Head of Department Message

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.

Departmental Overview

Department offers quality Computer Science education & research in Africa.

700+

Students

20+

Staff & Non-Teaching Staff

4

Research Groups

Computer Science Today

The latest news from Makerere University Computer Science Department

Data Science Africa 2019 for East Africa will take place in Ethiopia

Data Science Africa 2019 for East Africa will take place in Ethiopia

By: Administrator | March 25, 2019

For 2019, Data Science Africa will have two events: DSA 2019 Addis in Ethiopia for East Africa and DSA 2019 Accra for West Africa.

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GetIN Mobile App extends accessibility to Bundibugyo

GetIN Mobile App extends accessibility to Bundibugyo

By: Administrator | November 06, 2018

The mobile App reached the 1000 girls milestone in Kanungu and has extended its accessibility to Bundibugyo district .

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CS Alumnus wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

CS Alumnus wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

By: Administrator | June 26, 2018

The CS alumnus has won the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for a device which tests for malaria.

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Computer Science Research

Some of the research projects being carried out by the research groups and centers.

Air Quality Monitoring

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.

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Mobile Monitoring of Crop Diseases

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.

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Data Generation and Language Technology for Low-Resourced African Languages

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.

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Academics & Admissions

Undergraduate Program

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.

Masters Program

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:
Plan A
Plan B

PhD Program

The PhD in Computer Science program focuses on four research areas:
Theoretical Computer Science
Computer Security
Computer Vision & Image Processing
Modeling & Optimization of Operational Systems