Computer Science with Economics

The option of combining computer science with economics at Obafemi Awolowo University provides a unique interdisciplinary education that equips students with a strong foundation in both fields. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that integrates computer science principles and techniques with economic theories and applications.

By combining computer science and economics, students gain a deep understanding of how technology and data analysis can be applied to economic decision-making, financial modeling, market analysis, and policy formulation. They learn to leverage computational tools and algorithms to analyze economic data, develop models, and make informed predictions.

The curriculum covers a range of subjects, including programming, data structures, algorithms, database management, statistics, econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and economic theory. Students acquire essential programming skills, quantitative analysis techniques, and economic principles, enabling them to solve complex problems at the intersection of computer science and economics.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering collaborates with the Department of Economics to deliver this interdisciplinary program. The faculty members in both departments are experts in their respective fields and provide high-quality instruction, mentorship, and research guidance. They encourage students to explore the connections between computer science and economics through practical projects, case studies, and research initiatives.

Students in this program have access to state-of-the-art computer labs, software tools, and data resources to facilitate their learning and research activities. They are encouraged to participate in internships, industrial projects, and research collaborations to gain hands-on experience and apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Graduates of the computer science and economics program have diverse career opportunities. They can pursue careers in financial institutions, consulting firms, economic research organizations, government agencies, technology companies, and more. They can work as data analysts, economic consultants, financial analysts, policy analysts, software developers, or pursue further studies in fields such as computational economics, data science, or business analytics.

The interdisciplinary nature of the computer science and economics program at Obafemi Awolowo University prepares students to be versatile professionals with a unique skill set. They possess a solid foundation in computer science and economics, critical thinking abilities, and problem-solving skills, making them valuable assets in an increasingly data-driven and technology-oriented world.

Overall, the computer science and economics option at Obafemi Awolowo University provides students with a holistic education that blends the principles of computer science with the theories and applications of economics. It equips them with a diverse skill set and prepares them for successful careers at the intersection of these two fields.

Entry Requirements

Admission to Part I (part one) is by Unified Joint Matriculation Examination (UJME). To be eligible to take the examination, candidate must normally have the West African School Certificate or its equivalent, with credits in at least 5 subjects including English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Student may be eligible for admission into Part II if they have any of the following, in addition to the University/Faculty General
Admission requirements:

(i) Good Pass at the G.C.E. Advanced level or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (Combined).


(ii) National Diploma in Computer Science or related studies at upper credit.

Higher National Diploma in Computer Science or related studies at upper credit level may also be considered for Admission to
the appropriate class.