Mechanical Engineering involves the science and art of formulating, designing, developing, manufacturing and controlling components and systems. It involves power producing machines to generate and transform energy into useful purpose, such as fossil and nuclear power plants, propulsion devices, engines, turbines, control mechanisms, transportation facilities (automobile, locomotive, marine, space vehicles, etc), refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, manufacturing machines and systems, material-handing and earth-moving equipment, etc. This field of study requires a basic knowledge of the natural sciences – Mathematics, Physic and Chemistry. Specialization involves selecting a project topic related to the area of specialization and offering additional courses in the area of specialization.
AIM & OBJECTIVES
The programme is aimed at giving a balanced engineering training suitable for employment. On successful completion, the graduate Mechanical Engineer should be able to master the basics of engineering design, analysis and manufacturing.
The programme is generally aimed at producing a graduate Mechanical Engineer who is able to:
(a) Design engineering products and supervise their construction;
(b) Design and make components, machines, equipment and systems;
(c) Design and develop new products and production techniques in industries;
(d) Install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment;
(e) Adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.
Interesting and challenging job opportunities abound in the country. They include the design, development, production and maintenance of plants, machinery and equipment as well as the management of technical systems of men and machines. Mechanical engineers are needed in such industrial sectors as petrochemical, food and beverage processing, pulp, paper and wood processing textiles, power generating, mining and metallurgy, all arms of the military, transportation, materials handing, agricultural mechanization, manufacturing. They are also needed in Polytechnics, Universities, Research Institutes, and in Government.
ii. Direct entry candidates. Direct entry admission is based on a combination of ‘O’ level results with the following qualifications:
a. G.C.E or HSC (‘A’ level two papers in physics, mathematics or chemistry)
b. OND (Upper credit)
c. HND (Upper credit)
Candidates with qualification as (a) and (b) above may be admitted into 200 level and those with the qualifications as in (c) may be admitted into 300 level. All must meet the basic minimum requirement of 5 ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subject as specified in (i) above.
Duration of Examination:
All written examination shall not be less than two hours and not more than three hours duration and shall be given only at the times and places established by Senate or its designated committee.
A student found guilty of examination malpractice shall be liable to appropriate disciplinary action.
A first year student who’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is below 1.00. at the end of the first year of study, earns a period of probation for one academic session.
A student on probation is allowed to register for course level courses provided that:
a. The regulation in respect of student work-load is complied with and
b. The pre-requisite courses for the higher level courses have been passed.
Duration of programme
A student in a four-year degree programme shall normally be expected to complete the programme in eight (8) semesters, but may be allowed to continue for a total of 12 semesters and still qualify for a classified degree, provided he maintains a CGPA of 1.00 and above. However, a student who is unable to complete the programme in 12 semesters may be allowed to continue for an additional 2 semesters but shall only be eligible for a pass degree. For a 5 year programme, a student shall be expected to complete in 10 semesters, but may be allowed to continue for 14 semesters and obtain a classified degree provided he maintains a CGPA of 1.00 and above.
However, a student who is unable to complete the programme in 14 semesters shall only be eligible for a pass degree.