Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Akpa, Jackson Gunorubon

The Current Faculty Dean

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering of Rivers State University was initially established as the School of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. It became a full-fledged Faculty with the foundation of the University in 1980.

It had only five Departments at inception namely: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering and Marine Engineering.

The Faculty currently has eight (8) Departments viz: Agricultural & Environmental Engineering, Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The Faculty runs undergraduate programs (B.Tech. Degree) and postgraduate programs: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters (M.Tech.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in these Departments.

The Faculty also has a Center of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering for postgraduate studies (Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters (M.Tech.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Marine Engineering (Power Plant), Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of Specialisation
1. Prof. Jackson G. AkpaDean
Dr. Mercy E. OgbamgbaFaculty Officer
Mr. Thomas MangiboChief Confidential Secretary
Mr. S. OdimaboAccountant
Mr. Gospel Cheetam- WestPrincipal Executive Officer
Miss. Agbo Ozioma LonglifeAdmin. Officer II
Mr. Innocent N. JohnsonHigher Executive Officer
Mr. Rotimi BriggsExecutive Officer
Miss. Sophia N. AgumaAssistant Executive Officer


The Faculty coordinates the activities of the various Departments.


The organogram/organizational structure of the Faculty is


Faculty Officer

Heads of Departments

IT Officer/Finance Officer

Secretarial Staff


Workshop Manager

Technologists/Technical Officers

Technicians/Laboratory Assistants


Technicians/ Laboratory Assistants


To provide high quality Engineering Education and Research with a strong practical content on a sound Engineering Science Base and to equip graduates with global engineering best practices.


To produce engineers with broad-based knowledge and sound skills who can cope with the challenges of the modern world and excel in technical feats.