Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

About the Programme

The Master of Applied Computer Science programme at the Adventist University of Africa seeks to contribute to filling the shortage of professionals and researchers needed for the full adoption of digital transformation. The programme has three specializations: Cybersecurity, Network and Systems Administration and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Purpose of the Programme

The Master of Applied Computer Science programme seeks to develop competent professionals and scientists who can embrace research in digital transformation and systems integration within the continent of Africa. Specializations are in cybersecurity, network and systems administration as well as Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

1. Cybersecurity specialization provides graduates with skills to ensure and enhance the security of systems in businesses and organisations.

2. Network and Systems Administration specialization produce graduates who can ensure proper deployment and configuration of systems for proper operation.

3. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence specialization seeks to produce graduates who will drive innovations and utilize opportunities brought by advances in science, technology, and research.

Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy of the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science is derived from the basic beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church and the mission of the University concerning the need for stewardship and development of the person in order to maintain the physical, mental and spiritual health necessary for the in-dwelling of the Spirit of God and provision of service to individuals, the local community as well as the broader society.

The specific philosophy of this programme is that 21st-century scientists and technicians are required not only to be competent in their respective areas of specialization but also thrust worthy, reliable, committed, and accountable to God, to their employer, and their direct supervisor.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

1. Have a first degree in computer science or related fields (Information Technology, Information Systems, and relevant Engineering degrees) from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2. Have two Recommendations: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

 3. Demonstrate proficiency in English.

Contact Details

Programme Coordinator: Dr Lossan BondeEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duration of the Programme

Two Years - Full Time

Curriculum