Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences - Kenya Methodist University | Educartis

Nairobi
3 years
Bachelor
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

This four year Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences has been designed to meet the market demand in training information specialists who will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to manage libraries, information centres, and other resources in a changing environment that is fast embracing the use of IT. Taken on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University, this programme focuses on key topics within the field, such as Inventory Management, Operations Research, and Data Communication, and includes eight weeks of an industrial attachment. 

Information plays a vital role in just about everything we do, and as a result, Information Science professionals are involved in almost every field imaginable. If you want to be a professional in high demand, who can work in various fields such as business, education, music, mass media, and health, as well as have a job that is well-paid and challenging, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and practical experience you need to gain a competitive edge in this industry. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Critically manage various types of information resources in libraries, information centers, and other information institutions and organizations. 
  • Use and apply Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the handling of information. 
  • Create and develop an awareness for the need of dissemination and transfer of information in all sectors of the economy and development. 
  • Progress to higher levels of study and research in their fields of specialization. 
Certification obtained

Bachelor of Science in Information Science 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for exciting careers such as: 

  • Web Content Manager 
  • Health Informatics Specialist 
  • Intelligence Analyst 
  • Data Mining Specialist 

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students must be a holder of either: 

  • KCSE certificate (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
  • KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes, and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE
  • Diploma or professsional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognised by the University Senate
  • Any other qualification accepted by the KeMU Senate as equivalent to any of the above 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Download and fill in an application form 
  • Submit a non-refundable fee of 1,000 KES 
  • Provide 4 passport-sized photographs 
  • Attach a copy of their National ID/Passport and relevant academic/professional certificates  

Payment options

All payments must be made through bank deposits or bankers cheques, using the following information:

Consolidated Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10071200000122
Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 0140290923812
Cooperative Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 01129020131200 
Barclays Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 030131055757
Commercial Bank of Kenya 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 1113539364
National Bank 
  • Branch: Mombasa 
  • Bank Account Number: 01021009876700
Family Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 063000022033
Chase Bank 
  • Branch: Riverside 
  • Bank Account Number: 0082071993001
Standard Chartered Bank

  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10102863422800
UBA Bank
  • Branch: Westlands 
  • Bank Account Number: 55010160006068

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University over the duration of four years (8 trimesters). It includes an industrial attachment and research project. The curriculum is as follows:

Year 1
Trimester 1 
  • Introduction to Library & Information Science
  • Computers Fundamentals & Programming 
  • Introduction to Database Systems 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication Skills 
  • Christian Beliefs
Trimester 2 
  • Multimedia Information Sources and Services
  • Introduction to Records and Archives Management
  • Internet and Information Services 
  • Introduction to Organisation of Knowledge 
  • Environmental Science
  • College Writing and Rhetoric 
Year 2
Trimester 1 
  •  Statistics for Information Scientists
  • Principles and Practice of Information Sciences
  • Organisation of Knowledge/Cataloging 
  • Organisation of Knowledge/Classification
  • Records Management 
  • HIV and AIDS 
Trimester 2 
  • Critical thinking & System Problems Solving 
  • Information Communication and Mass Media
  • Automation of Libraries and Information Centres 
  • Procurement Optimisation and Contractual Agreements 
  • Information Communication Technologies 
  • Archives Management
Year 3
Trimester 1 
  •  Marketing & Public Relations 
  • Database Design & Management 
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) 
  • Specialisation I 
  • Specialisation II 
  • Elective I 
Trimester 2 
  •  Research Methods
  • Economics of Information 
  • Web Designs Development & Management
  • Specialisation III 
  • Specialisation IV 
  • Elective II 
Year 4
Trimester 1 
  • Research Project
  • Practicum 
  • Specialisation V 
  • Specialisation VI 
Trimester 2 
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information, Law & Policy
  • Information for Development
  • Knowledge Management 
  • Specialisation VII 
  • Elective III 
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Where and When

31/05/2019

Kenya Methodist University


View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

02/09/2019

Kenya Methodist University


View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

30/09/2019

Kenya Methodist University


View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

Course Provider

Email & Website
  • info@kemu.ac.ke
  • http://www.kemu.ac.ke
Phone & Location
  • +254724256162
  • +254725751878
  • View Park Towers 16th Floor