The mission of the Department is to educate undergraduate and graduate majors as well as the broader community in the fundamental concepts of the computing discipline, to create and disseminate computing knowledge and technology, and to use our expertise in computing to help society solve problems.
The aim of the Department is to fully integrate both the theoretical and practical technologies of computer science in teaching and learning to meet the changing demands of the information, communication and technology industry particularly in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region. These programmes were designed in response to a recognized need from the information, communication and technology industry for university graduates who have a detailed knowledge and fundamental understanding of various computers, their production, harnessing, conversion, and environmental concerns associated with the use of IT.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science programme was the first programme to be introduced in the Department in the 2013/2014 Academic Year and the following year, the BSc Information Technology was also introduced by the Department.
The Department of Computer Science and Informatics graduated the pioneer class of the BSc Information Technology programme at the University’s Third Congregation.The Department also boasts of relationships with international professional training academies which include:
- Oracle Academy
- IBM Academy
- Plans are also underway to establish relationships with:
- CISCO Networking Academy
- Microsoft Academy
The Department has also initiated links with the following High Commissions and institutions with the aim of securing positions for IT and computing training programmes to enlighten and equip the staff and graduate students of the Department in their specific areas of interest:
- Indian High Commission with a proposal for IT and Computing Training in India.
- Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) with a proposal for ICT Laboratory Equipment.
- Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for training support in Korea.
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for training support in Japan.
In the academic year under review, the Department also successfully rolled out the following programmes:
- PhD Computer Science
- MPhil Computer Science
- MSc Computer Science
- Diploma Computer Science
- Diploma Information Technology
The Department intends to mount a BSc Business Computing programme in the 2020/2021 Academic Year while plans are far advanced for the Department to start bachelor, diploma and certificate programmes in the following areas:
- Computer Crime and Forensics
- Network Technology
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