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COMPUTER ENGINEERING

HOD COMPUTER ENGINEERING

HOD  COMPUTER ENGINEERING

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAMME

The Department of Computer Engineering, University of Ilorin was established in August 2014 as an offshoot of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The Department admitted it’s first set of undergraduate students into the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Computer Engineering degree programme at the commencement of the 2014/2015 academic session.

 

The establishment of the Department was aimed at providing a platform for multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary academic activities aimed at providing solutions to industrial and socioeconomic challenges through training of highly skilled manpower for the increasingly dynamic ICT industry and conducting of cutting-edge research for industrial development.

 

The curriculum for the Computer Engineering programme was developed by a team of experienced academics, who have painstakingly crafted the academic programme to conform to the NUC and COREN Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) while making provision for students to be well-versed in state-of-the-art computer technologies.

 

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The philosophy of the Computer Engineering programme is focused on producing graduates who are producers rather than mere consumers and technicians of knowledge economy. After graduation, they become functional computer engineers in industries, scholars in academia, and successful entrepreneurs in all aspects of computer engineering. Therefore, the programme would contribute effectively and sufficiently to the knowledge economy by putting in place curriculum that meets these challenges in Computer Engineering.

The objectives of the programme include, to

  1. deploy curriculum that covers broad and dynamic computer engineering principles, for various computer skill acquisition;
  2. produce graduates who are exposed to extensive and appropriate lab experiments and practical work experience;
  3. produce graduates who are equipped in design, implementation, maintenance of computer and embedded systems;
  4. produce manpower for private and public sectors of the economy as well as job creation.

LABORATORIES/WORKSHOPS

Starting from the second year, students in the Department are expected to conduct experiments and workshop practical sessions in the following laboratories

 

S/N

DESCRIPTION

1.

Electrical Laboratory

2.

Electronic Laboratory

3.

Microprocessor Development Laboratory

4.

Software Engineering Laboratory

5.

Embedded Systems & Automation Laboratory

6.

Electrical Energy Systems Laboratory

7.

Computer Maintenance Workshop

 

Students in the Department are also expected to make use of the University Central Workshop (housed in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology for project fabrication), as well as the University Central Research Laboratory.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(i)         Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Candidates:

UTME candidates are required to obtain O’ Level credits in five subjects which should include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language

(ii)        Direct Entry (DE) Candidates into 200 Level:

In addition to (i) above, DE candidates are required to have A’ Level or equivalent pass in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or a National Diploma (ND) in Computer Engineering or a relevant Engineering discipline, at distinction or Upper Credit level, from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology plus at least one year post ND experience.

 

(ii)        Direct Entry (DE) Candidates into 300 Level:

In addition to (i) above, DE candidates in this category are required to possess a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Engineering or a relevant Engineering discipline, at distinction or Upper Credit level, with, at least, a National Diploma (Upper Credit) from a recognized polytechnic or College of Technology.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The Department operates an academic programme which leads to a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree at a duration of five academic sessions for students who gain admission through UME/UTME; and four academic sessions for students who come in as Direct Entry with A-level/IJMB or approved equivalent.

The five-year programme is broken into nine semesters of residence and two industrial attachments.  Each semester is usually fifteen teaching weeks long and instruction is by courses quantified into course credits.  Lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and projects are organized during each semester and every student in the programme is expected to participate fully since the grading system reflects each aspect.

AREAS OF STUDY

The Department runs two options as follows:

  • Embedded Systems and Automation
  • Computer Hardware and Software Systems

Courses in these options are available at the final (500) level.

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

The Industrial Training aspect of the degree programme is divided into four parts.  The first part is the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) which is held at the end of the 200-level, just during the end of-session break in the Faculty’s workshops and laboratories.  During this programme students are exposed to workshop practice and have a “hands-on” experience of practical engineering. This serves as a channel for integrating in-house entrepreneurial development and skill into our programme.

The three other parts expose the students to real-life situations in engineering or related establishments within and outside the country.  The Department has recorded impressive growth in the area of academic, administrative, staffing and infrastructures.