Today’s world is powered by computers (Computer Scientists). You can now shop securely online; withdraw money from the ATM, process and print your documents in real-time; fly in the air in airplanes, print in 3D; know the sex of your baby before birth. – all these are just a few of the challenges that computer scientists are confronting every day by using their technical analysis, design and programming skills that they learn at university to create better and more intelligent tools for a more exciting and improved world. Computing Science encompasses both the theory as well as the practice of using or operating computers. This programme is usually ran for 4 years in most universities in Ghana.
This programme is widely taught as full time or part-time at all levels.
Prior qualification in General Science (with emphasis on Physics and Elective Mathematics) is necessary for enrollment in this programme
• Credit passes (A1 – C6) in core subjects • Credit passes in Elective Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.
WASSCE/SSSCE West African Sub-Region
• An applicant must have at least credits (A1 - C6) in English, Core subjects and three relevant elective subjects • Total aggregate must not exceed 24 for the sciences and 30 for the humanities.
Candidates with the Ordinary Diploma or Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised University or Polytechnic with a good Second Class Lower or Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 70% and above after a successful interview (depending on the university) would be admitted into the second year of the Programme.
• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. • Must pass a University Entrance Exam.
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
• Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. • They must also have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level
American High School Grade 12
An applicant must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0.
Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University
Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.
From games developer to manager of IT and communications services, you'll have a range of opportunities open to you as a computer science graduate.
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