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Postal Address:
School of Computing and Informatics Technology,
Makerere University,
P.O.Box 7062,
Kampala, Uganda

Physical Address:
Plot 56, Makerere University Pool Road,
Wandegeya Kampala

Telephone: 256-414-540628/534560/9-9
Fax: 256-414-540620

General Contacts

Faculty Registrar: registrar[at]cit.mak.ac.ug This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
Tuition fee & other Payments: revenue[at]cit.mak.ac.ug This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
General info: info[at]cit.mak.ac.ug This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
CIT website: www.cit.mak.ac.ug

How to reach CIT

1. Public transport

From Old and New Taxi Parks:
Board Makerere University bound Buses (Locally known as Taxis (14 seater))
Stop: CIT

Walking distance to CIT from City Square is approximately 30 minutes.

2. By car

From the City Square take Bombo road up to the traffic lights in Wandegeya, turn left and follow Makerere Hill Road and branch off at University Road. CIT is the first building on the right through the roundabout (opposite Makerere University Guest House).

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The grant winning proposal titled €œAutomated Cargo Route and Vehicle Management; Investment in Computer Based Management for Improved Productivity and Profitability€„¢ was submitted under the Application for Technology Platform Mode 1 funding under the Uganda Millennium Science Initiative Component 1: Window C. The project that started in October 2008 is worth approximately US$ 56, 190. At the end of this project an application/software will be developed to facilitate the tracking and management of cargo vehicle that are involved in long route cargo handling.

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Projects & Collaborations

Written by Friday, 10 June 2011 18:51 Published in General comment

CIT is actively involved in a wide range of local and international ICT capacity building & research projects, collaborations and advisory services. These include long-term programmes of support with various teaching and research universities, governments and international organizations in Africa, Europe and USA. CIT project and collaboration activities in this field include human resource development, teaching inputs, curriculum development, contract research, policy advice on a wide range of computing and ICT issues. Such projects include:

Current Projects

    1. HP-UNESCO Brain Gain Initiative
    2. NPT Project on €˜Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the Four Public Universities in Uganda€„¢
    3. Connecting the EU & sub-Saharan Africa for ICT Partnerships (EuroAfriCa-ICT)
    4. EuroAfrica-ICT initiative
    5. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Academy Programme
  1. DSDI Project - OpenXdata 'Malaria Control Program € Rwanda'
  2. DSDI Project - OMEVAC (Open Mobile Electronic Vaccine Trials)
  3. DSDI Project - Ministry of Health ICT4Manpower Project
  4. National Software Incubation Centre (NSIC) changing the software landscape in Uganda
  5. Developing Staff-Training Programmes in ICT to Address Strategic Needs of IUCEA Member Universities
  6. CIT wins a grant under UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative
  7. Mobile Innovation and Enterprise
  8. Pan-African E-Network Tele-Education Project
  9. New Wave Technologies, Amtullah Globe Trotter Ltd, and CIT Scooped Millennium Science Initiative Grant
  10. AVOIR KEWL.NextGen E-Learning Project for African Universities
    • Animal Health Information System Project
  11. Creating Digital Content for Secondary Schools
  12. €˜Directory Service€„¢ Call Center

Education Activities

  1. Cisco Systems
    • CIT REGIONAL CISCO ACADEMY
    • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (WDP)
  2. Net Tel @Africa
  3. Microsoft
  4. IBM
  5. Google Inc.
  6. HP

Collaborations

  1. The Uganda Police Force
  2. The Council for Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) - Meraka Institute of CSIR
  3. The State University Of Zanzibar, Tanzania (SUZA) - Department of Computer Science
  4. The New Vision Group
  5. The East African Business Week (EABW)
  6. Fast Scanning
  7. First Exec Company
  8. Other Private Companies

Past Projects

  1. Nuffic project on €˜Building a Sustainable ICT Training Capacity in the Public Universities in Uganda€„¢.
  2. Low-class Communities Income-generating e-business: Outreach Action-driven e-business for Rural and Art-craft Women Communities
  3. NPT Project on €˜Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Uganda€„¢s Technical Colleges
  4. Department of Software Development & Innovations (DSDI) Projects
    • MobileHRS
    • Epihandy Mobile
    • HEITML
    • OpenMRS
    • E € Voting Application
    • Students€„¢ Results Management System Version 1.1
    • Records Management System Version 1.0
    • Human Resource Management System Version 1.0
    • Research Management System Version 1.0
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History & Awards

Written by Friday, 10 June 2011 18:44 Published in General comment

Brief History about CIT:
CIT was established by Makerere University Council on December 13, 2010 by upgrading the Faculty of Computer Science into a School with four Academic Departments; Computer Science, Networks, Information Technology and Information Systems. The Faculty of Computer Science and The Institute of Computer Science were established by Makerere University Council in 2004 and 1985 respectively.

Quick Facts about CIT

  • Established by the University Council on December 15, 2004 by upgrading the Institute of Computer Science (founded in 1985) into a Faculty of Computing & IT.
  • Has 4 academic departments: Computer Science; Information Technology; Information Systems; and Networks.
  • Has several service departments that focus on the following: ICT services; Software Development and Innovations; Finance; Registration & day today concerns of students; Research; Human Resource; Examinations and Academic Programmes; International/Corporate/Public Relations; and Quality Assurance.
  • Has a student population of 5000  excluding those on different short courses.
  • Has 100 academic staff of which 30 have PhD qualifications and receives on average 30 International visiting staff every year.
  • Has over 50 Local and International collaborations with Universities, Corporations, Private and Public Sector actors.
  • Has participated in and won several international awards.
  • Has 5 undergraduate programmes (with one more programme under discussion at the University Senate level.)
  • Offers 13 graduate programmes.
  • Offers 10 regular short courses in ICT and other related areas.
  • Runs a mid-night programme to cater for people who are time and financially-constrained.
  • Hosts an annual International Conference on Computing and ICT Research (ICCIR).
  • Hosts the International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR), ISSN 1818-1139[Print] ISSN 1996-1065 [Online]
  • Has $20 million worth of Investments in Infrastructure and other facilities.
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Dean SCITWelcome to the School of Computing and Informatics Technology website.

Welcome to the online platform of Makerere University’s School of Computing and Informatics technology (SCIT). At SCIT, we have a vision “to be a leader in Computing and Informatics Technology Education, Research and Knowledge transfer to the communities”. Our mission is to provide first class teaching, research and services in Computing and Informatics Technology responsive to national and international needs. We offer high quality teaching services and promote research activities together with outreach in the broad field of computer science, data communications and software engineering, information systems and information technology.

SCIT has a combined population of 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these, approximately 1,500 students graduate annually with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.  Our graduates are equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills that makes them competitive in the fast growing market of Computing and Informatics technologies. This knowledge and skills are offered through four academic departments of computer science, networks, information systems and information technology.

The department of Computer Science offers high quality teaching and research together with outreach in the broad field of computer science through the following programmes; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science. The department of Networks runs programs of Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Master in Data Communication and Software Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Data Communication and Software Engineering and PhD in Data Communication and Software Engineering. The department of Information Systems runs programs of Bachelor of Information Systems, Master in Information Systems, Postgraduate diploma in Information Systems, and PhD in Information Systems. The department of Information Technology offers the Bachelor of Information Technology, Masters in Information Technology, PhD in Information Technology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Our school conducts cutting edge research through four vibrant research groups of software and enterprise engineering, wireless networks and systems security, artificial intelligence, and the development informatics research groups.

A decision to join the SCIT whether as a student, faculty or visiting lecturer is a worthwhile investment in your life. We remain committed to offering you a good and enduring experience in the field of computer science, software engineering and informatics. Thank you for visiting us and hope you have been inspired enough to become part of our mission and vision.
Enjoy your stay.

Gilbert Maiga (PhD)
DEAN

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