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College of Technology

The College of Technology (COT) of the University of Buea was created as a constituent component of the university by Decree No. 93/034 of 19 January 1993 and admitted the first batch of students in September 2010.

Vision

The COT aims to be a benchmark technological institution not only by offering nationally and regionally recognized full-time and part-time educational programmes across a spectrum of engineering disciplines using traditional and leading edge teaching technologies and methods but also by pioneering innovative programmes, whose graduates will respond to the critical national and sub-regional development needs and compete successfully in the global job market.

Motto: Train Locally, Qualify Globally

Mission

In fulfillment of its vision, COT will produce highly competent senior level technicians in critical engineering fields imbued with the skills to be immediately productive on the job or capable of sustainable self-employment.

To achieve its mission, the COT will undertake to fulfill the following objectives:

i. Provide basic and specialized education in a learner-centred environment, which will enable   life-long learning;
ii. Emphasize hands-on training so that graduates are immediately effective in the job;
iii. Create enduring relations with industry for internships and continuous
dialogue on academic programmes and with professionals for supervision of students during internships;
iv. Create opportunities for professionals to present problems and the solutions they provided,   emphasizing the engineering/scientific content, teamwork, and leadership skills;
v. Provide extended continuing education and skills conversion to working professionals and to graduates of general disciplines;
vi. Encourage research not only for the creation of new knowledge but also for application to the solution of practical problems of industry;
vii. Provide training in professional domains to graduates of faculties in order to improve on their (self) employment potentials;

Outcomes

Upon graduation from the COT, students will

• Possess in depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills of a chosen technical domain;
• Be able to transform acquired skills and knowledge to problem-solving capability on the job;
• Be flexible to function effectively in different types of work environments;

• Function effectively as a member of a work team;
• Possess effective oral and written communication skills;
• Have acquired fluency in information and communications technologies for use in personal,   professional, and societal development;
• Be imbued with a healthy respect for the environment; and
• Understand the consequences of engineering and technology on society.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Department of Computer Engineering

OPTION :                                     COMPUTER NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

QUALIFICATION OFFERED:       BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY
B.Tech. Computer Engineering with option in Computer Networks and systems maintenance

DURATION OF STUDIES:         3 Years

OBJECTIVES OF DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Department seeks to provide quality instruction at undergraduate level. It also encourages hands-on, which would enable its graduates to be able to harness forces and exploit resources so that they can be instruments for development. In this respect, the undergraduate courses lay emphasis on the teaching of basic Engineering principles and on the applications of various Engineering concepts, enhanced by practical sessions.
The department also offers a professional Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in two years. The specific objectives for the Computer Networks and system maintenance are:
– To produce graduates who are well-educated in the fundamental concepts of Computer Networks  and systems maintenance;
– To produce graduates who are capable of continuing their professional development throughout their career by combining theory with its application in Computer Engineering practice;
– To build human resource capacity in the Computer Network and system maintenance discipline in both the public and private sectors to students who wish to become proficient in developing Computer networks in a variety of platforms using a methodical approach;

SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED
At the end of the programme, the following skills should be acquired:
– Ability to understand sophisticated techniques in PC repair, including external I/O devices, printers, mobile computing devices, purchasing and building PCs, troubleshooting, support, virus protection, data protection, and recovery.repair and maintenance.
– Ability to understand how computers communicate with each other, how computers are grouped together to form networks, networking concepts and issues that are key to the successful implementation of computer networks, and the different networking implementation strategies and technologies currently available.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The students will have opportunities in the following areas;
– As a technical staff in industries related to Computer networking and systems maintenance.
– As a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a small and medium sized company
– As a teacher in secondary school for Computer Networks and System Maintenance both in O level and A level.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general university requirements candidates must obtain a minimum
of grade D at the Advanced level in Physics and Mathematics. Candidates with
Baccalaureate Technical in Electrical Technology are also admitted.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
B.Tech. in Computer Engineering

SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be awarded the degree of B.Tech. in Computer Engineering a total of 180 credits is required.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Department of Computer Engineering

OPTION :                                                                   SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
QUALIFICATION OFFERED :                                    BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY
B.Tech. Computer Engineering with option in Software Engineering

DURATION OF STUDIES:                                         3 Years

OBJECTIVES OF DEGREE PROGRAMME

The Department seeks to provide quality instruction at undergraduate level. It also encourages hands-on, which would enable its graduates to be able to harness forces and exploit resources so that they can be instruments for development. In this respect, the undergraduate courses lay emphasis on the teaching of basic Engineering principles and on the applications of various Engineering concepts, enhanced by practical sessions.
The department also offers a professional Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in two years.
The specific objectives for the Software Engineering are:
– To produce graduates who are well-educated in the fundamental concepts of Software Engineering;
– To produce graduates who are capable of continuing their professional development throughout their career by combining theory with its application in Computer Engineering practice;
– To build human resource capacity in the Software Engineering discipline in both the public and private sectors to students who wish to become proficient in Software development in a variety of platforms using a methodical approach;

SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED
At the end of the programme, the following skills should be acquired:
– Ability to understand sophisticated techniques in system analysis and design
– Ability to have a sound understanding of computer science;
– Ability to understand current programming languages, such as Visual Basic, Java
and C/C++;
– Ability to understand the methodology of software systems engineering and
Software development in modern environments.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The students will have opportunities in the following areas.
– As a technical staff in industries related to Software Engineering. These areas may include software developer, software programmer, application developer, Web application developer, software engineer, software applications analyst, Web applications analyst, Web applications specialist and software applications specialist.
– As a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a small and medium sized company

– As a teacher in secondary school for Software Engineering and ICT both in O level and A level

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general university requirements candidates must obtain a minimum of grade D at the Advanced level in Physics and Mathematics. Candidates with Baccalaureate Technical in Electrical Technology are also admitted.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

B.Tech. in Computer Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Qualification Offered:                                        Bachelor of Technology

OPTION:                                                               Electrical Technology
Duration of Studies:                                           3 Years

OBJECTIVES OF DEGREE PROGRAMME:

The objectives of the B.Tech in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme
with option in electrical technology are:
– To produce graduates who are well-educated in the fundamental concepts of power systems and engineering;
– To produce graduates who are capable of continuing their professional development throughout their career by combining theory with its application in Electrical and Electronic Engineering practice;
– To build human resource capacity in the electrical technology discipline in both the public and private sectors to students who wish to become proficient in developing traditional and renewable energy systems using a methodical approach;
– To produce graduates with good communication skills capable of functioning responsibly in diverse environments and able to work in teams;
– To produce graduates who are innovative and are capable of creating jobs.

SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED

At the end of the programme, the following skills should be acquired:
– Ability to understand sophisticated techniques in PC repair, including external I/O devices, printers, mobile computing devices, purchasing and building PCs, troubleshooting, support, virus protection, data protection, and recovery.repair and maintenance.
– Ability to understand how computers communicate with each other, how computers are grouped together to form networks, networking concepts and issues that are key to the successful implementation of computer networks, and the different networking implementation strategies and technologies currently available.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • The students will have opportunities in the following areas.
    As a technical staff in industries related to the production, transmission, distribution and efficient use of energy
  • Be capable of pursuing postgraduate studies in power engineering.
    Be capable of creating and managing an enterprise.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general university requirements candidates must obtain a minimum
of grade D at the Advanced level in Physics and Mathematics. Candidates with a “Baccalaureat” in Electrical Technology will also be admitted.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
QUALIFICATION OFFERED:                      BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY
B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

OPTION:                                                    Telecommunications
DURATION OF STUDIES:                          3 Years

OBJECTIVES OF DEGREE PROGRAMME:

The objectives of the B.Tech in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme with
option in telecommunications are:
– To produce graduates who are well-educated in the fundamental concepts of telecommunications and are aware of emerging telecommunications technologies;
– To produce graduates who are capable of continuing their professional development throughout their career by combining theory with its application;
– To build human resource capacity in the telecommunications discipline in both the
public and private sectors;
– To produce graduates with good communication skills capable of functioning responsibly in diverse environments and able to work in teams;
– To produce graduates who are innovative and are capable of creating jobs.

SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED:

At the end of the programme, the following skills should be acquired:
– Ability to understand sophisticated techniques in telecommunication networks and the
process of interconnecting different networks and be aware of emerging trends in
telecommunications.
– Ability to understand telecommunication technologies and the impact of
telecommunications on society.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The students will have opportunities in the following areas.
As a technical staff in industries related to telecommunications or computer networks.
Be capable of pursuing postgraduate studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Be capable of creating and managing an enterprise.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general university requirements candidates must obtain a minimum of
grade D at the Advanced level in Physics and Mathematics. Candidates with a Baccaulaureat in Electrical Technology will also be admitted.

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