Automatic filling of properties based on value list

Hi all,

Right now I have 2 value lists. For insance

Department Code
- Eng

- IT



- Engineering

- Information Technology

- Finance

Let's say I have this 1 class and I want that whenever I key in the department code, the department will be automatically filled in. I am aware that we can do this if I create an object called Department with the relevant properties. And when I choose, that object, the other properties will be filled in.

However, this is not the case as I am using the value list. Is it possible to have the field auto populated even though I am not referencing the property to the object ?