This programme offers a course of study leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science. It focuses on areas such as algorithms, programming environments, computing, artificial intelligence and expert systems. It is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth. The program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.
Study Plans (Plan A and Plan B): The students on the M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree Programme can follow PlanA or PlanB study plans:
* Plan A Students are required to take two semesters of course work and two semesters of dissertation.
* Plan B Students are required to take three semesters of coursework and one semester of a project.
Objectives and Justification of the M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree programme are:
To build human resource capacity in computer science discipline in both the public and private sectors, especially in universities; To generate a pool of highly qualified candidates for the PhD in Computer Science programme; To address the increasing demand for computer science training at master's degree level; To develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in computer science discipline.
The Master of Science in Computer Science Degree Programme is offered to give an opportunity to prospective students to undertake training in computer science at a master's degree level within Uganda. This programme also provides an avenue to those already engaged in the ICT-sector without master's degree qualifications in ICT to join the M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree Programme. The M.Sc. in Computer Science degree programme helps in building teaching and research capacity in the universities, especially in the public universities and other tertiary institutions. The M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree Programme is also a core programme for the Centre of Excellence in ICT Training and Research being established at the School of Computing and Informatics Technology.
The M.Sc.CSC. Degree Programme enhances ICT private sector growth especially in the area of outsourcing by providing the required ICT professionals.
To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science a full-time candidate on:
* Plan A is required to obtain a minimum of 30 credit units for courses passed including all the compulsory courses and a Master's Dissertation.
* Plan B is required to obtain a minimum of 45 credit units for courses passed including all the compulsory courses and a Master's Project within a period stipulated by the School of Graduate Studies, usually not exceeding five (5) years from the date of registration.