In the year 2000, a committee was set up to look into the possibility of introducing a number of computer based programmes at the bachelor’s level at Bayero University, Kano. After exploring several options, the committee recommended among others, that Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) should be mounted by the department of electrical engineering, beginning of the 2001/2002 academic session. The decision of the committee was, in part, guided by the understanding that the department has minimum requirements to mount the selected programme.
Subsequently, the department of Electrical Engineering set up a committee to draw up syllabus for the new programme. After the programme was duly approved by the senate, the first set of students was admitted into the level 100 of the programme during the 2002/2003 academic session.