At the take-off of the College of Science and Technology on the 21st of October 2002, all the academic programmes were grouped into two Departments, namely:
- Department of Computer and Information Technology
- Department of Environmental Sciences
The Department of Computer and Information Technology started with the following Degree Programmes:
- B.Sc Computer Science (4 years)
- B.Sc Management & Information System (4 years)
- B.Eng Computer Engineering (5 years)
- B.Tech Information Technology (5 years)
The 5-year Degree Programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering was introduced in the 2003/2004 academic session. At the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session, more engineering programmes were introduced. These additions necessitated the re–grouping of the Programmes. This re-grouping gave birth to the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering.
The Department of Electrical and Information Engineering offers three Degree Programmes, namely:
- Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Information and Communication Engineering
The duration of each of the Degree Programmes in the Department is five (5) years or ten (10) semesters. Nine (9) semesters of coursework and laboratory practicals are spent in the University. The long vacation of eight (8) weeks between the 200 level and 300 levels is devoted to Students’ Work Experience Programme (SWEP) in the different works and production centres of the University (e.g., Wood mill, batching plant, metal fabrication workshop, bakery, Hebron Water, Dominion Press, CLMT, construction sites, etc.). At the 400 level, students embark on Students Industrial Experience Scheme (SIWES) which involves six months of industrial training, starting immediately after the Alpha Semester. As a result, the first three years, that is 100, 200, 300 levels, are 100% common to the three Programmes.
The vision of the Department is derived from Covenant University’s vision, which is succinctly captioned “Raising a New Generation of Leaders”. Therefore, the Department is raising a new generation of leaders in Electrical and Information Engineering.
The Philosophy of the Department is derived from the departure philosophy of Covenant University. Electrical and Information Engineering as the backbone of a knowledge-based economy, is highly dynamic and versatile. Therefore, the Department’s Programmes aim to contribute effectively to the knowledge-based economy by putting in place curricula that meet these challenges in Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Information and Communication Engineering. The training is to produce graduates, who will be producers rather than mere consumers of knowledge and who, upon graduation, will be functional engineers in industries, research assistants, scholars in the academia, or successful entrepreneurs in the Electrical and Information Engineering sectors.
The Department places emphasis on the following objectives:
- to facilitate a good grasp of a broad spectrum of engineering principles by students;
- 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.