WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,364 /year
Applications Begin:August 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Start Date:June 2021
Academic Unit:School of Information and Communication Technology
Campus:Jambo Drive Main Campus
Application Deadline: April 2021
Programme Overview

The programmes currently being offered by the Computer Science Department are mainly software-oriented with a few hardware courses. Computer Science is a dynamic field and growing at a phenomenal rate.

In order to keep up with the latest developments in this field and contribute favourably to national development, the Department proposes to introduce an additional undergraduate programme; the Bachelor of Computer Engineering.

This programme will place particular emphasis on computer hardware. There is a fundamental relationship between computer hardware and many aspects of programming and software components in computer systems.

In order to write good software, it is important to understand the computer system as a whole. In addition, this programme will provide knowledge and skills to develop embedded systems with real-time response. Examples of such systems are vehicle control systems, games consoles, mobile devices such as mobile phones, to mention but a few.

In order to facilitate the development of such systems, the programme will cover areas such as electronics, software engineering and computer architecture among others.

Expected Outcome
The key learning outcomes of this programme are:
– Provide knowledge and skills to develop embedded systems with real-time response.
– Provide knowledge and understanding of computer hardware and software;
– Design and develop computer systems and maintain them.
– Provide advice for policy development and decision making at country or international level and understand the role of government policy for science and technology in line with the National ICT Policy and – the Engineering Institution of Zambia Act.


First Year
Non Quota(School of mathematics and natural sciences )

Second Year
CS 270: Introduction To Computer Engineering
CS 220: Computer Architecture And Organisation
CS 225: Introduction To Operating Systems
MA 210: Engineering Mathematics I
CS 250: Data Structures, Algorithms And Programming (C++)
CS 235: Database Systems
CS 230: Software Engineering

Third Year
Cs 301 : Project Management
Cs 341: Analog Electronics
Cs 365: Computer Instruction Set Architecture
Cs 340: Processor Microarchitecture
Cs 350: Object Oriented Programming (Java)
Cs 345: Compiler Construction And Theory Of Automata
Cs 391: Signals And Systems
Cs 321: Data Communications And Networking
Cs 322: Real-Time Systems
Cs 397: Fundamentals Of Robotics

Fourth Year
Cs 400: Major Project And Seminars
Cs 460: Internet Technologies
Cs 445: Digital Electronics
Cs 441: System Architecture
Cs 480: Mobile Networks
Cs 491: Digital Signal Processing
Cs 442: Microcontrollers
Mg 411: Management Skills And Entrepreneurship

Cs 421: Implementing System On Chip Designs
Cs 471: Introduction To Artificial Intelligence
Cs 432: Object-Oriented Software Engineering
Cs 453: Systems Modelling And Simulation
Cs 425: Computer Graphics
Cs 473: Human-Computer Interface
Cs 495: Special Topics In Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

In order to become eligible for admission to the undergraduate degree programmes, the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:
– Have ‘0’ level passes in Mathematics and English, which are compulsory and compose schedule A of the required courses;
– Have ‘0’ level passes in either one or two subjects from schedule B, and; Have ‘0’ level passes in one or two subjects from schedule C to make a total of five subjects

Application Process
Application Fees for Zambian and SADC Students: $10
Application Fees for International Students: $10

Candidates are requested to apply on-line by logging on the Copperbelt University website at and clicking on the apply now icon. Applicants are further advised to complete and submit the form online and thereafter print the ZANACO student Bill Master form. This is what will be used to make a payment of k150.00 at any Zambia National Commercial Bank Branch (ZANACO).

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities:
– Big Data Engineer.
– Machine Learning Engineer.
– Data Scientist.
– Data Analyst.
– Blockchain Developer/Engineer.
– Software Developer.
– Computer Network Architect.
– Computer Systems Analyst.

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Tuition Fees for Zambian and SADC Students: $1,364
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,266

Tuition fee for Zambian and SADC Students= 27,225 ZMK
Tuition fee for International Students= 85,140 ZMK

NB: Southern African Development Community (SADC):  Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Relevant Contact

Academic Office
For Admissions Enquirires
Dr. Nchimunya Chaamwe
Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology