Department of Computing and Information Science

 

Welcome to the Department of Computing and Information Science under the School of Science and Technology. The department provides a variety of market-driven academic programmes that produces wholesome individuals who are intellectually, spiritually and physically developed in order to exploit the opportunities available for development and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to solve societal problems.

These academic programmes range from professional certifications to Masters Degree programmes facilitated by highly skilled personnel. The university has provided a conducive learning environment and the Department of Computer Science has taken full advantage to provide both synchronous and asynchronous learning through ICT and face-to-face student-centered learning. We have well equipped computer laboratories for both software and hardware practical learning.

The Department recognizes that learning has evolved from traditional face-to-face-lecture-hall/lab learning to ICT in the delivery of higher education, thus we are using ICT tools such as Interactive White Board (IWB) and E-learning as instructional content management tools that capture learning experiences delivered from incorporation of a wide variety of learning strategies through uploaded reading materials.

In addition to high quality programmes, we have industry linkages (ten collaborations/partnerships) to prepare market-ready students and one such partnership is with Sevenseas Technology LTD under the K4Life programme that provides free training to students on various courses that enable them understand the different services in the Kenyan ICT industry. Therefore, we respond to the vision 2030’s call to the higher education sector to increase the number of students graduating with relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes.

VISION

To be a world leading University nurturing a new generation of professionals in the Computer Science and Business Information Industry.

MISSION

To submit to the development of our society by providing highly qualified graduates who are passionate about making the world a better place.

PURPOSE

This department offers the students prime knowledge and skills to prepare them for the wide range of disciplines that are currently present in the Industry. Our students are also educated on a platform that prepares them for new and emerging fields within this sector. Studies on ethics and professionalism are to be imprinted in the students in a bid to ensure that they remain true to the principles of their career industry. This also prepares students to have the confidence and charisma that is required in their line of career.

CAREER OPTIONS

After successful completion in the programs offered in this department, graduates can venture into are very exciting and lucrative industry.

The following are some of the industries offering career opportunities in this field of study:

  • Information Technology Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Banks
  • Academic Institutions
  • Software Publishers
  • Technology Companies
  • Corporations with Information Technology Offices

The following are some of job titles the graduates can acquire in this field of study:

  • Information Technology Training Consultant
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Network Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Advertising Consultant
  • Business Analyst

Collaborations

  1.  African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute – CCNA Certification training (Train students to be networks experts)
  2. International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) – Computer Application Certification training (Train students on basic computer applications and the certificate is recognized internationally)
  3. EC Council – Ethical Certified Hacker Certification training (Train students to be information system security experts)
  4. Technobrain – Adobe and Microsoft Certification training (Train students on Microsoft products and adobe products, certification is recognized internationally)
  5. IBM – Training (Training students to be Mobile Application specialist)
  6. Sevenseas Technology LTD – K4Life a free mentorship training
  7. Telkom Orange Kenya – Industrial attachments for students
  8. Futures International – Training in Medical personnel in Electronic Medical Records
  9. FIO Corporation – partnership in ehealth/telemedicine and research.
  10. Meru County – Capacity building in ICT
  11. ESRI – Training in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  12. Samsung – Training in Technical Support of their products
  13. Hitachi - Training in Technical Support of their products and research

Upcoming Collaborations

  1.  ESRI – Training in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  2. Samsung – Training in Technical Support of their products
  3. Hitachi - Training in Technical Support of their products and research

 

OUR SCHOOL

School of Computing and Information Sciences