Every one that is not informed is intellectually deformed. Acquisition of knowledge is the primary method of being informed. Availability of information makes for discipline and orderliness in every endeavour much more in a skill based profession. Electrical/Electronic Engineering being among such professions requires instilling in students the relevant discipline that will make for obedience and good understanding of the goals and objectives of the profession and in return, make them fit properly into the learning and skill acquisition processes therein.
The University community is a vibrant one with multiple inputs from different services. Some of these inputs come from various backgrounds and have the tendency to make one who had not developed the spirit of self control to lose focus and derail from the set objectives. The consequence of this derailment may be devastating -rustication, withdrawal from the programme etc.
We recognize that a good number of these entrants are relatively young and are being exposed for the first time in life to work out their destinies. The Electrical/Electronic Engineering students’ handbook is made to complement the University and Faculty of Engineering students’ handbooks. These handbooks are intended to direct every student on the respective regulations which he/she must obey to achieve all round success in any programme of the University. It is therefore, a must to have manual for every student of the department and a vital reference book on students’ ethics in the Department, Faculty and University in general.
To achieve the national goals and objectives of industrialization, and self reliance, the programme is geared towards the development of a thorough practice in training, which includes early broad based training in general engineering, practical application to engineering processes, adequate training in human and organisational behaviour. The general philosophy of the programme is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self employment as well as being of immediate value to the industry and the community in general.
The overall aim of the programme is in consonance with the realization of the national needs and aspirations vis-a-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The programme gives the minimum academic standards required to meet these needs and to produce graduates with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy like ours. Some of the objectives of the programme include producing graduates who will be able:
- To design engineering projects and supervise their construction
- To design and develop new products and production techniques in industries
- To install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment.
- To adopt and adapt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.
- To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgement and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
- To be able to manage people, funds, materials and equipment.
- To improve on indigenous technologies so as to enhance local problem-solving capability.
In addition to an acceptable pass in both UTME and post UTME screening exercises, candidates must have obtained at not more than two sittings, credit passes in Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent as approved by the senate of Imo State University in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject from Agricultural Science, Further Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Technical Drawing and Geography.
i. Candidates with Upper Credit level passes in National Diploma (ND) or its equivalent qualification in Electrical /Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering may be admitted into the 200 level of the department.
ii. In exceptional cases, candidates with HND credit passes or its equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering may be admitted into the 300 level.
iii. Candidates in (i) and (ii) above must satisfy the O’ level requirements of the department.
i. Students studying Electrical/Electronic Engineering in Senate recognized universities may transfer into 200 level provided they have the relevant O’ level qualification and their programmes are adjudged to meet the standards at Imo State University.
ii. No candidate shall be admitted from another university unless the department is certified that the grades obtained by such candidate for courses in which they have had instructions, are acceptable.