Faculty of Engineering

ENGR. PROF (CAPT) DK GARBA (RTD Psc(j), HND, PGD, PGDE, M.Eng, PhD, MNSE, MIICA, MIME, MNimechE, FIMC, MFISON, R.COREN, PMA
Dean, Faculty of Engineering

OVERVIEW

Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) was established as Faculty of Engineering (FE) in 1988 in NDA before it was renamed Faculty of Engineering and Technology in 2019. It commences activities in September 1989 with the 1989/1990 Academic Session comprising of two Departments, namely, Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter the Department of Civil Engineering was also established in 1997.The Faculty later saw the need to move a step further in line with global trend and need for modern type of equipment that operate Semi-Autonomous with minimum human intervention and Autonomous without human interference which are referred to as Mechatronics Systems established in Mechatronic Engineering Department in the year 2000. Since its inception, the Faculty has lived up to its mandate, which is to impart to the Officer Cadets, required knowledge, skills and values in Engineering and Technology, also to mold their character and to use such skills for the benefit of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigerians and world at large. The Faculty in 2007 also started a Postgraduate programme at the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master’s of Engineering (M.Eng) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees levels. The Faculty also started Professional Master’s degrees programmes in all the Departments of the Faculty starting with Mechanical Engineering Department in 2018 and followed by Civil, Electrical Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering Department.

ADMINISTRATION

The Faculty is headed by the Dean of the Faculty who oversees the daily administration of the Faculty. The Departments are headed by Heads of Department, who are directly responsible to the Dean of the Faculty.

MISSION

The mission of Faculty of Engineering and Technology is as follows:

  1. Produce quality military officers with the required skills, character and competence to maintain, develop and produce hardware required for the war effort and advancement of the military and the benefit of Nigerian Society at large.
  2. Identify research project by cadets/PG students and staff of the faculty so as to improve and develop them for patenting and marketing.
  3. To identify areas of common interest with other institutions both military and civilian, also to forge areas for collaboration and furtherance of knowledge frontiers globally.

VISION

To move the Faculty to a high level in discipline, academic excellence, ground breaking research, innovation and productivity.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

The duration of training in NDA is five (5) years. Four years for Academic study and one (1) year for full military training including attachment in relevant Engineering Departments of the military to gain practical experience. The first year of the degree programme is spent in the Faculty of Science while taking few of Faculty of Engineering and Technology courses and the remaining three (3) years are spent in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

DURATION

The entry requirement for admission into NDA undergraduate programmme is 5 credits at O’level including Mathematics and English Language at not more than two sittings. Also a candidate must be medically and physically fit.  In addition, cut-off score for JAMB is 210 points.

Admission for Postgraduate studies is minimum of Second Class Lower Degree or Higher National Diploma with Postgraduate Diploma for Master’s and master’s degree with minimum of 3.5 on the scale of 5.0 for Doctorate degrees.  For Postgraduate Diploma courses the candidate is required to have First Degree with a Third Class or HND with lower credit in relevant discipline.

DEPARTMENTS IN THE FACULTY

The Faculty is made up of four (4) departments as follows:

  1. Dean’s office department of civil engineering department of electrical and electronic engineering department of mechanical engineering department of mechatronics engineering

 

DEAN

The Dean of the Faculty is Engr Prof DK Garba, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and also a Military Engineer. He is responsible to the Academy Provost (AP) and the Academy Registrar on academic and administrative running of the Faculty.  The Dean is supported by the Faculty Officer, Personal Assistants and other admin staff in the running of his office.

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (HOD)

The HODs are the head of the four Departments in the Faculty. The HODs report to the Dean on both the administrative and academic activities of the Departments.  They are supported by both academic and non-academic staff of their respective department.

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Civil Engineering Department was established in 1997 and is headed by Dr Saminu Ahmed an Associate Professor of Water Resources Engineering. He is the member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Registered Member of Council for Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN) also member of other Professional bodies.  The Department runs undergraduate (B.Eng) degree programme and postgraduate courses at Postgraduate Diploma Civil Engineering (PGDCE), Professional Master’s, Master of Engineering (M.Eng), M.Eng Civil, Structures, Geotechnics and Water Resources Engineering.  Also Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in the disciplines. The programmes are fully accredited by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) respectively.

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department was established in 1989 and is headed by Professor Engr SN John a Professor of Computer Systems and Network Engineering. He is the member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Registered Member of Council for Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN)also member of other Professional bodies.  The Department runs undergraduate (B.Eng) degree programme. The Department also runs postgraduate courses at the Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (PGDEE), Professional Master’s, Master Degree (M.Eng), in Electrical Electronics Engineering, Power and Machines and Doctorate degree (PhD) in various disciplines. The programmes are fully accredited by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) respectively.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Mechanical Engineering Department was established in 1989 and headed by Dr Engr SU Mohammed a Doctor of Thermofluid and Energy Engineering.  He is the member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Registered Member of Council for Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN) also member of other Professional bodies.  The Department runs undergraduate (B.Eng) degree programme for cadets.  The Department also runs postgraduate courses at the Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME), Professional Master’s in Production Management (MPM), Master Degree (M.Eng), in Mechanical Engineering in Production Engineering and Thermofliud and Energy Engineering also Doctorate degree (PhD) in Production Engineering and Thermofluid and Energy Engineering. The programmes are fully accredited by the council for the regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) respectively.

MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING

Mechatronic Engineering Department was established in 2020 and headed by Lt Col Dr AS Imam an Associate Professor of Mechatronics and Robotic Engineering.  He is the member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Registered Member of Council for Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN) also member of other Professional bodies.  The Department runs undergraduate (B.Eng) degree programme for cadets.  The Department also runs postgraduate courses at the Postgraduate Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering (PGDMCE), the Department plans to start Master’s Degree (M.Eng) degree in Mechatronic Engineering 2023/2024 Academic Session. The programmes are schedule for resource verification to be carried out soon.

CHRONICLE OF DEANS

The Deans of the Faculty are usually appointment by the Commandant on the advice of the Academic Provost.  From the inception of the Faculty of Engineering in 1988, the following are the staff members who have served as Dean of the Faculty:

S/n Rank Name From To
1. Maj Gen BI Oteri Sep 1988 Sep 1993
2. Lt Col Balogun Sep 93 Feb 95
3. Prof A Salihu Feb 95 Oct 98
4. Lt Col UA Umar Oct 98 Apr 99
5. Sqn Ldr CO Usoh Apr 99 Mar 00
6. WgCdr CL Wamdeo Mar 00 Sep 02
7. Dr AS Daura Oct 02 Sep 04
8. Dr FOP Oriola Oct 04 Sep 08
9. Prof AK Oyinlola Oct 08 Feb 11
10. Dr FOP Oriola Feb 11 Sep 13
11. Assoc Prof OF Agboola Oct 13 Oct 16
12. Dr DA Nyitamen Oct 16 Jun 17
13. Assoc Prof DS Nyitamen Jul 17 Oct 20
14. Prof DS Nyitamen Nov 20 Mar 21
15. Assoc Prof DK Garba Apr 21 May 22
16. Prof DK Garba Jun 22 Till date