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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Prof. Felix Musau Dean School of Computing Sciences

We at the School of Computing Sciences are at forefront of current technology. Trying to predict future advances which is both exciting and challenging.Our Philosophy is to be a leader in Information Technological Innovations in Kenya and beyond. We know Computing is not about computers anymore, It is about living. We deliver high-quality courses, research, and consultancy – and are a centre of excellence in the creative and technical aspects of computing, games and animation, web and multimedia.
The School of Computing Sciences is the home of Riara University innovation Center – where we lead innovative ideas from all professions.
We have networked laboratories equipped to industry standard and running the latest software. Dedicated facilities are provided for animation, web and multimedia authoring, video editing, web service development, games, networks, digital post-production and digital music studios.
Teaching programmes range from Cerificates, diplomas, and degrees as well as ICT Professional Courses. We have an excellent reputation for innovation and our teaching staff combine academic excellence, world class research and industrial experience.

Software ranges from general purpose packages, programming languages, IT applications and a selection of internet software to specialist packages such as 3D Studio Max, Actinic Suit, Alias Wavefront Maya, Softimage XSI, Steinberg Cubase and Virtual Reality Builder.

Our student advice and support centre offers academic and administrative help. The IT resources centre is an integral part providing students with hardware and software needs.

Programmes

Teaching programs on offer range from Certificates, Diplomas and Undergraduate degrees. In the very near future we will offer Masters and Research degrees. We have an excellent reputation for innovation and our teaching staff combine academic excellence with world class research and industrial experience.

Dean’s Scholarship

The School of Computing Sciences offers a Dean’s Scholarship for A students. In the scholarship the institution meets 40% of the tuition fee.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, you must have done Physics in O-level and obtained a grade of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent. To qualify for the Diploma programmes, you must have attained a grade of C (plain) in KCSE or its equivalent.

i-Center

The School is the home of the Riara University iCentre where we lead innovative ideas from all professions. The iCentre is a modern center where students experiment and incubate their ideas in a very conducive, supportive environment. Collaboration is the key at the iCentre.

Laboratories

We have networked laboratories that are equipped to industry standard and running the latest software. Dedicated facilities are provided for animation, robotics, web and multimedia authoring, video editing, web service development, games, networks, digital post-production and digital music studios.

Software

Software ranges from general purpose packages, programming languages, IT applications, to specialist packages such as 3D Studio Max, Actinic Suit, Alias Wavefront, Maya, Softimage XSI, Steinberg Cubase and Virtual Reality Builder.

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