Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), established in 1980, is a federal university of technology located in Bauchi, Nigeria. Named after the first Prime Minister of Nigeria, ATBU has been a beacon of academic excellence, particularly in the Engineering Courses. The university’s commitment to practical and applied sciences has been recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC), ensuring its programs meet rigorous academic standards.

    Faculty of Engineering at ATBU

    The Faculty of Engineering at ATBU was established during the 1983/1984 academic session and has since been at the forefront of engineering education in Nigeria. With a total of nine departments offering a range of programs from undergraduate courses to Postgraduate courses, the faculty is dedicated to producing graduates who are not only academically proficient but also equipped with practical experience to meet the challenges of a developing economy.

    List of Engineering Courses in ATBU

    ATBU offers a diverse array of engineering courses across its departments:

    • Department of Civil Engineering
      • B.Eng. Civil Engineering
      • M.Eng. Structural Engineering
      • PhD in Civil Engineering
    • Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
      • B.Eng. Electrical/Electronics
      • M.Eng. Power Systems
      • PhD in Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical/Production Engineering
      • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
      • M.Eng. Thermofluids
      • PhD in Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Agricultural and Bio-Resource Engineering
      • B.Eng. Agricultural Engineering
      • M.Eng. Soil and Water Engineering
      • PhD in Agric and Bio-resource Engineering
    • Department of Chemical Engineering
      • B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
      • M.Eng. Process Engineering
      • PhD in Chemical Engineering
    • Department of Petroleum Engineering
      • B.Eng. Petroleum Engineering
      • M.Eng. Petroleum and Gas Engineering
      • PhD in Petroleum Engineering
    • Department of Automobile Engineering
      • B.Eng. Automobile Engineering
      • M.Eng. Automotive Engineering
      • PhD in Automobile Engineering
    • Department of Computer and Communications Engineering
      • B.Eng. Computer and Communications Engineering
      • M.Eng. Computer Engineering
      • M.Eng. Communications Engineering
      • PhD in Computer and Communications Engineering
    • Department of Mechatronics and Systems Engineering
      • B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering
      • M.Eng. Control Systems
      • PhD in Mechatronics Engineering

    General Admission Requirement for Engineering

    To gain admission into the engineering programs at ATBU, candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Five-year Degree Programme (JME entry Candidates):
      • Five credits in relevant subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at WASC/GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent.
    • Four-year Degree Programme (Direct Entry Candidates):
      • Direct entry into the second year of the program requires WASC/GCE ‘O-level’ requirements plus passes in Mathematics and Physics at GCE ‘A’ level, IJMB or its equivalent.
      • Chemical and petroleum engineering require an A-level pass in Chemistry.

    FAQs about ATBU Engineering Courses

    • Q: What is the duration of engineering programs at ATBU?
      • A: Undergraduate programs typically last five years for JME entry candidates and four years for direct entry candidates.
    • Q: Does ATBU offer part-time engineering programs?
      • A: Currently, ATBU focuses on full-time programs to provide an immersive educational experience.
    • Q: Are there opportunities for industrial training?
      • A: Yes, ATBU integrates practical industrial training as part of its curriculum to prepare students for real-world challenges.

    For more detailed information on specific courses and requirements, prospective students are encouraged to visit ATBU’s official website or contact the admissions office directly.