Computer Science & Technology


Subject Area Computer Science and Technology
Professional Certifications Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Micosoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA)
Associate of (ISC)²
Professional Affiliations Microsoft IT Academy
Oracle Academy
Cisco NetAcad
International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)²
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years (3 trimesters / year)
Course Location American International University, West Africa, The Gambia
Intakes January, May & September

This programme enables students to be provided with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the rapidly growing arena of computer science; its applications and technologies. The curriculum consists of courses developed from latest advances in computer science and technology including software, applications, networking technologies and standards, databases and IT Security applicable to business and industry needs.

For each trimester, the core contents of the syllabus are subject to 20% alteration with the purpose of incorporating new developments and changes in technology into the subjects. The 4-year programme aims to provide in-depth understanding on the principles of softwares, databases and networking systems as well as the key operational and technical aspects that are necessary for current applications, thus enabling students to absorb the fundamental concepts of computing and borderless computer systems. Students are thus prepared to master skills such as analysis and design, programming, software building and maintenance of new developments and security of necessary technologies relevant to industry needs.

The Department aims to constantly collaborate with industry advisory partners and stakeholders, such as Microsoft, CISCO, Oracle, and Institute of Information Security to make constructive inputs every year to improve the programme. Generally, industry collaboration provides students with the opportunity to be awarded with professional certificates and knowledge, thus increasing their employability. We aim that our students are guaranteed Industrial placements with top companies every year.

Throughout their studies, students are encouraged to participate in numerous research activities utilizing the university’s research and development laboratories that are equipped with the latest technology devices and computers. A comprehensive networking and wireless networking laboratory is also available specifically for students that have chosen the IT Network path so as to help them garner industry experience in managing diverse network environments. This way, our students are exposed to a wide variety of technology-based platforms and are ready to take on the world.

Minimum Entry Qualification for Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Qualifications Academic Requirements
West Africa Examination Council. O level. Five credits in relevant subjects (Mathematics and English compulsory)
Course/lab work assessment and written examination.

In the world of computing technology, qualified graduates with the appropriate skills and aptitude are high in demand and can work in any sphere of organizations and firms. Our graduates are qualified to pursue the following positions:

Professional Certification

Year 1

  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Basic Accounting Processes and Systems
  • Business law
  • Basic Computer Application
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Introduction to Programming Methodology
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to Web Technologies
  • Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Computers and Information Technology
  • Research Methods in Computer Science
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Java Programming
  • Object Oriented Modelling I

Year 2

  • Strategic and Operations Management
  • Business Communication and Research Methodology
  • Fundamentals of Programming with Visual
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
  • Fundamentals of Database Administration
  • Fundamentals of Networking Technology
  • Fundamentals of Web Technologies
  • Fundamentals of Computers & Information Technology 2
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Project Management
  • Introduction to Multimedia Tools and Applications
  • Business System Development Tools
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object-oriented modelling II

Year 3

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Advanced Programming with Visual
  • Information Security Techniques 
  • Essentials of Web Programming (Microsoft)
  • Essentials of Database Administration (Oracle)
  • Essentials of Networking
  • Operating Systems
  • Information Technology Trend
  • Business Case Project
  • Database Technology

Year 4

  • Advanced Programming Methods with
  • Advanced Information Security Techniques
  • Advanced Web programming with, PHP
  • Advanced Computer Networking
  • Advanced Database Management Operations
  • Fault Tolerant Computing Systems
  • Business Strategy
  • Software Testing and Project Management
  • Business Case Project
  • eBusiness Technologies
  • Developing Professional Skills
  • Research Project

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