Introduction of the Department
The two programmes, i.e. Electrical & Electronic and Biomedical Engineering that made up the Department were among the seven engineering programmes established at the inception of the University. In other words, the programmes are as old as First Technical University Ibadan. Nevertheless, the two programmes were grouped to form a full-fledged academic department in December, 2019. The Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme focuses on the studies that involve generation, distribution and utilization of electrical and renewable energy by appliances and equipment and also the design and repair of physical outputs of those earlier mentioned as well as the emerging trends in electronic, controls and communications, while Biomedical Engineering is a combination of medical sciences and engineering techniques on the design, repair and fabrication of medical equipment in health-care and research sector. The computer engineering programme, having been approved by the National Universities Commission commenced in the 2020/2021 Academic Session. The department commenced with Five (5) Ph.D. holders as full-time staff. The Department is currently headed by Dr O. A. Adeaga.
Philosophy of the Department
The Department was established to harmonize practice and theories with views to applying and advancing modern and international best practices of technical know-how through learning and or teaching, research, scholarship in the design, redesign, repair of electrical and electronic and also biomedical equipment to suit modern purposes and demands of electrical and electronic and health sectors while adequately enhancing the frontier of knowledge in the field of engineering and allies. The two programmes provide uniqueness in technical pedagogy and affective attributes. The programmes equip the students with distinct opportunity for capacity building, knowledge empowerment and optimization of potentials.
To be the leading Department in the field of modern electrical and electronic engineering as well as in biomedical engineering, by deploying highly experienced and skilled personnel in fostering innovative multidisciplinary research, community-centered initiates with a view to applying the concept of Object Based Education techniques in teaching, learning and transformation of research outcome/output into applications while advancing and delivering technologies aimed at sustaining technological acumen and improving state-of-the-art health care equipment in the world.
To train and produce respective graduates of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in the design, development, fabrication/manufacture, installations and maintenance of equipment involved in electrical power generation, transmission and distribution, and also do same in clinically certified and translatable devices and equipment for medical applications, all through the integration of the adequate knowledge of management, science, engineering, and medicine in solutions discovery-centered system via the blending of theories and practice, while showcasing our graduates as professional leaders in the field of Electrical & Electronic and Biomedical engineering either as self-employed engineer or as an employee in private or public sector for immediate economy or global suitability.