Department of Computer Hardware Engineering
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Computer Hardware Engineering is one of the four pioneer departments in the School of Engineering of Dalewares Institute of technology. Established in 2007 as part of the first phase of development of the institute, the Department runs a 2-year Diploma programme leading to the award of the National Diploma (ND) in Computer Hardware Engineering.
The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricula that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Board For Technical Education (NBTE) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards and as required by the Federal Ministry of Education. Students are exposed to basic knowledge, best practices and current advances in the field of Computer Hardware Engineering as well as entrepreneurial and industrial training with a view to enabling them to be arrow heads of the technological development of Nigeria while also being globally competitive.. The Department enjoys modern communication and information technology facilities available in the University and these are judiciously utilized for teaching and research.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The Philosophy of Computer Hardware Engineering programme of Dalewares Institute Of Technology is to train students and produce graduates with high academic standards and adequate practical background in Computer Hardware Engineering through broad-based training and exposure to industrial as well as entrepreneurial practices to enable them satisfy the immediate manpower needs of the industry and the community.
The specific objectives of the programme are:
a) Provision of broad based academic and practical training to achieve mastery in Computer Hardware Engineering concepts;
b) To provide a wide range of quality learning opportunities for students in Computer Hardware Engineering without distinction of race, creed, sex, religious or political conviction such that will enhance their best intellectual, social and personal development;
c) To provide academic, professional and vocational training of high quality in computer Hardware Engineering , in such a way as to enrich and improve the state, national and international human resources capabilities and assist its graduates to contribute to the common good of society;
d) Training individuals in the standard engineering practices as applicable to the modern techniques; formulating solutions to the various industrial, manufacturing, and service delivery problems prevalent in our society;
e) To foster academic research in Computer Hardware Engineering, which contributes to human knowledge and the vitality of the institution;
f) To evolve academic programmes in Computer Hardware engineering Engineering to suit the changing social and economic needs of society through continuous review of curricula and development of new programmes to respond to societal and technological changes in Nigeria and the world in general.
For admission into National Diploma Programmes of the institute , a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualification:
1. Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
3.2 Departmental Admission Requirement
Requirements for admission into Computer Hardware Engineering programme are guided by the institute policy on admission and in accordance with the NBTE guidelines.
To qualify for admission into the programme in the INtitute, a candidate must possess at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE or NECO (O’ Level), obtained at not more than two sittings, which must include the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject.
Post UTME Screening
All candidates seeking admission into the institute shall be required to pass the institute Post UTME Screening test before being admitted.
(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.
(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the consent of the course coordinator.
(c) A students may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A grade point of 0 F shall be recorded for the student in the course.
(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.
To qualify for the award of a diploma of the Dalewares Institute of Technology, a student is required to have:
(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the institute.
(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses.
(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.
Future Strategic Plans
• Produce graduates with abilities to respond to current and emerging global technological needs of the society, industry, government, and academia.
• Enhance the Department’s online presence and online educational materials.
• Conduct research in core Computer Hardware Engineering, or in cognate interdisciplinary areas, in order to develop sustainable technologies for addressing the most pressing and emerging global challenges.
• Establish closer research collaboration with academic & research institutions, as well as with industries nationally and internationally.
• Participate actively in the activities of professional societies at home and abroad, by encouraging early enrolment by students for enhanced engineering education, sponsored technical competitions, impactful mentoring and formidable industry-university partnerships.
Provide consultancy services for individual and government projects