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Diploma in Computer Science

Introduction
This course has been designed not only to emphasize on the academic theories and the practical application of computer science, but also to take into considerations the future development of the computer science discipline. It therefore covers most aspects of Information Technology, System analysis and software development.

Objectives
The objectives of the Diploma in Computer Science DICS are to: -

  • Prepare students for progression to ICT degree courses.
  • Equip students with the competence and confidence to evaluate ICT requirements in Business and implement effective ICT solutions.
  • Produce competent, confident and well-rounded students capable of formal employment in the ICT industry, research Institutions or any other relevant private and public sectors.
  • Equip students with skills necessary to use ICT proficiently in day-to-day business.
  • Produce competent, confident and well-rounded students capable of self-employment in the ICT industry & Business.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted into Diploma in Computer Science, a candidate must satisfy the minimum admission requirements of City University of Science and Technology as follows:
i. Credit or better in 5 subjects inclusive English and Mathematics; or

ii. Certificate in IT from a recognized institution with 3 credits or better including English and Mathematics.
iii. Any other qualification approved by University Senate.

Duration
2 years

Career relevance

Research has shown that IT and telecommunications now employs 2 in 20 of the African workforce. It also suggests the digital sector will need nearly 3,000,000 new recruits by 2020 to meet the demand for skills in this area.

This diploma course opens the way for a wide range of IT-related careers. Growth areas and areas of high demand include cyber security, mobile development, cloud computing and the management of big data, in roles such as:

  • Programming
  • Systems management
  • Database administration
  • Software engineering
  • Systems analysis
  • Systems design

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Method

·         Lecture,

·         Group discussion, and

·         Oral presentation.

Teaching Media

·         Lecture handouts,

·         Transparency notes,

·         Multimedia

·         Ebooks and

·         Video tutorials

Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement

·         Course work Assignments

·         Written examination

·         Group activities

Student’s achievement will be evaluated according to the University standard,using the symbols: A, B, B+, C, C+, C, D+, D and F. The passmark for any course unit is 45%.