In this guide, we’ll be looking at the list of universities offering computer engineering in Ghana. We’ll also look at career opportunities for computer engineering graduates in Ghana as well as the requirements of becoming a computer engineer in Ghana.
In the last decade, computer engineering has become one of the emerging profession dominated by young people. The reason is simply because of the ever-increasing desire for technology.
This alone has made computer engineering one of the highest paying engineering specialty in the world. You’ll find a computer scientist or engineer in almost every industry in the country.
What is Computer Engineering?
Computer engineering is a profession that encompasses broad areas of both electrical and electronic engineering and computer science. Computer engineers are professionals that have additional training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration.
Some areas computer engineers are involved in are ASIC design, FPGA development, firmware development, software development, hardware-(firmware/software) integration, circuit design, and system-level design and integration.
Computer Engineering has had a major impact on all our lives during the last thirty years. Its impact has been more significant and more pervasive than that of many other disciplines. Think of the mobile phone, the Internet and all products that weren’t even in existence some 30 years ago, but have now been realized by the ingenuity of the computer engineer.
Computer Engineering Curriculum
Due to increasing job requirements for engineers that can design and manage all forms of computer systems used in industry, some tertiary institutions around the world offer a bachelor’s degree generally called “computer engineering“.
Both computer engineering and electronic engineering programs include analog and digital circuit design in their curricula. As with most engineering disciplines, having sound knowledge of mathematics and sciences is necessary for computer engineers.
In many institutions, computer engineering students are allowed to choose areas of in-depth study in their junior and senior year, as the full breadth of knowledge used in the design and application of computers is well beyond the scope of an undergraduate degree.
The joint IEEE/ACM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering defines the core knowledge areas of computer engineering as:
- Computer architecture and organization
- Computer systems engineering
- Circuits and signals
- Database systems
- Digital logic
- Digital signal processing
- Embedded systems
- Human-computer interaction
- Operating systems
- Programming fundamentals
- Social and Professional issues
- Software engineering
- VLSI design and fabrication
- Computer Networking
The breadth of disciplines studied in computer engineering is not limited to the above subjects but can include any subject found in engineering.
Credit Passes in THREE (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated
Science and Credit passes in THREE (3) of the following Elective Subjects: Physics,
Mathematics and Chemistry.
A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English and Mathematics, plus,
EITHER Passes at A’ Level in: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics with an ‘O’ Level credit in Chemistry.
Passes at A’ Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Applicants must be 25 years at the time of submitting the Application.
EITHER Five (5) credits at the O’ Level including: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
WASSCE/SSSCE credits in THREE (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science), plus credits in THREE (3) Elective Subjects (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry). For Programme e. Applicants must have at least THREE (3) years working experience.
Universities Offering Computer Engineering in Ghana
Below is the list of universities offering BSc in Computer Engineering in Ghana.
- University of Ghana
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- University of Energy and Natural Resources
- Ghana Technology University College
- Accra Institute of Technology
- Regent University of Science and Technology
- Regional Maritime University
- University of Mines and Technology
- All Nation University College
- Academic City University College
Importantly, some of these universities may offer the course as Computer Science and Engineering. However, above is the list of all universities in Ghana that offers Computer Engineering/Science.
If you feel, we have left out any school please let us know in the comment section.