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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Computer Science & Technology offers Courses which together with other University and the School of Computing and Informatics approved courses lead to Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Technology. The Programme offers training in both Hardware and Software.

OBJECTIVES
Graduates of the BSc Computer Science and Technology shall: -

a) have adequate knowledge and skills in Computer hardware and software so as to be able to work independently as Computer hardware or software specialists.

b) be able to take up employment in Computer industry, research Institutions or any other relevant private and public sectors.

c) be able to undertake postgraduate studies and research in related areas of specialization.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To be admitted into the B.Sc. Computer Science and Technology programme, a candidate must satisfy the minimum University and Faculty of Science admission requirements. Candidates should further meet one of the following minimum requirements:

a) KCSE Candidates must have passed with at least mean grade of C+ and C+ or above in mathematics and Physics or Physical science.

b) Diploma in Computer Studies/Diploma in Information Technology/Diploma in

c) Electrical/Electronic Engineering

d) Candidates with the Kenya National Examinations Council Diploma in Computer

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The duration of the programme shall normally be EIGHT semesters.

DEGREE STRUCTURE
The courses are offered in units and a unit is defined as one hour lecture or two hours tutorial or three hours practical session per week per semester. In the first year of study, all students shall take 47 core units from the department. In the second year of study, students shall take 44 core units from the department. In third year the students shall begin specialising in either Computer Science or Computer Technology disciplines. Both Computer Technology option and Computer Science option students will take 22 core units. In the fourth year of study, Computer Technology option students shall take 21 core units while Computer Science option students shall take 19 core units.

There will be an industrial attachment in the second semester of the fourth year covering 3 months.

 EXAMINATIONS

a) The University and Faculty of Science Examination regulations shall apply.

b) Examinations shall be held at the end of the semester in which the courses are taught.

c) All taught courses shall each be assessed by a two hour written examination on stituting 70% of the total marks. Continuous assessment shall be based on written tests, assignments and practical work constituting 30% of the total marks.

d) During industrial attachment, there will be field assessment constituting 30%, a written report for the project undertaken constituting 50% and an oral examination constituting 20% of the total marks.