Programme Nomenclature

National Innovation Diploma Programme in Computer Hardware Engineering Technology.

Goal: To impact the necessary skills leading to the acquisition of skilled, enterprising and self-reliant personnel in Computer Engineering Technology.

Objectives: A product of National Diploma programmes in Computer Hardware Engineering Technology should be able to:

  1. Operate and maintain basic Operation Systems (DOS & Windows).
  2. Understand the computer environment and acquire the skills needed to identify and optimize memory and computer configuration.
  3. Start and manage computer-based businesses.
  4. Carry out routine (Preventive) maintenance of Computer systems.
  5. Be able to assemble and set up micro computers.
  6. Partition and format disks and load files.
  7. Install windows NT/200x in a multi-boot configuration.
  8. Install and uninstall software.
  9. Detect technical faults in micro computers.
  10. Setup and troubleshoot basic network operations in LAN.

Entry Qualification

  1. S.C.E or its equivalent (GCE O’Level, WASSCE, Grade II Teachers Certificate e.t.c.) with credit passes in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English language and one other subject from Metal Works, Technical Drawing, Basic Electronics, Biology or Agricultural Science, Geography and Further Mathematics.
  2. The National Vocational Certificate (NVC) or National technical Certificate (NTC) with credit passes in the trade modules and five academic subjects relevant to the programmes and at least a pass in English language.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Trainees who successfully complete all the courses, modules specified in the curriculum table and pass the national examination in the trade will be awarded the following certification:

A National Innovation/Computer Hardware Engineering.

Note: This programmes is expected to be in form of term/session-based training courses of not less than two years for full time and three for part-time.

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR TEACHERS

  1. The new curriculum is drawn in unit courses and modules.
  2. In designing the units, the principle of the modular system by products has been adopted, thus making each of the professional modules, if completed, is enough to provide the student with operative skills, which can be used for employment purposes or otherwise.
  3. Institutions may, as required, add courses to the minimum guide curriculum.
  4. The teaching of the theory and practical works should, as much as possible, be integrated. Practical exercises, especially those in professional courses and laboratory work should not be taught in isolation from the theory. For each course, there should be a balance of theory to practical works in the ratio of 30:70.

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

The curriculum of all NID programme consist of four main components. These are:

  1. General studies/education
  2. Foundation Courses
  3. Professional Course
  4. Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme.

THE THEORY

This aspect consists of the general studies/education, the foundation and the professional courses which shall account for a minimum of 30% of the total contact hours for the programme.

SUPERVISED INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME

These are courses, which give the student the theory and practical skills needed to practice the field of calling at the technical level. The component shall account for a minimum of 70% of the total contact hours for the programme.

NID Programme Duration

  • Practical Only
  1. Practical                           100%
  2. Test                                   10%
  3. Examination                   40%
  4. Course work                    10%
  • Theory Only
  1. Examination                 60%
  2. Course work                 20%
  3. Test                               20%
  • Theory and Practical
  1. Examination              40%
  2. Test                              20%
  3. Course work              20%
  4. Practical                     20%