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Computer Science

Overview

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.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time or part-time at all levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirements

Prior qualification in General Science (with emphasis on Physics and Elective Mathematics) is necessary for enrollment in this programme

WASSCE (Ghana)

• 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.

Diploma Holders

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.

Mature

• 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.

Postgraduate

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

PhD 

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. 

How Programme Is Assessed

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.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

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.

 

  1. Application analyst
  2. Applications developer
  3. Data analyst
  4. Database administrator
  5. Forensic computer analyst
  6. Game designer
  7. Games developer
  8. Information systems manager
  9. IT consultant
  10. Machine learning engineer
  11. Multimedia programmer
  12. SEO specialist
  13. Software engineer
  14. Systems analyst
  15. UX designer
  16. Web designer
  17. Web developer

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