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Kofi Annan University of Guinea

At Kofi Annan University in Guinea, the training of state engineers (or design engineers) is organized over five years . The 1 st and 2nd years (4 semesters) constitute the preparatory cycle , devoted to lessons in common core and placed under the responsibility of a Director in charge of this cycle. At the end of the preparatory cycle , students begin the Engineering cycle , which goes from the 3 rd to the 5 th year; it brings together five streams, each managed by a program director (head of stream), streams in which students are oriented according to their interests and aptitudes (cf. below a). <p></p> Computer Engineering is one of them. Its vocation is to <mark>train computer engineers who, in addition to mastering (like the computer scientist) the methods of designing and developing computer systems (hardware and software), have basic technical training and in-depth knowledge. structure of computers, their interfaces and networks.</mark> <p></p> The 5th year is organized in two concentrations: <br> - Information Technology and Software Development Concentration <br> - Networking Concentration <br><br> Networking deals with the design, analysis, implementation, use and management of both computer networks and the applications that use them . <br><br> Conditions of access to the preparatory cycle <br><br> Justify a bachelor's degree in mathematical or experimental sciences, or a diploma deemed equivalent; have successfully passed the admissions procedure; pay tuition fees. <br><br> Admission requirements for the Computer Engineering course <br><br> This course is open to students who have: <br> <br> - successfully completed the preparatory cycle; <br> - obtained a bachelor's degree in computer engineering (or an equivalent diploma) and would like to continue their studies for the state engineer diploma. <br><br> Admissions on a case-by-case basis , on file, can also be pronounced for the benefit of students with: <br> - validated two years of scientific studies after the baccalaureate (Bac +2); br> - started (but not completed) an engineering course in another institution. <p></p> Opportunities <br> Because of the general nature of his training, the computer engineer is present in all sectors of activity where computers are needed; it has the possibility of intervening wherever the interfacing of computers with other non-computer elements is necessary, in particular in the sectors: <br> - ICT (telecommunications services, online services, advanced electronics, embedded systems, robotics, etc.), <br> - industry (automotive, aeronautics, agri-food, electromechanical, etc.), <br> - commerce, banking... <br> The professions offered by this sector cover a wide range: <br> <br> - Information System Architect, <br> - systems designer, <br> - software developer, <br> - IT Auditor, Quality Engineer, <br> - IT Project Manager, <br> - Systems and network architect, <br> - Administrator of systems, networks or databases… <p></p> Computer engineering engineers thus have the opportunity to work in almost all national and multinational companies operating in Guinea. <p></p> Organization and content of the training <br><br> The training takes place over three years (six semesters) and includes the completion of a graduation project during the sixth semester. During the training course, two internships are compulsory during the holidays; they allow students to apply their knowledge and develop their skills.