The School of Computing and Information technologies is housed in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology. The school administrative offices are in Block D at the TU-K. The school is the focal point of computing and IT at the TU-K with obligations to offer teaching and examination not only in the academic programmes administered in SCIT’s departments but also to service computing related course units in other faculties of Engineering, Social Sciences and Applied sciences.
To be a top rated School of Computing and Information Technology
Mission / Mandate
To provide computing related education and Training with a strong emphasis on technical skills development from a strong theoretical underpinning through research and innovation
Computer Science and Informatics
Communication and Computer Networks
Computational Science and Engineering
Multimedia and Digital Technologies
Other than the four departments, the school of computing has several active research groups that pursue specific concentrations in the form of research as follows
Computational engineering sciences group
Web programming (Front end, Backend, UI/UX, Data Visualization)
Welcome to the School of Computing and Information Technologies (SCIT) at The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K). The School of Computing offers market driven academic programs from certificate to PhD level with an objective to transform our students to responsible graduates who are problem solvers in the society. The school is one of the fastest growing schools in TU-K attracting learners who come either fresh from High schools or those already with a background from other disciplines who have a passion for “ICT”. We are committed to offering our students and stakeholders excellent customer service, excellent teaching using impactful approaches and methodologies such as case based teaching and problem based learning. Moreover, we expose the learners to the latest technologies. In close collaboration with the industry partners, our students get inducted to the real world of IT projects while still on campus. True to TU-K’s philosophy of developing holistic graduates with requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for the real world of work, the school of computing has a tradition of focusing on skills development based on sound theoretical underpinnings and exhibited through demonstration of skills in the studied fields. Our graduates work in a wide range of industries such as:
Computing and IT firms
From the innovativeness platform provided at the TU-K, school of computing graduates are among innovators who have launched their startups and have been recognized locally and internationally for the solutions they provide. The school is keen on collaborations both locally and internationally. The rationale for this is that we want to be at the forefront of emerging technologies and continue to offer relevant programs to the learners. From the partners we get students exposed to real life work experiences and we offer our partners solutions with fresh perspectives from the young and dynamic generation represented by our students. Our research endeavors have seen the school partner with several blue chip companies and execute work pages of internationally funded projects. These have brought inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange with Engineering, Agriculture, Health, Climate change, Basic Sciences, space technologies to name a few. The school continues to expand the range of offered programs and we shall soon be launching post graduate courses in the areas of computer engineering technologies, applied computer science, computational engineering and computational science, data analytics and artificial intelligence. We believe these are the technologies of the future professionals in our area and will contribute to the current and future dialogues for making Kenya a globally competitive and prosperous Nation as envisioned in our motherland’s vision 2030 development blueprint.