There are three admission procedures into the Programme:
UTME matriculation examination: Candidates should posses passes at credit level in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination or GCE O’ level in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject at not more than two sittings. In addition to this, the applicant should meet the necessary UTME cut off point.
Direct entry: For direct entry into 200 level, candidates must have passes in Mathematics and Physics at GCE “A” level or its equivalent. ND with a minimum of upper credit pass and HND with a lower credit pass are eligible for admission. Candidates must also meet the O’ level requirement of five credits. Admission into 300 level is possible for candidates with HND with a minimum of upper credit and the O’ level passes specified above subject to vacancy.
The university operates a remedial Programme that prepares candidates for admission such that candidates must get the UTME cut-off points and also successfully remedy relevant subjects as specified by UTME and as stipulated by the University for Engineering based courses.
DURATION OF COURSE
Candidates admitted at 100 level (UTME) are expected to spend a minimum of FIVE years to graduate, while candidates admitted through Direct Entry will spend a minimum of FOUR or THREE years, as the case may be, to graduate.
MODE OF TRAINING
The Automobile Engineering Department operates a two semesters per session model of training. Courses taken in the semesters are tailored to meet the requirements of the field of Automobile Engineering.
The discipline is also structured to include period of formal studies in the University, Industrial training, planned visits and projects.
The first year for UTME entry students (100 level) is spent in the school of science. This period constitutes the good foundation year in basic sciences and Mathematics for the students.
Students commence professional studies with the Faculty of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the second year. All students of engineering take common courses at 100 and 200 levels.
Automobile Engineering students begin to take courses in Automobile Engineering from 300 level.
Part of the long vacation (two-three months) at 200 and 300 levels are spent on campus for pre-industrial training (SWEP) and in the industry (SIWES I) respectively. The second semester of the 400 level is also spent in the industry (SIWES II).
During the last year of the course, students carry out a designed and constructed work or research project work.
Visits/Excursions to industries are organized periodically.