The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering came into being in October 1989, shortly after the inception of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi in January 1988 The Department did not start from scratch as it inherited the infrastructures left by the Department of Electronics/Communication Engineering of the Makurdi Campus, University of Jos, which it succeeded.
The shift in emphasis of the philosophy and objective of the new programme led to an unhealthy rate of stuff turnover in the Department. In fact, except for people who have closely associated with this Department, the College in which it is housed and the University at large, many others do not believe that Engineering programmes in general, and electrical/Electronics in particular, has any place in a University of Agriculture. This erroneous belief has had a very negative impact in the general development of the Department.
The Department like all other Department in the College of Engineering runs a 5-year degree programme. In the 5-year degree programme, courses are grouped into levels each of which spans on academic session. Courses in the 100 and 200 Levels are common to all the Departments in the College of Engineering.
Not every member of this University Administration is aware that the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering attracts one of the largest number of students’ entrants and even other levels enrolment.
Engr. Dr. J.M. Mom
Admission to the programme is through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Direct Entry (DE) and Transfer. The admission requirements are sub-divided into three categories as follows;
All candidates for the Electrical and Electronics Engineering programme must attempt questions in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry papers of the UTME.
UTME candidates must satisfy the following entry conditions in addition to that stated in (a) above. Five SSCE/WASC/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or equivalent credit passes (at not more than two sittings) categorized as follows:
Note, for all Engineering Programmes, candidates with credit passes in NABTEB Federal Craft Certificate or WAEC (Technical) in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics may be admitted to 100 Level if they meet the other requirements for admission.
Applicants who have IJMB/ GCE ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry may be admitted at 200 Level. Holders of HND with at least Upper Credit and those who possess first degree in relevant disciplines may be admitted at 300 Level. Holders of HND at Lower credit, ND at Upper Credit and holders of NCE (Technical) with 2 credit passes in relevant discipline may be placed in 200 Level.
Holders of NCE with one credit pass in relevant disciplines may be admitted at 100 Level.
In all the above cases the candidates must possess the UTME requirements.
Any student of the University can seek transfer into another Department or programme after at least one academic year in the University. A candidate for transfer shall have a CGPA of not less than 4.1 (on a 5-point scale) or 3.28 (on a 4-point scale) and satisfy the College/Departmental requirements.
No transfer shall however be allowed into final year of the Programme.
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
Students admitted through UTME are offered a 5-year programme (100 – 500L), Direct Entry students are allowed a 4- year programme (200 – 500L) or in some cases 3-year programme (300 – 500L). The maximum residency period allowed for a student to remain on the programme is 7.5 years for UTME (5-year programme), 6/4.5 years for Direct Entry (4 or 3-year programme). Any student who exceeds the residency period will be asked to withdraw from the programme.
A student must score a minimum of 45% in a course to earn the credit(s) for the course to be counted towards graduation. A minimum total of 206 cumulative credit units (for those entering at the 100 level), 162 credits units (for entry at the 200 level), or 117 credits (for entry at the 300 level) must be earned to enable a student graduate. A course credit is earned only when a student is duly registered and all tests and examinations taken.
10.0 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR DEGREE
To qualify for the award of a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, a student shall satisfy the following conditions.
(a) Must have been duly admitted for the degree programme.
(b) Must have paid all requisite fees and charges.
(c) Must have passed all required courses prescribed for the degree programme and earned a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 1.00
All examination(s) shall be graded or classified as follows:
All courses shall be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and shall thereafter be represented by letter grades. These grades shall be related to the corresponding grade points based on the predetermined 4-point grade system.