Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is one the Departments in the College on Natural and Applied Sciences that the University started with in January 14th, 2008 when it started academics activities.
The Department runs three programmes. These are:
- B.Sc. Computer Science,
- B. Sc. Statistics and Biometrics, and
- B.Sc. Mathematics.
All these programmes have duration of four years of eight semester where the second semester of the third year is for Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). The Department has graduated two sets of students in the B.Sc. Computer Science degree programme. Twenty six students graduated in the 2010/2011 academic session and twenty two students graduated in the 2011/2012 academic session. The Department currently have student population of about One Hundred and Thirty Seven.
Prof. W. A. Gbolagade was the pioneer Head of Department. He was succeeded by Dr. D. A . Agunbiade in acting capacity. They both spent two years each. Followed by Dr. L. S. Akinola who Coordinated the Department. Later Dr A.A. Owolabi also came on board as the Coordinator followed by Dr. A.J.K Shittu who is the current Head of Department. The B.Sc. Computer Science Degree Programme of the programme is fully accredited.
Admission and Graduation Requirement
The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects, at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME).
Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three – year degree programme into 200-level.
Philosophy, Aims and Objectives of the Degree Programme
The purpose, aims and objectives of bachelor honours degree programme in Computer Science shall include:
To create in students, the awareness of and enthusiasm for Computer Science and its capabilities.
To involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying
To provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills.
To develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology to all aspects of human endeavours.
To generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of computer in an industrial, economic, technological and social context.
To provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.
To train and produce graduates able to identify and confidently meet the challenges of computing, data processing and information communication.
To equip graduates with modern ICT tools for analyzing and solving engineering, scientific and general problems.
To equip graduates with both computing and mathematical analytic tools for meeting the challenges of basic research in Government, Industry and Research institutes.
All Bachelors honours degree students in Computer Science are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:
a. Competencies and Skills
Students are expected to develop a wide range of different abilities, dynamism and skills. These may be divided into three categories, viz.
Cognitive Abilities and Skills
b. Behaviourial Attitudes
General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, interpersonal and organization skills.
Graduates of Computer Science are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Computer Science, development of relevant ICT for national development and societal needs.
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