Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Texila American University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology prepares you to succeed and be competitive in the rapidly evolving field of IT, enabling you to acquire valuable knowledge and hands-on skills in the latest technologies sought by employers worldwide.

Our bachelor of information technology enables you to advance your knowledge with a focus on experiential learning led by highly qualified mentors with decades of experience in the Information Technology sector.

We strive to deliver world-class education to enable our students to craft their unique career pathways. TAUs Information Technology courses in Zambia are one of the most in-demand bachelor’s degrees with an extensive curriculum that includes programming, software development, information systems, database development, computer networking, operating systems, and more. We also focus on strengthening your core business attributes like project management, business communications, group dynamics, and organization skills,

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology enhances your critical thinking and enables you to provide rational solutions to complex issues seamlessly integrating technology, business, and management aspects. It also exposes you to the social, ethical, and policy dimensions of technology in every facet of business and society.

Our bachelor of science programme will help you jumpstart into the IT landscape with the essential learnings and skills preparing you for a thriving career in the areas of web and mobile computing, security, cloud computing, data management, software systems development, software systems analysis, artificial intelligence, or systems administration.


Years Duration

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


Years Duration


  • 3 years Diploma in relevant specialty from recognized university
  • 2 years Diploma in relevant specialty from recognized university with 3 years of work experience

* Certificate (6 months) + Diploma (1.5 Years) in relevant specialization from recognized university with 3 years of work experience in relevant sector (accepted case to case)

Structure of the programme

Trimester Course Code Subjects Credits
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
Total 138


BIT3221 Computer Hardware and Digital Electronic System
BIT3222 Installing & Configuring Wi- Fi Network
BIT3223 Understanding Client Server Network
BIT4221 Introduction to Data Sciences
BIT4222 Developing Digital Identity
BIT4223 Enterprise Information and Storage Management
BIT3231 Audio Video Processing
BIT3232 Computer Vision
BIT3233 Open Sources Technologies
BIT4231 Advanced Web Programming
BIT4232 Date bases for Web
BIT4233 Open Source Software Applications
BIT3241 Introduction to Forensic Tools & Technique
BIT3242 Introduction to Security Technologies
BIT3243 Computer System Security
BIT4241 Malicious Software & Security Programming
BIT4242 Design of Online Communities
BIT4243 Computational Journalism

Selection Factors

Students applying to Texila American University (TAU) are selected based on their academic achievements, personal qualities, and extracurricular activities. Each applicant is assessed considering their educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must demonstrate the intellectual capability, physical stamina, and emotional resilience necessary to meet the demands of their chosen field. TAU seeks well-rounded individuals who possess the skills and attributes required for a successful career, ensuring that they are prepared to excel in their respective professions.

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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.

Teaching Methodology

  • Total 16 weeks in the Trimester (2 courses per trimester)
  • 4 Modules Per Course, 3 Units per Module & 6 (5-7) Chapters in each Unit = (4*3*6)= 72 Chapters
  • Instructional hours through University Campus: Per course 14 hours (2hrs x 1days x 7 weeks)
  • Suggestive Lecture Duration: 1 Module in two Classes (2 hrs per class/ per week)
  • (Live Lectures – Other than Lusaka Students will receive the transmission of the weekly lectures at the Facility Centre or LMS platform (as per the availability) and shall also have the privilege to join at TAU Campus for any ongoing class at their convenience)

Academic Delivery and Assessment

  • On-Campus program is delivered in Semester pattern and On-line mode of program is delivered in Trimester/Block pattern.
Assessment per Course Weightage
Formative (Internal)
3 MCQ Tests for each Module.

Total Module – 4

Summative (External)
Final Exam (50 MCQ) 60%
Total 100%

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 in 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


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