American University of Nigeria has announced six undergraduate programs in Engineering as from the 2019 fall semester.
The Vice President for University Relations, Dr. Abba Tahir, said in a statement on July 24, 2019, the proposed programs received the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), which had conducted a resources verification exercise on the school.
The NUC letter of July 22, signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr. Gidado Bello Kumo, conveyed the Commission’s approval for AUN to commence programs leading to the award of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degrees in Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering; Systems Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, and Electronics Engineering.
Admissions have opened for the first batch of intakes entering in the August/September 2019 (fall semester) window.
The approval followed the acceptance by NUC’s management committee of the resource evaluation reports turned in by a panel of experts which visited AUN in May 2019, and attested to the institution’s preparedness to run fulltime engineering programs.
The AUN President, Dr. Dawn Dekle, described the development as a milestone for AUN. “Our learning community is opening the doors to students who have dreams of becoming engineers -- they will add a significant voice to AUN and we cannot wait to welcome the pioneer class of Engineering students in Fall 2019."
Vice President Tahir affirmed that the new engineering programs would keep the same qualitative and uncompromising academic tradition for which the American University of Nigeria is famous.
He further confirmed that the AUN management and academic leaders were committed to applying to the new Engineering programs the same rigorous academic standards and sound social education which AUN students have received since 2005, and which have given them the competitive edge passing through top global graduate schools or building their own businesses.
The Provost, Professor Muhammad M. Kah, assured that the Engineering programs’ pioneer students would be getting the right education that prepares them for the knowledge economy. “AUN established the first software engineering degree program not only in Nigeria but also in Africa, and today we host the largest pool of interest for young people who are interested in big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the other exciting new disciplines in technology.”
The six new Engineering programs bring AUN majors to 23. The University offers an American-style, technology-intensive liberal arts education from its secure Yola campus. All programs are fully accredited by the NUC.
Other accredited programs include Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, English Language & Literature, Telecommunication & Wireless Technology, Information System, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Economics, Politics & International Studies (formerly International & Comparative Politics), and Communication & Multimedia Design (comprising Advertising, Print Journalism, and Television/Film).