Mechanical Engineering Department

From the 1984/85 session, the Mechanical Engineering Department with other departments in the Faculty of Technology started a 4-year degree programme and from the 1990/91 session, the department began a 5-year degree programme which runs till date.The Department also runs Post Graduate Programmes in the areas of Energy and Production. The PG Programmes include Post Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Masters and PhD Degree programmes in Energy Engineering and Production Engineering.

The department in addition, to the sound theoretical background given to the students in the lecture rooms also expose them to extensive relevant laboratory experimentation and exercises. In addition, the students are trained through an 8-week Students Work Experience Programme (SWEP) in Level 200, a three month supervised industrial training SIWES I in Level 300, coupled with a 6-month well organised Student Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES II) during the whole of the second semester period for the Level 400 students.

The lectures received in the classroom are complemented by practical laboratory sessions in Thermodynamics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Applied Mechanics, Machine Tools, Metrology, Manufacturing Processes, Control Engineering, and Fluid Mechanics.

Aim and Objectives

The overall aim of the programme is in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The programme gives the minimum academic standards required to meet these needs and to produce graduates with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy like ours.

Some of the objectives of the programme include producing graduates who will able:
-    To design engineering projects and supervise their construction
-    To design and develop new products and production techniques in industries
-    To install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment.
-    To adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems
-    To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
-    To be able to manage people, funds, materials, and equipment.
-    To improve on indigenous technologies so as to enhance local problem-solving capability.