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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

                   Brief History of the Department

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was formally established in September 1978 as the Department of Electrical Engineering until the change of name in 2012 to the current name. The Department is built around a number of highly qualified and experienced staff. It seeks to attract students who have proven their academic capacity in mathematics, physics and chemistry, and also exhibit logical thinking, creativity, curiosity, imagination, persistence and patience.  The students must, in addition, possess a satisfactory command of verbal and written English Language.

The Department defines as its goal the production of Engineers who can function well in a broad range of professional activities such as teaching, research and development, design, manufacturing, testing and commissioning, maintenance, operation, marketing, sales and management.  In order to achieve this, a comprehensive list of foundation courses must be taken and successfully completed before graduation.  These courses, apart from mathematics and computer methods, include other engineering disciplines, sociology, ethics, etc.

As part of University regulations, which require a periodic review of the curriculum of every department, the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department has undergone several reviews since inception.

                  Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme

The philosophy of the Department is focused on producing graduates who are producers, rather than mere consumers and technicians of knowledge economy by being, upon graduation, ready-made functional engineers in industries, research assistants, scholars in the academia and successful entrepreneurs in all aspects of electrical, electronics and computer engineering, including information and communication technology. In view of this philosophy, emphasis is placed on the following objectives:

  1. Putting in place a curriculum that covers broad and dynamic engineering principles, working knowledge of entrepreneurial marketing and management principles;
  2. Facilitating acquisition of practical work experience in the Faculty/Department’s  workshops, by making adequate provision for extensive and appropriate laboratory experiment;
  3. Providing adequate training in modern design, implementation and maintenance techniques of engineering systems;
  4. Adequately preparing the students fully to either pursue advanced studies in Electrical Power & Machines, Electronics& Telecommunications, Computer and Control Engineering, or other related engineering and management disciplines or for employment in the public and private sectors of the economy, as well as to be self-employed and employers of labour.

                   Laboratories and Workshops

The following laboratory and workshop facilities are available in the department:

  1. Applied Electricity Laboratory
  2. Electronics Laboratory
  3. Communication Engineering Laboratory
  4. Computer Hardware Laboratory
  5. Control Engineering Laboratory
  6. Power & Machines Laboratory
  7. Skill-G Laboratory
  8. Electrical/Electronics Workshop

Also in the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) building are three laboratories for the department’s use which are:

  1. Data Communication Laboratory
  2. Computer Software and Hardware
  3. Energy Research & Wind Tunnel Laboratory
  4. Instrumentation & Control Laboratory

There is also a Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET Fund) building and the department has a power and machines laboratory that is:

  1. Electrical Power Laboratory

In addition, the Department makes use of the University Central Workshop (housed in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology for project fabrications well as the University Central Research Laboratory.

                  Staff List

A. Academic Staff

S/N

NAME OF STAFF

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

RANK

SPECIALISATION

1.

Engr.  Dr. (Mrs) N. T. Surajudeen-Bakinde

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (Liverpool,UK),MIEEE, MNSE, R.Engr.

Senior Lecturer&

Ag. Head of Department

Electronics & Telecommunications

2.

Engr. Prof.

T. S. Ibiyemi

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Bradford), C.Eng, MNSE,R.Engr.

Professor

Computer and Control

3.

Engr. Prof.

Y. A. Adediran

M.Sc. (Budapest), M.Sc. (Ibadan) Ph.D. (Minna), FNSE, R.Engr, MIEEE

Professor

Electronics & Telecommunications

4.

Engr. Dr. M. F. Akorede

B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng. (Kano), PhD (UPM Malaysia), MNSE, MIEEE, R.Engr.

Associate Professor

 

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

5.

Engr. Dr. I.O.A. Omeiza

B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(Ilorin), MNSE, R.Engr, MIEEE

Senior Research Fellow

Electronics & Telecommunications

6.

Dr. A. J. Falade

B.Sc. (Ado-Ekiti), M.Sc. (Ibadan), M.Eng. (Benin), Ph.D (Ibadan), MNSE

Senior Lecturer

Electronics &Telecommunications

6.

Engr. Dr. J. F. Opadiji

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), D.Eng (Kobe, Japan), MNSE, R.Engr

Senior Lecturer

Computer and Control

7.

Engr. Dr. A. T. Ajiboye

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ibadan), Ph.D.(Ilorin), MNSE, R.Engr

Senior Lecturer

Computer and Control

8.

Engr. Dr. A. Y. AbdulRahaman

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (UTM, Malaysia); MIEEE; IELTS, R.Engr.

Senior Lecturer

Electronics & Telecommunications

9.

Engr. Dr. S. A. Y. Amuda

B.Eng (Yola), M. Eng., Ph.D. (Ilorin), MIEEE, MNSE, R.Engr.

Lecturer I

Computer and Control

.10

Engr. Dr. A. S. Afolabi

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (Kobe), R.Engr.

Lecturer I

Electronics & Telecommunications

11.

Dr. A.I. Abdullateef

B.Eng. (OSUA), M.Eng. (Benin), Ph.D. (IIUM, Malaysia)

Lecturer I

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

12.

Engr. Dr. J. Akanni

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), PhD (Ilorin), R.Engr.

Lecturer I

Electronics &Telecommunications

13.

Engr. Dr. A. Abdulkarim

B. Eng. (BUK), M.Eng. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (Wales) R.Engr.

Lecturer I

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

14.

Engr. Dr. O. Ibrahim

B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng. (Glasgow Caledonia), Ph.D. (IIUM, Malaysia), R.Engr.

Lecturer I

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

15.

Engr. Dr. O. Ogunbiyi

B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. (Iorin), R.Engr.

Lecturer I

Computer and Control

16.

Engr. A. O. Otuoze

B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng. (Benin), Ph.D. (in view); R.Engr, MIEEE

Lecturer I

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

17.

Engr. C. A. Adamariko

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (in view), R. Engr.

Lecturer II

Electronics & Telecommunications

18.

Engr. J.B. Ogunsakin (Miss)

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (in view); R.Engr.

Lecturer II

Computer and Control

19.

Engr. O. O Mohammed

 

B.Eng.(BUK),M.Sc. (Coventry, UK), MIEEE, MNSE, R. Engr, Ph.D.(in view)

Lecturer II

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

20.

Engr. A. M. Usman,

 

B.Eng (Ilorin), M.Eng (Ilorin), Ph.D. (in view), R.Engr, MNSE, MIEEE.

Lecturer II

Electronics & Telecommunications

21.

Engr. (Miss) T. O. Fajemilehin

 

B.Sc. (OAU), M.Eng. (Ilorin), MIEEE, MNSE, Ph.D. (in view), R.Engr.

Lecturer II

Electronics & Telecommunications

22.

Engr. O. S. Zakariyya

B. Eng. (Zaria), M.Sc (Cyprus) MNSE, R.Engr

Lecturer II

Electronics & Telecommunications

23.

Engr. S. A. Olayanju

B. Tech (LAUTECH), M. Tech (LAUTECH) MNSE, R. Engr.

Lecturer II

Electronics & Telecommunications

24.

O. Oniyide

B.Eng., M.Eng. (Ilorin), MIEEE

Assistant Lecturer

Computer and Control

25.

R. A. Alao

B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng. (in view)

Graduate Assistant

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

26.

K. O. Osunsanya

B.Eng. (OSU), M.Eng. (in view)

Graduate Assistant

Electronics & Telecommunications

27.

S. Dominic

B.Eng. (UNIMAID), M.Eng. (in view)

Graduate Assistant

Electrical Power Systems & Machines

 

B. Associate Lecturers to the Department

S/N

NAMES

RANK

DEPT

COURSES

1

Prof. S. M. Adedayo

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

MEE 217

2

Dr. H.A. Ajimotokan

Senior Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering

MEE 235

3

Dr. (Mrs) T. E. Odetoye

Senior Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

CHE 242

4

Dr. R. O. Yusuf

Senior Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

CHE 241

5

Dr. O. G. Okeola

Senior Lecturer

Water Resources & Environmental Engineering

CVE 253

6

Dr. O. O. Olofintoye

Senior Lecturer

Water Resources & Environmental Engineering

CVE 254

7

Prof. J.O. Olaoye

Professor

Agric. & Biosystems Engineering

ABE 501

8

Dr. K.O. Yusuf

Senior Lecturer

Agric. & Biosystems Engineering

ABE 263

9

Dr. (Mrs.) O. O. A. Eletta

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

CHE 241, CHE 242

10

Dr. J. A. Adeniran

Senior Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

CHE 264

11

Dr. I. A. Ahmed

Senior Lecturer

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

MEE 272

12

Dr. S. Abdulkareem

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

MEE 218

13

Dr. M.O. Sunmonu

Senior Lecturer

Agric. & Biosystems Engineering

ABE 206

14

Dr. I. T. Yusuf

Senior Lecturer

Civil Engineering

CVE 486

15

Prof. K. A. Adeniran

Professor

Agric. & Biosystems Engineering

ABE 463

17

Prof. O. A. Lasode

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

MEE 361, MEE 362

 

C. Technical Staff

 

1.

Engr. B. C. Ekwemuka

HND, PGD, M.ENG, MNSE, R.Engr.

Chief Technologist

2.

M. O. Arowolo

HND, PGD, MNATE, R.Engr.

Chief Technologist

3.

I. A.   Oloyede

OND, HND, PGD, MNATE, R.Engr.

Chief Technologist

4.

Engr. B. O.   Ariyo

HND, PGD, M. Eng.,MNSE, R.Engr.

Principal Technologist

5.

A. K. Oyeyiola

B. Eng, M. Eng.

Senior Technologist

6.

Engr. K. D. Mohammed

HND,PGD, M. Sc.(Inf. Tech.), R.Engr.

Senior Technologist

7.

A. Olatunji

ON, HND, PGD (Education)

Technologist I

8.

A. Alausa

B.Eng.

Technologist II

9.

I. S. Agboola

Philips Trade Cert.,City& Guilds, London. MNISET

Principal Technical Officer I

10.

M. O. Olaoye (Mrs.)

OND, HND, PGD,  MNCS

Principal Technical Officer II

11

M. T. Raheem

O. Level, Trade test Grd III,

Intermediate Cert Electrical Installation.

Workshop Superintendent

12.

T. A. Afolayan

 

 WAEC Tech. Cert. Course”B”. Intermediate Cert Electrical Installation.

Trade Test Certs Grades  III,II & I.

Senior Workshop Supervisor

13.

O. I. Oloruntele

NABTEB

Head Lab Attendant

13.

A. Yakubu

NABTEB

Laboratory Assistant

 

D. Administrative Staff

1.

T.T. Oladipo (Mrs)

OND & HND in Business Administration

Senior Secretarial Assistant I

2.

E.D. Ekemode

OND in Computer Science

 Executive Officer

3.

Hassan, Wahab

Primary School Certificate

Caretaker

4.

Rashidat Mudashiru (Mrs.)

Primary School Certificate

Head Office Assistant

 

 Head of the Department

Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) N. T. Surajudeen-Bakinde (2017 to-date)

 Past Heads of the Department

Professor I. E. Owolabi          -           1978 – 1980 & 1986 - 1989

Professor A. K. Yesufu          -           1980 - 1981

Professor B. J. Olufeagba`      -           1981 – 1984 & 1993 - 2000

Dr. A. Esan                             -           1985 – 1989

Dr. N. Smart-Yeboah              -           1989 - 1991

Dr. T. S. Ibiyemi                     -           1991 - 1992, 2000 – 2002 & 2005 - 2007

Mr. V. S. Adeloye                  -           1992 – 1993 (Coordinator)

Professor B. J. Olufeagba       -           1993 - 2000

Dr. S. A. Aliu                          -           2002 – 2005 & 2007 - 2010

Engr. S. A. Saleeman              -           Jan. 2010 – March 2010 (Coordinator)

Engr. Dr. Y. A. Adediran       -           2010 - 2011

Engr. Professor Y. A. Adediran         2011 - 2013

Engr. Dr. I. O. A. Omeiza      -           2013-  2015

Engr. Dr. M. F. Akorede        -           2015 - 2017

 

 Administrative Responsibilities in the Department

  1. Head of Department
  2. Postgraduate Programme Coordinator
  3. Examination Officer
  4. Final Year Project Coordinator
  5. SIWES Representative
  6. SWEP Representative
  7. COBES Representative
  8. All Level Advisers (100L – 500L)
  9. Departmental Librarian

 Admission Requirements

(i)         Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Candidates:

UTME candidates are required to obtain O’ Level credits in five subjects which should include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language

(ii)        Direct Entry (DE) Candidates into 200 Level:

In addition to (i) above, DE candidates are required to have A’ Level or equivalent pass in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering or a relevant Engineering discipline, at distinction or Upper Credit level, from a recognized polytechnic or College of Technology plus at least one year post ND experience

(ii)        Direct Entry (DE) Candidates into 300 Level:

In addition to (i) above, DE candidates in this category are required to possess a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical Engineering or a relevant Engineering discipline, at distinction or Upper Credit level, from a recognized polytechnic or College of Technology

Duration of the Programme

The Department operates an academic programme which leads to a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree at a duration of five academic sessions for students who gain admission through UME/UTME and four academic sessions for students who come in as Direct Entry with A-level/IJMB or approved equivalent.

The five-year programme is broken into nine semesters of residence and one industrial attachment.  Each semester is usually fifteen teaching weeks long and instruction is by courses quantified into course credits.  Lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and projects are organised during each semester and every student in the programme is expected to participate fully since the grading system reflects each aspect

 Areas of Study

The Department runs three options as follows:

  • Computer and Control Engineering
  • Electrical Power and Machines
  • Electronics and Telecommunications

Courses in these options are available at the final year i.e.500 level

 Industrial Training

The Industrial Training aspect of the degree programme is divided into four parts.  The first part is the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) which is held at the end of the 200-level, just during the end of-session break in the Faculty’s workshops and laboratories.  During this programme students are exposed to workshop practice and have a “hands-on” experience of practical engineering. This serves as a channel for integrating in-house entrepreneurial development and skill into our programme.

The three other parts expose the students to real-life situations in engineering or related establishments within and outside the country. The second part normally take place during the 300 level long vacation which lasts for three months while the third part of the training takes place during 400 level Rain Semester and the long vacation which lasts for six months. The last part of the training takes place two weeks of 500 level harmattan semester, which is called Community Based Experience Scheme (COBES), whereby students are grouped into different nearby villages to allow them understand the connections between their technical projects and community based issues. The Department has recorded impressive growth in the area of academic, administrative, staffing and infrastructures.

 Registration for Courses

Courses for the session are registered for on-line at the beginning of the session. In addition, a student is required to go to his level adviser after the on-line registration in order to complete the registration process. Failure to register before the deadline, as stipulated by the university, may result in loss of that session or voluntary withdrawal from the programme. A student cannot re-register for a course already passed

 Requirements to Proceed from 100 to 200 Level

In order for a student to proceed from 100 Level to 200 Level in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), the following minimum requirements must be met at the end of 100 Level:

  1. Satisfy the 9-9-8 requirement, meaning that a student must have
  • 9 credits of Mathematics
  • 9 credits of Physics, and
  • 8 credits of Chemistry.
  1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00.

 

 Standard of Tests and Examinations

Examination questions are set by the lecturer(s) assigned to teach the courses. It is mandatory for the examination questions in all courses to be internally reviewed and in addition to be externally moderated in case of 500 level courses.  Lecturers submit their question papers along with model answers under strict confidential cover to the Head of Department (the departmental Chief Examiner) who, together with the concerned lecturer and his sectional head, reviews each question paper to ensure that it conforms to standard. Once satisfactorily reviewed and corrected, the question papers are processed under strict confidentiality, by the Head of Department, with the assistance of the departmental Examination Officer, either for onward transmission to the external examiner, and kept in safe custody by the Examination Officer, pending a few hours before the time of the examination. Final year examination questions are particularly moderated by External Examiners who are seasoned, experienced and long-standing professionals in various fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. At the end of every session, External Examiners are invited to vet question papers, results, project reports and conduct a project defense for final year students in the department.

OUTCOME OF THE PROGRAM

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of University of Ilorin, by training, could comfortably fit into various work areas. Some of these areas are listed below.

(a)        Design Engineering

  • Consumer Electronics: TV, VCRs, CD players, stereo equipment and gaming devices
  • Computer Equipment: motherboards, printers, scanners, processors, monitors
  • Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution systems
  • Communications Devices: transmitters, receivers, transceivers, networks
  • Manufacturing Processes: programming, machine control, plant design
  • Reliability and Maintainability of engineering systems

(b)       Manufacturing Engineering

  • Plant Engineering: servicing and offering support in industrial environment
  • Power Engineering: safe, reliable and sustainable power delivery
  • Information Systems: support to manufacturing processes

(c)        Analysis and Testing Engineering

  • Technical Service Engineering: troubleshooting, maintenance and repair
  • Product Testing for quality, safety, performance of equipment

(d)       Sales

  • Sales Engineering for manufacturers of electrical/electronic/telecommunications equipment

(e)        Information and Communications Technology

(f)        Oil and Energy industries

(g)        Research and Development (R & D)

  • Product Development
  • Research to discover/develop new materials and technologies
  • Training

 Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme

The philosophy of the Department is focused on producing graduates who are producers, rather than mere consumers and technicians of knowledge economy by being, upon graduation, ready-made functional engineers in industries, research assistants, scholars in the academia and successful entrepreneurs in all aspects of electrical, electronics and computer engineering, including information and communication technology. In view of this philosophy, emphasis is placed on the following objectives:

  1. Putting in place a curriculum that covers broad and dynamic engineering principles, working knowledge of entrepreneurial marketing and management principles;
  2. Facilitating acquisition of practical work experience in the Faculty/Department’s  workshops, by making adequate provision for extensive and appropriate laboratory experiment;
  3. Providing adequate training in modern design, implementation and maintenance techniques of engineering systems;
  4. Adequately preparing the students fully to either pursue advanced studies in Electrical Power & Machines, Electronics& Telecommunications, Computer and Control Engineering, or other related engineering and management disciplines or for employment in the public and private sectors of the economy, as well as to be self-employed and employers of labour.

 Laboratories and Workshops

The following laboratory and workshop facilities are available in the department:

  1. Applied Electricity Laboratory
  2. Electronics Laboratory
  3. Communication Engineering Laboratory
  4. Computer Hardware Laboratory
  5. Control Engineering Laboratory
  6. Power & Machines Laboratory
  7. Skill-G Laboratory
  8. Electrical/Electronics Workshop

Also in the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) building are three laboratories for the department’s use which are:

  1. Data Communication Laboratory
  2. Computer Software and Hardware
  3. Energy Research & Wind Tunnel Laboratory
  4. Instrumentation & Control Laboratory

There is also a Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET Fund) building and the department has a power and machines laboratory that is:

  1. Electrical Power Laboratory