Ekiti State University

Brief History of The Department of Computer Engineering

The Department was created in 2011 in line with the aims of the University to train students in Computer Engineering to meet the nation’s planning objectives, manpower needs, and global development, especially in line with the global trend of innovations in Computer Engineering. At its inception, the Department coincided with the merger of three erstwhile state universities, i.e. the University of Ado–Ekiti (UNAD), the University of Science and Technology Ifaki Ekiti (USTI), and the University of Education, Ikere Ekiti (TUNEDIK). The 100-level students moving to 200-level from the former University of Science and Technology, Ifaki – Ekiti automatically became the pioneering students for the Department, even though the B.Eng. Computer Engineering programme had been approved to be mounted and run by the Senate of the University of Ado-Ekiti before the merger. Lecturers and facilities from existing Departments in the Faculty of Engineering were used for the take-off of the Department.

The Department has produced outstanding students over the years who have gotten prestigious jobs in Nigeria and overseas. Some of our graduates are equally pursuing academic careers within and outside Nigeria. The Department has committed teachers who are always striving hard to teach and train students according to the demands of the present advancement in industry. The teachers persistently encourage students to take up projects in upcoming research areas to enhance their understanding of cutting-edge topics and to groom them to become self-reliant, articulate, and motivated members of society.

The programme has seasoned academic staff in different areas of specialization to contribute their expertise towards the growth of the programme and the Department. In accordance with COREN requirements, each student has a personal computer to ease information dissemination for academic homework and practical improvements in computer literacy. All courses offered are in line with the COREN/NUC prescribed syllabus for the Computer Engineering programme. The programme has successfully produced five sets of undergraduates. The Department is located on the ground floor, Room 027, in the Faculty of Engineering Building Complex.

 

Philosophy and Objectives of the Department

Introduction

Computer Engineering is an exciting field that spans topics across Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Electrical and Computer Engineers design and develop electronic circuits, equipment and systems in the areas of electromagnetics (antennas; radar, radio, and television systems), embedded system design, communications and control (telephone systems, satellite communications; laser and optical fiber communications; aircraft and missile guidance systems, computers and digital systems (microprocessors and microcomputers; artificial intelligence), physical electronics and optics (transistors; integrated circuits; optical display devices; lasers; optical fibers),  analysis and synthesis of power transmission and distribution systems, and control systems (computer control, robotics, automated manufacturing, intelligent sensors).  Computer Engineering students have the opportunity to establish themselves with the latest Computer Engineering topics such as advanced computer architecture, high-level digital design technologies, signal processing, quantum computing, cyber security, software and hardware Engineering, electromagnetics, analog and digital communications.

The Philosophy

The philosophy of the Department is in line with the University developmental philosophy to achieve high technological growth through thorough training in Computer Engineering and Technology. The undergraduate programme of the Computer Engineering Department is tailored to produce competent Engineers who are of high moral standard. This will be achieved through the familiarization of students with the basic theoretical and practical tools and techniques required for excellent performance in their future professional work. The graduates are to be efficient in the practical application of Computer Engineering knowledge in the Engineering industries.

The Objectives of the Department

The Engineering programmes are designed to meet the overall Faculty objectives and the following specific objectives:

  1. To equip the graduates with adequate basic engineering principles that would enable them to cope with the challenges of a developing country like Nigeria
  2. To produce graduates that will be able to interact with other Engineering disciplines and clearly identify their interface with them.
  3. To give the broad-based instruction and training required for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining computer systems hardware and software.
  4. To produce high-quality graduates that will be able to adopt and adapt new technology to solve local and international engineering problems.
  5. To prepare students who choose to continue on to graduate school at a level of competence sufficient for the successful completion the graduate school programme.
  6. To give the graduate the opportunity to become familiar with the different specializations in Computer Engineering
  7. To give a broad sense of instructions and practical training required in Computer Engineering for designing, manufacturing, installation, and construction processes
  8. To enable the graduate to diagnose problems in his immediate environment and prescribe engineering solutions
  9. To enable the graduate to work with other colleagues locally and internationally on viable projects, thereby promoting communication among collaborative engineering graduates.
  10. To encourage graduate students to develop and employ modern computational aids in solving problems
  11. To encourage the graduate to be creative and innovative, leading to his or her self-sustenance or self-employment.

Mission and Vision Statement of the Department

Mission Statement

Provide quality undergraduate education and perform research in the areas of Computer Engineering that will permit our students to match up with international standards, enhance the competitiveness of our graduates, and contribute to economic, scientific, and social development.

Vision Statement

The Department of Computer Engineering is committed to continually improving the educational environment in order to develop a strong academic and technical background for the student and produce world-class graduates who are prepared for life-long engagement in the rapidly changing field of Computer Engineering.