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.




Staff & Non-Teaching Staff


Research Groups

Computer Science Today

The latest news from Makerere University Computer Science Department

Advertisement – Three CS Graduate Fellows Needed

Advertisement – Three CS Graduate Fellows Needed

By: Administrator | February 15, 2023

The Department of Computer Science of Makerere University is seeking applications from qualifying candidates to fill the following Graduate Fellow Vacancies.

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Six New DeepMind scholarships at Makerere University

Six New DeepMind scholarships at Makerere University

By: Administrator | March 18, 2022

Makerere University and DeepMind are excited to announce six (6) new master’s scholarships in the field of Machine Learning for the academic year 2022/2023.

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Mak <> UW PhD exchange program Launched

Mak <> UW PhD exchange program Launched

By: Administrator | June 07, 2021

The Department of Computer Science, Makerere University has launched a PhD exchange program with The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington.

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Computer Science Research

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

Crane Cloud

Crane Cloud

The project aims to design and develop a cloud native platform that is specially designed for resilience to unique connectivity and infrastructure challenges in the African context.

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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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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