Courses for Engineering and Technology Degree Programme

The foundation courses for the different Engineering and Technology degree programmes are basically the same for all programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
Courses are arranged in levels of academic progress. Courses code is formed with three-letter code which prefixes a three-digit number. The three-letter code identifies the programme while the first digit of the three-digit number indicates the level of the course.

The Foundation Courses:

  • Courses in the basic sciences of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics
  • Basic engineering and technology courses
  • General Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Student Industrial Work Experience

Courses in Basic Sciences 

The foundation courses in basic sciences are mainly Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. These are basic engineering courses that are expected to be taken by every student of engineering. This group of courses includes:

  • MCT 1211: Basic Engineering Drawing (2 Units).
  • MCT 2305: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (3 Units).
  • MCT 2306: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (3 Units).
  • MCT 2312: Engineering materials(3 Units)
  • MCT 2308: Strength of Materials (3 Units)
  • MCT 2307: Applied Mechanics (3 Units)
  • MCT 2303: Engineering Drawing 1(3 Units)
  • MCT 2322: Engineering Drawing 11(3 Units)
  • MCT 2104: Students Work Shop Experience(1 Unit)

The aim of the General Studies Programme is to expose students to a course of liberal education which they can develop and expand their awareness of their social, cultural and natural.
The objectives of the programme include:

  • Acquisition of a body of situational relevant knowledge outside of the respective field of specialization of the students for productive, healthy living and promotion of peaceful coexistence.
  • Development of competence in the use of English Language as a tool for their studies and effective means of communication in the society and in their future employment/enterprise.
  • Students are expected to register for at least 10 units of GST courses.

Towards Nigeria’s quest for accelerated economic growth, it is important that active and virile youth population is assisted to develop and convert their innovative ideas into business ventures. These skills can be acquired particularly by those so innately inclined. This underscores the need to actively promote and train students to be entrepreneurial within our educational system. The course aims at re-orientating students towards a job- creation mind-set rather than the fixed attitude of job seeking. It. will equip them with the skills required in establishing businesses or making them add value to existing systems, if employed in organizations. The main objective is to introduce students to concepts and opportunities available in entrepreneurship and innovation. It assumes no previous knowledge and takes students through the rudiments of entrepreneurship – to selecting a desired business and starting it with a Feasibility Report.

The specific objectives of the GST 2223 (To decide on Code later) (Introduction to Entrepreneurship) and GST 3211 (Entrepreneurship), also to be taught under the General Studies Programme as reflected in the above table, are to enable students to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of enterprise, entrepreneur, business, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.
  • Analyse the historical perspective of entrepreneurship in Nigeria, and relate it to the recent trend of unemployment, under-employment and job dissatisfaction, personal, national and global economic recession.

  • Identify the roles of entrepreneurial development agencies and regulatory bodies.
  • Cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship.
  • Correct wrong attitudes and mind-sets and develop high entrepreneurial potential in student.
  • Select possible business ideas.
  • Build the capacity to develop business plan to start a business.

Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

An important aspect of the education and training of engineering students in the universities is organized exposure to some elements of industrial art under the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and the Technical Support Unit (TSU).

Students are expected to have a total of at least 44 weeks of industrial attachment distributed as follows:
200 Level: 8 weeks (2 Units) (SIE 299: SIWES I)
300 Level: 12 weeks (3 Units) (SIE 399: SIWES II)
400 Level : 24 weeks (6 Units) (SIE 499: SIWES III)

It should be noted that Industrial Training as a course involves the following:

  • Working successfully in the industry for the specified period.
  • Submitting of a Work Report to the Industrial Training Coordinating Centre at the end of the training period.
  • Presentation of seminar on the industrial training, experience.