The Engineering programmes of the Kwara State University commenced a year after the takeoff of the university in 2009 with the establishment of the College of Engineering and Technology.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering opened its doors for admission that year with two pioneering students drawn from the College of Pure and Applied Science.
The department actually took off officially in January 2013 with the appointment of a Head of Department supported by a couple of Senior Adjunct Lecturers and some Assistant Lecturers. Immediately thereafter, the department quickly defined as its goal the production of well-trained engineers who can function well in a broad range of professional activities such as teaching, research and development, design, manufacturing, consultancy services, maintenance, operation, marketing, sales and management.
Henceforth, the department plans to cut across the established boundaries while working to provide deep support and collaboration with other disciplines.
The department received the Nigerian University Commission formal approval in October 2013, to run two programmes leading to the award of:
i. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ii. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Engineering.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The philosophy of the programme is to produce graduate with high academic standard, adequate practical background to make them upon graduating, of immediate value to industry and the nation in general; and be self-employable. The programme has four intervening Industrial-Training periods to enable the engineering students acquire the necessary skills to be able to solve local problems by the time they graduate.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering programmes are designed to provide students with a unified vision for analyzing and designing energy, signals and information processing systems.
Towards the realization of the national needs and aspirations for technological development, we introduce students to all levels of abstractions on which analysis and synthesis of electrical, electronic, computer and information systems are based and also provide a unique approach to learning in such a way to challenge the intellect and cultivate creativity.
PROSPECT FOR GRADUATE
Graduates can work as an engineer in the under listed fields; responsible for research, design, construction, maintenance, management and consultancy services.
Generation Station; Transmission Station; Distribution Network Design and construction; Machine design and Controls; TV and Radio Broadcasting Station; Mobile telecommunication Service Provider; Internet Service Provider and Network connect Centre; Instrumentation and Control Engineer; Research and Development; Provision of Electrical and Telecommunication Services in Buildings; Design and Construction of Electronic and Utility Gadgets; Medical Instrumentation and Control; Image Processing; Speech Processing; Oil and Gas; Regulatory and Enforcement Agency; Defense; Aviation and many more.