B.Sc Information and Communication Technology

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Globally, there is a growing demand for Information and Communication Technology
specialists to power and drive processes in business organisations and non-business
organisations. Information and Communication Technology have tremendous potential to boost operations efficiency, increase productivity and operate uninterruptedly with no downtime. The degree programme aims at producing Information and Communication Technology graduates with sufficient professional knowledge and skills to manage organisations’ computing infrastructure and provide adequate support for computer users in order to enhance productivity and increase business value.


The guiding principles of the programme is to equip Information and Communication Technology students with adequate skills and knowledge to provide seamless organisations’ ICT integration for effective productivity and to support organisations’ computer system users through best practices and professional standards.


The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. provide students with a broad knowledge and practical skills in Information and
    Communication Technology;
  2. empower students to be problem-solvers through Information and Communication
    Technologies tools; and
  3. equip students with the capacity for professional practice in the Information and
    Communication Technology sector.

Employable Skills
21st Century Skills
Unique Features
Admission Requirements
Graduation Requirements

Employability Skills
The skills include communication, teamwork and collaboration, negotiation and persuasion, problem-solving, leadership, organisation, perseverance, motivation, confidence, and the ability to work under pressure. Graduates of the programme should be adequately prepared to pursue careers in one of two main areas: ICT Commercialisation, to use ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth; and Technology Management, using ICT to provide a stable operating environment.

21st Century Skills
Among the 21st Century skills for the programme are:

  1. critical thinking;
  2. creativity;
  3. media literacy;
  4. flexibility;
  5. social skills;
  6. Critical thinking;
  7. Creativity;
  8. Problem solving;
  9. Information literacy;
  10. Global awareness; and
  11. Social skills.

Unique Features of The Programme

  1. The programme has additional hands-on practical components in a number of
    courses to emphasise students’ engagement in the learning process for better
    learning and development of soft skills.
  2. The programme is intended to produce specialists in digital technology in web
    application multimedia, document processing, mobile computing and internet

Admission requirements
4 Year Degree Programme:
In addition to appropriate UTME-Score, a candidate must possess five Senior Secondary
Certificate (SSC)-credits passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other relevant Science subjects in not more than two sittings.
3 Year Degree Programme:
Direct Entry:
A minimum of a credit at the University/National Diploma or NCE with other five Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) credit passes in relevant Science subjects three of which must be in English Language, Mathematics, Physics.
Minimum duration
The minimum duration of the Information and Communication Technology degree programme is four academic sessions for UTME. However, it is three academic sessions for candidates admitted to the 200 Level.

Graduation requirements
To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor degree in Information and Communication Technology, a student must have:

  1. passed all the core courses, university and faculty/school required courses and
  2. accumulated a minimum of 120 course units for students admitted through UTME
    and 90 course units for students admitted to 200 level; and
  3. attain a minimum CGPA of 1.00.
    To graduate, a student must be found worthy in character throughout the period of his/her studentship and must accumulate the total units prescribed for the programme from Core, Faculty, General Studies courses, SIWES, Seminar, and Final Year project.121

Course Structure

100 Level
200 Level
300 Level
400 Level
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
GST 111 Communication in English 2 C 15 45
GST 112 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 C 30 0
MTH 101 Elementary Mathematics 2 C 30 0
MTH 102 Elementary Mathematics II 2 C 30 0
COS 102 Problem Solving 3 C 30 45
PHY 101 General Physics I 2 C 30 0
PHY 102 General Physics II 2 C 30 0
PHY 107 General Practical Physics II 3 C 0 45
PHY 108 General Practical Physics III 3 C 0 45
STA 111 Descriptive Statistics 3 C 45 0
COS 101 Introduction     to      Computing Sciences 3 C 30 45
Total 23
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
GST 212 Philosophy,Logic and Human Existence 2 C 30 0
ENT 211 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2 C 30 0
STA 121 Statistical Inference 1 3 C 45 0
BUA102 Introduction to Business II 2 C 30 0
COS 201 Computer Programming I 3 C 30 45
COS 202 Computer Programming II 3 C 30 45
INS 202 Human-Computer Interaction 2 C 15 45
INS 204 Systems Analysis and Design 3 C 30 45
INS 207 Introduction to     Information Systems 2 C 30 0
INS 299 SIWES I 3 C 0 135
Total  25

SIWES (INS 299) now holds during the Long vacation of 200L

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
GST 312 Peace and Conflict Resolution 2 C 30 0
ENT 312 Venture Creation 2 C 15 45
DTS 304 Data Management I 2 C 15 45

SIWES II (INS 399) now holds during the Long Vacation of 300L

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
COS 409 Research      Methodology     and Technical Report Writing 3 C 45 0
DTS 404 Data Management II 2 C 15 45
INS 401 Project Management 2 C 30 0
INS 403 Business Process Re-engineering 2 C 30 0
INS 497 Final Year Project I 3 C 0 45
INS 498 Final Year Project II 3 C 0 45
 Total 15