School of Computing & Information Technology
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!
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Day and Evening)
Duration: 3 Years
Diploma of Science in Information Technology (Day and Evening)
Duration: 2 Years
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.
To become the best Christian School of Computing and Information Technology, producing Christ-centered leaders in the heart of Africa.
In line with the university’s philosophy, SCIT is committed to the following:
Providing students with the highest standard in education.
Operating and maintaining a holistic curriculum that bears witness to the Kingdom of God with emphasis on transforming the professions.
Maintaining a culturally-relevant, world-class curriculum.
Creating and sustaining meaningful dialogue between the academy, the professions, and wider society.
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.
Developing and using new IT initiatives and innovations relevant to IT professions.
Creating strategic partnerships and effective teams in response to professional training needs.
Modeling excellence in research projects.
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.
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.
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