Computer Engineering

The option of computer engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University offers students the opportunity to delve into the intricate world of designing, developing, and integrating computer systems and hardware. This program combines elements of electrical engineering and computer science to equip students with a strong foundation in both disciplines.

The curriculum of the computer engineering option covers a wide range of subjects, including digital logic design, computer architecture, microprocessors, embedded systems, hardware description languages, operating systems, networking, and software engineering. Students gain a deep understanding of the principles, theories, and practices related to computer hardware, software, and their integration.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering collaborates with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering to deliver this program. The faculty members are highly qualified experts in their fields who provide comprehensive instruction and mentorship. They encourage students to explore hands-on projects, laboratory experiments, and research activities to gain practical experience and apply their theoretical knowledge.

The program emphasizes the development of strong problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as practical engineering techniques. Students learn to design and analyze computer systems, develop and optimize hardware and software components, and implement solutions to real-world engineering challenges. They also gain skills in programming, circuit design, computer organization, and system integration.

Obafemi Awolowo University provides well-equipped laboratories and facilities for computer engineering students to gain hands-on experience. These include digital systems laboratories, computer hardware laboratories, networking laboratories, and software development environments. Students have access to tools, equipment, and resources necessary to design, simulate, and prototype computer systems.

The computer engineering option also encourages students to engage in practical training and internships with industries and organizations. This helps students gain real-world experience, develop professional networks, and apply their knowledge and skills in practical settings. It also provides opportunities for students to understand industry practices, emerging technologies, and engineering ethics.

Graduates of the computer engineering option at Obafemi Awolowo University have a wide range of career opportunities. They can work in industries such as computer hardware design, embedded systems development, telecommunications, robotics, semiconductor manufacturing, and software development. They can also pursue advanced studies or research in areas such as computer architecture, VLSI design, artificial intelligence, or pursue entrepreneurial ventures in the technology sector.

Overall, the computer engineering option at Obafemi Awolowo University provides students with a comprehensive education that combines the principles of computer science and electrical engineering. It prepares them to become skilled professionals capable of designing, developing, and integrating computer systems and hardware to meet the growing technological demands of various industries.

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.