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
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.
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:
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.