With the growing demand for high quality software professionals, there is a need to offer programmes that prepare you for careers in software technology. This programme equips you with the knowledge and skills that are important and relevant to different areas of Software Technology such as Computer Architecture and Databases.
Why should I enrol for this programme?
Software development for computer systems used in business, engineering, medicine, and education is an important and essential component of Information Technology. Advancements in software are necessary to allow innovation in the design of hardware. As a result, to impart knowledge about software program development, this programme is designed to include modules that are relevant to the current trends in software technology, design and development, and are also useful in the development of modern applications.
The programme prepares you to address the technical challenges arising from application requirements of the IT industry. The theory and practice components in the modules provide you with concepts and access to modern technological tools. The curriculum includes study of database design, data communication, procedural and object oriented programming paradigms, operating system concepts, and algorithm development.
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.
On graduating, you will be qualified to work in a range of positions from entry level programming to lead information system analysts. This programme will provide you with the skills you need to successfully design and develop distributed business applications for new venture creation and work in a variety of organizations such as IT companies as well as government and private institutions.