Computer science is about problem solving. Thus, the qualities of a good computer scientist include a passion for finding elegant solutions, an ability to use mathematical analysis and logical rigor to evaluate such solutions, creativity in modeling complex problems through the use of abstractions, attention to details and hidden assumptions, an ability to recognize variants of the same problem in different settings, and being able to retarget known efficient solutions to problems in new settings. If you like to solve puzzles, then computer science is for you!
UME subjects include Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.
Such a student is expected to have a minimum of 5 credit O level passes in English Language, Maths, Physics plus two other science subjects.
For direct entry, what is required is Two A/L passes in science subjects including Mathematics
Job Prospects in Computer Science
A lot of job option exists for Computer science graduates. Computer scientists are needed in every sector of the society. In government agencies, private organisations, NGOs etc
Below is a Job projection for computer scientists.
• By 2018, current government projections show that more than 800,000 high-end computing jobs will be created in the economy, making it one of the fastest growing occupational fields.
• Five of the top ten fastest growing jobs will be in computing-related fields ( i.e., computer software engineer jobs expected to grow 45% over the next five to seven years).
• Computer science and computer engineering bachelor degrees are in high demand and command two of the top three average salary offers from employers among all majors.