The Diploma in Computer Science is a 2-year programme offered at the Department of Computer Science under the Faculty of Computing and Information Systems (FoCIS). Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates shall be awarded Diploma in Computer Science.

    The programme is designed to enable successful graduates to able to:
    • Identify problems, analyse requirements, formulate designs and implements solutions to automate manual processes using computer science knowledge, techniques, and tools
    • Apply relevant mathematical and engineering methods to solving computing problems;
    • Demonstrate the ability to use computer programming skills for problem solving;
    • Apply software engineering methods and tools for developing quality software solutions;
    • Develop appropriate tools to help with the management and coordination of activities in enterprises;
    • Demonstrate strong foundation in algorithmic thinking and the use of computer systems required for further studies in computer science.
    • Demonstrate understanding and apply ethical, legal and moral principles in the development and use of computing system

    The programme aims to produce computer science professional who are innovative, ethical, entrepreneurial graduates that use tools and techniques that are based on computer science knowledge to develop relevant applications and systems that impart society.

    SSSCE Candidates:

    Credit passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjects, English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science in addition to credit passes(A-D) in any three(3) elective subjects including Elective Mathematics.

    WASSCE Candidates:

    Passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects, English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science in addition to passes (A1-D7) in any three (3) elective subjects including Elective Mathematics. Note that at least three (3) of the core or elective subject should be credit passes (A1-C6).

    GBCE Candidates:

    Holders must have at least three (3) credits (A-D) in GBCE core subjects: English Language, Business Mathematics and Integrated Science in addition to at least credits (A-D) in two (2) ABCE subjects such as Information Technology, Hardware and Networking and Information Systems or System Analysis and Design.

    HND Applicants:

    Applicants must hold HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related fields with at least 2nd Class Lower Division from accredited Tertiary Institution.

    ‘O’/A ‘Level Applicants

    Holders must have five (5) credits at ‘O’ Level including English, Mathematics, plus THREE (3) ‘A’ Level passes in any subject;
    They must also have a pass in General Paper.

    MATURE Applicants:

    Applicants must be at least 25 years of age at the time of submitting the application and should have SSSC/WASSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject plus at least three (3) years work experience in an I.T related job.
    Applicants must pass a written examination;
    In addition, mature applicants must possess any acceptable documentary evidence such as Birth Certificates, Driving License, Voters’ ID card or National ID card which are at least five (5) years old after date of issue or by the date of seeking to enroll or date of gaining admission.

    2-year Tertiary Diploma Applicants:

    Applicants with 2-year tertiary diploma or equivalent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

     Foreign Applicants

    All foreign qualifications will be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission.


    Successful graduates will gain requisite skills for employment into public, private organisations and institutions or equipped for self-employment as:

    Computer Programmers
    Computer Analysts
    System Analysts
    Management Information Specialists
    Software Developer
    Data Analyst
    Web Designer
    Application Developer
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