The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma was established by Statute of then the Bendel State House of Assembly as contained in the extra-ordinary Gazette No. 40, Vol. 18 of 20th July 1981. The University formally opened its gates to the first set of students on the 15th January 1982. At its inception, the University operated a collegiate system and the College of Engineering and Technology (now Faculty) was one of the eight foundation Colleges. At the end of the 1983/84 academic session the entire University was subjected to major structural changes, which led to the closure of some Colleges and the introduction of the Faculty system of Education. Thus, the College of Enineering and Technology became the Faculty of Engineering and Technology from 1 October 1984. The Faculty offers undergraduate curricula leading to Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering. Separate departments within the Faculty administer these curricula and each department emphasizes a core programme of fundamental Applied Science and Engineering subjects.
Students are normally admitted to a five-year degree programme (Post Secondary Education). The first two years are essentially common to all the departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The foundation year is spent almost entirely in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, during which students take courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The second year is spent by the student in taking courses such as Thermodynamics, Mathematics, Engineering Drawing and Workshop Processes. The last three years of the programme are spent specialising in the Students’ chosen fields including a substantial industrial training period.
The academic matters of the Faculty are under the direction of the Faculty Board which reports through the Dean to the University Senate.
The Faculty as at now has five academic departments:
Civil Engineering: The Civil Engineering curriculum is a 5 year programme designed to provide the civil engineering graduates a firm foundation not only in the basic sciences and mathematics but also in the traditional and non-traditional sectors of civil engineering.
Electrical Electronic & Computer Engineering: The department of Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering is dedicated to providing Engineers who are adequately equipped in the theory and practice engineering profession. The department has, as its main objective the training of manpower essential for meeting the needs and demands of scientific and technological developments envisaged in Nigeria, particularly in the Electrical, Electronics and Computer Industries.
Materials & Production Engineering: The Department offers undergraduate degree programmes in Materials and Production Engineering. The main objective of the department is to provide opportunity for students to acquire the skills and competencies necessary to initiate, develop and solve engineering problems.
Mechanical Engineering: The objective of the department of Mechanical Engineering is to produce graduates who will be well qualified to:
- Operate and develop the public services,
- Initiate and carry out engineering design,
- Engage in industrial management and
- Pursue developmental research
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers a degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Engineering, denoted by B. Eng.
The philosophy of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Ambrose Alli University is the training and production of technically qualified and socially conscious engineers that would be able to apply technological advances in product development, marketing, maintenance and management.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The aim of the faculty is to respond to the worldwide demand for engineers that have a sound knowledge of engineering and management principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to the complex situations prevailing within the construction and manufacturing industries. With a view to accomplishing the philosophy of the Faculty, emphasis will be placed on the following objectives.
- To organize and conduct specialised training that provides a better integration of theory and practice in engineering and technology to relevant industrial and commercial situations.
- To design and run programmes of courses in conjunction with appropriate departments in Ambrose Alli University and other universities in Nigeria, leading to the award of Bachelors Honours Degree (i.e B.Eng.) in various engineering disciplines.
- To conduct relevant research and analysis in engineering and technology for the total advancement of the society.
- The degree programmes in Engineering and Technology normally last five years, post school certificate or equivalent.
- For admission to all degree programmes, candidates must satisfy the admission requirements of the University in general, and of the various departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in particular.
- Entry through the University Matriculation Examination (UME), the Minimum entry requirements for year I or 100 level shall be 5(five) credit passes in the School Certificate Examinations, GC.E. O’ Level, or equivalent obtained in English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other subject from the approved list, plus acceptable level of performance in the University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E.).
- Direct Entry (D.E.) candidates may be admitted into 200 - Level (year 2) if they have, 1. Satisfied the admission requirements as specified in( c) above and ii. Obtained passes at the G.C.E. A’ Level or equivalent in Physics, and mathematics. Candidates with outstanding N.C.E Technical or O.N.D. results may be considered.
- Courses and work experience shall be provided leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering to be denoted by B. Eng. (Civil Engineering), B.Eng. (Electrical Engineering), B. Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), B. Eng. (Electronics and Computer Engineering) and B. Eng. (Materials & Production Engineering). The degree may be awarded at honours or pass level.
- Instruction shall be by courses and work experience. Students will be required to take an approved combination of courses and undergo appropriate work experience as Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, may from time to time be determined.
- Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course unit. One course unit shall be defined as one week Lecturefl’utorial, contact hour per week, or one three hour laboratory or practical class per week throughout a semester or an equivalent amount of assigned study or practical experience or and combination of the above.
- Work experience shall be evaluated in terms of industrial units. One industrial unit is defined as one week of successfully completed industrial experience.