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. Consequent upon the creation of Kogi State in 1991, the Department was moved back to Ilorin in April 1992.

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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