Programmes offered in this department are National Diploma and Higher National Diploma. This programme can be studied on a open distance abd flexible study option which can be studied via our Online ODFeL portal, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.
Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer scientists deal mostly with software and software systems; this includes their theory, design, development, and application.
Principal areas of study within Computer Science include artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, security, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and theory of computing.
Although knowing how to program is essential to the study of computer science, it is only one element of the field. Computer scientists design and analyze algorithms to solve programs and study the performance of computer hardware and software. The problems that computer scientists encounter range from the abstract– determining what problems can be solved with computers and the complexity of the algorithms that solve them – to the tangible – designing applications that perform well on handheld devices, that are easy to use, and that uphold security measures.
Graduates of Dorben Polytechnic Computer Science Department are lifetime learners; they are able to adapt quickly with this challenging field.
The general entry requirements for the ND & HND progoramme are:
Diplomas shall be classified as follows:Distinction – GPA of 3.50 and above
It should be emphasized that the National Diploma (ND) programme is terminal and candidates graduating from the programme should be able to perform at that level. Each Diploma programme is expected to run for 4 semesters of 17 weeks, a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) programme is expected to run for 4 semesters of 17 weeks, a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.
The curriculum is structured in four semesters of online ODFeL portal, Assignments, Attendance, online zoom meetingor google meets, group work, or ony other available means of communication. Each semester of institutional based activities shall be for a duration of 17 weeks distributed as follows: 15 contact weeks of teaching; i.e. recitation, practical exercises, quizzes, tests etc., and 2 weeks to be devoted for examination and registration.
The curriculum of the diploma programme consists of four main components viz:
The General Education courses shall account for not more than 15% of the total contact hours for the programme.
FEE BREAKDOWN FOR ND & HND
|ITEMS||NATIONAL DIPLOMA||HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA|
|Price Per Course||₦10,000 Per semester||₦15,000 Per semester|
|Examination Fee||₦10,000 Per semester||₦10,000 Per semester|
|e-Library Fee||₦5,000 Per semester||₦5,000 Per semester|
|Prerequisite||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|Miscellaneous||₦7,000 Per Session||₦8,500 Per Session|
All of our classes are taught in English. Our programs are designed with students in mind, are versatile, and can be tailored to meet their specific needs. We use a combination of classroom theory and hands-on experience learning that integrates both National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) methods and Dorben Polytechnic learning modalities.
The realistic approach taken by the Dorben ODFeL in this programme prepares students for professions in today's fast changing and worldwide business environment.
To be considered competent to write the semester examinations, students must have a minimum participation score of 75% in all courses in which they are enrolled.
After attending available core and specialization courses, students must finish their entire programme with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in order to graduate. Dorben ODFeL students must also complete an internship program and submit and defend a final research project.
The student learning portal will automatically assess student participation in class discussions, and Dorben ODFeL lecturers will be responsible for keeping track of it. The student's Continuous Assessment will be based on the quality of their responses to discussion questions and their participation in evaluating discussion questions in the same proportion as the related on-campus programme. Assignments and Quizzes will also be used for students grading points
The Dorben ODFeL lecturers will be in charge of the primary scoring of students, while the Academic Advisers/Subject Matter Specialists will be in charge of the assessment.
Academic integrity is a core concept in higher education. Dorben ODFeL has a stringent academic ethics code that all students are required to follow. Plagiarism, attempted theft of academic records or examinations, and grade manipulation are examples of academic dishonesty. Any of these infractions will result in a course failure and/or expulsion from the program.