|Degree Code:||Degree Name:||PHD (COMPUTER SCIENCE)|
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|Areas of Interest||View Details|
The School of Computing & Informatics has established the following research groups that represent the broad areas of research:
In addition to the areas stipulated above, other research areas shall be incorporated from time to time as recommended by the Institute of Computer Science Board and the Board of Postgraduate Studies and approved by Senate.
|Entry Requirements||View Details|
To be eligible for registration for the Doctor of Philosophy programme, a candidate must be a holder of a Master of Science in Computer Science or a Master of Science in Information Systems of the University of Nairobi or a holder of an equivalent qualification, recognized by Senate, from another institution.
|Examinations Regulations||View Details|
Common regulations for the Doctor of Philosophy in all faculties shall be applicable.
The degree to be awarded shall be:
The Doctor of Philosophy degree shall be carried out by research as recommended by the Institute of Computer Science Board and the Board of Postgraduate Studies and approved by Senate.
The Institute of Computer Science started offering a twelve-month Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science programme in 1980. This programme has served the objectives of training Information Systems professionals for the industry very well. In 1992, the Institute started offering a very competitive four-year Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) programme. The first graduands of this programme will graduate in 1997. The staff who have been teaching these two programmes have all been trained outside the country. With diminishing scholarship programmes and the growing need for the training of Computer Science and Information Systems professionals, there has been need to start local training programmes at the postgraduate level. It is partly in order to address this challenge that we propose these Ph.D. programmes, among other postgraduate programmes. There is a pool of potential candidates for these programmes; those trained locally as well as abroad.
A further reason for developing this programme is to train high calibre manpower locally, regionally and internationally. Locally, this manpower would help to steer the country towards industrialization as per the current Governments industrialization vision. This is owing to the critical role of science and technology, and particularly information technology, to national development.
A graduate of the Ph.D. programmes will, among others, be able to join research groups in Information Systems or Computer Science at universities or in industry, and teach information systems and/or computer science programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The objectives of the proposed programmes are therefore:
|Research Vision and Philosophy||View Details|
The vision of the research function of the Institute of Computer Science is:
To is a centre of excellence in using computer science to transform implicit computing knowledge available in our society into reliable, human-centered educational and industrial products.
The guiding research slogan is "computing solutions for humanity". The philosophy behind the proposed research degrees is:
Leadership: To provide leadership in transforming research knowledge for the benefit of society.
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