A Brief History of The Faculty
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.
The Philosophy of the Faculty derives from the developmental philosophy of the University. As a developmental university, the institution sets itself the mission of identifying and helping to solve the developmental problems of the state through training, research and services. In furtherance of this objective, the Faculty of Engineering provides innovative educational programmes of high standard to produce engineers for the industrialization of the nation.
The Objectives and Mission Statement
The Engineering programmes are designed to meet the overall Faculty objectives and the following specific objectives:
(a) To equip the graduate with adequate basic engineering principles that would enable them to cope with the challenges of a developing country like Nigeria;
(b) To enable the graduate easily relate to every engineering discipline and clearly identify his interface with them;
(c) To give the graduate the opportunity of being familiar with the different specialization in Engineering;
(d) To give a broad sense instruction and training required for designing, manufacturing, installation and construction processes.
(e) To enable the graduate diagnose problems in his immediate environment and prescribe engineering solutions;
(f) To equip the graduate for further studies in any desired specialization;
(g) To enable the graduate work with other colleagues on viable projects, this is to promote effective communication among collaborative engineering graduates; and
(h) To encourage graduate to employ the modern computational aids in solving problems.
General Services and Academic Programmes
The Dean of Faculty is the organizational head, the chair of Faculty Board and Chief Examiner in all examinations. Faculty affairs are managed through the Committee system. The academic staff strength has improved with the appointment of more lecturers and attainment of higher degrees by staff in their various disciplines. Unlike other conventional universities, EKSU’s Programme in engineering encompasses a comprehensive course of lectures and practicals in industrial processes, management and finance. This is considered very relevant for the industrial development of the state and the country in general. Courses identified by three letter codes as follows:
Civil Engineering CVE
Computer Engineering CPE
Electrical and Electronic Engineering EEE
Mechanical Engineering MEE
General studies GST
Courses shall be identified by Codes and shall be numbered by Level as follows:
|Year I||100 Level||101 – 199|
|Year II||200 Level||201 – 299|
|Year III||300 Level||301 – 399|
|Year IV||400 Level||401 – 499|
|Year V||500 Level||501 – 599|
Admission Requirements and Entry Qualifications
(i) 5 (five) credit passes in SSC examination, GCE O/L or equivalent obtained in only one sitting, including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics plus acceptable level of performance in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Post-UTME test in these subjects.
(ii) 5 (five) credit passes in SSC examination, GCE O/L or equivalent obtained in only one sitting, including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics plus acceptable level of performance in the Faculty of Science Pre-degree placement Examination and UTME in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language.
Candidates may be admitted into the 200-level if they have:
(i) 5 (five) credit passes in SSC examination, GCE O/L , NECO or equivalent obtained in not more than one sitting, including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and
(ii) Obtained passes at the GCE ‘A’ level or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or pure and applied mathematics). Candidates with A level passes in Mathematics and Physics and ‘O’ level pass in Chemistry may be admitted. Or
(iii) Obtained National Diploma (ND) with at least Upper Credit in relevant field.
All candidates must have the basic qualification of at least 5 credit passes at SSC/WASC/GCE ‘O’Level equivalent/ NECO Examination in one sitting.
Registration of Courses, Enrollment and Duration of Study
Students may take courses from other faculties as defined in the curricula.
The following standard terminologies shall be used:
(i) Compulsory: Courses specified by the department which a student must take and pass to obtain a degree.
(ii) Electives: Courses specified by the department from which a student can take in order to make up the required additional units for the award of the degree.
(iii) Required: Courses specified by the department from which a student must take but not necessarily pass, to obtain a degree
(iv) Prerequisite: A course whose knowledge is essential prior to taking another specified course.
(v) Concurrent: Specified courses which must be taken within the semester or has already been passed.
(i) Appropriate prerequisite and/or concurrent requirement may be prescribed for course. A pre-requisite is fulfilled by completing and passing the pre-requisite or equivalent, except that a student who fails a course but obtains a score of between 35% and 39% in it shall be deemed to possess the course for pre-requisite purposes but will not be credited with any unit in it. Pre-requisite course may also be waived for suitably qualified candidate by Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Engineering.
(ii) A concurrent requirement shall be satisfied if the student has either taken the course on a previous occasion or register for the course within the same semester.
All courses taught during each semester shall be examined at the end of that semester, and students will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course for which they have passed the examination.
Full time students shall normally be required to register for a minimum of 12 course units and a maximum of 25 course units in any one semester, or a minimum of 24 courses units and maximum of 50 course units per session.
(a) Students are to register for all their outstanding courses to be taught during the semester before they can register for the higher level courses within the permitted maximum number of units; and in due consideration of the outstanding courses which are pre-requisites to the next level courses.
(b) Students are strongly advised NOT to register for any course the prerequisite of which has not been passed. A student, who registers for any course the pre-requisite of which he has not passed shall, after such has been discovered, not be credited with his grade for the course.
(c) The minimum workload for an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student is 12 units per semester and the maximum is 25 units.
(d) A student whose total number of outstanding course units is 15 and above for a semester is STRONGLY advised NOT to register for any higher level course.
(e) All students in the Department are required to pass all outstanding credit of carry-over courses (including GST) up to the end of the 300 level. Any student who fails to meet this requirement would be required to spend an additional period of one or two semesters to liquidate such outstanding courses before he/she could be allowed to register for 400 Level courses.
(f) The minimum work load for a fulltime student shall be 12 units per semester while the maximum shall be 25 units. In exceptional circumstances Senate may authorize a maximum of 28 units. However, a student with CGPA of less than 2.0 shall not be eligible for such consideration.
(g) No course shall carry less than one or more than four course units except for programmes such as Industrial experience.
(h) Students admitted for five-year degree programme shall normally start with 100 level courses while those admitted for the four-year degree programme shall normally start with 200 and compulsory University 100 level courses.
(i) Senate may, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Engineering permit student to start at other levels of courses.
Admission and Withdrawal from Courses
(a) Admission into courses closes at the end of the third full week of the semester or as stipulated by the Senate approved calendar.
(b) A student can withdraw from a course without penalty any time up to and including the seventh full week of the semester. Any student who withdraws after the seventh week will be deemed to have failed except in special cases approved by Senate.
(c) Students who transfer from other Faculties/Universities to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering may apply toward degree requirements those units passed before transfers which are within the curriculum of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The progress of a student enrolled in a course is continuously assessed by means of test, written assignments, reports and/or such other means as may be appropriate and consistent with the objectives and conduct of the course and determined by the Department.
Assessing Industrial Training
The following procedure shall be adopted for the evaluation of the Work Experience of the students of the Department. For the evaluation of Industrial Units only the following shall be considered:
ENG 190 SWEP I 4 weeks 1 unit
ENG 290 SWEP II 4 weeks 1 unit
ENG 490 SIWES II 2 weeks 6 units
ENG 492 SIWES II 12 weeks 6 units
Total 14 units
At the end of Industrial Attachment every student will submit a report with work diary certified by employer to be assessed by lecturers in the appropriate disciplines and the Faculty Industrial coordinator. The employer of the student shall also give an assessment of the student performance during the period. Every student shall be graded according to the approved procedure by a Work Experience Examination Panel based on the assessment of his report by lecturer(s) during the work and seminar and report by Industrial coordinator.
Requirements for Course Work And Minimum Units To Graduate
See Departmental Handbook for details