BSc Information Technology

Information Technology is the study and design of computer systems, mainly focused on software. The computer industry has experienced unprecedented growth and improvements in efficiency, a trend which widens the scope for information technology graduates in the long term. Almost every significant sector of the economy uses computers in some form, and potential for new development is often more a question of imagination than limitations in technology.

Objective of the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BIT) is a four (4) year program that focuses on the application and management of information technology. BIT is taught using a hands-on, reality-based approach to education in which students apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems.

The program is project-focused, training students in the study of computer systems and their applications. Students develop the ability to process data or information in order to solve problems and study programming languages, algorithms and information structures. The discipline is applied within the marketplace, as well as in research.

Majors in the program include computer systems and networks, information environments, interaction design, scientific computing, software design and software information systems.

The course aims to equip graduates with the skills and attributes needed for professional practice and leadership. It is based on the themes of personal and academic development and professional formation. It provides sound foundations in IT, technical expertise and knowledge of professional practice, while developing academic literacy, advocacy skills and social awareness.

Admission Requirements

WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in the three (3) SSSCE /WASSCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus credits in any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively. Foreign applicants with WASSCE should include a scratch card which could be used to verify their results.

“A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Applicants should have five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language, plus, three (3) Passes at “A” Level in any subject.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of applying will show with a proof. They will then go through an access course in their area of study after which an examination would be conducted. Successful applicants will then be written to commence their studies.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have a good academic background. They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution. Their results should be verified by GTEC

AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have a good academic background. In other words, they should have good grades in their subject of study. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.

CITY & GUILDS

Holders must have Technician Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Microcomputer Technology or in any relevant IT Programs from a recognized institution.

HND FROM UNIVERSITY/HIGHER INSTITUTION

Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Information Technology or any IT related program from a recognized University or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd   Lower grades. They must also have a two-year post HND working experience

OFFLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms for admission could be obtained at the GTUC Information Centre,

—  GCTU – Adjacent Police Training School, Tesano, Accra
— Kumasi Campus Amanfrom – University Junction– Off the main Barekese Road,
— Koforidua Campus Charley Junction,
— Ho Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Head Office,
— Takoradi Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Office
and at our website www.gctu.edu.gh here.

Applicants should please note that application submitted will not be processed until the cost of application form of GH¢150.00 is settled with banker’s draft from any bank.

Completed application forms with certified copies of Certificates / result slips should be submitted to the admissions offices before the closing date.

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Select “For First Time Applicants” or “Create account” if a New User. Select “For Returning Applicants” or “Login” if a continuing user/applicant.
  • First time applicants are required to fill the various fields in order to have their account creation successful.
  • An SMS will be sent to phone number provided to confirm account creation.
  • Various programs offered in the institution will be displayed where user makes selection. Per selection made, the various programs within the selected program are displayed from which a choice is to be made by applicant.
  • Provide subsequent information to complete application;
  • -Personal details
  • -WAEC Results
  • -Sponsorship
  • -Payment

Graduate Application:

    • Personal details
    • Academic Background
    • Work experience
    • Document upload
    • Sponsorship
    • Payment should be made to confirm application (Visa Card/MTN Mobile Money).

You can also obtain a hard copy of the Application Form from our various campuses (Remember to attach your passport sized photograph)

NOTE: Applicants with statement of results from West African Examination Council (WAEC)  must add WAEC SCRATCH card(s) to their application form depending on the number of sittings

FIRST YEAR COURSES

COURSE ID COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS PRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 COURSES
ICT111 Principles of Programming (C++) 3
INF191 Discrete Structures 3
INF193 Computational Mathematics 3
ICT131 Microcomputer Applications 3
INF197 Moral & Ethics 2
INF195 Functional French (I) 2
INF199 Sociology of Technology 2
Total  

18

SEMESTER 2 COURSES
ICT112 High Level Language Programming (C++) 3 ICT111
INF162 Introduction to Information Systems 3
INF190 Study Skills 2
INF194 Probability & Statistics 3
INF192 Introduction to Information Technology Law 2
INF196 Functional French (II) 2
Total  

15

 

 

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

33

SECOND YEAR COURSES

COURSE ID COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS PRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 COURSES
INF291 Technical Communication Skills 2
ICT231 System Analysis and Design 3
ICT243 Introduction to Operating System 3
INF293 African Studies 2
ICT251 Data Communication and Networks (I) 3
ICT221 Computer Architecture 3
INF295 Operational French 2
 

Total

 

18

SEMESTER 2 COURSES
ICT252 Data Communication and Networks (II) 3
ICT222 Digital Computer Design 3
ICT232 Database Design And Management (I) 3 ICT231
ICT244 Open-Source Operating Systems 3 ICT243
ICT214 JAVA Programming 3 ICT112
ICT212 Algorithms and Data Structures 3 ICT112
 

Total

 

18

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

36

THIRD YEAR COURSES

COURSE ID   COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS PRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 CORE COURSES
ICT315 Software Engineering 3
ICT333 Database Design and Management (II) 3 ICT232
ICT 363 Artificial Intelligence 3
INF371 Principles of Accounting and Management 2
INF341 Basic Economics 2
ICT311 Visual Basic Programming 3 ICT112
ICT343 Foundations of Multimedia 3
 

Total

   

19

ELECTIVE COURSE
INF365 Information Representation 3
 
 
SEMESTER 2 CORE COURSES
ICT392 Research Methods 3
ICT312 Software Reliability & Quality Assurance 3
ICT314 Advanced JAVA Technologies 3 ICT214
INF372 Principles of Entrepreneurship 2
ICT316 Advanced Visual Basic ( dot NET) Programming 3
ICT342 Human Computer Interaction 3
ICT398 Industrial Training 1 Vacation
 
 

Total

 

18

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

37

 
ELECTIVE COURSE
INF362 Social Impact of Information Technologies 3

FOURTH YEAR COURSES

COURSE ID COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS PRE-REQUISITE
SEMESTER 1 CORE COURSES
INF471 Human Resource Development 2
ICT441 Compilers And Translators 3
ICT461 Legal and Ethical Use of Information Technology 3
ICT453 Internet Technologies and Web Design 3
ICT491 Project Management 3
ICT 497 Project Work (I) 2
ICT493 Supervised Industrial Attachment 2
 

Total

   

18

SEMESTER 2 CORE COURSES
INF462 Computer  Security 3
ICT432 Electronic Commerce 3
INF464 Management Information Systems 3
ICT442 System’s Administration 3
 
ICT498 Project Work (II) 3
 

Total

   

15

 

Cumulative Total Credits

 

33

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION                   139