Ekiti State University

History of the Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1985 in response to the perceived need for “functional engineers” in the country towards achieving national goals. The Department was established in 1985 along with Electrical/Electronic Department and Mechanical Engineering Department that took off as Faculty of Engineering under the leadership of Prof. B. D. Ako, (Dean of Science) between 1985-1986 who oversaw the then new Faculty of Engineering for one year. Afterwards Prof. V. A. Williams took over (1986-1988) to set up the three Departments currently in the Faculty. Department of Computer Engineering was established in 2012 following the merger of erstwhile University of Science and Technology, Ifaki-Ekiti and The University of Education, Ikere-Ekiti with University of Ado-Ekiti and the name changed to Ekiti State University.

Since the inception of the department, it has witnessed a tremendous progress under the headship and leadership of the following:

S/N

Name

Period

Position

1

Engr. Dr. S.I.A. Ojo

1988-1990

Coordinator

2

Engr. Dr. S.I.A. Ojo

1990-1991

Ag. Head

3

Engr. Prof. S.I.A. Ojo

1991-1992

Head

4

Engr. O.A. Oni

1992-1993

Coordinator

5

Dr. J. B. Adeyeri

1994-1996

Ag. Head

6

Engr. J.O. Aribisala

1996-1997

Coordinator

7

Engr. Dr. E.A. Okunade

1997-1998

Coordinator

8

Engr. Dr. J.O. Aribisala

1998-2000

Ag. Head

9

Engr. Dr. E.A. Okunade

2000-2001

Coordinator

10

Engr. Dr. E.A. Okunade

2001-2002

Ag. Head

11

Engr. A.T. Oyediran

2002-2004

Coordinator

12

Engr. S.O. Fatuase

2004-2006

Coordinator

13

Engr. J.A. Bamisaye

2006-2008

Coordinator

14

Engr. Dr. E.A. Okunade

2008-Jan. 2010

Ag. Head

15

Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) O.O. Akinkurolere

Feb.2010 –July2010

Coordinator

16

Engr. Prof. J.O. Aribisala

2010 – 2011

Head

17

Engr. Prof. E.A. Okunade

2011 to 2013

Head

18

Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) O.O. Akinkurolere

2013

Ag. Head

19

Engr. Dr. O. A. Oni

2013 to 2015

Ag. Head

20

Engr. Dr. O. M. Ogundipe

2015 to 2017

Ag. Head

21

Engr Dr O.O. Aluko

2017 to 2019

Ag. Head

22

Engr. Dr. O. L. Oke

2019 to 2021

Ag. Head

23

Engr. Dr. O.P. Folorunso

2021 to Date

Ag. Head

Philosophy and Objectives

The department is founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to individuals without hindrance. This is in conformity with the overall philosophy of the University, in that of being basically a “developmental” University. This is because in a developing country, a graduate is likely to face all possible engineering problems, many outside his core specialty. The programme in Civil Engineering is therefore broad based, enabling students train, for example, on the basic principles and methods of electrical and mechanical engineering as well as entrepreneurial training, including accounting and industrial management skills. The emphasis in the first two years of the programme is thus on common basics covering all departments of the Faculty of Engineering and entrepreneurial training.

It also provides instruction and research on planning, design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure. It is designed to produce Engineers with a technical foundation anchored in theory together with the breadth needed to follow diverse career paths required to meet up with challenges in various areas of specialization of Civil Engineering. These may be services in governmental agencies/establishments, the building and construction industry, transportation industry, consulting firms, teaching and research organizations. Our graduates should be capable of being abreast of the global changes in technology in the field of Civil Engineering and allied fields, by pursuing self-improvement programmes.

In totality, the mission of the Department is to produce graduates who shall possess the following qualities:

  1. ability to reason logically
  2. a wide and ordered knowledge in a disciplined area
  3. self-confidence and result-oriented ability
  4. ability to communicate clearly in speech and writing with confidence, numerical and computer literacy
  5. accept moral values such as honesty, humility, truthfulness and high ethical stand in personal and professional life
  6. acceptance of obligations and responsibilities

The Objectives of the programme are to:

  • provide sound academic training coupled with the development of practical skills in the field of Civil Engineering;
  • develop a fundamental and general understanding of Civil Engineering;
  • expose students to the science of Engineering;
  • enable the graduate easily relate to other engineering disciplines and clearly identity his interface with them;
  • impart students with the ability to investigate, analyze and provide solutions to problems arising from engineering processes;
  • equip the graduate for further studies in any desired specialization;
  • enable the graduate work with other colleagues on viable projects, this is to promote effective communication among collaborative engineering graduates;
  • equip the graduate with adequate basic engineering principles that would enable him to cope with the challenges of a developing country like Nigeria;
  • to give undergraduate students firm academic foundation in the basic principles of civil engineering;
  • to introduce them to recent developments in relevant areas of civil engineering
  • to equip them to meet the challenges of professional engineering employment in Nigeria in particular and the world at large;
  • provide solutions to practical engineering problems as requested by the industry to generate new techniques;
  • to encourage the advancement of all branches of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, sex, or political conviction the opportunity of acquiring higher and liberal education
  • encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor;
  • to relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria; and
  • to undertake any other activities appropriate for a university of the highest standard.