2019/2020 Undergraduate Programs

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirements for admission to any Undergraduate degree are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 2 principal passes.
  3. Diploma holders must have passed with at least a credit.

The minimum requirements for admission to any Diploma programme are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 1 principal pass and two subsidiary passes.

The minimum requirements for admission to any Certificate programme are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes

Additionally, for international applicants:

  1. Applicants whose first language or medium of instruction is not English, must provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language.
  2. Have a documentary evidence of Internship Training indicating disciplines and dates.
  • International applicants should have their documents verified by NCHE.
  1. International applicants, should have their degree certificate and transcript translated and converted into an equivalent of Ugandan Universities’ CGPA
  2. Be registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.

A current certificate of good standing with the Medical Practitioners’ Council of the country of origin.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology

1. Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in either Physics, Biology or Mathematics, and at least a subsidiary pass any other A’ Level Subjects

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering

A Diploma in a relevant Medical Technology

Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above

2. Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Physics and Mathematics, and at least a subsidiary pass in either Chemistry, Geography, Computer studies, Technical Drawing, Economics or Biology

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering

A Diploma in a relevant Medical Technology

Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above

3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and at least a subsidiary pass in Chemistry or Economics

4. Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Management

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in either Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics, and at least a subsidiary pass in any other A’ level Subject

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering

A Diploma in a relevant Medical Technology

Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above

Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

1. Bachelor of Business Administration

Direct Entry

Two principal passes at A’level with at least one being either in Economics or Mathematics and a credit in Mathematics at UCE or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’level

Diploma Entry

Hold UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma recognized by the University or must have completed at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA

2. Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Direct Entry

Two principal passes at A’level with at least one being either in Economics or Mathematics and a credit in Mathematics at UCE or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’level

Diploma Entry

Hold UDBS or ODBS or HFM Diploma recognized by the University or must have completed at least level one of CPA, ACCA, or CIMA

3. Bachelor of Science in Economics

Direct Entry

Two principal passes at A’level with at least one being either in Economics or Mathematics and a credit in Mathematics at UCE or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’level

Diploma Entry

Hold a Diploma in any Business related field for an accredited institution

4. Bachelor of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in any A’level subjects

Diploma Entry

Hold a Diploma in Business related field with a Credit score from a recognized institution

Faculty of Computing and Informatics

1. Bachelor of Computer Science

Direct Entry

Two Principal Passes one of which MUST be in Mathematics and the other in any of the following subjects:- Physics, Chemistry, and/ or Economics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any ICT field

2. Bachelor of Information Technology

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in any ‘A’ level subjects and a credit in Mathematics at ‘O’ level (UCE) or Subsidiary Mathematics at A’ level

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any ICT field

Holders of CCNA must have certificate of completion of all four levels

3. Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Direct Entry

Two principal passes with one being in Mathematics (passed with minimum grade of D) and the other in any other science subject

A credit in Mathematics at ‘O’ level (UCE)

Diploma Entry

Hold a Diploma in: Software Engineering or Computer Science or Computer Programming or Information Technology or Computing and Data Science or Computer Networks and Data Security or Computer Forensics and Cyber Security.

Diploma in any other field that will be deemed relevant

Mature Entry

Must be 25 years and above and fulfill the Mature Age Entry Scheme requirements of Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

1. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Livelihoods and Farm Production

Direct Entry

Two principal passes at UACE or its equivalent in the following subjects: Agriculture, Foods and Nutrition, Biology or Chemistry and at least a subsidiary pass in any other A’ Level subject

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any Agricultural related field

2. Bachelor of Science in Gender and Applied Women Health

Direct Entry

Two principal passes at A’level

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any relevant field

3. Bachelor of Science in Planning and Community Development

Direct Entry

Two principal passes at A’level

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any relevant field

Faculty of Medicine

  1. Advanced Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Diploma Entry

Diploma or higher qualification in any relevant field

Evidence of prior experience of working with children and adolescents

Must be able to commit time to study and to undertake clinical work with children on a weekly basis at their workplace throughout the programme

Should demonstrate basic IT skills

2. Diploma in Counselling

Direct Entry

One principal pass and two subsidiary passes in any A’level subjects

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any relevant field

3. Diploma in Emergency Medicine

Diploma Entry

Clinical Officer or Registered Nurse

Evidence of completion of 2 years post-qualification clinical practice

Full registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council or Nursing Council or Allied Health Professionals’ Council, or equivalent

A current Certificate of Good Standing with the relevant Medical Council

Three letters of reference/recommendation from either former teachers or professional colleagues

Evidence of an adequate knowledge of clinical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology) which may be further assessed by a pre-course paper.

4. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.

Registered with Allied Health Professionals’ Council

Submit two reference reports one from current employer(s) and the other from the institution where the Diploma training was done.

Sit and pass an entrance examination consisting of three written papers in Clinical Chemistry, Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Histopathology, Microbiology, and Parasitology.

6.Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any Bio-medical Sciences.

Be registered by the Allied Health Professionals’ Council or the Uganda Nurses and Midwives’ Council

Preference will be given to those with experience of working under primary health care in a rural setting

The candidates who meet the above criteria will be required to sit for an entrance examination in General Paper, Anatomy, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Physiology

7. Bachelor of Nursing Science

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

Registered Nurses or Midwives or Comprehensive Nurses or Psychiatric Nurses or Paediatric Nurses

Registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council

Should have passed science subjects especially Mathematics and Chemistry at ‘O’ level

Sit and pass an entrance examination in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and General Paper

8. Bachelor of Pharmacy

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Pharmacy.

Should have passed Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English at O’ Level with at least a credit.

Sit and pass an entrance examination consisting of three written papers in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Natural products, Introduction to Dispensing and Physiology

9. Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least Subsidiary Pass in either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Pharmacy or Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology.

Should have passed Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English at O’ Level with at least a credit

10. Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and one of either Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in any one of the following: Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Orthopaedic Technology, Exercise Science, Nursing or Sports Science.

At least a credit in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at O’ Level or its equivalent

Sit and pass pre-entry exams

Faculty of Science

1. Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

A UCE certificate or its equivalent with a credit in two Science subjects i.e. Chemistry, Biology or Physics and a pass in Mathematics and English

2. Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

Direct Entry

A principal pass in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and a pass in Mathematics obtained at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent

Diploma Entry

Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology with at least a credit pass or its equivalent from a recognized institution

3. Bachelor of Science with Education (Physical)

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Science Education

4. Bachelor of Science with Education (Biological)

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Science Education

5. Bachelor of Science with Education (Chem/Math)

Direct Entry

Two principal passes in Mathematics and Chemistry

Diploma Entry

Diploma in Science Education