The Department of Computing offers programs in computer science, Information technology, and software engineering. Computer science tends to be relatively broad and with an emphasis on the underlying science aspects. Information Technology focuses on computing and needs of individual users; tends to involve a study of systems (perhaps just software systems, but perhaps also systems in support of learning, of information dissemination, etc.).
Software engineering focuses on large-scale software systems; employs certain ideas from the world of engineering in building reliable software systems.
Follow this link for a detailed description of different computing disciplines prepared by the ACM
In addition to satisfying the University requirements for Normal/Lower Level Matriculation and general admission to the faculty, applicants should possess:
Five (5) CXC subjects (grades 1-3, including English language and Mathematics) or their equivalent. Two (2) of which should be at the advanced level CAPE (2 Units each grade 1-5), to qualify for a full-time 3-year degree programme.
At least one (1) CAPE Science subject.
A Teaches' College Diploma OR an Associates degree in Mathematics, Information Technology or Science OR a pass in ECON1003 will be considered equivalent qualification for persons without CAPE passes.
Minimum Technology Requirements
A laptop with the following minimum specifications
Intel i5 or equivalent processor
13” Screen and keyboard
A reliable internet connection with speed of at least 2Mbps down/1Mbps up
At least one approved CAPE science subject OR approval from the Head of the Department of Computing.