This noble department of the College of Engineering was carved out from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the year 2007. The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering had been running the BSc Computer Engineering Programme since 2001. Currently, the Department of Computer Engineering runs an additional programme—BSc Biomedical Engineering.
Computer engineering is one of the fastest changing areas technologically. New ideas are developed every day in computer theory and applications. It is an area which needs to be given adequate attention and prominence in order for the University to stay abreast with technological developments and to make the necessary impact on the national economy.
Computer Engineering integrates several fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science required for developing computer systems. The main aim of Computer Engineering is to develop faster Computer Systems. Computer Engineers are involved in both hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of microprocessors, personal computers and supercomputers, to logic circuit design. They also perform the task of writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers.
The following are sub-areas of our Computer Engineering programme.
- Intelligent Energy Systems (InES)
- Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS)
- Networks, Distributed Systems, and Security (NeDSyS)
- Robotics and Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (RESCA)
- Software Engineering and Programming Languages (SEPL)
During the third year of its existence, the program was expanded to include optional electives in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Medical Technology (MT). The combination is intended to produce well-rounded engineers for the ICT and Biomedical sectors of the Ghanaian economy. Currently, the MT option has evolved into a full-fledged BSc. Biomedical Engineering programme.
In most aspects of health care, disease prevention and treatment, or rehabilitation, there are problems that require an engineering approach. These may include developing systems to maintain and enhance life, designing replacement parts for people, or creating systems to allow the handicapped to use computers for work and communication. A discipline which involves the application of engineering techniques and analyses to problem-solving in medicine and the biomedical sciences will then be defined.
Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine, and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice.
The sub-areas of our Biomedical Engineering programme are:
- Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering (BRE)
- Clinical Engineering (CE)
- Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation (BII)
- Biomaterials Engineering (BE)