BRIEF HISTORY OF FACULTY OF ENGINERING
The history of the Faculty of engineering of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) is synonymous with the history of the University. ESUT was founded on July 30, 1980 originally as Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH). It is widely seen as the first University of Science and Technology in Nigeria. The University was originally conceived as a multi campus University with campuses to be located at Enugu (Headquarters). Awka, Nnewi and Abakaliki. From the ASUTECH campuses at Awka and abakaliki were founded respectively.
Faculty of Engineering is the foundation Faculty of ASUTECH having been founded at the inception of the University in 1980. First formal lectures started at the faulty on 30th October 1980.
The Faculty started with five departments; Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, chemical Engineering, Mechanical/Production Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (now Computer Engineering Department) was created in 1985, while Agricultural engineering was added in 1987.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF FACULTY
With engineering in the fore front, the founding fathers of ESUT conceived a unique technology based university that must be closely related to society, its industry and above all, serve as a catalyst in the technological advancement of the people. Hence the following objectives were set for the university in general and faculty of engineering in particular.
- To encourage the advancement of all branches of learning and to hold to all persons without distinction of race, creed sex, or political conviction an opportunity of acquiring higher education.
- To develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other distinctions, and to award the degrees, diplomas, certificates and distinctions to persons who attain the standard prescribed by the University and have in all other respects satisfied the conditions and requirements laid down or otherwise approved by the University.
- To encourage and promote scholarship and to conduct research in Scientific, technological, professional and other aspects of life.
- To relate its activities to the technological, cultural, social, and economic needs of the people of Nigeria.
- To undertake any other activities appropriate to a University of the highest standard and such other activities as the University may decide in the furtherance of advancement of learning the sciences, engineering and technology
- To promote research and development directed towards the production of goods and the improvement of technological services.
- To disseminate scientific and technological knowledge among scientists,, researcher, industries, trades services and other bodies which may benefit from such knowledge.
- To promote the growth and development of scientific and association with outside persons or bodies and through centres specially set up by the University in that behalf.
- To ensure that all subjects taught are oriented towards the subjects are also relevant to the needs of the Nigerian economy.
- To orient technological development to the industrial needs of the country, and
- To establish industrial centres in order to promote the acquisition of industrial expertise and the exchange of skills between the University and industry.
Admission into the Faculty is through University matriculation Examination (UME), and Direct Entry. The Basic qualification for admission of students through UME is O’Level credits obtained in not more than two sittings in at least five subjects. The O,Level subjects must includes credits in English, Mathematic, Physics and Chemistry and any other science subjects. For direct entry admission, a candidate must (alongside the O’level requirements) have at least a National diploma Certificate with at least 3.5/5.00 CGPA in a relevant field, or A’level credits in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS
Important information to note for progress through the degree programme;
- Every student is assigned an academic adviser who guides him/her throughout his/her studies in the University.
- A student admitted into the University for the first time to read for a degree (including transfer students) will be required to matriculate and sign the matriculation register.
- Proper and timely registration is very important under the course until system. This is so because the programmes of students are somewhat individualized under the course until system. Students who attempt examinations n course for which they have not registered will obtain no result in the courses.
REGISTRATION OF COURSES
Registration begins with payment of the stipulated fees and other charges to the University through the designated banks. On presentation of the teller, the Faculty Finances Officer issues official University receipts for fees paid. Thereafter, registration forms are collected forms are collected from the departmental offices upon the presentation of the official receipts. Any student who, by chance, sits for semester examinations without paying school fees and other charges will receive no result in the exanimations. Request for the release of the results of such students may be considered only after;
- He/she has paid all fees owed to the University.
- He/she has paid result processing fees approved Faculty.
- It is mandatory for all students to register for courses at the beginning of each semester of a session in accordance with the rules made from time to time by University. Normal Registration for courses ends two weeks after the beginning of each semester.
- Registration forms must be carefully and correctly filled out. Cancellation, erasures, mutilations, corrections with correction should be consulted before filling the registration forms.
- Courses are registered at the beginning of every session. Failed courses are registered first and higher level courses are then added to make up the approved maximum of 24 credit per semester (if the student is advised to carry full load) Late registration may be allowed only on payment of a penalty fee, which varies from time to time according to the University regulations.
- If the timetable permits, a third year student may take a lower or higher level courses, proved that he/she has the prerequisite for the course.
- Students do not repeat an entire year of study unless cumulative grade point average fall below 1.0. They repeat only those courses, which they fail. Students carrying over courses will not be allowed to register more than 48 credits for the session.
- A student will normally, in any academic year, be allowed to register for, and take a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 48 credits. Thus, no students will be credited with more than 48 the above, a graduating students may register for only the number of credits he requires to graduate.
- Students may be examined by continuous assessment which form part of the end course grading, provided that it does not count for more than 30% of the final mark in the course.
IMPORTANT REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE COURSE-UNIT SYSTEM
Students may be examined by continuous assessment which form part of the end course grading, provided that it does not count for more than 30% of the final mark in the course.
Degree Requirements: To be eligible for a Bachelor of Engineering degree in any department in the Faculty, a student must successfully complete the following:
• University Common courses
• Intra- and inter-faculty courses
• Departmental core courses
• Six months supervised industrial training
• Satisfactory completion of an original research project.
ADD AND DROP FORM
The Add and Drop forms are obtainable at the Faculty Office to enable students add to their courses within the approved maximum Units for a semester, and to drop any course within a stipulated time s may be reflected on the University calendar issued at the Engineering of every Semester.
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME
Students are allowed to seek change within and outside the Faculty. The form for this dispensation is obtainable at the Academic Affairs Units of the Registry for a fee and must be completed within a stipulated period of time as may be fixed by the University. Students willing to change programme must satisfy minimum admission requirements of the new programme and must have been duly released by their departments and Faculties before they can be accepted in the new departments.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY
- Punctual and regular attendance at lectures, at tutorial and seminar and practical classes is compulsory.
- A student who has a genuine reason to be absent from any of the activities listed above must first obtain permission from the lecture(s) or personnel in charge.
- Students must consult with their level adviser or such persons that may be knowledgeable about the operation of the course init system for necessary information.
- Students learn how to compute their semester GPA as well as CGPA and accurate records of their academic performance.
- Students should not disturb the peace and order of the Faculty through noise making, operating musical instruments or drumming.
- Handsets must be switched off during lectures, tutorials, seminars practical classes etc.
- Students should shun fighting and any other violent acts.
- Students must treat one another with respect.
- Students should maintain an honest life.
- Students should work hard, recreate and pry.
- Students are advised to dress moderately and decently.