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Posted by Chukwudi Nwokike on Tuesday February 28, 2012 14:37:24:

The Bachelor of Engineering programme offered by this Department of Electrical Engineering is designed to produce first-degree Electrical Engineering graduate armed with adequate theoretical knowledge and practical experience for successful and fruitful career in Electrical Engineering. To achieve this, the programme is designed as follows: For each semester, in the two semester academic year of 15 weeks per semester, a student on the programme normally carries 18 credit units of academic load of entirely theoretical courses on one hand and entirely laboratory courses on the other.
In addition to the laboratory courses/exercises, there is students' Practical Work Experience which includes the second year activity of extensive operation and use of the Faculty of Engineering machines and tools (to realize design prototypes) as well as two long vacations and one semester of Industrial Work Experience in the third and fourth years of the programme. The workshop practice in the Faculty of Engineering workshops prepares the students for the Industrial Work Experience (in skill in actual industrial practice. The first and the second years of the programme is also designed to make the students deepen and strength their basic knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Programming. The broad based knowledge in the above named disciplines enhances the practice of Electrical Engineering in relation to these other disciplines.
In the third, fourth, and fifth years of the programme, the students are made to spend most of their study time on the major areas of Electrical Engineering while at the same time offering them advanced courses in Mathematical, computational and programming methods which constitute a vital and an indispensable tool in efficient and productive engineering practice. These major areas comprise Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Power Electronics, Control Engineering, Electromagnetic Fields - all coupled with well designed supplementary courses in Instrumentation, Computers, Communications, and Electronics. The final year (5th year) study programme also includes a final year project electives to further deepen the students' research capabilities and selectable electives to further deepen the students' knowledge in the above named specialist areas in Electrical Engineering for the final year project, each student has to submit a project report and may be orally examined on the report. Effort is made to have optimum time sharing in the different modes of teaching the courses. In the theoretical courses, there is one hour of tutorial for every four hours of lecture. To reflect the importance of practical exercises in the programme, 9 hours per week is averagely devoted to practical exercises out of a total of 24 contact hours per week for lectures, tutorials and practical work. The grading system is designed such that a student's final percentage grade in a given course is shared between continuous assessment and end-of-semester final examination. For entirely theoretical courses, continuous assessment (Quizzes, Tutorials, Homework, Tests) constitute 30% of the final percentage grade while the final examination makes up the remaining 70 percent. For entirely laboratory courses, laboratory exercises and reports constitute 100% of the final grade. An engineering graduate so trained as described above is therefore basically equipped to be able to perform the following functions in the course of his/her professional practice:
(a) Design, realize/construct, operate, make use of, install and maintain electrical engineering components, machines, equipment and systems; and
(b) Grow through industrial practice, further studies and/or research in the development of improved electrical devices and systems and in the advancement of electrical engineering knowledge. Our Electrical Engineering Programme is not static but subject to changes and adjustments from time to time in order to reflect to continuous advancement being made in electrical engineering knowledge and practice. Towards this end, the Department makes substantial effort to acquire current local and international textbooks and journals to complement research and development efforts being carried on in the Department. In addition, both staff and students are encouraged to register with local and international professional societies (such as NSE and IEE/IEEE) and to subscribe to the technical journals of such societies in order to help them keep abreast with developments in Electrical Engineering Knowledge and Practice.

Entry Requirements
(4 years for Direct Entry, 5 years for JME candidates)

JME Entry Requirements
The minimum requirement is passes at credit level in Senior Secondary School Final Year Examination or West African School Certificate Examinations or General certificate of Education Examinations or NECO in five subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language Candidates should also obtain at least a JME Aggregate Score of 200 in these subjects of English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Direct Entry Requirements
The minimum requirement is either of the following
(a) Passes at HSC or GCE A/L in at least two of the following:
Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The candidates are also Required to have credit level passes which must include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in Senior Secondary School Final Year Examinations, GCE "O" Level or West African School Certificate Examinations.
(b) Pass at Upper Credit Level in HND Examinations in Electrical Engineering.
(c) First degree holders in relevant subjects (e.g. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science etc.).

Job Opportunities
Job opportunities in Electrical Engineering are many and varied because of the neEDU for electricity and electrical machines /equipment in virtually all establishments. These job opportunities include working as engineers in the following companies
1. Manufacturing Companies
2. Oil Companies
3. Utility Companies/Corporation (PHCN, Water Corporation, Telecommunication, Broadcasting Networks
4. Government ministries and agencies such as ministries of works, housing, science and technology, energy and natural resources
5. Teaching and/or research in universities , technical collages, and research institutes
6. Consultancy services.

Stress Areas
The stress areas are as follows:
1) General
2) Circuits/Components
3) Electronics
4) Electric Power
5) Communications
6) Laboratory Exercises
7) Electric Machines
8) Control, Instrumentation & Components
9) Electromagnetic Fields/Waves
10) Projects


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