Robotics Engineering involves the use of engineering processes and techniques in the design, production, and application of robots. From the industrial revolution till today, robots have been playing significant roles by helping man to simplify his tasks.
Robots have been in use in factories and are now been used in homes, offices, restaurants, etc. Across the world, quite a number of young people with a keen interest in tech are looking the way of robotics engineering in universities. In Nigeria, this discipline is relatively new to our universities.
So if you’re aspiring to study robotics engineering in Nigeria, you’ll find this article very useful because we’ll be talking about universities in Nigeria that offer this course – if there are any.
Which University Offers Robotics Engineering in Nigeria?
There is no university in Nigeria that offers a stand-alone robotics course, for example, robotics engineering. This is because no university in Nigeria is accredited and fully equipped for such a course. The course that covers robotics engineering, to some extent, in Nigeria is called Mechatronics Engineering.
There are only a few universities in Nigeria that offer Mechatronics Engineering and they are listed below:
- Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD)
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)
- Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
- Bells University of Technology, Ota (BUT)
- Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna (AFIT)
- University of Nigeria (UNN)
- Achievers University, Owo (AC)
- University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)
- Bowen University, Iwo (BU)
- Oyo State Technical University, Ibadan (TECH-U)
- Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST)
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
- Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
- Bauchi State University (offered as Mechatronics and System Engineering)
- Federal University, Otuoke (FUOTUOKE)
Mechatronics Engineering is a broad, interdisciplinary branch of engineering that blends the engineering knowledge of both electrical and mechanical systems, and also includes a combination of robotics, computer, electronics, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.
A mechatronics engineer integrates the principles of mechanics, electronics, and computing to design and generate a simpler, more economical and reliable systems (of which robots are part).
The demand for robotic engineers who are capable of designing, implementing and operating these systems are growing. This is because they are needed in companies that are into automation and in industries where the complexity of projects are carried out with limited resources.
Mechatronics Engineering provides the requisite skill and knowledge in Robotics Engineering since it covers and integrates rapidly developing fields such as robotics, information technology, and digital electronics.
O’Level Requirements to Study Mechatronics Engineering in Nigeria
You must have five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and one other science subject.
UTME Subjects Combination to Study Mechatronics Engineering in Nigeria
The general UTME subject combination are:
- English Language
Direct Entry Requirements to Study Mechatronics Engineering in Nigeria
You must possess “A” Level pass in any two of the following subjects:
Cut off mark for Mechatronics Engineering in Nigeria
The cut off mark set by JAMB to study Mechatronics Engineering in Nigerian universities is 200. But in order increase your prospects of gaining admission to study Mechatronics Engineering in any of the universities listed here, you have to aim for a higher score (let’s say 250) in UTME.
How long is mechatronics engineering in Nigeria?
Mechatronics Engineering is a five-year bachelor’s degree program in the universities where the course is offered in Nigeria.
Polytechnics offering Mechatronics Engineering in Nigeria
Below is the list of accredited polytechnics in Nigeria offering Mechatronics Engineering:
- Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech)
- The Polytechnic Ibadan
- Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana
- Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
- Federal Polytechnic Nekede
- Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic
- Institute of Management and Technology
- Kano State Polytechnic
- Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech)
- Osun State College of Technology
If you’re looking to study Robotics Engineering in Nigeria, we have already made it clear that no university is accredited and fully equipped to offer this course in Nigeria presently.
But then, Mechatronics Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering that covers robotics engineering to some extent. In this article, we have been able to list out the universities (federal, state, and private) that offer Mechatronics Engineering in Nigeria which you can choose from.