About Information System

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems

 የሳይንስ  ባችለር  ዲግሪ  በኢንፎርሜሽን  ሲስተምስ

Background

Because of the wide range of choices, there is a need of information system specialists which focus on integrating computing technologies and business processes to meet organizational needs. These specialists need to be mainly engaged in solving the problems associated with the organization issue and information systems. The discipline focuses on information uses of the technology as a tool for processing, storing and distributing information. Graduates from the IS department must understand both technical and organizational factors. They must be able to help organizations to use technology to achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.

IS professionals help organization in identifying information system requirements and actively involved in the specification, design and development. They must have good knowledge of the organization’s principles and practices in order to bridge the technical and the management community.

Organizations in Ethiopia are becoming larger and larger so that they are in a position to find IS professionals to help the management of information to promote their products and services.

 

 Rationale

Information is increasingly becoming a key strategic resource for effective and sustainable development of any type of organization in the contemporary society. Recent advancements and applications of information systems and/or communication technologies have transformed the structure of the international and national economies, leading to new methods and practices in most institutions. Many Higher Learning Institutions in Ethiopia have also recognized this fact and introduced Information Systems study program in their curricula.

 

However, within the HLIs, there are different versions of information systems curricula which are based on diverse viewpoints. One of the results of this is the lack of common understanding between computing curricula in higher learning institutes of Ethiopia. Consequently, a revision was done on the curriculum in response to the following needs of the country to:

  • Harmonize HLIs programs across the country so as to facilitate professional mobility for employment
  • Implement a standardized curriculum at the national level
  • Incorporate the ideas of Competence Based Education (CBE) on the curriculum
  • Incorporate the ideas of modular approach on the curriculum
  • Increase mobility of student from one university to the other
  • Enable students to get certification up on the successful completion of  the module
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