Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR) Faculties

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Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR) Faculties – Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR) programs

Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Information technology

Our IT program prepares students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations. Its emphasis is on the technology itself more than on the information it conveys.

IT is a new and rapidly growing field that started as a grassroots response to the practical, everyday needs of business and other organizations. Today, organizations of every kind are dependent on information technology. They need to have appropriate systems in place. These systems must work properly, be secure, and upgraded, maintained, and replaced as appropriate. Employees throughout an organization require support from IT staff that understand computer systems and their software and are committed to solving whatever computer-related problems they might have. Our graduates of information technology programs are trained to address these needs.

A. Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
Recognize, recall and show understanding of specific Information Technology facts, terminology, principles, concepts and practical techniques;
The concepts and fundamentals of Computer hardware and software;
Select, organize and present relevant information clearly and logically;
Contribution of Information Technology to the development of knowledge;
Understand the concepts of operating systems, database and programming.

B. Cognitive/Intellectual skills/Application of Knowledge
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
Describe, explain and interpret phenomena and effects in terms of Information Technology principles and concepts, presenting arguments and ideas clearly and logically, using professional vocabulary where appropriate;
Think visually about problems;

Apply Information Technology principles and concepts to unfamiliar situations and get appropriate solutions;
Create software, web applications, websites and databases to cater the market needs.
Apply the acquired technical skills to solve problems in various business and technology areas
Select and apply management paradigms in appropriate business situations;
Design, develop and implement a management system and process for a business entity.

C. Communication/ICT/Numeracy/Analytic Techniques/Practical Skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
Manage software projects;
Carry out relevant calculations;
Demonstrate safe and skillful practical techniques;
Create effective communications
Interpret, explain, evaluate and communicate the results of their programs and investigative activities clearly and logically using IT knowledge and understanding, and using appropriate professional vocabulary.
Evaluate management processes and manpower analysis techniques and their place on the development of the business;

D. General transferable skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
Demonstrate managerial skills
Justify the importance of team sprit to solve a common problem.
Be self-contained to perform assigned tasks independently or with little guidance.
Complete their assigned task under tough time constraints.
Support business organizational control principles and procedures;

Faculty of Agriculture and Rural Development

Department of Agribusiness

This programme is occasioned by the strong and growing industry demand for a degree programme focused on the science and business of crop and animal based food production and supply. It is also justified by the fact that any department of agriculture requires a discipline that focuses on post farm gate activities that are not only profitable but contribute the better human health. It ties well with the Rwanda government agriculture based initiatives (such as RSSP 1 and 2) to modernize agriculture through the use of cooperatives At the end of programme the students should be able to understand and explain the Scope and concepts of Agricultural Business Management, Various types of Agribusiness organizations, Enterprise selection, Various techniques involved in production planning and control, Government policies as it affect agricultural business farm growth, organization of large farms; legal organization and tax strategies, economics of agricultural processing and marketing management.

Educational Aims of the BSc. in Agribusiness

The program aims to:
To prepare student on what it means to set up an agribusiness of their own and the risks that are involved
To make students aware of the importance of the agribusiness sector
Assist students in planning and organizing agribusiness enterprises
To increase students understanding of what management is, and the use of specific management tools to improve decision-making within an agribusiness firm.
To expose students to basic accounting for managers and how to analyze Financial Performance

The programme provides opportunities for student to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities such as communication, numerical, analytical practical skills and other attributes. The programme outcomes have been referenced to the Qualification Descriptors for Level 5 (Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours) of the Rwandan National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education. The programme generally will be run on the resources of the faculty of Agriculture and Rural Development. However, the programme we shall source assistance from the faculty of Business, Trade and Investments

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (include modules not bearing credit)
A. Subject-specific Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the programme students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Mathematics and statistics relevant to Agribusiness;
Fundamental concepts, principles and theories of crop, livestock and poultry production
Introduction to principles in accounting, finance, and marketing relevant to Agribusiness
General knowledge and understanding in the area of Agricultural Science
The general principles of processes and systems in Agribusiness

B. Cognitive/Intellectual Skills/ Application of Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
specify, plan, manage, conduct research and report on agribusiness project;
collect, present, analyze, evaluate and interpret agribusiness data using mathematical and statistical tools and computer applications;
Identify agribusiness problems and propose solutions using sound scientific, agricultural and management principles
Demonstrate ability to design marketing strategies and plans relevant to Agribusiness
Demonstrate techniques and processes used in crop, livestock and poultry production
Demonstrate skills of manipulating financial data relevant to the financing, operations and evaluation of performance of agribusiness projects
Demonstrate an awareness of scientific aspects of agriculture relevant for agribusiness
Observe and record accurately, agribusiness data and experimental evidence both in the laboratory and in the field;
Demonstrate ability to Identify agribusiness risks and techniques to proactively manage them
Apply agricultural knowledge to the design and operations of agribusinesses

C. Communication/ICT/Numeric/Analytical Techniques and Practical Skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
Communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and using diagrams and figures
Use information technology to present and analyze agribusiness data and information

General Transferable Skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
Demonstrate capacity for self-learning in familiar and unfamiliar situations;
Communicate effectively (written, verbal, drawing, sketching etc.)
Apply numerical skills appropriate to a practitioner in agribusiness;
Competent use of information technology (IT) relevant to the engineering profession;
Work as an effective member of a team.
Demonstrate time and resource management skills
Demonstrate problem solving skills.

Faculty of Business, Trade and Investment

Department of Business management

The rapid rate of economic growth in Rwanda has positively affected all sectors including business and commerce. This has created high demands for business managers to provide solid foundations for a course in business management. The 2012 skill gap audit conducted by RDB indicated that managerial competences and skills are some of the highly needed skill for economic growth. With the envisaged projected growth in the Rwandan economy for the coming decade(s) there is need for provision of managerial education the nurture skills for to fill the gap.
The Bachelor of business management programme with specializations in marketing, finance and accounting provides a multidisciplinary education with options for various career paths. The finance and accounting options provides students the theoretical skills to manage the entire realm of financial manage in an organization. The marketing option nurtures skills required in the increasingly competitive business environment where customers’ satisfaction is increasingly becoming the focus to obtain competitive edge over rivals. Read More

Department of Finance

This programme is occasioned by the strong and growing industry demand for a degree programme focused on the science of finance. In the competitive and rapidly changing financial sector, modern banking and financial services have become increasingly sophisticated and challenging. A degree in Banking and Finance offers students the skills to that will enable you to effectively manage these challenges. A Bachelor of Science degree programme in finance focuses on the financial aspects of business operation, banking and globalization. Students learn the history and functions of monetary systems, financial institutions and lending. The programme integrates both purely finance and accounting modules in the context of business management. Read More

Faculty of Education Faculty of Arts

Department of Computer Science in Education

The Government of Rwanda in its development agenda for the year 2020 has chosen as an axis of development, the transformation of the country into a knowledge-based economy (see the vision 2020) with development of the tertiary sector being the focus. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is indubitably a foundation for this endeavour.

It is even most probably the reason why the Government has set as an ambition for the same planning period the transformation of the country into an Information and communication Technology hub in the region. Progress in this angle is remarkable. Computer use is quasi general in public and private institutions, thanks to the encouragement measures like exonerating all imported ICT related equipments. Some services offered by public organizations like RSSB and RRA are mainly computer-based and recently, the Ministry of Youth and ICT, in conjunction with Rwanda Development Board (RDB), have launched e-imboni – a document tracking system that will allow public institutions to securely share documents electronically and hence reduce the budget usually allocated to purchasing office stationeries and prints out. With regards to this trend, one can imagine that in the coming years, computer use will be generalized in Rwanda.

To face the challenge of obtained qualified people in ICT, the education system has given attention to training students. Today, some Institutions of Higher Learning are offering computer and IT related programs. But with computer processing power doubling every two years, the field of computing continues to evolve at an astonishing pace and the existing “graduates supply” is therefore seemingly still insufficient both qualitatively and quantitatively. However all these graduates only few of them are trained to be teachers of computer science in secondary schools. There is still a big gap to be filled in this area. This is the reason why CHUR has propose the program of Education in Computer Science.

Department of English and French
Role of French and English in everyday life
Languages have an important role in everyday life and foreign languages play the role of languages of instruction and international communication, thus they facilitate business and international relations.
The exit profile of French-English option
Graduates in French- English option may become:
Teachers in secondary schools
Head of studies
Educational inspectors
Journalists and communication professionals

Department of Kinyarwanda and Swahili
The Kinyarwanda-Swahili option is in the Faculty of Education and Mass Communication as one of the faculties of Christian University of Rwanda. The undergraduate program in Kinyarwanda-Swahili, which leads to the Bachelor of Education with Honors, is assigned to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities especially in Kinyarwanda and Kiswahili teaching. Methods and principles of learning , teaching and approaches in languages and Education, are the major components of the option. In addition, the modules are focused on teaching, research, and working in public and private services and in different domains related to languages. In order to be awarded a Bachelor of Education with Honors, students should successful complete all the modules required, involving practices, internship and final dissertation.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Mass Communication
Technology is transforming the communication industries in ways not previously seen. The Christian University of Rwanda (CHUR), Faculty of Arts, Socio-Sciences, through its Three departments. in School of Mass Communication (SMC) and the “Innovative Public Relations Centre” is embracing these changes, creating a hub of innovative digital laboratories, convergent newsrooms and media properties, and embracing an integrated curriculum that enables its students to graduate ready to harness the potential of digital media for both journalism and strategic communication.

Department of Journalism
The programme will build core competences to work in media houses, enter policy research, development studies in the field, or indeed pursue higher studies to go on to being teachers and researchers in the field. It will allow students to acquire technical skills in various areas of mass journalism, theoretical knowledge and perspectives which determine their nature and use, and a historical and social understanding of their dynamics, which is so important in a metamorphosing, unequal, globalized world where the power and ownership of the means of communication may change the fate of nations.
Department of Public Relations
Courses Include
Public Relations in a Digital World ‐ You will examine the dramatic impact of the Internet and a 24/7 media environment on the public relations process. Legal Aspects of Social Media and Public Relations ‐ In this course, you will investigate the spectrum of legal and ethical considerations that guide the responsible and ethical execution of PR project planning within an organization. Advanced Writing for Public Relations Professionals ‐ You will explore the advanced skills of writing PR material for the web and print and online media channels. Innovative Public Relations Tools and Resources ‐ This course lets you examine the unique characteristics of popular technologies such as social networks, real-time media, and content sharing. Events Marketing and Production ‐ You will explore the role of public and digital events that support PR efforts and how these events generate awareness for their clients and/or company.

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