Are you looking to study Marine Engineering and are wondering if you will able to study such a technical course within the shores of Nigeria. This article provides you with the answers you need.
Yes, Marine Engineering is offered as a course in some Nigerian higher institutions. Marine Engineering is the discipline of study that entails the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs, and any other marine vessel or machinery, It has to do with the application of all engineering sciences, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science to design, develop, operate and maintain watercraft systems and technology.
Marine Engineering is such a technical course that not all higher institutions are able to offer it, because of the needed equipment and training. Below are the universities that offer the study of Marine Engineering so you come out as a well-trained Marine Engineer, Read on below:
Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
The Rivers State University of Science and Technology is an offshoot of the Rivers State College of Science and Technology. The university was established in October 1980 and located in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The university is the first technological university in Nigeria. The Marine Engineering undergraduate program was designed to graduate experts trained in the fields of shipbuilding and repair, ship power plant and equipment design, ship management, Oil and gas, fishing, etc. Its students are able to acquire sound and extensive knowledge in the theory and practice of Marine Engineering. Currently, Marine Engineering at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology is fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The department has well-equipped laboratories to aid practical learning for all courses. It is also in close affiliation with various organizations in shipbuilding and offshore yard both in Nigeria and abroad, such as the Nigerdock PLC as well as the Institute of Marine Engineers, London. To date, the department has effectively maintained the requirements needed so it can continue to award a sound degree in Marine Engineering. The department prioritizes research culture in its students so they can be prepared to solve problems in whatever field of Marine Engineering that they find themselves.
Niger Delta University
Niger Delta University (NDU) was established in 2000 by the Bayelsa State Government. The institution is located on Wilberforce Island, about 30 kilometers away from Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state. Since its inception, till date, Niger Delta University has been one of the leading universities in the country. The institution provides quality education at an affordable price compared to many of its counterparts. In spite of being a state university, Niger Delta University has a large student population consisting of individuals from different states and cultural backgrounds, thus making the university have a diverse student and staff community. The institution has a department of Marine Engineering under the Faculty of Engineering, designed for the sole purpose of graduating experts in the Marine Engineering field. The school makes sure to provide a conducive environment where its students are able to learn through healthy lecturer-student relationships. Students have access to lecturers to ask questions and clarity areas not clear. The department also provides state-of-the-art laboratories where students can have practical training on the theoretical knowledge already taught in class. Graduates of the Department of Marine Engineering at Niger Delta University graduate to be self-reliant and confident in their own abilities as Marine Engineers. Many of them go on to become experts in various fields of Marine Engineering. The Marine Engineering program at Niger Delta University is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
Akwa Ibom State University
Akwa Ibom State University commenced its academic activities on 1st November 2010. Its department of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture was one of its founding departments under the then Faculty of Oceanography Naval Architecture, now under the faculty of Engineering. Graduates of the department are awarded a Bachelor of Engineering degree. The department was established for the purpose of graduating marine engineers and naval architects well trained in the practices of the profession. At the department, students are taught the designs, construction, management, and maintenance of vessels and equipment so they can operate confidently in all fields of the marine engineering profession. The department of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture at Akwa Ibom State University has close affiliation with many ship construction, repair, and consultancy companies in the country where students are able to gain practical hands-on knowledge of what is being taught in school. Lastly, the department encourages extensive learning in a conducive environment which it provides through state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as a great lecturer- students’ relationship.
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Delta state was established in March 2007 through a Federal Government initiative. The government set out to build a specialized university that focused on producing high-level manpower with the needed expertise for the Oil and Gas sector, both in Nigeria and beyond. The institution was designed to be an international point of reference and so is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for training, research and consultancy services. The department prioritizes research for its students so they can learn extensively and become self-reliant and confident when faced with real-life marine situations. The department has close affiliation with respected maritime, onshore, and offshore industries in Nigeria and abroad so as to provide opportunities and exposure for its students. It is also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for practical training so that its students can apply the knowledge learned in class to real-life situations. The curriculum of the department is revised regularly so that it contains only courses that are relevant on a national and international level. The Federal University of Petroleum Resources aims to build the capacity and efficiency of its students so they can contribute positively to national development.
These are the universities in Nigeria offering a course in Marine Engineering, from where you can start off your career as a Marine Engineer.