Information and Communication Technology (ICT) continues to change rapidly, creating new opportunities and challenges. The discipline is relatively new and areas formally thought not possible to apply computer technology continue to provide new opportunities. These two issues create insatiable global demand for human resource to work in Information and Communication Technology industry.
To meet the current demand, improvements on old technology continue to occur and new areas of application are constantly discovered. These provide the following challenges:
• The need for a dynamic curriculum that adopts to new technology.
• Incorporation of all needs for a computer science graduate within reasonable time.
• The currently high demand for qualified computer science and ICT professionals.
• Coping with the current fast growing technological trends among other challenges.
Whereas various efforts have been made to address these problems, there is still shortage of up to date and relevant curriculum at both under and post-graduate level that meets the challenges mentioned in (1) above.
The Department of Computer Science has taken these problems as a challenge. The department introduces new Courses, which integrates academic and professional training. The scope of the programme is wide and adequate for the degree level.