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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

B.Sc. in Computer Engineering focuses on hardware, data communications and software engineering. A technical definition from ACM and IEEE-CS1 defines the computer engineering discipline as being concerned with the design and construction of computers and computer based systems i.e. the software, hardware and communication components. This programme blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems in the _eld of computer engineering. Students study the design of digital hardware and software including communications systems, computers and devices such as phones, MP3 players, DVRs, alarm systems, x-ray machines, and even laser surgical tools. Increasingly, CE specialists integrate customised hardware and embedded software, to improve existing technologies and invent new ones.

Career Options

  1. The objectives of the B.Sc. in Computer Engineering programme are: -
  2. To produce graduates who are well-grounded in the fundamental concepts of computer engineering;
  3. To produce graduates with good communication skills capable of functioning responsibly in diverse environments and able to work in teams;
  4. To produce graduates that will be able to successfully practice computer engineering nationally and international;
  5. To produce graduates who can conduct themselves professionally and ethically;
  6. To build human resource capacity in the computer engineering discipline for both the public and private sectors;
  7. To cultivate a crop of computer engineers who exhibit strong ethical principles and have good interpersonal communication and team skills.

Programme Learning outcomes

  1. The program offers many educational opportunities. Most of them are designed to impart knowledge
  2. and skills required of all our students so that by the time of graduation they are prepared to achieve the
  3. Educational Objectives. The educational objectives include:
  4. Broad Foundation: Understanding of and ability to apply relevant mathematical, scientiffic, and
  5. basic engineering knowledge.
  6. Disciplinary Foundation: Understanding of and ability to apply core computer engineering technical
  7. Specialization: Understanding of and ability to apply the skills and concepts within one or more of the specializations within computer engineering.
  8. Laboratory: Understanding of and ability to employ standard experimental techniques to generate and analyze data as well as use state-of-the-art software and instrumentation to solve computer
  9. engineering problems.
  10. Design: Theoretical understanding of and ability to engage in the creative deign process through the integration and application of diverse technical knowledge and expertise to meet customer needs and address social issues.
  11. Research: Ability to formulate and answer empirical and theoretical questions through participation in undergraduate research projects for interested and qualified students.
  12. Leadership: Awareness of the need for engineering leaders both within the profession and the larger
  13. community, as well as some preparation to assume those leadership roles.
  14. Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively both through oral presentations and the
  15. written word.
  16. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact professionally with others in the workplace, to engage effectively in teamwork, and to function productively on multidisciplinary group projects.
  17. Engineering Ethics: Understanding of the engineer's responsibilities to employers, society, and their fellow engineers as well as an ability to recognize potential and actual ethical problems, analyze critically those situations, and formulate sound ethical decisions.
  18. Engineering and Society: Understanding of the symbiotic relationship between engineering and
  19. society - specifically, how engineering artifacts are shaped by and incorporate human values as well
  20. as the ways in which engineering solutions impact society and the larger social obligations this
  21. entails for engineers.
  22. Life-long Learning: Skills necessary to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the need to continually exploit those skills in re_ning and updating one's knowledge base.

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program through three avenues:  Direct Entry, Mature Entry and Diploma Entry Schemes.

Programme Name Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry
  1. At least two principal passes at the same sitting in UACE or its equivalent of which one of them MUST be in Mathematics
  2. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent
Diploma Entry
  1. At least a second class (Lower division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or any other  diploma  with  either  Mathematics or Computer Science, as one of the  subjects  from any recognized
  2. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least one principal pass and two subsidiary  passes at same sitting  in UACE or its equivalent
  4. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent
CCNA
  1. CCNA from a recognized institution.
  2. At least one principal and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  4. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Mature age

  1. Mature age Certificate
  2. **At least a principal pass in Mathematics in UACE
  3. **At least  a Credit  in Mathematics at UCE
Mode Dual Mode (online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,200,000

Programme Structure

CODE COURSE TITLE LH TH PH CH CU
Year 1: Semester 1:          
Cores: (6Core Courses)          
CE 100 Physics of Electricity and Magnetism 45 - - 45 3
CE 101 Engineering Drawing 45 - - 45 3
CS101 Computer Applications and Systems 45 - 30 60 4
BA 104 Business Communication 45 - 30 60 3
MT 109 Analytical Techniques I 45 - - 45 3
  Semester load         16
YEAR 1: SEMESTER 2:          
Cores:- (6 Core Courses)          
CE 102 Circuit Theory 45 - - 45 3
CE 103 Communications Systems 30 - 30 45 3
CE 104 Electronic Devises 45 - - 45 3
CS 100 Structured Programming 45 30 - 60 4
MT 101 Discrete Mathematics 45 - - 45 3
MT 110  Analytical Techniques II 45 - - 45 3
  Semester Load         19
Electives:- (No Elective Course)          
Year 1 Recess Term:          
TM 100 Community Engagement I - - 120 75 5
  Semester Load         5
Year 2: Semester 1:          
Cores:- (6 Cores Courses)          
CE 200 Engineering Systems Analysis With Numerical Methods 45 - - 45 3
CE 201 Microelectronics Applications 30 - 30 45 3
CE 202 Electronic Circuits 30 - 30 45 3
CS 200 Object Oriented Programming 45 30 - 60 4
SE 206 Introduction to Software Engineering 45 30 - 60 4
  Semester Load         17
Electives:- (No Elective Course)          
Year 2: Semester 2          
CE 203 Digital Electronics 45 30 - 60 4
CE 204 Continuous Time Linear Systems 45 - - 45 3
MT 105 Probability & Statistics 45 - 30 60 4
NW 200 Computer Networks & Data Communications 45 - 30 60 4
TM 201     Research Methods 45 - - 45 3
  Semester Load         18
Electives:- (No Electives Course)          
Year 2: RECESS TERM:          
TM 200 Community Engagement II - - 120 60 5
  Semester Load         5
Year 3: Semester 1          
Cores:- (5Cores)          
CE 300 Discrete Time Linear Systems 45 30 - 60 4
CE 301 Communications Systems Engineering 30 - - 30 2
CS 102 Computer Architecture 30 30 - 65 3
IS 300 Database Management Systems 45 30 - 60 4
NW 204 Distributed Real-Time Systems 30 - 30 45 3
Electives:- (At least 1 Elective Course)          
CS 206 Computer Graphics 30 30 - 45 3
NW 203 Cloud Computing 30 - 30 45 3
  Semester Load         19
 Year 3: Semester 2:          
Cores:- (5 Core Course)          
CE 302 Digital Signal Processing 45 30 - 60 4
CE 303 Instrumentation and Measurements 45 30 - 60 4
CE 304 Microprocessors 45 - - 45 3
CE 305 Digital Systems Design & VLSI Technology 30 30 - 45 3
CS 201 Operating Systems 30 - 30 60 4
Electives:- (At least 1 Elective Course)          
IS 306 Data Mining & Business Intelligence 45 - 30 60 4
CS 303 Image Processing 30 15 15 45 3
  Semester Load         21/22
Year 3: RECESS TERM          
TM 300 Community Engagement III - - 300 75 5
  Semester Load         5
Year 4: Semester 1          
Cores:- (5 Core Courses)          
CE 205 Control Systems 45 - 30 45 3
CE 206 Embedded Systems Software 30 - 30 45 3
CS 203 Artificial Intelligence 30 - 30 45 3
PP 305 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
NW 206 Mobile Application Development - - 120 60 4
Electives:- (At least 1 Elective Course)          
CE 400 Selected Topics in Computer Engineering 30 - - 45 3
NW 305 Advanced Mobile Application Development 30 30   45 3
  Semester Load         19
YEAR 4: Semester 2 :          
Cores:- (5 Core Courses)          
SE 308 Software Quality Assurance 30 - 30 45 3
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles 30 - 30 45 3
BA 323 Professional Ethics 30 - 30 45 3
TM 301 Project - - - 120 4
Electives:- (At least 1 Elective Course)          
CF 301 Data Forensics 30 - 30 45 3
CS 301 Games Development 30 30 30 60 4
  Semester Load         16/17

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,200,000 UGX 250,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree $700 $30
Undergraduate Diploma $500 $30
Undergraduate Certificate $250 $30

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