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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

1. DEGREE: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science


The Open Distance Learning Centre intends to give all its graduates the capacity for self-employment; thereby making them self-reliant and self-sustaining, in addition to turning them into an effective army of human capital for the nation. It is also determined to disseminate available knowledge to its students in the ways to instigate active and effective learning that will develop their intellect and enquiring mind. This will enhance serious research activities in all aspects of knowledge: economic, political, scientific and technological; so as to advance development for the country within the context of globalisation.


The philosophy of the Bachelor of Science degree programme in Computer Science of ODLC, FUTA is driven by the desire to provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills. In pursuit of this, access to qualitative and relevant educational skills in an environment that is flexible, open, and expressive in individual and collective realities will be promoted.


The main objective is to create an open ended access to education and opportunities to our graduates.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

    • a.      train young and vibrant individuals to obtain Bachelor Degrees in Computer Science;
    • b.      provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge;
    • c.      prepare students for the acquisition of necessary computing skills needed for the promotion of socio-economic and technological development; and
    • d.      integrate computer techniques across multi-disciplinary domain with a view to enhancing performance and overall output.


The world has become a global village and there are plenty opportunities for people with required computing skills. The job market is witnessing intense competitions that a good bachelor’s degree in Computer Science degree alone even though necessary, may not be sufficient for employment as employers now place much emphasis on graduates acquiring employability skills. Therefore, the courses in this programme have been tailored to equip graduates with technology and organizational skills, management skills, critical thinking, collaborative and communication skills needed for effective operations and leadership roles in organizations.


  • a.      100 LEVEL Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission into the five-year Computer Science programme in the ODLC

should possess the WASSCE, or GCE (O/L), NECO or NABTEB, or equivalent with credit passes

in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or

Agricultural Science at not more than two sittings.

  • b.      Direct Entry Requirement

Candidates seeking admission must possess in addition to (a) above

                 I.          Two A’ Level passes with minimum of C grade in Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry;

                II.          At least Upper Credit pass in National Diploma in Computer Science from a recognized polytechnic or its equivalent; and

              III.          NCE with at least credit pass both in computer Science/Mathematics; Computer science/Physics or Mathematics/Physics.

              IV.          GCE Advanced Level or equivalent with at least a minimum of Credit pass in two of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.


The minimum duration of the programme is ten (10) semesters for students admitted into 100 Level and eight (8) semesters for those admitted into 200 Level through Direct Entry. If a student fails to graduate at the end of the normal academic sessions, he or she would not be allowed to exceed a total of fourteen (15) semesters in the case of 100 Level students and eleven (13) semesters in the case of Direct Entry students.


  • a.      100 Level Entry students: to be eligible for the award of B. Sc. (Computer Science), a student must have:

                 I.          passed all core courses as well as all University and School required courses and electives recommended for graduation;

                II.          successfully completed all class work, industrial attachment, seminar and project; and

              III.          completed a minimum of 171 course units for students admitted through 100 level entry and 138 course units for students admitted by direct entry and obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.50.

  • b.      Direct entry students are required to audit and pass GNS 101, 102 and 103 and if they fail these courses, they must register for them as credit courses.