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Thematic Area Title and Description

Information Systems Thematic area seeks to: Apply theory, knowledge and practice for effectively and efficiently building information systems that satisfy the requirements of users & customers; Apply  knowledge on construction of usable interfaces and testing their Usability; Understand the social and professional context in which computing is done;  and Provide practicing and aspiring ICT managers with the relevant skills that will enhance their service delivery in both technical and management perspectives. Graduates of the programme would work within their domain of choice understand the functions, structure, processes and terminologies of the sector, understanding the problems and opportunities that may be amenable to ICT-based solutions, understand and develop appropriate models to solve sector specific problems and demonstrate knowledge and competence in applying ICT-based methodologies and techniques to solve sector problems. 

Degree Courses or Units

Undergraduate

Code

Title

Code

Course Title

CSC122

Database Systems

CSC212

Systems Analysis and Design

CSC224

Software Engineering

CSC313

Foundations of Human Computer Interaction

CSC316

Introduction to Organizations and Management

CSC321

ICT Project Management

CSC324

User-centred Development and Evaluation

CSC325

Management Information Systems

CSC413

Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship

CSC414

ICTs and Society

CSC422

Design Thinking

CSC451

Distributed Databases

CSC452

Information Systems Control and Audit

CSC453

Social Network Computing

CSC454

Strategic Information Systems

CSC471

Interaction Design for Collaboration and Communication

Postgraduate

MSc in Applied Computing

Code

Title

CCC 501

Research methodology 

CCC 502

ICT Project management

CCC 503

Product design and entrepreneurship

CAC 501

ICT for Development

CAC 502

Advanced problem solving skills and programming

CAC 503

Usability and user experience

CAC 504

Innovation Studies

CAC 505

ICT in Education

CAC 506

Health Informatics

CAC 507

Bioinformatics

CAC 508

Agri-Informatics

CAC 509

ICT in Financial Services

CAC 510

E-Governance

CAC 511

ICT in Environmental Management

MSc in IT Management

Code

Title

CCC 501

Research methodology 

CCC 502

ICT Project management

CCC 503

Product design and entrepreneurship

CIT 501

Principles and Practice of Management

CIT 502

Financial Management

CIT 503

ICT Strategic Management

CIT 504

ICT Procurement Practice

CIT 505

Electronic Commerce

CIT 506

Cloud Computing and IT outsourcing

CIT 507

Information Systems Security and Audit

Thematic Head: Prof. Timothy Waema          

Staff

  Name Photo Specialization Undergrad Courses taught

Postgrad

Courses taught

1 Prof. T.M.Waema ICT for Development CSC316, CSC454 CCC501, ICS619
2 Mr. C.A. Moturi ICT for Development CSC122, CSC325 CCC502,ICS612, ICS623, ICS 822 
3 Dr. A. N Wausi ICT for Development CSC212, CSC316, CSC454  ICS621
4 Mr. S.N. Ruhiu   ICT for Development CSC313, CSC414 ICS807, ICS621
5 Dr. E.M. Masinde ICT for Development   ICS 801  
6 Dr. D.O. Ochieng ICT for Development CSC211, CSC224, CSC422, CSC314 CCC502, ICS 615 
7 Dr. T.K.Omwansa ICT for Development CSC413, SBB611, CSC452 ICS 821
8 Dr. C.K. Chepken ICT for Development CSC211, CSC217 CCC501, ICS 622
9 Mr. J.O. Ogutu ICT for Development CSC111, CSC321 CCC502
10 Mr. S. N. Mburu ICT for Development CSC111, CSC112 ICS617

Career Opportunities

  • Software Development –  develop, implement and maintain software systems: Systems Analysts,  Programmers,  Software Systems Maintenance,  Database Developers
  • Web Design – develop content for the Internet
  • IC4D - innovatively apply ICTto solve societal problems
  • Entrepreneuship - effectively link innovation, entrepreneurship and practical applicationIT Management - manage the ICT function in organizations

 

Projects

C4D Lab

The Lab is involved in Research;Capacity Building and Training;Design and development;Piloting and Rollout; and Consultancies

More Info ... http://www.c4dlab.ac.ke/

Afya Info DHIS2 Capacity Building

Through competitive bidding in June 2012, the School of Computing & Informatics won a consultancy bid to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health’s Division of Health Information Systems (HIS) on primarily two core softwares namely the District Health Information Systems (DivHIS2) and Master Facility List (MFL) software. This consultancy is through UNES with our main client being ABT Associates, who have been contracted by USAID. We view it as an opportunity for UoN to engage with Government in an important role.

These two softwares are open source and were initially being fully supported by the University of Oslo, but to cement their local sustainability, our client, ABT Associates, recognized and decided that a local University would be best placed to provide similar technical support. UoN SCI is providing this support.

Our activities include:

  • 1. Building skills and competencies within the University
  • 2. DHIS project management technical support to the DivHIS
  • 3. DHIS2 Training to users and other stakeholders through training, bootcamps and hackathons
  • 4. Support to DHIS2 software management
  • 5. Document the Kenyan DHIS2 instance
  • 6. Partnership
  • 7. Research (around the use and adoption of Health Informatics)

Health Informatics for Kenya (HI4Kenya) Bootcamp

As part of our training activity, we organized a 6 week technical skills training Bootcamp for 20 students from different universities. The Bootcamp started on 24th June 2013 and ends on 2nd August 2013.

This Bootcamp was setup to meet to aims:

  1.  train University BSc Computer Science and IT students on the technical skills required to support both the DHIS2, MFL and the KenyaEMR softwares. These softwares are used by the Ministry of Health.
  2. Build a community of software develops around Health Informatics for Kenya

The training involved students from UoN, Chiromo campus and Kenya Science campus, Kenyatta University and Strathmore

The training has been facilitated and supported by Ministry of Health, Division of Health Information Systems, ABT AfyaInfo Project , I-TECH and UoN, SCI.

 

News

Two new MSc Programmes were launced in May 2013 i.e. MSc Applied Computing; MSc IT Management

The C4D lab has 21 interns at the moment. The internship for three months is meant to equip the students with skills in,software development, field study,design thinking, research and development and many other organization skills. Currently the students are doing projects in technology supported learning and training, mobile financial services and e-governance.

 

Events

1. On Friday August 2,  2013, the clsoing ceremeny for the the first HI4Kenya Bootcamp attended by the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Sharif

2. On Tuesday July 23, the 18 interns who have been working at the C4D Lab demonstrated the first prototype of their systems

 

Thematic Pictures

Donation of Furniture for C4D Lab - July 2013

 

Others

Recently Completed Projects

PhD 2012

Dr. Tonny Omwansa - Title of Thesis "Adoption of mobile money at the base of the pyramid"

Dr. Dan Orwa - Title of Thesis "User-Centric ICT Adoption Model for Rural Farming Communities in Kenya"

Books

Tonny Omwansa - “Money, Real Quick: Kenya’s disruptive mobile money innovation

MSc 2012

 

Regno

Names

Title

Supv

 

P56/70521/2007

ITERE  BENSON MAINA

Kenya universities framework for e-waste management

Mr Samuel Ruhiu

 

P56/P/8298/2004

OBURE  CLEMENT ODEKA

Develop a database system model that would enhance food distribution in Kenya

Mr Lawrence Muchemi

 

P56/P/9303/2001

KYENGE  B. M.

Implementation of a decision support system in examination processing

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/7549/2006

MBUGUA  PURITY NJERI

Internet Child Safety

Mr Andrew Mwaura

 

P56/70022/2007

ODHOCH JACK OTIENO

Conceptual Framework For Accessible Effective Devolved Funds Information To Citizens: A Case Study Of Kenya Constituencies Development Fund.

Dr Daniel Orwa

 

P56/71224/2008

WAMBUGU  GEOFFREY MARIGA

Testing Validity of Wausi’s Hybrid Framework of Implementation of Information Systems Innovations: Case of Kenyan Higher Education Institutions

Dr Agnes Wausi

 

P56/60187/2010

IRERI  DAISY MBUCU

Weather Monitoring Systems Using Wireless Sensor Networks.

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/60217/2010

ATIENO  LOICE VICTORINE

Framework For Enhancing Information Availability And Access At Grass-Root Level

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/61310/2010

GAITHO  PETER NJOGU

Framework For Implementation Of Electronic/Continuous Auditing System In The Public Sector (A Case Study Of The Kenya National Audit Office-Kenao)

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/72444/2008

KARUGU  GODFREY CHEGE

 A Model IT Contingency Plan for a University: Case of UoN

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/P/8294/2004

EMURUGAT  ALFRED

Data Warehousing In Public Universities

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/61303/2010

MBITHI  NICHOLAS MULEI

Framework For Securing An Organization'S Information Technology (IT) Resources In The Public Sector

Dr Daniel Orwa

 

P56/61307/2010

KINGARA  JOHN GITHAIGA

A Framework For Post-Implementation Evaluation Of Information Systems: The Case Of Ifmis In Kenya

Dr Daniel Orwa

 

P56/61308/2010

OGOLA  GEORGE ODERO

Exploring Factors Affecting Kenya’S Tax Practitioner’S Usage And Adoption Of Online Tax Filing And Payment System

Dr Daniel Orwa

 

P56/71105/2008

WANGANGA  GICHUHI

A Framework For Integrating Ict In The The Teaching And Learning Process In Primary Teacher Training Colleges In Kenya.

MrJoseph Ogutu

 

P56/78868/2009

RONOH  JONATHAN

Factors Affecting Adoption Of Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip) And Other Converged Ip Services In Kenya. (A Case Study Of Telkom Kenya Ltd)

Prof Elijah Omwenga

 

P56/60449/2010

NDITHI  HENRY KIVUVA

A Framework For Water Quality Management Using Geospatial Information Systems (Gis) Data Mining: Case Of Nairobi River

Mr Andrew Mwaura

 

P56/7525/2006

GICHIRA  CHARLES MACHARIA

A Framework ForAdoption of Open Source Software (OSS) by Organizations in Kenya

Mr Andrew Mwaura

 

P56/60210/2010

MAKUMBI  LEONARD KAVEKE

An Analysis Of Information Technology (It) Security And The Adoption Of Security Policies: A Case Study Of Kenyan Small And Medium Enterprises (Smes).

Mr Evans Miriti

 

P56/61311/2010

KOMBE  HUSSEIN MARIAKA

Computerized Auditing In Public Sector Enterprises:A Study Of Kenya Government National Audit Office(Kenao)

Dr Robert Oboko

 

P56/60147/2010

RABALA  PAUL O. H.

A Mobile Phone Supported Fish Marketing Solution For East African Community: Case Study Of Muhuru Bay In Kenya And Kirongwe In Tanzania.

Mr Stephen Mburu

 

P56/60663/2010

GISIORA  DICKSON OCHOKI

Disaster Preparedness And Business Continuity Planning, The Case Of The Integrated Financial Information System (Ifmis) Used By Government Departments In Kenya.

Mr Stephen Mburu

 

P56/71117/2008

MBUNYA  TITUS NYAKUNDI

Application Of The Theory Of Planned Behavior Framework In Assessing The Factors That Influence The Usage Intention Of A Mobile Phone To Access Internet In Kenya

Mr Samuel Ruhiu

 

P56/P/9110/2001

NDAMBUKI CHRIS

Software Metrics and Measurements and their Application in the Software Process--A case study of the Kenyan Software Industry

Dr Daniel Orwa

 

P56/61306/2010

KURIA  DANIEL NYAGAH

The Digital Divide: Degree Of ICT Accessibility By The Visually Impaired.

Mr Lawrence Muchemi

 

P56/70452/2007

SIGEI  DANIEL KIPNG'ETIDGE

Enterprise Information Security Architecture: A Survey Of The Prevalent Models

Mr Andrew Mwaura

 

P56/61070/2010

KAMAU  PAUL CHEGE

Forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates

Mr Evans Miriti

 

P56/7362/2006

OTIENO  HAGGAI BENJAMINE

Use of appropriate ICTs in attaining food security in Kenya

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/71051/2008

OLAL  WILFRED OCHOLAH

A Framework For e-Service Development For Government Of Kenya

Mr Christopher Moturi

 

P56/P/7779/2005

OROKO  LOIS KERUBO

Transformational ITGovernance Case Study Of Mobile Government Adoption In Kenya

Mr Samuel Ruhiu

 

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