Welcome to Faculty of Engineering

About Faculty of Engineering

The University of Maiduguri right from its inception recognized the need for locally trained engineering manpower for the development of its catchment area in particular, and the country in general. With this in mind, the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Maiduguri was established on 1st October 1983 with three departments, namely Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. However, the enrollment of students into the new Faculty commenced a year later, that is, in 1984/85 session. The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering, (formerly known as Agricultural Technology and Agricultural Engineering), which had been operational in the Faculty of Agriculture since 1977, was transferred to the Faculty of Engineering on 1st October 1989, while the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Computer Engineering came into existence in 1999/2000 and 2003/2004 sessions respectively. The Department of Food Science and Technology was transferred from the Faculty of Agriculture to the Faculty of Engineering with effect from 2006/2007 session making the total number of departments in the Faculty seven.

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Objectives

  • To produce graduates locally by providing training facilities and operating programmes which are professional in rigour, highly practical in training and relevant to the society.
  • To produce graduates who are sufficiently broad-based to understand and tackle common day-to-day engineering problems and at the same time adequately trained to acquire special skills and in-depth knowledge in a specific engineering programme.
  • To produce graduates with high academic standard coupled with adequate practical experience and who are able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy.
  • To produce graduates with sufficient knowledge in general studies, management and humanities.

Philosophy

Skilled engineering manpower is a principal factor for economic development and prosperity of a nation. The general philosophy of the Faculty, therefore, is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background who will be able to meet the immediate requirements for industrial development of the catchment area of the University of Maiduguri in particular and the nation in general. In pursuance of the above, the programmes have been designed with the following features:

  • A number of common courses at the initial stages of all the programmes to provide broad-based engineering training.
  • Special skills and in-depth study in a particular area of the programme through electives, workshop practice, laboratory practicals, tutorials, and individual design-based projects.
  • Adequate knowledge in the areas of general studies, management and humanities.
  • Interaction between students and professionals during industrial training.

Current Dean and Heads of Departments

  • Prof. Idriss Audu - Dean
    B.Sc. (Maiduguri), M.Sc. (Ibadan), Ph.D. (Cranfield)
    MNIAE, MNSE, MASABE, COREN Regd.
    E-mail: idrissaudu@hotmail.com

  • Dr. M. B. Oumar - Sub-Dean
    B.Eng. (Kano), M.Eng. (Yola), Ph.D. (Kano)
    E-mail: mmbenomar@yahoo.com

  • Dr. Abdu Dauda - HOD Agricultural and Environmental
    M.Sc. (Cranfield), Ph.D. (Maiduguri), MNIAE Resources Engineering
    E-mail: dauda_abdu@yahoo.com

  • Dr. Bitrus Highina - Chemical Engineering
    B.Eng., M.Sc. (Zaria), PhD (Maiduguri) COREN Regd.
    E-mail: bkhighina@gmail.com

  • Dr. B. S. Waziri - Civil and Water Resources Engineering
    B. Eng. (Maiduguri), M.Sc. (Jos), Ph.D. (Zaria)
    MNSE, COREN Regd.
    Email: shehuwaziri@yahoo.com

  • Dr. Christopher U. Ngene - Computer Engineering
    M.Sc. (Kiev), Ph.D. (Kiev)
    MNSE, MNCS.
    E-mail: umerahlove@yahoo.co.uk

  • Dr. Bukar U. Musa - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    B.Eng. (Maiduguri), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Stratclyde)
    MNSE, COREN Regd.
    E-mail: Musa_bu@yahoo.com

  • Dr. Elizabeth C. Chibuzo (Mrs) - Food Science and Technology
    B.Sc. (Tuskegee), M.Sc. (Cornell), Ph.D. (Ibadan)
    MADA (USA), MNSN
    E-mail: e_chibuzo@yahoo.com

  • Dr. M. B. Oumar - Mechanical Engineering
    B.Eng. (Kano), M.Eng. (Yola), Ph.D. (Kano)
    E-mail: mmbenomar@yahoo.com

  • Faculty Officer
    Mal Fuguma…..

Staff Strength

The Faculty started with four academic and six non-academic staff. Today, there are 135 academic and about 100 non-academic staff. Nine out of the 135 academic staff are Professors and some are currently on assessment for the professorial cadre positions. The distribution according to departments is as given in the Table below: Out of this number, 31 are on fellowship in various fields of engineering around the world.

Department Staff Strength and status
Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering Professor (3), Reader (4), Senior Lecturer (3), Lecturer I (1), Lecturer II (2), Ass. Lecturer(nil), Graduate Assistant (nil), On Fellowship (3)
Chemical Engineering Professor (nil), Reader (1), Senior Lecturer (4), Lecturer I (4), Lecturer II (2), Ass. Lecturer(1), Graduate Assistant (7), On Fellowship (10)
Civil and Water Resources Engineering Professor (nil), Reader (1), Senior Lecturer (4), Lecturer I (9), Lecturer II (2), Ass. Lecturer(2), Graduate Assistant (3), On fellowship (6)
Computer Engineering Professor (nil), Reader (nil), Senior Lecturer (2), Lecturer I (4), Lecturer II (4), Ass. Lecturer(1), Graduate Assistant (2), On fellowship (7)
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Professor (nil), Reader (1), Senior Lecturer (3), Lecturer I (6), Lecturer II (nil), Ass. Lecturer(5), Graduate Assistant (7), On Fellowship (8)
Food Science and Technology Professor (3), Reader (2), Senior Lecturer (2), Lecturer I (1), Lecturer II (1), Ass. Lecturer(2), Graduate Assistant (4), On Fellowship (5)
Mechanical Engineering Professor (3), Reader (2), Senior Lecturer (2), Lecturer I (1), Lecturer II (1), Ass. Lecturer(2), Graduate Assistant (4), On Fellowship (5)

Students Population

Department Number of Student
Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering 218
Chemical Engineering 267
Civil and Water Resources Engineering 406
Computer Engineering 339
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 317
Food Science and Technology 157
Mechanical Engineering 306

Postgraduate Progammes

Initially, the Faculty was running four-year post A-level degree programmes. From 1997/98 session, it switched over to five-year post O-level degree programmes. The courses offered by the Faculty lead to the award of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degrees in the following fields: (1) Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering, (2) Chemical Engineering, (3) Civil and Water Resources Engineering, (4) Computer Engineering, (5) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and (6) Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Food Science and Technology awards Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology. Apart from undergraduate degree programmes, the Faculty currently runs 15 postgraduate degree and diploma programmes. These programmes were approved by senate and introduced variously between 2005 and 2008. At present, all the departments in the faculty run the MEng and PhD degree programmes (except Computer Engineering department) while the Postgraduate Diploma programme is run in the departments of Civil & Water Resources and Mechanical Engineering. The postgraduate programmes are:

  • Master of Engineering in Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Water Resources Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Water Resources Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Master of Science in Food Science and Technology
  • Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

The Faculty is planning to mount two more undergraduate Engineering programmes, Mining and Biomedical Engineering, in the not too distant future. The process for mounting these two programmes has already started. At the moment, Faculty Board has considered the proposal and very soon it will be taken to senate for approval.


Research

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Grants and Scholarships (Industrial linkages/partnerships/affiliations, challenges)

In its bid to improve scholarship, the Faculty has obtained a number of scholarship awards and established linkages/partnerships with industries and some agencies some of which are listed below.

  • NASENI/UNIMAID Industrial Partnership
  • NASRDA/UNIMAID Industrial Partnership
  • CHEVRON SCHOLARSHIP
  • AGBAMI SCHOLARSHIP
  • SHELL SHORLARSHIP
  • PTDF SHORLARSHIP
  • TETFUND FELLOWSHIP

Innovation

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