The Department of Computer Engineering seeks to train students who will be future drivers of the Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.) revolution in Cameroon, by providing skills which go far beyond the use of computers to the design of computer systems, their implementation in hardware and software and their integration into other systems and
technologies. The training is designed to provide a firm foundation for future careers both in ICT-based and non-ICT-based industries.
This mission statement ties in with the definition of Computer Engineering by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (I.E.E.E.): “Computer Engineering is a discipline that embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer controlled equipment” – IEEE
The university fees amount to 50,000 francs CFA per year, payable in a single tranche or in two tranches of 25,000 francs CFA each. A student at the Faculty for the current year is considered to be a student who completed at least one installment before November 15 and the second installment before April 30 of the year of enrollment . Once the university fees have been paid, the receipts must be certified, at least in duplicate, to the Administrative and Financial Division (DAF). In addition, academic registration for the various semester courses in the chosen course must be made before 20 November for the first semester and before 10 May for the second semester. This academic registration is made to the Level Coordinators in the respective Departments after presentation of the receipts of the University Rights.
A minimum of 2 A’ Levels in Science including Mathematics is required to be admitted on this program.
The admission requirements set out below are the minimum requirements which may entitle an applicant to a place in the University for First Degree Courses.
The GCE O/L, with passes in five approved subjects including English Language prior to sitting the GCE A/L
One of the following requirements in the GCE A/L:
Two GCE/AL passes at the same sitting.
The BAC in the series appropriate to the intended field for specialization.
Candidates with other qualifications considered by Senate as the equivalent of these qualifications.
Individual departments may impose additional and specific requirements.
Students whose language of instruction was not English, will be required to pass a prescribed English Language test, unless they have successfully completed the Special Intensive English Language Course.
To graduate a student must earn a minimum of 240 credits. This includes the 18 credits for University courses.
Skills to be Acquired
Graduates will possess the ability to design computers and computer-based systems that include both hardware and software to solve novel engineering problems, subject to trade-offs involving a set of competing goals and constraints. In this context, “design” refers to a level of ability beyond “assembling” or “configuring” systems.