Prospective PhD Students

The objectives of the PhD in Computer Science by Coursework and Research program are to:

  1. Build human resource capacity in the area of computer science in both the public and private sectors, especially in universities;
  2. Develop research capacity in the areas of computer science so as to improve research and innovations output in the country and region
  3. Address the increasing demand for PhD holders in the areas of computer science
  4. Provide masters holders with potential for PhD with opportunities to develop skills in formulating, conducting and presenting their own scholarly research through the production of a research-based dissertations and publications.
  5. Foster initiative and potential for independent self-study that will develop the students’ motivation and ability to continue updating their knowledge and skills after completion of the course of study in relation to scholarship and research.
  6. Enable the students to be able to demonstrate a critical awareness and reflection on research-based information as a basis for problem solving and practice in professional contexts.
  7. Enable students to be able to demonstrate ability to interpret and report research findings in areas relevant to their field of study.
  8. Equip students with research and publication skills to enable them publish research from high quality dissertations in reputable journals and/ or presentation of their research findings at academic conferences

Graduates from the program are expected to have a high level of competence in one of the research areas the program focusses on. At the same time, the program focuses on equipping students with skills in

  1. Technical writing and presentations
  2. Research project writing and management
  3. Advanced Research Methodology