Introduction

The Department of Electrical Engineering was one of the Departments that were in the School of Engineering of the former College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt established in 1970. 

The department initially handled courses leading to the University Diploma and Higher National Diploma qualifications. On 6th August, 1980 the Rivers State Government promulgated a law to establish the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and transferred the assets and liabilities of the College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt to the University.

The School of Engineering of the College thus became the Faculty of Engineering of the University. The department runs programs leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in Electrical Engineering with the option on Power Engineering and Electronic Engineering.

In 1984, the Council of regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (now Council for the regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, as amended by degree No 27 of 1992) gave full accreditation to the programme of the Department. 

In 1992 Computer Engineering was approved as a department to be domiciled in Electrical Engineering. In 1998 session its first batch of thirteen (13) students graduated.

Philosophy

The Bachelor of Technology Programmes in Electrical and Computer Engineering are aimed at producing Engineers who will satisfy the senior manpower requirements of modern fast developing industry of Nigeria. Courses are therefore offered to impart sound knowledge to students to adequately prepare them for the tasks ahead. 

It is believed that in a developing economy, such as we have in Nigeria, a broad based training for engineers is preferable to a highly specialized one using training in narrow field during the undergraduate training of the engineers. The programme offered is therefore guided by this concept, and, accordingly, the first three of the total training period of five years are devoted to advanced studies in Basic Sciences. The first two years offer common courses to students of all Departments of the Faculty of Engineering. In addition to the Basic Sciences and Fundamental Engineering Courses, the necessary tools of Mathematics, Numerical Methods and computing are imparted. An equivalent of one year supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWE) spread over two long vacations and one semester is provided during the study period to develop professionalism and adaptability towards industrial life.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Technology Programmes in Electrical and Computer Engineering are aimed at producing Engineers who will satisfy the senior manpower requirements of modern fast developing industry of Nigeria. Courses are therefore offered to impart sound knowledge to students to adequately prepare them for the tasks ahead. 

It is believed that in a developing economy, such as we have in Nigeria, a broad based training for engineers is preferable to a highly specialized one using training in narrow field during the undergraduate training of the engineers. The programme offered is therefore guided by this concept, and, accordingly, the first three of the total training period of five years are devoted to advanced studies in Basic Sciences. The first two years offer common courses to students of all Departments of the Faculty of Engineering. In addition to the Basic Sciences and Fundamental Engineering Courses, the necessary tools of Mathematics, Numerical Methods and computing are imparted. An equivalent of one year supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWE) spread over two long vacations and one semester is provided during the study period to develop professionalism and adaptability towards industrial life.

Admission Requirements 

 

Academic Staffs of Electrical Department

Bala Tekena K.

Rank:Graduate Assistant

Department:Electrical

Luckyn Boma J.

Rank:Staff

Department:Electrical

Braide, Sepiribo L.

Rank:Staff

Department:Electrical

Obuah Emmanuel C.

Rank: Lecturer III

Department:Electrical

Sigalo, Marvin B.

Rank:Assistant Lecturer

Department:Electrical

Orie Kenneth Eze

Rank:Graduate Assistant

Department:Electrical

Osikibo, T. L.

Rank:Assistant Lecturer

Department: Electrical

Elechi Promise

Rank:Lecturer II

Department: Electrical

Wokoma, Biobele A

Rank:Staff

Department: Electrical