Makerere University School of Computing and IT

By | March 31, 2022

Makerere University School of Computing and Informatics Technology ICT

Makerere University School of Computing and IT – Details:

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the online platform of Makerere University’s School of Computing and Informatics technology (SCIT).

At SCIT, we have a vision “to be a leader in Computing and Informatics Technology Education, Research and Knowledge transfer to the communities”. Our mission is to provide first class teaching, research and services in Computing and Informatics Technology responsive to national and international needs. We offer high quality teaching services and promote research activities together with outreach in the broad field of computer science, data communications and software engineering, information systems and information technology.

SCIT has a combined population of more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these, approximately 1,500 students graduate annually with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

Our graduates are equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills that makes them competitive in the fast-growing market of Computing and Informatics technologies. This knowledge and skills are offered through four academic departments of Computer Science, Networks, Information Systems and Information Technology.

DEPARTMENTS

The department of Computer Science offers quality teaching and research together with outreach in the broad field of computer science through the following programmes; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science.

The department of Networks has programs of Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Master in Data Communication and Software Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Data Communication and Software Engineering and PhD in Data Communication and Software Engineering.

Also, the department of Information Systems has programs of Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Information Systems, Postgraduate diploma in Information Systems, and PhD in Information Systems.

The department of Information Technology offers the, Masters in Information Technology, PhD in Information Technology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

FUNCTIONS OF SCIT

SCIT conducts cutting edge research through four vibrant research groups of Wireless Networks And Systems Security, Artificial Intelligence, and the Development Informatics, and The Software Systems Center at www.ssc.mak.ac.ug. The groups focus on research that uses ICTs to improve people livelihoods in the areas of Agriculture, Health, Education, Government, and the Environment.

RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Artificial Intelligence Research Group

The Artificial Intelligence Research Group leverages cutting edge computational methods and applies them to solving real-life problems using Artificial Intelligence and Data Science techniques in the fields of health and agriculture.  Artificial Intelligence techniques have been used to automate several expert tasks and processes. Current projects include; disease and pest control on cassava using artificial intelligence, automated techniques of malaria diagnostics, and automated auction market for small holder farmers.

  • Wireless Networks Systems and Systems Security (NetS) Group

The Wireless Networks Systems and Systems Security (NetS) Group focuses on designing affordable, robust and energy-efficient networked systems and digital security solutions that improve livelihoods. Current projects are in the areas of Wireless Sensor networks for environment monitoring, Network Security and Malware Management, Security Protocols and authentication systems.

  • Software Systems Centre (SSC) spearheads research and innovations

The Software Systems Centre (SSC) spearheads research and innovations geared towards improving the quality of software products and services. The SSC also nurtures prospective software products and services to commercialization in partnership with selected industrial partners.

  • Development Informatics (DI) Research Group is a multi-disciplinary Research Group

The Development Informatics (DI) Research Group is a multi-disciplinary Research Group that focuses on the study and creation of Information Systems that address problems in a socio-economic development context. The field of Informatics, in general, studies the intersection of people, information, and technology systems. Themes of the DI Research Group include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Education and research in developing countries, Usability and User experience (UX) design and evaluation, Co-Design/Participatory Design, Digital inclusion, and E-Services.

CONCLUSION

A decision to join SCIT whether as an undergraduate or Graduate student, faculty or visiting lecturer is therefore a worthwhile investment in your life. We remain committed to offering you a good and enduring experience in the related fields of computer science, software engineering and informatics. Thank you for visiting us and hope you have been inspired enough to become part of our mission and vision.
Enjoy your stay.

Gilbert Maiga (PhD)
Associate Professor and Dean

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