School of Computing & Information Technology

Remarks from the Dean School of Computing and Information Technology, LivingStone International University.

NAME: Mr. Wauyo Fred

POSITION: Dean of the School of Computing and Information Technology, LIU

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

    1. Kisii Public University of Kenya: 2016 to 2019, Ph.D. in Information Systems (on-going)
    2. Kampala International University: 2009 to 2011, MBA in Information Technology
    3. Islamic University in Uganda: 2005 to 2007, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    4. Islamic University in Uganda: 2002 to 2003, Diploma in Computer Science & Information Technology 

PROFESSIONAL COURSES:

Makerere University 

2009, Oracle Certified Associate

2014, Certified instructor of Cisco

2014, Certified instructor of IT Essentials

CONTACT DETAILS:

Contact: +256792477604 / +256782477604

Email: fred.wauyo@livingstone.ac.ug / wauyofredricks@gmail.com

Advances in technology have always gone hand-in-hand with advances in quality of life. This spans from the days when the Egyptians used Pythagoras’s theorem to fairly share land along the Nile to today’s real-time videos being streamed on GSM channels.
The LIU School of Computing and Information Technology seeks to spur such development through advancing technology. 

Delivered by state-of-the-art pedagogy, and using state-of-the-art equipment, our high-quality programs (link) and highly qualified staff (link) are carefully assembled to give current and prospective students a powerful academic experience and a much-needed springboard into the industry.

We are engaged in several research projects which are distributed among the research tracks of the school. Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or a researcher, the School of Computing and Information Technology is the right place for you. Please come and work together with us. The short time that you will be with us will be so worthwhile that you may wish for it to be extended for a longer time or even indefinitely!

Vision:
To become the best Christian School of Computing and Information Technology, producing Christ-centered leaders in the heart of Africa.

Mission:
To equip Christ-centered students and leaders with relevant IT, industrial-based, entrepreneurial, management, and leadership skills that can be easily transferred to practical, on-the-job abilities.

Commitment:
In line with the university’s philosophy, SCIT is committed to the following:

  1. Providing students with the highest standard in education.
  2. Operating and maintaining a holistic curriculum that bears witness to the Kingdom of God with emphasis on transforming the professions.
  3. Maintaining a culturally-relevant, world-class curriculum.
  4. Creating and sustaining meaningful dialogue between the academy, the professions, and wider society.
  5. Providing various modes and levels of learning and curricula delivery systems to address the diverse learning needs in the profession and in society as a whole.
  6. Developing and using new IT initiatives and innovations relevant to IT professions.
  7. Creating strategic partnerships and effective teams in response to professional training needs.
  8. Modeling excellence in research projects.

Objectives and Goals of SCIT
The School of Computing and Information Technology is a dynamic and successful school, employing two academic staff and supported by four part-time lecturers who include both technical and professional staff.

We teach a diverse and successful portfolio of undergraduate courses and future postgraduate courses. In total, we currently teach 30 undergraduate courses and about 40 CCNA and IT Essentials professional short-courses.

The School of Computing and Information Technology, specializing in professional teacher-led subjects as well as technical teaching subjects, is among the best performing schools in the university.

We currently have both full-time and part-time students, and programs offered by the school cover a wide range of fields, including information technology and professional short-courses.

You are at the beginning of an exciting journey, and I am confident that LIU can provide the challenges and opportunities that you are seeking. Browse through our web pages and course listings, and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. 

Furthermore, the above objectives are still an on-going project that will continue to improve as we continue introducing more courses in the future.  

Future Upcoming Programs; 2016 August Intake:

  1. Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) — 3 years
  2. Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) — 1 year

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Duration: 3-4 years under the old curriculum

When compared to traditional computing programs, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT) at LivingStone International University offers a unique approach to technology training, especially in light of the current challenges in the information technology industry. The BSc IT program combines the key strengths of the traditional Bachelor of Information Technology with emergent aspects that are sought by graduates focusing toward professional careers in IT. Such emergent aspects include global business and new technologies for data processing and data communication.

The BSc IT program has been developed to provide students with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge which will enable them to effectively participate in solving the complex problems of the IT industry. LIU’s IT program equips students with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the vital area of Information Technology.

The knowledge and skills gained by BSc IT graduates include web-based information systems as well as relevant applied research to develop and/or maintain appropriate and sustainable technical solutions to IT problems in a variety of fields, including: Information Assurance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Governance, Management, Engineering and Technology, etc. Therefore, our graduates have a competitive advantage to work with national and international organizations in wide-ranging fields.

A typical BSc IT program normally provides training in the application of information technology. The LIU BSc IT program additionally provides a theoretical and methodological understanding of information technology and has a research component and industrial placement.

How to Apply
Ugandan Applicants:

Applicants should hold at least:
(a) UACE certificate with at least 2 principal passes (one in a science subject or economics or geography) at the same sitting; AND UCE certificate with at least a credit in mathematics.
OR
(b) Diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning in any field or its equivalence.
OR
(c) A Pass in Mature Age Examination.

International Applicants:
Applicants must have qualifications that are equivalent to two A-level principal passes.

Program Description
The LIU BSc IT curriculum is designed to provide an effective integration of practical skills and industrial experience well backed by theoretical knowledge in key aspects of IT. This rich curriculum includes a mandatory 8-week industrial placement after second year.

This curriculum provides a strong foundation for building sustainable, web-based information systems grounded on programming methodologies, database management systems, and networking skills.

Database Management Systems is covered extensively over two years (third year and new curricula in second year). This provides a good opportunity for students to develop and grow their skills progressively. The three programming courses offered in third year and first year help students gain skills in software development and build special interest in object-oriented programming which is very relevant to modern application development. Other relevant courses such as Computer Networking, Systems Analysis and Design, Web Technologies, etc. are included in the curriculum to help produce a more productive graduate. A number of foundational courses are also included to make our graduates unique, well-rounded critical thinkers.

Additionally, there is a research project that is covered over the final semesters. The Research Methods course taken during the first semester of third year provides the foundation upon which students are expected to complete their proposal writing and corresponding IT project during their last semester. The Research Methods course provides the basics and practice needed for students to specify their design and to implement and produce a complete report which is assessed by a panel of IT department faculty in the second semester of the final year.

Course Details (Degree)

Curriculum Structure: Duration: 3 Years 

Year One

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Introduction to Bible Programming Methodology 1
Information Technology 1 Information Technology 2
Communication Technology and the Internet Computer Repair and Maintenance
Information Management Business Application Programming
Computer Literacy Mathematics for IT
Communication Skills Life of Christ
Introduction to Science and University Studies  

Curriculum Structure: Year Two

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Web Systems and Technologies 1 Systems Analysis and Design
Database Management Systems Systems Administration
Introduction to Internet Programming World History and Humanities
Programming Methodology 2 Web Systems and Technologies 2
Psychology Research Methods
  Internship

Curriculum Structure: Year Three

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Electronic Media Systems Entrepreneurship
Operating Systems Web Systems and Technologies 2
IT Project Management Integrative Programming
Information System Management Project
Information Assurance and Security Computer Networks and Communication
New Testament Survey International Relations

Course Details (Diploma)

Curriculum Structure: Duration: 2 Years

Year One

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Life of Christ Programming Methodology 1
Information Technology 1 Old Testament Survey 
Communication Technology and the Internet Computer Repair and Maintenance
Information Management Wellness 
Computer Literacy Mathematics for IT
English Composition 1 Information Technology II
  Internship

Curriculum Structure: Year Two

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Web Systems and Technologies 1 Systems Analysis and Design
Database Management Systems Christian Discipleship 
Acts  World History
English Composition II New Testament Survey 
Psychology System Administration
Programming Methodology II Introduction to Internet Programming
  Project