Bachelor of Science in Software Development

Programme Overview

Texila’s software development bachelor’s degree is a Contemporary Program that trains you in the latest techniques and tools to design and develop software applications and helps you build interdisciplinary skillsets required to meet industry requirements and the futuristic internet of things economy.

With TAU’s Bachelor of Science in Software Development program, you will explore real-world concepts, and our expert mentors will help you gain knowledge on the core concepts of operating systems, programming, hardware, networks, and connectivity with exposure to the professional, ethical, security, and social responsibility of building, implementing and handling software systems.

The program offers theoretical knowledge, technical exposure, and hands-on learning with advanced labs guiding students through the foundations of the software development process and project management methodologies. You get to learn the latest programming languages, which form the building blocks of software development, their difference, and applications.

It equips you with professional skills enabling you to add value to organizations in areas of software development with an understanding of agile project management methodologies and commonly used development tools, including cloud service models, to advance in your career.

The bachelor’s program helps you develop expertise on the core concepts along with communication, problem-solving, digital fluency, and teamwork skills that employers are looking for and can be pursued full-time, part-time, or online modes.


Years Duration

Credit or better in any of the 5 subjects in Grade 12


Years Duration

Diploma in Information Technology or any relevant specialization

Structure of the programme

Year Course Title Credit Points
Year 1 Introduction to Computer Programming 15
Mathematics – I 15
Introduction to Cyber Security 15
Introduction to Digital Technologies 15
Introduction to Emerging Technologies 15
Introduction to Mobile Application Development 15
Introduction to Web Development 15
Computer Organization and Architecture 15
Total 120

Programme Learning Outcomes

The learners would be able to:

  • Analyze the structure and organization in a larger program and critically evaluate design principles and -patterns in relation to desired properties of software and interfaces.
  • To work in a team and multidisciplinary contexts, have problem-solving skills and are capable of developing innovative solutions to society’s practical needs.
  • To apply tools that help the user to refactor or generate source code and apply different forms of metaprogramming.
  • To have a strong foundation in computer science and are skilled at applying programming techniques in a variety of applications

Academic Delivery Plan

Texila American University Zambia is providing quality education with its state-of-the-art infrastructure, best learning methodology and technology enabled academic services.

  • Uniquely Designed Learning Methodology
  • Outcome Based Academic Delivery
  • Continuous Academic Support
  • Enhanced Learning Management Systems
  • Technology Enabled Services

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 Bachelor of Science in Software Development program will be able to:

  • Apply Software Development Principles: Utilize foundational and advanced principles to design, develop, and maintain software solutions.
  • Develop and Test Software: Create, implement, and rigorously test software applications to ensure functionality, performance, and reliability.
  • Implement Development Methodologies: Apply modern software development methodologies and best practices, such as Agile and DevOps, to manage projects effectively.
  • Collaborate in Development Teams: Work proficiently as part of a software development team, contributing to collaborative projects and utilizing version control systems.
  • Uphold Professional Standards: Demonstrate professional, ethical, and social responsibilities in software development practices, ensuring compliance with industry standards and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Career Progression

Many opportunities exist in the expansive field of software development nationally and globally.

On successful completion of a B.Sc. in Software Development Degree, the following are the opportunities available in Zambia and the globe.

  • IT Manager or Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Project Manager
  • System Analyst
  • Software Architect
  • UI designer

Facilities for Programme Delivery

TAU has excellent facilities for program delivery designed keeping in mind the needs of the student by all means

  • Classroom

All our classrooms are well equipped with Hi-tech facilities like specially designed classroom projectors with computers with uninterrupted network connections. Our entire classrooms are centralized air-conditioned with good lighting. Comfortable seating arrangements are made for students’ comfort. We have a well-equipped and designed computer laboratory with more than 60 computers and one dedicated Server connection for use. To strengthen our Information and Communication technology, we have authorized CISCO networking systems.

  • Research Policy

TAU-Zambia has a separate research policy to develop and maintain state-of-the-art technology, resources (research grants/scholarships, etc.), facilities, and personnel to support educational and advanced research for students and faculty.

  • Library

A learning hub for students to satisfy their thirst for inquisitive knowledge and urge. Our huge database is filled with information which can easily help in your academic brilliance. TAU Library is equipped with a good number of relevant books for the students to refer to and make use of the books for their continuous academic growth.

  • Learning Management System

The Learning Management System is the Academic Delivery platform for students, through which lecture contents, video lectures, learning resources, assessment, project submission, grading, etc. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a web-based application through which learning content is delivered and managed. An LMS is tied to online and offline training, administration, and performance management and includes functionality for course catalogues, launching courses, registering learners, and tracking learner progress and assessments. An LMS combines a front-end for the learner with a back-end for administrators and instructors. This LMS seamlessly displays, in a browser interface, real-time information drawn from a database. It also allows for competency-driven assessment and course associations.

Degree Regulations

The student will be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Science in Software
Development on successful completion of all the academic requirements.

Degree Classification

TAU offers a Bachelor of Science in Software Development program for students who have successfully fulfilled all the academic requirements.


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