WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$364 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering Sciences
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Computer Engineering deals with the process of analysing and designing all hardware, software and operating systems for computer systems. Computer Engineering fuses the disciplines of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering for a more integrative study and application.
However the terms Computer Engineering and Computer Science differ in certain aspects.

In simplest terms, whereas Computer Science focuses on the software aspect of computers, Computer Engineering looks at the design and build of computer hardware. Computer Engineers thus research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware. This includes computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, routers and printers.

Computers are indispensable to any modern society as reflected in the diversity of its applications to advance society. The Computer Industry is therefore constantly growing and changing due to the rapid pace of technological advancements.
This has created huge expectations for the development of faster hardware components, new communication systems and software. To stay on top of these developments, Computer Engineers collaborate with hardware and software manufacturers and vendors to advance existing knowledge. Many Computer Engineers especially in developing countries are expending efforts at creating the much-talked about ICT/ Knowledge driven- economies.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to;
• Be able to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering technology problems, including the specification, design, implementation, and operation of systems and components, that meet performance and quality requirements.
• Be able to design, fabricate and test systems containing hardware and software components; as well as to analyse and interpret test results in order to improve the system.
• Be able to apply mathematics including differential and integral calculus, probability, and discrete mathematics to hardware and software problems.
• Be able to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to programme or objective.
• Demonstrate an appreciation for professional, ethical and social responsibilities.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:dicated below shall not exceed 24.

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science &a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Further Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Computer Engineering work in a range of career opportunities in hardware and computer system design, computer networks, software engineering, data communications, multimedia processing and internetworking. These opportunities may be found in service organisations such as banks, airlines and public utilities; commercial organisations, and the manufacturing sector.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $364
Tuition Fees for International students: $7,715


Agyare Debra (BSc MSc (Electronics, Moscow))
Senior Lecturer/Part-time
Research Interest:

Appah Bremang BSc (Comp Sci, KNUST) MSc (Comp Eng Dalarna, Sweden)
Assistant Lecturer
Research Interest:

Francis Boachie (BSc (Elect. Eng) Kumasi MSc (Info Eng) London)
Research Interest:

Godfrey A. Mills (BSc (Elect. Eng) Kumasi MSc PhD (Electronics & Comp) Gunma Japan)
Research Interest:
Optical information processing, signal & image processing, techniques for information encryption and security, 3D sensing and information processing, System-on-chip design and applications, Mobile computing and embedded technologies, and system modelling

Isaac K. Nti (BSc (Geod Eng KNUST) MSc (Geom IT, Karlsruhe Germany)
Research Interest:

Koudjo Mawuefam Koumadi (BSc (Beijing), MSc, PhD (KAIST))
Research Interest:

Percy Okae(BSc (Elect. Eng) Kumasi MSc (Telcom Eng) Louisiana Lafayette)
Assistant Lecturer
Research Interest:

Prosper Afriyie BSc (Electronics) Westminster London MSc
Research Interest:

Prosper Azaglo
Research Interest:

Robert A. Sowah (BSc (Elect. Eng) Kumasi MSc PhD (Elect. Eng) Howard, USA)
lecturer/Head of Department
Research Interest:

Stephen Kanga Armoo (BSc (KNUST), MSc (Weingarten) )
Assistant Lecturer
Research Interest:

Wiafe Owusu Banahene (BSc (Geod Eng) Kumasi MSc (Geom IT) Karlrushe MSc (Res Eng) Karlrushe)
Research Interest:

Relevant Contact

Responsible for admission inquiries
Robert A. Sowah
Head of Department