Department of Computing, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Department of Computing, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

The history of the computing programme at the University of the West Indies (Mona) spans almost 4 decades. Throughout this time, we have been preparing students for the rapidly changing world of computing by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to readily adapt to those changes. Our programmes expose students to the theoretical underpinnings of computing, while still requiring them to apply that knowledge in practical and tangible ways which solve real problems. By the time our students graduate, they have been well prepared for any computing related pursuit, ranging from an IT related job to furthering their studies in a postgraduate programme.

Today, the Department of Computing is home to about 400 undergraduate students and approximately 80 postgraduate students. Our MSc programme is currently the largest and fastest growing programme in the Faculty of Science and Technology. All of our students are taught by a full-time academic staff of 10, complimented by a competent cadre of part-time staff. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, members of our academic staff have research interests ranging from amorphous computing, data mining, animation and visualization through software engineering to computer networking.

Our undergraduate programme offerings include:

  • Computer Science Major
  • Software Engineering  Major
  • B.Sc. Information Technology (Programme)
  • Computer Studies Option
  • B.Sc. Computer Systems Engineering (Programme)

Our postgraduate programmes include:

  • MSc . Computer Science
  • MPhil Computer Science
  • Ph.D Computer Science


Computer Science Major

  • Created: 12/11/2014
  • Kingston and St. Andrew

Computer Science Major Programme Overview The computer science major is a three year programme based on ACM/IEEE recommendations. It prepares students for the rapidly changing world of computing by giving them the skills and knowledge to readily adapt to these changes. Therefore our programme expose...

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

  • Created: 12/11/2014
  • Kingston and St. Andrew

Information Technology Programme Overview The Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a one year programme designed for graduates with no previous training in computing. Students will be equipped with the basic requirements to pursue a higher degree in computing, or to transition to an en...

Software Engineering Major

  • Created: 12/11/2014
  • Kingston and St. Andrew

Software Engineering Major Programme Overview This a three year programme based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations. Software engineering is one of the five sub-disciplines of computing. It focuses on developing methods, processes and tools for building large, complex software systems. Programme Objecti...

MSc Computer Science

  • Created: 13/01/2014
  • Kingston and St. Andrew

Computer Science Major Programme Overview The computer science major is a three year programme based on ACM/IEEE recommendations. It prepares students for the rapidly changing world of computing by giving them the skills and knowledge to readily adapt to these changes. Therefore our programme expose...

BSc in Information Technology

  • Created: 09/12/2013
  • Kingston and St. Andrew

BSc in Information Technology Programme Overview The BSc in Information Technology is a three year programme based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations. The programme aims to address the needs of the Caribbean region and produce graduates who are able to address the information processing requirements of...

BSc Computer Systems Engineering

  • Created: 09/12/2013
  • Kingston and St. Andrew

BSc Computer Systems Engineering Programme Overview Computer Systems Engineering includes aspects of computer science, electronics engineering and software engineering. It looks at how the hardware and software components of computing systems and computer controlled systems are designed, constructed...

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