With the increased use of computer technology in all spheres of life, it has become imperative for Zambian students to recognise the use of ICTs in various sectors of the country. No single sector can survive nowadays without the knowledge of security of computer technologies. Mobile computing has particularly become available to everyone, with the internet becoming a dominant feature in electronic business, thus creating security challenges in not only mobile technologies but other technologies also. In order to continue growing, Zambia must produce a large number of professionals who can articulate various computer technologies and the related security challenges that come with them. The Bachelor of Science in Internet Technologies and Security degree programme is meant to equip such persons with the skills to contribute to the development of the country through the protection of various technologies. ZCAS has found it necessary to introduce a degree that satisfies the security developmental needs of the country to protect the said technologies.
The aim of this programme is to equip candidates with knowledge and skills in security in modern technologies in use in the country in order to create innovation among holders of the degree with a view to ensuring maximum protection of various computing technologies, thus facilitating economic development in the country.
To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Internet Technologies and Security Degree Programme an applicant must have a minimum of five credits at O’ level or a holder of Grade 12 certificate including English and Mathematics and must satisfy the entrance requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Internet Technologies and Security programme which are:
- Holder of a Grade 12 Certificate
- Holder of any other relevant advanced diploma in ICT or related field
- Holder of any relevant 3 year diploma in any ICT or related area from a reputable college or university
- Three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics or equivalent
- Holder of relevant ICT experience supported by appropriate CV and reference(s) may be admitted on mature-age basis subject to approval by an admissions panel.