Master of Science in Computer Science
- 2 YearsCourse Duration
- PostgraduateSkill level
- An honours degree (2.2 or better) in Computer Science
- Good command of the English language.
DURATION OF PROGRAMME AND MODE OF STUDY
The MSc Programme shall be offered on: Full time for a period of 18 months. Block Release over 24 months.
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME
To develop knowledge, skills and competences in the field of Computing Technology. To provide a foundation for advanced research in Computer Science.
Areas of Study:
Software Engineering, Network Management, Data Science, Computer Security, Database Management, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing.
Programming, Application Development, System Design and Implementation, Network Administration, Artificial Intelligence
Research and innovation-oriented
Network administration, ICT management
Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes, seminars, group work, research project, individual /independent study
Written and oral examinations, tests, seminar, Presentations, mini-research projects, final year research project report, continuous assessments
These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty of Applied Science and the General Academic Regulations.
A student must have passed an (Hons) Degree (2.2 or better) in Computer Science.
The Programme shall normally run over a period of eighteen (18) months for full-time study. When running on Block Release, the Programme shall be offered over a period of twenty-four (24) months.
MODE OF STUDY
A student on Block Release shall normally be required to register for three (3) modules per Block. Stage I and Stage II shall each consist of two Blocks. Block II of Stage I and Block I of Stage II shall consist of two (2) modules and one (1) elective module each. Block II of Stage II shall consist of the Dissertation.
A student on full-time is normally required to register for three (3) modules plus 1 elective per semester in Part I. Part II shall consist of the Dissertation. In order to proceed from Part I to Part II a student must pass all modules he/she would have registered for.
A taught module shall be assessed by a three hour written examination at the end of each semester. 6.2 The final grade in the module work shall be based on 25% from continuous assessment and 75% from the final written examination. 6.3 To pass a module a student must obtain an overall mark of 50% from both
continuous assessment and the final written examination. 6.4 A student shall be expected to obtain a minimum of 50% in the Master’s Thesis project work and 50% from Part I.
PROCEEDING TO THE NEXT PART
A student is expected to pass all his/her registered modules before proceeding to Part II.