The Faculty was conceived in 1984/85 session but the planning for its take-off did not commence until June 1985 when a meeting of some seasoned and experienced educationists and professionals in the field was held on the issue. This panel of experts reviewed the Faculty programmes in line with the aims of the University to develop courses in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to meet the nation’s planning objectives and manpower needs. It was with this in mind that the programmes in Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical Engineering were established. The Department of Computer Engineering was created in 2011 in addition to the already existing three departments. This was in line with the aims of the University to train students in Computer Engineering to meet the nation’s planning objectives, manpower needs, and global development especially in line with the global trends of innovations in Computer Engineering.
The first set of students was admitted in 1985/86 Session. The students took foundation courses with Science in the Faculty of Science. Hence the Faculty was pioneered by the Faculty of Science under the Deanship of Prof. B.D. Ako in 1985/86 academic session. However in 1986/87 academic session, Prof. (Engr.) V.A. Williams became the 1st Dean of the Faculty and he was assisted by Dr. O. Ogunlade, Dr. L.A. Balogun and other part time instructors, lecturers and workshop demonstrators from University of ife, Nigeria Machine Tools Company, Osogbo, Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo and Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti including the current Dean of the Faculty, Prof. (Engr). S.B. Adeyemo who sooner joined the University.