BACHELOR OF RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT (BRAM)

The East African School of Library and Information Science was set up in 1963 as a regional institution for training of Library and Information Science personnel by agreement of the Government of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The School is a fully-fledged teaching department of Makerere University.

Library and Information Science is a service-oriented discipline that requires practical skills of different types.  To satisfy that need, computer laboratories, audio-visual laboratory, book processing unit, desktop publishing unit have been established.

The School also takes students for field trips to introduce them to the records offices, archival institutions, paper-making factories and printing establishments.

It is the aim of the School to educate and train a work force for the development of information services and records management.  At present, the School is running the following programmes:

  • PhD in Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Science (MSc. Inf. Science)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Librarianship (PGDL)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) both Day and Evening
  • Bachelors of Records and Archives Management (BRAM)
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS)
  • Diploma in Records and Archives Management (DRAM)
  • Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The BRAM programme has the following objectives:

  • To build Human Resources capacity for the various government and private sector records and archives management institutions
  • To equip students with knowledge and skills for managing different types of records, archives and information institutions.
  • To prepare students for further professional growth in records, archives and information management.

TARGET GROUP

The following will be eligible to apply for BRAM

  • A-level leavers or equivalent
  • Mature age students and
  • Holders of Diploma in Records and Archives Management, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Diploma in Information Management, Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Science, Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Diploma in Public Administration or related from any recognized institution
  • Graduates who have interest in developing a career in records and archives management.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the programme shall be through any of the four avenues:

  • Direct Entry
  • Mature Age Scheme
  • Diploma Holders Scheme
  • Degree Holders

An applicant must have obtained at least two principle passes in Sciences or Arts subjects at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent and must also possess a certificate of the Uganda Certificate Education (UCE) or its equivalent.

For purposes of admission into the BRAM programme, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

Essential Subjects Relevant Subjects Desirable Subjects Others
Two best done of ALL A-level subjects Third best done of ALL A-level subjects General Paper, Sub-Maths ALL others

Mature Age Entry

Admission may be by Mature Age Entry Scheme after passing two special mature age university examinations in aptitude and specialized knowledge relevant to records and archives management.

Diploma Entry

Holders of Diploma in Records and Archives Management, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Diploma in Information Management, Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Science, Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Diploma in Public Administration or related from any recognized institution may be admitted to the BRAM programme. The applicants should have obtained a Credit Class Diploma.

Degree

Holders of any Degree from a recognized university or institution of Higher learning may be admitted to the BRAM programme.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
             
YEAR ONE

Semester 1 Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
Core Course BRM 1101

BRM 1102
BRM 1103

BRM 1104
BLS 1111
BLS 1112

Principles of Records and Archives management.
Organization and Office systems
Paleography and Oral history management
Supplies and Materials Management
Information Technology I
Communication Skills and Practice
 

3
3

3
3
4
3

 

45
30

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
60
30

 

45
45

45
45
60
45

Electives None None - - - -
    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 19      

 

Semester 2 Code Course Name CU LH PH CH
Core Course BRM 1201
BRM 1202
BRM 1203
BRM 1204
BRM 1205

 

BRM 1206

Papermaking and Reprography
Audiovisual Records Management
Classification and Cataloguing
Applied Organizational Psychology
Government Information Resources and Systems

Information Technology II

3
3
4
3

3

4

30
30
30
30

45

30

30
30
60
30

 

60

45
45
60
45

45

60

Electives None None - - - -
    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 20      

YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course BRM 2101

BRM 2102

BRM 2103
BLS 2215
BRM 2104
BRM 2105

Information and Documentation Services
Ethics in Records and Archives Management
Records Processing and Organization
Database Management Systems
Desktop Publishing and Editing
Research Methods

3

3

3
4
4
3

30

45

30
30
30
45

30

 

30
60
60

45

45

45
60
60
45

Electives None None

-

-

-

-

    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

20

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course BRM 2201

BLS 3115

BRM 2202
BRM 2203
BRM 2204

BRM 2205

Management Principles and Practices
Analysis of Records Management systems
Health Records management
Archives Administration
Records Storage and Security
Research Data Analysis

3
3

3
3
3
3

45
30

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
30
30

45
45

45
45
45
45

Electives None None - - - -
    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

18

     

RECESS TERM

Recess Term

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course BRM 2301 Field Attachment

5

 

300

 

Electives None None

-

-

-

-

    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

5

 

 

 

YEAR THREE

Semester 1

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course BRM 3101
BRM 3102
BRM 3103
BLS 3214

BLS 3121

Project Planning and Management
Management of Business Records
Preservation and Conservation
Automation of Records Management Systems
Website Development and Internet Technology

3
3
3
4

 

4

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
30
60

 

60

45
45
45
60

 

60

Electives None None

-

-

-

-

    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

17

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course BRM 3201
BRM 3202

BRM 3203
BLS 3215
BRM 3204

Management of Museums
Managing of Records and Archives Institutions
Management of Electronic Records
Records Management and the Law
Project

3
3

4
3
6

45
30

30
45

 

30

60

150

45
45

60
45
75

Electives None None

-

-

-

-

    TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

19

 

 

 

 

TOTAL MINIMUM GRADUATION CU REQUIREMENT


YEAR 1
SEM 1 CU

YEAR 1
SEM 2 CU

YEAR 2
SEM 1 CU

YEAR  2
SEM 2 CU

RECESS
TERM

YEAR 3
SEM 1 CU

YEAR 3
SEM 2 CU

TOTAL
CU

19

20

20

18

5

17

19

118

 

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