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Dean, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences Departments Information & Communication Technology

Department of Information & Communication Technology

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY is one of the pioneer Departments in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology of Osun State University, established at the inception of the University in September, 2007. The Department offers B.Sc. Degree programme in Computer Science with plans to offer two additional programmes at the second phase of development.

There are three functional laboratories in the Department that serve the academic programme of the Department. The laboratories are well equipped to cope with the teaching of students and for the use of academic staff for research purposes.

The students registered in the Department offer same courses at the 100 level but start to offer courses in their chosen disciplines from the 200 level. At the 300 level Rain Semester, all students in the Department are required to proceed on six-months Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) as part of their graduation requirement.
The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards.

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
PHILOSOPHY
The B.Sc. Computer Science degree is conceived as a vehicle for serious academic learning and research geared toward development from theory of computing to application of information technology that will be beneficial to the community, industry, government and the country at large; with a strong desire to achieve an enviable level of professionalism and entrepreneurship while maintaining good academic background germinating into valuable industry-university relationship.
OBJECTIVES
The purpose, aims and objectives of the programme are to:
i) Create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer science and its capabilities.
ii) Involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
iii) Provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills.
iv) Develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable skills of information and communication technology to all aspects of human endeavours.
v) Generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computer in an industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.
vi) Provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL
For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:
1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
2. Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.

DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
U.M.E. Candidates
For admission into the first degree programme in Computer Science, a candidate must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry to form the core subjects, with credit in any other Science subject at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Direct Entry Candidates
Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level Computer Science programme, must have Advanced Level passes in at least Mathematics and Physics, in addition to credit level passes in five of the subjects listed in 3.2.1 above at the SSCE or its equivalents. Candidates with ND and approved equivalents in relevant fields with at least a lower credit may be considered for direct entry into the programme. Candidates with acceptable pass in the UNIOSUN Foundation Programme are also eligible for admission into the 200 level, provided they possess the requisite qualification for entry into the 100 level of the programme.

Post UTME Screening
All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.

Registration Procedure
(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.
(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.
(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be recorded for the student in the course.
(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.

Duration of Degree Programmes
The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded a first degree in a programme of study in non-professional area in the university shall be four years (or three years minimum for direct entry candidates). Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.

Graduation Requirements
To qualify for the award of a degree of the Osun State University, a student is required to have
(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University.
(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses.
(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.

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