The Computer Science with pathway Data Analytics Programme addresses the skill requirements of many business sectors and industry that are associated with the use of heterogeneous data, taking into account the need to balance theory with practice. This programme equips you with the knowledge and abilities that will enable you to handle different data through many process such as data collection, codification, treatment, storage and release, link. This programme will teach you how to select, analyze, and extract data by using high value-added knowledge which is the main skills needed to profitably tackle the next challenges in the digital society.
Why should I enrol for this programme?
With the increasing importance of effective information management, the use of data is now inherent in almost all areas, including all business. As the complexity and the volume of data has increased, the demand for professionals with specialist knowledge across all aspects of data analytics and scientist, including skills and experience to build and support the next generation of heterogeneous database technologies has grown. The programme of Computer science with Data Analytics pathway will allow you to build a master skill you need to establish a successful Data Science and Analysis career. This programme will teach you how to explore, analyze, and communicate data insights using powerful and recent scientific technologies and tools like R, SAS, and Python. These skills will easily qualify you for the role of Data Analyst. Data analytics becomes a top priority for many organizations as the demand for qualified professional staff with advanced data related skills has never been higher.
Candidates seeking direct admission to the programme mentioned should possess:
A General Education Certificate (Equivalent to 12 years of schooling) or equivalent qualification
A General Foundation Programme (GFP) certificate
Students who do not possess a GFP certificate or an equivalent certificate may take MEC placement test. The placement test determines proficiency levels in English, Pure Math and Computing component.
Depending on their proficiency levels reflected in the Placement Tests, students will be placed in appropriate levels of MEC Foundation Programme.
English Language in the GFP can be exempted on producing IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate with a score of 5.5 and above, a TOEFL equivalent or an equivalent international certification.
Computing component of the GFP can be exempted if the candidate has successfully completed the ICDL or IC3 or any equivalent international diploma in IT skills.
Mathematics component in the GFP (General and Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics) modules can be exempted:
- If the candidate secures pass score in Paper 1 of Test of Mathematics for University Admission-TMUA or
- If the candidate secures 3/pass/satisfactory score in Paper 1 of Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)
A score of 60% and above in MEC placement test in each of the component would enable the student for exemption from the General Foundation Programme.
Due to the considerable growth in regional businesses, e-government and other industries as well as an increase in the general use of information systems, there is considerable requirement for specialists both locally and internationally. The Data Analytics pathway in Computer Science Programme will enable you to seek employment as: