On behalf of staff and students of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Abuja, I would like to welcome you all to the Faculty of Engineering
BRIEF HISTORY OF FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
The University of Abuja was established in January, 1988 and academic work started in 1990. It’s establishment was aimed at forging national unity by providing a conducive environment for learning and interaction for youths from all parts of Nigeria.
The Senate of the University at its 92nd Regular Meeting held on 27th October, 2004 approved the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering with effect from 2005/2006 session. The Academic activities commenced with initial intake of nine (9) and eight (8) undergraduate (100 level) students into the Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering respectively. The pioneer Dean, Engr. Prof. F. O. Akinbode FNSE was appointed in 2005. Engr. Dr. T.C. Ogwueleka and Engr. Dr. I. M. Dagwa were appointed as the pioneer Heads of Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering respectively with effect from 1st June 2007 under the pioneer Dean. In the 2006/2007 session, the Faculty took-off with nine academic staff (1No. Professor, 3 Nos. Senior lecturers, 2 Nos. Lecturer I, 1 No. Lecturer II and 2 Nos. Graduate Assistants) and 2 Nos. Technical staff. In 2008 more staff were recruited into the Faculty. Subsequently, Engr. Dr. Duncan F. Aloko and Engr. J. S. Adedibu (late) were appointed as pioneer Heads of Departments of Chemical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering respectively. The Faculty hosts the secretariat of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Giri Branch.
The Faculty was established to provide world class competent and qualified Engineers that will contribute to technological and economic development of Nigeria. The philosophy is aimed at producing employable and/or self-employed Engineers through the provision of state-of-the art training in Engineering.
The vision of the Faculty includes, but not limited to producing competent Engineers that can design and supervise engineering projects, improve indigenous technology and establish linkages with industries.
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS IN THE FACULTY:
The departments in the Faculty are:
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department Nuclear Engineering
Engr. Professor O.B. Oloche,
Dean, Faculty of Engineering