BEng Computer Engineering

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The computer engineering program emphasizes three broad technical areas: computer architectures, software design, and applications of microprocessors; communications and digital signal processing; and microelectronic design, layout and fabrication of digital integrated circuits.


You will study the following modules:

Start Date

September entry


5 years

Entry requirements

See below




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Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • General Chemistry I        
  • Practical Chemistry I    
  • Introduction to Engineering I    
  • Use of English I    
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills    
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics I    
  • Practical Physics I

Second Semester

  • General Chemistry II        
  • Practical Chemistry II    
  • Introduction to Computer Engineering    
  • Use of English II    
  • General mathematics II
  • General Physics II    
  • General Physics III    
  • Practical Physics II

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Basic Electrical Engineering I        
  • Measurements and Instrumentation    
  • Computing & Programming for Engineers    
  • Calculus I        
  • Thermodynamics    
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Applied Mechanics    
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers I
  • General Engineering Laboratory I

Second Semester

  • Basic Electrical Engineering II
  • Calculus II        
  • Engineering Drawing II
  • Strength of Materials
  • Material Science    
  • Fluid Mechanics    
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers II    
  • General Engineering Laboratory II    
  • Students Work Experience Program (SWEP) I
  • Moral Reasoning and Ethics


You will study the following modules:

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Introduction to Object Oriented programming    
  • Circuit Theory I    
  • Electronics I        
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I    
  • Digital Electronics    
  • Circuit Theory Laboratory I    
  • Electronics Laboratory I
  • Digital Electronics Laboratory    
  • Engineering Mathematics I

Second Semester

  • Computer Architecture and Organization    
  • Microprocessors, System and Interfacing    
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming    
  • Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms    
  • VLSI Design        
  • Engineering Mathematics II    
  • Technical Communication
  • Students Work Experience Program (SWEP) II

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Assembly Language Programming    
  • Operating System Concepts    
  • Data Communication & Network    
  • Communication Principles    
  • Communication Principles Laboratory    
  • Digital Signal Processing    
  • Engineering Mathematics III    
  • Probability & Statistics for Engineers

Second Semester

  • Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

Year 5 Units

First Semester

  • Microcomputer Hardware & Software
  • Cyberpreneurship and Cyberlaw    
  • Digital System Design with VHDL    
  • Embedded system design    
  • Software Engineering        
  • Senior Design Project I    
  • Engineering Management

Second Semester

  • Computer Security Techniques
  • Digital Image Processing    
  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Senior Design Project II
  • Reliability & Maintainability    
  • Engineering Law


Practice makes perfect. Each drawing you make is a step forward

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Literature in English and any two Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Literature in English and any three Arts or Social Science subjects

How will I be taught?

Students will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials. They will be required to prepare and make presentations, take-home tests and assignments. There will also be written and oral feedbacks from the Professors.

Career support

Graduates of computer engineering can work in all segments of the broad and thriving computer industry as software engineers, programmers, computer system architects, microprocessor/hardware designers, among many other specialties. This includes careers in computer engineering through employment in industry, government or private practices, as well as in related engineering, science or pr professional disciplines such as electrical engineering, computer science, bioengineering, business, law, or medicine.

Further Study

  • PDG Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • MEng Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • PHD Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

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 


Sectoral Advisory Board

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.

Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of 

a) Curriculum of the department 
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships

2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship 
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of "X" Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources. 


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Members of the SAB:
The current members of the Sectoral Advisory Board are:




Prof. Okechukwu Ugweje

University of Mount Union, Ohio State, USA


Prof. Musa Aibunu Abiodun

FUT, Minna


Dr. Umar Sadiq

Centre for Satellite Technology Development, Abuja Nigeira


Engr. John Funso Adebayo



Engr. Abdullahi Bello

NERC, Abuja, Nigeria


Dr. O.S Nduka

Imperial College London


Engr. Abdulateef Aliyu

Membership Development Officer


Prof. M.S Haruna



Engr. Ikechukwu Amalu



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