|Degree Code:||Degree Name:||Master of Science in Distributed Computing Technology|
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The School of Computing & Informatics has offered postgraduate programmes since 1980, having started with the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science which has since been phased out having graduated 378 students over the years. The MSc in Information Systems, designed started in 1998 and has graduated 263 students. The MSc in Applied Computer Science was started in 2003 and graduated 9 students. The MSc in Computer Science started 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 developing new MSc Programmes at the School was necessitated by many factors including 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. One of the outcomes of the comprehensive review is this Master of Science in Distributed Computing Technology.
In compliance with the University Quality Management System, the development of this programme has 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 the development of the various knowledge areas, with emphasis on courses with more practical orientation and aligned with changing industry needs, product development and entrepreneurial opportunities, and project management.
This programme aims to produce graduates who would fit in Telecommunication and Internet service providers industry, cloud and grid solution providers, organizations requiring management of network infrastructure as well as distributed applications. These would be people who can plan, design, build and manage corporate computing systems; as well as people involved with the design, implementation and maintenance of telecommunication networks.
2. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
2.1. The common regulations for Masters degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
2.2. The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Science in Distributed Computing Technology:
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 documentsPayment of appropriate exemption fees
3.3. Candidates shall be exempted up to a maximum of one third of the total taught courses
4. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION
5. COURSE OUTLINE
Core Course Units
Electives (Choose one from the following specialization courses equivalent to three units)
6. FEE STRUCTURE
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The degree awarded shall be Master of Science in Distributed Computing Technology (MSc DCT)
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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 last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters,
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