The Department of
Mining Engineering and Applied Geology of Kwara State Polytechnic was
established in 1975 as one of the two departments of the defunct institute of
Mines and Metallurgy of Kwara State Polytechnic. The Department started off
with only two students enrolled for the Ordinary National Diploma Programme.
The Higher National Diploma Programme in Mining Engineering was introduced in
1980 with an initial student population of eight.
In September 1982
the Department was moved from Ilorin to Okene where it operated for ten years.
In 1986 the National Board for Technical Engineering accredited both the
National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Mining Engineering Programmes
run by the Department.
the creation of Kogi State in 1991, the Department was moved back to Ilorin in
In the same year the name of Department was changed to Department
of Mineral Resources Engineering in line with the new N.B.T.E curriculum being
used at the time. After the curriculum of the programme was reviewed by NBTE in
2013, the name of the Department was again changed to Department Minerals and
Petroleum Resources Engineering Technology.
The Department currently runs the
National Diploma in Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering Technology and
Higher National Diploma in Mining Engineering Technology.
During her 14
years of existence, the Department has trained a large number of high-quality
technical manpower, many of whom occupy key positions in the Nation’s minerals
and extractive industries. Our diplomates are not only in high demand; they are
also highly rated by their employers.
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