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Mr. Businge Phelix

PhD (Cand,) Msc, BCI

Department of Applied Science and Technology

The HoD of Applied Science would like to welcome you to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Website and Specifically to Department of Applied Science and Technology.

The Department will prepare any postgraduate persons on how develop and implement new software for local and international use, Applying IT best practices to productivity and competitive advantage and displaying awareness in the advances of computer and Internet technologies and so many other areas.

Thank you for taking your time to get this information.

Mr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi Abwooli

Ag. HoD Applied Science and Technology


 

The Unit of Computer Science has the following course at masters and Postgraduate Diploma.

1. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

2. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

4. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

(MSc.CS)

1. Aim of the Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc.CSc) is a two-year day and evening and weekend degree programme. Its aim is to prepare postgraduate persons capable of developing and implementing new software for local and international use, reengineering existing software for required application and conducting in-depth research and troubleshooting in the computer science field. The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals and individual research projects.

1.1 Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the Master of Science in Computer Science degree programme shall be to prepare postgraduates capable to do the following.

i) Elicit user requirements

ii) Develop algorithms

iii) Analyse algorithms

iv) Develop software for local and international use

v) Program in low and high level languages

vi) Implement databases

vii) Implement network systems

viii) Administer network systems

ix) Develop and maintain web sites

x) Implement management information systems

xi) Oversee computer and information security

xii) Conduct in-depth research in the field of computing

xiii) Carry out project planning and management

xiv) Manage human resource

2. Types of courses

Courses are classified in three categories: CORE (compulsory), which must be taken by a student in order to qualify for the award of the degree; ELECTIVE, which may be taken by a student to make up the minimum unit requirements for the award of the degree and AUDITED, which a student may attend but shall not be examined in.

3. Admission Requirements

One will first satisfy the general requirements for admission to Kampala International University prior to being considered for admission to the programme. Admission to the programme shall be open to the following category of candidate.

i) Holder of a minimum of second class honours undergraduate degree that has content rich in computer science, information technology or mathematics;

ii) Holder of postgraduate diploma in computer science;

iii) Person that possesses demonstrable wide experience n the practice of computer science.

4. Programme Structure

The programme consists of taught courses and individual research project.

5. This course is offered in Day, Evening and Weekend Sessions



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN IT

1. Aim of the Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc.IT.) is a two-year day and evening plus weekend degree programme. Its aim is to prepare postgraduate persons capable of articulating theories that underpin information technology, applying IT best practices to productivity and competitive advantage, displaying awareness in the advances of computer and Internet technologies, applying the central issues of hardware and software life cycles for required application and conducting in-depth research and troubleshooting in the information technology field. The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals and individual research projects.

1.1 Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the Master of Science in Information Technology degree programme shall be to prepare postgraduates capable to do the following.

i) Apply IT best practices for productivity and competitive edge

ii) Applying the central issues of hardware and software life cycles for required application Analyse algorithms

iii) Develop and maintain web sites

iv) Oversee computer and information security

v) Conduct in-depth research in the field of information technology

vi) Carry out project planning and management

vii) Manage human resource

2. Types of Courses

Courses are classified in three categories: CORE (compulsory), which must be taken by a student in order to qualify for the award of the degree; ELECTIVE, which may be taken by a student to make up the minimum unit requirements for the award of the degree and AUDITED, which a student may attend but shall not be examined in.

3. Admission Requirements

One will first satisfy the general requirements for admission to Kampala International University prior to being considered for admission to the programme. Admission to the programme shall be open to the following category of candidate.

iv) Holder of a minimum of second class honours undergraduate degree that has content rich in computer science, software engineering, information technology or mathematics;

v) Holder of postgraduate diploma in computer science or information technology;

vi) Person that possesses demonstrable wide experience in the practice of information technology.

4. Programme Structure

The programme consists of taught courses and individual research project.

5. This course is offered in Day, Evening and Weekend Sessions


 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROGRAMME

(MSc. SSE.)

1. Aim of the Master of Science in Software Engineering

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSc.SWEng.) is a two-year day and evening degree programme. Its aim is to prepare postgraduate persons capable of effective teams that engineer large software for local and international use, manage teams involved in developing large software, cost large software for required application and conduct in-depth research and troubleshooting in the software engineering field. The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals and individual research projects.

1.1 Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the Master of Science in Software Engineering degree programme shall be to prepare postgraduates capable to do the following.

viii) Elicit user requirements

ix) Develop algorithms

x) Analyse algorithms

xi) Program in low and high level languages

xii) Prove program correctness

xiii) Develop large software for local and international use

xiv) Manage teams involved in development of large software

xv) Cost large software

xvi) Develop and maintain web sites

xvii) Oversee computer and information security

xviii) Conduct in-depth research in the field of software engineering

xix) Carry out project planning and management

xx) Manage human resource

2. Types of Courses

Courses are classified in three categories: CORE (compulsory), which must be taken by a student in order to qualify for the award of the degree; ELECTIVE, which may be taken by a student to make up the minimum unit requirements for the award of the degree and AUDITED, which a student may attend but shall not be examined in.

3. Admission Requirements

One will first satisfy the general requirements for admission to Kampala International University prior to being considered for admission to the programme. Admission to the programme shall be open to the following category of candidate.

vii) Holder of a minimum of second class honours undergraduate degree that has content rich in computer science, software engineering or mathematics;

viii) Holder of postgraduate diploma in computer science or software engineering;

ix) Person that possesses demonstrable wide experience n the practice of software engineering.

4. Programme Structure

The programme consists of taught courses and individual research project.

5. This course is offered in Day and Evening


 

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

(PGDCS)

Preamble

This programme is designed to provide knowledge and skills in computing to University graduates of all disciplines. The programme mainly offers practical skills. Students can implement these skills in their respective areas of expertise.

Objectives of Programme

  • To train students in use of computer application packages needed for day-to-day office work.
  • To train students in basic programming skills and methodologies applicable in computer program design
  • For students to acquire computer networks operation principles and network implementation procedures
  • To offer students database design principles and programming needed in information processing.
  • To equip students with knowledge and skills in computer hardware and software
  • To train students in developing internet application software

Target population

Non-computing graduates from recognized Universities.

Admission requirements

Minimum requirement for admission is first degree from a recognized University

Duration

One year

Assessment and Examination

Progressive Assessment (Course work) carries 40%

End of semester Examination takes 60%

Pass mark is 60%

This course is offered in Day, Evening Sessions

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