Brief History

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Computer Engineering at the University of Ghana was established in August 2003 as one of the five (5) Engineering Departments under the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. The Department was founded as part of the University's strategic objective of developing the manpower needs in key technologies required to provide the foundation for the 21st century technological developmental base for the country. The Department has since its establishment, successfully graduated 49 out of 54 students (90.7%) from the first four pioneering groups. The current number of students in the Department as at December 2011 stands at 80, comprising 32 students at Level 100, 17 students at Level 200, 6 students at Level 300, and 18 students at Level 400. Population of female students is 18.5%. The Department currently has 8 full time teaching staff (2 staff on PhD study leave), 3 part-time staff, 2 teaching assistant, 2 national service personnel, 2 technical supporting staff, and 1 administrative assistant. The state of the Department generally remains strong as a result of a combination of aggressive efforts to provide quality teaching, bring new faculty, facilitate upgrading of teaching staff with MPhil degree to PhD, revitalize the undergraduate curriculum, and promoting short term visits by visiting scholars. Since its establishment, the Department has continued its efforts to run a broadly based Engineering discipline in software systems, computer networks, information processing and transmission, wireless system, embedded technologies, and hardware systems. These areas provide the undergraduates with skills required to solve emerging problems in industry as well as serving as the foundation for research and graduate studies.