The Department currently runs one undergraduate program in Computer Science and three postgraduate programs in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cyber Security and Digital Forensic.
The Department also runs parallel programs. In today’s rapidly changing world, maintaining global competitiveness requires the talents of a well-rounded, holistic individual with technical knowledge and business acumen to address challenging issues. The Computer Science Department is unique in developing skills in Information Technology.
Computer Science (Parallel)
This program is the same as the BSc Computer Science that runs in the regular mode. Regular mode is a terminology used in referring to the first set of students the approved quota allows. The students are taught by the same lecturers and supported by the same Technicians with the same laboratories, libraries, and other facilities. They also have their lectures at the same time as the Regular students and in some lectures t, they sit in the same lecture room with the regular students. These programs were introduced for qualified students who could not be admitted into the regular stream as a result of the quota for the regular students. However, the programs a free-paying but the fees are far lower than Ghanaian fee-paying students’ fees. Note that this program is not a PART-TIME program.
The aims and objectives of the parallel program and the admission requirements are the same as that of the regular program:
The aims and objectives for the running of the program are as follows:
The Department of Computer Science offers in-depth training for students with sound academic backgrounds in Mathematics and Science and who are aspiring to become professionals in the field of Information Technology.
The primary goal of the department is to produce and provide the public sector of the nation as well as private organizations and institutions with world-class Computer Programmers, Computer Analysts, System Analysts, and Management Information Specialists.
The Department also offers research opportunities for graduate studies with well-equipped computer laboratories and other research facilities.
This program opens a window for students who desire to pursue Computer Science at KNUST but who cannot be admitted because of the quota for the regular stream
- Admission Requirements
- WASSCE: Applicants must have credits(A1-C6) in THREE core subjects, namely English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science, and three elective subjects including Mathematics, Physics, and either Chemistry or Applied Electricity or Electronics or ICT with a total aggregate of 24 or better. Aggregates are computed as A1=1, B2=2, B3=3, C4=C5=C6=4. D7 and E8 are not acceptable.
- SSSCE: Applicants must have credits (A-D) in THREE core subjects, namely English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science, and three elective subjects including Mathematics, Physics, and either Chemistry or Applied Electricity or Electronics or ICT with a total aggreate of 24 or better. Aggregates are computed as A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4. Grade E is not acceptable.
- A’Level candidate must have:
GCE O’level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including Mathematics and English. Must also have THREE passes at the Advance Level including Mathematics and Physics.
- MATURE Candidates must
Be at least 25 years, should posses GCE O’ level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including English and Mathematics. Possession of an A’ level certificate will be an added advantage. In addition, candidates will be required to write an Entrance Examination in Mathematics and also attend an oral interview.
HND Diploma holders
- Applicants with Diploma/HND certificates in Computer Science, Science, and Engineering from any recognized university, University College, and/or Polytechnic qualify for admission. Applicants with 2nd Class (Upper Division) will be admitted to Year Two.