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The Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology is a two-year full-time privately sponsored programme open to all applicants that meet the minimum requirements for the diploma programmes at Makerere University. This programme introduces computer science and information technology and other related areas and forms a solid basis for someone wishing to pursue a career in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or any other related field. The majority of the Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology holders are expected to take up positions such as Web Designers, Web Administrators, Database Administrators, System Administrators, Network Administrators, IT Managers, and Programmers. Other diploma holders can take up further studies leading to a degree award in areas such as Computer Science and Information Technology. 

Objectives:

  • Provide qualifying candidates a chance to take the Diploma in Computer Science and IT.
  • Develop personnel with theoretical and practical skills through hands on training in Computer Science and IT.
  • Produce diploma holders in the Computer Science and IT discipline.

Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the award of the degree of Diploma in Computer Science and IT (Computer Science option) a candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 73 credit units for courses passed (51 credit units for Core courses and 22 credit units for Elective Courses).

To qualify for the award of the degree of Diploma in Computer Science and IT (Information Technology option) a candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 73 credit units for courses passed (47 credit units for Core courses and 26 credit units for Elective Courses).

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The Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology is a two-year full-time privately sponsored programme open to all applicants that meet the minimum requirements for the diploma programmes at Makerere University. This programme introduces computer science and information technology and other related areas and forms a solid basis for someone wishing to pursue a career in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or any other related field. The majority of the Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology holders are expected to take up positions such as Web Designers, Web Administrators, Database Administrators, System Administrators, Network Administrators, IT Managers, and Programmers. Other diploma holders can take up further studies leading to a degree award in areas such as Computer Science and Information Technology. 

Objectives:

  • Provide qualifying candidates a chance to take the Diploma in Computer Science and IT.
  • Develop personnel with theoretical and practical skills through hands on training in Computer Science and IT.
  • Produce diploma holders in the Computer Science and IT discipline.

Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the award of the degree of Diploma in Computer Science and IT (Computer Science option) a candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 73 credit units for courses passed (51 credit units for Core courses and 22 credit units for Elective Courses).

To qualify for the award of the degree of Diploma in Computer Science and IT (Information Technology option) a candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 73 credit units for courses passed (47 credit units for Core courses and 26 credit units for Elective Courses).

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Written by Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:52 Published in CS Undergraduate Programmes comment

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.Sc.CSC.) Degree Programme is a three year full-time degree programme that targets prospective students with some background in Mathematics. The majority of graduates from the B.Sc.CSC. Degree Programme are expected to take up positions such as Database Administrators, System Administrators, Network Administrators, Software Engineers, Computer Scientists, Computer Science Lecturers, Researchers, Database Programmers, and Computer/Systems Programmers. Computer Science graduates have a wider area of career paths that they can follow while pursuing further studies such as Computer Science, Data Communications, software Engineering.

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This programme offers a course of study leading to the postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS). 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.

Objectives and Justification
To build human resource capacity in computer science discipline in both the public and private sectors, especially in universities; to generate a pool of candidates for the M.Sc. in Computer Science programme; to address the increasing demand for computer science training at Postgraduate diploma level; to develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in the ICT sector.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS) Programme is offered to give an opportunity to prospective students to undertake training in Postgraduate diploma level within Uganda. This programme also provides an avenue to those already engaged in the ICT-sector without Postgraduate diploma qualifications in ICT to join the PGDCS Programme. The PGDCS Programme is also a core programme for the Centre of Excellence in Computing and ICT Training and Research being established at the School of Computing and Information Technology.

The PGDCS Programme enhances ICT private sector growth especially in the area of outsourcing by providing the required Computing and Computing and ICT professionals. PGDCS graduates have the opportunity to join the M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2nd year of study.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, a full-time candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 30 credit units for courses passed including all the compulsory courses and the Postgraduate diploma project within a period stipulated by the School of Graduate Studies, usually not exceeding three (3) years from the date of registration.

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MSc in Computer Science

Written by Monday, 27 June 2011 11:14 Published in Cs Graduate Programmes comment

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.

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The research in computer science focuses on areas such as human computer interaction, programming environments, distributed computing, natural computing, Logic in Computer Science, algorithms and complexity, algebraic specifications, formal languages, language-theoretic modelling, computational geometry, modelling and simulation, artificial intelligence and expert systems. Other research areas include: a. Bio-Informatics: 


The research on applying computers in solving molecular biology problems (crosscutting problems) is on the increase. The research focuses on areas such as the development of new methods and programs aiming at solving molecular biology problems. This includes analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences and structures; work on problems within functional genomics and especially on the analysis of data on the activity of genes and gene products (proteins); general techniques from a variety of fields used, including algorithm development, formal languages, databases and knowledge technology.

b. Networks: The research focuses on areas such as Internet, network and computer security; the relationship between quality of service and e-commerce (e-business); network optimization; traffic management, compression and optimization; Pricing issues in multi-service networks; and network architectural design.

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Undergraduate Programmes - Computer Science

Written by Tuesday, 14 June 2011 22:15 Published in Computer Science comment

The Department of Computer Science remains the core of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology. The growth from a subject in the Department of Mathematics (Faculty of Science) to an Institute up to its current status of a Faculty has been possible because of this department. The growth in the department has been realised in both scope of the academic programs offered and the human resource capacity.

The objective of the Department is to develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in Computer Science and build a management capacity with a practical orientation needed to link up the Computer Science sector with the industries.

The department runs the following programmes;

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Graduate Programmes

Written by Tuesday, 14 June 2011 22:04 Published in Computer Science comment

The Department of Computer Science remains the core of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology. The growth from a subject in the Department of Mathematics (Faculty of Science) to an Institute up to its current status of a School has been possible because of this department. The growth in the department has been realised in both scope of the academic programs offered and the human resource capacity.

The objective of the Department is to develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in Computer Science and build a management capacity with a practical orientation needed to link up the Computer Science sector with the industries.

The department runs the following programmes;

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Message from HoD Computer Science

Written by Tuesday, 14 June 2011 21:51 Published in Computer Science comment

Dear visitor,
I warmly welcome you to the website for the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University. In the Department of Computer Science, we seek to contribute to national and regional development through high quality teaching, research and outreach in the field of computer science. We have academic programs which we continuously enrich so as to meet the the changing needs of the computing world.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Written by Tuesday, 14 June 2011 21:51 Published in Computer Science comment

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The Department of Computer Science is one of the four academic departments in the School of Computing and Informatics Technology. It aims at offering high quality teaching and research together with outreach in the broad field of computer science.

Academic wise, the department runs the Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology, The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, The Master of Science in Computer Science and The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. More information can be got on the 'programs' link.

In research, the school carries out research in a wide range of areas. Currently, focus is being put on Intelligent systems, pattern recognition, image processing and security. More information can be got from the research link and publications can be got from individual staff pages.

The department strives to offer high quality education, research and outreach. This website is meant to offer you complete information about the department and its activities. It is our hope that you will get the information you need the way you need it.

Entry Requirements:

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained:-

  1. At least a principle pass in Mathematics in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent
  2. At least two principle passes at the same sitting in UACE in any of the following subjects: - Economics, Entrepreneurship, Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  3. A minimum weighted point set by the Makerere University Admissions Board.

Diploma Entry

For a candidate to be admitted via the diploma scheme, he/she must:

  1. Have at least 5 passes got at the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent, with credits in English and Mathematics
  2. 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
  3. 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.

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