FOREWORD BY THE DEAN
This new prospectus for undergraduate programmes sets out in detail information on the structure of the College of Engineering and includes extracts from the University Regulations governing First Degree programmes.
From 2002/2003 Session, the College had been offering degree programmes in four major disciplines, namely:
- Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
All the programmes are fully accredited by both NUC and COREN.
The new prospectus which has been reviewed according to NUC Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) shall be of great value to students and staff of the College and other persons who may wish to obtain information on the academic programmes in all the six departments in the College of Engineering
The vision of the Department is to be the best Computer Engineering Department in any Nigerian University with national and international acclaim; a Department where the advancement of engineering and technology is continuously dynamic, environment-friendly engineers, required in the public and private sectors of the economy are mid-wifed for the rapid industrialization and development of Nigeria.
The mission is to develop into a national resource that will continue to support the development of Nigeria, its economic diversification to make it responsive to the needs of government, industry, and society. Thus, the Department will provide:
- State-of-the-art technological and engineering training that prepares the graduates for responsibilities of the workplace.
- Engage in appropriate research activities, and, hence, produce the most sought-after engineers by all employers of labor, postgraduate schools, and research institutes.
- Establish industry-institution linkages for mutually beneficial relationships Strive to become a Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Technology in the West-African sub-region where expertise and facilities to accelerate the pace of industrial development can be provided.
The department opened her door to students in the 2002/2003 sessions with an intake of about 30 students. Currently, the student population is about 200. The department has a highly experienced team of academic, technical and administrative staff with cognate experience. The department is equipped with an ultra-modern engineering workshop and laboratories, classrooms and drawing studios with state of the art facilities. The department graduated its first badge of students in the 2006/2007 session.
Goals and objectives
The general goals and objectives of engineering training are expected to be in consonance with the realization of national desires with respect to industrial development and high technology attainment. Consequently, the objectives of the engineering programmes are to:
- Develop the necessary skills, creative ability, attitudes and expertise consistent with engineering design, communication and construction of engineering works and projects;
- Adapt and improve on exogenous technology in order to enhance construction techniques and the proper study and use of local raw materials;
- Inculcate maintenance culture in the use of engineering artifacts;
- Inculcate a responsible attitude towards demands made by the practice of engineering and risk Implication of design and construction;
- Install and maintain complex engineering systems to enable them to perform optimally in the Nigerian environment;
- Be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important assignments;
- Be self-employable, and,
- Ensure, therefore, that engineering graduates from Igbinedion University are resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and capable of carrying out the following functions:
- To design engineering projects and supervise their construction;
- To design and make components, machines, equipment, and systems;
- To design and develop new products and production techniques in industries;
- To be a good manager of people, money, material, plants, and machinery.
In order to achieve the goals and objectives set out above, and taking into consideration the broad-based approach to engineering education and training, we, therefore, made the following recommendations:
Efforts are made to ensure that the NUC guideline on the staff-student ratio of 1 to 30 is maintained. The department has qualified staff with Ph.D. degrees as well as industrial experience.
The department has the competent technical staff to run the laboratories, workshops, studios, and maintain teaching and research equipment.
The general philosophy in line with the minimum academic standards set by the NUC is to produce graduates with high academic standard with adequate practical background and of immediate value to industry and the nation in general and be self-employable. The programme has four-intervening Industrial-Training periods to enable the engineering graduates to acquire the necessary skills to solve local problems. Pursuant to the general philosophy, therefore, the programmes have been designed to incorporate the following features:
- Common courses at the 100 and 200 levels for all engineering students
- 8 weeks workshop practical at the end of the 2nd semester 100 level examinations for all engineering students.
- Workshop practice (up to 300 level) and, laboratory work for all engineering students.
- Interaction between students and professionals through regular seminars
- Final year research project where the student works alone under an academic supervisor
- Opportunity to have an in-depth study of a specific area of the programme from a wide selection of optional courses.
- Adequate knowledge in engineering management and entrepreneurship
- Candidates seeking 100-level admission into the College leading to the Bachelor of Engineering, (B.Eng) Degree, of the College of Engineering Technology, should possess passes at the credit level, or higher, in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination(SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ Level in five subjects, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language, plus an acceptable pass in the Universities Matriculation Examinations (UME), where applicable. Equivalent passes in examinations conducted by NECO and NABTEB are accepted.
- Candidates seeking Direct Entry admission to 200 level of the programmes should possess GCE ‘A’ Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Ordinary National Diploma from a recognize institution with lower credit, or a University Diploma in a Science or Engineering based course at the Merit level, in addition to the matriculation requirements stated in (1) above. Candidates with Higher national diplomas in relevant disciplines can be considered for direct entry as appropriate.