BSc Computer Science (Hons) Degree

PREAMBLE

Computer Science is the systematic study of the feasibility, structure, expression and mechanization of the methodical processes (or algorithms) that underlie the acquisition, representation, processing, storage, communication of and access of information whether such information is encoded in bits or bytes in a computer or transcribed in genes and protein structures in a human cell. It focuses on preparing graduates who are concerned with issues related to advocating for users and meeting their needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. It seeks to establish and apply mathematical, computing, scientific and engineering disciplines to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations.

Welcome to the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science where we thrive to be the best department endeavouring in quality teaching, research, serving the community, innovation and commercialisation of ideas.

We are guided by the vision to be a university department aimed at solving world’s problems through research and innovation emanating from a committed professional staff base that develop and nature outstanding students who productively, economically and socially impact the global village with new and ancient discoveries for entrepreneurship and industrial development.

The mission of the department is the development, impartation and sustenance of knowledge curatorship. Our objective is to be a leading centre of academic excellence and therefore aim to:
• claim our position as one of the credible Information Systems departments in the world leading research and teaching and benchmark our performance in line with the highest global standards

• foster an excellent quality learning and teaching climate to give great value to the wellbeing of our stakeholders and maintain a distinguished educational portfolio

• produce industrious graduates technically and professionally ready to be at the helm of industrial productivity in line with the highest personal and professional ethics and standards

• Contribute visible to sustainable and social responsibility in promoting technology in Zimbabwe for economic growth and societal upheaval.

We value, Teaching, Research, Integrity, Community engagement, Innovation and Industrialisation.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:
a) Produce highly qualified graduates who are able to understand and operate effectively in the world of challenging and changing information and computing technology
b) Produce graduates who are proficient in designing and implementing software, hardware and networking solutions.
c) Design new ways to use computers
d) Develop effective ways to solve computing problems

 

Normal Entry

Have passed at least 5 subjects at General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English Language.
Have at least 2 Advanced Level passes in Mathematics and or any other Commercial or Science subjects.

 Special Entry

Have passed at least 5 subjects at General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English Language.
Hold at least a Diploma in an Approved IT field or equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions.

Mature Entry

NB: Refer to General Academic Regulations

Have passed at least 5 subjects at General Certificate of Education

Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English Language.

Should have reached a minimum age of 23 years for Females and 25

years for males.

Visiting School
           either:

A National Diploma in an Information Technology related field or any equivalent Tertiary qualification

            or :

 At least two (2) passes in relevant “A” level subjects and proof of employment


The graduates are prepared for career-entry positions in areas such as
• Software Development and Support
• Research and Development Scientists
• Systems Analyst
• Computer Networking
• Web Design and Authoring
• Software Engineering
• Applications Engineering
• Computer Engineering

 

Chairperson, Computer Science & Information Systems