PGD Computer Engineering

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From power generation and distribution systems to modern processing and manufacturing plants, there’s an array of complex technologies that rely on computer systems developed and designed by computer engineers.

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September or January entry


2 year

Entry requirements

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This course will set you on track to be one of those engineers. Computer hardware and software engineering, digital systems, embedded systems, computer and network design and software development in a variety of modern programming languages – you’ll cover it all.


You will study the following modules:



  • Computer Programming 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Computer Logic
  • Network Analysis
  • Engineers in Society
  • Engineering Statistics


  • Computer Programming II
  • Computer Engineering
  • Introduction to Microprocessor & Microcomputer Technology
  • Computer Engineering Lab
  • Low Level Language
  • Engineering Mathematics II



  • Technical Report Writing
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Data Communication
  • Project 1


  • Hardware Design Studies
  • Computer Networks
  • Hardware Design Lab
  • Project II
  • Engineering Law Management & Entrepreneurship  
  • Engineering Materials
  • Elective Courses (Microwave Engineering, Principles of Compilers, Computer Graphics, Modelling and Simulation, Electromagnetic Principles, Communication Principles, Numerical Computation)

From hardware design to software development and networking, your understanding of the practical requirements and constraints will help you to design and implement better solutions.

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Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & one other science subject (e.g Further Mathematics, Geography, Technical Drawing, Building Technology, Biology, Agricultural Science  at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees with at least 3rd class division in a relevant engineering or Science discipline; ( Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Water Resources) or;
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) with at least upper credit;
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in / Water Resources Engineering with at least lower credit.
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Petroleum Engineering with at least a credit.


Holders of the HND at lower credit with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may also be considered.

How will I be taught?

You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Taking on both group and individual projects, we assess your work through a mixture of coursework and exams, with project and laboratory work counting towards your final award.

We also teach you the life skills of effective communication, problem solving, project planning and team working that will set you apart and give you the best chance of getting the job you want 

Career support

Computer engineers work in most industries, including computing, automobile, aerospace, telecommunications, power production, manufacturing, defence and electronics. You could design high-tech devices ranging from tiny integrated-circuit chips, to powerful systems that utilise those chips and efficient telecommunication systems.

Likely jobs for graduates include computer network administration under Windows and Unix/Linux, as well as software engineering and design using Java and C++. You could also work independently as a developer, tester or evaluator of any kind of hardware and software application. You'll be able to develop operating systems, compilers, computer games, business applications, computer programs, analyse data and constructing and managing computer systems. In short, you’ll be highly employable in a wide variety of sectors.

Further Study

Opportunities for course progression include MSc Computer Science

Fees and Finance

In 2020/21 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N600,000 Per Session.


Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance


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