Engineering is an age-long profession. There have been engineers in the world for centuries. Engineering is the reason the world is what it is now. Without engineering, science wouldn’t have made such a huge leap and many of humanity’s problems wouldn’t be this solved.
Engineering is a very sought-after professional profession, especially in Nigeria. Most parents want their sons to be doctors, lawyers or engineers. Engineering is always in the mix. Furthermore, engineers are regarded by the society as important beings with enviable skills and resources. Hence there are a lot of young eager minds wanting to become engineers.
Nigeria isn’t short of universities where engineering is learned. Almost all universities in the country has a college or faculty of engineering, which offers a range of courses- electrical electronics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, to mention a few.
When it comes to engineering, the universities listed below stand out tall among the rest. They have the best faculties of engineering in the country.
Federal University of Technology, Minna
The Federal University of Technology, Minna, popularly called FUTMINNA, was founded in 1983. It is one of many universities created by the federal government specifically to breach the country’s technological needs.
FUTMINNA is a designated Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. It also has a core competence in the development of vaccines and drugs.
The university has 8 schools of engineering as well as a school of post graduate studies. It awards graduate and post graduate degrees.
Federal University of Technology, Akure
FUTA was created by the federal government in 1981. It is another university that specializes in producing graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge of technologies in the country.
It was ranked the best university of technology in Nigeria by Webometrics in 2015. The institution has several amenities and facilities which makes learning engineering smooth and less stressful.
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
The federal university of technology in Owerri is another varsity that specializes in awarding technological degrees. It is located in Imo state and is popularly known as FUTO.
The varsity is held in high regard by many and has a high rating, especially in the eastern part of the country. Furthermore the teaching techniques at the university are quite fantastic. There are also workshops where students learn to build stuffs. Recently students of the school built a solar powered three-wheeled vehicle.
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Popularly known as LAUTECH, this university is located in Ogbomosho in Oyo state. It was established by the state government in 1990. It was formerly called the Oyo state University of Technology.
LAUTECH has 6 faculties and a college. For two consecutive seasons – 2003 and 2004, it was rated the best state university in Nigeria by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).
Obafemi Awolowo University
Located in Ile-Ife, Osun state, the Obafemi Awolowo University is a highly ranked university in the country. OAU has a mammoth alumni size, and these people are important parts of the society.
OAU has really exceptional lecturers whose high quality teaching standard stays with their students for the rest of their lives. OAU’s faculty of technology is highly contested. It sees an intake of brilliant young minds and molds them into fantastic human beings.
The school has a great reputation in and outside the country.
University of Ilorin
UNILORIN is an award winning institution. It is one of the best universities in Nigeria and its engineering faculty is top notch.
Located in Kwara, UNILORIN was founded in 1975 and the Faculty of Engineering & Technology wasn’t created until 1978. The school also has lots of facilities and a rich academic atmosphere that aids learning.
University of Lagos
The University of Lagos is located in Akoka, in the commercial hub of the nation. It prides itself on great achievements in the engineering field.
UNILAG gets a huge number of applications from secondary school leavers per year and a large chunk of them apply to study engineering courses. This attests to how fantastic the faculty is. The faculty puts in efforts to support students to ensure that they get the best.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Commonly referred to as UNN, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka was founded in 1955 and was formally opened in October 1960. Since this time, UNN has been producing the best graduates in the engineering field.
University of Benin
UNIBEN is one of the first generation federal universities in the country. It was founded in 1970 and actually started out as an Institute of Technology. Since then it has been making improvements in the area.
In 2006, the federal government established Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTOs) in major innovation-generating institutions nationwide. One was established in UNIBEN a year later. These offices ensure intellectual property administration is integrated in the university system, and is in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The university also has a School of Biomedical Engineering Technology which works in tandem with the school’s medical college.