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The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the Nigerian Turkish Nile University at Abuja established in 2009. At the undergraduate level, it currently offers program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science. The program prepares students equally well for graduate work or professional positions in the computing and information technology fields and provides a concentrated approach to computer science, while encourages students to combine computer science with studies in another field. The CS program is oriented towards students with interest in applying computing concepts and information technology theories to practical applications in required fields.
Since Computer Science applies to so many facets of modern life, students in of the program are strongly encouraged to use their elective courses to pursue interests in other fields. So the CS Department also may offer joint courses or degree programs with various other departments.
What is Computer Science
Computer Science is the study of computers, fundamental theories that leads the computer science, hardware and computational systems. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer scientists deal mostly with software and software systems; this includes their theory, design, development, and application.
Principal areas of study within Computer Science include artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, security, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and theories of computing.
Although knowing how to program is essential to the study of computer science, it is only one element of the field. Computer scientists design and analyze algorithms to solve programs and study the performance of computer hardware and software. The problems that computer scientists encounter range from the abstract-- determining what problems can be solved with computers and the complexity of the algorithms that solve them – to the tangible – designing applications that perform well on handheld devices, that are easy to use, and that uphold security measures.
Computer Science as a field grew out of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computational sciences over 50 years ago. It synthesized aspects of these fields and grew exponentially and reached a level of diverse research disciplines joint with other fields while continues its exponential growth over the past half century, both in terms of the number of computer science practitioners and its economic and social impact on the world.
Since its inception, the Department of Computer Science has viewed its role as a model and impact -- regionally, nationally, and internationally -- in education, research, and technology transfer. We believe that the synergistic combination of these elements continues to be essential.
The mission of the Computer Science program at NTNU is to educate majors in the principles and practices of computer science, preparing them for graduate school, for careers in software development and computing systems technology, and a lifetime of learning.
Student Learning Goals
Computer Science Jobs
Students entering the workforce with a degree in computer science will find many career opportunities in business, industry, government, and academia, and particularly in organizations with a science emphasis. These opportunities include traditional and emerging careers such as application programming, systems programming, systems analysis, systems administration, bioinformatics, network administration, and computer modeling.
A well-planned set of science and supporting electives can also position a student for graduate study in a computing sub-discipline of a natural or applied science or mathematics including bio-informatics, computational chemistry or physics, or scientific visualization.
Internships and Co-ops
Students in the Computer Science department programs can incorporate a cooperative educational or internship experience into their academic program. These professional, career-related experiences in an organizational setting are valuable for a student's professional career development, and students may receive academic credit that applies to their degree program.
Admission and Graduation Requirement
The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects, at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University.
Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three – year degree programme into 200-level.
Transfer & Direct Entry Students
Direct Entry candidates are those who have completed one of the following: OND, HSE, HND, ‘A’ level GCE, SBS, and IJMB or any other higher qualification. For this method of entry to NTNU, candidates who have 9 points or above will be admitted to 200level based on the three subjects taken. Generally, those candidates who have below 9 points will be admitted to commence at 100level.
Requirements for the Award of a Degree
To be eligible for admission to Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a candidate should have:
Computer Systems Laboratories
The Computer Science department operates 2 labs for student usage containing a total of 64 seats. The labs are equipped with brand new computers and projector.. Each computer lab is equipped with basic software, such as Microsoft Office. Moreover computers have specialized software and equipment.
Digital Systems Laboratory
It comprised of Digital Systems learning kits.
Rules and Policies
The Information Technology Services Computer labs are for the exclusive use of students, faculty and staff. The following rules will help us ensure that you get the most out of the resources located within these facilities.
Student Organizations & Clubs
Joining a student group is a great way to explore majors in the faculty. Whether you want to work hands on with an design project, or you just want to meet other students, it all starts with attending a meeting or contacting one of the faculty academic staff. Competitions offer opportunities to do hands-on work in a public forum.
Computer Science department students are encouraged for these events and are often sponsored by department or faculty or university and also professional organizations and corporations might support.