Department Of Computer Science And IT

Department Of Computer Science And IT

H.O.D Oloo Jacob

I welcome you to the Department of Computer Science & IT at The East African University.

The Department of Computer Science & IT at The East African University places student development at the forefront of our priorities, and strives to equip our graduates not only with expert knowledge, but also the technical skills to utilize and develop their knowledge, and a sense of professional ethics to guide them in their career and personal development. The Department achieves this not only by recruiting and developing high-calibre staff and maintaining high standards in our pedagogy and research, but also in fostering internationalization, participation in industry, and awareness of cutting-edge developments in the field. Through this, we hope to nurture in our students not only the knowledge and skills for the future, but also the perspectives of tomorrow, which is of paramount importance to a dynamic and rapidly evolving field such as our own. Our computer Labs are fully equipped and creates a great learning and training environment.

In recent years, the rapid development in information and communication technology has catalyzed the development of a global information economy, and facilitated a transition towards a knowledge society. In computer science, as in modern life, change has become a constant. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big data, cloud computing, social media and other emerging technologies have brought an unforeseen dynamism to life, from doing business, to finding friends, to keeping in touch with family. To achieve general literacy and to develop a professional workforce, education in computer science and IT has ascended to new heights of importance.

The department is ever-growing; our undergraduate enrollment has doubled in the last three years and more qualified students are being admitted. Our faculty includes more than 12 competent full-time members with competent academic credentials from top great universities in Kenya and abroad, majority of them having PhDs and Master degrees. Our department has experienced significant qualitative evolution, complementing our rigorous educational curricula with comprehensive research programs in several crucial areas of societal importance.

This prospectus highlights the range of programmes offered, research and pedagogical achievements of students and staff, and the future development of our Department. We look forward to prospective students joining our Department for a stimulating and holistic learning experience. Looking into the future, we will continue to pursue excellence in conducting the computer science research of tomorrow, nurturing and cultivating the computer science talents.


Past Heads of the department:

  • Mr. Nicholas Katende
  • Mr. David Rogo
  • Mr. Innocent Nyalala
  • Ms. Nevin Matasyo


  • To become a prominent department of Computer Science and IT, producing competent professionals with research and innovation skills for the betterment of the society.


  • Create facilities and expertise in advanced computer technology thereby promote research


  • To produce graduates that Demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to function effectively as part of a team.
  • To mold graduates that demonstrate a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in all professional endeavors.
  • To make valuable contributions to design, development, and production of software systems.


Computer science and IT department, being part of the large East African University, is committed towards meeting the growing demand for education in the East African region especially Kenya. Each semester, the department enrolls several new students in the following degree, diploma and certificate courses.

– Bachelor of Science in Computer science and IT

– Bachelor of Science in Business Information technology

– Diploma in Computer science and IT

– Diploma in Business Information technology

– Certificate in Computer science and IT

– Certificate in Business Information technology

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