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Civil Engineering

The department offers a degree programme leading to the award of B.Eng. (Civil Engineering).

PHILOSOPHY

The general philosophy of Civil Engineering programme is that of education for capacity in order to satisfy individual and societal needs. The engineering graduate must not only gain knowledge of particular area of study, but should also develop ways of thinking and which are appropriate for use outside the educational system. Individual satisfaction stems from doing a job well through the exercise of personal capacity. The programme not only stresses the importance of analysis, criticism and acquisition of knowledge, but it also seek to imbibe in the graduate that culture which is concerned with the formulation and solution of problems, doing, making and organizing a culture which emphasizes craftsmanship, the design, construction and supervision of works and services and the day to day management of affairs

OBJECTIVES

The programme is designed to fulfill the following objectives. To produce civil engineering graduates who are capable of exercising original thought and judgment in the application and development of engineering science and knowledge. To produce potent civil engineers who can be immediately employed in the existing and emerging positions in any civil engineering endeavor within and outside the Nigerian shores, or who can take up advanced studies and research in any chosen field of civil engineering any where in the world. To achieve these, the curriculum is designed to provide the civil engineering graduates a five years foundation not only in the basic sciences and mathematics but also in the traditional and non-traditional sectors of civil engineering. An equivalent of one-year industrial attachment at 200, 300 and 400 levels of the programme, exposes the student to both practical application of the engineering fundamentals and acquisition of necessary professional skills. Provisions are made for offering the students a number of optional courses to enable them have a certain degree of specialization in the area of structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources, environmental and Geodetic Engineering.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The degree programme in civil engineering normally last five years, post school certificate or equivalent. For admission into the programme, candidates must satisfy the admission requirement of the University in general and that of the Department of Civil engineering in particular.

Entry through the University Matriculation Examination (UME) the minimum entry requirements for year 1 or 100 level shall be 5 (five) credit pass in the school certificate examinations, GCE O’level or equivalent, obtained in not more than two sittings including: English, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any other subject from the approved list, plus acceptable level of performance in the University Matriculation examination (UME).

Direct entry-candidates may be admitted into 200 level (2nd year) if they have satisfied the admission requirement as specified in (c) above, and obtained passes at the GCE “A” Level or equivalent in physics and mathematics, (Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) Candidates with outstanding NCE technical or OND results may be considered. Candidates with outstanding HND results may also be considered for admission into 300 level.

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Community Medicine & Primary Health Care


OBJECTIVES

The broad objective of the programme in the Department of Community Medicine is to prepare students in the field of Community Medicine through the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the identification and solution of health problems in the community leading to improved health in the communities.

Specifically, students at the end of the programme are expected to be able to:

  1. Render service, including teaching and the conduct of research, focused on achieving the highest levels of health (physical, mental and social well-being) for all citizens on a community basis;
  2. Diagnose the root-cause of prevalent diseases and health problems; and
  3. Deal, both curatively and preventively, with such diseases through a judicious ultilization of governmental, private and especially community resources.

Computer Science

The department of computer science offers a degree programme leading to award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Computer Science.

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

  1. To produce Computer Science graduates relevant to our National Manpower needs in the fields of System Sciences, Data Processing, System Analysis and Design, Database Administration, Management Process, Production Process, Information Technology, etc.
  2. To produce graduates in Computer Science that can work in supervisory/advisory capabilities in industries and other sectors of the ecomony.
  3. To promote and encourage research in the various areas of Compuer Science for national development.
  4. To provide and supervise research leading to higher degrees of this University.
  5. To provide service courses in Computer Science for students of other departments whose degree programmes require working knowledge of Computer Science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

UME
Candidates must have WASC/GCE ‘O’ level or SSCE with credit passes in at least five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects from Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Statistics, Economics and Government in not more that two sitting.

Direct Entry
Candidates must satisfy UME requirement and any of the following.

  • At least two GCE ‘A’ level passes which must include Mathematics and Physics.
  • At least a merit grade in Diploma in any of the following: Data Processing, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Engineering and Computer Science from any recognized tertiary institution.
  • At least merit grade in National Certificate of Education in mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics and Physics.
  • A good first degree in related area from a recognized University.

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Crop Science

This department offers a degree programme leading to the award of a Bachelor of Agriculture in Crop Science.

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Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the following degree programmes;

  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Computer Science Education
  • Integrated Science Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics Education
  • Social Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

 B. Sc (Ed) Computer Science – Five Years Programme
Candidates for admission shall possess at least five credits in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent, in at most two sittings. This should include credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and on of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, or Economics.

B.Sc (Ed) Integrated Science – Five Years Programme
Candidates for admission shall possess at least five credits in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent, not more than two sittings. This should include credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography or Economics.

B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics – 5 Years Programme
Candidates for admission shall possess at least five (5) credits in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent, in at most two sittings. This should include credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other science subject.

B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics – 4 Years Programme
Candidates for admission shall possess at least five (5) credits in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent, in at most two sittings. This should include credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other science subject.

B. Sc (Ed) Social Studies Five Years Programme
(i)    Admission into the five year B. Sc. Ed. Degree in Social Studies is through UME. The required Joint Matriculation Examination Subjects are:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics and
  • Two Social Science subjects.

(ii)  The student must also have at least five O’Level credit passes in GCE, WASC, SSCE, NECO, TC II, which should include English Language and Mathematics obtained in not more than two sittings.

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Department of Architecture

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVE

Basically, the philosophy can be summarized thus:
Towards enhancing the built tropical environment. The philosophy underlying, the study of architecture in Ekpoma is fashioned towards providing the professional but indigenous competence that the nation requires as well as developing the individual’s ability for social and cognitive analysis which are indispensable for human habitation. The spaces in which we live, more work and play are largely the product of our own devising. This process of devising and shaping our physical and tropical environment is the very essence of the art and science of Architecture in Ekpoma.

The objective of the academic programme is to make the student aware of their responsibilities with regard to the above philosophy, thus giving them a broad based educational background and techniques built responsibilities both to the nation and all man kind.

The course of study places emphasis on architecture (historical influences, building systems technology, environmental control professional studies, architecture design workshop and related studies from other faculties) and equip the students with information regarding them as contributor to the final goal of shaping human environmental need. All these are achieved courses within a six year architectural education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

The Department offers courses leading to:
(a)    Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture.
(b)    Master of Science Degree in Architecture.

The Bachelor of Science Degree programme is a course of three or four year duration depending on entry qualification leading to the award of B.Sc. Architecture degree. A successful candidate must be able to carry out designs and construction of simple buildings and supervise in the design of more complex building settlements.

The Master of Science programme is a course of two years duration leading to the award of M.Sc. Architectural degree. The course is so structured that the successful candidate shall be able to design building complexes or settlements of all kinds and also be able to teach or research on aspects or special problems of architecture.
 
B.Sc. ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

  1. Admission is by concessional examination organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). To be eligible for admission, candidate must possess at least five (5) credits in the West African School Certificate or its equivalent which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two (2) from Fine Arts/ Technical Drawings, Geography, Chemistry or Economics, Woodwork, Biology, and Agric. Science obtained at not more than two sittings.     
  2. JME papers must include: English, Mathematics, Physics, and any of the other subjects above.
  3. Direction Entry Candidates are admitted to the 200 level of the programme and they must possess one of the following qualifications: OND Upper Credit in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Urban & Regional Planning, Estate Management, Building in addition to basic departmental entry. Higher School Certificate or G.C.E A/level in three subjects which must include Physics, Mathematics and any other subjects as in (1).   .HND lower Credit candidates in the same relevant above.
  4. HND Upper Credit can be admitted into 300 level.
  5. Candidates wishing to transfer from other Universities may be considered for admission at the 100 or departmental minimum admission requirements.

M. Sc ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Those that hold degrees in the 1st and 2nd class honour category of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
  2. Those that hold an equivalent degree from any other University provided that in any case where there is doubt about equivalence, the Head of Department (Architecture) shall seek the guidance of the Faculty Board.
  3. Those who hold a 3rd class or pass degree shall be considered for admission after: (a) Up-dating their portfolio within a minimum of one year, (b) Successful going through an interview conducted by the Department.
  4. Those who hold any qualification in Architecture which together with the relevant experience is deemed by the Faculty Board and Senate to be the  equivalence of (i) (ii) (iii) above.

Candidates for the degree offered by the department will be required to fulfill the general Degree requirements of the University and to pursue the courses prescribed and satisfy the Examiners in the subjects showed in the curriculum. A Master’s thesis or a terminal essay must constitute a topic relevant to Architecture and within the available resources (staff, facilities etc) of the Department. A topic for the thesis or project must receive the approval of the Head of Department before a candidate starts work.

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Department of Building

PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY

The ideal of the program is to produce graduates who are equipped to design and build houses to the ultimate satisfaction of the clientele. The building program has as its fundamental objectives, the development and advancement of the science and practice of building technology. This can be achieved, through an intensive multi-disciplinary approach, which combines building production management with building surveying, building maintenance, construction management and materials science. It is expected that building graduates should be able to design, develop and apply available techniques and materials in the building process. Thereafter they can be registered by the Council for the Registration of Builders in Nigeria (CORBON)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The cardinal aim of the department is to guide students towards a concise understanding of the building and construction industry. The objectives are geared towards providing the students with the opportunity to acquire and learn basic skills and techniques required by the profession.

It ensures that students are trained to identify and analyze the various trends in the construction industries to enable students combine relevant skills in the practice as professional builders, construction managers, estate developers, etc. Obviously, a versatile builder should be able to find his or her nuclei in laying foundations, analysis of site plans/layout materials requirement and labor needs, so that each phase of the development program would follow established completion and actualization patterns.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(a)   DIRECT ENTRY

  • Two A/L passes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics plus O/L Credits in five relevant subjects.
  • OND/HND in relevant disciplines plus O/L credits in five relevant subjects.

(b)   U.M.E.
Five ordinary level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, English and other two subjects from Geography, Economics, Arts, Technical Drawing, Biology, Agricultural Science. U.M.E. Subjects.

  1.   Mathematics
  2.   Physics
  3.   Chemistry/Biology
  4.   Use of English

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Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME

The department of Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering is dedicated to providing Engineers who are adequately equipped in the theory and practice of 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. Students are normally admitted to a 5-years degree programme. The first two years are essentially common with other department in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Beginning from 2003/2004 session, this department will offer two degree options namely: Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electrical power systems and Electronics and Computer Engineering with emphasis on Electronics, Computer systems and communications.

There are plans to demerge these two major options into two separate departments in the near future. Industrial experience, which is an essential requirement before graduation, is obtained during the second, third and fourth years of the degree programme. Employment prospect for the graduate in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering are very good indeed. The department has an excellent record and reputation as far as graduate employment is concerned, and former students are working in both private and government owned industries. With so many possible fields of employment available it becomes evident that a degree in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering really does provide the opportunity for a lifetime.

PHILOSOPHY

The programme of the department is designed to produce high power practical oriented engineers in the field of Electronics and Computer Engineering. It is also based on the fact that the growth of a nation is determined to a great extent by the size, quality, motivation and orientation of its science and engineering workforce. The programme, therefore, seeks to contribute to national economic development by training Electronic and Computer Engineering graduates with:

  1. A good grounding in the basic and engineering sciences
  2. A good grasp of the essential application and utility courses.
  3. A thorough understanding of the experimental and practical basics for the relevant theoretical engineering principles
  4. Substantial practical skills for the tackling of real-life engineering problems
  5. Rudimentary knowledge of economics and management principles upon which enterprising professional careers can be built

To attain this goal, the department will embark on accelerated and efficient harnessing of both local and foreign resources (human, materials, information) in order to enhance capacity for local development in the electronics and computer industry.

EDUCATIONAL GOAL (OBJECTIVE)

The educational goal of the B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering is to give the student the sound knowledge and skills in the areas of Electronics, Communication and Computer Engineering. The expected result is that graduates of the programme can embark on careers in the electronics, computer and communication industries. Graduates of the programme can expect to find jobs in the following areas; hardware and software design and development, consultancy, installation and maintenance, product support, and marketing. They should also, within a few years of graduation, be able to opt for self-employment.

Head of Department: 

OKUNDAMIYA, Dr. Michael Stephen, B.Eng. (Ekpoma), M.Eng. (Benin), Ph.D. (Benin)
Email: hodele@aauekpoma.edu.ng

Professors and Associate Professors in the Department:

  • OBIAZI, Prof Adagbonyin Moses, B.Eng. (Benin), M.Sc. (Lagos), Ph.D. (Ekpoma)
  • IGHALO, Prof Godwin Iyere, M.Sc. (Timisoara), Ph.D. (Ekpoma)
  • OKONIGENE, Prof Robert Ehimen, B. Eng. (Bauchi), M. Eng. (Bauchi), Ph.D. (Ekpoma)
  • ANYASI, Prof Ifeanyi Francis, B. Eng. (Ekpoma), M. Eng. (Ekpoma), Ph.D. (Ekpoma)
  • AKPAIDA, Engr. Vincent Ope-Oluwa Afenye, B.Eng. (Benin), M. Eng. (Benin) (Assoc. Prof)
  • OJIEABU, Dr. Eghosa Clement, B. Eng. (Ekpoma), M. Eng. (Ekpoma), Ph.D. (Ekpoma) (Assoc. Prof)
  • OMOROGIUWA, Dr. Owen, B. Eng. (Ekpoma), M. Eng. (Ekpoma), Ph.D. (Benin) (Assoc. Prof)

Other Staff in the Department:

  • Senior Lecturer – 3
  • Lecturer I & II – 4
  • Asst. Lecturer/Graduate Lecturer – 1

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Department of Industrial & Production Engineering

The Department offers undergraduate degree programmes in Industrial and Production Engineering. Philosophy We live in an age in which technology has transformed the world into an inter-connected global village. For us in Nigeria, we are beginning to experience a process of regeneration after a period of political and economic wilderness. For the effective utilization of any type of resources (human and materials) good, strong, intelligent and adaptive engineers are required. This cadre of engineers cannot be produced without considering the dynamic interaction between materials and production. Hence the general philosophy of the Department is to produce ‘hybrid engineers’ with sound knowledge of engineering principles, engineering materials, and the abilities to apply them to practical engineering problems.

HISTORY

The Department was initially known as the Department of Materials and Production Engineering, which also started as a Department of Technology in 2000. But following the approval of the senate of the University, at its 181st Regular Meeting held in September 27, 2000, the Department changed its name from the Department of Technology to the Department of Materials and Production Engineering after the University Senate has considered and approved the suggestion of the NUC Accreditation Team that visited the Faculty of Engineering and Technology on August 5, 2003. Following this approval, the Department changed its initial Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) Degree Programme in Materials Technology and Management to Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) Degree Programme in Materials and Production Engineering. The initial in-take of students for the 2001/2002 academic year was 60.

In March 2011, the NUC team that came for the re-accreditation of the Department of Materials and Production Engineering, gave interim accreditation to the department. This was the second interim accreditation status given to the department in two years, it therefore amounted to failed accreditation. However, in 2013, a team from the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), visited the department and advised that the Department should be split into two i.e 1. The Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, 2. The Department of Materials and Metallurgy Engineering. A proposal for the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering was therefore sent to the curriculum committee of the University which was considered and approved. The curriculum committee presented the proposal to the senate of the University and it was approved. The Department of Industrial and Production Engineering resource verification by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) was carried out in 2016. The first set of students were admitted in 2015/2016 session with the following as head of the department so far:

  1. Engr. Ignatius Ikponmwosa Omorodion PhD. – 2015/2016 session
  2. Engr. Mrs Ivie Okoro – 2016/2017 session
  3. Engr. Lawrence Imeakhai – 2017 till date


OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the Department are:

  1. To provide opportunity for students to acquire the skills and competencies necessary to initiate, develop and solve engineering problems.
  2. To produce engineers who are capable of using their engineering knowledge and sound skills to direct the production process to achieve most efficient coordination of efforts with due consideration of quality, quantity and cost.


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Department of Mechanical Engineering

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

The true wealth of a nation is in manpower. Therefore, any scientific and technical training and education should aim to develop the talents of the student engineer, so that he/she can contribute to the well being of the society, by using the scientific and technical resources, coupled with available material resources, with the greatest efficiency and continuing to develop them. The objective of the department of Mechanical Engineering is to produce graduates who will be well qualified to:

  1. Operate and develop the public services,
  2. Initiate and carry out engineering design,
  3. Engage in industrial management and
  4. Pursue developmental research.   

The degree programme offered in this department is a five years sandwich continuous assesment programme  which include 50 weeks of supervised industrial training period. The first year programme consists of the study of the applied sciences and mathematics with an introduction to engineering principles. In the second year, the study of mathematics is continued but professional engineering subject receive more attention. In the third and forth years the professional subjects are continued with the introduction of mathematical solution to engineering design. In the fifth year of study, a group of subjects may be chosen from a core of professional topics and a wide selection of options! including non-technical and management course relevant to professional  engineering. Also in the fifth year an extended project is taken, which is likely to involve analysis, design construction and testing. The results are submitted in the form of a major reports which is then subject of an oral presentation.


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