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Tuition Fees:$1,897 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Science, Engineering & Health
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

Rationale
The goal of Daystar University is to train students to become servant-leaders in Kenya and throughout Africa and other parts of the world. As such the students need to be creative and innovative thinkers who will lead in the development of new technologies and systems in whatever area they work, creating jobs and computer solutions to societies’ problems.

The use of computers in business, industry and service organizations has completely changed the way we work and live. Computers affect almost every area of life. Computer technology is changing at a rapid pace. Those working in this area must have the critical thinking skills needed to not only adapt or react to the changes but to creatively participate in the changes to ensure that progress is made in the proper direction.

Students will be encouraged to relate their Christian faith to their work as computer scientists. This may express itself in a variety of ways such as: in the nature of their work, level of commitment to employer and employee and to society through their ethical and moral conviction. Every system they build should be motivated by the desire to reflect the creativity of God and for the glory of His kingdom.

In the liberal art tradition, the students will be expected to study in a number of areas such as Bible, literature and language, history, music or art and communication to provide a broad-based education. As professional leaders the graduates will need to effectively communicate their ideas both orally and the written word. In addition to teaching specific skills, a significant goal of the program will be to teach the students to think critically, broadly and conceptually.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfil entry requirements that apply to the admission of all Daystar undergraduate students as stated in the current Daystar University Catalogue. They must have a C+ or better overall average on the KCSE examination or equivalent.
In addition, they must meet the following requirements: C or better in mathematics on the KCSE examination or equivalent, C or better in physics (or C or better in Chemistry or Computer studies or Biology or Geography) on the KCSE examination or C or better in physical science on the KCSE examination or equivalent.
Students may also enter the ACS major from the Daystar University Pre-university program if their grades in mathematics, physical science and basic computer knowledge are B or better.
For students coming from outside Kenya the equivalent percentages will be used.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health include:
– Web Developer.
– Software Engineer.
– Software Developer.
– Senior Software Engineer.
– Systems Administrator.
– Systems Analyst.
– Senior Manager, Creative Services

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,897
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,952

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

 
Fredrick Ogore
Head of Computer Science Department
 
Dr Martha Kiarie
Dean, School of Science, Engineering & Health
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries