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SCHOOL OF GROUND ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT STUDIES (SGEMS)
The School of Ground Engineering is one of the 3 schools in AFIT. By design, the school complements the School of Air Engineering by focusing on ground engineering programmes as well as business management programmes. The School is headed by a Dean and comprises 4 departments: Electrical Electronics Engineering Department (EEED), Supply Management Department (SMD), Civil & Environmental Engineering Department (CEED), and General Academic Department (GAD). The departments are overseen by HODs who are responsible to the Dean.
ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
The Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department (EEED) is one of the departments under the School of Ground Engineering and Management Studies. The department is responsible for training in Electrical/Electronics and computer related subjects for officers and airmen of EE trade especially in the NAF. It also conducts computer literacy training for personnel and interested civilian through a computer Appreciation Programme as well as serve as the ICT arm of the Institute. The Electrical Electronics Engineering Department runs the National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Technology (ND EET), Pre-High National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Technology (Pre-HND EET), High National in Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Technology, Telecommunications option (HND EEET). Professional military courses for officers is the Initial Electrical Electronics and Radar Officers Course (IEEROC). The department is also set to run post graduate Diploma in Electronics&Telecommunication Engineering as soon as it secures accreditation for the programme. Other courses run by EEED are while for the men, the department runs Airmen Intermediate Electronics Engineering Course (AIEEC), Airmen Advanced Electronics Course (AAEEC) and Airmen Basic Electronics Engineering Course (ABEEC).
GENERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
The General Studies Department is one of the departments under the School of Ground Engineering and Management Studies. The department runs general knowledge courses across all programmes while providing a broad – based education, designed to sharpen students’ communication skills, their realization of the need for cross–fertilization of ideas and the inter–relatedness of the various disciplines. These general knowledge courses carry credit loads and must be attended to and passed by all students before graduating from the Institution. The Department also conducts the logistics Supervisory Course (LSC) for Senior Non Commissioned officers (SNCO), Logistics Management Course (LMC) for officers and Basic Instructional Technique Course (BITC) for AFIT teaching staff.
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
The Supply Management Department (SMD) is one of the departments under the School of Ground Engineering and Management Studies. It transformed from Supply Management School (SMS) having secured accreditation to run the approved NBTE courses which include National Diploma in Business and Administration Management (ND BAM), Pre-Higher National Diploma Purchasing and Supply (Pre-HND P&S) and Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (HND P&S) in addition to the following courses that were being offered; Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PGD LSCM), Initial Supply Officers Course (ISOC) and Advance Supply Course (ASC). Others include the Intermediate Supply Course (ISC), Bowser Operators Course (BOC) and Basic Airmen Supply Course (BASC). They courses run ranging between 3 months and 2 years. These courses are available for officers, airmen/other ranks/ratings and eligible civilians.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEED) is one of the departments under the School of Ground Engineering and Management Studies (SGEMS). It is organized into 3 sub departments namely:Construction Engineering Department (CED), Air Combat Engineering Department (ACED), Facilities Engineering Department (FED).
The department has the mandate of producing reliable and competent facilities managers as well as highly skilled artisans in all works discipline. Courses are delivered through lectures, tutorials, laboratory and field work. This is in addition to scheduled educational visits to construction sites and operational areas, aimed at consolidating classroom works.
During the course of study, students are expected to attain 3 months compulsory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) within NAF Units as a prerequisite to obtaining a diploma certificate. Upon completion of the program, the graduates are expected to be capable of promptly responding to the challenges of modern operation as well as maintenance of infrastructure both in peace and war situations.The department concurrently conducts the Initial Works Officers’ Course (IWOC) and Works Supervisors’ Course (WSC) for offrs and airmen, as well as ND In Civil Engineering for airmen and Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Technology (PGD CT) for officers. It proposes to commence an MSc program in Construction Technology soon.