The BSc in Computer Science program is a full time program that is conducted both in the day and in the evening.

The duration of the program is three academic years consisting of six semesters and two recess terms. Each semester lasts seventeen (17) weeks two of which are for examinations. Each recess term is 10 weeks.

The tuition fee for privately sponsored students is 3,024,000 Uganda Shillings per year for Ugandans and 4,536,000 Uganda Shillings per year for non-Ugandans.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the B.Sc in Computer Science program, a candidate must satisfy the general admission requirements for Makerere University. In addition, the following regulations shall hold:

  1. Direct Entry

    Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained:

    • At least a principle pass in Mathematics in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent
    • At least two principle passes at the same sitting in UACE in any of the following subjects: - Economics, Entrepreneurship, Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
    • A minimum weighted point set by the Makerere University Admissions Board

      For purposes of computing weighted points, the A-level subjects shall be grouped and weighted as per the University weighting system.

      Group Weight Subjects
      Essential 3 Any two best done subjects among: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technicial Drawing
      Relevant 2 Any other best done subject of all A level subjects.
      Desirable 1 General Paper, Subsidiary Mathematics, Subsidiary ICT
      Others 0.5 All others.
  2. Diploma holders

    For a candidate to be admitted via the diploma scheme, he/she must:

    1. Have at least 5 passes got at the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent, with credits in English and Mathematics
    2. Have at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes from the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent
    3. Have a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology of Makerere University or have at least a Second class (lower division) diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, and Statistics or any other diploma with Mathematics, Computer Science, or Information Technology as one of the subjects. The diploma must be from an Institution recognized by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda.