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Master of Science in Data Communications program

KCA UNIVERSITY

Masters Program 2 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

MSc Data Communications programme is aimed at widening and deepening the experience of academically capable graduates  and  practising  engineers. The  purpose of the course is to provide exposure to the wide variety of technical, managerial and organisational issues essential to the provision of information technology for commercial application of data communication and Network systems.

The evolution of data communication systems and computer networks in recent years has been explosive. This is a  global  phenomenon  which  presently  is  outstrip ping  the ability of commercial organisations to recruit personnel equipped with the necessary blend of technical and managerial skills to initiate and manage the introduction of the  new emerging technologies in networks and communications in the work place.

The effect of this current trend has  been a growing overlap of the computer network and communications industries, from component fabrication to system integration. Another result is the development of integrated systems that transmit and process all types of data and information. Both the technology and the technical standards organisations are driving toward integrated public systems that make virtually all data and information sources around the world easily and uniformly accessible.

The focus of this course is to respond to this fast changing field and to ensure that the student can apply the knowledge gained from the course in the complex situations prevailing within the computer network and communications industry.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Science degree in Data Communications

A holder of a Bachelors degree in:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics  Engineering  

or  a  related  discipline  to  any  of  these, with  at  least  Upper  Division Second  Class  Honours,  of  the  University,  or  an  equivalent  qualification  from  another  accredited institution recognized by the University Senate and Commission for University Education.

  • A holder of a Bachelors degree, of Lower Division Second Class Honours, in the areas of Computer Science,  Information  Systems,  Information  Technology,  Electrical/Electronics  Engineering  or  a  related  discipline  to  any  of  these,  of  the  University,  or  an  equivalent  qualification  from  another  accredited institution  recognized  by  the University  Senate  and  Commission  for  University  Education,  with at  least two years working experience in an IT-related position.
  • A  holder  of  either  a  Postgraduate  Diploma  in  the  areas  of  Computer  Science,  Information  Systems, Information  Technology, Electrical/  Electronics  Engineering  or  a  related  discipline  to  any  of  these Computer  Science  or  an  equivalent  qualification  from  another accredited  institution  recognized  by  the University Senate and Commission for University Education. Any   other   equivalent   qualifications   approved   by   the   University   Senate   and   recognised   by   the Commission for University Education as equivalent.
  • A  student  of  another  university  that  would  like  to  transfer  credit  from  their  current  university  or  Prior Learning (PL) may be accepted for purposes of student mobility and recognition prior learning and may transfer not more than 49% of their work.


In addition, applicants must have:

 

  • good writing skills
  • good interactive and social skills


All applicants will be asked to submit a writing aptitude test before interview

 

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