OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

Postgraduate Programme

There are four different degree available here. They are PGD, MTech, M.Sc., and Phd programme. The four areas of specialization are also available for each programme.

PGD and MTech Programme

The Department has had a very long and useful collaboration with the Ministry of Defence in the training of Nigerian Military Personnel since 1974 when the Nigerian Army Signal Officers started the Diploma Programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. By 1977/78 academic session, other Military Officers (such as from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the Nigerian Army: Armour, Artillery, Engineering and Intelligence) joined the programme. The Nigerian Navy (NN) came on board in 1983. The Diploma programme was upgraded to a B.Sc. Degree programme in 1979. The programme ended in 1999 when the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was upgraded to the degree-awarding institution by which time over 330 officers have been trained. However, the programme was replaced with the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, in 2002.
Subsequent graduates of the Department now occupy positions of authority all over the world. Among them are Professor G.A. Adegboyega, a former Dean of the Faculty of Technology, OAU, Professor Tayo Akinwande, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA); Professor Kofi A. Makinwa (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands); Professor Philip Ogunbona (University of Wollongong, Australia); Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Santa Clara University, USA; Earnest Ndukwe (former Executive Director of the Nigerian Communications Commission); Jide Adeniran (Mirics, UK); Olumide Akinsanmi (a Consultant in the UK); Succeeding General Managers of the National Control Centre, PHCN, Osogbo, from Engr. Steve Okitika (now Olumuyiwa) to the present one, Engr. Ndiagwalukwe, to mention some.

M.Sc. and PhD Programme

Both programmes offer students with an opportunity to help their community, city or even nation. Our postgraduates are expected to be able to design and supervise Engineering projects and constructions, develop new products and techniques as well as maintain Engineering Units. Our programme also offers sufficient depth to enable the promising postgraduates to work in Electronic and Electrical Engineering or related disciplines in Science Engineering.
The first Ph.D awarded by the Department was in January, 1988 to Mr. Oladipo Osasona, who is now a Professor as well was the Head of Department.