BSC (HONS) APPLIED INFORMATION
AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The BSc (Hons) Applied Information and Communication Technology with Specialisation
is a 3-year programme that has been developed with the active involvement of the ICT
industry and features areas which are highly on demand in the local and regional market.
In the first 2 years, learners will be equipped with the core ICT skills through practical
experience with the latest technologies and programming languages. In the final year,
learners will choose to follow one specialist field from the following: Networking, Software
Engineering, Business Informatics, Security and Web Development. In that same year,
learners will have the opportunity to undertake a professional industry-led certification
related to their chosen specialist field. Examples of such certifications comprise but not
limited to Cisco, Microsoft, SAP, CoBIT, CMMI, Oracle. The specialist areas will be
adapted based on the demands of the ICT industry.
The specialized nature of this programme coupled with the value added industry-led
professional certification will aim at reducing the mismatch between the skills of the
graduates and the requirements of the ICT industry. Furthermore the modules consist of
a greater proportion of labs and practical exercises compared to concepts and theories.
Learners will spend the final 6 months of the duration of the programme in the ICT industry
to work on an industry based project. The aim is to enhance employability and ensure
that graduates require minimal training in order to be become productive upon
General Entry Requirements I. EITHER “Credit” in at least three subjects at School Certificate or General Certificate of Education O-Level or equivalent and “Pass” in at least two subjects at Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or equivalent; II. OR An appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate/Foundation Courses acceptable to The Open University of Mauritius.