History of the Department
Electrical and Electronic Engineering department was established in 1988 to award Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The main aim of establishing the Department is to train Military Officers to have broad principles to develop the expertise and skills that will enable them to design, operate and maintain any electrical/electronic system, be it military or otherwise. Academic activities commenced in the Department in September 1989. The Department also offers Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Engineering (M. Eng).
The Department has 3 laboratories namely; Electronics laboratory, Telecommunications laboratory and Electrical Power & Machines laboratory for the conduct of experimentation and research works at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.After 21 years of its existence as a purely military academy, the Federal Government upgraded the status of the Nigerian Defence Academy to Degree awarding institution in 1985 vide Decree No. 24, Nigerian Defence Academy Decree 1985. In 1988, the NDA Council approved the commencement of the engineering programme with the establishment of the Departments of Electrical &Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. The Departments were to offer courses leading to the award of Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) in their respective areas.
The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering started the Degree programme in September 1989 with 22 pioneer cadets of the 40th Regular Course. The pioneer HOD was Cdr AO Momodu, FSS psc MSc . Since inception, the Department has produced over 350 graduates with 10 finishing with First Class (Honours) Degree.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited the B.Eng (Electrical/Electronic Engineering) programme in 2007 along with other Departments in the Academy. Accordingly the COREN also accredited the Engineering Degree Programme in 2007 in line with Decree No 55 of 1970 and Decree No 27 of 1972 (Amendment).The Department moved to the permanent site in 2008. There are 3 laboratories namely; Electrical/Electronics Laboratory, Telecommunications Laboratory and Electrical Power & Machines Laboratory that are adequately equipped for the conduct of experimentations, workshop practice and research work.