Postgraduate Studies

(PGD) COMPUTER SCIENCE

Objectives of the PGD Program

To create opportunity for graduates and professionals in other closely related disciplines to transit to computing and Information Technology areas so as to advance their knowledge of computing to their discipline and other facets of human endeavor.

Admission requirements

The Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science is open to the following categories of candidates provided the UTME requirement of 5 Credits at O’Level (including English and Mathematics) in relevant subjects is met.

-  Graduates of Computer Science and Information Technology of any recognized University with a minimum of a Third Class Degree.

-  Graduates of any field of studies other than Computer Science or Information Technology of any recognized University with a minimum of a third class degree.

-  HND holders of Computer Science or Information Technology or any other closely related field of any recognized University or Polytechnic with a minimum of Upper Credit.

-  HND holders of Computer Science, Information Technology of any recognized University or Polytechnic with a lower credit and at least three years post qualification experience in the use of IT and related information systems.

-  Holders of ACCA, ACA, AIB and CPE with a minimum of HND lower credit and other equivalent professional qualifications

Qualifying Examination

The candidates seeking admission shall be made to procure admission forms and may be subjected to a qualifying examination. Subject to good performance of the candidates in the qualifying examination, the Department shall recommend them to the College of Postgraduate Studies for provisional admission into the program.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates must pass a minimum of 34 units of course work and defend a research project of 4 credits. A minimum of 38 credits is required for the completion of the programme, with breakdown as follows:

General Courses – 4 units

Core Courses – 22 units

Electives – 8 units

Research Project – 4 units

TOTAL – 38 units

Duration of Programme

Minimum of two (2) semesters and maximum of four (4) semesters

Minimum CGPA for graduation: 3.00 on a scale of 5.00

 

List of Courses for PGD Computer Science


COURSE CODE

              COURSE TITLE

1st
Sem

2nd
Sem

 

GEDS 701
GEDS 702

 

COSC 701
COSC 703
COSC 707
COSC 711
COSC 721
COSC 731
COSC 741
COSC 702                
COSC 712
COSC 722
COSC 784
COSC 790

 

COSC 705
COSC 751
COSC 761
COSC 781
COSC 742
COSC 762
COSC 771
COSC 772
COSC 782

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT    

Religion and Society             
Statistics

CORE COURSES
Computing Systems
Programming in C++
Research Methods in Computing
Logic & Digital Circuit Design
Programming Techniques
Operating Systems
Quantitative Methods
Data Structure and Algorithms
Computer Architecture
Computer Networks
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Research Project

ELECTIVES
Emerging Issues in Information Technology                                     
Software Engineering
Database Systems
Computer Graphics
Microprocessor Applications
Optimization Techniques
Internet Technologies
Compiler Design
Fundamentals of IT Project Management

 

2

 

2
2
2
2
2
2
2

 

 

 

(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

 

(2)

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2
2
2
2
4

 

 

 

(2)
(2)

(2)
(2)

 

                                Total  =   38

20

18

 SPECIAL NOTE: Students are to choose a minimum of two elective courses (4 units) per semester.