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To be admitted to any programme, candidates MUST fulfill the general Makerere University entry requirements for the respective programmes. In addition, candidates MUST fulfill the following requirements for programmes in the School of Computing and IT.

Programmes:

  • Bachelors Degree Programmes
  • Undergraduate Diploma Programme

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes:

Programme Direct Entry Diploma
Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology    
BSc. in Computer Science

Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained:-

• At least a principle pass in Mathematics in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent

• At least two principle passes at the same sitting in UACE in any of the following subjects: - Economics, Entrepreneurship,

Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

• A minimum weighted point set by the Makerere University Admissions Board.

i. Have at least 5 passes got at the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent, with credits in English and

Mathematics

ii. Have at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes from the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of

Education (UACE) or its equivalent

iii. Have a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology of Makerere University or have at least a Second class

(lower division) diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, and Statistics or any other diploma with

Mathematics, Computer Science, or Information Technology as one of the subjects. The diploma must be from an

Institution recognized by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda.

Bachelor of Information Technology

i. The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent, with credits in English and Mathematics.

ii. At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in any two subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Chemistry and Biology and Entrepreneurship

i. At least any second Class (lower division) diploma from a recognized institution.

ii. Candidates who hold a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from Makerere University with at least second class (lower division) shall be admitted to second year of Bachelor of Information Technology. Candidates who hold a pass class of the same diploma shall be admitted to first year of Bachelor of Information Technology.

Bachelor of Information Systems Candidates must have a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with credits in English and Mathematics. Applicants should possess at least a second class (lower division) Diploma in Computer Science or any other Diploma with Business or Computing aspects from any recognized institution.
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

A candidate must satisfy the general minimum entry requirements of Makerere University. In addition, the following

regulations shall hold: Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained: !

• The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent, with credits in English and Mathematics.

• At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in

any two subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Literature and

Entrepreneurship).

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