Admission Requirement and programme information – Computer Engineering

Admission Requirement and programme information – Computer Engineering

The Department offers a five year programme for the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Honors Degree in Computer Engineering.

UME Candidates:

The admission requirement for UME candidates into the course is a minimum of 5 (Ordinary level) credit passes in West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSSC), General Certificate of Education (GCE) or in National Examination Council Ordinary Level (NECO) in not more than two sittings. The credits must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and any other relevant subject .The candidates must not be below 16 years of age. A pass in JAMB that meets the Departmental cut off mark determined by the University and post –UME screening test are part of the admission criteria.

Direct Entry Candidates:

Direct entry admission is based on a combination of ‘O’Level results with the following qualifications:

G.C.E. or HSC (‘A’ Level two papers in Physics, Mathematics, or Chemistry)
OND (upper credit)
HND (upper credit)
Candidates with OND qualification may be admitted into the 200 level and those with HND may be admitted into the 300 level. All candidates must meet the basic minimum requirement of 5 ‘O’ Level credit passes in relevant subjects as specified above.

( iii) Admission Requirements into postgraduate Diploma

HND with minimum of lower credit in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering.
B.Sc. in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Computer Engineering with a minimum of third class degree.
B.Sc. degree in (a) Physics and Engineering (b) Physics with Electronics
(c) Computer Science with a minimum of Second Class Lower division

Admission Requirements into M.Eng Programmes
Applicants must possess (i) At least CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a scale of 5.00, and 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 for applicants in any field in Engineering or its equivalent or (ii) At least a Credit pass (CGPA of 3.50 and above) in postgraduate Diploma in Computer Engineering.

Course Duration

The maximum length of time allowed to obtain a degree in the College shall be fourteen semesters for the 5-year degree program and twelve semesters for the students admitted directly into 200 level. For extension beyond the maximum period, a special permission of senate shall be required on the recommendation of the College Board

Degree Classification

The determination of the class of degree shall be based on the Cumulative Grade Point of Average (CGPA) earned at the end of the program. The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of credit points (TCP) by the total number of units (TNU) for all the courses taken in the semester. The CGPA shall be used in the determination of the degree as summarized in Table 1.1.

Table 1.1: Degree Classification




First Class


Second Class Upper


Second Class Lower


Third Class



Graduation Requirement

To satisfy the requirement for graduation, a student must take and pass the minimum units specified in the programme before he/she can qualify for the award of a degree in Engineering. This includes passing all compulsory General Studies Courses and the industrial Training courses.