DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
History of the Department
The Philosophy of the Department shall be to achieve the national goals and objectives of industrialization and self reliance, the Engineering education shall be geared towards:
(i) The development of a thorough practice in training
(ii) Early broad – based training in Mechanical Engineering
(iii) Practical application of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Processes.
(iv) Adequate training in human and organizational behaviour
(v) Introduction to entrepreneurial education and training
(vi) Close association of the programme with Mechanical Engineering industries in the country.
The general philosophy therefore shall be to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self employment as well as being of immediate value to allied industries and the immediate community in general.
Aims and Objectives
The general aims and objectives of Mechanical Engineering training shall be in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. Graduates in this field must therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:
Graduates in Mechanical Engineering
(i) To design engineering projects in the field of Mechanical and supervise their construction.
(ii) To design and make components, machines, equipment and systems suitable for applications in Mechanical Engineering.
(iii) To design and develop new products and production techniques for Mechanical and allied industries.
(iv) To install and maintain complex Mechanical engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our immediate environment.
(v) To adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.
(vi) To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
(vii) To be able to manage people, fund, materials and equipment.