Brief History: Introduction

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology started in 1978 with a total of about 51 students, three academic staff, three administrative staff, a messenger/cleaner and a driver.  Initially there were three Departments (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering).  In 1982 the Department of Agricultural Engineering was established, though students were first admitted into the programme during the 1983/84 session.
In 2008/2009 session, the Department of Chemical Engineering was established with an intake of about twenty students at 100 level. The curriculum of Department of Agricultural Engineering was reviewed and its name was changed to Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering during that session.
During the 2009/2010 session, the University senate approved the establishment of Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. The first set of students in Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering were admitted in 2010/2011 session whereas the first set for Biomedical Engineering were admitted in 2011/2012 session.
Postgraduate programmes were introduced during the 1985/86 session.  Presently the Faculty has a student population of about 1700 undergraduates and 120 postgraduate students.  There are over 80 academic staff in the Faculty.  The staff strength has also grown both in quality and quantity.

Our Objectives
1.    To produce engineering graduates who are trained to use their knowledge of the natural science and mathematics, together with the judgment and practical skills of their profession,
        to develop ways of utilizing the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
2.    To contribute through research and consultancy services to national development in the field of engineering and technology.
3.    To expose students to industrial experiences and familiarize them with the environments in which they will eventually work as professional engineers..
       

Looking Ahead

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology has produced many engineers who are contributing their quota to the growth and development of Nigeria.
We plan to start Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering soon.
We intend to improve on the quality of the training we give to our students in the years ahead through regular and timely review of our curriculum.