School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (SEET)

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) was established in 1988, seven years after the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) came into existence. SEET is the fourth school to be established after the three foundational Schools of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), Earth and Mineral Science (SEMS) and pure and applied Science (SPAS) all of which were established in 1982.

DEPARTMENTS

When SEET was established, only three new departments were created namely Mechanical Engineering (MEE), Civil Engineering (CVE) and Electrical/Electronics Engineering (EEE) while three others were pulled out of two existing school, Agricultural Engineering (AGE) was moved from SAAT to SEET while Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME and Mining Engineering (MNE) were moved from SEMS to SEET. The School as at 1988 had six departments and academic activities commenced officially during 1989/1990 academic session.

SEET maintained the six Departments until the year 2016 when a new Department, Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) was established from MEE Department and also a new Department, Computer Engineering (CPE) was carved out from EEE Department. Also, slight changes of some departments took place in 2015. Agricultural Engineering changed to Agricultural and Environmental Engineering while Civil Engineering changed to Civil and Environmental Engineering to meet the yearnings of society.

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) commenced in September, 2018 as one of the constituent units of the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) having been approved and mandated by NUC in 2017 to organize academic training and offered courses in the specialized fields of Information and Communication Technology leading to the award of Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng. Hons) in Information and Communication Technology.

Before, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering nurtured and mentored the Department. The Department is being empowered by staff from both EEE Department and Computer Engineering Department with Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers, and others. At the onset (2018/2019 session), it took off with fifty four (54) students and coordinated by the Head of Department of EEE.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL

The main philosophy behind establishing SEET is to train Engineering graduates that will be self-reliant and foster industrialization of their immediate environment, create opportunities that will engender development.

STUDENTS POPULATION

The population of students has grown significantly as the quest for University education has soared considerably. From a population of 336 in 1989/90 academic session, students’ enrollment has increased to 3,137 as shown Table I.

Similarly, staff population has increased to meet the minimum requirements for manpower training and development in Engineering and technology. From a population of 32 in 1989/90, staff population has increased to 330 as shown in table 2. The school has had a coordinating Dean and seven substantive Dean since inception in 1989. The names and tenure duration is as presented in Table III.

Table I: Undergraduate Students’ Population in SEET as at 2020/2021 Academic Session.

Level

AGE

CVE

CPE

EEE

IPE

ICT

MEE

MME

MNE

100

96

67

52

70

69

48

68

73

60

200

81

72

62

79

71

38

50

81

75

300

91

96

53

89

77

56

91

74

91

400

106

100

59

58

68

-

95

78

70

500

87

120

70

53

64

-

121

79

100

Sub-Total

461

455

296

349

349

142

304

385

396

Total

3,137

STAFF POPULATION

Table II: Staff Population in SEET as at 2020/2021 Academic Session

DEPARTMENTS

Dean’s Office

AGE

CVE

CPE

EEE

IPE

ICT

MEE

MME

MNE

Academic

1

22

27

20

24

24

20

34

28

21

Technical

1

9

8

12

11

9

12

9

11

6

Administrative

12

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Sub-Total

14

32

36

33

36

34

33

44

39

29

TOTAL

330

PAST AND CURRENT DEANS

Table III: Deans and associated information regarding their tenureship in SEET since inception.

S/N

Names

Dept.

Year(s)

Duration

Remark

1

Prof. Adepoju

(Late)

MME

1988-1994

6years

2 years acting 4 years substantive

2

Prof.O.C. Ademosun

(Retired)

AGE

1994-2000

6 years

2 years acting 4 years substantive

3

Prof. C.O. Adegoke

(Late)

MEE

2000-2005

5 years

1 years acting 4 years substantive

4

Prof.A.S. Ogunlowo

(Late)

AGE

2005-2009

4 years

Substantive

5

Prof. J.O. Borode

MME

2009-2009

3 months

In acting capacity

6

Prof. J.O Afolayan

CVE

2009-2013

4 years

Substantive

7

Prof. M.O. Alatise

AGE

2013-2017

4 years

Substantive

8

Prof.M.A. Akintunde

MEE

2017-2021

4 years

Substantive

9

Prof.P.K. Oke

IPE

2021-Date