Computing, information and electronic communication technologies form the engine that powers the most competitive economies of the World. This important consideration drove Maseno University into incorporating the teaching of information technology (IT) into all her undergraduate degree programmes about five years ago. The University currently produces graduates who are much sought-after and are playing leading roles in virtually all the sectors of the Kenyan economy and beyond. The School of Computing and Informatics was established in August 2011. It supersedes the Department of Computer Science and Technology. To enable it to fulfill its mission, the School is planned for growth into a structure that will ultimately comprise six units:
Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Department of Information Systems, Department of Computer Engineering, Department of Software Engineering Information Technology Enterprise Center (ITEC).
The first five units offer academic programmes in specific areas of computer science and technology. ITEC will be a business/industrial interface between the School and the external world. This semiacademic unit will supersede the Kisumu City College Campus-based Maseno Information Technology Center (MITC). The School is currently in the process of establishing the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Information Technology and ITEC.