Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was established in 1985 in response to the perceived need for “functional engineers” in the country.  The Department runs an integrated programme to acquaint the students with the basic knowledge, practices and current advances in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and environmental impact of Power supply, Electronic and other major works.  The programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is therefore designed to produce Engineers that can meet the challenges in the aforementioned areas through services in governmental agencies/establishments, the building and construction industry, transportation industry, consulting firms, teaching and research organizations.

The Department offers an undergraduate programme leading to the award of Honours Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering).  The objective of the programme is to provide sound academic training coupled with the development of practical skills in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  The current programme covers the broad areas of Power and Machine, Electronic, Communication, Control, artificial intelligence Computer  engineering.  In 1998 the department started the postgraduate Diploma programme. Programmes leading to the award of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in specialist areas Power and machine, Electronic and Communication and control system engineering started in 2003.

The duration of the programme is 5 years for those admitted through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) or 4 years for those admitted with requisite GCE (A/L) or equivalent qualifications. Applicants with the National Diploma (ND) in Electrical and Electronic at Upper Credit level or Higher National Diploma (HND) at Credit level may be admitted into the 4 years programme. All applicants must have the basic qualification of at least 5 credit passes at SSCE.  The credits should be in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one other subject.

The first two years of the programme are devoted to studies in Mathematics, basic sciences and the fundamental principles of engineering.  The remaining years are devoted mostly to the core subjects and other relevant ancillary courses.  Attention is focused on practical application of the engineering principles, the development of the right attitudes and the acquisition of skills needed to make our graduates functional engineers in the society.

The programme alternates periods of academic training in the school with periods of practical experience in industry.  At the end of the third year, every student is expected to work in an industry for about 3 months and in the 4th year (starting from second semester) to spend at least 6 months in industry under the Students Industrial Work Experience scheme (SIWES).

The practical period provides the opportunity for students to consolidate the theoretical knowledge gained in the first 3½ years, to supply some of their knowledge to practical problems in real life situation, and to learn about the objectives, organizations and work practices in industry.  Student must therefore subject themselves to industrial discipline and show a willingness to adapt to industrial ways of life and rigor.  Each student is expected to produce a report on his/her Industrial Training Experience which is to be assessed.

The Industrial Training must be completed satisfactorily to earn a degree from the Department.

Practical work forms an essential part of courses within the Department.  Each student is also required to carry out a research and/or design assignment as a final year project.  The final year options provide opportunity for specialization.  All the above requirements are such that the graduate can be of immediate service in industry and/or pursue advanced studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  To facilitate research and practical works, the Department has made efforts to equip the laboratories and to recruit very high caliber Academic and Technical Staff.  It is part of the philosophy of the Department to recruit young lecturers and train them through Postgraduate programmes.