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Computer Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Kampala, Uganda
The primary focus of the Computer Engineering programme, offered by Makerere University, is to produce entrepreneurship-oriented graduates who are capable of propping up new companies, out of the prototypes that they will have developed at the undergraduate level.
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This demands that the final year projects should benchmark world class standards, capable of leading to Computer Engineering and Information and Communication Technologies incubations. 

Educational Objectives of the Computer Engineering program at the Makerere University

The educational objectives of this programme are to:

  • Produce graduates who are able to practice computer engineering to serve Uganda and the regional industries, government agencies, or national and international industries.
  • Produce graduates with the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally in one or more of the following areas: computer hardware and software design, computerbased systems, computer network design, system integration, electronic design automation.
  • Prepare graduates for personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
  • Prepare graduates who are capable of entering and succeeding in an advanced degree program in a field such as engineering, science, or business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    188 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Electronics
  • Computer Engineering Ethics
  • Computer Literacy
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture and Organization
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Software Engineering
  • Electric Circuits and Signals

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements


Admission to First Year

Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme. 

The Direct Entry Scheme

An applicant must have obtained two advanced level passes, one in Mathematics and one in Physics, at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent. For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

  • Weight 3 – Mathematics, Physics
  • Weight 2 – Best of Economics, Chemistry, or Technical Drawing
  • Weight 1 – General Paper
  • Weight 0.5 – Any other subject.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 445 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National: 1,653,125 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,671,450 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

  • 1463786 - 1961580 UGX/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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