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Department of Computer Science

HISTORY

The Computer Science department was established as one of the foundation departments of the Faculty of Science in 2013. At present, the department runs only undergraduate programme. But it also provides services to other departments in the Faculty of Science and Education.

The Department offers a four-year Degree programme B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science for those entering at 100 level and also a three year degree programme for Direct Entry candidates. The programme has been designed with Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards for Undergraduate Programmes in Nigerian Universities, Science (BMAS). The programme recognised the need to produce competent personnel to man the industrial sector of the economy, thus a 6 Months Industrial/Practical Training (IT) in the industries/Companies and parastatals within and outside the catchment area of the institution is introduced.

The BSc, (Hons) Computer Science programme is designed to produce graduates with a sound knowledge of Software development, computer communication networks and data management etc.  At the end of the four-year programme, graduates can pursue careers in teaching and research, software development, computer networking, database administration and many more.

 Aim and Objectives 

The purpose of the bachelors honours degree programme in Computer Science should include:

  • To create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer and its capabilities;
  • To involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying ;
  • To provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical ;
  • To develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology to all aspects of human endeavour;
  • To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computer in an industrial, economic, technological and social context.
  • To expose the students to the current trends and significant advances in Computer Science and Information Technology related disciplines.
  • Provide training in the principles and theories of Computer Science
  • Inculcate into students the basic techniques in Computer Science research;
  • Develop the student’s ability to observe, analyse and draw meaningful conclusion from issues arising in system development.
  • Encourage students to cultivate and develop their creative capacity and apply it in the design, development and maintenance of software systems.
  • Develop the students’ intellectual capacity to successfully pursue graduate and postgraduate studies in the various specialized areas of Computer Science.

Admission Requirements

Admission through the UME/JAMB

Candidates offered provisional admission into 100 level courses or the first year of the four year degree course must have S.S.C.E or GCE O’ level or equivalent with passes at credit level in at least five subjects obtained at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics to form the core subjects with credit in one other relevant science subject at the Senior Secondary School Certificate. The UTME subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects from Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Economics and Computer Studies.

Direct Entry

Candidate that passes one or more of the following qualifications may be offered admission by direct entry (i.e., second year of the four year courses);

  1. Two passes at the advanced level in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Chemistry with S.S.C.E/GCE O’ level credit passes in three other subjects at not more than two sittings.
  2. Three passes at the Advanced Level in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Chemistry with SSCE/GCE O’ level credit passes in two other subjects at not more than two sittings.
  3. Qualification equivalent to either (a) or (b) above which may include passes in JAMB, NCE, OND/HND examinations, etc.