Generally, every undergraduate student requires at least 160 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree in SSET. Each
program is divided in to three categories of courses – for the sake of emphasis, this applies to all the programs in the

  • General Education Courses
  • Core Courses
  • Concentration Courses
  • Practical Courses

Undergraduate Program Structure in the School of Business and Public Policy

General Education Courses 12 Courses 48 Credits
Core Courses 6 Courses 24 Credits
Concentration Courses 12 Courses 48 Credits
Practicum 8 Courses 32 Credits
Entrepreneurial Project 1 Courses 4 Credits
Research Project 1 Courses 4 Credits
Total 32 Courses 160 Credits


All SMU undergraduate students are expected to take the General Education Courses (General University Requirements) irrespective of their Schools or majors. As an American-style liberal arts and sciences university, all our graduates must earn at least 48 credits in the form General Education Courses. In order to meet the General Education requirements for graduation, these 48 credits must come from four principal areas – Arts, languages, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. These General Education credits can either be earned on campus or transferred from other institutions or programs. For instance, SMU will award 8 credits for any course passed at the
GCE A-Level, considering that the A-Level is the equivalence of Advanced Placement courses. The General Education Courses will be taken during the first two years of undergraduate studies at SMU (Freshmen/women and Sophomore Years). Students bringing in about 30 or more credits should be able to complete the General Education requirements within one year. Those who don’t complete these General Education requirements within the first year will be required to take compulsory summer sessions so as to complete the
remaining credits.

Objective of General Education Courses

Experience has shown that people deal with work related challenges that may not necessarily emanate from their educational areas of specialty or concentration. Hence, the purpose of General Education Courses in SMU is to open students to a variety of work related issues in the fields of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences, that may enable students to handle some problems that may arise from areas beyond students’ areas of concentration and specialty. Therefore, general courses are like a light that enables the students to conveniently succeed in their careers.

The following constitute the 12 General Education Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
GEN 110 Introduction to College Writing 4
GEN 120 Introduction to French 4
GEN 130 Foundations of Ethics & Catholic Studies 4
GEN 140 College Algebra 4
GEN 150 Introduction to Science 4
GEN 210 Logic, Proof & Critical Thinking 4
GEN 220 US Government, Politics, & Global Issues 4
GEN 230 Computer Information System 4
GEN 240 English Grammar & Composition 4
GEN 250 Introduction to Social Sciences 4
GEN 410 Business & Entrepreneurship 4
GEN 420 Research Method & Statistical Analysis 4



BACHELOR OF Engineering (BEng)

Programs Objectives

  • Bridge the already existing engineering gap in Cameroon by providing quality skilled and innovative
  • Train engineers to be all round perfect so as to solve the designing problem in our society which were
    previously solved by expatriates.
  • Support excellence in engineering research and evidence-based practice through collaboration,
    consultation, and partnerships with faculty, students, and other practicing professionals.

Career Prospects

  •  Working as engineers in the power, construction, oil, automotive and telecommunication companies as well
    as in the government. More so, all corporations, establishments, small and large businesses require IT
  •  Becoming a contractor
  •  Creating start-ups

Program Structure

To be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, a student must complete the prescribe courses and earn at least 160 credits, with 112 coming from core/concentration courses.

Core Courses (32 credits)

ENG 210 Engineering Mathematics I
ENG 220 Engineering Probability & Statistics
ENG 315 Thermodynamics
ENG 310 Engineering Mathematics II
ENG 330 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
ENG 320 Programming (C, C++)
ENG 335 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics
ENG 325 Strength of Material

BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Concentration Courses (48 credits)

MEE 310 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
MEE 315 Dynamic Systems – Vibrations
MEE 320 Fluid Mechanics
MEE 325 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
MEE 330 Heat and Mass Transfer
MEE 410 Theory and Application of Hydrodynamic Lubrication
MEE 415 Internal Combustion Engines
MEE 420 Industrial Energy Management
MEE 425 Aircraft Engines and gas turbines
MEE 430 Power Generation
MEE 480 Design Project
MEE 498 Research Project

Practicum Courses (32 credits)

MEE 213 Mechanical Engineering Lab 1
MEE 313 Mechanical Engineering Lab 2
MEE 323 Mechanical Vibrations
MEE 413 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
MEE 423 Internal combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
MEE 433 Rotating Machinery
MEE 233 Internship I
MEE 333 Internship II

BEng in Civil Engineering

Concentration Courses (48 credits)

CAE 315 Construction Materials
CAE 330 Soils mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
CAE 320 Architectural drawing I
CAE 325 Structural Engineering I (concrete)
CAE 335 Surveying/ Elective
CAE 410 Structural Analysis I
CAE 415 Structural Engineering II (steel, Timber and Masonry)
CAE 420 Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems/Elective
CAE 430 Fluid mechanics (open channel flow, flow pipe)/Elective
CAE 425 Prestressed concrete /Elective
CAE 498 Research Project
CAE 450 Design Project

Practicum Courses (32 credits)

CAE 213 Civil and Architectural Engineering Lab 1
CAE 313 soils and materials laboratory I
CAE 323 soils and materials laboratory II
CAE 413 Engineering laboratory I (concrete tests)
CAE 423 Engineering laboratory II (tests on cement)
CAE 433 Engineering laboratory III
CAE 233 Internship I
CAE 333 Internship II

Elective Courses

CAE 424 Building Construction Estimating
CAE 434 Building design
CAE 444 Urban Planning
CAE 324 Architectural Technology
CAE 443 CAD Applications for buildings

Computer and Electrical Engineering

Concentration Courses (48 credits)

CEE 310 Circuit Theory
CEE 320 Digital Logic and Computer Structures
CEE 325 Electrical Design and Drafting I
CEE 330 Electrical Design and Drafting II
CEE 410 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
CEE 415 Electrical Machines
ICT 220 Computer Architecture
CEE 425 Signal Processing
CEE 430 Power Electronics
CEE 435 Electrical Power System
CEE 498 Research Project
CEE 450 Design Project

Practicum Courses (32 credits)

CEE 213 Computer and Electrical Engineering Lab 1
CEE 313 Computer & Electrical Engineering Laboratory II
CEE 323 Computer and electrical laboratory III
CEE 413 Computer & Electrical Engineering Laboratory IV – Microcontroller laboratory
CEE 423 Electrical Laboratory
CEE 433 Power systems and machines laboratory
CEE 233 Internship I
CEE 333 Internship II


Core Courses ( 44 credits)


This program, which is one of the ICT programs, has a slightly different set of core courses. Only four of the Engineering core courses are taken by students in this program and Telecom and Network Systems students (ENG 210, ENG 220, ENG 310, ENG 320) which are described above.

ENG 210 Engineering Mathematics I
ENG 220 Engineering Probability & Statistics
ENG 310 Engineering Mathematics II
ENG 320 Programming (C, C++)
ICT 210 Discrete Mathematics
ICT 215 Fundamentals of Information Technology
ICT 220 Computer Architecture
ICT 225 Information Systems
ICT 410 Network Security
ICT 415 Data base management system
ICT 420 Information and coding theory

Concentration Courses (36 credits)


SWE 310 Computer programming 1
SWE 315 Introduction to Unix
SWE 320 Object Oriented Programming
SWE 325 Web Technologies
SWE 330 Systems Programming
SWE 335 Software Engineering
SWE 410 Mobile Device Programming
SWE 498 Research Project
SWE 450 Design Project

Practicum Courses (32 credits)


ICT 213 Operating Systems
SWE 313 Computer programming II
SWE 323 Programming in java
SWE 413 Advanced Database management system
SWE 423 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
SWE 433 Entrepreneurial project
SWE 233 Internship I
SWE 333 Internship II n Project


Concentration Courses (36 Credits)

CNT 310 Computer Networks and Communication Technologies
CNT 315 Differential equations
CNT 320 Telecommunication Systems I
CNT 325 Telecommunication Systems II
CNT 330 Electric and magnetic fields theory
CNT 410 Access Networks
CNT 415 Mobile Networks
CNT 498 Research Project
CNT 450 Design Project

Practicum Courses (32 Credits)

ICT 213 Operating Systems
CNT 313 Spectral Analysis of Signals
CNT 323 Transmission of information
CNT 413 Routing and Switching
CNT 423 Administering Network Infrastructure
CNT 433 Entrepreneurial project
CNT 233 Internship I
CNT 333 Internship II


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