Nigeria’s first Marine Engineering Centre takes off at Rivers State University



Jethro Ibileke/Niger Delta

The Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture (SPDC JV), has established Nigeria’s first Centre of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers ​State.

The multi-million-naira facility was set up as part of the company’s contribution to top quartile learning and research in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The Centre is stocked with modern hydrodynamic equipment and accessories for post graduate education in related disciplines including Marine Engineering (Power Plant), Naval Architecture as well as Offshore and Subsea Engineering.

Apart from building the capacity of teachers, the Centre of Excellence, will run 18-month Master’s and Diploma programmes.

The academic package covers classroom lecture, practical sessions, term project modules and a six-month internship in the…

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