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

The field of Information Technology (IT) is wide-ranging and ever expanding. It encompasses almost every aspect of modern life. UG’S degree offers practical skills underpinned by sound theoretical understanding in the analysis, design and development of computer-based systems; an understanding of the hardware, software and network infrastructure that supports them; fundamental insights into the contexts in which they arise and operate and an appreciation of the social, ethical and professional issues associated with their development and operation.

Whilst covering the role of organisational functions and how IT systems are used in practice, this programme is for those who are confident in the digital world. You will learn about IT implementation and support functions, along with the principles of systems acquisition and development methods. Some of the courses to be taught under this programme includes: Programming Fundamentals, Mathematics for IT Professionals, Microeconomics and Business, Macroeconomics and Business, Professional, Legal, Moral and ethical issues in IT.

IT has become an integral part of our daily life. There are now microchips in everything from washing machines to water meters, credit cards to cars, passports to aeroplanes. This means that the study of will always lead to potential employment in any of the thousands of different jobs associated with the analysis, design, implementation, deployment and management of computer-based systems. Some of the trends in the are as follows:
• Analytics This is the scientific process of examining raw data with the intention of drawing insights for better decision-making mostly in a business environment. Analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance.
• Cloud Computing Clouding computing is defined as the utilization of computing services, i.e. software as well as hardware as a service over a network. The Internet is a typical example.
• Mobile Application Mobile applications are designed to run on Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. They are mostly designed to provide specific or multiple solutions on a single platform.
• User Interfaces User interface has undergone a revolution since the introduction of touch screen capability technology. This has revolutionised the way end users interact with applications. Touch screen enables the user to directly interact with what is displayed and also removes any intermediate handheld devices like the mouse. From the emerging trends, it can be concluded that the influence of IT on business is ever growing, and this presents an excellent career prospects for UG’s graduates in this field.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES • On each of the courses which makes up the programme, you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic management of IT for business; your ability to apply various analytical tools to identify business and IT requirement; practical IT skills; and the ability to present IT solutions to various stakeholders. • The Research Methods module will equip students with the experience and skills to develop their qualitative and statistical methods, which complements the more technical aspects of the programme. • Students will have exposure to popular industry standard software and systems so that graduates have an immediate productive impact when they begin their careers.

Curriculum

Level 100 (First Year)

FIRST SEMESTER

UGRC 150 Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning
DCIT 101 Introduction to Computer Science
DCIT 103 Office Productivity Tools
STAT 111 Introduction to Statistics and Probability I
ELECTIVES:
MATH 121 Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 123 Vectors and Geometry
ECON 101 Introduction to Economics 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
DCIT 209 E-Business Architectures

SECOND SEMESTER

UGRC 220 Introduction to African Studies
DCIT 202 Mobile Application Development
DCIT204 Data Structures & Algorithm I
DCIT206 Systems Administration
DCIT208 Software Engineering
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 200 Internship
DCIT 212 Numerical and Computational Methods
DCIT 214 Information Modeling and Specification

Level 300

FIRST SEMESTER

DCIT 301 Operating Systems
DCIT 303 Computer Networks
DCIT 305 Database Fundamentals
DCIT 313 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
DCIT 317 IT Project Management
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 307 Mini-Project
DCIT 315 Principles of 3D Environment
DCIT 321 Software Evolution

SECOND SEMESTER

DCIT 302 Human Computer Interaction
DCIT 304 Research Methods
DCIT 308 Data Structures and Algorithms II
DCIT 312 Information Security Management
DCIT 318 Programming II
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 314 Game Engine Architecture
DCIT 322 Database Management Administration

Level 400

FIRST SEMESTER

DCIT 400 Project
DCIT 401 Social, Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
DCIT 409 Digital Forensics
ELECTIVES:
DCIT 413 Play and Games
DCIT 415 Advanced Software Engineering
DCIT 419 Agile Methods
DCIT 421 Persuasive Systems Development

SECOND SEMESTER

DCIT 400 Project
DCIT 402 Management Principles in Computing
DCIT 418 Systems and Network Security
DCIT 428 Wireless Systems and Networks
DCIT 318 Programming II
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

There are excellent opportunities for employment, further study or research in this area. Graduates can look forward to career prospects in a wide range of IT positions including IT support, network support and management, IT systems development and technology application, web developer, database administrator and systems analyst as well as project team leaders.

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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