
INSC 2091 Multimedia Application and Management B 30 14 6 6 5 32 8 7 108 5
INSC 2092 Digital Libraries B 32 23 10 10 8 34 8 10 135 5
INSC-M 2101 Module 10: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING B 90 60 32 34 26 0 0 110 30 23 405 15
INSC 2102 Advanced Web Application and Management B 30 20 10 12 10 35 10 8 135 5
INSC 2103 Visual Programming B 30 20 10 10 8 40 10 7 135 5
INSC-M 2071 Module 07: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND COMMUNICATIONS B 113 11 29 24 31 0 0 60 37 28 405 15
STAT 2071 Introduction to Statistics B 48 5 5 10 51 8 8 135 5
INSC-M 3121 Module 12: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT B 83 42 28 0 32 5 104 37 20 351 13
INSC 3122 Knowledge Organization and Management I B 30 20 14 12 35 16 8 135 5
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YEAR III SEMESTER I
INSC-M 3111 Module 11: INFORMATION CONSULTANCY B 85 13 20 15 22 20 104 28 22 324 12
INSC 3111 Information Sources and Services B 30 10 10 10 15 42 10 8 135 5
INSC 3112 Collection Development and Management B 15 5 5 19 5 5 54 2
INSC 3113 Reference Resources and Services B 10 8 5 5 13 8 5 54 2
INSC 3114 Introduction to Health Information B 25 5 5 5 2 30 5 4 81 3
INSC-M 3121 Module 12: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT B 83 42 28 0 32 5 104 37 20 351 13
INSC 3121 Record Management B 25 7 5 35 5 4 81 3
INSC 3123 Knowledge Organization and Management II B 28 22 14 13 34 16 8 135 5
INSC-M 3131 Module 13: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL B
INSC 3131 Indexing and Abstracting B 20 5 5 3 4 5 30 5 4 81 3
INSC 3132 Information Storage and Retrieval System B 35 10 10 7 12 43 10 8 135 5
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YEAR III SEMESTER II
INSC-M 3141 Module 14: INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION B 72 8 4 17 16 10 0 86 13 17 351 13
INSC 3141 Information Policy and Intellectual Property B 24 5 6 10 26 5 5 81 3
INSC 3142 Information Literacy B 20 8 8 5 30 4 6 81 3
INSC 3143 Information Marketing B 28 4 4 5 30 4 6 81 3
MGMT
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Entrepreneurship B 35 10 10 10 40 10 10 108 4
INSC-M 3151 Module 15: INTEGRATED LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS B 75 20 16 35 18 7 0 84 24 18 297 11
INSC 3151 Management of Library and Information Resource Center B 23 7 5 7 26 8 5 81 3
INSC 3152 Archive and Museum Management B 24 12 6 28 6 5 81 3
INSC 3153 Automation of Library and Information Systems B 28 20 16 16 7 30 10 8 135 5
INSC-M 3161 Module 16: RESEARCH PROJECT SB 119 16 135
INSC 3161 Student Research Project SB 119 16 135 5
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Degree Nomenclature

  • English: Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Science
  • Amharic: የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በኢንፎርሜሽን ሳይንስ