Computer Science

About the Department

OVERVIEW
Welcome to the Department of Computer Science. The department contributes to the mission and vision of the University in training of undergraduate and graduate students with requisite skills needed to solve complex technological problems of modern society and the attainment the millennium development goals. Current research focus includes Software engineering, Soft computing, Computational Intelligence, Communications Networks and Theoretical Computing. The department offers degree programs leading to the B.Sc, M.Sc. in Computer Science and MPhil/Ph.D. in Computational Intelligence.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The philosophy of the Department is centered on producing adequate and efficient manpower in the field of Computer Science and Information and communication technology through effective teaching methods and collaborative/ interdisciplinary research. The programme is designed to solve the immediate needs of the society as well as train personnel that will graduate to fit perfectly well into the knowledge based economy either as a player or a contributor as well as being readily employable.
Specifically, the objectives of the department are as follows:
• To train students on the principles, theories, practice and application of Computer Science, information and communication technology (ICT) which they can use to design better systems for industries and corporate organizations and also train others in the future.
• To introduce graduates of computer science to research techniques so as to sustain the growth of the discipline through further research. • To explore available human and natural resources in teaching, research and manpower development
• To expose the students to all aspects of studies, community service and problem solving skills in Computer Science and ICT
• To ensure collaboration with other disciplines and industries, especially in the area of ICT, which permeates all areas of human endeavour
• To fulfill the University’s strategic plan by pursuing, developing and maintaining the linkage programme with other universities/research institutes
within and outside the country, in order to enhance the interplay of ideas and new discoveries without prejudice to maintaining a friendly and sustainable environment.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Candidates wishing to enroll in the B.Sc. Degree programme in Computer Science must obtain at least five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two other science subjects in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Candidates must also sit for and pass both the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB and the post UTME screening test conducted by the University of Uyo. The subjects required in the UTME examinations include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Direct Entry Admission Requirements To qualify for a Direct Entry (DE) admission, candidates must have any of the following, plus the University Matriculation Requirement
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Science subjects including Mathematics
(ii) NCE with at least a merit pass in Mathematics and one other science or social science subjects
(iii) Diploma in Data Processing with at least a merit pass from a recognized University or ND/HND in Data processing, Engineering and Mathematics with an overall ‘B’ grade may be considered
(iv) ND/HND (lower credit) in relevant fields and at least NCE merit pass in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science.

(a) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE B.Sc IN: COMPUTER SCIENCE
FULL TIME
Admission Requirements
1. Admission by UTME into B.Sc. Programme
Candidates wishing to enroll in the B.Sc. Degree programme in Computer Science must obtain at least five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two other Science subjects in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Candidates must also sit for and pass both the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB and the Post UTME screening test conducted by the University of Uyo. The subjects required in the UTME include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
2. Direct Entry Admission Requirements into the B.Sc. Programme To qualify for Direct Entry (DE) admission, candidates must have at least any of the following, plus the University Matriculation Requirement
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Science subjects including Mathematics in the GCE.
(ii) NCE with at least a merit pass in Mathematics and one other science or social science subjects
(iii) Diploma in Data Processing with at least a merit pass from a recognized University or ND/HND in Data processing, Engineering and Mathematics with an overall ‘B’ grade may be considered
(iv) ND/HND (lower credit) in relevant fields and at least NCE merit pass in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science.
(b) MASTER’S DEGREE M.Sc IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
FULL TIME
Admission Requirements
In addition to the requirements in the general regulations of the University of Uyo, admission to the M.Sc. degree programme in Computer Science is open to holders of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Computer Science, with a minimum of second class lower with a CGPA of 2.75 and above of the University of Uyo or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Uyo.
Holders of bachelors degrees in related subjects in Science and Engineering whose Mathematical background is adjudged adequate by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Uyo may also be considered for admission. In addition to all these, a candidate is expected to have obtained a minimum of a credit pass in English Language in the Senior Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent.
(c) POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) IN: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Admission Requirements
Candidates wishing to pursue a programme leading to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science must satisfy the requirements in the general regulation governing higher degree programmes of the University of Uyo.
Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science is open to candidates with Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences from the University of Uyo or any other University recognized by the senate of the University of Uyo. Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit shall also be considered. In addition to all these, a candidate is expected to have obtained a minimum of a credit pass in English Language of the West African School Certificate (WASC) or Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or its equivalent.

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Vision Statement

To be a centre of academic excellence by utilizing the available human and technological resources for teaching, research, community service and sustainable development.

Mission Statement

To diligently pursue scholarship and deploy its output for human capacity development and economic growth in the society, with active participation in ICT.