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Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Physical and Mathematical Science
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Computer Science is the systematic study of the principles, applications, and technologies of computing and computers. It is a broad field but its central objective is to study and understand the mathematical, scientific and engineering principles that underline all computing systems.

Without an understanding and design of computers and computational processes; today’s ICT front- end tools such as Automated Teller Machine (ATM), the mobile phone, the internet and supercomputers used in meteorology and medicine will not have come into existence. The discipline also goes beyond design and invention to making processes more efficient through methods such as numerical analysis, operations research, artificial intelligence and language design & structure.

Sub-fields in Computer Science include, among others Operating Systems, Computational Science, Programming Languages, Automata Theory, Architecture, Intelligent Systems, Information Storage & Retrieval and Software Engineering.

The use of computational processes has led to the creation of software artefacts that have transformed the face of modern science. For instance, by means of the computer, biologists have a deeper understanding of genetics while geologists are able to predict earthquakes with a higher degree of accuracy. T
hus, progress in Computer Science such as better networking technology, faster computing speeds and new devices has led to increased efficiency in other disciplines.

In order to address the many challenges in business, engineering, science, healthcare and other areas, computer scientists team up with experts in particular domains of interests. Such teams try to resolve complex problems; develop and improve software systems or invent new computing systems.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the core areas of algorithms, theory of computation, operating systems, linguistics of programming languages and architecture.
• Understand and apply fundamental concepts in computing with focus on software, hardware and theory of computation to solve a range of scientific, technical and commercial problems.
• Demonstrate the theoretical and practical skills set needed to be a globally competitive computer scientist.
• Be able to analyse a problem, design software, use programming and linguistic tools to develop software to resolve the problem.
• Appreciate the social, cultural and economic implications of a specific design problem and resolution.

Curriculum

Level 100 (First Year)

FIRST SEMESTER

UGRC 150 Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning
MATH 121 Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 123 Vectors and Geometry
DCIT 101 Introduction to Computer Science
DCIT 103 Office Productivity Tools
STAT 111 Introduction to Statistics and Probability I

SECOND SEMESTER

UGRC 110 Academic Writing I
UGRC 131-136 Understanding Human Society
MATH 122 Calculus I
MATH 126 Algebra and Geometry
STAT 112 Introduction to Statistics and Probability II
DCIT 104 Programming
DCIT 102 Computer Hardware Fund. and Circuits

Level 200

FIRST SEMESTER

UGRC 210 Academic Writing II
DCIT 201 Programming I
DCIT 203 Digital and Logic Systems Design
DCIT 205 Multi Media and Web Design
MATH 223 Calculus II

SECOND SEMESTER

UGRC 220 Introduction to African Studies
DCIT 202 Mobile Application Development
DCIT 204 Data Structures & Algorithm I
DCIT206 Systems Administration
DCIT208 Software Engineering
DCIT 212 Numerical and Computational Methods

Level 300

FIRST SEMESTER

DCIT 301 Operating Systems
DCIT 303 Computer Networks
DCIT 305 Database Fundamentals
DCIT 313 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
MATH 359 Discrete Mathematics
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 307 Mini-Project
DCIT 309 Embedded Systems and IoT
DCIT 311 Machine Learning

SECOND SEMESTER

ELECTIVES:
DCIT 400 Project
DCIT 401 Social, Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
DCIT 407 Image Processing
DCIT 306 Cloud Computing Numerical
and Computational Methods
DCIT 316 Computational models for
Social Media Mining

Level 400

FIRST SEMESTER

DCIT 400 Project
DCIT 401 Social, Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
DCIT 407 Image Processing
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 403 Designing Intelligent Agents
DCIT 405 Statistical Models and Methods for Data Science
DCIT 411 Bioinformatics
DCIT 417 Network Performance Analysis and Modeling
DCIT 423 Network Servers and Infrastructure

SECOND SEMESTER

DCIT 400 Project
DCIT 402 Management Principles in Computing
DCIT 418 Systems and Network Security
DCIT 428 Wireless Systems and Networks
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 404 Advanced Databases
DCIT 406 Advanced Computer Networks
DCIT 408 Compilers
DCIT 426 Telecommunication Systems
DCIT 412 Computer Vision
DCIT 414 Data Mining and Warehousing
DCIT 416 Digital Signal Processing
DCIT 422 Information Visualization
Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

International Baccalaureate:

Three (3) HL subjects comprising:
At least Grade 4 in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), Mathematics (SL) and at least C in a Science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Careers in Computer Science are extensive. They include among others;
• Applications Developer
• Computer Scientist
• Computer Science Instructor
• Computer Animation Expert
• Database Programmer/ Designer
• Information Security Specialist
• Multimedia Authoring Specialist/ Programmer
• Quality Assurance Specialist
• Researcher – Systems Developer
• Robotics Technology Specialist
• Systems Analyst
• Systems and Software Engineer
• Software Developer

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,945

Lecturers

Abdulai Jamal-Deen
Lecturer

Ammah Paul Nii Tackie
Assistant Lecturer

Appati Justice Kwame
Lecturer

Boakye-sekyerehene Prince
Assistant Lecturer

Katsriku Apietu Ferdinand
Senior Lecturer

Kolugu Michael Kojo
Assistant Lecturer

Ludu Julius Yaw
Assistant Lecturer

Mensah Solomon
Lecturer

Owusu Ebenezer
Lecturer

Wiafe Isaac
Lecturer

Yaokumah Winfred
Senior Lecturer

Relevant Contact

 
Department of Computer Science
Responsible for admission inquiries
Dr
Katsriku, Ferdinand
Head of Department