The study of Electrical/Electronics Engineering encompasses the following options namely; Electronic, Communication, Electric Machines, Power Systems, Power Electronics/Drives, and Control Systems Engineering. Electrical/Electronics Engineering combines all these options to produce broad trained graduates that are professionally competent to cope with the challenges of Electrical/Electronics Engineering in both the public and private sectors.
In pursuance of the above, specific features have been incorporated into the programme. These include:
· Common foundation year at 100 and 200 levels for all Engineering students.
· Workshop practice, laboratory work, tutorials, seminars on specific topics.
· Broad-based engineering and interaction between students and professionals.
· Adequate knowledge in the areas of engineering management, economics and Law.
· Design projects with bias towards local applications.
· Students SIWES experience at the 400 level of study where they undergo a continuous supervised 6 months industrial Training under the national SIWES, and satisfactory performance during the training is a requirement for graduation.
· Final year projects in which students work alone under supervision in specific options of Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
The academic programme has been planned to offer challenges and to encourage the development of ingenuity and originality in the student.
The Electrical/Electronics Engineering graduates are expected to, first and foremost, be job creators rather than job seekers. They are therefore to create technical designs, development of job opportunities in their areas of specialization either on an individual or corporate basis. However, they can easily find gainful employment in the obvious areas of communications, computing and electrical (Power) industries as:
There continues to be a demand for graduate engineers across many branches of electronics industry. These include research, development, production and sales opportunities in industries such as telecommunications, computer hardware and software, satellite and space technology and microelectronics. The practical engineer continues to have a significant role in the engineering industry. A wide range of career opportunities is available in the manufacturing, petrochemical, control and processing industries, electricity supply and the service industries including the financial and banking sector.
Electrical Engineering is one of the most widely applied engineering professions, encompassing the generation, transmission, distribution, manufacturing, maintenance of equipment and utilization of electrical energy. There continues to be a demand for power engineers, not only in the electricity supply industries, but also in the application of electricity involving industries such as transportation, steel, marine, offshore, consumer goods and the utilities.
Graduates with sound technical background, the analytical skills of an engineer, plus knowledge of business and management, have numerous career opportunities. The status and financial rewards for business literate engineers are rising rapidly as companies discover that engineering solutions are essential to their competitive edge.
Career opportunities exist as system analysts, system designers, project managers, and consultants in a wide range of companies, both those that use computerized information system and those who sell information system products. Also, career opportunities exist working as part of a business system development team and pre-sales or post-sales support for business IT products and consultancy.
Career opportunities exist across a wide spectrum in all aspects of information systems hardware and software development in an organization that uses information system, either for support or as products.
Career opportunities for graduates of Electrical/Electronics Engineering are available in many communications companies. In particular, one can choose to work in telecommunications Company network management and planning, network design and implementation. Also, opportunities abound in the areas of cellular and mobile telephony, wireless communication, microwave systems and Internet service provision and satellite technology for communications engineers. Television and radio broadcasting employ thousands of communication engineers.