Electrical Engineering

Engr. Dr. H. N. Amadi

Ag. Head of Department

Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, was one of the Departments that were in the School of Engineering of the former College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt established in 1970.

The Department initially handled courses leading to the University Diploma and Higher National Diploma qualifications.

On 6th August, 1980 the Rivers State Government promulgated a law to establish the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and transferred the assets and liabilities of the College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt to the University. The School of Engineering of the College thus became the Faculty of Engineering of the University. In 1984, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria gave full accreditation to the Department.

The Department developed her programmes from the Diploma programmes of the College of Science and Technology. The following persons:  Dr. E. E. Wasilenko, Engr. A.B. Piam and Engr. O.O. Orike, were very instrumental in migrating the Diploma programmes into degree programmes of the Department.

The early Heads of the Department who were involved in developing the Department are:

  • Dr.  E. Wasilenko (1980 – 1985), an Associate Professor of Electric Machines and High Voltage Engineering from Poland.
  • Engr. O. O. Oruye (1985 – 1987).
  • Engr. Dr. D. C. Idoniboyeobu (1987 – 1989).

The headship revolved between Engr. O. O. Oruye and Dr. D. C. Idoniboyeobu until 2003.

  • Engr. Dr. C. O. Ahiakwo (2003 – 2009).
  • Engr. Prof M. J. Ayotamuno (2009 – 2011).
  • Engr. Dr. D. C. Idoniboyeobu (2011 – 2015).
  • Engr. Dr. S. Orike (2015 – 2018)
  • Engr. Dr. S. L. Braide (2018 – 2020)
  • Engr. Prof. D. C. Idoniboyeobu (2020 – 2023)
  • Engr. Dr. H. N. Amadi (2023 – Date)

The Department runs programmes leading to the award of: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), in Electrical Engineering with the options in Power and Electronics; Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical Engineering with the options in Power and Electronics; Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering with the options in Power, Electronics and Communication; and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering with the option in Power.

The undergraduate programme is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and then deepen the students’ grasp of Electrical Engineering. It also introduces them to the techniques and tools of research, develops in them the spirit of enquiry and generally prepares them to face challenges and solve problems in the field of Electrical Engineering.

The first two of the training periods of five years are common to all Departments in the Faculty. They are devoted to advanced studies in basic science and fundamental engineering courses. After the 3rd year, students go into their preferred option – Power or Electronics.

A central activity in Electrical Engineering, features prominently in these years, so also are the necessary tools of Mathematics, Numerical Methods and Computing. Furthermore, an equivalent of one-year industrial work experience (3 months during the long vacation after their 2nd and 3rd years, and 6 months in the second semester of the 4th year), is provided in this period to develop professionalism and adaptability towards industrial life.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Engr. Dr. H. N. AmadiSenior Lecturer/Ag. HODElectrical Power Systemhachimenum.amadi@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Prof. C. O. AhiakwoProfessorElectrical Powerahiakwo.christopher@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Prof. D. C. IdoniboyeobuProfessorElectric Power Transmission & Distributionidoniboyeobu.d@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. S. L. BraideSenior Lecturer Electric Power & Machinessepiribo.braide@ust.edu.ng
Engr. F. M. OdeyemiLecturer IElectronicsfmodeyemi@gmail.com
Engr. R. C. OtiLecturer lElectric Poweroti_robinson@yahoo.com
Engr. Dr. B. I. BakareSenior Lecturer Electronics & Communicationsbakare.bodunrin@ust.edu.ng
Engr. M. B. SigaloLecturer lElectric Powermarvin.sigalo@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. P. ElechiSenior LecturerElectronics & Communicationselechi.promise@ust.edu.ng
Engr. L.T. OsikiboLecturer IElectronicslewis.osikibo@ust.edu.ng
Engr. T.K. BalaLecturer IElectrical Machinestekena.bala@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. E. C. ObuahSenior Lecturer Electrical Machinesemmanuel.obuah@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. A. T. WiriLecturer lCommunicationswiri.abraham@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. S. A. Bruce-AllisonLecturer lStorage Systemssamuel.allison-bruce@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. O. N. IgbogidiLecturer IElectric Power Systemogidisiano@yahoo.com
Mr. S.N. DekueAsst. Lecturer Electric Power System
Engr. K.E.OrieLecturer lElectrical Powereze.orie@ust.edu.ng
Engr. B.A. WokomaLecturer IElectric Powerbiobele.wokoma@ust.edu.ng
Engr. Dr. HorsfallLecturer llElectric Power Systemdanhorsfall16@gmail.com
Engr. E. U. OkowaLecturer llElectronics & Telecommunicationela.okowa@ust.edu.ng
Engr. F.G. WarmateAssistant LecturerElectric Power Systemfwarmate@yahoo.com
Engr. E. O. OjukaLecturer llElectric Power Systemotonye.ojuka@ust.edu.ng
Engr. I. ObianimeLecturer llElectronicszionbeulah@gmail.com
Engr. E. I. WodiLecturer llInformation Technologywodigo16@gmail.com
Mr. T. T. IdahtonyeAsst. LecturerElectric Power Systemidahtonye@gmail.com
Mr. S. JonahGraduate AssistantElectrical Power Systemsokipriala.jonah@ust.edu.ng
Engr. B. DikeLecturer IIInformation Technologydikeblessingdike@gmail.com
Engr. L. DumkhanaSenior Technologist IILaboratory Stafflesuanu.dumkhana@ust.edu.ng
Mr. B. DeesorSenior TechnologistLaboratory Staffbaridakara.deesor@ust.edu.ng
Engr. U. S. OkogbuleTechnologist IILaboratory Staffuzomaokogbule82@gmail.com
Mrs. I. OgondaTechnologist IILaboratory Technologistihunwoogonda@gmail.com
Engr. Mrs. G. N. AhiakwoTechnologist IILaboratory Technologistshoutout2grace@yahoo.com
Mr. S. C. Obi-IjeomaTechnologist IILaboratory Technologistcomaegbu@yahoo.com
Mr. C. B. Amadi Technologist IILaboratory Technologistmmadicollins4008@gmail.com
Engr. Mrs. J. P. Richard Technologist IILaboratory Technologistpaulaotu@yahoo.com
Mr. C. AgbaraTechnologist IILaboratory Technologistcherukeiagbara@gmail.com
Mr. S. AbamTechnologist IILaboratory TechnologistInno4jesus2016@yahoo.com
Engr. F. C. IchenwoTechnologist IILaboratory Technologistichenwof@yahoo.com
Mr. N. UgochukwuTechnologist IILaboratory Technologist nwoko.ugochukwu100@gmail.com
Mr. N. WorduTechnicianLaboratory Technologist
Mr. S. C. ObiajunwaTechnologist IILaboratory Technologistobiajunwasmiles@yahoo.com
Ms. Rebecca K. SamChief Secretarial AssistantAdministrative Staffrebeccasam76@gmail.com
Mrs. P. A. AnuchaHigher Executive OfficerAdministrative Staff


The primary duties and responsibilities of the Department are:

a) To design, develop, and deliver materials using a range of methods.

b) To create course materials, lesson plans, and curricula, research and field work.



c) To collaborate with other academics/institutions to improve teaching methods and expand knowledge.

d) Provide support to students and other departments.

e) Attending and participating in meetings, conferences, and other events in and outside of the Institution.


The Electrical Engineering Department, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, is one of the Departments that make up the Faculty of Engineering. Consequently, the Head of Department is responsible directly to the Dean of Faculty for the day-today running of the Department. A chart of the organizational structure of the Department is as shown below:

The Department has a Board that is responsible for the decision-making process in matters that strictly concern the Department. The Board is made up of only academic staff and it considers academic matters as it affects the students.

To facilitate the activities of the Board, members of staff are allocated specific duties as well, and appointed into several committees. Examples of these include:

  • Examinations and Records Officer (with assistant)
  • Students’ Advisers (for all levels of students)
  • SIWES and SWEP Committee (with the Chairman as Coordinator)
  • Project Committee (with the Chairman as Coordinator)
  • Postgraduate Committee
  • Curriculum Review Committee
  • Welfare/Ceremonial Committee
  • Disciplinary Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Alumni Collaboration Committee.

Membership of these committees is reviewed every session.


Electrical Engineering Department is often referred to as the “eye of the University”. Not only does it illumine the entire university, but it is also strategic in the activities of the university community. The fundamental philosophy of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to apply basic scientific principles to the design, manufacture, maintenance and operation of all forms of electrical devices as well as to the management of the human and material resources necessary for these activities. Courses are therefore offered to impart sound knowledge to students on the art of application of the related principles.

Within the period covered by this report, the Department of Electrical Engineering runs programmes leading to the award of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Electrical Engineering, with options in Power and Electronics;
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical Engineering, with options in Power and Electronics;
  • Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Electrical Engineering, with options in Power, Electronics and Communications;
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering with option in Power.


On successful completion of the programme, a graduate of Electrical engineering shall be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles underlying the operation of Electrical/Electronic Engineering components and systems.
  • Design and construct Electrical/Electronic components, circuits and systems.
  • Install, operate and maintain Electrical/Electronic machines, tools and equipment.
  • Prepare and read/interpret Electrical/Electronic Engineering drawings and technological schemes.
  • Solve Electrical/Electronic Engineering problems by analysis and empirical methods.