BEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering (CEN-8BH-14)

 

The Computer Engineering programme at Botho University runs for five years plus a sixmonth sandwiched internship programme. There are eleven semesters, out of which the students will be expected to do an internship (Professional Practice) in one of the semesters.

A Computer Engineering graduate studies the design of systems such as hardware and software, digital systems and computers. They focus on the digital device programming and interfacing between devices and users. Their work, for example, will involve areas such as the development of mobile phones, alarm systems and x-ray equipment, which use a combination of embedded software and hardware. They can also work in areas such as Computer system design, Scientific Research and Development, Computer and Electronic Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Wholesale and trade and Public administration.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5 - MAT - 11: Mathematics for Computing (20)
  • E5 - PH1 - 14: Physics-1 (10)
  • E5 - PL1 - 14: Physics -1 Laboratory (10)
  • E5 - GCH - 14: General Chemistry (10)
  • E5 - GCL - 14: General Chemistry Laboratory (10)
  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers(20)
  • E5 - PH2 - 14: Physics -2 (10)
  • E5 - PL2 - 14: Physics -2 Laboratory (10)
  • E5 - EM1 - 14: Engineering Mathematics-1 (20)
  • D5 - CSS - 14: Communication & Study Skills (20)
  • C6 - IPC - 11: Introduction to Programming using C++ (20)
  • E5 - EM2 - 14: Engineering Mathematics-2 (20)
  • E6 - SAP - 14: Statistics and Probability (20)
  • E5 - EM3 - 14: Engineering Mathematics 3 (20)
  • C7 - JAV - 11: Programming Using Java (20)
  • E6 - IEN - 14: Introduction to Engineering (20)
  • C5 - CSA - 11:Computer System Architecture (20)
  • E6 - EEE - 14: Basics of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (20)
  • E7 - DIE - 14: Digital Electronics (10)
  • C5 - OSH - 11: Operating Systems and Hardware (20)
  • E6 - DCN - 14: Data Communication Networks (20)
  • E7 - DID - 14: Design and Implementation of Digital Systems (20)
  • E7 - EMA - 14: Engineering Management (20)
  • C7 - DSA - 11: Data Structures and Algorithms (20)
  • E7 - COM - 14: Compilers (20)
  • E7 - MAM - 14: Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (20)
  • E7 - DEL - 14: Digital Electronics Lab (10)
  • E7 - PPR - 14: Professional Practice (60)
  • E7 - COM - 14: Compilers (20)
  • E7 - MAM - 14: Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (20)
  • E7 - DEL - 14: Digital Electronics Lab (10)
  • E7 - PPR - 14: Professional Practice (60)
  • E8 - DSP - 14: Digital Signal Processing (20)
  • E7 - LCS - 14: Linear Control Systems (20)
  • E8 - RES - 14: Real-Time Embedded Systems (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • E8 - PRO - 14: Project (20)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following
    • C7 - SEN - 11: Software Engineering (20)
    • E7 - WIT - 14: Wireless Technologies (20)
    • E7 - DCD - 14: Developing Concurrent and Distributed Systems (20)
  • Select one from the following
    • E8 - HCI - 14: Human Computer Interaction (20)
    • E8 - BIO - 14: Bio-Informatics (20)
    • E8 - CSE - 14: Computer Security (20)
    • E8 - DDM - 14: Databases & Data Modeling (20)

Recommended full-time study path (5½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5-MAT-11, E5-PH1-14, E5-PL1-14, E5-GCH-14, E5-GCL-14
  • Semester 2: C5-ICO-11, E5-PH2-14, E5-PL2-14, E5-EM1-14
  • Semester 3: D5-CSS-14, C6-IPC-11, E5-EM2-14
  • Semester 4: E6-SAP-14, E5-EM3-14, C7-JAV-11
  • Semester 5: E6-IEN-14, C5-CSA-11, E6-EEE-14
  • Semester 6: E7-DIE-14, C5-OSH-11, E6-DCN-14
  • Semester 7: E7-DID-14, E7-EMA-14, C7-DSA-11
  • Semester 8: E7 - COM - 14, E7 - MAM - 14, Elective (Choose C7-SEN-11 or E7-WIT-14 or E7-DCD-14)
  • Semester 9: E7-PPR-14
  • Semester 10: E8-DSP-14, E7-LCS-14, Elective (Choose E8-HCI-14 or E8-BIO-14 or E8-CSE-14 or E8-DDM-14)
  • Semester 11: E8-RES-14, B8-ENT-13, E8-PRO-14
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE or equivalent subjects including English, Mathematics and either one of Physics, Double Sciences, or PC (Physics and Chemistry).

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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