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Bachelor of Science in Information Science

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The Bachelor of Science in Information Studies degree programme is designed to produce competent and intelligent information professionals with necessary skills, expertise and knowledge to work and manage any of the areas of information studies. The objective of this programme is to offer education and training in Information Sciences. The programme prepares the candidates who can provide information and knowledge services in an information technology intensive environment. The information technologist is normally skilled in the art of information collection, analysing, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Information Science degree in the School of Library and Information Studies in the following categories:

KCSE Applicants

The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition, candidates are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ in each of the cluster subjects in following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations:

Cluster Subjects

English and Kiswahili

Mathematics A/B

Any group II and III

Any 2ndGroupII or III or any Group IV/any Group V.

KCSE Subject Grouping

Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics

Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology for the blind and General Science

Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education

Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building Construction, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies

Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies, Kenyan Sign Language

A-Levels or Equivalent

Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in sciences or in Humanities and a subsidiary level pass

 

Diploma (TEP) or Equivalent

Applicants with a Diploma (Technical Education Program) in Information Studies of The Technical University of Kenya or an equivalent qualification

Diploma in Library and Information Studies or Equivalent

Applicants with a Diploma in Archives and Records Management or Library Science of The Technical University of Kenya nya or an equivalent qualification

Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or Equivalent

Applicants with a Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) in Archives and Records Management or Library Science of The Technical University of Kenya or an equivalent qualification

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONESEMESTER ONE - COMMON COURSES

YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ1111

Introduction to Information Studies

ALLQ1112

Information Technology I

ALLQ1113

Information Literacy Skills

ALLQ1114

Information, Communication and Society

ALLQ1115

Foreign Language

ALLQ1166

Mathematics I

UCCC1101

Communication Skills

UCCC1102

Critical and Creative Thinking

 

Total

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ1211

Information Technology II

ALLQ1212

Foreign Language

ALLQ1223

Cataloguing and Classification I

ALLQ1234

Records Management I

ALLQ1245

Media Studies

ALLQ1266

Mathematics II

UCCC1103

Society and Culture

UCCC1201

Health Education

 

Total

 

Total for the Year ONE

YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ2111

Early Literacy and Information Skills

ALLQ2112

Introduction to Computer Programming

ALLQ2113

Operating Systems and Applications

ALLQ2114

Foreign Languages

ALLQ2115

Indexing And Abstracting and Information Retrieval

ALLQ2136

Records Management II

ALLQ2147

Publishing and Book Trade Technology

ALLQ2158

Knowledge Management I

 

TOTAL

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ2211

User Studies and User Services

ALLQ2212

Data Communication and Computer Networking

ALLQ2213

Principles and Practice of Management

ALLQ2214

Web Design

ALLQ2215

Multimedia Technology

ALLQ2216

Foreign Language

ALLQ2227

Cataloguing and classification theory and practice11

ALLQ2238

Archives Management

 

Total

 

TOTAL FOR YEAR TWO

YEAR THREESEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ3111

Entrepreneurship

ALLQ3112

Preservation of information Materials

ALLQ3113

Management Information Systems

ALLQ3114

Computer Architecture

ALLQ3115

Foreign Language

ALLQ3116

Collection Development

ALLQ3117

Management of Electronic Records

ALLQ3158

Knowledge Management II

 

Total

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ3211

Information Systems Analysis and Design

ALLQ3212

Research Methods

ALLQ3213

Project Management

ALLQ3214

Computer Interaction and Information Security

ALLQ3215

Database Construction and Management

ALLQ3216

Business Planning

ALLQ3217

Foreign Language

ALLQ3248

Media Informatics

 

Total

SEMESTER THREE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ3300

Industrial Based Learning – Internal

 

TOTAL FOR YEAR THREE

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ4111

Project A

ALLQ4112

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information

ALLQ4113

Marketing of Information Products and Services

ALLQ4114

Foreign Language

 

Total

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ4211

Project B

ALLQ4212

Information Consultancy and Brokerage

ALLQ4213

Disaster management

ALLQ4214

Foreign Language

 

Total

OPTIONS

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ4121

Automation of Library and Information Systems

ALLQ4122

Digital Libraries

ALLQ4123

Management of Libraries and Information Systems.

 

Total

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ4221

Organization and Retrieval of Information

ALLQ4222

Specialised Information Services

ALLQ4223

Library Consortia and Networking

 

Total

RECORDS MANAGEMENT

SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ4131

Record Control and Security

ALLQ4132

Email Management

ALLQ4133

Professional practice in records management

 

Total

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ4231

Management of Sectoral Records

ALLQ4232

Automation of Office Records Systems

ALLQ4233

Records Centre Management

 

Total

PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE

SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ4141

Reports, News Writing and Editorial Development

ALLQ4142

Print Design and Production

ALLQ4143

Marketing and Distribution

 

Total

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ4241

Newspaper and Scholarly Journal Publishing

ALLQ4242

Electronic Publishing (Desktop Publishing)

ALLQ4243

Management of Publishing Houses and Bookshop

Total

 

YEAR 4 –

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE UNIT

ALLQ4151

Philosophy of Knowledge Management

ALLQ4152

Metadata

ALLQ4153

Expert Information Systems

 

 

SEMESTER TWO

ALLQ4251

Business Information Intelligence

ALLQ4252

Enterprise content management

ALLQ4253

Knowledge management and organizations

 

Total

 

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER THREE

ALLQ4300

Industrial Based Learning – External

 

 

 

 

 

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