Bach of Computer Science

INTRODUCTION

 1.1 BACKGROUND

Computers play and will play a dominant role in the socio-economic development of a nation. Advent of computers has ushered in the era of rapid developments and prosperity all over the advanced countries of the world. Many countries in the Far East have become economic giants because of the use of computers in all spheres of their economic activities. Developing countries like Bangladesh are also catching up with the rest of the world.  Computers if well utilized can play a major role as a means of economic enhancements in developing countries like Uganda.

With the importance of knowledge in the area of computer in perspective, Multitech Business School undertakes the responsibility to develop the human resources in this area through offering a degree program in computer science.

 1.2 PROGRAMME RATIONALE

The world is now in a dire need of problem solvers in the Information technology industry. The  Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc.CS) programme is supposed to produce experts in computing that enables one to solve complex and challenging problems in areas of software development, programming, web development, clinical systems analysis, and generally software engineering and applications analysis. The world is still in short supply of such experts and this programmes provides the solutions.

1.4 PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The BSc.CS degree will: –

  1. Develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in Computer Science.
  2. Create new ICT services by enabling society to create new jobs.
  3. Strengthen capacity and institutional building in Computer Science in tertiary institutions, the private and public sectors.
  4. Form a foundation for research in ICT applications.
  5. Provide ICT solutions and professionals in the Central region, Uganda and Africa at large.

 1.5 PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the programme graduates should be able to;

  1. Apply theoretical and practical skills in Computer Science.
  2. Create new ICT services by enabling society to create new jobs.
  3. Participate in institutional building in Computer Science in tertiary institutions, the private and public sectors.
  4. Participate in research in ICT applications.
  5. Provide ICT solutions and professionals in the Central region, Uganda and Africa at large.

1.6 CAREER PROSPECTS

The graduates from the BSc.CS Degree Programme are expected to take up positions such as Systems Analysts, Database Administrators, System Administrators, Network Administrators, Software Engineers, Computer Scientists, Lecturers, Researchers, Database Programmers, and Computer/Systems Programmers. Others will take up further studies in Computer Science related courses. 

The Programme targets three categories of people, namely A’ level certificate holders, Diploma holders in relevant Programmes, Mature entry students and Higher education certificate holders (HEC).

2.0 Nature and duration of the Programme

This is a full time day and evening privately sponsored programme. There will also be the evening programme that shall be only privately sponsored.

The duration for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc.CS) degree programme is three (3) academic years comprising 6 semesters and two recess terms. 

3.0 Regulations.

3.1. Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted for this programme, a candidate must satisfy the general minimum entry requirements of Multitech Business School in addition to the following shall hold:-

 Direct Entry.

A candidate must satisfy the general minimum entry requirements of Multitech Business School. In addition, the following regulations shall hold:

Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained: –

  1. The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five (5) or its equivalent, with credits in English and Mathematics.
  2. At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in any two subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Literature, Entrepreneurship, Technical Drawing and Fine Art).
  • For purposes of computing weighted points, the advanced level subjects shall be grouped and weighted as follows: –

Group

Weight

Subjects

Essential

 

3

Any best two done of; Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Literature, Religious Studies, Entrepreneurship, History, Technical Drawing and Fine Art.

Relevant

2

Second best done subjects of the remaining “A” Level subjects.

Desirable

1

General Paper

Others

0.5

Of remaining “A” Level subjects.

  Diploma Holders

  1. At least any second Class (lower division) diploma from a recognized institution.
  2. Candidates who hold a Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology from Multitech Business School with at least second class (lower division) shall be admitted to second year of Bachelor of Information Technology. Candidates who hold a pass class of the same diploma shall be admitted to first year of Bachelor of Information Technology.