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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$7,814 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Campus:Ashesi's Campus
Application Deadline: June 2021
Programme Overview

In an increasingly tech-driven world, the ability to respond to technological change and build tech tools will be key skills required to succeed. The Computer Science department at Ashesi helps students build the foundational skills necessary to build life-long careers in tech and information systems management.

Curriculum

YEAR ONE
First Semester:
a. Ashesi Success
b. Foundations of Design & Entrepreneurship 1
c. Written & Oral Communication
d. Introduction to Computing & Info. Systems
e. Pre-Calculus 1 / Calculus 1

Second Semester:
a. Foundations of Design & Entrepreneurship 2
b. Computer Programming for CS
c. Text & Meaning
d. Pre-Calculus 2 / Calculus 2
e. Leadership Seminar 1

Third Semester:
a. Applied Calculus (For all pre-Calculus students)

YEAR TWO
First Semester:
a. Microeconomics / Non-Major Elective
b. Statistics
c. Leadership Seminar 2
d. Data Structures & Algorithms
e. Discrete Structures & Theory

Second Semester:
a. Finance for Non-finance Majors
b. Quantitative Methods
c. Leadership Seminar 3
d. Database Systems
e. Intermediate Computer Programming

YEAR THREE
First Semester:
a. Research Methods
b. Web Technologies
c. Computer Organisation & Architecture
d. Leadership Seminar 4 / Elective

Second Semester:
a. Algorithm Design & Analysis
b. Principles of Economics
c. Software Engineering
d. Major Elective

YEAR FOUR
First Semester:
a. Human Computer Interaction
b. Operating Systems
c. Elective
d. Entrepreneurship 1 / Thesis 1 / Applied Project / CS Elective

Second Semester:
a. Elective
b. Networks & Data Communications
c. Elective
d. Entrepreneurship 2 / Thesis 2 / Applied Project / CS Elective

Admission Requirements

Basic Requirements
1. High School transcripts or report cards for at least six terms.
2. One of the following examination results is required:
– West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE); Six subjects are used to calculate your standard WASSCE score: Integrated Science, Core Math, Core English and three electives. A minimum grade of C6 in each subject is required to apply.
– Six IGCSE (G.C.E. O-Level) passes including Mathematics, English, and Science are required together with at least three ‘A’ Level passes (with grade A-D)
– International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
– American / Canadian High School Diploma
– French Baccalaureate (a certified copy of the original score and a certified translated copy in English)
– Other equivalent exam results approved by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana.

International Students
In addition to meeting the standard admissions requirements, applications from international students must meet the following requirements:
– Certified Translation: Transcripts or other supporting documents submitted by international applicants in a language other than English must be translated and certified as copies of the original document(s).
– Evidence of English Language proficiency: International students for who English was not a language of instruction during high school, must submit evidence of English language proficiency, including but not limited to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $25

How to Apply:
You can start you application online, or download a PDF, complete it and email it back to us. However, we recommend you complete your application online as much as you can.

Online Application:
Click here to open Online Application Form

Paper Application: 
If you prefer to or can only fill a paper application, download and complete the forms below:
Download Admissions Application Form

Deadlines
– Early Deadline: 26th March 2020
– Regular Deadline: 25th June 2020
– Late Deadline: 20th August 2020

The Late Admissions period attracts an extra GHs50. We also do not accept scholarship and international applications during the Late Admissions period.

NOTE:
The admissions office can only process your application upon receipt of the proof of payment. Ghanaians pay an Application fee of GHs.50 while International Students pay GHs.143.
The university is not liable for payments transferred into the wrong account or those which may not, due to bank error, reflect in Ashesi’s bank account.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Software Developer
– Database Administrator
– Computer Hardware Engineer
– Computer Systems Analyst
– Computer Network Architect
– Web Developer
– Information Security Analyst
– Computer and Information Research Scientists.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian Students: $7,814
Tuition Fees for International Students: $8,184

Tuition Fees per year for Ghanaian Students = GHs.45,044
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = GHs.47,174
Each academic year has two semesters which run from late August to December and January to May, each with a tuition fee of GHs.22,522 (Ghanaians) and GHs.23,587 (Foreigners)

Instalment Plan
Ashesi has flexible payment plans for families who cannot pay fees in full at the start of the semester. Families have the option of making payments twice a semester or four times a semester, each option incurring different surcharges. Families who pay full tuition fees before the due date for each semester will receive an ‘early payment’ discount.
– Early Payment Discount (3.5%)
– Additional Fees for Paying in Two Instalments (3% fee)
– Additional Fees for Paying in four instalments (6% fee)

Lecturers

– Ayawoa Dagbovie (Ph.D.)
– Ben Kwaku Gordor (Ph.D.)
– David Ebo Adjepon-Yamoah (Ph.D.)
– David Sampah
– G. Ayorkor Korsah (Ph.D.)
– Joseph Agyapong Mensah
– Prof. Egya-Ekow Otoo
– Rebecca Awuah

Relevant Contact

 
Dr. Ayorkor Korsah
Head, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries
 
School Office
General Enquiries