Faculties

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Victoria University offers the following academic courses under different faculties:

Faculty of Business and Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (3 Years)

3 Year Programme

As recent years have shown, the global business environment has never been more complex than today. Faced with increasing volatility and unpredictability, the way companies shape their strategies and the decisions of management teams are all the more crucial to the success of modern organisations. Equally, in an increasingly connected world, critical decisions cannot be taken in isolation from the wider global context. At no point in recent history has there been a more relevant time to study the dynamics of business and its role within the global environment.

In line with the theme of globalisation, a strong focus in the early part of the program is to understand the various external driving forces for change and the internal responses necessary for the business to survive and prosper. Blending a solid theoretical grounding with sound practical knowledge, the program stays aligned with the requirements of businesses in recruiting innovative management talent, while always striving to meet students’ career aspirations.

The main aim of the Bachelor of Business Administration remains to equip graduates with the sound business knowledge needed to take on managerial roles and the analytical/decision-making skills to face the day-to-day challenges of business leaders. Graduates will gain:

  • A broad range of management skills and competencies, including accounting and finance, leadership and people management, information and communications technology, economics, marketing and law.
  • A balance of theoretical knowledge and practical study. Real-life projects are used to enhance the learning experience and provide graduates with the capabilities to work effectively within a dynamic and volatile business environment.
  • The professional attitudes and communications skills needed to succeed in business, complementing the business knowledge gained from the program. 
  • The skills in active participation and critical analysis and evaluation of diverse arguments and theories.

Year One

Introduction to Business
Introduction to Study Skills
Quantitative Methods
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Financial Accounting
The Economic Environment of Business
Business and Information Technology
Introduction to Management Accounting
Introduction to Marketing

Year Two

Marketing
Quantitative Methods for Business
One of the following:

  • Law for Business
  • Business Applications and IT Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting

Business Ethics
E-Commerce
One of the following

  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management

Organisational Behaviour
Supply Chain Management
One of the following:

  • Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship

    Year Three

    Human resource Management
    Two of the following (if not already taken)

    • Law for Business
    • Management Accounting
    • Financial Accounting
    • International Marketing
    • Auditing

    International Business
    Two of the following:

    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Business Psychology
    • Operations Strategy

    Corporate strategy and strategic management
    One of the following:

    • Service Management
    • Taxation

      There are a number of major advantages to gaining a business administration degree. First is the flexibility to move into a broad scope of management positions across a wide range of industries. For entrepreneurs, either already working for themselves or thinking about starting their own business, it provides invaluable knowledge on the key functions required to run a company and manage people. For those with further academic aspirations, BBA is also a passport to further studies at post-graduate level such as MBA.

      Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

      Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting, one of which MUST be in either Economics or Mathematics, and a credit in Mathematics at UCE.
      OR
      UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma from a recognised Institution or at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA

      Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics (3 Years)

      3 Year Programme

      Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics is an appropriate goal for students who want to acquire extensive skills and knowledge. Beyond such acquisition, this program is designed to transform students to graduates with a formidable capacity to solve complex business problems (purchasing) with enormous creativity and innovation. Students are empowered to possess integrated skills and knowledge in, inter alia, accounting, marketing, strategic management, e-procurement (procurement software applications), international business, negotiation in purchasing and supply, legal aspects in purchasing and supply chain management.

      Graduates will gain:

      • The ability to enhance critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal abilities necessary for the increasingly diverse society and the global economy.
      • Sufficient capacity to satisfy strategic planning needs of enterprises to achieve their marketing objectives.
      • The ability to translate theoretical principles learnt into practical solutions at his or her work place.
      • A good understanding and ability to transfer the knowledge attained in their study area into the day-to-day issues they face at their work places.
      • The ability to be critical thinkers, analyse ideas evaluate various logistics and distribute management strategies.
      • A firm foundation to design solutions to logistics and distribution related problems.
      • Good information technology skills, negotiating, presentation skills, problem solving skills with minimum supervision, research and analytical skills etc.

      Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

      Year One

      Communication Skills
      Business Administration
      Financial Accounting
      Information Systems
      Microeconomics
      Case Study Workshop I
      Managerial Accounting
      Business Environment/Macro Economics
      Business Decision Making
      Marketing
      Business Law
      Case Study Workshop II

      Year Two

      Management Accounting, Costing and Budgeting
      Principles of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
      Purchasing Systems
      Logistics and Distribution Management
      Human Resource Management
      Case Study Workshop III
      Managing Stores and Inventory
      Public Procurement
      Research Methodology
      Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
      Legal Aspects in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
      Research Workshop I

      Year Three

      Strategic Human Resource Management
      Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
      Research Project/Thesis
      Negotiation in Purchasing and Supply
      Business Research Project
      Research Workshop II
      Financial Management
      Corporate Governance
      E-Procurement (procurement software applications)
      Issues in Purchasing – Risk Management, Ethics and CSR
      Quality and Systems Management
      Case Study Workshop IV

      The program’s broad approach prepares graduates for positions like Purchasing Officer in public, private and non-profit firms, senior tactical buyers, logistics officers and managers, stores managers and controllers, distribution managers, project managers, freight forwarding and customs officer, stock analysts or researchers, and procurement supervisors.

      Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

      Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
      OR
      Diploma in Procurement and Logistics or in any other related course from a recognised Institution.

      Bachelor of Banking and Finance (3 Years)

      3 Year Programme

      This program aims to provide a broad education and training in modern business profile, suitable for a wide range of students in key areas of banking and finance management and other allied disciplines. It prepares students to think critically and find new ways to improve the industry. Students learn to communicate effectively on all levels and acquire leadership skills in the banking industry to become an initiator of change by making complex and difficult decisions using modern finance, marketing and management analysis methods.

      Graduates will gain:

      • Knowledge of the nature and structure of the modern business organisation, the nature of enterprise; the role of profit and the critical managerial functions that contribute to the total operation of a business.
      • Knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the planning and development of an organisation’s human resources (HR); and how they contribute to organisational objectives and requirements. 
      • Understanding to enable them to discuss the major decisions areas and the important concepts used in financial accounting and management.
      • The ability to internalise the principal concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management as a backbone for generating options for strategic business judgment.
      • Sufficient capacity to satisfy strategic planning needs of enterprises to achieve their marketing objectives.
      • Understanding of micro and macro-economic principles and theories and apply them to solve complex real life situations.
      • Knowledge and understanding to carry out and act upon self-appraisal and reflective thinking, in the areas of creativity, teamwork, leadership and problem solving in a business setting. 
      • A foundation of professionally-specific skills and knowledge, on which to base the process of continuous professional development.

      Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

      Year One

      Communication Skills
      Business Administration
      Financial Accounting
      Information Systems
      Microeconomics
      Case Study Workshop I
      Marketing
      Banking Operations, Lending and International Business
      Financial Management
      Macroeconomics/Business Environment
      Managerial Accounting
      Case Study Workshop II

      Year Two

      Monetary and Financial Systems
      Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting
      International Trade and Finance
      International Finance Theory and Practice
      Business Finance
      Case Study Workshop III
      Corporate Finance
      Public Finance
      Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
      Research Methodology
      Corporate and Merchant Banking
      Research Workshop I

      Year Three

      Legal Aspects of Finance Banking
      Auditing
      Research Project/ Thesis
      Regulatory Framework of Financial Institutions
      Operations Management
      Research Workshop II
      Business Decision Making
      Quality and Systems Management
      Strategic Management
      Managing Change
      Auditing
      Case Study Workshop

      Graduation from the Bachelor of Banking and Finance program opens up opportunities for a wide range of career options, as well as further study at Master’s degree level. Career positions to consider include: Financial Planner, Investment Banker, Bank Manager, Bank Teller, Credit Manager, Credit Counsellor, Portfolio Manager, Investment Counsellor, Stock Broker, Claim Representative, Bursar, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Internal Auditor, Credit Analyst, Educator.

      Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

      Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting, one of which MUST be in either Economics or Mathematics, and a credit in Mathematics at UCE.
      OR
      UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma from a recognised Institution or at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA

      Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

      Bachelor of Public Administration and Management (3 Years)

      3 Year Programme

      The public sector is expanding daily and becoming more complex. Due to this, there is need to study and appreciate modern-day issues, and challenges in public administration and management if one is to administer and manage the public affairs properly. This course seek to equip students with knowledge and skills to become public administrators and/or managers for the public, private, and corporate domains that need such technically, ethically and psychologically qualified personnel in their organisations.

      Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

      Year One

      Theories of Public Administration and Management
      Organisational Behaviour
      Public Sector Management
      Decentralisation and Local Government Administration
      Introduction to Political Science
      Introduction to Information & Computer Technology
      Introduction to Micro Economics
      Case Study
      Comparative Public Administration
      Regional Planning and Development
      Gender and Development
      Theories of Development
      Development Administration and Management
      Communication Skills
      Classical and Modern Political Thought

        Year Two

        Government and Politics in African Political Economy
        Public Policy Management
        Public Finance Management and Accountability
        Urban Planning and Management
        Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
        Contemporary Social Problems
        Globalisation and World Order
        Human Rights and Democracy
        NGOs in Development
        Public Relations
        Introduction to Social Research
        Labour Issues and Concerns

          Year Three

          Human Resource Management
          Forced Migration and Refugee Management
          Peace Maintenance and Conflict Resolution
          Constitutionalism in Uganda
          Disaster Preparedness and Management
          Project Planning and Management
          Demography and Population Studies
          International Organisations/ Relations
          Administrative Law
          Sociology of Development
          Research Project (Dissertation writing)

            There are a number of major advantages to gaining the Bachelor of Public Administration and Management degree. The program provides graduates with the flexibility to move into a broad scope of management positions across a wide range of industries. It provides invaluable knowledge on the key functions required to run a company and manage people. Bachelor of Public Administration and Management graduates can work in a number of areas in all sectors as Administrators, Administrative Specialists, Budget Analysts and Community Relations Specialists.

            Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

            Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
            OR
            Diploma in Public Administration and Management or in any other related course from a recognised Institution.

            Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (3 Years)

            3 Year Programme

            The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) in 2005 approved a recommendation that Community Development Workers should be degree holders. This decision has necessitated the building of capacity to produce qualified personnel not only for Government, but also for the private and Civil Society sectors that collaborate with Government in its mission to advance social development in this country and also in the Great Lakes region.

            Graduates will gain:

            • Knowledge and understanding of the social work profession and the current status, trends, and issues in the field.
            • Knowledge to apply theories or human behaviour and the social environment that include the bio-psycho-social aspects of micro theories and the organisational, community, and societal aspects of macro theories.
            • Understanding of the dynamics and social significance of discrimination and oppression and how to change systems in order to advance the course of social and economic justice.
            • Skills to apply the knowledge, values, and skills of generalist social work practice to individuals, families, groups, organisations, and communities.
            • Knowledge to apply the values and ethics of social work in professional practice and to use these values and ethics to resolve ethical dilemmas in practice.
            • Ability to apply communication skills effectively in engagement with client systems of all sizes, colleagues, employers, and community members.
            • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills through competence in professional social work practice, by applying problem-solving to all levels of client systems.
            • Ability to analyse social policies and their impact on client systems, social work services, and social agencies, and their role in the development of social problems and social and economic justice.
            • Ability to demonstrate a level of professional competence that is based on self-understanding, including a realistic assessment of one&#;s own strengths and prejudices, and the skills necessary to keep one&#;s personal values and ethics from interfering with one&#;s practice.
            • Ability to demonstrate a respect for and competence with client systems of diversity, the rural poor, the rural elderly, socially and economically-disadvantaged persons.
            • Knowledge to demonstrate a respect for and competence with populations-at-risk, including the developmentally disabled, the chronically mentally ill, the chemically addicted, victims of family violence, especially women and children.
            • Knowledge to understand and evaluate research studies, in order to apply relevant and valid research finding to social work practice.

            Year One

            Introduction to Social work
            Introduction to Development
            Information System and Technology
            Financial Accounting
            Business Administration
            Case study workshop I
            Elements of SW Intervention
            Introduction to Anthropology
            Introduction to General Psychology
            Development Issues and Theories
            Introductory to Economics
            Case study workshop II

              Year Two

              Social work methods, skills and techniques
              Theory and Management of Organization
              Basic Statistics
              Development Psychology
              Entrepreneurship Development (Micro Finance)
              Case study workshop III
              Research Methodology
              Poverty Reduction Strategies
              Introduction to Social Policy
              Human Behavior, Growth and Development
              Project Planning and Management
              Research workshop I

                Electives

                • Community and Sustainable Development
                • Community and Rural Development

                Year Three

                Development Social Work
                Dissertation
                Social Planning
                Social Security & Social protection Systems
                Social Policy Analysis
                Research workshop II

                  Electives

                  • Development Participatory Tools & Methods
                  • Crime and Social Deviance
                  • Gender Analysis and Planning
                  • Population, Health and Development
                  • Counseling and Guidance
                  • Human Resources Management
                  • Human Rights
                  • Decentralization and Local Governance
                  • Cases study IV

                  Electives

                  • Procurement and Contract Management
                  • Budgeting and Financial Management
                  • Conflict Prevention and Resolution

                  The Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration graduate works in various fields for government, nongovernmental organisations and in the private sector as a Social Worker, Rehabilitation Officer, Community Development Officer, Counsellor, Consultant, Trainer or Safety Advisor.

                  Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                  Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
                  OR
                  Diploma in any related course from a recognized Institution.

                  Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (3 Years)

                  3 Year Programme

                  Understanding the media is like understanding the world around us, from billboards and advertisements to newspapers, radio and internet movies. In today’s globalised Information Age, getting the right message across is key. Employers in the creative industry need informed communicators who understand how to create the right message for the right audience.

                  Delivering the appropriate information requires both a practical and theoretical understanding of the context and implications of the ever-changing media landscape.

                  Graduate will gain:

                  • The fundamental concepts and principles of journalism and media, and the roles that media increasingly plays in today’s Information Age.
                  • Understanding of the dynamics of mass media such as newspapers, radio and television.
                  • Understanding of the role and implications of the New Media in the media industry and media practice globally.
                  • A firm grounding in the application of technologies like multimedia and methodologies in developing usable software systems.
                  • Knowledge to determine the right medium for the right message.
                  • An understanding of the role of language, composition, discourse and debate.
                  • Insights into the emerging trends in the global media landscape, such as cloud computing, along with the current ethical, professional and legal issues.

                  Year One

                  Theories of Communication
                  Communication Skills
                  Information Systems and Technology
                  Business Administration
                  Financial Accounting
                  Case Study Workshop I
                  Principles of Public Relations
                  Introduction to Broadcasting
                  International Public Relations
                  Principles of Advertising
                  Communication Writing Skills
                  Case Study Workshop II

                    Year Two

                    The Mass Media and Society: a Focus on Uganda
                    Audience Analysis and Media Research
                    Photo Journalism
                    Communicating Politics
                    Organisational Behaviour (BBA)
                    Case Study Workshop II
                    Media, Identity and Representation
                    New Media and the Digital age
                    Research Methodology
                    Media Law, Ethics & Human Rights
                    Public Relations & Promotional Writing
                    Research Workshop I

                      Year Three

                      Media and Communications Management
                      Development Communication
                      Communication Graphics: Designing, Creating Visuals & Art Direction
                      Dissertation Writing
                      Writing for the Print Media
                      Case Study II
                      Art of Public Speaking
                      Investigative Journalism
                      ICT for Development
                      Human Resources Management
                      Internship: Workplace Learning
                      Cases Study IV

                        Graduation from the Bachelor of Journalism and Media program opens up opportunities for a wide range of career options in the world of media. Media graduates find that their knowledge and skills suit a variety of career roles making them much sought after in media sectors like the press, radio and television, and marketing and public relations related industries. Students develop a flexible and creative approach to tasks, excellent practical skills, and a greater critical awareness of media’s role in society. The program is production-based, allowing students to graduate from the program with a portfolio to present to potential employers.

                        Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                        Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
                        OR
                        Diploma in journalism, media, communication or any other related course from a recognized Institution.

                        Bachelor of Human Resource Management (3 Years)

                        3 Year Programme

                        Human Resource Management is a strategic approach to the management of an organisation’s most valued asset, namely the people working in the organisation, whether individually and collectively in order to contribute to the achievement of organisational goals.  Application of competencies in Human Resource Management is essential for survival of any organisations.

                        The Bachelor of Human Resources Management enables learners to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to identify and attract the best employees at the right time in the right place, monitoring and motivating their performance to achieve effective organisational competitiveness.

                        Graduates will gain:

                        • Professionalism to help them develop, implement and review human resource strategies to achieve organisational goals.
                        • Ability to competently handle the day-to-day human resource challenges in the organisation at national, regional and international levels.
                        • An understanding of the critical roles that the human resource function plays in behavioural, legal and ethical frameworks of organisations.
                        • Knowledge and understanding of the competencies of the people management specialists needed for organisational competitiveness.
                        • Knowledge and skills to analyse the business environment and provide solutions to organisational challenges using human resource management interventions.

                        Year One

                        Communication Skills
                        Business Administration
                        Financial Accounting
                        Information Systems Management
                        Principles of Human Resource Management
                        Case Study Workshop I
                        Micro Economics
                        Human Resource Planning
                        Principles of Management
                        Industrial Psychology
                        Business Law
                        Case Study Workshop II

                          Year Two

                          Macro Economics
                          Salary & Employee Compensation
                          ICT Practicals & Theory
                          Quantitative Methods
                          Management Accounting
                          Case Study Workshop III
                          Human Resource Training & Development
                          Human Behaviour at Work
                          Research Methodology
                          Business Statistics
                          Company Law
                          Research Workshop I

                            Year Three

                            Industrial Relations
                            Human Resource Information Management
                            Research Project/ Thesis
                            Labour Laws & Occupational Health
                            Principles of Marketing
                            Research Workshop II

                              Electives

                              • Labour Laws & Occupational Health
                              • Leadership & Interpersonal Skills
                              • Career Planning and Management
                              • Entrepreneurship Development
                              • Financial Management
                              • Performance Management
                              • Human Resource Management Policies
                              • Strategic Human Resource Management
                              • Project Management
                              • Case Study Workshop IV

                              Electives

                              • Office & Records Management
                              • Business eEhics
                              • Industry & Labour Economics
                              • Business Psychology

                              The program offers graduates a wide range of career employment opportunities as managers and human resource specialists in central government, local government, non-government organisations, public and private institutions, and Civil Society.

                              Graduates can be employed as Human Resource Managers, Human Resource Assistants, Human Resource Administrators, Administrative Assistants, Personnel Officers, Training Officers, Wages & Salary Administrators, District Administrative Secretaries, technocrats on the Public Service Commission, personnel officers, capacity building officers, organisational development officers, change management officers, training officers, performance management officers, and team coordinators.

                              The program further provides graduates with opportunities for self-employment as consultants, trainers and researchers in different areas of Human Resource Management.

                              Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting
                              OR
                              Diploma in Human Resources Management or in any other related course from a recognised Institution.

                              Bachelor of Int. Relations and Diplomatic Studies (3 Years)

                              The study of International Relations develops specific skills and knowledge which provide an advantage for employment opportunities in foreign affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, international research and consultancy, military and defence administration, international journalism, international human rights organisations, international development organisations, business and trade, and international hospitality.

                              The study of International Relations also enhances 'generalist' job-related skills - such as skills in research, information processing, analysis evaluation, organisation, oral and written communication, and a broad general knowledge - which equip graduates for an increasingly dynamic job market in such broad areas as administration, management, business and the public service.

                              Graduates will gain:

                              • Knowledge and understanding to initiate and carry out projects in the field of International Relations
                              • The ability to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstracts, concepts and or including incomplete data to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution or identify a range of solutions to a problem in their field
                              • The ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialist in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy
                              • Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility and decision making in a complex and unpredictable contexts

                              Year One

                              Introduction to International Relations
                              Communication Skills 
                              Financial Accounting
                              Information System and Technology
                              Business Administration
                              Case Study workshop I
                              Government and Politics in Africa
                              Introduction to Political Science
                              International Organisations 
                              International Law
                              International Political Economy
                              Case Study workshop II

                              Year Two

                              African International Relations
                              Research Methods in International Relations
                              Public Administration and Management 
                              Human Rights, Democracy and International Relations
                              Conflict and Peace Studies 
                              Research workshop I
                              Diplomatic Theory and Practice 
                              Foreign Policy Analysis
                              Comparative Political Systems 
                              International Environmental Politics 
                              Government and Politics in East Africa
                              Case Study workshop III

                              Year Three

                              Africa in Regional and Global Security 
                              Dissertation
                              Theory and practice in modern warfare (Terrorism) 
                              Globalization (incl. Dev.) 
                              Political Thought
                              Research Workshop II
                              Security and Strategic Studies
                              Civil-Military Relations
                              Refugees and IDPs in Contemporary World Politics
                              Identity Politics: Gender, Religion and Ethnicity 
                              Early warning in armed conflicts situations 
                              Case Study workshop IV

                              Employment opportunities are continuing to grow as globalisation increases. Careers may be found in business, government and non-government organisations, international agencies, multinational firms, non-profit organisations and financial institutions, across a range of areas. Roles may be found in foreign affairs analysis, marketing, tourism, hospitality, policy development, research, education, media, market research, journalism, and public affairs coordination.

                              Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting
                              OR
                              Diploma in Human Resources Management or in any other related course from a recognised Institution

                              Faculty of Science and Technology

                              Bachelor of Computer Science (3 Years)

                              3 Year Programme

                              Computing and communications technologies lie at the heart of every organisation. The delivery of information services includes a technological framework of hardware, software, networks, tools, internet applications and telecommunications equipment as well as the ethical, professional and legal issues which increasingly play a part in the industry. While hardware technology is developing and diversifying fast, the IT sector, however, is reporting a widening gap in software skills.

                              The ability to ascertain the IT requirements of different departments across the organisation, communicate ideas and create practical solutions for end-users are essential skills for an IT professional, and an integral part of Bachelor of Computer Science program.

                              The Bachelor of Computer Science program encompasses all these different areas, enabling graduates to apply what they have studied to the real-world environment.

                              Graduates will gain:

                              • The fundamental concepts and principles of computing, and the roles that computers and network systems increasingly play in modern business practices.
                              • A firm grounding in the application of state-of-the-art computer technologies such as multimedia, interactive media, security systems, business systems and intelligent/decision-making systems.
                              • Project management and programming skills, and knowledge of the principles and methodologies in developing usable software systems.
                              • Insights into cloud computing and other emerging trends, along with the ethical, professional and legal issues that currently dominate the debate in the IT industry.

                              Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                              Year One

                              Introduction to Computer Systems
                              Introduction to Statistics
                              Mathematics for computing
                              Structured Programming
                              Study Skills for Computing
                              Introduction to Operating Systems
                              Principles of Database Systems
                              Object-Oriented Programming

                                Year Two

                                Software Engineering
                                Data Structures and Algorithms
                                Advanced Programming
                                Software Project Management
                                Human-Computer Interaction
                                Image Processing
                                Multimedia Systems
                                Internet and Worldwide Web
                                Information Security

                                  Year Three

                                  Principles of Computer Networks
                                  Data Mining
                                  Database Technologies
                                  Embedded Systems
                                  Professional, Ethical and legal Issues
                                  Project
                                  Cloud Computing
                                  Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues (continued)
                                  Project (continued)

                                    Graduation from the Bachelor of Computer Science program opens up opportunities for a wide range of career options, as well as further study at Master's degree level.

                                    Career positions to consider include web designer, systems developer, database designer, network administrator, systems analyst and IT manager. Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                    Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained, one of which MUST be in Mathematics and the other in any of the following subjects:- Physics, Chemistry or Economics.
                                    OR
                                    Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Information Technology, Statistics or any other Diploma with either Mathematics of Computer Science or Information Technology as one of the subjects from a recognised institution. A recognised equivalent of a diploma in Computer Science e.g. CCNA

                                    Bachelor of Business in Information Systems (3 Years)

                                    3 Year Programme

                                    Information systems are integral to every face of business from the core functions of procurement, accounts or sales and marketing, through to intelligent systems that aid strategic decision making. Departments within the same company cannot base the decisions they make on their operations alone, as the actions of one department impact on those of another to a greater or lesser degree. As a result, more and more companies are integrating their information systems, allowing separate divisions to share information and make more informed decisions with a broader organisational view.

                                    Recent events in the world economic order have only served to emphasise the importance of information systems in making better use of resources and increasing company efficiencies, performance and overall competitiveness. Companies are now placing greater priority on aspects such as performance measurement, creation of new markets, customer loyalty and making future forecasts-both for the business and within the wider economic environment. Information systems enable all of these aspects to an increasing degree and promise to play a widening role in the running of organisations into the future. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems ties strongly to strategic and commercial elements of the organisation, providing a strong business-orientated perspective throughout.

                                    Graduates will gain:

                                    • A holistic knowledge of the importance of information management within the wider organisational context.
                                    • A firm grounding on the leading trends and key aspects of information and communications systems, and how they can be applied to different areas of the organisation-from strategy planning and decision making to the more functional operations of the business.
                                    • The skills to manage both information systems and human resources with a high degree of professional ethics.

                                    Year One

                                    Micro Economics
                                    Business Administration
                                    Financial Accounting
                                    Business Communication Skills
                                    Introduction to ICT
                                    Case Study Workshop
                                    Business Software Applications
                                    Business Law
                                    Database Systems Concepts
                                    Business Statistics
                                    Internet Technology & Web Design

                                    Year Two

                                    Systems Analysis and Design
                                    Database Programming
                                    Introduction to Business Information Systems
                                    Business Process Management and Workflow
                                    Computer Networks and Data Communication
                                    Industrial Attachment I/Case Study
                                    E-Business and E-Commerce
                                    Research Methodologies
                                    Entrepreneurship
                                    Operations Management
                                    Decision Support Systems
                                    Industrial Attachment II/Case Study

                                    Year Three

                                    Software Modelling for Business
                                    Geographical information Systems
                                    Information Systems Management
                                    Professional Issues in IT
                                    Strategic Management of Human Resources
                                    Information Security
                                    Information Systems Project
                                    Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
                                    Business Mathematics
                                    Research Project/ Dissertation

                                    Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems will be at an advantage in pursuing careers such as information management, planning, project management, operations management, business analysis and systems development.

                                    For those that wish to continue with their academic studies, the Bachelor of Business Information Systems qualifies one to apply for a Master’s degree program in the same discipline.

                                    Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                    Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
                                    OR
                                    Diploma in any related course from a recorgnized Institution.

                                    Bachelor of Business Computing (3 Years)

                                    3 Year Programme

                                    Today’s employers are increasingly seeking graduates with a sound understanding of business background combined with the ability to develop and manage business computing systems.

                                    The Bachelor of Business Computing program is designed to provide students with the necessary analytical, business and computing skills and knowledge to effectively develop and manage high quality business computing and information systems in organisations. This programme is also designed to meet the growing needs of the industry for a new category of Information Technology professional. 

                                    Graduates will gain:

                                    • Relevant knowledge and application of both Information Technology and business.
                                    • Ability to harness the integration skills of Information Technology and business. 
                                    • An understanding of how Professionals and Executives in business functions such as marketing can enhance their career opportunities, specifically in the area of wireless technology and its applications.

                                    Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged. 

                                    Year One

                                    Microeconomics
                                    Business Administration
                                    Financial Accounting
                                    Communication Skills
                                    Information System and Technology
                                    Case Study
                                    Programming Principles
                                    Business Law
                                    Database Systems Concepts
                                    Business Decision Making/Statistics
                                    Business Environment/Macro Economics
                                    Internet Technology & Web Design

                                    Year Two

                                    Managerial Accounting
                                    Systems Analysis and Design
                                    Computerised Accounting
                                    Programming in Java/Oracle
                                    Human Resource Management
                                    Database Development & Administration
                                    Industrial Attachment I/Case Study
                                    Information System Development and Management
                                    E-Business and E-Commerce
                                    Research Methodologies
                                    International Business/Globalisation
                                    Auditing
                                    Industrial Attachment II/Case Study

                                    Year Three

                                    Managing Projects and Contracts
                                    Financial Management
                                    Distributed Systems
                                    Information Systems Management
                                    Software Modelling for Business
                                    Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
                                    Marketing Strategy
                                    Strategic Management of Human Resources
                                    Information Security
                                    Business Ethics
                                    Research Project/ Thesis

                                    Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Computing program may follow a number of career paths including: systems analyst, programmer and designer, applications developer, database administrator, information systems manager, computer consultant, technical and systems support.

                                    Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged. 

                                    Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
                                    OR
                                    Diploma in any related course from a recognised Institution.

                                    Bachelor of Information Technology (3 Years)

                                    3 Year Programme

                                    Information Technology is a critical component of modern life, and is essential to the communications that support modern society. The blurring of traditional boundaries between the professions has seen a growing need for those involved in the acquisition, dissemination and preservation of information in all its formats to have a broad understanding of the technical infrastructure supporting these roles, as well as an in-depth knowledge of how people access information and the tools necessary to ensure this is done as efficiently and effectively as possible.

                                    New applications of Information Technology are constantly emerging; different applications are linked together to form a complex computing environment. There is now an urgent demand for highly skilled Information Technology professionals with diverse specialisations in areas that include business and management processes, and the design and development of software systems. This demand is forecast to increase both in Uganda and worldwide. 

                                    Victoria University is the ideal choice for Information Technology education.

                                    Graduates will gain:

                                    • Knowledge to critically analyse and apply a range of information systems concepts, principles, and practices to problem-solving across a range of information technology problem domains.
                                    • A firm foundation for demonstrating competence in data communication and networking in distributed and centralised working environments
                                    • Skills that demonstrate expertise in the main content knowledge of information technology.
                                    • An understanding of how to effectively apply scientific and mathematical principles, methods and techniques to the research and development of emerging technologies in the computing field.
                                    • A firm foundation for effectively using information technology frameworks (concepts, principles, methods, languages and theories) to design, analyse, and construct solution in a network-based environment.
                                    • Knowledge to use technical writing effectively and professionally for varied audiences.

                                    Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                    Year One

                                    Information System and Technology
                                    Communication, Skills
                                    Financial Accounting
                                    Business Administration
                                    Mathematics for IT Professionals
                                    Case Study Workshop I
                                    Operating Systems Platforms
                                    Programming Principles
                                    Database System Concepts
                                    Computer Architecture
                                    Internet Technology & Web Design

                                      Year Two

                                      Object-Oriented System Development
                                      Database Development and Administration
                                      Systems Analysis and Design
                                      Web Development & Management
                                      Computer Networks & Data Communication
                                      Industrial Attachment I/Case Study
                                      Human Computer Interaction
                                      Geographical Information System
                                      Research Methodology in Computing
                                      Operating System Concepts
                                      Internet and E-Commerce
                                      Application Development
                                      Computer Repair and Maintenance
                                      Industrial Attachment II/Case Study
                                      Industrial Training
                                      Social Issues in Computing
                                      Software Engineering

                                        Year Three

                                        Statistical Data Analysis
                                        IT Project Management
                                        Computer Graphics
                                        Communication Systems
                                        Network Configuration & Management
                                        Case Study (research workshop-2)
                                        Organisation and Business Information Processing
                                        Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
                                        Information Security
                                        Distributed System Development
                                        Simulation & Modelling
                                        Professional Issues in IT
                                        Research Project/ Dissertation
                                        Case Study (module base-2)
                                        Advanced Multimedia and Network Technology
                                        Introduction to Mobile Communications

                                          Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology are in high demand and employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of roles such as software engineers, systems analysts, technology consultants, and database designers.

                                          The graduates often conduct research and development in exciting areas such as artificial intelligence, networking and cryptography and multimedia.

                                          Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                          Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained, one of which MUST be in any of the following subjects Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Technical Drawing, and Food & Nutrition.
                                          OR
                                          Diploma in Information Technology or any other related course from a recognised Institution.

                                          Faculty of Health Sciences

                                          Bachelor of Science in Public Health

                                          BSc. Public Health (Part Time) P/T—3 ½ years
                                          BSc. Public Health (Full Time) F/T—3 years

                                          This evidence-based curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to monitor community health by identifying health needs, implementing policies that promote health, evaluating health services and eliminating health disparities.

                                          Graduates will gain:

                                          • The ability to evaluate and analyse the current challenges confronting public health and the provision of health services.
                                          • The knowledge to engage in policy debates about global and international health, and respond to the challenge of the widening health disparities that exist within communities and between countries.
                                          • An understanding of the role public health practitioners play as advocates for change in public health and of the strengths and weaknesses of differing approaches to healthcare systems.
                                          • The ability to evaluate the quality and performance of healthcare systems and understand the various multi-agency approaches, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
                                          Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                            Year One

                                            Understanding Public Health
                                            Understanding Health Policy
                                            Uganda’s Health Systems and Policies
                                            Principles of Management for Healthcare Professionals
                                            Ethics & Integrity for Healthcare Professionals
                                            The Sociology of Health
                                            Business Writing and Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals
                                            Introduction to Statistics
                                            Health Communication: Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals
                                            Fieldwork/Placement I

                                              Year Two

                                              Healthcare Principles and Organisation
                                              Health Information Systems
                                              Principles and Practices of Health Promotion
                                              Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases
                                              Environmental Health
                                              Health and Development
                                              Principles of Teaching and Learning for Healthcare Professionals
                                              Health Economics
                                              Health Science Research Methods
                                              Population Studies and Reproductive Health
                                              Fieldwork/Placement II

                                                Year Three

                                                Foundations of Community Health
                                                Effective Leadership for the Health Sector
                                                Health in Conflict and Complex Emergencies
                                                Primary Healthcare and Community Health
                                                Food, Nutrition, and Health
                                                Understanding Global Health
                                                Health Services Administration
                                                Health Policy, Politics and Power
                                                Finance Management for Public Health Professionals
                                                Managing Community Health Programs
                                                Fieldwork/Placement III
                                                Research Project

                                                  Professional opening for graduates in foods, Nutrition and Dietetics include the ministries of Health, Agriculture, Private and Government Hospitals, Hospices and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and other community service oriented organisations. Graduates of the program can be deployed in the community as field nutritionists by the government ministries or NGO’s, to advice families on food production and consumption in order to improve household food security and nutrition status. 

                                                  The graduates of this program are also well prepared for self-employment in the area of food service delivery, and as diet counselors to individuals or groups with diet related ailments.

                                                  Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent with two principle passes in either Physics, Chemistry or Biology
                                                  OR
                                                  Diploma in Health Sciences from a recognized institution

                                                  Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) (3 Years)

                                                  4 Year Programme

                                                  The curriculum is designed to meet the challenges of healthcare delivery. The course is highly demanding and designed to use community-orientated, evidence and skills-based approaches in order to be highly responsive to the needs of urban and rural communities.

                                                  Graduates will gain:

                                                  • The ability to apply a broad base of knowledge, theory and scientific research to the real life practical context. 
                                                  • The community educational skills to manage people of diverse backgrounds and adapt effectively to a given situation. 
                                                  • The leadership and management skills needed to fully manage a variety of healthcare scenarios and provide effective healthcare delivery.
                                                  • Necessary knowledge to adapt their skills to a particular situation and develop competencies in leadership, case management and health promotion. 
                                                  • The professional attitude, commitment and accountability to deliver healthcare to high professional standards and demonstrate ethical, legal and professional accountability in practice.
                                                  Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                                  Year One

                                                  Anatomy and Physiology I
                                                  Nursing Foundations
                                                  Microbiology I
                                                  Anatomy and Physiology II
                                                  Ethics and Integrity for Healthcare Professionals
                                                  Sociology of Health
                                                  Business and English Communication Skills (BECS)
                                                  Introduction to Statistics
                                                  Biostatistics and Epidemiology
                                                  Health Communications: Theory and Practice
                                                  Introduction to Psychology
                                                  Microbiology II
                                                  Biochemistry

                                                    Year Two

                                                    Clinical Nursing skills I
                                                    Fundamentals of Nursing
                                                    Pharmacology II
                                                    Pathology
                                                    Clinical Nursing skills II
                                                    Pharmacology II
                                                    Medical Nursing I
                                                    Reproductive Health
                                                    Principles of Teaching and Learning for Healthcare Professionals
                                                    Surgical Nursing I
                                                    Community Nursing I

                                                      Year Three

                                                      Paediatric Nursing I
                                                      Surgical Nursing II
                                                      Community Nursing II
                                                      Critical Care Nursing
                                                      Psychiatric Nursing
                                                      Paediatric Nursing II
                                                      Specialised Medical-Surgical Nursing
                                                      Medical Nursing II
                                                      Cardiology Nursing

                                                        Year Four

                                                        Research Methods and Proposal Development
                                                        Gender and Women’s Health
                                                        Midwifery I (obstetric anatomy and antenatal)
                                                        Midwifery II (intra natal and postpartum)
                                                        Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals
                                                        Gynaecological Nursing
                                                        Community-Based Midwifery
                                                        Research Project Report
                                                        Palliative Care and Oncology Nursing

                                                          There are a seemingly infinite number of areas that a graduate nurse can go into, ranging from clinics and hospitals to home healthcare, outpatient care centres, social services, schools and government positions. Some organisations may employ graduate nurses for health planning, consulting or policy development, while there is always a need for nurses to support ongoing teaching and research projects.

                                                          Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                                          Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
                                                          OR
                                                          Diploma in Nursing from a recognised Institution and must be certified by the Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council (UNMC).

                                                          Note: A candidate who completed a previous degree without a science background will need a science foundation.

                                                          Bachelor of Midwifery Science (2 Years)

                                                          2 Year Programme

                                                          The post-diploma midwifery science top-up degree program is designed to enhance the student’s ability to use community–oriented, evidence-based approaches in the provision of midwifery care that is responsive to the needs of the community in both rural and urban settings.

                                                          The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program will cover two academic years, which is a five (5) semesters degree course.

                                                          This program will be implemented using a variety of teaching and learning modes that encourage active and student centred learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self–directed learners to be able to meet the challenges in healthcare delivery.

                                                          Year One

                                                          Anatomy
                                                          Foundations of Midwifery Practice
                                                          Microbiology
                                                          Physiology I
                                                          Ethics and Integrity for Health Care Professionals
                                                          Gender and Women’s Health
                                                          Business & Writing Communication
                                                          Skills for Healthcare Professionals
                                                          Clinical Midwifery Skills
                                                          Biostatistics and Epidemiology
                                                          Health Communications: Theory and Practice for Health Care Professionals
                                                          Reproductive Health
                                                          Comprehensive Family Planning
                                                          Research Methods & Proposal Development

                                                            Year Two

                                                            Pathophysiology
                                                            Midwifery Pharmacology
                                                            Midwifery: Obstetrical Anatomy & Ante-Natal Care
                                                            Midwifery: Intrapatum and Post-Natal Care
                                                            Midwifery: Gynaecology
                                                            Midwifery: Domicilliary
                                                            Care of Children in Early Childhood
                                                            Midwifery Entrepreneurship
                                                            Principles of Teaching and Learning
                                                            Health Services Administration
                                                            Research Project

                                                              Midwives work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals and healthcare centres. In the line of work, a midwife may also be involved in other aspects of women's health, such as sexual and reproductive health, lactation consultancy, childcare and research and policy development.

                                                              Midwives have a highly developed knowledge base and many clinical skills, and may find work nationally, regionally and internationally.

                                                              Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

                                                              Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting or credits in Mathematics and English at Uganda Certificate of Education.
                                                              AND
                                                              Diploma in Midwifery from a recognised Institution and must be certified by the Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council UNMC).

                                                              Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition & Dietetics (BHND) (4 Years)

                                                              Dietetics is a profession which applies the science of nutrition in the maintenance of health in each of the life cycle stages as well as to the dietary management of various disease conditions.

                                                              Our 4 year dietetics degree program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to practice in any of the 3 key focus areas of the profession, i.e. Therapeutic Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Food Service Management.

                                                              Graduates will gain:

                                                              • The ability to comprehend, analyse, synthesize and apply selected theories with a broad base of knowledge from basic sciences and clinical placements to support general practice
                                                              • An understanding of the need to participate in the change process of health care systems across different sectors of population and diverse people
                                                              • The ability to identify problems related to clinical research and to apply findings in order to inform the evolution of evidenced-based practice
                                                              • The knowledge and understanding needed to identify and apply basic concepts of teaching and learning in general practice and in the promotion of health and preventive illness amongst diverse populations
                                                              • The knowledge and ability to use basic concepts of leadership, including knowledge of internal and external organisational influences on practice in order to provide continuity of health care delivery
                                                              • A working knowledge and skill of effective clinical judgment required for assessment, determining differentials, planning, implementing and evaluation in the context of care delivery

                                                              Year One

                                                              Introduction to Biochemistry 
                                                              Principles of Nutritional Science
                                                              Human Anatomy & Physiology I
                                                              Introduction to Microbiology/ Cell and Molecular Biology
                                                              Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
                                                              Biochemistry II (Metabolism)
                                                              Biostatistics
                                                              Advanced Anatomy and Physiology II
                                                              Practical Microbiology 
                                                              Introduction to Computer Applications in Nutrition

                                                              Year Two

                                                              Advanced Human Nutrition
                                                              Assessment of Nutritional Status
                                                              Food service systems management I
                                                              Food Composition and Analysis 
                                                              Nutrition and Immunity 
                                                              Nutrition Education and Behavior Change
                                                              Nutrition across the Lifespan
                                                              Principles of Diet Therapy/ Clinical Nutrition I
                                                              Community Nutrition I
                                                              Food Chemistry

                                                              Recess

                                                              • Foundations in Environmental Health Sciences
                                                              • Nutrition Practice I
                                                              • Internship Training in Community Nutrition
                                                              • Internship Training in Food Service System Management

                                                              Year Three

                                                              Nutrient-Drug Interactions
                                                              Introduction to Food Preparation 
                                                              Macronutrient Metabolism
                                                              Principles of Food Production (Lab)
                                                              Food, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS
                                                              Micronutrient Metabolism
                                                              Nutraceuticals and Nutrigenomics
                                                              Methods in Nutrition Research

                                                              Electives

                                                              • Clinical Nutrition II
                                                              • Community Nutrition II
                                                              • Food Service Systems Management II 
                                                              • Geriatric Nutrition 
                                                              • Nutrition in Sports
                                                              • Maternal and Child Care

                                                              Recess

                                                              • Guidance and Counseling
                                                              • Nutrition Practice I
                                                              • Internship Training in Clinical Nutrition (hospital-nutrition unit attachment)

                                                              Year Four

                                                              Nutrition Research Project
                                                              Introduction to Communication and Extension
                                                              Methods
                                                              Food and Nutrition Security
                                                              Nutrition in Emergencies
                                                              Nutrition Research Project
                                                              Human Nutrition and Dietetics seminars 
                                                              Management in Nutrition
                                                              Ethics and Law in Health Care

                                                              Elective 

                                                              • Entrepreneurship
                                                              • Food Processing and Preservation
                                                              • Nutrition Anthropology
                                                              • Nutrition Epidemiology 

                                                              Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent with two principle passes in either Physics, Chemistry or Biology
                                                              OR
                                                              Diploma in Health Sciences from a recognized institution

                                                              Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent with two principle passes in either Physics, Chemistry or Biology
                                                              OR
                                                              Diploma in Health Sciences from a recognized institution