Electrical and Information Engineering Students Advised on Engineering Consultancy Practice
The Department of Electrical and Information Engineering held its Town and Gown seminar recently, with the theme, ‘Engineering: its importance and Benefits.’ The presentation which focused on the benefits of engineering practice was delivered by Engr. Remi Adejumo, a consultant Electrical Engineer and the Managing Director, Remak Associates, Abuja. It explored the opportunities available for an Engineering Consulting Practice.
The guest speaker enumerated the different opportunities that students can pursue upon graduation. He also explored the different skills required for venturing into the world of engineering consultancy and self-employment while emphasising the need for students to maintain integrity as success will be short lived if integrity is absent.
Engr. Adejumo explained that Engineering is a profession that opens doors to many careers. It takes responsibility for the safety of people and the environment and offers a rewarding and lucrative practice. He noted that the engineers’ prestige in society rests upon their creativity, innovation, passion, ability to focus and their inquisitive nature when finding solutions to problems.
Moreover, he stated that an engineering based education allows students exposure to various technical subjects and skill sets; helping them develop skills that are transferable to most industries such as problem solving, decision making, innovation, project management, team building and communication. “All these contribute to a rapidly changing technological environment and for many of us in the field, there is constant change, which is appealing,” he concluded.
Present at the occasion were the Head of Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Dr. Francis Idachaba and other members of the Department.