Certificate in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

Course Code: CDSAI

Level: Certificate

Duration: 2 Years

The Certificate in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to work within the two (2) strongly complementary areas Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, with both following under the broader category of Computer Science.

Data science is a domain of study that deals with vast volumes of data using modern tools and techniques to find unseen patterns, derive meaningful information, and guide decision-making. Data science uses complex machine learning algorithms to build predictive models.

On the other hand, Artificial Intelligence as a branch of computer science that deals with building smart machines that are capable of performing complex tasks that normally require human interference and intelligence. It combines data science with real-life data to leverage machines and computers to imitate the decision-making and problem-solving capabilities that the human mind has

The Certificate in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to start a career in these sectors, in order to meet the growing demand and skills gaps in this area of specialization.


By the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Develop relevant programming abilities.
  • Develop proficiency with statistical analysis of data.
  • Develop the ability to build and assess data-based models.
  • Develop skill in data management.
  • Understand the impact of AI systems to organizations and future of work.
  • Attain an academic qualification to enable students pursue further studies in relevant / related fields.


Year 1 Semester I

  • CSAI111 Introduction to Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
  • CCS112 Computational Mathematics I
  • CCS114 Computer Architecture
  • CCS111 Introduction to Computing & IT
  • CJM115 Communication Skills

Year 1 Semester II

  • CCS122 Computational Mathematics II
  • CSAI122 Data Science & Communications
  • CCS124 Introduction to Programming and Programming Methodology
  • CSE125 Systems Analysis and Design
  • CSAI123 Database Management Systems

Year 2 Semester I

  • CSAI211 Data Structures & Algorithms Design
  • CSAI212 Data Visualization and Analysis
  • CSAI213 Data Protection & Intellectual Property Rights
  • CSAI214 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • CSAI215 Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Year 2 Semester II

  • CSAI221 Basic of Electronics Engineering
  • CEI222 Technology Strategy & Innovation
  • CSAI223 Big Data & Machine Learning
  • CSAI224 Data Warehousing
  • CSAI225 Final Year Project/Thesis

Industrial training

  • CSAI226 Industrial Attachment (8 weeks)


Students who study this course have careers as Data Officers, Data Analyst Officers, Machine Learning Officers, Statisticians / Mathematicians, Business IT Officers, Customer Experience Officers, Research Officers, Software Engineering Officers, AI Officer, Data Mining Officers, among other similar roles.


Option A

A person may be admitted to the Certificate programme if the person has at least a credit in mathematics, and at least a credit in any two of; ICT, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Entrepreneurship, Commerce, or Technical Drawing obtained at U.C.E at the same sitting.

Option B

A Certificate of in a related field of study of at least 6 months minimum study time.


Semester I

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)450,000/=$275
Functional Fees (Payable once a year)280,000/=$125

Semester II

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)450,000/=$275
Functional FeesN/AN/A