1.0 PREAMBLE

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers Masters in Engineering (M.Eng), M.Phil/Ph.D and Ph.D programmes with options in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Thermo-fluid and Energy Systems and Mechatronics in an intellectually and academically stimulating environment. Our programmes takes pride in the collegial student-faculty relationship it provides and in its preparation of students for successful careers in industry, government and academia.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering started as a full-fledged Department in the 2005/2006 Academic Session with 6 postgraduate students and 6 academic staff (Full time and Adjunct) at commencement in the College of Science and Technology of the University. Since the inception, the department had graduated 16 PGD, 12 M.Eng and 9 PhD students till date. The department had undergone NUC resource verification in 2009 for postgraduate programme and has been providing advanced postgraduate education in the fields of Thermo fluid/Energy system, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a functional Postgraduate Committee comprises of 9 – Professors, 2 – Associate Professors, 4 – Senior Lecturers and 6 – Lecturer I. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a total number of 18 – M.Eng and 9- PhD students and 23 Faculty for Postgraduate programme.

1.1 VISION OF THE PROGRAMME

The vision of the programme is to produce a total graduate empowered with the standards and practice of Mechanical Engineering in the field and beyond who will fit properly into the African Industrial and Manufacturing Sectors. The programme also plan and design, construct, operate and manage, or conduct research and development on engineering systems. These systems include design, fabrication and constructions, buildings services, interpretation of designs, deployment of plans, experimental design and analysis and protection of man and his environment.

1.2 MISSION OF THE PROGRAMME

The mission of the programme is to prepare our students for leadership roles in the mechanical engineering profession by:
i. offering a quality education by fostering a distinctive curriculum and accentuating design and project-based learning;
ii. committing to individual development while emphasizing the values of teamwork in a culturally diverse and multidisciplinary environment; and
iii. encouraging graduate research and nurturing creative solutions to complex engineering problems.
iv. teaching modern Mechanical Engineering using trendy resources viz-a-viz man power, machines and information and communication technology (ICT). The main focus is to harness all available resources to achieve food security through design/development of tropical machines for processing and the development of technology aimed at boosting energy.

1.3 PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The Philosophy of the programme is to nurture post graduates students by leveraging on sound foundational training and skills in mechanical engineering in order to become globally relevant in the industrial and academic domains. The programme is also committed to marry theory with practical effectively and hence produce graduates who will be empowered to strengthen the weak or virtually non-existent manufacturing base of the Africans and change the status of our industries from being “packaging’ to `manufacturing’; Producing highly creative and innovative post graduates that are competent enough to be self-employed in the field of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Thermo-fluid and Energy Systems and Mechatronics and its allied disciplines, or in the least be immediately employable.

1.4 AIM OF THE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

The aim of the programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional career or doctoral studies. This is done through course work providing depth in one area of specialization and breadth in complementary areas. Areas of specialization range from automatic controls, energy systems, design, thermal power plant, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and solid mechanics to Metallurgical engineering.

1.5 OBJECTIVES OF THE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Specifically, the objectives of the postgraduate programmes are to:

  • facilitate post graduates with good grasp of a broad spectrum of engineering principles and acquisition of practical work experience;
  • inculcate entrepreneurial, marketing and management skills in the post graduates and also engage extensively in mechanical engineering research and development;
  • train and produce post graduates who will be alert to the engineering needs of their environment and be very willing and eager to meet these needs and will have the scientific and technical background for successful careers in diverse organizations;
  • train and produce men and women who are equipped with all necessary tools (theoretical, spiritual, physical and intellectual) to design and manufacture machines and components for the benefit of their environment and mankind in general.
  • provide post graduates student with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly changing environment in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge economy;
  • develop manpower that will be motivated and equipped to successfully pursue careers in a wide range of whether in engineering, or in other fields that would foster the attainment of the Vision 20:2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • bring up post graduates of the program that will be leaders, and effective communicators, both in the profession and in the community and will have a professional and ethical approach to their careers with a strong awareness of the social contexts in which they work.

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