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

Visiting Assistant Professor Bo Waggoner at Makerere University

Visiting Assistant Professor Bo Waggoner at Makerere University

By: Administrator | July 16, 2019

Assistant Professor of Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder is at Makerere University for two days.

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Head of Makerere Artificial Intelligence lab Wins Grant

Head of Makerere Artificial Intelligence lab Wins Grant

By: Administrator | June 13, 2019

Dr. Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende has won the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant worth US$100,000.

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CS Alumnus among winners of the 2<sup>nd </sup> World CUR 2019

CS Alumnus among winners of the 2nd World CUR 2019

By: Administrator | June 06, 2019

CS alumnus has emerged as the only African winner at the recently concluded World Congress on Undergraduate Research 2019.

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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