Master of Science in Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science

Overview

College: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Programme Level: Postgraduate

Duration: 2 year(s)

Department: Department of Computer Engineering

Learning Mode: Full Time

Location: Main Campus

The MSc in Computer Science program has been designed to meet the goal of the recently adopted Education 5.0 which demands of the nation’s higher and tertiary education sector to not only: (1) teach, (2) research and (3) community serve but (4) innovate and (5) industrialise Zimbabwe. Under Education 5.0, Zimbabwe’s state universities must launch into outcomes-focussed national development activities towards a competitive, modern and industrialized Zimbabwe which is all about problem-solving for value-creation. Universities by their nature and character, are better positioned to grasp, decipher, tame and adopt disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, and the automation of knowledge work that continue to dramatically reshape the global business and social landscape.


Normal Entry Requirements

  • Candidates applying for admission to the MSc Computer Science degree programme           must have:
  • Second Class Honors degree with relevant discipline like Information Technology, Computer Information System, Software Engineering & Computer Science from Africa University

OR

  • a qualification from another institution of higher learning deemed by the Graduate Studies Committee to be equivalent to a Second Class Honors degree from Africa University

OR

  • a qualification from another institution of higher learning deemed by the Graduate Studies Committee to be equivalent to a Second Class Honors degree in any IT area like Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or Computer Information Systems of National Qualification Framework
  • Upon recommendation to the GSC by the Dean of the respective College, a candidate whose first degree is considered deficient (that is a third class) may be required to take two undergraduate courses in addition to the minimum graduation requirements.
  • A candidate who holds a general degree should at least have a lower second class with an average of B (CGPA 3.0) or higher in the academic discipline of the intended Master’s degree.
  • Upon recommendation to the Graduate Studies Committee by the Dean of the respective College, a candidate whose first degree is considered deficient may be required to take one or more undergraduate courses in addition to the minimum graduation requirements.

 

Special Entry:

Special Entry:

Special entry to the programme requires an undergraduate degree or postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field from Africa University or another recognized institution. The College may also impose special conditions for admission as required by the degree programme.

Mature Entry: Mature entry to the programme would require proven work-related experience. All applicants in the normal, special and mature entry should have 5 “O” Level passes, including English Language or its equivalent as provided in the General Academic Regulations.

Language requirement

English is the language of instruction at Africa University.  For this reason, all Master of Science in Computer Science prospective candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in English to pursue the programme at Africa University.

Applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Science programme at Africa University must provide official documentation of one of the following as evidence of proficiency in English:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of two years of study at a university where English is the language of instruction.
  2. Successful completion of a minimum of four years of study at a secondary school where (i) English is the language of instruction, AND (ii) study of English as a subject has been undertaken during each of those four years, AND (iii) the candidate passed all English courses taken during those four years.
  3. A score of 500 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  4. Any other evidence of competency in English acceptable both to the College and the GSC.

The Dean of the College may recommend to the GSC a candidate who does not meet the minimum required proficiency standard to be provisionally admitted pending successful completion of the Intensive English Programme offered at Africa University.

No program costs found.

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