On behalf of the Computer Science staff and students I would like to welcome you to the Department of Computer Science at Makerere University.
We are in the exciting times to study Computer Science. Computers are part in just about every aspect of modern life including financial services, transportation, healthcare, education, and many others.Our department is the best place to be at.
We welcome you to be part of the department as a student, researcher or staff as we explore new opportunities and make new discoveries in Computer science.
Department offers quality Computer Science education & research in Africa.
Staff & Non-Teaching Staff
The latest news from Makerere University Computer Science Department
Head of Makerere Artificial Intelligence lab Wins Grant
Dr. Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende has won the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant worth US$100,000.Read More
CS Alumnus among winners of the 2nd World CUR 2019
CS alumnus has emerged as the only African winner at the recently concluded World Congress on Undergraduate Research 2019.Read More
Makerere University AirQo project has won US$1.3 million grant
AirQo project has won a grant from Google as part of Google AI Impact Challenge, an initiative from Google.org.Read More
Some of the research projects being carried out by the research groups and centers.
Air Quality Monitoring
This project is on a mission to contribute to the improvement of urban ambient air quality by providing scientific evidence and low-cost technologies to quantify and inform policy to reduce, contain and better manage air pollution and its associated health risks.Read More
Mobile Monitoring of Crop Diseases
This research project aims at enabling all year round, real time disease surveillance using mobile phones, automating pests and symptom measurements, enabling rapid diagnosis of crop disease in fields based on crop images.Read More
Data Generation and Language Technology for Low-Resourced African Languages
This research project focuses on using manual and automated methods to build bilingual corpora for several language pairs involving any low-resourced African language.Read More
The BSc in Computer Science program is a full time program that is conducted both in the day and in the evening.
To be admitted to the program, a candidate must satisfy the general admission requirements for Makerere University.
The MSc in Computer Science has two areas of specialization:
Software and Systems Security
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
The MSc in Computer Science program is made up of two plans:
The PhD in Computer Science program focuses on four research areas:
Theoretical Computer Science
Computer Vision & Image Processing
Modeling & Optimization of Operational Systems