Computer Science

Computer Science

Department of Computer Science  

In an IT-driven world, the knowledge of computer and its nUTMErous applications has become necessary in a developing country like Nigeria. A degree in Computer Science should equip the graduate with the necessary skills to function in the modern world. 

 The programme is designed to  

  • Create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer science and its capabilities;
  • involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying; 
  • provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills; 
  • develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology to all aspects of human endeavours; 
  • generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computer in an industrial, economic, technological and social context; 
  • provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.  

Admission Requirement

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects, at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with relevant subject combination is required for Admission into 100 Level.

Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE Advanced Level in relevant subjects (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200-level.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.

Learning Outcomes

a)             Regime of Subject Knowledge

 Each institution providing degree programmes in Computer Science is free, within the context of university autonomy and academic freedom to decide on the content, nature and organization of its courses and modules.  However, it is

expected that all programmes will ensure that students are conversant with the core areas  of computer science:

 b.             Competencies and Skills

 Students are expected to develop a wide range of different abilities, dynamism and skills. These may be divided into three categories, viz:

  • Cognitive Abilities and Skills
  • Practical Skills
  • General Skills

 c.             Behaviourial Attitudes

 General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, interpersonal, organization skills.

 Attainment Levels

Graduates of Computer Science are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Computer Science, development of relevant ICT for national development and societal needs.

 Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning

 a)     Academic and Non-Academic Spaces

b)     Academic and Laboratory Equipment

c)     Library and Information Resources

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