|Degree Code:||M||Degree Name:||MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED COMPUTING|
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The School of Computing & Informatics started offering postgraduate programmes in 1980. The Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science was started in 1980 and has since been phased out after graduating 378 students over the years. The MSc in Information Systems, designed as a conversion course, was started in 1998 and has graduated 263 students. The MSc in Applied Computer Science, an R&D project based programme, was started in 2003 and has graduated 9 students. The MSc in Computer Science was launched in 2005 and has since graduated 82 students. These programmes were aimed at meeting perceived development needs in Kenya for high caliber computing and IT professionals and have achieved their objectives.
The need for developing new MSc Programmes was necessitated by many factors that include experiences learnt, time lapsed since the last review, development of the School’s research strategy, fast changing computing and information technology developments, national and industry needs and trends, requirements of performance contracting and quality management system.
In developing this programme we have taken into consideration the following inputs: a) experiences learnt, b) alignment to the School’s research strategy, c) analysis of current programmes and completion rates, d) analysis of stakeholder’s feedback, e) benchmarking with other international masters programmes. All these have guided in the development of the core courses, domain areas, specializations, new knowledge areas, type of research projects that will be undertaken by students, provision of courses with more practical orientation, alignment with changing industry needs, emphasis on product development and entrepreneurial opportunities, and project management.
The Master of Science in Applied Computing is designed for graduates with a computing/IT background interested in working to solve specific societal problem in various domains of application using technology. Graduates of this 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.
2. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
2.1. The common regulations for Masters degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
2.2. The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Science in Applied Computing:
2.3. Applicants shall be required to pass a School-based entrance examination.
3. CREDIT TRANSFER AND EXEMPTIONS
A candidate may be exempted from some units from approved institutions subject to the following conditions:
3.1. Must have been examined and passed in the relevant units at postgraduate level
3.2. Request for exemption must be made in writing on admission to the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nairobi, through the Director, School of Computing and Informatics and must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents
3.3. Payment of appropriate exemption fees
3.4. A candidate shall be exempted up to a maximum of one third of the total taught courses
4. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION
4.1. The programme shall take a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters, each of fifteen weeks.
4.2. The Master of Science in Applied Computing shall be offered by coursework, examination and a project.
4.3. The programme shall consist of ten taught course units and the project.
4.4. A course unit shall be defined as 60 contact hours comprising of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and laboratories.
4.5. A candidate shall take seven compulsory course units, one elective equivalent to three units and carry out a compulsory project.
4.6. The research project shall be equivalent to four course units.
4.7. A candidate will be required to take a minimum of two course units and a maximum of five in any given semester.
5. COURSE OUTLINE
Core Course Units
Electives (Choose one from the following Specialization courses equivalent to 3 units)
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The degree awarded shall be Master of Science in Applied Computing (MSc AC)
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1 All taught course units shall be examined at the end of the respective semesters.
6 The grading system of individual courses will be as follows:
1 The project shall be conducted in accordance with the Schools MSc Project guidelines.
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1 The programme shall take a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of twelve
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