The BIT program is designed to equip students with an understanding of both hardware and software concerns of the computer. This includes basic knowledge of electronics, microprocessors, communications and the operating systems. Students who successfully complete this program should be able to diagnose and maintain computer-related equipment and networks sharing information with other devises on a network. This program also equips students with the necessary skills to develop and maintain software systems which include office, databases, Internet and network applications.
Examples of courses offered under the BIT degree:
The students are required to undertake a research project in their final year. This project is submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree the students will obtain. This project provides the students with the opportunity to demonstrate independence and originality in planning and organizing a larger project over a long period and to put into practice some of the techniques they have been taught throughout the program. Some students undertake research into the use of specific information systems and technologies in organisations and society. Some build systems or IT tools.
Health Information Systems
The NCHE is handling the process of University admission in Malawi. The procedure is that NCHE advertises in newspapers and other media the dates and other admission information. They publish application forms on their website. Prospective students are advise to check regularly the NHCE website.
The requirements for mature entry are usually as follows: MSCE 4 credits including mathematics and advanced diploma (this is usually City and Guilds).