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BSC in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The programme is guided by a belief and appreciation of the fact that nurturing individuals who are able to apply computer science and other computing technologies with ethical values and national pride, will not only make them contribute to their own individual success but also enrich and transform the lives of others.

Structure of the Programme
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science takes four academic years.
To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must take a minimum of fifty six (56) course units or 168 credit hours which are inclusive of a Computer Science Project, a community based attachment and an industrial attachment.
All these are tailored to ensure that our graduates become self-reliant, self-motivated, creative and innovative.

Why study BCS in Riara University?
The course is structured to meet the dynamic business and industry needs by providing a solution oriented approach to learning. Practical aspects are also emphasized to ensure that out graduates are equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills.

Mode
Full time.

Intake
January, 2015.

Entry Requirements
All students admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science must satisfy the minimum requirements of:

(a) A Mean grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) ) and a minimum of grade C+ in both Mathematics and Physics or Physical Sciences; or its equivalent;
or
(b) A Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (A-Level) with a minimum of two principal passes and a subsidiary and a minimum of a credit pass in both Mathematics and Physics., or its equivalent;
or
(c) A Diploma from a recognized institution; or
(d) A Pre-University certificate from an institution recognized by the Senate, with a
minimum GPA of 2.50
(e) A degree in a science-based discipline from a recognized university by the University Senate.

Examinations
1. All units are examined in the semester in which they are taken.
2. Continuous assessments will comprise practicals, tests and assignments and will account for a percentage of the total marks.
3. Written University Examinations comprises a weighted percentage of the total marks.
4. All practical attachments shall be assessed out of 100%.

Each unit is graded out of 100 marks. Marks are translated into letter grades as follows:

LETTER GRADE
RANGE(%)
GPA
DEGREE AWARDED
A
80 – 100
4.00
1st Class
A-
76 -79
3.70
B+
70 – 75
3.33
2nd Class Upper
B
66 – 69
3.00
B-
60 – 65
2.70
C+
56 – 59
2.33
2nd Class Lower
C
50 – 55
2.00
C-
46 – 49
1.70
Pass
D
40 – 45
1.33
E
0 – 39
0.00

Career Opportunities

Among others, the graduates may become:

  • System developers and integrators
  • Managers of Engineering departments
  • Researchers and policy makers
  • System administrators
  • Systems analysts and designers
  • Project managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Consultants
  • Trainers

 

Enquiries

For any enquiries or clarification.

 Email:   scs@riarauniversity.ac.ke