# Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science

- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science
- Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST)
- Bachelors Degree Program
- 2 1/2 years

## Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science program at Meru University of Science and Technology course details

## Course Overview

The BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science curriculum at Meru University is designed for students who seek careers in computer science and/or computer related fields requiring a strong mathematical background. This joint degree offers the opportunity to combine an appreciation of mathematical reasoning with an understanding of computing. Mathematics is a fundamental intellectual tool in computing, but computing is increasingly used as a key component in mathematical problem-solving.

This course concentrates on areas where mathematics and computing are most relevant to each other, emphasising the bridges between theory and practice. It offers opportunities for potential computer scientists both to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical foundations of their subject, and to acquire a familiarity with the mathematics of application areas where computers can solve otherwise intractable problems. It also gives mathematicians access to both a practical understanding of the use of computers and a deeper understanding of the limits on the use of computers in their own subject. This program is flexible and provides the students with a well-rounded education.

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.

## Minimum Entry Requirements

The entry requirements into the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science degree program at Meru University, a student requires:

- K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus).

In addition, a student must have the following alternative combination of cluster subjects at the minimum grades shown:

Mathematics C+ (plus) and pass in any two of the following alternatives.

- Alternative A: Chemistry C, Physics C
- Alternative B: Physical Science C, Biological Science C

## Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics and Computer Science is designed to give a student a strong background in the fundamentals of mathematics and computer science.

The program educational objectives are:

- To educate and train students in the fundamentals of computer science and mathematics, in order to analyze and solve computing problems, as demonstrated by their professional accomplishments in industry, government and graduate programs and measured within three to five years after graduation.
- To educate students with an understanding of real-world computing needs, as demonstrated by their ability to address technical issues involving computing problems encountered in industry, government and graduate programs and measured within three to five years after graduation.
- To train students to work effectively, professionally and ethically in computing-related professions, as demonstrated by their communications, teamwork and leadership skills in industry, government and graduate programs and measured within three to five years after graduation.

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