Electrical and Electronics

A Northern Nigerian leader once said, “The first duty of every University is the search for and the spread of knowledge and the establishment of truths. But it must also serve the needs of the nation”

Thus, the philosophy of the Department is to “impart Electrical and Electronic Engineering knowledge and skills at all levels to men and women of all races without any distinction on the grounds of race, religious or political beliefs in order to serve the needs of the nation and mankind in general”

The objectives of the Department are thus:

· To provide regular and updated programs and courses in all the fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of a standard required and expected of a Department and University of the highest standing.

 

 

· To educate and equip students with the technical knowledge, skills and competencies to analyse, design, develop, test and produce Electrical and Electronics Engineering products and services for the benefit of humanity.

 

 

· To promote research and the advancement of all fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

 

 

· To secure the diffusion of Electrical and Electronic Engineering throughout Nigeria and the world at large.

 

 

1.2 ACTIVITIES

 

 

The activities of the Department are in the broad areas of teaching, research, administration, community development and consultancy.

 

 

1.3 TEACHING

One of the most important functions of the University is that of producing the manpower requirements of the society in which it is established. This Department specifically addresses itself to the development of the technical manpower requirements by the Electrical, Communications, Electronic and other related industries in Nigeria. Courses offered include, but are not limited to Power, Machines, Electronics, Computers, Telecommunications and Control. Each of these courses has its associated laboratory practical, where theories are tested and technical skills are acquired by the students. Tutorials and lectures are also offered.

1.4 RESEARCH

Research is an integral part of the functions of this Department. Besides research undertaken by individuals or group in their respective fields of interest, the Department also plays a great role in giving guidance and directions to the research thesis and projects undertaken by both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The students’ research thesis and projects help not only in bringing forth the research potentials of students, but also in identifying and encouraging prospective students to pursue further studies.

Some of the areas of research undertaken and underway in the Department include:

· Renewable Energy Studies

 

 

· Reliability Assessment of Power Systems

 

 

· Quality of Service

 

 

· Wireless Communications

 

 

· Environmental and climatic effects on GSM, Short and Medium Wave Receptions.

 

 

· Tele-traffic Analysis

 

 

· Embedded Systems

 

 

· Control and Robotics Systems

 

 

· Network Engineering.

 

 

The Department organizes seminars for both staff and postgraduate students. The Department also encourages its staff to attend conferences and workshops, and training courses in other to keep up with developments and current thinking in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

1.5 ADMINISTRATION

The staffs of the Department, each of whom is assigned several portfolios created to produce an effective administration unit, carries out the entire day-to-day running of the department. In addition to this, members of staff also serve in various committees both inside and outside the Department. Another important duty, especially of the academic staff, is serving as academic advisers to students, giving guidance and counselling and general taking interest in the welfare of the students.

1.6 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

From time to time members of staff of the Department called upon to serve on various public organizations where their knowledge will be useful. Members of the Department are always available to serve on issues dealing with electricity generation and telecommunications as well as problems at the local community level such as design, construction and installation of infrastructure.

1.7 CONSULTANCY

Consultancy services are offered to clients both inside and outside the University under the supervision of the UNIJOS CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, the consultancy organ of the university. Some of the services that can be offered include, but not limited to, feasibility studies; diagnosis, repair and servicing of electrical and electronics equipment; design and specification; workshops, laboratory work and much more.

 

1.8.1 CURRICULUM

The B.Eng is a 5-year programme. The student spend the first year in the Faculty of Science of offering courses in the fundamental sciences; the second year is spent as students of the Faculty of Engineering offering a broad full-fledged students of the Department from the third year. However, the second semester of the fourth year is spent acquiring Industrial experience (SIWES). The final year project is carried out in the fifth year.

The present Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) curriculum covers areas of Electrical, Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering for various modern applications. The students have the option of choosing from the Electronics/Communications option, Computer option or the Power option in the final year. The curricula are covered through teaching/lecturing, practical/workshop, project/research and computer training. In addition, there is also a compulsory 6 months Industrial Training Attachment popularly called Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

1.9 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

i) Five 5 )’ Level (SSCE/NECO) passes at Credit level in subject which MUST include English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, having offered English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at UTME and PUTME.

ii) At least 2 A Level passes in Physics and Mathematics or (OND/HND at Upper Credit level in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to (i) are required for Direct Entry Admission.

2.0.1 THE COURSE CREDIT

The course units are organized on the course credit system per semester. A semester lasts for approximately 18 weeks, including the period for registration and examinations provided that no less than 15 weeks are devoted to actual teaching. One credit unit is the equivalent of 15 contact hours of classroom teaching or 30 hours of laboratory work. More of the course units in the Department are 2 credit units meaning 30 hours of lectures in the semester or 2 one-hour periods per week. There are also laboratory courses that are also 2 credit units meaning 45 hours of practical work per semester.

 

At the end of the semester, a final examination is administered and this constitutes 60% of the total score while the remainder of 40% is usually made up by the continuous assessment. The Department has formalized the continuous assessment by assigning a period for it on its academic calendar.

 

2.0.2 CATEGORIES OF COURSES

The courses within the Faculty are categorized as follows:

· Core Courses

 

 

· Cognate Courses

 

 

· General Courses

 

 

· Restricted Electives

 

 

· Unrestricted Electives

 

 

· Prerequisite Courses

 

 

 

Core courses are central to the degree programme in view and are normally offered by the Department offering the degree. They must constitute NOT LESS than 60% of all the course units that the student must offer to meet up with the requirements for graduation.

Cognate Courses are prescribed courses from related fields offered by service Departments, which are essential for understanding and appreciation of the student’s major field. A student must pass all the cognate courses to be eligible for graduation.

Restricted Electives are a set of courses from which a student is made to select one or more as the case might be. These courses may be from within or outside the Department but a student must pass the minimum required number of restricted elective courses to be eligible for graduation.

Unrestricted Electives are courses, normally from outside the Department, which are opted for by the student in accordance with his or her own interest. These courses MUST NOT constitute more than 5% of the total course units required for graduation but a student must pass the minimum required number of unrestricted elective courses to be eligible for graduation.

Prerequisite courses are courses that must be passed before a student can offer a higher level course.

2.1 REGISTRATION

The procedure for registration is as follows:

· Buy an unlimited University of Jos registration access scratch card with payment of school fees at any branch of a designated Bank.

 

 

· Open the University of Jos website using the www.unijos.edu.ng and click on the Online Registration link. When the page opens, enter the pin coded from the scratch card to allow you access to register.

 

 

· Click on New Student or Old Student as the case may be.

 

 

· Follow the on-screen instructions to fill in your student information form, payment details and course registration form.

 

 

· Print a copy of each form filled, which will then be taken to the Departmental Registration Officer for signature and documentation.

 

 

· Make sure you click or Logout to end your online registration session.

 

 

· EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

 

 

Examinations are normally held at the end of each semester. Examinations may take the form of written papers, orals, practical, submission of projects, any combination of these or any other form as may be approved by the Senate of the University. The continuous assessment is normally included in determining the final score of any examination.

· ELIGIBILITY

 

 

In order to be admitted to any examinations, a student must have been registered for the course to be examined and must have fulfilled University requirements for attendance (75%), residency, fees or other matters. At least 75% attendance is required in all classes, tutorials, laboratories, etc. to qualify to site for semester examination. The student must also have fulfilled any Departmental requirements regarding satisfactory completion of any course work, practical, assignments, projects or other matters.

· CONDUCT

 

 

A student shall be at the examination venue at least thirty (30) minutes before the advertised time for the examination. A student is required to supply his own writing and drawing materials, calculator, etc. A student may be admitted up to forty-five (45) minutes after the start of the examination but he shall not be allowed any extra time. A student may be allowed to leave the examination room during the course of an examination provided that.

· No student shall normally be allowed to leave during the first hour or last fifteen minutes of the examination.

 

 

· A student must hand over his script to the Invigilator before leaving if he does not intend to return.

 

 

· A student who leaves the examination room shall not be re-admitted unless throughout the period of his absence, he has been continually under the supervision of an Invigilator or Security personnel.

 

 

A student shall bring his ID card and examination card to each examination and display it in a prominent position on his desk. Each student shall complete an attendance form bearing his name, registration number, booklet number and signature which shall be collected by the Invigilator. During an examination, no student is allowed to talk to any other student, or except as essential, to the Invigilator.

 

No book, printed paper or written document or unauthorized aid may be taken into an examination hall by any student except as may be stated in the rubrics of any examination paper. A student must not, during an examination, directly or indirectly give assistance to any other student or permit any other student to copy from or otherwise use his papers. Similarly, a student must not directly accept assistance from any other student or use any other student’s paper.

 

If any student is suspected or found to be infringing any of the above provisions or in any way cheating or disturbing the conduct of the examination, a report shall be made immediately after the examination to the Faculty Examination Officer and the Dean. The Dean will cause the circumstances to be investigated by the Faculty Examination Regulations and irregularities Committee (ERIC) and reported to the Faculty Board.

 

A student shall write his examination number, not his name, distinctly at the top of every page of the examination booklet or separate sheet. The use of scrap paper is not permitted. All rough work must be done in the answer booklet and neatly crossed out. Except for the printed question paper, a student may not remove or mutilate any paper or other materials supplied from the examination room.

 

The approved scoring and grading system is as shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Approved Scoring and Grading System.

S/N

 

 

%

 

 

LETTER GRADE

 

 

GRADE POINT

 

 

CGPA& CLASS OF DEGREE

 

 

1

 

 

70 – 100

 

 

A

 

 

5

 

 

4.50-5.00 First Class

 

 

2

 

 

60 – 69

 

 

B

 

 

4

 

 

3.50-49 Second Class Upper

 

 

3

 

 

50 – 59

 

 

C

 

 

3

 

 

2.40 – 3.49 Second Class Lower

 

 

4

 

 

40 – 49

 

 

D

 

 

2

 

 

1.50 – 2.39 Third Class

 

 

5

 

 

0 – 39

 

 

F

 

 

0

 

 

<1.00 Fail

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

 

· A student who scores a CGPA< 1.50 for two consecutive semesters is put on Academic Probation.

 

 

· A student who scores a CGPA<1.50 for four consecutive semesters is deemed to be withdrawn on academic grounds.

 

 

Failure in any course shall be recorded as such and can only be redeemed by re-taking the course as a carry-over and passing the examination. However, the initial credit point and the carry-over credit point shall count towards the CGPA. Subject to the conditions for withdrawal and probation as set out, a student may continue to re-take a failed course at the next available opportunity but will not be allowed to register beyond the Faculty allowed maximum credit units.

 

A student is also registered in the next level depending on the credit units earned (TCUE). A student is eligible for 200 Level if he has earned 24 credit units, 300 Level if he has earned up to 48 credit units, 400 Level if he has earned up to 72 credit units and 500 Level if he has earned up to 84 credit units.

 

A student who is admitted to a program in the Faculty without satisfying the general University requirement of a credit pass in English language will have to make up before satisfying the requirements for graduation.

2.3 DEFERMENT

A student is allowed to defer, on a semester basis, his academic programme on any of the following grounds.

· Health/Medical

 

 

· Financial

 

 

· Academic

 

 

· Any other reasons deemed acceptable by the Department.

 

 

It is expected that a student should register first before applying for deferment.

 

NOTE:

· Any student who absents himself from School for a semester or two will be deemed to have forfeited those semesters and beyond that the student will be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the programme.

 

 

 

2.4 DISCIPLINE

The examination regulations bind all students, breach of which carries serious punishments prescribed as follows:

· EXPULSION

 

 

The following offences shall carry the punishment of expulsion:

i) Impersonation at examinations. This may involve the exchange of examination numbers or names on answer scripts or the intentional use of someone else’s examination number (Examinations include Continuous Assessment, Semester Examination, SIWES, etc).

 

 

ii) Introduction of relevant foreign materials and cheat notes into the Examination Hall.

 

 

iii) Exchange of relevant materials in the examination hall which may involve:

 

 

· The exchange of question papers containing relevant jottings and materials, or

 

 

· Collaboration/copying from each other, or

 

 

· Exchange of answer scripts.

 

 

iv) Theft/removal of examination scripts or materials from the examination room.

 

 

v) Mischief by fire to examination scripts or materials.

 

 

vi) Copying from cheat notes.

 

 

vii) Consulting cheat notes outside the examination hall.

 

 

viii) Facilitating/abetting cheating during examination.

 

 

ix) Use of mobile phones (GSM), text messages and/or other such communication or electronic gadgets during examinations.

 

 

x) Life threatening assaults to an invigilator, examination officer or any other constituted authority with evidence.

 

 

xi) Wilful destruction of exhibit (foreign materials or cheat note) in the examination hall on the suspicion or on arrest for committing examination malpractice.

 

 

xii) Solicitation for marks or change of grades from the examiner or examination officer.

 

 

· RUSTICATION

 

 

The following offences shall carry the punishment of rustication for one session:

i) Non-submission or incomplete submission of answer scripts.

 

 

ii) Introduction of non-relevant foreign materials to the examination hall.

 

 

iii) Non-appearance at the Examinations Regulations and Regulation Committee (ERIC) until the accused appears before it.

 

 

iv) If a student refuses to appear after the first year of rustication, it is taken as self-withdrawal.

 

 

v) Introduction of mobile phones (GSM) and or/ other such communication or electronic gadgets to examinations halls.

 

 

vi) Any student that insults to an invigilator, examination officer or any other constituted authority during examination.

 

 

vii) Introduction of fake examination card or identity card in the examination hall.

 

 

· The following offences shall attract a written warning:

 

 

i) Speaking/conversation during examinations

 

 

ii) Writing on question paper

 

 

iii) Unruly behaviour in the examination hall that does not affect the conduct of the examination.

 

 

iv) Failure to write name, registration number, signature on the attendance register.

 

 

2.5 NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

Upon submission of results by the examiners, the Departmental Board of Examiners will sit over the results and then pass it on to the Faculty Board of Examiners for deliberations. The results are then forwarded to the Senate/Governing Council of the University for Formal Approval. However, after the Faculty Board, the results (letter grades, GPA, CGPA) can be released on notice boards, with a proviso Subject to Senate Approval. Transcripts of examination results may only be issued on request to institutions of higher education and to institutional sponsors. Statement of results and certificate of the award of degrees approved by the Senate shall be issued to successful graduates.

NOTE: Any student not satisfied with the grades awarded him can apply to the Academic Secretary for re-marking.

Let us use a hypothetical 100 Level result to explain how results are calculated.

 

First Semester 100 Level Courses

 

 

S/N

 

 

CODE

 

 

GRADES

 

 

POINTS

 

 

CU

 

 

CREDIT POINT (CP)

 

 

1

 

 

MTH 101

 

 

60-B

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

12

 

 

2

 

 

PHY 101 (E)

 

 

70-A

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

15

 

 

3

 

 

PHY 103 (E)

 

 

65-B

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

12

 

 

4

 

 

PHY 107

 

 

67-B

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

5

 

 

CHM 101

 

 

75-A

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

15

 

 

6

 

 

CSC 101

 

 

54-C

 

 

3

 

 

2

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

GST 103

 

 

60-B

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

GST 104

 

 

67-B

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

84

 

 

 

CURRENT:

Total Credit Unit Registered (TCUR = ΣCU = 23

Total Credit Point (TCP) = ΣCP = 84

Grade Point Average = TCP/TCUR = 84/23 = 3.65

NOTE: Total Credit Units Earned (TCUE) = ΣCU of courses passed.

 

Second Semester 100 Level Courses

S/N

 

 

CODE

 

 

GRADES

 

 

POINTS

 

 

CU

 

 

CREDIT POINTS (CP)

 

 

1

 

 

MTH 102

 

 

70-A

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

15

 

 

2

 

 

MTH 103

 

 

72-A

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

15

 

 

3

 

 

PHY 102 (E)

 

 

85-A

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

15

 

 

4

 

 

PHY 108

 

 

67-B

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

5

 

 

CHM 102

 

 

65-B

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

12

 

 

6

 

 

GST 101

 

 

74-A

 

 

5

 

 

4

 

 

20

 

 

7

 

 

GST 102

 

 

64-B

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

12

 

 

8

 

 

CS 102

 

 

60-B

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

109

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT:

 

 

Total Credit Unit Registered (TCUR) = ΣCU = 23

Total Credit Point (TCP) = ΣCP = 109

Grade Point Average = TCP/TCUR = 109/23 = 4.74

CUMULATIVE (at the end of second semester)

Σ Previous TCP + Current TCP

CGPA=______________________________

Σ Previous TCUR + Current TCUR

84+109 193

CGPA = ________ = _________ = 4.20

23 + 23 46