SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS (SCI)

Our vision is to be a School of excellence in Information Technology, Computer Science, Research and Innovation, driven by quality in everything we do.

Two of our faculty who teach ICT Networking courses benefited from a 3-day workshop training in September 2017 which was fully funded by Kenya Education Network (KENET) to strengthen the faculty’s technical capacity. Access to the KENET virtual laboratory means that lecturers can now provide hands-on training to students on routing and switching laboratory remotely from our campus network. The KENET laboratory will enable the faculty and students access virtualized machines where they can practice skills like Linux/ Unix, Matlab, Windows Operating Systems among many othersTeaching staff at the School successfully completed a five days Trainer of Trainers (ToT) Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) course by TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (TVET-CDACC) in July 2017. Other skills learnt include Training needs assessment, development of occupational standards, Competency based assessment and certification, and competency based curriculum design, development and review.

Programs offered in the School of Computing and Informatics

SCI consists of two departments offering eight programs. Department of Information Technology and Computer Science was recently split into two departments to facilitate growth and better management.

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with at least a C (plain) in Mathematics, English and Physics/Physical Science OR with a credit pass in Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field from KNEC or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Science Must have an aggregate grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E. and a minimum grade of C (plain) in Mathematics and English OR with a credit/distinction pass in Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field from KNEC or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Business Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with at least a C (plain) in Mathematics, English and Physics/Physical Science OR with a credit pass in Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field from KNEC or its equivalent.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time   Campuses: Main Campus (Nchiru) Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000
DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
Diploma in Information Technology An aggregate grade of C- (minus) in K.C.S.E and grades D+ (plus) in Mathematics and English OR Division II in K.C.E with a Credit pass in Mathematics and English OR Credit/distinction pass in Certificate in Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.
Duration: 6 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time      Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME
Certificate in Information Technology Minimum mean grade of D+ (plus)in K.C.S.E or Division IV in KCE or any other equivalent qualification recognized by MUST Senate.(Those qualifying with Credit or Distinction proceed to Diploma)
Duration: 1 semester   Mode of Study: Full-time       Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)  Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 18,000
Certificate in Computer Applications Open

 

Duration: 2 months   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)Tuition fees: Ksh. 9,500

Our academic staffs are actively engaged in various research activities as evidenced by the various papers that they publish on a regular basis in refereed journals and conferences. They collaborate with researchers from other Kenyan Universities as well as from universities outside Kenya. Some selected papers that they have published in recent months include:

  • Faith Mueni Musyoka, Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha and Anselemo Peters Ikoha, September 2014. An assessment framework for internet banking system reliability. International Journal of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering, 1(3): 88-100.
  • Sarah Wanja Njoroge, Samuel Mungai Mbuguah and Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha, June 2014. Determination of information systems service quality attributes in banking industry. International Journal of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering, 1(2): 40-51.
  • Teh Phoey Lee, Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha and Gu Yin Xin, February 2014. Mobile-assisted instructional for domestic maid (Maid-M). Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 6(2): 428-436.
  • Elyjoy Muthoni Micheni, Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha and Leonard Wamocho, February 2014. A review of agent based interoperability frameworks and interoperability assessment models. Scholars Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2(2B): 291-300.
  • Ciriaka Gitonga, Simon Meru Rukangu, John Aluka Orodho, Tabitha Wang’eri and Edward Kigen, February 2014. Is the choice of a degree program a factor of personality types and degree of congruence. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 19(2): 49-54.
  • Leornard W. Wakoli, Abkul Orto and Stephen Mageto. Application of the k-means clustering algorithm in medical claims fraud/abuse detection. International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management. Accepted for publication in the August 2014 Issue.
  • Elyjoy Muthoni Micheni, Isaiah Lule and Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha, October 2013. Transaction costs and facilitating conditions as indicators of the adoption of mobile money services in Kenya. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computing, Engineering & Technology (ICACET2013), 9-15, Malaysia.
  • J. Nyang’au, P.A. Nyakundi, J.T. Makanga and E.Kemboi,  16th  – 18th November 2011. “Comparative Analysis in Physico-chemical properties of locally available Bentonite and imported Wyoming Bentonite used in geothermal drilling in Kenya”.  Proceedings of the Sixth JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialisation Conference presented at the AICAD,  JKUAT, Kenya,  ISBN 9966-923-28-4 pp 214 – 223.

 

  • Nyang’au, P.A. Nyakundi, J.T. Makanga and E. Kemboi, 16th – 18th November 2011. “Effect of grain size on selected physico-chemical properties of locally available Bentonite in geothermal drilling”. Proceedings of the Sixth JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialisation Conference presented at the AICAD, JKUAT, Kenya, ISBN 9966-923-28-4 pp 224 – 229.

Prospective Students

If you are a prospective student and you have an inclination towards computing and engineering technologies, then we welcome you to join us. Applications, may be sent for consideration in either January,May or September every year  intakes into any one of our certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.