Welcome to the Department of Production Engineering, which we are proud to say is the foundation department in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City. The Department is positioned to produce highly resourceful Production (Manufacturing and Industrial) Engineers who have been significant stakeholders in the Manufacturing/Industrial sector of the Nigerian Economy.
Our curriculum which is updated regularly to meet new advances in Engineering and Technology is aimed at training and impacting total education on students as the next generation of Engineers; equipping them with cutting edge knowledge to meet the changing commercial, industrial, manufacturing, technological and moral needs of Nigeria and the world in general. The Department runs undergraduate (B.Eng) and several Postgraduate programmes – such as Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Production Engineering with options in Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering, Master of Science (M.Sc) in Engineering Management and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Production Engineering. The Postgraduate Diploma Production Engineering is designed to train middle level manpower and also serves as feedstock for the M.Eng (Manufacturing) and M.Eng (Industrial). At the apex of our curricula is the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Production Engineering.
The Department’s programme structure, organization and course contents are available in our faculty of Engineering Brochure and the School of Postgraduate Studies prospectus.
Our well groomed staff, comprising Academic, Technologist and Administrative Personnel are highly motivated, dedicated and committed to the students’ learning and welfare. They are highly qualified academically, professionally and are coporate members of various renowned professional bodies such as the Nigerian Institute of Production Engineers (NiProdE), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Nigeria Institute of Industrial Engineers (NIIE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
The Department staff strength is made up of six (6) Professors, four (4) Associate Professors, three (3) Senior Lectures, three (3) Lecturers I, four (4) Lecturers II and one (1) Graduate Assistant. We also have a full complement of highly skilled and qualified Technologist numbering twelve (12), three (3) Technical Staff and seven (7) Administrative staff.
The Department of Production Engineering is fully accredited by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) – the Professional body saddled with the responsibility of monitoring and ensuring standards in the teaching and practice of Engineering in Nigeria. Efforts have been put in place to ensure continuous maintenance of high standards in the teaching and practice of Engineering as required by the statutory appointed professional bodies.
Our highly skilled and qualified graduates are highly sort after by industries and multinationals. Many hold employment in various government establishments and in private sector as captains of industries.
The Department is involved in the training and retraining of its staff by regularly organizing conferences, seminars and workshops for all categories of staff. Staff are equally encouraged to attend conferences, seminars and workshops both locally and international. The Department has forged links with industries and undertakes task for both National and International companies.