Computer Science BSC Hons

 
This programme offers a curriculum that combines theory and practice. The combination of theoretical knowledge and practical involvement strikes a healthy balance between traditional academic learning and more hands-on experiences.

Entry Requirements

 
WASSCE: A one year Foundation Programme is required
 
‘A’ levels: CCC or above (Direct entry into undergraduate level)
 
IB students: 27 points (Direct entry into undergraduate level) 
 
IB French system: Overall mark of 9 in the total average score (All students outside France need a 6.5 IELTS score)
 
IELTS: 6.5 or above (5.5 per each component)
 
Pearson: 65 or above (minimum of 51 points per component)
 

Course Overview 

 
The overall aim of this programme is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be a computing professional.  Our approach is very hands-on when it comes to computing and our projects allow each student to see and understand first-hand how technology works in various companies work.  A student project usually consists of building a software application from scratch - this involves the conception, design, delivery and branding of the app.  
 
One of the advantages of our Computer Science Course is that it is in the same faculty as Psychology - what this means is that our students understand the end user more and what affects certain decisions they make.  They also have the added advantage of having access to various facilities during school trips.  Some of which include: Attending the two day conference - Agile in Africa, where students had the opportunity to participate in the conference; Visiting the Kofi Annan Centre, where students had the opportunity to learn about new networking technology and taking part in the MEST Hackathon, where students were put into teams to solve various problems by building a prototype.
 
It's not all work and no play - we have a serious side and a playful side when it comes to our clubs and societies.  There is the Electronics Gaming Society as well as a Computer Science Club which consists of students coming together to play video games and learning how computers can solve social issues
 
"We've taken particular care to attract women into our programme, believing that the inclusion of talented women in science and technology has huge potential for development in West Africa. We're pleased to say that we now have a much higher ratio of female students studying Computer Science at Lancaster University Ghana than is the case even at the Lancaster UK campus."  Yaw Busia, Computer Science Lecturer
 

Modules

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Databases
  • Advanced Internet Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Networking
  • Language  and Compilation
  • Software Development
  • Professional Issues and Research Methods
  • Distributed Systems
  • Digital Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
 
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Final Year Project
 
  • Software Design
  • Option
 
  • Group Project
  • Option
 
  • Advanced Programming

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* Year 3 Options: Computer Science Seminars, Security and Risk, Advanced Networking, Media Coding and Processing, Embedded Systems
 

Assessment

  • - Coursework and Exam
  • - Forms of assessment - coursework, projects, presentations, practicals, etc
  • - Exam periods: May/ June and remedial retakes in August
 

Placement Opportunities:

 
We are engaged in industry where our careers department support and groom students for internships in various sectors such as banking, mining and telcos - just to name a few!