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Carnegie Mellon University Africa

The 16-20 month MSIT program strikes a fine balance between technology, business and innovation, preparing the next generation of ICT leaders in Africa. <mark>This program is for students interested in an interdisciplinary curriculum that covers key topics in data science, cyber security, software engineering and telecommunications among others.</mark> <p></p>The 16-20 month MS EAI program opens the door to advanced skills that will enable engineers to design powerful solutions to today's challenges. <mark>Students learn to combine a foundation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science with their engineering, information technology, and software skills through theoretical and practical hands-on study of real-world applications.</mark> <p></p> There are three tracks from which students may choose: The professional track is for: <br> - Students who are interested in becoming IT professionals <br> - Students looking to develop a career in existing businesses <p></p> The academic track is for: <br> Those interested in pursuing a research career and/or Ph.D. after their MSIT. A faculty research advisor must first approve students based on their skills and interest in the faculty’s work. Students will then work closely with that professor, who will guide and supervise their research. <p></p> The entrepreneurship track is for: <br> - Students looking to develop their own innovation projects to solve a real problem

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University Of Gitwe

The course emphasises the role of technology in the modern business environment, enabling our graduates to appreciate and utilise technology in meeting real-world business goals. <mark>You will acquire technical skills in software engineering and system design, as well as an understanding of how these impact organisations. </mark> Software engineering projects conducted throughout your degree are taught in conjunction with industry professionals and give you the opportunity to test your skills against real-world problems. Alongside a range of technical skills, you will develop a range of industrially relevant skills, including those in communication, planning and management.

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Kigali Independent University ULK

The Department of Computer Science is the unique department into the School of Science and Technology (ST) at ULK, which is comprised of several Engineering and Sciences Departments. Programs were selected based on what was thought to be a dire local need as well as being relevant to the demand of the Regional job market. The programs are designed to provide Hands-on skills training, and they focus on the technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of the hardware and the software components of modern systems and computer-controlled equipment. <mark>The programs provide practical and theoretical principles to design and adequately maintain systems as well as using computerized equipment and instruments to solve technical problems in diverse application domains.</mark>

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Adventist University of Central Africa

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology (IST) introduces concepts upon which information systems are founded and analyzes them as solutions to real-world problems. The curriculum provides students with the critical skills and knowledge required to direct and control the design, planning and management of information infrastructures in professional settings. <mark>This degree program addresses the workplace need for professionals with information systems management and development expertise.</mark> <p></p> Quick Facts <p></p> High Employment Rate <br> Software developers, computer systems analysts, and computer systems administrators consistently make the list for the annual U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs. Since all industries need software solutions and systems management, it is expected that careers in this field of study will continue to be among the fastest growing occupations. <p></p>Valuable Work Skills for Today's Workplace <br> <mark>The program’s comprehensive curriculum includes coursework in computer architecture, software design and programming, data structures, analysis of algorithms, operating systems principles, IT project management and information security.</mark>

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University of Rwanda

Our School aims at producing competent and skillful graduates catering to the demands of the rewarding ICT job market in various industry sectors. <p></p> ICT is the backbone and an essential element of most businesses today. <mark>It provides impetus to the day-to-day business functions by allowing for better cross departmental or organizational collaboration and communication, more effective streamlining of business processes, better management of human and material resources, and better facilitation of human system interaction through the implementation of integrated, efficient, and reliable information systems.</mark> <p></p> More importantly, ICT literally opens up the access to a whole world of information, a fact that has fundamentally changed the way we live. ICT knowledge areas include computer software and hardware, networking, information management and security, database management systems, wireless communication, the Internet, artificial intelligence, and embedded electronic devices, just to name a few. Each of these knowledge areas has seen constant and revolutionary developments almost every day for the past few decades. <p></p> In fact, the ICT field will continue to make substantial progress in the foreseeable future. The <mark>prospects of a career in the ICT area are simply enormous given the heavy reliance of business and individual activities on ICT. In fact, ICT graduates can be employed in a wide range of industry sectors including software development, technical consulting, telecommunication, web design and development, banking and finance, manufacturing, biotechnology, healthcare, education civil service.</mark> <p></p> Expected Learning Outcome <p></p> ICT has been identified as a tool “to transform a subsistence economy into an information-rich, knowledge-based one, and accelerate economic growth”. The Government of Rwanda has the very broad objective of imparting quality education for ICT in Higher Learning Institutions in the country. <p></p> This will meet the challenging demands on computing manpower of all industries and government organizations in the country and in the surrounding regions, which need highly skilled professionals capable of finding solutions to problems in ICT that requires fast and reliable action. Computer Science being the basics for ICT, the rationale of the programme is, therefore, to offer a comprehensive foundation that permits graduates to adapt to changing technologies and new ideas. <p></p> At the end of the programme learners should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of : <br> - Mathematics and sciences relevant to computer science. <br> - The fundamental concepts, principles and theories of computing. <br> - Design and development of hardware and software at a specialist level. <br> - The principles of design and development including an awareness of standards of practice. <br> - The professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of a computer science <br> - The environmental and social impact of computer science activities <br> - Business and management techniques relevant to computer science <br> - Quality and benchmarks in computer software and software development

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University of Kigali

University of Kigali has endeavored to be the seat of academic excellence in Rwanda. The School of Computing and IT has continuously adapted itself to suit diverse student needs in a rapidly changing and growing regional economy. The School continues, each year, to attract some of the nation’s best and maintains a diverse student body with a great degree of gender balance. <p></p> At the undergraduate level, the School of Computing and IT offers a 3-year undergraduate Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS), Business Information Technology (BBIT) and Information Technology (BIT) degrees. These degree programs are conducted simultaneously in the Day, Evening and Weekend sessions. <p></p> School of Computing and IT Mission and Purpose <br> - The mission of School of Computing and IT is to provides secure, reliable, and integrated technology solutions in alignment with academic and administrative goals, while delivering excellence in customer service. Following are the objectives the Department of IT (Dept. IT) for the 2013/2014 academic year. <mark> <br> - Promote safe, disciplined, and drug-free learning environments. <br> - Improve learning by ensuring that more students have effective teachers through implementing evaluation and support systems that consider multiple measurers of effectiveness. <br> - Stimulate a working environment within the faculty that is supportive of staff and encourages active engagement and a positive contribution from individual members of staff. <br> - Support innovation in programme design and delivery, learning, teaching and assessment methods and student support, and lead the faculty’s commitment to a learning culture for staff and students. <br> - Proactively develop the portfolio of programmes, seeking opportunities for new and modified programmes in response to changes in market demand. </mark> <p></p> School of Computing and IT Vision <br> We are committed to investing in technology to support our mission and to creating an information technology “baseline” that embraces the diversity and innovation. <p></p> Advantages of Studying Computing and IT <br> An ICT degree from UOK offers practical learning through our work experience programs and laboratory experience, so you graduate with real-world skills and knowledge. The final year team project gives you an opportunity to showcase your work. <p></p> We work closely with industry to ensure that programs are relevant and that graduates are well positioned to be leaders in their respective fields. Many of our students have secured employment well before graduation. They earn high starting salaries and are in strong demand. <p></p> The advantages of studying Computing and IT at University of Kigali include: <br>Strong foundation for combined academic studies <br> Students are able to take optional modules in business and IT and by combining law with a range of non-law degrees, the potential of becoming a powerful and well-rounded leader is beyond measure. <p></p> Multitudes of career options <br> Other than becoming an IT scientist, Computing and IT graduates are desirable candidates for various fields such as media, academia, commerce and industry and more. You will find that studying Computing and IT can take you just about anywhere. <p></p> Financial stability <br> Obtaining a Computer Science or Information Technology or Business Information Technology degree may not guarantee immediate success or an exceedingly large amount of money but it is close. This professional qualification allows you to enjoy more job security and higher salary as compared to those without. The rest is up to you. <p></p> <mark> Master critical thinking, strong reasoning and analytical skills <br> The knowledge and skills gained from studying Computer Science or Information Technology or Business Information Technology facilitate students to analyze all sides of complex situations or problems and to devise the best solution based on strong reasoning and critical thinking. </mark> <p></p> The power to make a difference through Computing and IT <br> You may have a strong sense of justice and wish to improve the defects in the system, studying law offers you the legal education and qualification to ultimately make that significant change. <p></p> Respect and prestige <br> Many Computing and IT graduates are successful in various industries and more became world leaders who are highly respected. The job is not easy but those who uphold justice are most deserving of respect. <p></p> Awareness of rights and responsibilities <br> Being aware of rights and responsibilities enables you to become the best that you can be as a fellow human being. Studying Computer Science or Information Technology or Business Information Technology allows students to understand Information technology in general. <p></p> Self-confidence <br> Studying one of the Degrees under the School of Computing and IT is an empowering experience. The students often work in groups, take extra training in different certificates (Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), IT Essentials, Python Programming, Mobile application development) and actively participate in innovation through the incubation center. Such environments nurture good self-esteem, confidence and a skilled person. <p></p> Better communication skills and high adaptability towards various career transitions <br> Students under the School of Computing and IT develop the ability to innovate and be creative, keen problem-solving abilities and the capacity for independent thinking. As a result, Computer Science or Information Technology or Business Information Technology graduates adapt very well in various situations or career transitions. <p></p> An intellectual challenge <br> With such compelling benefits, it comes to reason that obtaining a degree from the School of Computing and IT is not easy. The standards are high and outstanding academic performance is expected. Studying Computer Science or Information Technology or Business Information Technology is demanding, yet this may well be the biggest benefit of studying: learning to push your limits.