Department of Computing and Information Technology
Our clients are the students, our faculty recognise that they exist because of this clientele; we are therefore in the business of mentoring this great asset in any country the world over and to release its potential. We recognise that in any country the world’s biggest innovators are the youth. Universities deal with the young and the ICT department recognises the great potential these people have. We also recognise that given the opportunity and resources, our students’ creativity has no limit. In order to help our students realise their potential, our greatest asset remains a motivated faculty and support staff.
The department will therefore endeavour to develop this human asset, that most times is greatly ignored, so as to achieve its mission. Like a cook whose success is measured by appreciation of what he cooks, our success will be measured in terms of the success of our graduates. The success of our graduates will attest to the success of our faculty. To achieve this, the department will strive to recognise department staff for any outstanding service and everyone's contribution to our success.
Vision and Mission
To be a competitive centre of excellence in ICT
To produce competitive graduates who meet ICT market demands.
2. Academic Freedom
7. Equal Opportunity
P.O BOX 43844-00100,
The Faculty Profiles
- Dr. Harrison Njoroge
- Dr Elizaphan Maina
- Dr. John Kandiri
- Dr. Stephen Waithaka
- Mr. Kennedy Gichaba Siika
- Gyanti Thakur
- Mr. Benson Okebe
- Ms. Lucy Gitau
- Mr. Alfred Kharwega
- Mr. Joseph Muriuki Mwangi
- Ms. Emma Cheserem
- Ms. Winnie Wachira
- Mr. Justin N. Murani
- Mr. Ojwang Dan Ochieng
- Mr. Dancan Kibui
- Mr. Michael Muia Munyao
- Mr. Bernard Ondara
- Mr. Christopher Kiama
KU CISCO Academy
KU Cisco Academy sets to deliver ICT training so as to help improve career and educational opportunities for individuals in our community by targeting the Youth and Professionals who are seeking to joining or advance further in the World of Computer Networking. Our academy is part of the CISCO global education initiative from Cisco Systems. We have accreditation in teaching networking programs that is CCNA,CCNA Security, HIN and PC Hardware & Software Maintenance courses as well as prepare student for their certifications exams.
DIPLOMA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C- (minus) and a minimum of C- (minus) in both Mathematics and English and a Certificate in related field from an accredited institution.
BSC - Computer Science
Computer Science spans a wide range, from its theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cuttingedge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems, bioinformatics, and other exciting areas. Computer scientists design and implement software and also supervise other programmers, keeping them aware of new approaches, and develop effective ways to solve computing problems. Computer science offers a comprehensive foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas.
Bachelor of Information Technology
While the degree has a major focus on computers and technology, it differs from a Computer Science degree in that students are also expected to study management and information theory. Therefore, while a degree in computer science can be expected to concentrate on the scientific aspects of computing, a degree in information technology can be expected to concentrate on the business and communication applications of computing.
BSC - Applied Computer Science
The Applied Computer Science (ACS) Programme is the product of a five-day curriculum development workshop sponsored by the African Virtual University as part of the African Development Bank funded Multi National Project Phase II. 38 administrative and faculty representatives from 22 African universities in 16 countries participated in the workshop.
Msc - Computer Science
The philosophy of the programme is in line with that of Kenyatta University of “Sensitivity and responsiveness to societal needs and the right of every person to knowledge”.
The increasing world reliance on sophisticated technology gives Computer scientists a strategic role in our daily lives. By providing innovative solutions to our Computing needs and state of the art needs, the profession is fundamental to future development and growth of the society. The high demand from industries across the globe for well qualified Computer scientists continues with exciting and rewarding career graduates on areas ranging from Mobile and Wireless Technology, Multimedia Technology, Networks, Information Management, Artificial intelligent agents, Image Processing, and Information Security. Therefore there is a need for Kenyatta University to contribute towards driving Kenya into the next industrialization phase to achieve its strategic goals, i.e. vision 2030.