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Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

About the Faculty

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is dedicated to providing a range of programmes that equips graduates with innovative skills to operate at international standards in the Information and Communication Technology Industry. The faculty offers PhD, Master’s, Bachelor honours and Bachelor Degrees. It also offers Stand-alone programmes. The faculty delivers these degrees and stand-alone programmes through it’s three departments: Information Technology, Software Development and Electronics & Communication.

The PhD, Masters, Bachelor Honours and Bachelor degree programmes that the Faculty offer are PhD in Information Communication Technology, Master of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor Honours Degree in Electronics (with specialisations in Telecommunication, Instrumentation, Electrical, Control Systems, Computer Science, Computing Systems), Bachelor Honours Degree in Digital Communication Technology, Bachelor Honours Degree in Software Development, Bachelor Honours Degree in Business Information Systems, Bachelor Degree in Software Development and Bachelor Degree in Business Information Systems. For the Stand Alone programmes, the faculty delivers Certificate in Business Information Systems and Diploma in Business Information Systems.

These qualifications are designed to make a positive contribution to hardware, software, network and electronics design to improve management of performance and or problem solving. It is also concerned with the education and training of young Information, Technology, Electronics and Communications managers who can help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management in public and private sectors.

In general, the African continent finds it difficult to narrow the digital divide compared to developed nations. Namibia is not an exception with regards to the digital divide. To bridge this gap, the faculty’s qualifications are designed to make a strong, relevant and practical contribution to Information, technology, electronics and Communications field and also provide a very strong Science & Technology foundation for the people of Namibia in line with Vision 2030.

Graduates of the Faculty are equipped with skills in Information and Communication Technology that enables them to improve and contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of small, medium and large organisations.

Dean

Dr Martin M. Ujakpa

Dr. Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa is the Dean of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from 17th January 2017 and prior to his appointment as Dean, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology and Systems Development. Before joining IUM, he held various positions in various Institutions. He served as a lecturer and Head of Academics at Ghana Technology University (GTUC) from 2013 to 2015. Rising from the position of Assistant lecturer, he became a lecturer, PhD programmes co-ordinating officer and executive manager (academic support, examination and systems support) at Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) in Ghana from 2011 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, he served as a research assistant, teaching assistant, data analyst, database administrator and e-learning administrator at Valley View University (VVU) in Ghana. Prior to joining academia in the University, He served as teacher at the Primary, Junior/Senior High School with Ghana Education Service (GES). Other places he has worked with include Animal Welfare organisations in Ghana.

Dr. Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa has a passion for Research and as a result has published over 10 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He has also supervised project works of over 15 master’s degree students and 30 undergraduate degree students. Dr. Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa holds a Master of Information Technology (MIT) Degree from Open University, Malaysia, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Valley View University in Ghana, a Diploma in Animal Behaviour from JC Biology in UK and a certificate in Ecology from Compass Education Training in UK. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Technology.

Dean

Dr. Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa

Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of lecturers and students in the faculty, I am delighted to welcome you to the Faculty. Being a Communication-Technology Faculty within a Management and Information Communication Technology University provides a tremendous opportunity for our students to progress into young managers of the future in a communications-Technological rich environment. This faculty train students to use digital communication technology to improve on businesses. The emphasis of programmes in the faculty is on technical and managerial skills within a technical environment. The programmes emphasise topics in Information Technology, Communications, Electronics, Electricals, Instrumentation, Control and Systems Development. The faculty produce engineers and Technology experts that are of the highest calibre, who are second to none. In the faculty, focus is on activities which are critical to Namibia and/or the region.

Our faculty student focus – students are at the heart of our academic and vocational purpose as a faculty. Faculty members ensure that students are as comfortable as they can be during their stay in IUM. Faculty members in collaboration with business leaders, use all resources at their disposal to develop unique competitive challenges for students to demonstrate and showcase an understanding of analysing and solving problems using Information/Digital Communication Technology.

I invite you to explore the university website to get additional information on our faculty programmes, curricula, requirements and course offerings, and discover more learning opportunities in IUM. I look forward to your visit.

-Dr. Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa

Dean of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Certificate in Business Information Systems

Qualification Description

Diploma in Business Information Systems Qualification is designed in response to the global and regional shortage of skilled people in information and communications technology and strong industry demand. The qualification aims at giving an understanding of information technology tools and knowledge in management, marketing or accounting. It offers the opportunity to develop a mixture of skills in the two complementary areas: Information Systems and Business. The qualification also equip students to develop creative and innovative solutions to problems in government, businesses and non-profit organisations.

Diploma in Business Information Systems is designed to give students a competitive advantage in pursuing a career in Business or IT based on the blending of technological and business competencies. The qualification enables students to understand Information Systems development concepts and professional issues. It also brings an integration of Information Systems in the Business Environment with management issues: hence it focuses on training information system technicians who have an understanding of Ecommerce and the IT trends.

Admission requirements

  • Hold a Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) senior certificate in five subjects with 1 – 4 symbols
  • Hold a grade 12 senior certificate International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with a minimum of E grade in English, a D grade in Mathematics, and a D grade in any three other subjects. All should total twenty points or more.
  • Attain mature age, provided that they:
    • Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    • Have at least 2 years’ experience
    • Have at least a pass at grade 10
    • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official
    • Meeting of these requirements will not automatically guarantee an acceptance into the programme. This can only be achieved after successful interview and/or aptitude placement tests as determined by the IUM senate.
  • The equivalent of any of the above as determined by University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunity for graduates of this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Application Support Analyst
  • Associate Developer
  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Data Center Support Specialist
  • Data Quality Support Technician
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • System Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Database Support Technician

Modules to be covered:
Certificate (110 Credits)
SEMESTER 1 (50 credits)
Applied English Language Skills
Computer Systems and Architecture
Principles of Computer Programming
Basic IT Skills
Mathematics
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Communication Skills
Systems Analysis
PC Maintenance
Programming with C++
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Financial Accounting I

Diploma in Business Information Systems

Qualification Description

Certificate in Business Information Systems Qualification is designed in response to the information technology challenges affecting Namibia and the region. The qualification is motivated by the increasingly critical role of information systems within organizations which has created a demand for graduates who are knowledgeable about both information systems and business. Our community desperately needs people who understand the business world, and who at the same time excel in applying information technology to produce desirable outcomes. This qualification equips students with the essential tools and proven techniques – including business as well as IT skills specialising in the development of software that can help solve specific problems technically to spearhead major developmental initiatives and create cultures of innovation and engagement.

The course is designed to give students a competitive advantage in pursuing a career in business or IT based on the blending of technological and business competencies. It also helps students to understand development concepts and professional issues relevant to business information systems. The main purpose of this course is to bring an integration of Information Systems in the Business Environment with management issues. Upon completion of this qualification, graduates would have acquired knowledge of computer systems and management that will enable them to analyse and design information systems solutions in a wide range of real world problems. They will be able to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of information systems, be familiar with information system architecture and be able to evaluate information system effectiveness in a business enterprise.

Admission requirements

  • Hold an IUM Certificate in Business Information Systems; or, related certificate qualification at level 5 from other recognise institution
  • The equivalent of the above as determined by IUM Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunity for graduates of this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Technical Operations Officer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Technician

Modules to be covered:
Year 1 ( 120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (60 credits)
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Critical Thinking Skills
Object Oriented Programming with Java
Systems Design
Fundamentals of Databases
Financial Accounting II
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Data Communication and Computer Networking
Advanced Databases Design
Web Development
Operating Systems
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2 ( 120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (60 credits)
Management Information Systems
Introductory Engineering Calculus
Research Methodology
Data Structures
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Professional Communication
Project Management for ICT
Digital Marketing
Quantitative Methods II
Mini Project

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

Qualification Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems is designed in response to strong Information Communication Technology industry demand. It aims at giving students a thorough understanding of information technology tool and specialist knowledge in management, marketing or and accounting. It offers students the opportunity to develop a mixture of skills in the two complementary areas: Information Systems and Business/Management.

This degree is designed to make a positive and practical contribution to hardware and software design and to improve the management of performance and problem solving. It is concerned with the education and training of young information systems managers who can help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management in the private and public sectors. Upon completion, graduates would have acquired knowledge of computer systems and management that will enable them to analyse, design and implement information systems solutions in a wide range of real world problems. Additionally, graduates will be able to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of information systems, be familiar with information system architecture and be able to evaluate effectiveness of information system in businesses.

Admission requirements

  • Hold Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) senior certificate in five subjects with 1 - 4 symbols
  • Hold Grade 12 senior certificates or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with a minimum of D grade in English, a D grade in Mathematics, and a C grade in any three other subjects. All should total twenty five points or more
  • Attain mature age, provided that they:
    • Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    • Have at least 2 years’ experience
    • Have at least a pass at grade 10
    • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official
    • Meeting of these requirements will not automatically guarantee an acceptance into the programme. This can only be achieved after successful interview and/or aptitude placement tests as determined by the IUM senate.
  • The equivalent of any of the above as determined by University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunity for graduates of this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Network Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Network System Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Desktop Support Manager
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Director of Technology
  • Front End Developer
  • Information Technology Coordinator
  • IT Support Manager
  • IT Support Specialist
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Management Information Systems Director
  • Network Architect
  • Network Engineer

Modules to be covered:
Year 1 ( 120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (60 credits)
Applied English Language Skills
Basic IT Skills
Introduction to entrepreneurship
Financial Accounting for ICT
Computer Systems and Architecture
Principles of Computer Programming
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Communication Skills
Systems Analysis
Programming with C++
Discrete Mathematics
Operating Systems
Data Communication and Computer Networking
Year 2 ( 120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (60 credits)
Business Statistics
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Systems Design
Object oriented Programming with Java
Fundamentals of Databases
Introductory Engineering Calculus
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Project Management for ICT
Web Development
Advanced database Design
Management Information Systems
Professional Communication
Research Methodology
Year 3 ( 120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (80 credits)
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Visual Programming with VB.Net
Advanced web Development
Business Process Reengineering
Business and IT Law
Business Intelligence
SEMESTER 2 (40 credits)
Internship
Mini Project

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems Honours

Qualification Description

Namibia is a fast growing technologically-based economy. The growth requires certain skills and competences in information technology. The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems Honours degree is designed in response to the information technology challenges facing Namibia and the Region. Upon completion of this degree, graduates would have acquired knowledge of computer systems and management and will be able to analyse, design and implement information systems solutions in a wide range of real world problems. Also graduates will be able to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of information systems, be familiar with information system architecture and be able to evaluate information system effectiveness in a business enterprise.

This degree is designed to make a positive and practical contribution to hardware and software design and to improve the management of performance and problem solving. It is concerned with the education and training of young information systems managers who can help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management in the private and public sectors. Upon completion, graduates would have acquired knowledge of computer systems and management that will enable them to analyse, design and implement information systems solutions in a wide range of real world problems. Additionally, graduates will be able to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of information systems, be familiar with information system architecture and be able to evaluate effectiveness of information system in businesses.

Admission requirements

  • Hold Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems or its equivalent
  • Hold Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) senior certificate in five subjects with 1 - 4 symbols
  • Hold Grade 12 senior certificates or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with a minimum of D grade in English, a D grade in Mathematics, and a C grade in any three other subjects. All should total twenty five points or more.
  • Attain mature age, provided that they:
    • Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    • Have at least 2 years’ experience
    • Have at least a pass at grade 10
    • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official
    • Meeting of these requirements will not automatically guarantee an acceptance into the programme. This can only be achieved after successful interview and/or aptitude placement tests as determined by the IUM senate.
  • The equivalent of any of the above as determined by University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunity for graduates of this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Customer Support Administrator
  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Senior Network Architect
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Senior Network System Administrator
  • Senior Database Administrator
  • Senior Desktop Support Manager
  • Senior Desktop Support Specialist
  • Senior Software Developer
  • Senior Director of Technology
  • Senior Front End Developer
  • Senior Information Technology Coordinator
  • Senior IT Support Manager
  • Senior IT Support Specialist
  • Senior IT Systems Administrator
  • Senior Management Information Systems Director
  • Senior Network Architect
  • Senior Network Engineer

Modules to be covered:
( 124 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (52 credits)
Applied entrepreneurship management
Mobile Applications development
Advanced Computer Systems and Architecture
Expert Systems
SEMESTER 2 (72 credits)
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
E-commerce
Computer Auditing
Year Courses (30 credits)
Research Project

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

Qualification Description

The Bachelor of Science in Software Development is developed to aid eradicate the shortage of software developers in Namibia and the whole of Africa. This qualification equips students with the essential tools and proven techniques (including business as well as IT skills specialising in the development of software) that can help solve specific technically problems to spearhead major developmental initiatives and create culture of innovation and engagement.

Upon completion of this qualification, graduates would have acquired knowledge of software development, computer systems and management that will enable them to analyse, design and implement software solutions in a wide range of real world problems. They will be able to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of information systems and be familiar with Software Development. They would also be able to evaluate software effectiveness in a business enterprise.

Admission requirements

To be admitted for this qualification, one shall have satisfied the minimum conditions for entry to degree studies at this University as prescribed under the entry requirements in the IUM General Academic Regulations. This includes a minimum of 25 points from a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary or Higher or a combination of both) or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English at Grade D minimum) normally in not more than three examination sittings.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunity for graduates of this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Security Specialist
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Support Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • System Architect
  • System Designer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Software Engineer
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Senior Applications Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Analyst

Modules to be covered:
YEAR 1 (120 Credits)
SEMESTER 1 (60 credits)
Applied English Language Skills
Financial Accounting for ICT
Computer Systems and Architecture
Principles of Computer Programming
Basic IT Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Communication Skills
Data Communication and Networking
Systems Analysis
Programming with C++
Discrete Mathematics
Operating Systems
YEAR 2 (120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (60 credits)
Data Structures
Introductory Engineering Calculus
Systems Design
Object oriented Programming with Java
Fundamentals of Databases
Business Statistics
SEMESTER 2 (60 credits)
Project Management for ICT
Web Development
Advanced database Design
Management Information Systems
Research methodology
Professional Communication
YEAR 3 (120 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (80 credits)
Advanced web Development
Human Computer Interaction
Mobile Application Development
Visual Programming with VB.net
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Critical thinking skills
SEMESTER 2 (40 credits)
Internship
Mini Project

Bachelor of Science in Software Development Honours

Qualification Description

The software development programme was designed in response to Software Development challenges affecting Namibia and the Region. Namibia is a fast growing technologically-based economy. The growth requires certain skills and competences in Software Development. The qualification equips students with the essential tools and proven techniques (including business as well as IT skills specialising in the development of software) that can help solve specific technically problems to spearhead major developmental initiatives and create culture of innovation and engagement.

Upon completion, graduates would have acquired knowledge of Software Development, Computer Systems and Management that will enable them to analyse, design and implement Software Solutions in a wide range of real world problems. Graduates will also be able to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of Software Development, become familiar with information system architecture and be able to evaluate Software effectiveness in a business enterprise.

Admission requirements

To register for this qualification, prospective students must hold a Bachelor in Software Development at NQF Level 7 or it’s equivalent from a recognized institution.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunity for graduates of this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Senior Programmer
  • Senior Programmer Analyst
  • Senior Security Specialist
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Senior Support Specialist
  • Senior System Administrator
  • Senior System Analyst
  • Senior System Architect
  • Senior System Designer
  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Senior Systems Software Engineer
  • Senior Web Administrator
  • Senior Web Developer
  • Senior Applications Engineer
  • Senior Database Administrator
  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Analyst

Modules to be covered:
( 140 credits)
SEMESTER 1 (42 credits)
Embedded Systems and Software
Software Quality Assurance
Programming with Python
SEMESTER 2 (82 credits)
Operations Research
Electives Courses(Select 2)
Game Development
Cryptography and Network Security
Cyber Security and Law
Research Project

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Honours

Qualification Description

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics (Honours) forms a major part of a production or process industry instruments setup that are used to measure/monitor signals. In most modern systems / machines where automation is involved, electronic form part of the system. Also, in research/academic, clinical and quality assurance/standards laboratories, electronics are used for measurements and testing. This makes electronics very important in engineering and science. The Bachelor of Science in Electronics (Honours) with specialization is intended to produce highly trained manpower in Electronics ready to take up the challenges in industrial research/design, and in management of industrial and commercial organizations. This qualification is industry oriented and is designed to produce graduate engineers capable of adapting to technological changes

Upon completion of this qualification, graduates would have acquired knowledge of electronics with speciality either telecommunication, instrumentation, control, computing systems, electrical or computer Science that will enable them to analyse, design, and build electronic equipment in a wide range of real world situations.

Admission requirements

To get admission into this qualification, a perspective student should:

  • Hold Namibian Secondary School Certificate (NSSC) senior certificate in five subjects with 1 - 4 symbols
  • Hold Grade 12 senior certificates or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with a minimum of E grade in English, a D grade in Mathematics, and a D grade in any three other subjects (should include Physics, Chemistry and/or Technical Drawing). All should total twenty-five points or more.
  • Attain mature age, provided that they:
    • Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    • Have at least 2 years’ experience
    • Have at least a pass at grade 10
    • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official
    • Meeting of these requirements will not automatically guarantee an acceptance into the programme. This can only be achieved after successful interview and/or aptitude placement tests as determined by
  • The equivalent of any of the above as determined by University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification are employable in the following industries and more:

  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Construction industry
  • Defence industry
  • Electronics industry
  • Fast moving consumer goods industry
  • Marine industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Pharmaceuticals industry
  • Power generation industry
  • Rail industry
  • Telecoms
  • Utilities industry
  • Telecommunications Specialist

Modules to be covered:
BSc Electronics and (Specialisation) Engineering Honours
Year 1
SEMESTER 1
Introductory Engineering Calculus
Engineering Physics
Circuit Analysis I
Principles of Computer Programming
Engineering Drawing (CAD, AutoCAD)
Applied English Language Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
SEMESTER 2
Data Communication and Computer Networks
Fundamentals of Electronics
Intermediate Engineering Calculus
Circuit Analysis II
Communication skills
Workshop Practice
BSc Electronics and (Specialisation) Engineering Honours
Year 2
SEMESTER 1
Cryptography and Network Security
Analogue Electronics
Advanced Engineering Calculus
Digital Electronics
Principles of Management
Analogue Communication Systems
SEMESTER 2
Digital Communication Systems
Research Methodology
Probability and Statistics
Digital Electronics Design
Mobile Communication Systems
Analogue Electronics Design
BSc Electronics and (Specialisation) Engineering Honours
Year 3
SEMESTER 1
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Electromagnetics
Optical Fibre Communication System
Optical Fiber Technology
Power Electronic Systems Design
Embedded Systems Design
Digital Signal Processing
SEMESTER 2
Electrical Measurements
Internship
Project Management for ICT
Control Systems
Radio and Television
Digital Signal Processing Application
BSc Electronics and (Specialisation) Engineering Honours
Year 4
Semester 1
Research Project - I
Applied Entrepreneurship Management
1st Semester (Telecommunication)
Antenna Theory & Propagation
Microwave Engineering
Radar and Navigational Aids
1st Semester (Control Systems)
Advanced Control Systems
Optimal Control
Logic and Distributed Control System
1st Semester (Instrumentation)
Industrial Instrumentation II
Analytical & Virtual Instrumentation
Biomedical Instrumentation
1st Semester (Electrical)
Renewable energy
Power Systems & Smart grids
Electrical Machines
1st Semester (Computer Engineering)
Computer Modeling and Simulation
Distributed Computing
Operating Systems
Semester 2
Engineering Law and Ethics
Artificial Intelligence
2nd Semester (Telecommunications)
Telecommunication Switching Systems
Satellite Communication
2nd Semester (Control Systems)
Biomedical Control
Digital Control Systems
2nd Semester (Instrumentation)
Power Plant Instrumentation
Avionics Instrumentation
2nd Semester (Electrical)
Power Systems Protection
Electrical Machines and Drives
2nd Semester (Computer Engineering)
Human Computer Interaction
Fault Diagnosis and Failure Tolerance
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