ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Electrical and Electronics Engineering is one of the most diverse fields of engineering in existence. Almost every modern device, equipment and home is powered by fossil fuels, wind energy systems, photovoltaic technology, fuel cell technology, biofuels, geothermal technology or hydropower systems. The powering of these devices is accomplished by the electrical engineer. State-of-the-art communication gadgets, such as cell phones, satellites, and the internet, are designed based on technologies created by the electrical engineer. The advancement of technology has led to a rapidly automated society. The automotive control of machines is the responsibility of the electrical engineer. In recent times, electrical engineering has also become indispensible in the field of medicine. Electrical engineers play a pivotal role in the generation, acquisition and interpretation of medical images used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Many medical devices, such as prosthetic limbs for amputees and robotic hands to assist surgeons in operating rooms, are designed and fabricated with the assistance of the electrical engineer.
To be ranked Number One amongst all Electrical and Electronics Engineering Departments in Africa and to be a leading pioneer of ground breaking research and cutting-edge technology in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
To produce research-oriented, technically-sound graduates that are well equipped to be outstanding professional leaders of excellence in Africa and in the global world.
While the Federal University of Petroleum Resources is a specialized university that caters to the needs of the Oil and Gas industry, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering offers a broader range of expertise. New students coming into the programme are first put through a rigorous training in mathematics and the core science subjects to ensure a proper foundation for engineering. Secondly, students are exposed to foundation courses in the different fields of engineering to give them a general understanding of engineering. The students are then introduced to the core electrical engineering courses in the third year. In the fourth year, students gain practical industrial experience by partnering with local industries in the execution of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). In their fifth and final year, students in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering program are offered three options, namely;
i) Instrumentation and control
ii) Electronics and Telecommunication
iii) Power and Machines
Students can specialize in any option by taking some of the elective courses in that option.
Upon completion of the programme, students are qualified to pursue lucrative careers in many industries, such as the oil and gas industry, power industry, biomedical industry, communication industry, robotics industry, electronics industry and instrumentation industry.
The Department was established in 2009 with an intake of eighteen (18) Students for the five- year Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics with the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) O-level as entry qualification.