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The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Cut Off Points For Diploma in Applied Computer Science


DIPLOMA IN APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE

(GDACS)

The Diploma in Applied Computer Science programme is a two-year programme, which aims to equip graduates with strong and broad technical skills and knowledge to take on appropriate positions pertaining to the application of computer science upon graduation and grow into leadership positions or to pursue research or degree studies in the field.

By the end of the programme, graduates should be able to:

  • Understand and contribute to the scientific, mathematical and theoretical foundations on which information technologies are built
  • Explain and apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help an individual or organization achieve its goals
  • Anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the implications of these changes to an individual or organisation.
  • Live and work as contributing, well rounded, members of society.

Graduates will need this Diploma in Applied Computer Science knowledge and skills to make them employable in these times of constant technology change in society.

STUDENTS’ ADMISSION

Minimum Entry Requirements for Admission of Students

Applicants must meet any of the following minimum requirements:

SSSCE Holders:

  1. Six passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and
  2. At least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization.

WASSCE Holders:

  • Six passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and
  • Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
  • GCE ‘A’ Level: Aggregate 12 or better with a pass of D or better in Mathematics.
  • Diplomas/Certificates from local and foreign institutions recognised by the National Accreditation Board
  • Mature Students must be at least 25 years at the time of applying and must write a qualifying examination and score an average of 50%. They must also have relevant working experience plus credit passes in Mathematics and English.
  • Certificate in Information and Communication Technology (CICT) from GIMPA with an average score of not less than 55%. They must equally satisfy the mature students’ entry requirements above for entering a tertiary institution.
COURSECOURSE TITLE
CODES
 
 LEVEL 100 – SEMESTER 1
ACS104INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED COMPUTING
SOT105PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
ACS105DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS
ACS 111INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS
SOT103PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING
SOT208:LINEAR ALGEBRA

LEVEL 100 – SEMESTER 2

ACS 110

DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKING

ACS210

PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS

ACS108

INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND

PROBABILITY

ACS106

DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS

ACS107

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER

ORGANIZATION AND ARCHITECTURE

SOT101

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LEVEL 200 – SEMESTER 1

ACS202

INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURED

PROGRAMMING

ACS203

INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED

PROGRAMMING

ACS204HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
 

SOT206

COMPUTER GRAPHICS

ACS205

COMPUTING AND SOCIETY

UCOM100       INFORMATION AND SOCIETY

LEVEL 200 – SEMESTER 2

SOT204

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER

ORGANIZATION AND ARCHITECTURE

CSC202

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

ACS201

COMPUTING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SOT210

FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET PROGRAMMING

ACS206

MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

ACS210

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY


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