In the electromechanical age, Electrical Engineering as a discipline was monolithic. The name Department of Electrical Engineering was adopted by Universities offering the programme. Then came the era of microelectronics which broadened the discipline to Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering became the order of the day. The computer age followed and it became fashionable to have a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The new realm now is an Information age and in order to cope effectively with industry’s labour demand, it is imperative to design programmes and curricula to meet this demand. Hence, the new nomenclature of Department of Electrical and Information Engineering; and the programmes offered in this Department.
To empower Covenant University towards achieving her goal of Raising a New Generation of Leaders through the instrumentation of Promoting Mental Productivity in the context of Information Engineering.
To create universally applicable and technologically relevant knowledge in the field of Information Engineering, with the aim of promoting an integrated and universal education with real-life, real-time applicability vis-à-vis, Science, Technology and Human Capacity Building.
The philosophy of the programmes in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering is drawn from Covenant University’s Vision, which is succinctly captioned “Raising a New Generation of Leaders”. Electrical and Information Engineering as the backbone of a knowledge economy is highly dynamic and versatile. Therefore, the Department’s programmes are such as to contribute effectively and sufficiently to the knowledge economy by putting in place curricula that meet these challenges in Computer Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Information and Communications Engineering.
The training is to produce graduates, who are producers rather than mere consumers of the knowledge economy, by being, upon graduation, ready-made functional engineers in industries, research assistants, scholars in academia, or successful entrepreneurs in the Electrical and Information Engineering sectors.
In order to actualize the philosophy of the Department, emphasis will be placed on the following objectives:
- To facilitate a good grasp by students of a broad spectrum of engineering principles.
- To facilitate the acquisition of practical work experience.
- To inculcate entrepreneurial, marketing, and management skills in students.
- To enable students to engage extensively in electrical and information engineering research and development.