KU CISCO Academy

KU Cisco Academy sets to deliver ICT training so as to help improve career and educational opportunities for individuals in our community by targeting the Youth and Professionals who are seeking to joining or advance further in the World of Computer Networking. Our academy is part of the CISCO global education initiative from Cisco Systems. We have accreditation in teaching networking programs that is CCNA,CCNA Security, HIN and PC Hardware & Software Maintenance courses as well as prepare student for their certifications exams.

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DIPLOMA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Entry Requirements 

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements: 

Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English 
OR 
Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C- (minus) and a minimum of C- (minus) in both Mathematics and English and a Certificate in related field from an accredited institution.

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BSC - Computer Science

Computer Science spans a wide range, from its theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cuttingedge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems, bioinformatics, and other exciting areas. Computer scientists design and implement software and also supervise other programmers, keeping them aware of new approaches, and develop effective ways to solve computing problems. Computer science offers a comprehensive foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas.

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Bsc  in Applied Computer Science

Philosophy of the Programme is in line with that of Kenyatta University of “Sensitivity and responsiveness to societal needs and the right of every person to knowledge”

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Bachelor of Information Technology

While the degree has a major focus on computers and technology, it differs from a Computer Science degree in that students are also expected to study management and information theory. Therefore, while a degree in computer science can be expected to concentrate on the scientific aspects of computing, a degree in information technology can be expected to concentrate on the business and communication applications of computing.

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BSC - Applied Computer Science

The Applied Computer Science (ACS) Programme is the product of a five-day curriculum development workshop sponsored by the African Virtual University as part of the African Development Bank funded Multi National Project Phase II.  38 administrative and faculty representatives from 22 African universities in 16 countries participated in the workshop.

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Msc - Computer Science

Philosophy

The philosophy of the programme is in line with that of Kenyatta University of “Sensitivity and responsiveness to societal needs and the right of every person to knowledge”.
Rationale
The increasing world reliance on sophisticated technology gives Computer scientists a strategic role in our daily lives. By providing innovative solutions to our Computing needs and state of the art needs, the profession is fundamental to future development and growth of the society. The high demand from industries across the globe for well qualified Computer scientists continues with exciting and rewarding career graduates on areas ranging from Mobile and Wireless Technology, Multimedia Technology, Networks, Information Management, Artificial intelligent agents, Image Processing, and Information Security. Therefore there is a need for Kenyatta University to contribute towards driving Kenya into the next industrialization phase to achieve its strategic goals, i.e. vision 2030.

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DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE PROGRAMMES AND ADMISSION CRITERIA

a) Diploma in Information Science (DIS)

Campuses: Main – Full Time

Minimum requirements

Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE.

OR be holders of KNEC certificate in Library and Information studies or equivalent with an overall pass of Credit or Distinction, or pass with 2 years or more years’ relevant practical experience.

Course Duration: 2 years

b) Diploma Records Management and Information Technology (DRIT)

Campus: Main – Full Time

Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE.

OR be holders of KNEC certificate in Library and Information Science or equivalent with an overall pass of Credit or distinction

OR Pass with 2 years or more years’ relevant practical experience.

Course Duration: 2 years

c) Bachelor of Education (Library Science)

Campuses: Main

Minimum requirements

Mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or equivalent

Course Duration: 4 years

d) Bachelor of Library and Information Science

Campus: Main

Minimum requirements

Mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or equivalent

OR Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Library Science and/or information Science or Records and Archives Administration.

OR Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Course Duration: 4 years

e) Bachelor of Science (Records Management & Information Technology)

Campus: Main

Minimum requirements

Mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent.

OR Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Library Science or Records and Archives Management or Information Technology.

OR Mean grade of C - (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from Certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited institutions.

Course Duration: 4 years

f)Master of Library and information Science (MLIS)

Main and City Campuses

Minimum requirements

(i)     Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or any other degree course in any branch of knowledge of Kenyatta University or any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate and attained Second Class Honours (Upper Division).

(ii)   Bachelor’s  degree  in Library and Information Science  or  any other degree course un any branch of knowledge of Kenyatta University or any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate and attained Second Class (Lower Division) with 2 (two) years relevant work experience.

Course Duration: 2 (Two) Years

Master of Science in Records Management and Archives Administration  (MRA)

Main Campus and City Campus

Minimum requirements

(i)     Bachelor’s degree in Records Management and Information Technology or any other degree course in any branch of knowledge of Kenyatta University or any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate and attained Second Class Honours (Upper Division).

(iii) Bachelor’s  degree  in Records Management and Information Technology  or  any other degree course un any branch of knowledge of Kenyatta University or any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate and attained Second Class (Lower Division) with 2 (two) years relevant work experience.

Course Duration: 2 (Two) Years

Master of Science (Knowledge Management)  (MSC.KM)

Main Campus and City Campus

Minimum requirements

(i)     Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Records Management and Information Technology or any other degree course in any branch of knowledge of Kenyatta University or any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate and attained  Second Class Honours (Upper Division).

(ii)   Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Records Management and Information Technology or  any other degree course in any branch of knowledge of Kenyatta University or any other University recognized by Kenyatta University Senate and attained  Second Class (Lower Division) with 2 (two) years relevant work experience.

(iii) Bachelor degree in any branch of knowledge with a  Second Class (Lower Division) from Kenyatta University or any other degree from a recognized University with relevant postgraduate Diploma.

(iv) Course Duration: 2 (Two) Years

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science) (PhD IS)

Full Time/Evening  at Main and City Campus

 Part Time: Campus: City

Minimum Requirements

i)                     Master’s degree of Kenyatta University in Library and  Information Science, Record Management & Information Technology, Knowledge Management or any other degree course from Kenyatta University or any other University recognised by Kenyatta University Senate.

Course Duration 3 (Three) years.

About CIS

Our clients are the students, our faculty recognise that they exist because of this clientele; we are therefore in the business of mentoring this great asset in any country the world over and to release its potential. We recognise that in any country the world’s biggest innovators are the youth. Universities deal with the young and the Computing & Information Science department recognises the great potential these people have. We also recognise that given the opportunity and resources, our students’ creativity has no limit. In order to help our students realise their potential, our greatest asset remains a motivated faculty and support staff.

The department will therefore endeavour to develop this human asset, that most times is greatly ignored, so as to achieve its mission. Like a cook whose success is measured by appreciation of what he cooks, our success will be measured in terms of the success of our graduates. The success of our graduates will attest to the success of our faculty. To achieve this, the department will strive to recognise department staff for any outstanding service and everyone's contribution to our success.