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Center for Industrial Studies (CIS)

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Brief on the Center for Industrial Studies (CIS)

Introduction

The Centre for Industrial Studies was established alongside the School of Engineering at the inception of the University in 1980.  It consists of four sections namely: Machine Shop, Fitting Shop, Woodwork Shop, Welding and Fabrication Shop as Well as Casting bay for small components.

The Centre provides services to all the programmes and units of the School of Engineering, some programmes of the School of Science, Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Environmental Technology as well as the School of Technology Education of the University.

At the undergraduate level, the Centre provides the training of students in workshop practice which include fabrication and welding, fitting, machining and the general use of mechanical hand tools.  The centre provides training for students for the Students Industrial Works Experience (SIWES).  Limited number of student from various institutions is also accepted for training at the centre on the SIWES/SWEP programmes.

The centre also facilitates students from various departments undertaking their final year projects.  The centre facilitates collaborative research, postgraduate projects within and outside the University.  The centre undertakes design and production of prototype products for various organizations and undertakes manufacture of simple machinery, spare parts, as well as classroom and laboratory equipment. In so doing the centre gives a major contribution to knowledge to the community.

The C.I.S facilitates relevant technological training, equipment appreciation and research support.  The centre develops future professional Engineers, Technologists and Industrial craftsman.