FOREWARD

Let me formally welcome and congratulate you on your admission into the department. You should consider this as a rare opportunity considering the number of people who applied to the department.

 

The vision of the department, integrated in the University’s vision, is to be a center of international excellence. In achieving this mandate, the department is committed to developing robust curriculum which is able to address the dynamic nature of the programme, international collaborations, industrial exposure and self-reliance. The curriculum is built on five major areas which include: communications and signal processing, power and machines, electronics, computer and embedded systems, and control. Emphases are placed on practicals and do-it-yourself to ensure effective content delivery.

 

In the area of international collaboration, the department, through the University, is involved in working with some international Universities which include Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where the best students are given the opportunity to complete the last year of their programme at FAMU. The department is also collaborating with professional bodies. Currently, the department hosts the Power and Energy Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Nigeria Chapter). The department is also collaborating with CISCO where students are opportuned to develop professionally. The programme is structured to provide opportunity for personal development and growth for self-reliance.

 

This booklet contains all the rules and regulations governing your conduct in the University, the grading system, examination and course content. Kindly familiarize yourself with this for a pleasant stay. Also be advised that the award of degree is strictly based on both learning and good character throughout your stay.

 

Once again, on behalf of the department, accept my congratulation. Welcome to EEE department.

 

 

Engr. Dr. S. A. Oyetunji

Ag.Head of Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.0        HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT                                                                                3

2.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME TITLE                                                                                     5

3.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME’S PHILOSOPHY                                                                     5

4.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES                                                                         5

5.0        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                     5

6.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME DURATION                                                                            6

7.0        GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                 6

8.0        GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR DEGREE COURSES                               6

            8.1        Definition of Units                                                                                              6

            8.2        Students Work Load                                                                                           7

            8.3        Grading System                                                                                                 7

            8.4        Computation of Results                                                                                      7

            8.5        Final Assessment and Class of Degree                                                               8

            8.6        Probation and Withdrawal from the University                                                      8

            8.7        Dean’s List                                                                                                        9

            8.8        Continuous Assessment                                                                                                9

            8.9        Registration for Course Examination                                                                   9

            8.10      Final Examination                                                                                              9

            8.11      Examination Malpractices                                                                                   9

            8.12      Absence from Examination                                                                                 10

            8.13      Release of Results                                                                                            10

            8.14      Attendance                                                                                                        10

            8.15      Certificate                                                                                                         10

            8.16      Auditing of Courses                                                                                           10

9.0        APPROVED SENATE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION         10

            9.1        General                                                                                                             10

            9.2        Appointment of Examiners                                                                                  11

            9.3        Question Papers                                                                                                11

            9.4        Written Examination                                                                                           11

            9.5        Invigilator Regulations                                                                                        12

            9.6        Examiners Meeting                                                                                            13

            9.7        Instruction to Candidates                                                                                    13

10.0      ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE                                                                                          14

11.0      COURSE OUTLINES – PRIOR TO 2016/2017 ENTRANTS                                             14

12.0      COURSE DESCRIPTION                                                                                             18

13.0      NEW COURSE OUTLINES – FROM 2016/2017 ENTRANTS                                          27

14.0      COURSE DESCRIPTION                                                                                             31

 

 

1.0        HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was established in September, 1988 as one of the constituent units of the then new School of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Since its inception the Department has offered courses leading to the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

At the onset, it took off with fifteen (15) students and some part-time lecturers/staff whose efforts were coordinated by an experienced lecturer seconded from other departments within the School. Since then facilities have grown, so that by the end of the 1992/93 session, the programme has attained full cycling with the graduation of the first set of 17 students. There has been a steady increase in student enrollment since then so that at the 2016/2017 session there are a total of 387 students.

 The University promotes interdisciplinary approach in the delivery of courses. Engineering Mathematics are taught by Mathematical Science Department, Mechanical Engineering Department handles Engineering Drawings and other Mechanical Engineering related courses, while Computer Science department is responsible for some programming courses. The Department has equally benefitted from inputs from the Department of Physics, particularly in the areas that are related.  This has brought significant improvement in the staffing structures with a number of Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers, and others, majority of which are Ph.D holders. The University encourages staff development. Currently, the number of staff are undergoing doctoral programme in various specialization. This is expected to further improve the staff strength as the Department projects into the future.  The Laboratories are manned by instructors and technologists.

The department can boast of laboratories and workshop for effective content delivery. The effort of the management on the development of physical infrastructures is noticeable. With the award of contract for the extension of EEE laboratories, equipment stock has been growing slowly but noticeably. Indeed given the importance of computers in the modern technical economy, the university acquired and put at the disposal of the department no less than 50 full-scale Windows and Unix-based systems. Auxiliary equipment development to enhance relevance through research on embedded systems is being aggressively prosecuted. The ability of the department to perform its primary functions of teaching and research look excellent since there now exists a critical nucleus of manpower coupled with a very vibrant research and training thrust. To compliment the equipment need, the Department adopted simulations alongside practicals.

The Department has been paying attention to post-graduate programme. A significant number of graduands of the programme obtained scholarship for Ph.D programme.  It is worthy to note that the programme has enjoyed international collaboration with some univeristies in the US, South Africa, and the UK. Without a doubt, the Department is gradually evolving into a centre of international excellence. For professional development and towards self reliance, the Department through the University has signed MoU with CISCO academy. This action was informed by the need to give products from the Department comparative advantage in the labour market.

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT SINCE INCEPTION

  1. Dr. J. O. Borode [Coordinator]                                                                            1988-1990
  2. Engr. A.A. Adanri                                                                                               1990-1992
  3. Engr. J.O. Oni                                                                                                   1992-1998
  4. Engr. I.O. Megbowon                                                                                         1998-1999
  5. Engr. J.O. Oni                                                                                                   1999-2002
  6. Dr. V.S.A Adeloye                                                                                             2002-2005
  7. Prof. B.J. Olufeagba                                                                                          2005-2007
  8. Prof. B. L. Igbo                                                                                                  2007-2009
  9. Dr. A.O. Melodi                                                                                                 2009-2013
  10. Dr. E.O. Ogunti                                                                                                 2013-2014
  11. Dr. Y.O. Olasoji                                                                                                 2014-2015
  12. Dr. S.A. Oyetunji                                                                                               2015- Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0        PROGRAMME TITLE

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

DEGREE PROGRAMME OPTION

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (B.Eng. Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

3.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME’S PHILOSOPHY

The undergraduate programme is designed to produce graduates that can be readily absorbed into several areas of the rapidly developing fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Students are exposed to intense programmeof basic and applied courses, experimentation, projects and industrial training. These are designed to enable them satisfy the manpower and skill needs in the public and private sectors of the economy.

 

The programme involves research and training in the following areas: Electric Power Systems and Electric Machines; Communication and Electronics; Computer, Control and Instrumentation Engineering; Robotics and Automation. The thrust is to emphasize aspects of study that are relevant to articulated national development objectives and those that enhance the relevance of institution to the society. At the end of the programme, the products will be suitable for employment in all relevant public and private enterprises.

4.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the programme are to:

(a)       give students basic knowledge in Electrical and Electronics Engineering;

(b)      provide sufficient depth of knowledge to enable promising graduates of the Department pursue postgraduate programmes in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or related disciplines; and

(c)       prepare graduates for employment in the industry (public and private) in the areas of Electric Power Systems and Electric Machines; Communication and Electronics; Computer, Control and Instrumentation Engineering; Robotics and Automation.

5.0        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

These are divided into categories as follows:

(a)         UTME Admission

Admission to 100 level is through the UTME of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board. To be eligible for admission, candidates must possess GCE (OL) or WASSCE or NECO or equivalent with at least five credit passes in subjects which include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject at NOT more than two (2) sittings.

UTME Subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

(b)      Direct Entry Admission

The candidate must possess, in addition to the requirements in “a” above;   

  1.                       I.         National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit Level or equivalent in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from recognized tertiary institutions; and
  2.                     II.         General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics with grade not lower than C grade.

6.0        DEGREE PROGRAMME DURATION

The duration of the B.Eng. degree programme is ten (10) semesters for students admitted to 100 level through UTME and eight (8) semesters for those admitted into 200 level by Direct Entry. Students may take longer than the normal duration to complete the requirements for graduation but will not be allowed to exceed fifteen semesters for candidates admitted through UTME and thirteen semesters for candidates admitted by Direct Entry.

 

7.0        GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for a B.Eng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering of The Federal University of Technology, Akure, a candidate must:

(a)          pass all core and compulsory courses, University and School required courses as well as electives registered for by him/her;

(b)         complete successfully a minimum of 213 Units for candidates admitted by UTME entrance examination and 167 Units for candidates admitted by Direct Entry entrance excluding the SWEP programs.

(c)          complete successfully all prescribed industrial attachments, projects and seminars.

Students admitted by Direct Entry must audit and pass GNS 101, 102, and 103, and MEE 101 and 102. In the event of failure of these courses, they will then offer them formally

 

8.0        GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATION FOR DEGREE COURSES:

8.1        Definition of Units

(a)     The unit of courses shall be by the semester unit being when a class meets one hour every week for one semester or three/four hours every week in the laboratory for one semester or the equivalent in workshop or field work time. The size of course shall, as much as possible, be a maximum of three units and its duration shall be one semester except for projects which may carry more than three units and may last more than one semester.

(b)     A core course is one which must be registered for and passed by a student to get the degree and is counted towards the classification of his/her degree.

(c)     An elective course is either compulsory or optional. A compulsory elective shall be counted towards the classification of a students degree. An optional elective is a course that may be taken by the student and may not be counted towards the classification of his/her degree.

(d)     A University required course is a compulsory course prescribed by the University which must be passed before a student can graduate. It would also count towards the classification of the degree.

(e)     An audited course is one which the student attends without writing an examination in it.

(f)     Pre-requisite course is one in which the student must pass before proceeding to the higher course.

(g)     Co-prerequisite course is one which may be taken in parallel with the course for which it is specified.

 

8.2        Students Work Load

The maximum number of units a student can register for is 24 units per semester. The minimum number of units a student can register for is 15 units per semester.

8.3        Grading System

Table 1 shows the grading system effective from 2013/2014 entrants while table 2 shows the grading system for prior to 2013/2014 Entrants

Table 1: New grading system effective from 2013/2014 Entrants

Mark

Letter Grade

Grade Points

70 – 100

A

5

60 – 69

B

4

50 – 59

C

3

45 – 49

D

2

0 – 44

F

0

 

Table 2: Grading system prior to 2013/2014 Entrants

Mark

Letter Grade

Grade Points

70 - 100

A

5

60 - 69

B

4

50 - 59

C

3

45 - 49

D

2

40 - 44

E

1

0 – 39

F

0

 

 

8.4        Computation of Results

The following terminologies and abbreviations are commonly used in the computation of Grade Point Average (GPA).

(a)       Total Load Units (TLU): This is the total number of course units carried by a student in a particular semester. It is the summation of the load units on all courses carried during the semester. For example, a student who is taking 6 courses of 3 units each has a TLU of 18 for that semester.

(b)      Cumulative Load Units over all the semesters from the beginning to date. A student who is prone to repeating courses will finish (if he does not drop out) with a higher CLU than his non-repeating colleagues, and will most likely require a longer time to complete requirements for the award of a degree.

(c)       Total Credit Points (TCP): This is the sum of the products of course units and rating in each course, for the entire semester, or resist period. For example, consider a student who took 4 courses of 3 units each. Suppose the grades he obtained in the four courses were A, B, C and D respectively. The TCP of this student is obtained as:

(3x5.0) + (3x4.0) + (3x3.0) + (3x2.0) = 15.00 + 12.00 + 9.00 + 6.00 = 42.00.

Cumulative Credit Point (CCP): This is the total credit points (TCP) divided by the total load (TLU). For example, consider the students scores referred to above. His TCP is 42.00 and his TLU is 12. His GPA is, therefore 42/1 = 3.50.

(d)   The highest possible GPA that can be earned is 5.0 and that is when a student has earned a grade of A in every course during the semester. The lowest GPA obtained is 0.0

(e)    Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): This is not the summation of GPAs for all semester. Rather, it is the summation of TCP for all semesters to date, divided by the summation of TLU for the said semesters.

8.5    Final Assessment and Class of Degree

The entrants from 2013/2014, the final assessment and class of degree is as shown in Table 3.

Table 3: Final assessment and class of degree effective from 2013/2014 Entrants

Class

CGPA

First Class

4.50 - 5.00

2nd Class Upper Division

3.50 - 4.49

2nd Class Lower Division

2.40 - 3.49

3rd Class

1.50 - 2.39

 

For the purpose of determining the class of degree, the CGPA shall cover 100 to 500-level courses.

Note: The 2012/2013entrants and prior entrants have a different grading system, final assessment and class of degree as shown in Table 4.

 

Table 4: Final assessment and class of degree prior to 2013/2014 Entrants

Class

CGPA

First Class

4.50 - 5.00

2nd Class Upper Division

3.50 - 4.49

2nd Class Lower Division

2.40 - 3.49

3rd Class

1.50 - 2.39

Pass

1.00 - 1.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the purpose of determining the class of degree, the CGPA shall cover 100 to 500-level courses.

 

8.6        Probation and Withdrawal from the University:

A student whose CGPA falls below 1.0 at the end of first session shall be placed on probation during the following session. If he then fails to achieve a CGPA of at least 1.0 at the end of that session, he shall be required to withdraw from the University. A student will not be placed on probation until the end of the second semester of the first session; thereafter it shall be from semester to semester. A student on probation shall not carry more than the minimum load of 15 units for the semester for which he/she is on probation. a student who is unable to get out of probation at the end of the first semester shall be on extended probation till the end of the first session but a student who is out of probation at the end of the first semester shall be allowed to carry a maximum load unit during the following semester.

Resit Examination

Resit examinations were discontinued after 1990/91 session. All failed courses shall be carried over to the corresponding semester of the following year, or as soon as the student can repeat the courses.

8.7        Deans List

A student who obtains a GPA of 4.5 and above at the end of any session will have his name published on Deans list. Each list is valid for only the one session immediately following the publication of the results and until the publications of the results of the following session.

Duration of Semester

During each semester, 15 weeks (exclusive of the Christmas and Easter vacation and mid-semester breaks) shall normally be reserved for teaching, and two weeks for examinations.

8.8        Continuous Assessment

Assessment of students achievement shall be continuous. The student shall be periodically informed of his/her standing in the course. The final examination for each course shall normally be at the end of the semester in which the course is offered. The course grade will be made up of the students score in the continuous assessment as well as the end of course examination. The continuous assessment shall carry a maximum mark of 40%.

8.9    Registration for course Examination & Procedure for dropping a course

Registration for a course at the beginning of a semester shall automatically mean registration for the course and the examination. No formal registration for examination shall be carried out. However, a student may drop a course, provided he formally applied to do so within five weeks of the commencement of lectures in the course and obtains the approval of his Head of Department.

8.10      Final Examination

Final written examination for a course shall not normally exceed three (3) hour duration and shall be given only at the time and places established for that purpose by Senate or its designated committee.

8.11      Examination Malpractices

A student involved in the University examination malpractices or violates examination regulations, shall be referred to the disciplinary action.

Appeal for Re-Assessment

A student may request, under exceptional circumstances and for good cause, for a review and a re-assessment of the quality of his work in a course during the semester following the publication of the result. When a student makes such a request, he shall pay a re-assessment fee of fifty Naira (N50.00) per course.

 

8.12      Absence from Examination

A student who is absent from a course examination without the permission of the co-coordinator during or at the end of the semester will receive a grade of F. Permission may be granted only on substantial, compassionate or medical grounds as approved by the University Health Services.

Repeat Course Grade

When a student re-registers for and actually repeat a course, and take an examination in the course, he shall be credited with the actual grade score.

8.13      Release of Results

Provisional results of the semester examinations shall be published within 72 hours of the Board of Studies meeting. Final result shall be published only after ratification by the Senate. GPA and CGPA shall not be published or made known to students before the School Board of Studies and Senate, or the committee set up by them for that purpose, or designated officials, have approved results.

8.14      Attendance

In order to qualify for a course examination, a student shall be required to achieve 65% attendance of all the scheduled classes (Lectures and laboratory work) for the course.

8.15      Certificate

The final certificate shall be signed by the vice-Chancellor and the Registrar.

8.16      Auditing of Courses

Students shall be allowed to audit course, provided they are not core or pre-requisite courses, after due permission has been obtained from the school concerned.

The Academic Registrar shall ensure that the script so received shall be checked against the candidates’ attendant sheets or register. The scripts shall then be handed over to the Chief Examiner who shall ensure their delivery to the Examiner for marking. The chief Invigilator shall ensure that the attendants return all unused answer books to the Academic Registrar.

9.0        APPROVED SENATE REGULATIONS GORVERNING THE CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION

9.1        General

(a)    Senate shall have control and general direction of all university examination and shall exercise such power as may be necessary to discharge this function.

(b)   Course examination shall be held at the end of the semester in which the course is given, and any student required to pass the examination in the course shall sit for the examination in the course.

(c)    No re-sit examination shall be allowed, but candidate may repeat the course and the examination.

(d)   The date of all course examination shall be fixed and published in the university calendar and any alteration in the date shall be with the approval of senate.

 

 

9.2        Appointment of Examiners

(a)    Senate shall, on the recommendation of the board of studies, appoint from among the academic staff of the university, a panel of examiners in each course and the panel member shall be called internal examiners. The head of department and at least two other members of the academic staff shall constitute the panel for each course. The head of department shall be designated chief examiner.

(b)   The panel of examiners in each school with the dean as the chairman shall constitute the school board of examiners.

(c)    All schools in the university shall send the final year question paper for the 1st and 2nd semester examination to appoint external examiners for moderation.

 

The hand written marking schemes and the model answers shall be sent to external examiners along with the question papers for vetting.

9.3        Question Papers

(a)    The papers in each course must be within the approved course content for the examination

(b)   Not later than the stipulated time before the date of the examination, the chief examiner shall submit to the dean, manuscript containing the moderated question papers for the examination in his/her subject.

(c)    The draft question which must be on the form supplied by the registrar, shall normally be signed by all examiners concerned and forwarded by the dean to the registrar for his/her office record.

(d)   The dean, in consultation with each examiner, shall reproduce the required question papers, which should be packed in each envelope.

(e)    All examination papers shall be forwarded under sealed cover and addressed to the registrar by name, and not by o0ffice. In the absence of the registrar, he/she shall designate one of hi/her officer to take charge.

(f)    The registrar shall keep the sealed question paper in a fire proved safe, and shall be responsible for all questions or any materials pertaining to the examinations are kept and transmitted to the chief examiners under condition of adequate security.

(g)   The chief invigilator shall collect and sign for his/her question paper from the academic registrar one hour before the commencement of the examination.

9.4        Written Examination

(a)    Candidates must be seated far enough apart from each other. The desk or laboratory benches shall be so arranged as to make It possible for the invigilator to reach each candidate with ease.

(b)   The desk for each examination shall bear the candidates number and this must be written before each examination starts.

(c)    The registrar shall supply, at each examination hall the following materials to the chief invigilator.

         i.            Answer booklets and supplementary answer booklets including drawing paper and graph papers.

       ii.            A list of candidates

      iii.            Strings

     iv.            Attendance register and attendance sheets (to be marked by the invigilator)

       v.            The registrar shall arrange for medical aid to be readily available during the period of examination.

9.5        Invigilator Regulations

(a)    There shall be in each hall, at least, two invigilators. One of the invigilators shall be designated the chief invigilator. There shall be at least one attendant in each hall; due provision being made for male and female candidates where applicable.

(b)   List of invigilators shall be drawn up by the Board of Studies and forwarded to the Registrar who shall allocate invigilators to the various examinations.

(c)    It shall be the duty of the invigilator to exercise constant and vigilant supervision over the candidates, but shall send a report on each case to the Registrar and the Dean within 24 hours after the completion of the paper in which the act of misconduct took place.

(d)   The invigilator shall report at the examination hall at least an hour before the examination is due to start.

(e)    Each of the sealed packets of examination questions must be opened in the presence of the candidates by the Chief invigilator at the time specified for the commencement of the examination in the subjects to which the packets relate.

(f)    While the examination is in progress, no persons other than the invigilators, the Attendants, the Registrar or his staff and the Medical Personnel shall be allowed to enter the hall except that the examiners of each paper may be present during the first and the last 30 minutes of the paper.

(g)   The time appointed for the examination in each paper as indicated on the timetable must be strictly adhered to.

(h)   Immediately after the distribution of each paper, the Chief invigilator shall instruct the candidates to see that they have the paper for which they have entered.

(i)     No candidate may leave the examination hall during the first-half hour of an examination except to go to the toilet or to the first-aid room, and then only provided that an attendant accompanied him/her. Normally, no candidate shall be admitted after the first half-hour of the examination, and no question paper shall be removed before the first half – hour of the examination has elapsed.

(j)     If any candidate should have finished answering n paper before , the time required , the Chief invigilator ay at his own discretion allow the candidate to give up his answer booklets and retire; except that candidate may not normally leave during the first half hour and the last quarter of an hour of an examination.

(k)   Silence must be maintained throughout, both by the invigilators and the candidates.

(l)     Invigilators must alert candidates at least thirty minutes and five minutes before the close of an examination.

(m) After the first half an hour has elapsed, the Chief invigilator shall check the attendance register and sign in duplicate. The signed list shall be considered the final list of the candidates in the examination, and one copy shall be delivered by hand to the Registrar while the other copy shall be enclosed in the envelopes containing the answer scripts.

(n)   At the cl