Bachelor of Computer Science Entry Requirements in Kenya

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Computer Science is among the most marketable courses in Kenya.But the program is ideal for students who are good in Mathematics and Sciences. Several universities offer the program…and in this article, we will provide the list of universities offering the course and entry requirements for each university.

Kenyatta University BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) Entry Requirements

A candidate pursuing the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science must meet the minimum University entry mean grade of C+ in KCSE or any other entry mean grade/ qualification recognized by the university senate. In addition the candidate must have attained the following minimum grades at KCSE or equivalent qualifications: Mathematics B+, Physics B+ and English C+.
OR
Accredited Diploma Holders. Candidates with an accredited Diploma in Computer Science or related field with a credit pass and mean grade of C in KCSE with a C+ in
Physic and Mathematics may be admitted into the first year of study and acquire credit transfer for equivalent courses with credit grade at diploma level.

University of Nairobi Bachelor of Computer Science Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the University’s general admission criteria  
Eligibility for consideration for admission into the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in the School of Computing and Informatics is governed by the following minimum admission requirements or an equivalent qualification recognized by Senate:  
KCSE Candidates  
Candidates must have obtained a minimum grade of C+ in the   following cluster subjects:  
Cluster 1: Mathematics  
Cluster 2: Physics  
Cluster 3: Second Group II or Any Group III  
Cluster 4: Any Group II/Group III/Group IV/Group V  
A-Level Candidates  
Candidates with 2 principal passes, one of which must be in Mathematics or Physics, and a subsidiary pass with a Credit pass in Physics at ‘O’ level.  

Diploma in Computer Studies: A holder of an ordinary diploma in computer studies or equivalent with, a minimum pass at credit level, from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate. In addition, the candidate must have obtained a mean grade of C Plain at KCSE level with a C Plain in Mathematics and a C Plain in Physics.

Higher Diploma in Computer Studies: A holder of a Higher Diploma in Computer Studies or equivalent, from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate. In addition, the applicant must have obtained a minimum of C plain in Mathematics and Physics in KCSE.

Bachelor’s Degree: A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in a related academic discipline from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi senate.

Fees structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE COMPUTER SCIENCE – P15   
YEAR 1 -15UNITS   
 Semester 1Semester 2TOTALS
TUITION180,000180,000360,000
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)7,00007,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)8,0007,00015,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)2,2502,2504,500
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)6,50006,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)2,00002,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)4,00004,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)1,00001,000
CAUTION – (ONCE)5,00005,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)1,000 1,000
 000
Total for year 1216,750189,250406,000
    
YEAR 2 – 14UNITS   
 Semester 1Semester 2TOTALS
TUITION180,000180,000360,000
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)7,00007,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)7,0007,00014,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)2,2502,2504,500
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)6,50006,500
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)4,00004,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)2,00002,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)1,00001,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)1,000 1,000
Total for year 2210,750189,250400,000
    
YEAR 3 -14UNITS   
 Semester 1Semester 2TOTALS
TUITION180,000180,000360,000
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)7,00007,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)8,0006,00014,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)2,2502,2504,500
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)6,50006,500
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)4,00004,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)2,00002,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)1,00001,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)1,00001,000
Total for Year 3211,750188,250400,000
    
YEAR 4 -12UNITS   
 Semester 1Semester 2TOTALS
TUITION180,000180,000360,000
ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)7,00007,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)6,0006,00012,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)2,2502,2504,500
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)6,50006,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)2,00002,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)1,00001,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)4,00004,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)1,000 1,000
Total for Year 4209,750188,250398,000
    
Grand Total  B.Sc. Computer Science  1,604,000

Multimedia University of Kenya Bachelor of Computer Science entry requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in both Mathematics, Physicss, Chemistry/ Physical Science and English or A-Level two principal passes and one subsidiary pass in the relevant subjects or relevant professional qualifications approved by the University Senate

JKUAT BSc. Computer Science admission requirements

KCSE mean grade A (plain) and an average grade of A- (minus) in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

The University of Embu Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Entry Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the University’s general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.
Eligibility for consideration for admission into the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the School of Computing & Informatics shall be governed by the following minimum admission requirements or an equivalent qualification recognized by Senate:
KCSE: A holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate performance of C+. In addition candidates must have obtained a minimum grade of C+ in four subjects as shown below:
Alternative A: Mathematics, Physics, A 2nd Group II subject or Any from Group III, Any Group II or Group III or Group IV or Group V.
Alternative B: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, A 2nd Group III subject or Any from Group III, Any Group II or Group III or Group IV or Group V.
A-Level: A holder of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with 2 principal passes, one of which must be in Mathematics or Physics, and a subsidiary pass with a Credit pass in Physics at ’O’ level.
Diploma in Computer Studies: A holder of an ordinary diploma in computer studies or equivalent with, a minimum pass at credit level, from an institution recognized by Senate.
Higher Diploma in Computer Studies: A holder of a Higher Diploma in Computer Studies or equivalent, from an institution recognized by Senate.
Bachelor’s Degree: A holder of a Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by senate.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions
The point of entry into the programme for candidates other than direct KCSE shall be approved by Senate on recommendations of Board of the School of Computing & Informatics and shall be based on the qualification of the candidate.

Exemptions
Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course unit(s), the candidate shall send an application to the Academic Registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of the credentials which support such a request. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an ordinary university examination in that course unit.
Regulation above notwithstanding, all course units, which contribute towards the final award of the degree

Technical University of Kenya Bachelor of Technology in  Computer Technology Entry requirements

Bachelor of Technology in  Computer Technology4 YearsKCSE applicants The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition, applicants are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ in each of the cluster subjects in following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations: Cluster Subjects
1. Mathematics
2. Physics
3. Second Group I
4. Second Group II or any Group III
5. Any Group III/any Group IV/any Group V.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Computer Science Admission Requirements
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements: i) KSCE Mean Grade of C+, with at least a C+ in Mathematics and Physics/Physical Science, OR ii) KACE with at least 2 Principles passes in Mathematics and Physics and 1 subsidiary pass, OR iii) Accredited Diploma in Computer Science /IT/ or related field with at least a credit pass from Commission for Higher Education accredited and validated institution. iv) KNEC Diploma holders in Computer studies with at least a credit pass and a mean grade of C at KCSE.

Strathmore University Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cyber Security (BSc. CNS) admission requirements

  1. Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of B and a minimum of B in Mathematics.
    b) Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes, and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE,
    c) Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the Academic Council of the University as equivalent to any of the above.

USIU Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology Admission Requirements

Requirements for Applicants from Secondary Schools or High Schools

Admission to undergraduate degree programs are based on academic achievement at the secondary school level. These include Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) scores of C+ and above, five (5) credits in any five (5) subjects at the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE).

Requirements for Secondary/High School Graduation and Equivalent/ U.S. or International Applicants

High school graduation is required for admission to USIU-Africa. High school or secondary school students must submit an official transcript of records showing date of graduation. USIU-Africa recognizes two equivalent ways of meeting the graduation requirement: General Educational Development (GED) certificate (applicant must have a minimum score of 45 on each of the five sections and an overall score of 250 or higher) or State High School Proficiency Examination (applicant must pass this examination).

Secondary/High School Applicant Test Scores:

First time freshmen U.S. citizens/permanent residents must submit their SAT or ACT results. The results are evaluated in conjunction with the high school grade point average.

International Applicants:

International applicants are considered for admission on the same basis as local applicants but must also demonstrate English proficiency. All students for whom English is not a first language are required to show English proficiency before beginning an academic program.

English Language Proficiency:

All international students must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Undergraduate applicants must have a score of 550 or higher (213 computer based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants may also submit results of the Cambridge Test of English Proficiency. A grade of C or better is required. Students from countries where English is the official language will be exempt from the USIU-Africa English proficiency requirement unless their academic performance at USIU-Africa reveals the need for additional English language study. Academic performance at USIU-Africa may reveal the necessity for further English language study by a student. The University reserves the right to make the final determination of a student’s English proficiency level in all cases.

Moi University Bsc computer science Entry Requirements

  1. Direct Entrants From Schools

 To be admitted into the B.Sc. in Computer Science program, a candidate must satisfy the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the Public Universities. In addition candidates must satisfy the following subject combinations:

Alternative A Alternative B

Mathematics Mathematics

Physics Geography

Chemistry Physical Science

Biology Biological Science

Geography Any from Group III in K.C.S.E

Catholic University of Eastern Africa Bachelor of Computer Science Admission Requirements

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree programmes

  • KCSE holders must have a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus).
  • Advanced Certificate of Education GCE or A-levels applicants must have at least 2 principal passes and one subsidiary pass or its equivalent and must have passed in subjects related to the course applied for.
  • Diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
  • Advanced Diploma in a Relevant field, applicant must have an ordinary diploma from a recognized institution,
  • Applicants for Advanced Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field.
  • Pre-University certificate with a mean of c+ (plus) and above from a recognized institution, and must have scored a C in KSCE or its equivalent.

KCA University Bachelor of Science in Software Development Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university senate. For actual subject and work experience requirements please contact the enrollment office. Duration: 3 years (nine trimesters)

Africa Nazarene University Bachelor of Computer Science Entry Requirements

Admission RequirementsOverall Grade of C+ in KCSE, C+ in Maths and Physics Or
2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level),
Or
5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent
Or
Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma
Or
Credit pass at Diploma level