The philosophy establishing universities of technology in Nigeria generally is to build national capacity to move the country from its status of a third world and developing nation to that of an advance and developed nation, through technological advancement that drives development, and develop high-level manpower that will create job and wealth, and reduce unemployment and invariably poverty. In consonance with these objectives of establishing universities of technology, the proposed Department intends to equip prospective graduates from the Department with the knowledge and expertise to contribute significantly to the Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and Software Engineering industry and to apply techniques learned toward continued growth. Specifically, the Department will build capacity and develop human capital to a high level through pragmatic and dynamic training, research and development services of high standards in the fields of Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and Software Engineering that will meet the demands of the society and will stand the test of time and space.
The Department will operate above the minimum academic standards of the National Universities Commission and that of the University with the intention to turn out graduates who are at par with their contemporaries from any other part of the world. This will be achieved through an adaptation of curricula and pedagogies to complement the evolution of computer technology and the computing profession, accommodation of the varied learning styles of a diverse student population, conducive atmospheres for efficient and effective teaching and a mix of competent academics, technical and resourceful administrative staff members. Furthermore, the Department will provide students with an open environment that fosters professional and personal growth. We will prepare our students for successful careers in the computing professions through flexible programs of study that can be adapted to support individual career goals.
Objectives of the Department
The objectives of the Department are to:
- Impart our students with sound knowledge in the ever-evolving fields of Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and Software Engineering necessary for solving scientific problems.
- Be a unit of the University for conducting research in computing and related fields and hence provide professional services to the university, the local community and the nation at large.
- Produce graduates that will meet Nigeria’s need for Computer Engineers, Information and Communication Technologists and Software Engineers with employment prospects in manufacturing and production industries, research and educational establishments and government services.
- Produce graduates that will meet the expectations of employers; those that can effectively set up on their own and be employers of labour and graduates with prospects to pursue professional development, which might include advanced studies, if desired.
There will be three (3) modes of admission into the proposed B. Tech Degree Programmes:
THROUGH THE UNVERSITY PRE-DEGREE SCIENCE PROGRAMME
The requirements will be five ordinary level credits including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Computer Studies. The one-year Pre-degree Science Programme includes Mathematics, English Language Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
THROUGH JAMB UTME
The requirements are five Ordinary Level credits in Mathematics, English Language,
Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Computer Studies, as well as a high aggregate score in the Matriculation Examination in the following subjects: Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry.THROUGH DIRECT ENTRY
Through the University JUPEB Programme
The requirements will be five ordinary level credits including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The courses taken by prospective applicants during the one-year Joint University Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) Programme must be passed at the level prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University.
- Holders of minimum of Upper Credit Level in Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and any other cognitive discipline may qualify for admission at 200 Level.
- Holders of Upper Credit Level in Higher National Diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology only may qualify for admission at 300 Level.
These direct-entry requirements are in addition to the Ordinary Level grades stipulated in (ii) above. Also, direct entry students must take and pass some courses offered at 100 and 200 Levels as may be required by the Department.
In addition to the above requirements, all candidates for admission in (ii) and (iii) above may be required to write a Post-UTME Screening Examination as prescribed by the University.
Courses Evaluation / Components of Examination
The course evaluation is made up of the following components:
- Continuous Assessment: This shall contribute 30% to the final evaluation of the Course. Continuous assessment shall consist of Practical, Assignments, Tests, and any other so specified, given on each course in a semester. In addition, student’s attendance at lectures, practicals, etc, may form part of the continuous assessment. The student shall be periodically informed of his/her standing in the course.
- Final examination: This shall contribute 70% to the final evaluation of the course. Final examination for a course shall not normally exceed three (3) hours duration and shall be given only at the times and places established for that purpose by senate or its designated committee. The final examination for each course shall normally be at the end of the semester in which the course is offered. The course grade will be made up of the students score in the continuous assessment as well as the end of course examination.
At the end of each semester, examination scores/grades are awarded points as follows:
|Score Range||Grade||Grade Point|
|60 to 69||B||4|
|50 to 59||C||3|
|45 to 49||D||2|
|40 to 44||E||1|
|00 to 39||F||0|