Computer Science and Information Technology

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

(B. Sc. Computer Science) – Duration: 4 years

Computer Science is concerned with the study of principles, design development and analysis of computer hardware and software to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social settings. Computing is part of everything we do now. It offers great opportunities in industry, government, banks, health sector, military, etc.

Philosophy

The programme is conceived to produce graduates of Computer Science with adequate academic and research background. The training would be geared towards the development of the theory of computing and applications of Information Technology intended to be beneficial to the society

 Computer Science Programme

Computer Science involves studying problems with a view to providing solutions that can be implemented using computers. Computing is a career that will continue to be relevant as our lives continue to be dependent on digital devices. However, these devices are only useful in that they can be controlled by software whose development falls within the jurisdiction of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

We currently offer B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and efforts are on top gear to commence quite a number of additional programmes that will be beneficial to students that are seeking admission in diverse areas of computing. The programme presently has 18 academic staff and 3 non-academic staff.

A choice of Bowen University for the study of Computer is a right choice as the Department of Computer Science and Information technology of Bowen University can boast of seasoned academics who have had both industrial and strong enough academic backgrounds to produce excellent graduates. The academic staffs are dedicated, effective and committed to teaching computer science at the University level.   The Department possesses well equipped software and hardware laboratories for effective teaching, learning and practicals. The laboratories have technologists on ground to provide guidance for practical classes. We have well equipped computer science laboratories and  Our curriculum has been designed to meet the expectations of the 21st century.

Vision

Build a leading research and teaching environment for quality undergraduate and postgraduate programme in Computer Science and prepare students to effectively use the knowledge acquired to solve real-world problems.

Mission

Provide students with adequate academic background and requisite professional skills in Computer Science and engaging them in intensive problem solving, creativity, innovativeness and team work geared towards excellence, leadership and character building.

Computer Science and Information Technology are widely adopted in virtually every area of human endeavour. Professionals in this field are able to utilize a “computational thinking capacity” in their problem solving approach. In Computer Science and IT related field; the possibility for employability is infinite. Computer Science professionals can be employed in roles such as; Database Administration, Game Development, Information System Management, System Analysis, System Development, Network Administrator and Deployment.

  1. to train students in various aspect of Computer Science through adequate theoretical exposure and applications
  2. to train students in applying computing knowledge to research, industry and everyday life
  3. to expose students to state-of-the-art technology and industrial practice
  4. to inculcate in the graduates of the degree programme a strong desire to achieve an enviable level of professionalism and entrepreneurship while maintaining good academic background germinating into a valuable industry-university relationship.

In November 2002, the first set of students were admitted into the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics where Computer Science was offered as an option along with two others programmes which are Mathematics and Statistics respectively.

At the beginning of 2003/2004 session a separate Department of Computer Science and Information Technology was established for the offering of the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science. Over the years, Computer Science programme has grown in leaps and bounds on every area of development cycle.

In line with the rebranding and repositioning agenda of the University, our programme has put in place measures to prepare and equip our students with trending and competitive skills and knowledge to be able to demonstrate outstanding performance in any challenges that comes their way. The programme is designed in such a way to enable our products stand tall and demonstrate outstanding performance globally in the highly competitive job market.

Specialized skills and training that will place our students on a better competitive advantage over their peers in areas such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, team work, cognitive flexibility and pre-employment proficiency have been structured into our programme.

Our students are been groomed and prepared for Competitive programming which is the idea of implementing an efficient algorithm to solve a given problem. Competitive programming is an intellectual sport where coders race each other to solve the most algorithmic problems within a limited amount of time. It’s all about the algorithmic problem solving ability, data structure knowledge, and implementation skills.

To the glory of God, Computer Science students of this noble institution emerged as the winner of the 2019 Nigerian Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC) held at the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja. It was a competitive programming contest designed to test algorithmic problem solving skills, speed, efficient codding skills using either C++ or Java programming Language. The student’s capacity to work as a team was also tested.

There is provision of methodical and consistent personal support to students to ensure their learning development, which encompass among others, excellent quality project supervision, caring advising, individual feedback on their progress, personal tutorial support.

We offer teaching informed by research and you will be provided with opportunities to experience research led learning, through your involvement in individual or collaborative work in a wide range of computer science areas. Staff members are active researchers in their fields, as this is demonstrated by the proven quality research contacted within the departmental research groups, their involvement in funded research projects, their external recognition and their research leadership qualities.

As a student in the Department you will be a member of a community of learning, which brings staff and students together, provides opportunities to students to enhance their experiences and to develop personally through extra curricula activities that promote the building of a variety of discipline specific skills but also lifelong transferable skills such as enterprise, collaboration and communication skills.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Computer Science programme of this great citadel of learning. Computer Science programme is one of the academic programme that is available in the College of Computing and Communications Studies (COCCS). Our programme strives to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students. We are committed to teaching computer science in the context of applications which is important for careers in any sector of society.

Computer Science is an exciting, challenging and dynamic discipline. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life. New computing technologies are introduced at an enormous rate and the Computer Science field develops and changes continually and rapidly. Consequently Computer Science has evolved into a dynamic and challenging field of study.

As a student in the Department you will be exposed to high quality inspirational teaching and learning. The staff, passionate about developing and delivering teaching, stay at the forefront of the development of innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods and they consistently employ technology including learning technologies for both in class activities but also for learning activities outside the class boundaries as successful means of supporting students’ learning.

Teaching and learning is informed by industrial needs and a practical industrial dimension is integrated in many student activities. Students will be provided with opportunities to work on real industrial problems based on the programme relationship with the industry and IT professionals are being engaged from time to time to interact with our students. Our students have the privileges to visit business environments that develop and employ information and communication technologies.

Recognizing the importance of international experience in today’s work place, Computer Science programme offers a variety of practice oriented learning by equipping them with relevant capstone projects. Our students have access to a variety of computing facilities. Computer Science programme maintains a state-of-the-art computer lab designed for collaborative work. Our classrooms and learning environment are equipped with wireless access.

Computer science students are being encouraged to pursue internships which are important for a successful entry into the job market after graduation. Graduates find employment in areas as diverse as IT Companies, Oil and Gas Companies, Bank and Commerce, telecommunications, web design, news media, insurance, finance, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and many others. Others pursue careers in government, education and academia.

We are very proud of our graduates and of their accomplishments; they are highly skilled IT professionals who pursue successful careers in a wide range of contexts in the competitive global labour market.

I invite you to visit our website to find more information about our programmes, our students’ achievements and activities, our research groups and staff research activities, and I hope that prospective students will be encouraged to join our Computer Science programme.

To all our students, we in the Computer Science programme would like to wish you inspirational, productive and successful studies.

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Oluwatosin Elugbadebo
2012/2013 President of NACOSS (Bowen Chapter)

I am Oluwatosin Elugbadebo, an alumnus of Bowen University, Iwo. My experience at Bowen was nothing short of amazing. Imbibing the culture of excellence and godliness, Bowen helped me to achieve academic excellence without discarding my spiritual growth. A major milestone while at Bowen was being the 2012/2013 President of NACOSS (Bowen Chapter). This milestone is a major influencer of my leadership prowess till date.
Moving on to life after Bowen, I have had the opportunity to work with two multinational organizations. My first career opportunity was working with Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers (member of the Standard Bank Group) as an IT Control Officer for 4 years. I remember a statement made by my Head of Department while in Stanbic. He said and I quote “Tosin, you are the reason I’m sending my son to a private school. I have always had my reservations but, seeing how matured you are individually and professionally, I have no doubt in him excelling in a private school.”
This goes a long way in showing how Bowen molded my personality in preparation for life after school. I currently work as a Senior Technology Consultant in KPMG Professional Services, one of the Big Four Consulting and Accounting firms in the world. I can say that the sky is just the beginning and there’s much more impact to come from me as part of my service to humanity.

Thank you, Bowen University!!!!!

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Adetoyese Kola-Balogun
2016 Bowen university Graduate

My name is Adetoyese Kola-Balogun, I am Software engineer at Systemspecs Limited, a leading provider of financial and human capital software solutions in Nigeria and the larger African market through her software suites, Remita and HumanManager.
I graduated from Bowen university in 2016 with a bachelor of science degree (second class  upper) in Computer science. The undergraduate syllabus in Computer Science at Bowen University introduced me to a wide variety of computer and computer-related subjects such as data structures, algorithm design, programming languages, computer architecture, operating systems, as well as design patterns and software engineering best practices. This provided me with a rigid foundation in theoretical concept of Computer Science as well as its applications in solving real-life problems.
The  world-class knowledge, coupled with the moral values that was instilled in me at Bowen University  has been my weapon  to breaking boundaries in the outside world. Her motto, excellence and godliness, has been a major guiding principle that governs my daily life in and outside my place of work.
The good reputation of high quality education standards, good moral standards, facilities and distinguished faculty members are the reasons why I would recommend Bowen University anytime, any day.

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Terfa Tortema
2012/2013 General Secretary of NACOSS (Bowen Chapter)

I am Terfa Tortema, an alumnus of Bowen University, Iwo.
My experience at Bowen has been fundamental to my career growth and work ethic. Imbibing the culture of excellence and godliness, Bowen University helped me to achieve academic excellence while understanding that Godly value and traits are to be revered and expressed in my daily dealings.
A major milestone while at Bowen was being the 2012/2013 General Secretary of NACOSS (Bowen Chapter). This platform was of huge benefit at that point in time and served as a template for further leadership opportunities that arose after the completion of my studies.
I currently work with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Technology Consultant with area of expertise in Data Analytics and Robotics Process Automation. My show of diligence and dedication to my work has made several colleagues ask about my previous institution of study. I always proudly respond that I am a graduate of Bowen University.
I remain appreciative of the environment and culture created by the leadership of Bowen University.

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Olaleye Tosin
2016 Bowen University Graduate

I am Olaleye Tosin. My Experience in Bowen was an exciting and enlightening one. I entered Bowen University in 2012 and I was admitted to the department of computer science and Information technology. The first semester seemed pretty easy with not difficult courses and I had a pretty good result which was a good start for me. Different semesters passed by and the courses were getting more difficult, but I ensured I worked really hard to get good grades in my courses. I engaged in several extra-curricular activities; I was in the drama unit of the fellowship and I played some sports as well which helped me to have a good school-life balance.
One thing I had doubts about was what I wanted to major in as an area of specialization because computer science is a broad course with several aspects, but things became clear due to the opportunity we were given to take part in internship programme for a semester.
I Interned in the IT department of British American Tobacco which was very enlightening for me. I found out about other aspects of IT and I discovered my strengths and worked on my weaknesses. My final year project was the highlight of my experience where I had the opportunity to research and work on a topic that I identified as a problem (Student Attendance) and I implemented a Barcode technology. I also learnt and implemented about other web and mobile technologies. I was also able to articulate my thoughts and work with a presentation at the end of the project which also helped me to sharpen my presentation skills.

My work experience started during my NYSC at an IT firm in Lagos (CWG Plc) where I worked as a front-end developer and I worked with different web technologies. I also supported the Business Analysis team and interacted with clients on the delivery of each solution that was developed. I was retained after my NYSC with CWG PLC and I was employed as a Solution Analyst where I was responsible for Gathering client’s requirements, documenting functional & non-functional requirements and Performing analysis. I translated high-level requirements into interactive flows and artifacts, and transformed them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces. I assisted multiple teams to ensure that project goals are achieved according to project plans, and in accordance with project priorities.
After working with CWG for a couple of months; my career path got clearer and I discovered my strength in IT Business Analysis. I was promoted some months after as a Business and Product Analyst where I managed the lifecycle of a new security solution that CWG was putting into the market. This was a great experience because I had the opportunity of meeting several people during business meetings, I became a liaison between the technical team and the business team, and I kept evolving and growing. Later, I moved to Canada and I got a part time job with British American Tobacco where I am currently working as a Business Intelligence Analyst and I’m learning Data and business analytics in IT.

I am currently doing my master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University in Canada and I’m learning more about the new IT trends and my focus is on Business and Data Analytics.

Bowen impacted my life in different aspects. Some of the things I learnt include;

  • Teamwork: I learnt how to be a good team player and how to lead a team in a project which I’m currently applying here in Canada. Every course has a project where you must work in teams.
  • Presentation and Communication skills: I learnt this through the group project presentations we had to do in school, the IT defence, seminar and Project defence as well. All of this sharpened my skills.
  • Self Confidence: The ability to own and defend my work.
  • Multitasking: I learnt how to engage in and manage different tasks at the same time by taking many courses at a time, several projects and assignment and ensuring that submission deadlines are met which is really helping me now.
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Ige Mayokun Obaloluwa
2016 Bowen University Graduate

My name is Ige Mayokun Obaloluwa and my experience at Bowen University was a life-changing one for me. Coming from secondary school where I was an average student, I had various experiences in Bowen that shaped my life and made me a better person. A turning point for me was during our orientation week and the speaker talked about how to succeed as a student and also how our target should be to make the VC’s list. I made a resolution that day that I was going to give my best and try to learn as much as possible. That decision has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life and I’m glad I made that choice. I met amazing students with the same drive and passion for learning as I am and they became my friends and eventually became my family. And the lecturers in Bowen were also really helpful when it comes to counseling and always guiding us on how to improve and become better.
New Horizon was another part I loved in school which really exposed me early to what the industry expect.
After my graduation, I worked as a Software Engineer for 2 years at SystemSpecs Limited, a leading provider of financial and human capital software solutions in Nigeria and the larger African market with software such as Remita and HumanManager. I was able to apply some of the principles I learned back in school here and I also got the opportunity to lead a team to develop a new application.
I am currently doing my master’s degree in Computer Science at Concordia University in Canada with a focus on Machine Learning.

OLORUNFEMI, Temıtope Oluwaseun (Ph.D)
ABIODUN, Adeyinka Oluwabusayo
ADEBAYO, Segun (Ph.D)
ADEYEMO ADETOYE AYORINDE
AGBONKHESE, Christopher
AWORINDE, Halleluyah Oluwatobi
EMUOYIBOFARHE, Nweke Ozichi (Ph.D)
FAMUTIMI, Rantiola Fidelis (Ph.D)
OKEDIGBA, Temilola Oluwafunto
Dauda Odunayo OLANLOYE (Ph.D)
OLATUNJI, Ezekiel Kolawole
AKINWUNMI, Akinwale Olusegun (Ph.D)
Dr. LALA, Olusegun Gbenga

Dr. Lala, Olusegun Gbenga
Programme Coordinator
Senior Lecturer