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At Uganda Christian University, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc.CS) Degree Programme is a three year full-time degree Programme that normally starts in September Semester and targets prospective students with some background in Mathematics or Physics. The majority of graduates from the BSc.CS. degree Programme are expected to take up positions such as Database Administrators, System Administrators, Network Administrators, Software Engineers, Computer Scientists, Computer Science Lecturers, Researchers, Database Programmers, and Computer/Systems Programmers. The graduates of BSc.CS have a broader area of specialty choice that they can make if desire to pursue further studies.

The BSc.CS Degree Programme is offered to satisfy the increasing demand for Computer Scientists in both the private and public sectors and provide a basis for Postgraduate Studies in computer science or related area. It also provides an avenue to those already engaged in the ICT sector without a degree qualification in Computer Science to enhance their knowledge and skills and obtain formal qualifications.

The knowledge and skills gained by BSc.CS graduates include Software Engineering, Data Communication Networks design and management, Systems Administration, Information Security, Mobile Computing as well as relevant applied research to develop and/or maintain appropriate and sustainable technical solutions to computing and ICT problems in variety of fields including: Telecommunication, Banking, Education, Governance, Medical, Engineering and Technology, etc. Therefore our graduates have competitive advantage to work with national and International organisations in wide-ranging fields. (Source: Uganda Christian University, School of Science&Technology website)

Course Entry Requirements

Ugandan applicants: Applicants should hold at least

  1. UACE certificate with at least 2 principal passes (one of which must be in Mathematics or Physics) at the same sitting; OR
  2. Diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or its equivalence OR
  3. A Pass in Mature Age Examination

International applicants: Applicants must have qualifications that are recognized for University entry in their respective countries for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree or equivalent.

(Source: Uganda Christian University, School of Science&Technology website)

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Where Graduates Work

Increasingly, employers are seeking graduates with high-level computing skills, and the ability to apply them in innovative ways to solve the problems facing their organisations. Opportunities exist in fields as diverse as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, and public services - virtually all areas of business and society. Employers, from large multinational firms such as EA Electronic Arts , IBM and Microsoft to small local organisations, actively target our students, recognising that Manchester Computer Science graduates are equipped with the skills that enable them to excel in a whole host of positions, including many that are not traditionally associated with computing graduates.
Accrediting organisations
British Computer Society (BCS)

(Source: Uganda Christian University, School of Science&Technology website)

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