The Department of Electrical Engineering became an autonomous Department in the 2001/2002 session when the first set of students was admitted into level 100 of the 5-year Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) degree programme. Level 100 and 200 were taught as common courses for all students of the Faculty of Engineering. The aim of establishing the Department of Electrical Engineering was to meet the growing need for manpower in the profession. The main objective was to train and produce Engineers with the required qualities and capabilities to meet the increasing need for professional Engineers in the state and country at large.
However, in the 5-year degree programme runs by the Department of Electrical Engineering, courses are grouped into levels each of which spans one academic session. Courses in the 100 and 200 levels are common to all the Departments in the Faculty.Philosophy
To achieve the national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance, the programme is geared towards the development of a thorough practice in training, which includes early broad-based training in general engineering, practical application to engineering processes, adequate training in human and organizational behaviour. The general philosophy of the programme is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self-employment as well as being of immediate value to industry and the community in general.Aim and Objectives of the programme
The overall aim of the programme is in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The programme gives the minimum academic standards required to meet these needs and to produce graduates with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy like ours.
Some of the objectives of the programme include producing graduates who will able:
- To design engineering projects and supervise their construction
- To design and develop new products and production Techniques in industries
- To install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment.
- To adapt and adopt exogenous Technology in order to solve local engineering problems
- To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
- To be able to manage people, funds, materials, and equipment.
- To improve on indigenous Technologies so as to enhance local problem-solving capability.
The Department is run by the three cadres of Staff, Academic Staff, Administrative Staff and Technical Staff. The Head of Department is the officer in charge of the affairs of the Department. The Head of Department is normally elected by the departmental Board and serves for a renewable period of two years.
In addition to the organisational structure of the department presented above, the Department was also administered using committee system, among which are:
Departmental Board Committee: All matters of the department including the examination are brought before the committee for deliberation by the members and resolutions are made. The committee comprises all the Academic staff and Administrative staff is the secretary.
Appointment and Promotion Committee: This committee is saddle with the responsibility of considering all promotion cases, interview and appointment of new staff both academic and non-academic. The committee equally serve as clearing house for Faculty A & PC and Central A& PC.
Purchasing Committee: This committee is usually responsible for making purchases when the need arises, for example during SWEP programme, Laboratory consumables e.t.c.
Research and Publication: this committee oversee the formation of research group where necessary and organising departmental or faculty seminar.
All Students in the Department are assigned to level Coordinators for guidance and counselling in the area of course registration, Add and Drop, Incomplete Status, deferment and transfer throughout the Students career in the University. In cases where the matter is beyond the scope of the Academic Staff, such is referred to the Head of Department and then if necessary, to the Dean of the faculty for appropriate actions.