Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
This programme aims at producing highly skilled, knowledgeable, independent and adaptable computer scientists and IT practicing graduates who are well versed with computer science/IT necessary skills and knowledge acquainted with high level of substantial and syntactic technological pedagogical content knowledge thus equipped for employment in IT profession and other related fields of endeavour. Graduates will be able to demonstrate what have learnt by making reasonable decisions, developments and outcome of products or services in the process of servicing customers whether public/private or self-employed. Likewise, graduates are expected to be able discuss different computer science/IT related issues with special emphasis to theoretical, conceptual, practical and policy matters.
Course Name: Masters of Science in Computer Science
Course Initials: MSCS
Duration: Minimum 18 months
Total Units: 18
Mode of Deliverence: Blended Mode
Candidates for the Master of Science in Computer Science shall be admitted on the basis of the University regulations, which govern admission process. The minimum qualifications for the Master of Science in Computer Science shall be a Bachelor degree in all fields related to Computer Science subjects.
(a) For admission to the Master of Science in Computer Science degree of The Open University of Tanzania, a candidate shall either hold a BSc ICT or BSc in Data Management degree of The Open University of Tanzania or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to a degree of The Open University of Tanzania of not less than GPA of 2.7.
(b) Candidates with PASS division will also be considered for admission if: (i) Their undergraduate performance in Computer Science related subjects was a B grade average or above; and (ii) They have satisfied the ICT department and the faculty in general that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in the field of Computer Science.
(c) Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subjects related to Computer Sciences.
(d) Candidates from all fields related to B. Sc in Computer Science, B. Sc. in Computer Engineering or BSc in Electronics including but not limited to Informatics, Microelectronic Engineering, ICT, Applied IT, Telecommunication, Aerospace, Space Technologies, Satellite Communications, Networks, Multimedia, Digital Arts, Internet Science and Technology, Software Engineering, IS Management, Computing in Intelligent Systems, Computer Games Development, Multimedia Technology and Media Informatics, Cyber Security, Geo-informatics, Data Science, Data Management, Information Sciences and Engineering, Big Data, Business Analytics, Digital Forensics, Applied Cloud Technology, Internet of Things and Mobile Application Development.