University of Eswatini

Bachelor of Science in Information Science

Duration:

8 Semesters (4 years)

Overview:

The Faculty offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Science option) and Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Information Systems).

General Entry Requirements:
  • SGCSE/IGCSE Admission – A minimum of six (6) subject passes (at E grade or better), which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language and at least four other subjects.
  • G.C.E. O Level Admission – A minimum of six (6) subject passes in the GCE O Level, which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language and at least four other subjects
  • A Level Admission
    • A candidate who has taken acceptable A Level examinations may be admitted into Semester 1 of the programme. Such a candidate may be exempted from taking a course(s) already passed at A Level with a D grade or better.
    • A candidate who has at least two grades of C or better at A Level, or an equivalent qualification in the Science subjects offered at the University, may be exempted from the first year of the programme, provided he/she fits into an acceptable (Level 2) programme. Such a candidate may be required to take and pass a course(s) normally taken by students in their first two semesters (Level 1).
  • Mature Age Entry Admission
    1. A candidate must be 22 years or older on the first day of the University Academic year in which admission is sought.
    2. A candidate should have completed SGCSE/IGCSE or equivalent with at least four (4) passes.
    3. No candidate who has previously attended at the University may be re-admitted to the University under these regulations to a programme in which he/she has previously been unsuccessful during the previous attendance
    4. A candidate who satisfies conditions (1) to (3) above will be required to sit a Special Entrance examination which will consist of a general paper and an Aptitude test for Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Science) applicants and a general paper and a special paper that will be a combination of Science and Mathematics for Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Information Systems) applicants.
    5. A candidate will be recommended to the Admissions Committee having satisfied all the MAEA conditions and having passed both papers.
    6. The University will consider a candidate’s admission on the recommendation of the Mature Age Entry Committee.

IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education
MAEA – Mature Age Entry Admission
SGCSE – Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education

Programme Special Entry Requirements:
  • SGCSE/IGCSE/G.C.E. O Level – In addition to the requirements indicated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in English Language and at least four(4) other subjects to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Science) programme.
  • SGCSE/IGCSE/G.C.E. O Level – In addition to the requirements indicated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in English , Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and at least three(3) other subjects to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Information Systems) programme.
  • An applicant who holds a diploma in Information Science or equivalent qualification, from a recognized institution, may be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Science) or Bachelor of Science in Information Science (Library Information Systems) programme. The University Senate shall determine the level of entry and the courses to be taken.

The University Calendar provides comprehensive information on the entry requirements and programme structure.