Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

TAU is a top university in Zambia, and our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program provides a strong foundation in the field. It is a four-year program that is designed to make your entry into the field of IT smooth and seamless.


Years Duration

Five (5) O-Level credits or better; these must include English Language and Mathematics.

Structure of the program

Trimester Course Code Subjects Credits
Year 1
1 BIT1211 Fundamentals of Computers  18
BIT1212 Computer Organization & Architecture  18
2 BIT1111  Communication Skills 18
BIT1112 Principles of Management 18
BIT1511 Capstone Project 12
3 BIT1113 Introduction to Global Culture and Ethics 18
BIT1114 Basic Mathematics and Statistics  18
Year 2
4 BIT2211 Introduction to Operating System  18
BIT2212 Introduction to Database & MYSQL 18
BIT1512 Capstone Project 12
5 BIT2213 Installing, Configuring & Administration Windows Server 18
BIT2214 Introduction to Object Oriented programming & C++ 18
6 BIT3222 Installing & Configuring Wi-Fi Network 18
BIT3223 Understanding Client Server Network 18
BIT2511 Capstone Project  12
Year 3
7 BIT2215 Java Programming 18
BIT2216 Spread Sheet Modelling & Analysis  18
8 BIT3221 Specialization Course-1 18
BIT3233 Specialization Course-2 18
BIT2512 Capstone Project  12
9 BIT4232 Specialization Course-3  18
BIT3111 Research methods 18
Year 4
10 BIT4231 Specialization Course-4  18
BIT4221 Specialization Course-5  18
BIT3511 Capstone Project  12
11 BIT4222 Specialization Course-6  18
BIT3513 Article Review  6
12 BIT4511 Project Work  36
Total Credits 480

Selection Factors

Students applying to Texila American University (TAU) are selected on the basis of their academic, personal, and extracurricular abilities. Each student will be assessed based on the educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of a successful career in their respective fields.

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What Do You Gain?

Learning Outcomes
Graduates of our BIT program will be able to:

  • The students will be able to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • The students will be able to identify, analyse a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • The students will be able to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • The students will be able to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist in the expansive field of Information Technology nationally and globally, some of the career opportunities are as follows:

  • System Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • MIS Specialist
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Hardware and Network Expert

Further Study Opportunities

The bachelor’s of information technology program paves the way for further academic pursuits as well. One can pursue several master’s programs such as:

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • M.Sc. in Information Technology
  • M.Sc. in Strategic ICT Leadership
  • M.Sc. in Information Engineering