Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
A Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related discipline of Meru University of Science and Technology, or an equivalent qualification from another institution recognized by Senate.
The coursework shall comprise of six (6) compulsory courses and two (2) elective courses covering a total of 360 instruction hours as outlined in the course distribution. Additionally, a candidate must show proof of presentation in three seminars as well as publication/acceptance for publication of at least two refereed journal papers. Once the prior conditions have been met, the candidate must pass the research component which shall be evaluated through a written PhD thesis and an oral defense. The program takes a minimum of 6 semesters for full time students and a maximum of 12 semesters for part time student.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the most advanced research in the candidate’s specialization area of Computer Science
- Exhibit ability to select appropriate research methods and techniques suitable for the candidate’s research field
- Conduct ethically and scientifically sound research in the chosen specialization domain of Computer Science
- Manage research undertakings which may include aspects not only from the chosen research domain but also from other domains within the discipline of Computer Science
- Disseminate research findings and computer science knowledge in an academically
- Generate new computer science knowledge that advances the theory and practices of computing fields