Electrical and Electronics Technology

Curriculum and Course Specifications
Electrical and Electronics Technology


The programme is to be titled: National Innovative Diploma (NID) Electrical and Electronics Technology.


The National Innovative Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Technology is designed to reflect a FUNCTIONAL philosophy of education

While seeking to achieve academic excellence and promote the furtherance of knowledge, the NID Electrical and Electronics Technology programme also seeks to aid “….the acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competence, both mental and physical as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of his/her society…”. The programme is therefore committed to the training of Technicians/Technologist who should be capable of carrying out the supervision of operations, design and construction of facilities in automotive industries.

Goal: The progrmame is designed to produce competent technicians for the National Manpower requirement in electrical and electronics Industry. Objectives: 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of electrical and electronic devices.
  2. Connect simple electrical and electronic circuits and construct prototypes. 
  3. Demonstrate the use of electrical and electronic measuring instruments.
  4. Demonstrate the operation of basic logic circuits and construct prototypes. 
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills necessary to construct, test and troubleshoot analogue electronic circuits. 
  6. Exhibit the understanding of converting electronic schematic circuit into printed circuit board (PCB) layout and vice versa using computer aided design (CAD) software. 
  7. Demonstrate the operation of various digital electronic components and construct prototypes. 
  8. Read, interpret and test various functional blocks of radio transmitter and receiver and construct prototypes. 
  9. Demonstrate the skills to program microcontrollers and programmable logic circuits (PLC) to interface with external electrical and electronic device.
  10. Install and troubleshoot computer operating systems and application software packages. 
  11. Carry out checks and test on industrial power sensing devices for motor and resistive loads control. 
  12. Exhibit the understanding of the principles of electrical power generation, transmission, distribution as well as the utilization. 
  13. Exhibit the understanding of the principles and application of electrical machines.


(i) The minimum entry requirement into the programme is five (5) credit passes in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E) or its equivalent i.e. General Certificate of Education (GCE O’Level), West African School Certificate (WASC), National Technical Certificate (NTC), National Vocational Certificate (NVC), Grade II Teachers’ Certificate, etc), at not more than two (2) sittings. 

The subject combination for admission into the programme must include; English Language, Mathematics, Physics and other two subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Statistics, Basic Electronics, Applied Electricity or Basic Electricity, Metal Work, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Welding & Fabrication, Auto-Mechanic and Vehicle Body Building.


The NID Electrical and Electronics Technology programme is terminal and structured to last for a minimum of two academic sessions (4 semesters) on full-time or four academic sessions (8 semesters) on part-time. Each semester consist of 15 weeks, which include 2 weeks for registration and examination.


For the National Innovative Diploma, four (4) lecturers will be needed for a class of 30 students as follows:- 

(i)Two senior lecturers, one of whom should be the Head of department.

(ii). Two lecturers, who should vary from position of Lecturer III to Lecturer I

The academic qualifications plus cognate industrial experience of lecturers should be in the following mix:- 

(i). HND/B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering 

(ii). HND/B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. 

(iii). HND/B.Sc. in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering, 

Note: A candidate with M.Sc/Ph.D in any of the above disciplines with good industrial experience would be an advantage. Each laboratory and workshop should be manned by qualified technologist whose academic qualification should not be below HND in relevant fields. Industrial experience for such staff is mandatory.

(i). General Studies courses 

(ii). Foundation courses 

(iii) Professional courses 

(iv). Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). 

The General Education component shall include courses in English Language, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship etc, and should account for not more than 15% of total contact hours for the programme. 

Foundation courses shall include courses in Economics, Mathematics, Pure Science, Technical Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, Statistics and Probability etc. 

The number of hours will vary with the programme and may account for about 10 – 15% of the total contact hours. 

Professional courses are courses which give the student the theory and practical skills he/she needs to practice his/her field of calling at the technician level. These may account for between 60 – 70% of the contact hours of the programme.

Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) shall be taken during the long vacation following the end of the second semester of the first year. See details of SIWES on paragraph 10.0.



The structure of NID programme consists of four semesters of classroom, laboratory and workshop activities in the institute; and a semester (3 – 4 months) of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

Each semester shall be of 15 weeks duration made up as follows:- 

12 contact weeks of teaching, recitation, practical exercise, quiz, test, etc and 2 weeks of examination and registration. SIWES shall take place at the end of the second semester of the first year.


Final year (NID) students in this programme are expected to carry out a project work. The department should make its own arrangement of schedules for project work. This could be on individual basis or group work. The project should, as much as possible incorporate basic elements of design, drawing and complete fabrication of a marketable item or object that can be put to use. 

Project reports should be well presented and properly supervised.Every department in an institution is encouraged to make its own arrangement of schedules for project work and supervision.


Each programme offered at the NID level shall be accredited by NBTE before the diplomats can be awarded certificate.


Institutions offering accredited programme will award the NID to candidates who successfully completed the programme after passing prescribed course – work examination, diploma project and the supervised industrial work experience. Such candidates should have completed a minimum of between 100 and 120-semester credit units.


The approved grading system is as follows:

PERCENTAGE LEVEL                GRADE                CPA

          80 – 100                                   A                         4.0 

          70 – 79                                   AB                       3.5 

          60 – 69                                    B                         3.0 

          50 – 59                                   BC                       2.5 

          40 – 49                                    C                         2.0 

          30 – 39                                   CD                       1.5 

          20 – 29                                    D                         1.0 

          10 – 19                                    E                          0.5 

            0 – 9                                      F                          0.0

Diplomas shall be awarded based on the following classification:- 

Distinction                                 CPA3.50                       4.00 

Upper Credit                              CPA3.00                       3.49 

Lower Credit                              CPA2.50                       2.99 

Pass                                            CPA2.00                       2.49


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