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School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Mechatronics Engineering

WELCOME TO Mechatronics Engineering

The idea of Department of Mechatronics Engineering (DOME) at Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna was first conceived in 2010 as one of the Departments in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET). Other departments in the school include: Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering and Chemical Engineering. The DOME officially came into being during the 2014/2015 Academic Session after passing through series of accreditation exercises and visitation panels from the Nigerian Universities Commission and the first set of students into the Department were admitted during the 2015/2016 academic session.

In February 2016, the Department hosted the team of assessors from the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) for the purpose of resource verification. This visitation being a mandatory requirement for the establishment of any Engineering Programme in Nigeria was a success. Consequently, the University got COREN’s approval to commence the Mechatronics Engineering course for a period of two years spanning February 2016 to February 2018..


To harness all available human and material resources to provide high quality Mechatronics Engineering goods and services for the Nigerian community through quality training and research.


To train undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of intelligent/automated mechatronics systems. This will be done with the aim of making the Department one of the leading in both teaching and research in Mechatronics Engineering.

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Engr. Prof Abiodun Musa Aibinu

 Academic and Research of the HOD

Engr. Prof.  Abiodun Musa, AIBINU, is a highly motivated career driven achiever with over Eighteen (18) years working experience in the field of: Mechatronics Engineering; Telecommunication Engineering; Spectrum Management; Industrial Automation; Teaching; Research and Project Development. However, his main areas of research include Digital Image processing (DIP), Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Artificial intelligence and Embedded systems.

He received: National Diploma award from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria; B.Sc degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria; degree from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden and Doctoral degree award from International Islamic University Malaysia, (IIUM), Malaysia. He has been actively involved in teaching and research activities at various universities since the completion of his post-graduate studies. However, prior to that he has worked with: MTN Communication (Nigeria) Limited; GS Telecom (Nigeria) Limited; DCC Satellite and Networks Limited; Oganla Consulting and Investment (OCI) limited; Communications Associates (COMSAC) (Nigeria) Limited just to mention but a few.

Engr. Aibinu has participated and won several awards at various international and national exhibitions and was nominated for 2012 promising researcher award and best teacher award at IIUM Malaysia. He has also won several research grant awards in and outside Nigeria and has authored/co-authored several publications in both local and international journals and conferences.
He is presently, the Head of Department, Mechatronics Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna and the Director, Center for Open Distance and e-Learning (CODeL), Federal University of Technology, Minna. 

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FUT Minna Research Group Went on a 3-Day Industrial Tour within Lagos Metropolis

We introduced ourselves as Advanced Engineering and Innovation  Research Group (AEIRG), a research group domiciled at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering (DOME), Federal University of Technology, Minna. The group, whose membership cuts across students and lecturers of this great citadel of learning, is made up of professionals and researchers from various fields of knowledge related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

As a prominent and an award winning research group with lots of medals and prizes to his accolades, we went on a 3-day tour of IT industry and establishment between 17th and 19th November 2016 within the industrial city of Lagos.

At the dawn of Wednesday 16th November 2016, sixteen members of the group made the team that left Minna for the tour to Lagos. The team was headed by Prof Abiodun Musa Aibinu, a Professor of Mechatronics Engineering and head of the Group.

On our way to Lagos, we paid a courtesy visit to a prestigious institution of learning, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), at Ogbomosho in Oyo State.

While at Lagos, we went to six distinguished organisations namely Susej Nigeria Ltd., Nokia Nigeria, Citiserve Group Nigeria Ltd., Andela Nigeria, Siemens Nigeria and They are all notable establishments whose impacts in the Nigerian market cannot be over-emphasized.

On Thursday, 17th November 2016, we began the tour of industry with a visit to Susej Nigeria Ltd. at Ilasamaja Industrial Estate. Moreover, on the same day, we also visited Nokia Nigeria at Lekki, where we had the opportunity of meeting some of the University alumni. The Nokia family was elated to receive us and as a result they arranged a meeting for us with their top management team the following day.

The tour continued on Friday with a visit to Citiserve Group Nigeria Ltd. at Maryland. After leaving Citiserve, we progressed to Nokia as a fulfilment of the previous day arrangement. In the afternoon, we ended it for the day with a memorable visit to Andela at Yaba.

The tour ended on Saturday with a remarkable visit to Siemens Nigeria at Victoria Island and another noteworthy one to a top ranking payment solution provider,, at Victoria Garden City. The team, thereafter, returned safely back to Minna on Sunday, 20th November 2016.

Prof Aibinu, in his statement released after returning from the trip, expressed his satisfaction with the exercise. “The tour was indeed a successful one. All the organisations were delighted to receive us and consequentially promised a good collaboration with our University in the future. Above all, all the members of the team were very glad and wished to also be part of the subsequent ones,” He said.

 We therefore, call upon the University Management to incorporate such programmes into the school curriculum, and if possible make it mandatory on all the students as parts of their requirements for graduation.