years (1934 -1947) were the years of Yaba Higher College on the same grounds
now occupied by Yaba College of Technology. The moving out to Ibadan of the
Higher College to form University college Ibadan in 1948 saw the use of the
premises vacated becoming Yaba Technical Institute.
Technical Institute then took on a national assignment of training of training
engineering assistant s for various Government Departments in Nigeria.The
courses run at Yaba Technical Institute were then essentially of three types,
which meant technician courses in Building, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
for business oriented courses and printing courses for personnel of government
in various printing trades.
array of courses, the technical courses formed the core of the Institute with
others as periphery. These technical courses were therefore the humble
beginnings of Engineering on the Campus.
those days, there were not more than twenty four (24) students admitted into
each major course, and almost all the staff was British. The students were then
prepared for external examinations of the City and Guilds of London Institute.
in 1963, the Technical Institute again changed name to become Yaba College of
Technology. By this time, all courses had expanded and two Engineering
Departments existed, namely:
2. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
two departments mentioned above had grown into three: Department of Civil
Engineering. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical
further growth occurred occasioned by the beginning of the School System which
saw Yaba College of Technology having five Schools: School of Applied Sciences,
School of Art, Design and Printing Technology, school of Engineering, School of
Environmental Studies and school of Management and Business Studies. Engineer
A. A. Fashina was the first director of the School of Engineering.
School of Engineering is primarily designed to train able manpower as
technicians and technological engineers who are:
To install, commission, operate,
use, maintain, oversee, supervise and manage engineering plants, systems and
supervise various engineering staff.
3. To evolve and modify designs of
plants and projects
4. To engage
in various creative engineering endeavours.
acquire various technical skills and theories relevant to their various
acquire management skills that can orientate them towards various industrial
businesses and other employment climates.
inculcate in them good conduct expected of responsible citizenry.
GROWTH OF THE SCHOOL
yearly admission population of twenty four (24) students in the fifties, the
school now admits not less than five hundred (500) students into its various
courses annually. It could in fact admit much more except for the constraints
of physical space. The following courses are offered in the School of
National Diploma (ND) Courses in
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Metallurgical, Industrial Maintenance,
Marine, Welding and Fabrication and Agric & Bio-Environmental Engineering.
National Diploma (HND) Courses: These are for candidates with National Diploma
and with at least one year relevant industrial experience. Higher National
Diploma courses are available in the following fields: Civil Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering with options in main factory Engineering, Power Plant
Engineering and Electrical/Electronics Engineering with options in either
Electrical Power (i.e. heavy current) and Electronics also called light
current, Industrial Maintenance Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and
ND and HND courses mentioned above have been duly accredited by the National
Board for Technical Education (NBTE). Since the inception of the College, the
various Departments of Engineering have produced distinguished men and women
who have made their marks in Engineering and allied fields. Amongst these are
university professors, senior engineers, distinguished architects, surveyors
and builders as well as soldiers.
achievements of the School are largely based on an elegant mix of theory and
years ahead, projections are as follow:
To start Higher National Diploma
Courses in Marine Engineering, and Instrumentation Engineering. Proposals for
these are being studied by the Academic Programmes Implementation Committee
(APIC) of the College for tidying up of details before being proposed to the
College Government Council for ratification.
To start National Diploma and
licentiate programmes in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. For this, approval
is needed from the College Government Council and clearance not only from NBTE
but from the Ministry of Aviation and the Air Registration Board. Also Chemical
Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering programmes are up-coming.
To start a programme in general
maintenance engineering and high quality engineering fabrication.
This programme is to be in three phases
namely: Machine Welding Maintenance: Machine Maintenance: Electrical, Electronic
and Computer Maintenance. Maintenance Engineering Programme is a technical
assistance programme of the French Government. Its expected advantage is in
high quality fabrication repair and maintenance of various items of equipment.
phase of the Welding Centre programme was scheduled to take off on April 26,
1989. By September 1989, five (5) members of staff of Yaba College of
Technology were trained in French for the various welding processes. Two French
experts were in Nigeria to see to the successful take off. All necessary
equipment are already installed and in full swing and usage. These equipments
include: Metal Inert Gas (MIG) sets, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIGW), and
Plasma cutting sets, etc.
of further education, the school of Engineering also intends to float post HND
programmes and some courses for various cadres of Engineering Personnel. It intends
to help the College to generate revenue by services that its various
workshops/laboratories can offer the nation by means of consultancy services.
Such revenue yielding (commercial) activities will, no doubt, help to put the
equipment to greater practical use, and, in addition, stimulate the primary
assignments for training the students.
School of Engineering is further divided into two
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING
Dean: Engr. W. O. Adedeji
and Electronics Engineering
and Fabrication Engineering
SCHOOL OF CIVIL AND NATURAL
Dean: Engr. (Mrs) Adeyemi A. A.
and Bio-Environmental Engineering
and Petroleum Resources Engineering